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October 2019

Book and a Movie/“Beautiful Boy”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeshore Cinema, 1118 Washington Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!!

Addiction. A single word that instantaneously causes so many emotions and concerns to instantaneously bubble to the surface. The film, starring Steve Carrell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan—which focuses on the increasingly-strained relationship between a father and son due to the son’s methamphetamine addiction—is actually based on a pair of memoirs: “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction,” by David Sheff, and “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines,” by Nic Sheff. One huge question remains—which version does…

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Close to Home: Family Activity Night/Junior Police Academy

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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“Close to Home”—a companion series to the popular “Great Decisions” foreign policy presentations—is a domestic issues series that explores a range of topics that have the potential to impact the daily lives of people within our community. Having addressed that police officers are regular people like everyone else earlier in October with “Storytime with Manitowoc Police Department,” this companion piece aims to get our comfortable with officers while they’re doing their job. To get this across, we’re playfully having them…

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Be Smart with Your Money with Jeff Kemp

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!!

It doesn’t matter if you’re in your 20s, your 30s, your 40s or even your 50s—if you’re not sure what to do when it comes to saving for your retirement or if you’ve already retired and have some questions, chances are you very well might like to know how to supplement what you already have. Manitowoc Public Library is offering a series of classes with you specifically in mind: Be Smart with Your Money with Jeff Kemp, gathering in the…

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Close to Home: Understanding Organ Donation with Susan Angel Miller

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Close to Home”—a companion series to the popular “Great Decisions” foreign policy presentations—is a domestic issues series that explores a range of topics that have the potential to impact the daily lives of people within our community. One such matter that people find it extremely difficult to openly discuss is organ donation. However, while uncomfortable at first, it’s important to remember that organ donation literally provides the gift of life. Milwaukee-based Susan Angel Miller—a career volunteer who has devoted her…

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Close to Home: It’s OK to Not Be OK, with Jeff Ditzenberger

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Close to Home”—a companion series to the popular “Great Decisions” foreign policy presentations—is a domestic issues series that explores a range of topics that have the potential to impact the daily lives of people within our community. “It’s OK To Not Be OK,” being presented on Monday, October 28 at 69 PM in MPL’s Balkansky Community Room, is the culmination of one person’s story of a battle with mental health challenges. Jeff--who long ago set fire to an abandoned structure…

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Trunk or Treat/ Family Activity Night at Manitowoc Public Library

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Grab your Halloween costume and join us for a safe trick-or-treating event in Manitowoc Public Library’s parking lot! Get treats and check out all the great organizations in Manitowoc. Confirmed organizations include Sunrise Optimists, Manitowoc Police Department, Maritime Metro, Lakeshore Robotics, Lakeshore CAP, United Way of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Friends of Manitowoc Public Library, 4-H Club: Meemee Busy Badgers, Girl Scout Troup 8209, Aurora Health Care, and Manitowoc County Birth to Three. This is one spooktacular event you…

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Be Smart with Your Money with Jeff Kemp

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!!

It doesn’t matter if you’re in your 20s, your 30s, your 40s or even your 50s—if you’re not sure what to do when it comes to saving for your retirement or if you’ve already retired and have some questions, chances are you very well might like to know how to supplement what you already have. Manitowoc Public Library is offering a series of classes with you specifically in mind: Be Smart with Your Money with Jeff Kemp, gathering in the…

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Terror in the Taproom/The Witness Stand @ Courthouse Pub

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Courthouse Pub, 1001 S. 8th St
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!! Food and beverages available for purchase.

An evening of Terrifying Tales and Bloody-Good Microbrew! A ghoulish Halloween installment of MPL’s and Gorehouse—we mean, Courthouse Pub’s—storytelling series, “The Witness Stand.” Seeing as this Witness Stand is taking place on Halloween Eve, we encourage you to show up in costume. CHP's staff will be dressed-up for the occasion, so why not join in! As added incentive, we'll be holding a Costume Contest with a Courthouse Pub gift card going to the winner! But, wait! There's more! The most…

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November 2019

An Evening with Kevin Crawford—The Curious History of Modern Manitowoc

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!!

Kevin Crawford is Manitowoc’s longest consecutive serving mayor, having held that office for a total of twenty years. From 1989 until 2009, Mayor Crawford oversaw tremendous changes to the landscape of the city and gathered innumerable interesting stories. The time has come to publicly share a few of these tales in a casual, virtual fireside chat sort of setting. On consecutive Mondays in November, Mayor Crawford will regale those gathered in the Balkansky Community Room of Manitowoc Public Library with…

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An Evening with Kevin Crawford—The Curious History of Modern Manitowoc

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!!

Kevin Crawford is Manitowoc’s longest consecutive serving mayor, having held that office for a total of twenty years. From 1989 until 2009, Mayor Crawford oversaw tremendous changes to the landscape of the city and gathered innumerable interesting stories. The time has come to publicly share a few of these tales in a casual, virtual fireside chat sort of setting. On consecutive Mondays in November, Mayor Crawford will regale those gathered in the Balkansky Community Room of Manitowoc Public Library with…

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Holy Family Conservatory of Music Holiday Recital at Manitowoc Public Library

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Admission is FREE!!!

Metaphorically speaking, nothing can turn an ember of holiday spirit into a fully-blazing Yule Log than a bit of dulcet holiday music played by talented youngsters. And so, to start the holiday season right, Manitowoc Public Library invites you to attend our first “Holiday Melodies” of the season on Thursday, November 14th, before your “Ho-Ho-Ho!” becomes a “Ho-Ho-NO!” Students from the Holy Family Conservatory of Music will be filling the air of the Balkansky Community Room with beautiful music from…

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Book and a Movie/“Crazy Rich Asians”

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeshore Cinema, 1118 Washington Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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There’s rich and then there’s crazy rich. This contemporary romantic comedy—based on a 2013 global bestseller of the same name by Kevin Kwan—follows a Chinese American NYU economics professor and NYC native as she travels with her boyfriend to Singapore to meet his family only to discover that his family is one of the wealthiest families there. The film also introduced Awkwafina (the talented American actress and rapper that would go on to critical acclaim in “The Farewell”) to a…

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