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Art Exhibits

  1. De Gaulle/Eisenhower: Alliance & Friendship in War and Peace

    September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 2, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

    General de Gaulle and General Eisenhower both belong to the common national heritage of their respective countries. Their work is a source of reflection and inspiration for today’s world. The Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, strive to promote and honor the legacies of the great leaders. Together these institutions collaborated with the Musée de l’Armée (French Army Museum) to present this exhibition. With the generous support of The First Alliance Foundation, the exhibition will contribute to strengthen the bonds between France and the United States.

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  2. CLOSED John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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  3. CLOSED Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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Community Events

  1. $1 Off Admission with Donation to Flint Hills Breadbasket

    November 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    On your next visit to the Zoo, bring a non-perishable food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Mayor's Holiday Food & Fund Drive, and receive $1 off Zoo Admission. $1 off discount must be taken at time of donation. Good through December 31, 2019

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  2. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Sisters of Sound Art Viewing

    December 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Sisters of Sound

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  3. New Year's Eve Party: Axes & BBQ

    December 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Manhatchet

    New Years Eve Axe Throwing! We open our doors at 3pm and will be here hear until 1am! Catered BBQ will be available starting at 6pm. Cost to throw is $25 per person for 1 1/2 hrs with BBQ pork or brisket and all of the sides available starting at 12.50! As always we have soft drinks and now we have our NEW BAR in place with more than 20 beers, ciders and seltzer's to choose from!!!! Free party favors to all participants.
    Please help us out by letting us know how much BBQ to order. Drop us a note on FB or manhatchetks@gmail.com to rsvp your head count. Here is to an AXE-CELLENT 2020!!!

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  4. 2020 New Year's Eve Dinner

    December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 2:00 AM @ Coco Bolos

    Ring in the new year at Coco Bolos featuring a special New Year's Eve menu of #loudfood. Stick around for our Champagne Toast at midnight!

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  5. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Bluestem Bistro Sing Along with Mr. Steve

    December 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bluestem Bistro

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  6. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Sight-Seeing Trolley Rides

    December 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Pickup @ Moro St. & 12th St.

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  7. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Uncorked Inspiration Paint & Sip

    December 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

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  8. Chess Club/Family Game Night

    December 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Tami Borck Storytime Room

    Tuesday night is game night! Meet in the Tami Borck Storytime Room to play board games and chess. K-State Chess Club members and other library volunteers may be available to mentor chess players some weeks.
    Come and go. Suggested for kids, teens and families.

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  9. 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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  10. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Martika Roaring Fire Act

    December 31, 2019, 6:45 PM - 11:00 PM

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  11. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Bluemont Hotel Live Music with Philosophy of Lions

    December 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

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  12. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: DJ Dan New Year's Eve Countdown

    December 31, 2019, 7:15 PM - January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM @ In Front of Rally House

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  13. 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve in Aggieville: Kite's Bar & Grill Teen & Adult Karaoke

    December 31, 2019, 7:15 PM - January 1, 2020, 2:00 AM @ Kite's Bar & Grill

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  14. Finn's New Year's Eve Bash with the Cover-Ups

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    You are cordially invited to help ring in 2020 the Finn's way!!! They will have live music from 9:30-12:30 by the fantastic Cover-Ups, free champagne toast at midnight, great drink specials, giveaways, hats, beads, noise makers, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, confetti, and as always, there is no cover. We hope to see you all here on New Year's Eve.

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  15. Manhattan American Legion New Year's Eve Party

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM @ Pearce-Keller Post No. 17 The American Legion

    Bring in 2020 with music by Denims & Lace at the Manhattan American Legion. Always a terrific night to turn the clock over to some of your favorite dance music. Bring your friends and enjoy beginning a new year together.

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  16. New Year's at MAC

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 12:30 AM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    8:00 - Social Hour - Heavy Hors d'oeuvres & Libations
    9:00 - Cabaret Floor Show
    11:00 - Dancing
    Midnight - Champagne Toast
    Featuring band: Funtabi
    Music - Food - Entertainment - Fun
    Emcee Evan Tuttle!
    Attire: Formal, Runway, Avant-garde, wacky, tacky, that outfit you've never had the occasion to wear it: this is that occasion. Anything goes!
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    Tickets: $30
    Friends of MAC, Students, & Military: $25 (ends Dec. 19)?

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  17. New Year's Eve Roaring 20's Party

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Blue Moose: The Antler Room

    Get ready to usher in they new year with tasty food, drinks and dancing in our private event space, The Antler Room!
    A $25 ticket includes event entrance, 10pm all-you-can-eat taco bar, midnight champagne toast and ball drop! Be sure to dress to impress, we will be playing Roaring 20's and modern music perfect for dancing!
    Appetizers will be available for purchase from 8-10pm. There will also be a cash bar throughout the event.
    To purchase your tickets, please call (785) 370-3010 or visit the restaurant at 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan, KS.

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  18. Roaring 2020 New Year's Eve Party

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:00 AM @ The Wareham Opera House

    Ring in 2020 at the Wareham!!
    Come as a Flapper or come as you are! Dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star!
    Entertainment provided by "The Mikey Needleman Band"
    This Party will have music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and much more! They will blow you away with their song selection, execution and electricity!!
    Cash Bar available.
    8:00 pm Doors Open
    8:30 pm Entertainment Begins
    10:00 pm Hors d'oeuvres
    Champagne Toast at Midnight

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  19. 324 Speakeasy New Year's Eve!

    December 31, 2019, 11:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:00 AM @ 324 Speakeasy

    324 Speakeasy will be hosting a night to ring in the New Year and celebrate the our right to imbibe that was excluded to our friends a hundred years ago!
    We will have snacks, punch, champagne and a proper night of frivolity. We're looking forward to celebrating this New Years with you all!

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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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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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  2. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - January 10, 2020 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    City holiday celebration stretches from Blue Earth Plaza to Downtown Manhattan shops along Poyntz Avenue, even City Park and Aggieville district. Lights ablaze with Blue Earth Plaza Christmas tree and surrounding plaza courtesy of Whoville merchants.

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  3. New Year's Eve with the Pott County Posse

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM @ The Columbian Theatre

    Who’s ready to party with the Posse?! Pott County Posse will be ringing in 20-20 at the historic Columbian Theatre in Wamego on Dec 31.
    Originally formed as the live band for the beloved Columbian classic Hoo Haw, this independent band of locals knows how to have a good time. They will have you tapping your feet all night to classic and contemporary country, classic rock and everything in between. The night kicks off at 8 with social hour, the band starts rockin’ at 9 and will keep playing all night long.
    Join us at The Columbian Theatre for plenty of delicious appetizers catered by 4th & Elm Bar & Grille of Wamego, a midnight toast and plenty of photo opportunities. You won’t want to be anywhere else for New Year’s Eve.

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  4. Little Apple New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2019, 10:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 1:59 AM @ Aggieville Entertainment District

    Celebrate 2020, another new year in Manhappiness, with 5,000-7,000 hearty companions during the 17th Annual Little Apple New Year's Eve festivities.

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