Manhattan Short Results

The wait is over! The votes are in! The hilarious French comedy Archibald’s Syndrome, written and directed by Daniel Perez, is the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal is awarded to the dramatic Norwegian film The Kicksled Choir directed by Torfinn Iversen. The Northern Ireland short film Rough, a comedy written and directed by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, takes the Bronze Medal. Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, a short film from Afghanistan. These three medal-winning films garnered the most votes from a worldwide in-theater and online audience from a field of 10 selections. All 10 films, by virtue of their appearance in MANHATTAN SHORT, are Oscar-qualified. Congratulations everyone!

Cyber Security – Pick a session

Same program offered on two dates, click a link below to register:
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October is Cyber Awareness Month. Learn how to protect you and yours in this age of ransomware. We’ll talk passwords, mobile security, VPNs, and best practices.  Questions are encouraged, so come prepared to play “stump the chump” with your friendly neighborhood cyberman!
Shane Harsch, the presenter, is an information security professional with over 25 years of experience ranging from military to manufacturing to security consulting and professional services.  Shane is currently with SentinalOne as a Senior Solutions Engineer and is an instructor in the SANS Community.

Manhattan short – Pick a showing

This program will be offered three times.
Registration is required, click a link below to register:
Sunday, September 26 at 1:30 pm  
Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 3 at 1:30 pm

The Dexter District Library is one of hundreds of sites worldwide taking part in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival this fall. Upon entry, attendees are handed a voting card and an official program. Attendees view ten short films and vote for the one film and actor they feel should win.

The program will last approximately 2 hours with a 10-minute intermission. Attendees will view 10 short films in total. This program is for adults, as these films have not been rated.  This program will be held in-person.

Mad Science Spy Academy description

Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Become a Mad Science secret spy and take a fascinating journey through the world of detection, forensics and classified information. Learn code language to send secret messages as part of your mission. Children will make their own Secret Code Breaker™ to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies.  This program is for children in grades K through 5.

Registration is required.  Space is limited. This program will be held in-person.  Click a link listed below to register for that time slot.


Session 1 – Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 am
Session 2 – Saturday, September 25 at 11:30 am

Bob-a-loo details

Children ages five and younger can gallop like a giraffe, balance on one foot like a flamingo or sprint across the African savanna like a cheetah. Join Bob-a-loo, a preschool movement program, where children build heart & body strength, & learn how good it feels to eat healthy as we explore the Farmers Market. Each registered child will receive a $10 gift card to use at the Farmers Market on the day of the event.  This is an outside event, held in-person, at the Library. There will be two sessions for this program.

Registration is required. Please only register for one session.  Registration is Required beginning Friday, August 27

Click here to register for the 9:15 am session

Click here to register for the 10:15 am session