Manitowoc Public Library February 2021 Adult Events

January 21, 2021
Manitowoc, WI, January 20, 2021—Manitowoc Public Library December 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.
 
Great Decisions 2021, Mondays at 6:00 PM
Manitowoc Public Library is proud to present Great Decisions 2021, our fourteenth year of hosting this preeminent eight-week grassroots lecture series. In 2021, in response to the inability to convene large public gatherings, MPL decided to go completely virtual with the Great Decisions program, livestreaming it on both our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and YouTube channel. This year, anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an internet connection will have the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on, every Monday evening in February At 6 PM. Great Decisions will take viewers beyond the headlines with essential background information, relevant facts, ever-shifting policy options and impartial analysis.
 
The lecture schedule is as follows:
 
February 1    Brexit and the European Union, Pablo Toral, PhD, Beloit College
February 8    The End of Globalization? Alise Coen, PhD, UW-Green Bay
February 15  Persian Gulf Security Issues, Beth Dougherty, PhD, Beloit College
February 22  Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic, Heinz Klug,                           S.J.D., UW-Madison Law School
 
Winter Read-a-Thon, January 31-March 6 (ongoing)
Beat the winter blahs with books! ALL AGES are invited to join our Winter-Read-a-Thon! Kids, Teens, and Adults can read or be read to a total of 10 hours over our 5 week program to earn a fabulous prize and celebrate reading! Register online at www.manitowoclibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker App! Prefer Paper? Call 920-686-3010 to pick up a paper reading tracker via Curbside Pickup! New this year: BONUS BADGES! Earn our bonus badges by diversifying your reading choices. Each optional badge you complete will get you a raffle ticket to enter into our Cozy Bundle giveaway!
 
Cats on Mats with Kate Casey, Wednesdays, February 10 & 24, 7:00 PM
Yoga amidst feline companionship from the comfort of your own home. What could be better or more physically and mentally beneficial? Join Yoga Alliance licensed teacher, Kate Casey, as she livestreams a pair of yoga classes from her home in the company of her personal feline friends. Participants will be guided through a gentle yoga class designed to relieve tension in the body and mind while Kate’s furry companions wander and look on. Each session will last for approximately one hour. Cat lovers of all sizes, abilities, and levels of experience are welcome! Whether you have cats of your own or simply wish that you did, this is the class for you! This Virtual Event will be livestreamed on the MPL Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.
 
Bizarre History of Wisconsin with Chad Lewis, Thursday, February 11, 7:00 PM (Premiere) & Saturday, February 13, 3 PM (Encore Presentation)
This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. The program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol' days of Wisconsin! This Virtual Event will be broadcast on the MPL Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.