North Mankato Taylor Library

Join us for upcoming events and programs at the North Mankato Taylor Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Hometown Holiday Lights
 Hometown Holiday Lights
December 5-26Hometown Holiday Lig
North Mankato
Pick up a map from the library or find it on our Facebook page. Vote for your favorite individual house AND group of houses. Let us know your votes by December 26th at the latest. Winners will be announced December 27th.**Maps will not be available until December 5th**
Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Monday, Dec. 5, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
Puzzles & Pie
6-7:30pm
 Puzzles & Pie
Monday, Dec. 5, 6-7:30pmPuzzles & Pie
North Mankato Taylor Library
Families and friends are invited to sign up for our Puzzles & Pie competition that will be on Monday, December 5th from 6-7:30pm in the library. Eat as much pie as you want, but the real competition is finishing your puzzle before anyone else! Prizes will be awarded to groups that finish their p...read more
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Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
Adult Craft Night (Night 1)
6:00pm
 Adult Craft Night (Night 1)
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00pmAdult Craft Night (N
North Mankato Police Annex
December's Adult Craft Night will be a Seasonal Wreath Workshop with Drummer's Garden Center! Choose either December 6th OR December 7th when you register. The cost for this craft is $20 to be paid the night of the event (cash or check). Feel free to bring your own food and/or drinks. Regist...read more
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Card Club
10-1pm
 Card Club
WednesdaysCard Club
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Everyone is invited to join us for Card Club on Wednesdays from 10-1pm in the conference room. Coffee, cookies and cards provided.
Adult Craft Night (Night 2)
6:00pm
 Adult Craft Night (Night 2)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:00pmAdult Craft Night (N
North Mankato Police Annex
December's Adult Craft Night will be a Seasonal Wreath Workshop with Drummer's Garden Center! Choose either December 6th OR December 7th when you register. The cost for this craft is $20 to be paid the night of the event (cash or check). Feel free to bring your own food and/or drinks. Regist...read more
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Mother/Daughter Book Club
6:00pm
 Mother/Daughter Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:00pmMother/Daughter Book
North Mankato Taylor Library
Girls in grades 3-6 and their moms (or other significant female) are invited to talk, laugh, craft and eat at this fun-filled book club! We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm in the library. The book for December's meeting will be "Matilda" by Roald Dahl. Stop by the library t...read more
Evening Book Club
6:30pm
 Evening Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30pmEvening Book Club
North Mankato Taylor Library
For December's meeting we will be reading "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman. Stop by the library to pick up a copy or read it on Libby!
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Chess Night
4-6pm
 Chess Night
Friday, Dec. 9, 4-6pmChess Night
North Mankato Taylor Library
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for our Chess Night on Friday, December 9th from 4-6pm in the library conference room. No registration required.
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Ebenezer Duke: A Musical re-telling of a Christmas Carol
4:30pm
Ebenezer Duke: A Musical re-telling of a Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec. 10, 4:30pmEbenezer Duke: A Mus
North Mankato Taylor Library
"Ebenezer Duke" is a mini-musical, a 45 minute re-telling of "A Christmas Carol" told through original songs, storytelling/acting, dance and audience participation. It's great for all ages and especially fun for families looking to do something fun and festive together during...read more
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Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Monday, Dec. 12, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
Movie Monday
1:00pm
 Movie Monday
Monday, Dec. 12, 1:00pmMovie Monday
North Mankato Taylor Library
Every second Monday of the month is Movie Monday at the North Mankato Taylor Library for our senior patrons. Although everyone is invited, movie selections will cater to our older patrons.December's movie: A Christmas Story
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Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
The Very Hungry Book Club
4:00pm
 The Very Hungry Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00pmThe Very Hungry Book
North Mankato Taylor Library
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join our Very Hungry Book Club that will meet monthly in the conference room at 4pm! For December's meeting, bring a book of your choice to discuss along with a treat to pass around. 
Teen Book Club
4:00pm
 Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00pmTeen Book Club
Neutral Groundz
Bring a book you are reading to share and discuss. Beverage or snack of your choice is on us! Meeting at Neutral Groundz on Tuesday, December 13th at 4pm. Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.
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Early Out Crafts
1-3pm
 Early Out Crafts
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1-3pmEarly Out Crafts
North Mankato Taylor Library
Kids of all ages are welcome to join us to make Christmas ornaments on Wednesday, December 14th from 1-3pm in the library conference room. No registration required.
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Free Food Friday
6:30pm
 Free Food Friday
Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30pmFree Food Friday
North Mankato Taylor Library
For December's Free Food Friday we will be having a Pajama Party that will also include a waffle bar, white elephant gift exchange, photo booth and more! Please bring a gender neutral gift valued at $5 for the white elephant gift exchange if you are able. Registration required. Open to ages 9-17...read more

or call 507-345-5120.
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Breakfast with Santa
10:30am
 Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:30amBreakfast with Santa
North Mankato Taylor Library
Enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 17th! Let Santa know what you want for Christmas and enjoy crafts and a goodie bag. Visit https://www.amilia.com/store/en/city-of-north-mankato/shop/programs/69166 to register! Registration opens Monday, November 21st at 10:00am. Ticke...read more
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Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Monday, Dec. 19, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
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Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
Tween/Teen DIY
4:00pm
 Tween/Teen DIY
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pmTween/Teen DIY
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Tweens and teens ages 9-17 are invited to join us for our monthly Tween/Teen DIY on Tuesday, December 20th at 4pm in the library conference room. This month we will be making Tassel Garlands! Registration required. Open to ages 9-17. Registration opens on Monday, November 21st at 10:00am. Register b...read more

or call 507-345-5120.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Friday, Dec. 23, CLOSED
North Mankato Taylor Library
We will be closed December 23, 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Saturday, Dec. 24, CLOSED
North Mankato Taylor Library
We will be closed December 23, 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday.
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CLOSED
 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 26, CLOSED
North Mankato Taylor Library
We will be closed December 23, 24 & 26 for the Christmas holiday.
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Read & Play
9:30am
 Read & Play
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 9:30amRead & Play
North Mankato Taylor Library
Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the library for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more! No registration required.
LEGO Club
4:00pm
 LEGO Club
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 4:00pmLEGO Club
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Kids ages 6-11 are invited to join us for our monthly Lego Club! Registration required and opens Monday, November 21st at 10:00am. Register by calling the library at 507-345-5120, stopping into the library or online at https://www.northmankato.com/taylorlibrary/events-calendar 

or call 507-345-5120.
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Interactive Frozen Movie
11:00am
 Interactive Frozen Movie
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 11:00amInteractive Frozen M
North Mankato Police Annex
Join us on Wednesday, December 28th at 11:00am in the Police Annex for an interactive movie showing of Frozen! Snacks will be available. 
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Donuts & Pajamas
10:00am
 Donuts & Pajamas
Thursday, Dec. 29, 10:00amDonuts & Pajamas
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Kids of all ages are welcome to join us on Thursday, December 29th at 10am in the conference room to eat donuts and make a donut craft, all while wearing your pajamas! Registration required and opens Monday, November 21st at 10:00am. Register by calling the library at 507-345-5120, stopping into the...read more
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DIY New Years Time Capsules
10:00am
 DIY New Years Time Capsules
Friday, Dec. 30, 10:00amDIY New Years Time C
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Kids ages 4-12 are invited to join us on Friday, December 30th at 10am in the library conference room to make New Years Time Capsules. Registration is required and begins Monday, November 21st at 10:00am.

or call 507-345-5120.
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