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Putting Fun Into Kids' Health & Fitness
06/30/2019
This new mini bootcamp will have kids ages 10 to 15 jumping, dancing, talking and laughing so much that they won't even realize they are getting fit.
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Astronaut Nicole Stott posing in front of her first major piece of art (The Wave, 2015)
Manatee Libraries’ Summer Youth Program Guide is Here
05/28/2019
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, our Youth Librarians have planned a wide range of space-related programs—and beyond—to make summer reading and learning a blast!
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Hawaiian singer Eddie Chung will perform at 3 libraries this month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
04/30/2019
Celebrate with music and art, including Hawaiian music performances by Eddie Chung at three of our libraries.
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Old Manatee Walking Tours App Launches April 26 With Public Party
Old Manatee Walking Tours App Launches April 26
04/15/2019
Join Manatee Libraries and several community partners at Manatee Village Historical Park for a launch party
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Celebrate National Library Week, April 7 to 13
03/29/2019
National Library Week opens with Recycled Dreams Fashion Show and provides happy ending through Storytelling Festival
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Annual Veterans Benefit Information Sessions to be Held in April
03/18/2019
Topics will include disability compensation; low-income and long-term pensions, including the new Qualification Guidelines; burial benefits and local healthcare.
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Are you an aspiring writer?
03/04/2019
Explore how to research, shop and understand the ins-and-outs of the literary marketplace
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Delphi, Oracle of Apollo
Greece: Downtown Voyagers' Next Stop
02/15/2019
The planned trip, September 12 to 19, includes a Classical tour of Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka, via scenic coastal roads.
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Marvelous Manatee Exhibit
History of Tourism Exhibit Opens February 21
02/13/2019
Public invited to Opening Reception brunch
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Barbara Harvey
New Living Library Program Offers Face-to-Face Conversations With Specially Selected Community Members
02/12/2019
Book a 20-minute conversation with Educator Barbara Harvey or Breast-Cancer Survivor Madison Moyer
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Products include baked goods
Kids Prepare to Sell Their Products This Saturday at Rocky Bluff
02/04/2019
Business products to be showcased at outdoor market, beginning with a Manatee Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony
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Queenie Zheng of Manatee School for the Arts
Recycled Dreams Registration Now Open
02/01/2019
All teens are invited to register and try to create an original fashion using recycled or repurposed materials.
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Kuumba Drummer Myron Jackson
Celebrate African-American History Month
01/29/2019
Enjoy a wide variety of events and activities in celebration of African-History month (February) at Manatee Libraries
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Like Big Trucks?
12/26/2018
Kids of all ages can explore trucks of all types and sizes this Saturday at Downtown Library
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Rocky Bluff to Host Youth Business Fair in February
11/28/2018
Young entrepreneurs will attempt to develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, create marketing material and promote their product and the marketplace event in order to obtain customers.
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Steve Arvey is first up in the blues lineup for the week
A Week of the Blues
11/14/2018
Free concerts start November 26
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Creating a Lynda account requires a Library Card No. and PIN
Lynda Tutorials Now Available for Free to Cardholders
11/06/2018
Customers can gain access to more than 4,000 courses, covering technical skills, creative techniques and business topics
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Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
10/08/2018
Three free classes start Monday, October 15
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Free Ukulele Lessons Start OCT 4
Free Ukulele Lessons Start October 4
10/01/2018
Learn chords and strumming patterns from instructor Kathleen Reynolds
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Attendees Stop to Speak With an Ad-Vance Talent Solutions Representative
Downtown Library's Annual Hiring Fair to Feature More Employers & Agencies Than Ever Before
09/07/2018
Over 40 employers and agencies, representing a wide range of industries, have signed up to participate in Downtown Library's Annual Hiring Fair, taking place Monday, September 17
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Island Library Makes Room for Temp Biz Recovery Center
09/06/2018
Island Library has cleared its conference room schedule in order to provide a space for the Small Business Association to set up a temporary Business Recovery Center for small business owners who may have been impacted by red tide
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South Florida Museum
Manatee Libraries Launches New South Florida Museum Passes Program
09/04/2018
Just in Time for Library Card Sign-Up Month, Manatee Libraries makes one pass available at each of its six locations
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Multimedia corner
South Manatee Library to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Multimedia Corner
08/29/2018
Public invited to celebrate the opening of the new multimedia library corner, made possible by a PBS WEDU Phyllis A. Ensign Library Corner Grant
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Tampa Bay Rays to Hold End of Summer Baseball Bash at Downtown Library
07/13/2018
Join the Tampa Bay Rays at Downtown Library for an End-of-the-Summer Baseball Bash on Friday, August 3!
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SCORE Small Biz Meet-Up Workshops
06/15/2018
A four-part monthly series that takes small business owners through the lifecycle of a business
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Kids Dive Into Summer Reading Program
06/05/2018
The collaborative effort developed by Anna Maria Oyster Bar, in partnership with Manatee Libraries, Manatee County Schools and the Patterson Foundation, returns to help our community’s most vulnerable children combat summer slide.
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MSA'S Queenie Zheng Takes First Place for Her Water-Themed Recycled Design
04/23/2018
This year's Teen Recycled Dreams Fashion Show drew nearly 300 people who were presented with 12 one-of-a-kind outfits, including ones made out of tissue paper and plastic water bottles.
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Commissioners Promote National Library Week
04/16/2018
Manatee Libraries celebrated National Library Week's "Libraries Lead" Theme With Special Storytelling Guests
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Florida Library Association Selects Manatee Libraries for Two Awards
04/13/2018
Florida Library Association has selected Manatee Libraries for its second Innovation Award, along with a Libraries Mean Business Award for their beneficial services to local businesses and jobseekers.
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Downtown Library hosts the Manatee Chamber of Commerce's Big Bank Theory
01/22/2018
Teens Experience the Realities of Being an Adult Through Financial Simulation
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Blues in the Library Week Starts November 27
11/10/2017
The week-long educational series leads right up to the award-winning Bradenton Blues Fest weekend, taking place December 2 and 3.
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Downtown Library Hosting Fishing Education Afternoon to Promote New Rods & Reels Available for Checkout
10/30/2017
Keeping in line with an objective to grow its “Library of Things” collection, Manatee Libraries has added 10 fishing spinning rods and 10 closed-face rods.
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Manatee Libraries Offering Parasites & Predators Lecture Just in Time for Halloween
10/25/2017
In partnership with Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy and South Florida Museum, the “Parasites & Predators” presentation will take attendees through a haunting survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and their never-ending battle to keep us alive.
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New Table for Two Cooking Series With Chef Warren Caterson Starts Wednesday at Manatee Libraries
10/23/2017
Award-winning cookbook author of Table for Two: The Cookbook for Couples and Table for Two: Back for Seconds, Caterson has developed an entertaining and energetic presentation, where he shares dozens of kitchen tips, cooking hints and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking for two.
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Downtown & Palmetto Libraries Planning Two Same-Day Events Focused on Hispanic Heritage
10/12/2017
Downtown Library will host an opening reception for its second planned Downtown Voyagers Travel Club, followed by a Culture of Puerto Rico program at Palmetto
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