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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zone: Spring Issue Deadline

    November 19, 2019 - January 10, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the spring issue is January 10, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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  2. Visit with Santa

    November 29, 2019 - December 24, 2019 @ Manhattan Town Center

    See website for specific dates and times!

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  3. Zoofari Tales

    December 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library!

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  4. Breakfast with Santa

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Bring your entire family to the Flint Hills Discovery Center for the annual Breakfast with Santa! There will be food, fun, and a chance to have your picture taken with Santa!

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  5. Kids Kanvas: Frosty

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Each canvas will have the image predrawn in pencil on an 11" x 14" canvas. The instructor will start the children out with basic techniques then walk around and help the children individually while incorporating bits of art history/appreciation. The class will be taught by a K-State graduate with degrees in the visual arts who advocates for art education.
    We'll provide a light snack for the children while they are listening to the story. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their child off.
    Ages 6 - 12. Younger children are welcome, but we prefer an adult stay to assist the child.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  6. The Polar Express

    December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    Children are encouraged to wear PJs! They may also bring a blanket to lay on the floor and watch the movie. Visitors will be greeted at the door by the train conductor who will hand them their golded ticket!
    After the movie a special guest will arrive to see the children and give them their silver bell.
    The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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  7. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: A Long Drive

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity! Over 100 years ago, Kansas started to fill up with covered wagons and travelers from far away. If you moved to a new place, what would you bring with you? Let's pack the wagon and go on an adventure! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  8. Santa's Stopping Here- Widgets Family Fun

    December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widget Family Fun

    We're Welcoming A Very Special Visitor from the North Pole this Year!
    During this very special event you'll be able to meet Santa, write your own Christmas wish list, and you'll receive your very own digital photo with Santa Claus.
    Tickets are $14.99 per child and tickets include a photo with Santa, free wish list, and one Ballocity Wristband.
    Check in as early as 5 PM to get your Christmas wish list ready for Santa. Tickets are limited so purchase yours while supplies lasts!

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  9. Kids Kanvas: The Grinch

    December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Each canvas will have the image predrawn in pencil on an 11" x 14" canvas. The instructor will start the children out with basic techniques then walk around and help the children individually while incorporating bits of art history/appreciation. The class will be taught by a K-State graduate with degrees in the visual arts who advocates for art education.
    We'll provide a light snack for the children while they are listening to the story. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their child off.
    Ages 6 - 12. Younger children are welcome, but we prefer an adult stay to assist the child.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  10. Skate with Santa

    December 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Ice Rink

    You've seen him in his sleigh, now see him on ice! Come out on December 23rd to the Manhattan Ice Rink between 2pm and 4pm to Skate with Santa!

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  11. Family New Year's Eve 2020

    December 31, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Calling all mad scientists! It's the annual family-friendly celebration to ring in the New Year. They've got games, science experiments, music, food and dancing. Kids can play scientist, see live animals and launch rockets! The evening ends with their iconic balloon drop at "kids midnight" (8:30 PM). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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