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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (1)
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  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Getting Hooked: Rugs by Cecilia Evans Clement

    November 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Cecilia Evans Clement began hooking rugs in 1985 and for the next 30 years developed her craft. “Turning into a ‘hooker’ about the age of 60 has been one of the most gratifying things I have ever done,” Clement says.

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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. Commerce Bank Presidential Awards for Diversity

    January 23, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Larry Moeder, associate vice president for student life and executive director of admissions and student financial assistance; and Chelsea Turner, junior in American ethnic studies, will be honored for promoting diversity at Kansas State University.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Chess Club

    January 23, 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

    January 23, 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

    January 23, 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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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. 18th Annual CBA Diversity Lecture

    January 23, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM @ K-State College of Business Auditorium

    Natacha Buchanan is a senior adviser of inclusion and diversity at Phillips 66, and 2002 graduate of Kansas State University (accounting).

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  2. Tech Training: Computer Basics

    January 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    From hardware to software, learn the basic terminology and components that make up a computer.

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Special Events

  1. 4 Hands Brewing Company Tasting

    January 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Company

    Taste new brews from 4 Hands Brewing Company of St. Louis, Mo. Tasting led by Crown Beverage craft beer specialist Eric Zygart.

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