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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (1)
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  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  2. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  3. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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Community Events

  1. Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit

    January 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - February 18, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Geary County Historical Society

    Geary County Historical Society in Junction City is the location among seven Kansas communities to host this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Water/Ways focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water?

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  2. 1968 Film Series; 2001: A Space Odyssey

    February 6, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    In celebration of 50th anniversaries, UFM Community Learning Center and Manhattan Public Library along with North Central Kansas Libraries System have partnered to present a 1968 film series. Join the fun with trivia games, prizes, and public viewings of these iconic films. 1968 Film Series schedule: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Feb. 6); The Love Bug (Feb. 13); The Green Berets (Feb. 20); The Odd Couple (Feb. 27).

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Chess Club

    February 6, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Hosted by K-State Chess Club; evening of chess for all ages.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    February 6, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Program open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Toddler Wiggleworms

    February 6, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active story time for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  3. Homeschool Tuesdays

    February 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    First Tuesday of the month classes allow home-school families chances to participate in the museum’s school field trip program. Tours designed to begin with kindergarten ages and beyond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Beach staff to cancel reservations, for waiting list consideration.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tech Workshop: Drop-In Tech Training

    February 6, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Stop by the Groesbeck Room to get one-on-one help with technology questions and conundrums. Registration not required; feel free to do so if you know you will stop by.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Bring a Date to the Zoo Month

    February 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - February 28, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    During February, love is in the air. Buy one adult admission and get one free; perfect for a date with your little lovebird!

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  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at K-State

    February 6, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Best-selling author, motivational speaker and six-time NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visits campus for this special lecture hosted collaboratively by the Black Student Union, Student Governing Association, Union Program Council and K-State Athletics. This special event features an interview/Q&A format. Abdul-Jabbar can be expected to address topics to include social justice, sports and his personal testimony. This is the keynote address for 2018 Black History Month Celebration.

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