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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  4. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  7. 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. 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. Community Recreation Center at Douglass Park discussion plans

    February 13, 2018, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan City Hall

    Proposal for $3.4 million facility at 10th Street and Fort Riley Boulevard at Douglass Park would house basketball court and indoor walking track among more amenities. The city has been approved for guaranteed loan to fund construction, and debt service payments made with part of the city's annual community development block grant allocation.

    The community in coordination with an advisory panel will select a final design concept. Formal concepts presentation presented at the city commission work session after the open house.

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  3. 1968 Film Series: The Love Bug

    February 13, 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 Love Bug (Feb. 13); The Green Berets (Feb. 20); The Odd Couple (Feb. 27).

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Chess Club

    February 13, 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 13, 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 Velveteers with Headlight Rivals

    February 13, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Aggressive punk sound mixed in with grungy wisdom from the Velveteers.

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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 13, 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. Tech Training: Internet Basics

    February 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Come learn what the internet is as well as how to access and navigate it in this basic internet class. Registration required.

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  2. Adulting 101: Buying vs. Renting a Home

    February 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    To adult is to act like a grown-up, even if you don’t feel like one. In this series you will learn the basics of everyday stuff that school doesn’t always cover. Registration required.

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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. Beer and Fruit Pairing

    February 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Company

    Taste some of the best fruit-influenced beers and sample the same fruits that gave the beers their unique flavors! Led by Craft Beer Specialist Eric Zwygart from Crown Beverage; beers featured from Founders, Boulevard, Dogfish Head, Ballast Point and more.

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