Manitowoc Public Library April 2021 Adult Events

March 19, 2021
Manitowoc, WI, March 18, 2021—Manitowoc Public Library April 2021 Adult Events are scheduled on the following dates and times. Please note that these events and programs will be taking place on Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.
 
Awful Art Contest, Every Day through April 15
Gone are the days of feeling the pressure to make good art. Now is the time to make bad art on purpose! Think Picasso meets “Sharknado!” Or Monet meets “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” It’s the awful artistic expression equivalent of watching a bad movie—painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, or whatever way you decide to express yourself creatively. Email a picture of your appalling artwork to mgadzinski@manitowoc.org until 11:59 PM on April 15. Visit www.manitowoclibrary.org/badart for all the details. DISCLAIMER: This contest is intended strictly for lighthearted fun!
 
Foraging Your Lawn with Julia Lee, Part 2, Thursday, April 1, 6:30 PM
Tired of fighting pesky weeds every year? If you can’t BEAT ‘em, EAT ‘em! Learn the basics of foraging and how to identify some basic edible and medicinal wild plants growing in your own backyard! This Manitowoc Public Library Virtual Event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and MPL’s YouTube channel.
 
Privilege & Power: A White Privilege Panel Discussion with Lakeshore’s United VisionariesMonday, April 19, 6:00 PM
White Privilege affects almost every part of life, but it’s something we don’t often openly talk about. The intent of this discussion panel/community conversation is not to judge or shame, but to uplift and inform in a respectful way. Join Lakeshore’s United Visionaries in an open, affirming conversation about White Privilege and how we can move forward together as a stronger, more equitable community. This Virtual Event will be livestreamed on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and MPL’s YouTube channel.
 
Victory Gardens During WWII, Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM
Gardening has primarily become a hobby. Not too long ago, gardens were a lifeline. During World War II, the United States government rationed food to ensure adequate meals for the military. To fill the bellies on the home front, Uncle Sam encouraged people to grow "Victory Gardens" to supplement the domestic food supply. Tune into Wisconsin Maritime Museum's "Victory Gardens" presentation to learn about this garden propaganda and its successful implementation. We hope this program prepares you for your personal war against the munchies! Fifty seed kits will be given out in conjunction with the program. These kits will include seeds for cucumbers, lettuce, beans, and radishes. This Premiere Virtual Event will be broadcast on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/).
 
Foraging Mushrooms with Naturalist Matt Welter, Thursday, April 29, 6:30 PM
Join Naturalist Matt Welter for a virtual program on mushrooms that can be found and perhaps even foraged in our area. This Virtual Event will be livestreamed on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and MPL’s YouTube channel.