Hannibal Free Public Library to offer Kwanzaa puppet show Wednesday

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Free Public Library will offer a Kwanzaa puppet show at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. Presented by Marsha Mayfield’s We Stand United Puppetry Group, this special holiday show features puppeteers from Hannibal ages 9-12 and a teenage stage crew.  Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African-American culture, is observed annually and celebrated…

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Hannibal author to hold book signing Saturday at library

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Janice Weiland of Canton, Mo., will provide a presentation and book signing at the Hannibal Free Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Her book, “The Chipmunk in the Christmas Tree,” illustrated by Kira Houghton and Jamie Sowell, tells the story of a surprise visitor a boy and his family meet when…

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Chess tournament at Hannibal Free Public Library set for Nov. 19

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. Fifth, is sponsoring a free chess tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19. Gary Blickhan of Quincy is this year’s tournament director. The three-round tournament will start between 10:30-11 a.m., and end by 4 p.m. or when all games are complete. There will be adult and junior divisions, with…

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Hannibal Free Public Library to celebrate international ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ for a week starting Monday

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Free Public Library will celebrate International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” during the week of Sept. 19-24. Beginning Monday, the official date for the “holiday,” the library will offer passive activities including coloring pages and puzzles. A take-home craft kit for children will be available in the Children’s Room while supplies last. Story times will be books about pirates as…

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STEAM to GO! kits available at Hannibal Free Public Library

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Free Public Library now has 28 STEAM to GO! kits available for checkout. STEAM to GO! kits are produced by Penworthy, a book distributor headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisc.  The kits were obtained through a grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library Services and Technology…

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Hannibal Free Public Library to hold book sale Aug. 12-20

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Free Public Library is having a book sale Aug. 12-20.  Hours will be Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Library director Hallie Yundt Silver said in a press release, “The book sale will be self-service in the Woman’s Club Room with payment taken at the front desk.  This time, we…

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Friends of Hannibal Free Public Library to meet Thursday

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The annual meeting of the Friends of the Hannibal Free Public Library will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The agenda for the meeting includes election of officers and planning activities for the upcoming year. Returning friends are welcome. New friends are invited to attend. Contact Hallie Yundt Silver at 573-221-0222 for more information.

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Book sale begins Thursday at Hannibal library

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Free Public Library is holding a book sale starting Thursday through Oct. 6.   Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, The library is not open on Sunday.  The sale will be self-service in the woman’s club room. Payment will be taken at…

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Ahoy, Mateys! Pirate Adventure set for this week at Hannibal Free Public Library

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Sunday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the Hannibal Free Public Library is digging up a sweet treasure for its patrons. The youngest buccaneers will enjoy Babies and Books at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The craft-loving child will have a swashbuckling good time at Read and Glue at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, where a…

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Hannibal library promoting Library Card Sign-Up Month during September

HANNIBAL, Mo. — September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Hannibal Free Public Library joins the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Through access to technology, media…

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Hannibal library remains open, but inside programming suspended through Aug. 10

HANNIBAL, Mo. — All programming inside the Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. Fifth, is suspended through Tuesday, Aug. 10. The Pre-Teen Party, Teen Night, Preschool Story Time, Babies and Books and Read and Blue programs are all suspended. However, the library remains open. The summer reading program continues. Participants should to continue to read…

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