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The All-Access Pass, a partnership between Manatee Libraries and Manatee Schools, allows over 50,000 Manatee County students unlimited access to one million books, more than 2,000 periodicals, and over 150 newspapers from the library!

If you donโ€™t have your Public Library card yet, you, too can get one and have access to all these resources, just like all our students in Manatee County. We welcome you and look forward to seeing everyone at the Library!

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Did you know? can help you get your homework done, write your paper, or study for your test so that you can get back to your life. If youโ€™re getting frustrated, can help you get unstuck. Create a FREE account or log in through Manatee Libraries to get the help you need, online and on-demand. Tutors are available in over 60 subjects and test prep areas from 8 AM to 10 PM. Check out our tutorial here.

Students and parents can get help with any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies, and writing. Expert tutors work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and can even help with APยฎ-level and intro-level college coursework. Connecting with a tutor is easy. You just need your library card and any Internet-connected device.

Language is an Adventure
October 11th is Indigenous Peoplesโ€™ Day!

Did you know that many of the worldโ€™s Indigenous languages are also endangered? By learning one of these languages, youโ€™re already helping preserve heritage and culture.

Check out Mango Languagesโ€™ selection of Indigenous languages for FREE. All you need is a Manatee Libraries library card to begin learning today!

805 Lit+Art Magazine
805 Lit + Art is an award-winning litmag that publishes debut and emerging writers, poets, and artists weekly on our website.

We also publish special online issues throughout the year and occasional print anthologies. We take unsolicited and simultaneous submissions from contributors worldwide. Click here to read now.

Library Card Design Contest Winners
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we are excited to announce the winners of the recent Library Card Design Contest we had over the summer.

We would like to congratulate our three winners: Dagny Tang (child), Madeline Thompson (teen), and Catalina Montalvo (adult). Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up month by coming into your local library branch to get your new library card!
Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan.

Visit our Hispanic Heritage Month YouTube Playlist

Author Luncheon with Mary Walton
Where HIStory meets HERstory!

Join the Friends of the East Manatee Library as an acclaimed journalist and author Mary Walton shares her historic account of one woman's perseverance and self-sacrifice that resulted in the unalienable right for all women, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Ticket Information:
  • Bookworm โ€“ $100.00
    1 patron ticket to the author luncheon, includes your name printed in the program
  • Friend โ€“ $45.00
    1 ticket to the event, includes lunch

Luncheon and Book Signing (books available for purchase at the event)

Safety is important for our guests. We will be following guidance from the CDC and strongly encourage all guests to wear a facial mask during the event unless eating or drinking. We are also limiting the number of guests.

Book Clubs & Discussions

Wed., October 6, 2021 | 7-8 p.m.
Books on Tap: The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

Wed., Oct. 13, 2021 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Island Time Book Club: The Flatshare

Wed., Oct. 20, 2021 | 10-11 a.m.
Open Book Club
Mindfulness & Meditation Programs
Fri., Oct. 1, 2021| 1-2 p.m.
Mindfulness Meditation
Join author/instructor Ruth Fishel to learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your life. This program occurs on the first Friday of every month.

Fri.,Oct. 22, 2021 | 2-4 p.m.
Zentangle is a form of creative, mindful meditation. It gives you the opportunity to focus temporarily on a drawing technique. Previous experience is not necessary.

Taught by patsy monk, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Sponsored by The Friends of the Palmetto Library.

Online Learning
Tue., Oct. 5, 2021| 2-3 p.m.
OneDrive for Cloud Storage

Wed., Oct. 13, 2021 | 2-4 p.m.
Android Podcast Apps

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021 | 2-3 p.m.
Gmail Basics

Wed., Oct. 20, 2021 | 2-3 p.m.
Free Genealogy and Family History Resources

Tue., Oct. 26, 2021 | 2-3 p.m.
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We want to hear from YOU!
You are invited to participate in our 2021 Library Survey. Your input from this survey will help us determine what library services benefit you the most, and what needs to be improved.

This survey takes less than two minutes and your answers will be anonymous.
Library System Announcements & Closed Dates
The Downtown Central Library will be CLOSED on Monday, October 11, 2021, for a staff training day.

All Manatee Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in observance of Veteran's Day.
Check out our new Manatee Libraries Makerspace Facebook Account!
Studio70 Makerspace at the Braden River Branch. Stay tuned for more information!
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