Story-Telling Competition
In a Universe full of Stories, what’s your story? The North Mankato Taylor Library wants to hear your story! In the months of June and July we are holding a story-telling contest! Submit your entry to Hallie in person or over email at [email protected]. Entries will be accepted in all of June and July and a winner will be chosen at the beginning of August. Entries can include short stories, poems, comics/graphic novels or a sample of a book. Entries must include your name and phone number. All ages can participate!

Minnesota Author Visit
Monday, July 8th 7-8:30pm
Police Annex
Join us as we welcome Minnesota authors Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Rebecca Davis, Allen Eskens and Cary Griffith for a collective author talk on “place.” Books will be available for purchase following discussion.
Create Your Own Galaxy on Canvas
Tuesday, July 9th 2-4pm
North Mankato Taylor Library Conference Room
Create your very own galaxy on canvas at this out of this world craft event! Stop in anytime between 2-4pm to make yours! Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.

Mars Adventure Travel Cooperation Commercials
Thursday, July 11th 2-4pm
Police Annex
Ever wanted to be in a commercial? Here is your chance! Mars has officially become the new hot spot for vacations and your task is to convince tourists to go in a 30-60 second commercial filmed on Mars! Do a commercial by yourself or in groups! Stop into the Police Annex anytime between 2-4pm to film yours! Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.

Apollo Party
Monday, July 15th 2pm
North Mankato Taylor Library
Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission! We will have themed food, music, games and more! Open to ages 11-18. No registration required.

VR Headset Simulators
Tuesday, July 16th 2-4pm
Police Annex
Sign up for a time to experience something truly out of this world! We will have VR Headset Simulators available to those who register and each person will get a chance to transport themselves to a different world! Open to ages 11-18. Registration required. Registration opens July 9th.

Adult Spelling Bee
Tuesday, July 23rd 7-9pm doors open at 6pm
LocAle Brewing
The North Mankato Taylor Library would like to invite you to our first ever Adult Spelling Bee! Tickets are $15 per person on teams of 3-4 people. Tickets for audience members are $5 at the door. All team members must be 21 or older to participate. Teams will be allowed to work together to spell words and will use a whiteboard for their final answer. Registration includes a drink ticket if registered before July 15th. (Non-alcoholic drinks also available.) Registration forms and rules are available at the library and on the library’s Facebook page. Registration forms and payment can be returned to the library in person or sent via mail to 1001 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003. Extras include over 100 prizes to be given out randomly during the spelling bee. Prizes for best team name and best attire/costumes. The grand prize will be a “Night Out Package.” Teams can also purchase up to three cheats with registration. Audience members can purchase cheats at the event to keep their favorite team in the competition. If you have any questions, contact Hallie at 507-345-5120 or [email protected]g