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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
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  8. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
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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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  4. Living Democracy in Print

    February 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - March 9, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    K-State Prairie Fire Printmakers created screen-printed posters to address issues of democracy, freedom, diversity and unity relevant to the Living Democracy Project. This exhibit aims to promote dialogue among K-State students and serves as a setting for events hosted throughout the week.

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  5. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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Community Events

  1. Living Democracy

    February 16, 2018 - February 25, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Week-long series of discussions, performances and other programs conceived by K-State students. The latest iteration of Los Angeles-based artist Linda Pollack’s ongoing effort to help communities explore the benefits and responsibilities of living in an open, democratic society.

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  2. 1968 Film Series: The Green Berets

    February 20, 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: The Green Berets (Feb. 20); The Odd Couple (Feb. 27).

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Chess Club

    February 20, 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 20, 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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. The Prairie Ascendant, performed by K-State Orchestra

    February 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    The Prairie Ascendant was composed by Laurel Littrell, professor at K-State Libraries, as part of the Prairie Studies Initiative. The work depicts the prairie throughout time, accompanied by images that illuminate the art, science and events of the prairie. The Cross-Disciplinary Art-Science Workshop in July 2016, sponsored by the Beach Museum and the Konza Prairie, provided transformative inspiration.

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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 20, 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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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's basketball: West Virginia vs. K-State

    February 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Mountaineers have dominated the series since joining the Big 12, winning eight of 11 overall though K-State has won two of last three including last season's meeting in Bramlage, 86-71.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. "The Right to Vote Under the Constitution": A Conversation with Micah Kubic

    February 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Discussion facilitator Micah Kubic leads this forum about American elections voter fraud and suppression, and foreign influences over U.S. elections.

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  2. Tech Workshop: Drop-In Tech Training

    February 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Stop by the Groesbeck Room to get one-on-one help with your technology questions and conundrums. Registration is not required but feel free to do so if you know you will be stopping 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. Whiskey 101: Food and Whiskey Pairing

    February 20, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bourbon & Baker

    Exciting collaboration between Bourbon & Baker's bar and culinary team; featured by Basil Hayden Dark Rye, Bourbon & Baker Jim Beam Single Barrel, Tin Cup 10 year and Wathen's Barrel Proof. Each whiskey either new or limited release, paired with a unique small plate created by Sous Chef Zach Filbert and Pastry Chef Kirsten Spear. Booze portion of the tasting led by Adam Clary, knowledgeable and talented craft spirits development manager at Standard Beverage.

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