If you’re looking for a good documentary, check out this list of recently acquired DVD’s. We have a biography of Stephen Hawking and another about Lance, entitled The Armstrong Lie. If you’re looking for a survival adventure, watch Chasing Shackleton (you can also read the book about the making of the movie). For those of us who are intrigued by nature, there’s America the Wild produced by National Geographic, and the BBC Earth’s Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, in which amazing footage was captured using Penguincams – “super-realistic animatronic cameras disguised as penguins, chicks and eggs.” Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? examines the paradox between the harm posed by these space rocks and the potential for profit due to the elements they contain. And if you’re interested the original Walking with Dinosaurs series, we’ve got the remastered edition! Other diverse topics include the tumultuous year of 1964, illegal immigration in Arizona, the secrets of Scotland Yard, how the telegraph helped Abraham Lincoln, and many others. With such a diverse list, there’s something for everyone! If the one you want is out, just place a request and we’ll let you know when it comes in.
March 8th, 2014 · City Library, Main Branch, West Branch
March 3rd, 2014 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch
The Manchester City Library Children’s Department invites boys and girls ages 4-10 to a very special party on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Join the Cat in the Hat for stories, crafts, activities and a snack in honor of Dr. Seuss. “It’s time to make your plans to celebrate with Seuss fans,” so don’t stay in the house and do nothing. Leave the winter blahs behind and come to the library. Registration is required. For further information call Beverly Perreault at 624-6550, ext. 328.
February 27th, 2014 · Books, City Library, E-Books, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch
Help us decide the MVB (most valuable book) of 2013! Join us next month for March Madness! A Tournament of Books. Based on the NCAA College Basketball tournament in March, this “tournament” will pit 32 of the most popular books from 2013 against each other to see who comes out on top. Patrons from Manchester and other GMILCS libraries will vote each week to determine winners.
- Pick up a voting bracket at the library–or print one from our website–and fill it out with your selections.
- Return the bracket to the circulation desk at the library. Please include your name and contact information (phone number or e-mail address).
- Get started right away by voting online for the first round of match-ups.
You must return your bracket and complete your first round of voting by Saturday, March 15th.
- Visit our website each week as titles are eliminated and vote for the next round of match-ups. Voting for the final round will be decided on April 12th.
- The patron who submitted the bracket with the most accurate prediction will win a $25 Gift Card to Cactus Jack’s courtesy of the Manchester City Library Foundation.
February 25th, 2014 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, West Branch
Critters and Creatures will present a live animal show featuring a bat, a skunk, a hedgehog, a turtle, a snake, and a lizard. Find out about animal hibernation at this up close and personal program. Admission for this event is by ticket holders only! Tickets are available at the West Branch Library on the day of this event and are limited. Entrance to this event is available only through the West Branch Library. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 2:00 PM at the West Branch. For more information please call Sarah at 624-6560.
February 25th, 2014 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies, News
“Seeing a silent film in a theater with a full house and live music is really a unique experience, and a wonderful one.” -The Monadnock Ledger
Here is our silent film schedule through July 2014.
The Ice Flood (1926) Shown on March 4, 2014:
Melodramatic goings-on at a rough lumber camp in the pacific Northwest as a company owner’s son tries to prove his mettle. This is a great outdoorsy adventure film, shot on location with spectacular scenery. The ending is climaxed by the breaking up of a massive ice jam up-river.
The Saphead (1920) Shown on April 1, 2014:
In honor of April Fool’s Day, we will show silent film comedian Buster Keaton’s first feature length picture. This is not a typical Buster Keaton film, but rather, a stage adaptation in which Keaton was hired to play a role originated by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Great fun!
Her Night of Romance (1924) Shown on May 6, 2014:
This is a light romantic comedy starring Constance Talmadge and Ronald Colman. Talmadge plays the daughter of an American millionaire, while Coleman plays an impoverished British aristocrat. Complications ensue–do we need to draw a road map on this one?
Cabiria (1914) June 3, 2014:
This is a pioneering epic made in Italy just before World War I engulfed Europe. Set in Sicily, Carthage, and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War (218-202 BC), this film follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted girl named Cabiria, and features Mt. Etna erupting in high dramatic fashion!
The Scarlet Letter (1928) Shown on July 10, 2014:
This is a splashy MGM adaptaion of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale of old New England. The Scarlet Letter features Lillian Gish in the leading ladies role of Hester Prynne. After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of the child’s father and her lover.
All films will be accompanied by live music performed by Jeff Rapsis. Admission is free and donations are accepted. For more information on local silent film screenings or for questions regarding these films please contact Jeff Rapsis at www.jeffrapsis.com.
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February 20th, 2014 · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Foundation, Local History, News, NH Room, Teens, Trustees
The exciting Sochi 2014 Olympics shall soon be history. Did you know that there are nine participants in this year’s Olympics from New Hampshire? You only have a few more days to cheer them on!
1. Bode Miller, Franconia NH- Ski & Snowboard (Alpine) – Medalist!
2. Michaela Shiffrin, Lyme NH- Ski & Snowboard (Alpine)
3. Hannah Kearney, Hanover NH- Ski & Snowboard (Freestyle) – Medalist!
4. Dylan Ferguson, Amesbury MA- Ski & Snowboard (Aerials)
5. Leanne Smith, North Conway NH- Ski & Snowboard (Alpine)
6. Kris Freeman, Andover NH, Ski & Snowboard (Cross Country Skiing)
7. Scotty Lago, Seabrook NH, Ski & Snowboard (Snowboard)
8. Tyler Walker, Franconia NH – Para Ski
9. Nick Alexander, Lebanon NH- Ski & Snowboard (Ski Jumping)
Finally, check out Bode Miller’s Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun next time you visit the library.
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February 18th, 2014 · Events, Main Branch, Teens, Trustees, Uncategorized
Due to the storm, the library will close today at 3:30 p.m. Drive carefully, and stay safe!
February 18th, 2014 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch
We sure do! Tax forms are located where the Internet computers are just after the Information Desk.
We currently have 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and their instruction booklets.
Call ahead to see if we have the form you need and save yourself a trip. We also have handouts on FREE tax assistance locations in Manchester and Derry.
If there is a form you need that we don’t have, you can print it from www.irs.gov. Or we will print the form for you for .20 cents per page.
You can also obtain tax forms at the Manchester IRS office located at 1000 Elm Street.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the library at 624-6550 x320.
February 15th, 2014 · City Library, Events, News
The Manchester City LIbrary will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of President’s Day. We will reopen at our normal time of 8:30 AM on Tuesday morning. We hope to see you then!