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  1. Manitowoc Public Utilities Commission

    April 12, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manitowoc Public Utilities

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  2. Public Safety Committee

    April 12, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ City Hall

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  3. Police and Fire Commission

    April 13, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Public Safety Building

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  4. Room Tax Commission - City of Manitowoc

    April 13, 2021, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ City Hall

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  5. Room Tax Commission - Joint Meeting

    April 13, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall

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  6. Industrial Development Corporation

    April 14, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Hall

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Manitowoc Public Library

  1. AV Sale @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 12, 2021, All Day @ Manitowoc Public Library

    Spring has sprung and the need for diversion is in the air. And what better way to feed that need than with some New-To-You music, movies, and books on CD? With DVDs and Books on CD available for $2 apiece and music CDs only setting you back $1 each. It’s a veritable, reasonably-priced feast for the eyes and ears running from Tuesday, April 6 through the following Tuesday, April 13, during all regular MPL operating hours! So, head to MPL and get stocked up on all the distraction from the everyday you could ask for!

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  2. Awful Art Contest @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 12, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.

    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 between March 17 and April 15. Everyone will be able to cast their vote for the best of the worst artwork in each category (Family, Teen, and Adult) on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) via reaction (“Like,” Love,” etc.) starting on April 19. Winners will be generously rewarded for their stinky art skills! Visit www.manitowoclibrary.org/badart for all the details. Disclaimer: This contest is intended strictly for lighthearted fun!

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  3. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 12, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  4. AV Sale @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 13, 2021, All Day @ Manitowoc Public Library

    Spring has sprung and the need for diversion is in the air. And what better way to feed that need than with some New-To-You music, movies, and books on CD? With DVDs and Books on CD available for $2 apiece and music CDs only setting you back $1 each. It’s a veritable, reasonably-priced feast for the eyes and ears running from Tuesday, April 6 through the following Tuesday, April 13, during all regular MPL operating hours! So, head to MPL and get stocked up on all the distraction from the everyday you could ask for!

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  5. Awful Art Contest @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 13, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.

    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 between March 17 and April 15. Everyone will be able to cast their vote for the best of the worst artwork in each category (Family, Teen, and Adult) on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) via reaction (“Like,” Love,” etc.) starting on April 19. Winners will be generously rewarded for their stinky art skills! Visit www.manitowoclibrary.org/badart for all the details. Disclaimer: This contest is intended strictly for lighthearted fun!

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  6. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 13, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  7. Awful Art Contest @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 14, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.

    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 between March 17 and April 15. Everyone will be able to cast their vote for the best of the worst artwork in each category (Family, Teen, and Adult) on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) via reaction (“Like,” Love,” etc.) starting on April 19. Winners will be generously rewarded for their stinky art skills! Visit www.manitowoclibrary.org/badart for all the details. Disclaimer: This contest is intended strictly for lighthearted fun!

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  8. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 14, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  9. Awful Art Contest @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 15, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.

    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 between March 17 and April 15. Everyone will be able to cast their vote for the best of the worst artwork in each category (Family, Teen, and Adult) on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) via reaction (“Like,” Love,” etc.) starting on April 19. Winners will be generously rewarded for their stinky art skills! Visit www.manitowoclibrary.org/badart for all the details. Disclaimer: This contest is intended strictly for lighthearted fun!

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  10. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 15, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  11. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 16, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  12. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 17, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  13. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 18, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  14. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 19, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  15. Privilege & Power: A White Privilege Virtual Discussion Panel/Community Conversation with Lakeshore’s United Visionaries (LUV)

    April 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ This Virtual Event will be broadcast on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and on its YouTube channel.

    White Privilege affects almost every part of life, but it is something we don’t often talk about as a community. The intent of this discussion panel is not to judge or shame, but to uplift and inform in a respectful way. Join Lakeshore’s United Visionaries at 6 PM on Monday, April 19 on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) or YouTube channel in an open, affirming conversation about White Privilege and how we can move forward together as a stronger, more equitable community by acknowledging its presence and getting beyond it. Please note that this program is intended as a community conversation based on sharing experiences. It is not intended as an intellectual, authoritative presentation on the topic.

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  16. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 20, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  17. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 21, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  18. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 22, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  19. Victory Gardens During WWII

    April 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ This Virtual Event will Premiere on MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/.

    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." Tune into Wisconsin Maritime Museum's "Victory Gardens" virtual presentation—Premiering on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) on Thursday, April 22, at 6 PM—to learn about the garden propaganda and success. We hope this program prepares you for your personal war against the munchies. Grab & Go Seed Kits will be available at the Library’s Service Desk for those wishing to attend this virtual program and try their hand at some victorious gardening. The kits include cucumbers, lettuce, beans, and beets/radishes.

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  20. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 23, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  21. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 24, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  22. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 25, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  23. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 26, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  24. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 27, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  25. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 28, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  26. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 29, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  27. Foraging Mushrooms with Naturalist Matt Welter

    April 29, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ This Virtual Event will be broadcast on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and YouTube channel.

    Join Naturalist Matt Welter for a virtual program on mushrooms that can be found and perhaps even foraged in our area. Welter will present photos, information and anecdotes. All the fungi can be found in this livestreamed virtual program on Thursday, April 29, at 6:30 PM. This Manitowoc Public Library Virtual Event will be broadcast on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and MPL’s YouTube channel.

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  28. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 30, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

    When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration. A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed. Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry: • Skim your page • Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use • Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie • Read through your final poem • Go through and blacken all of the material not used • Bask in the glory of your creation To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at thorsketter@manitowoc.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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