World Storytelling Day Event, tonight!


World Storytelling Day Event, tonight, Enjoy an evening of laughter, inspiration and more as we celebrate world storytelling day and the art of oral storytelling. Participants are encouraged to share a personal or favorite story, read a story from a variety of books that will be available, or challenge themselves by creating an impromptu story based on words or props given to you.
Participants are requested to speak no longer than 4 minutes. Audience members welcome, bring your family and friends! Free and open to the public, no registration required. This program is cosponsored by Yellow Zone International and Manitowoc Toastmasters Club, Rahr-West Art Museum and the Manitowoc Public Library.

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Spring is on its way, really.

Get ready with a little help from Lester Public Library!


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Fables for Fines – Best Entry to Date!

Fables for Fines–Library Accounts Revenue Dept.

To Whom It May Concern.

Please immediately expunge any and all late fees and/or fines for the account # xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. This account was created by the Library Accounts Revenue Department (L.A.R.D.) under the auspice of the American Syllabic Society (A.S.S.) using the patron name Andrew X. This account was set up as part of a nationwide sting operation to uncover abuses, and perhaps even crimes, associated with library fines and fees and the institutions administering and collecting said fines and fees.

As part of this investigation, your library has helped uncover a serious series of half truths and outright frauds perpetuated on regular, law-abiding patrons. In one case (at an unnamed facility) fines and fees totaling $17.34 were absconded with to be used in the commission of fine and fee payment at a commercial video rental operation. Perhaps only now, you realize the serious nature of this investigation.

The Lester Library, and its dedicated staff are to be congratulated for properly managing the “overdue” account of Andrew X (like that even sounds like a real name!?), and not becoming overly threatening or resorting to the strong-arm collection tactics used by some other lesser Library facilities. Please also rest assured that L.A.R.D.’s guiding mission of improving the tallying, recording, and collecting of library fines and fees will ensure for all Americans today (and the procrastinators of generations to come) a fraud free overdue fines and fee system from sea to shining sea.

In closing, I encourage you to reflect on the inspiring words of Benjamin Franklin, the father of the American Library system… “If a man, poor or rich, noble or not, does not return his books on time, chances are he hasn’t had time to finish them, or else he might have simply forgot.”

Good Day,

Sir. Fabian Ricardo Caeter

We love it Andrew! Your fines have been forgiven!

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TOMORROW – Scholar for Life: Fracking: World Savior or Consummate Evil?


Scholar for Life: Fracking: World Savior or Consummate Evil? Presented by Dr. Jeff Brown. This public lecture series is in partnership between UW-Manitowoc and the Lester Public Library. The series meets the mission of both institutions, in essence, providing access to lifelong learning that enhances our lives and community. Scholar for Life programs will be hosted in the Lester Public Library’s Community Room. No registration is required.

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TONIGHT – Foreign Film: The German Doctor

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and the girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time. No registration required, we’ll provide the popcorn, bring your own beverage. Open to all adults ages 18 and older.


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St. Peter the Fisherman School Art Show


St. Peter the Fisherman School Art Show at the Lester Public Library through the month of March. Stop in today! For more photos, please follow this link:

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Attention board game enthusiasts! It’s board game night at the library! Refreshments provided. Open to all adults 18 years and older. No registration required.


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