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Book Discussion Schedule now Online!

December 11th, 2017 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized

What are you reading this month? Why not join fellow Manchester patrons in a book discussion group?

On January 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM, in the Hunt Room, the Thursday Book Discussion group will meet to discuss Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. It’s a story of a runaway slave on her dangerous path to freedom, a National Book Award winner, and Oprah Book Club selection. Books are available for pick up at the Circulation Desk after December 14, 2017.

On January 30, 2018, at 12:15 PM, in the Hunt Room, the Brown Bag Book Club will meet to discuss East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It’s a sprawling and often brutal novel that follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Books are available for pickup at the Circulation Desk after December 26, 2017.

To find out more about upcoming book club meetings, check out the scheduled readings and discussion dates on our new Book Discussions page. Or click on the link for “Book Discussions” under “Find” in the Site Navigation menu.

-Sue

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MCL Notes – winter newsletter

November 29th, 2017 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, West Branch

The Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library are here for you, through the holiday season and beyond. Find out what’s new and upcoming in the latest issue of MCL Notes! This issue covers the months of December – February.

We welcome you to sign up to receive this quarterly newsletter by email.

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System upgrade: our library catalog will be unavailable.

November 28th, 2017 · Art Room, Audiobooks, Books, Children, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, NH Room, Teens, Uncategorized, West Branch

On Thursday, November 30th, our public catalog will be down for a system upgrade. During this time neither the staff catalogs nor public catalogs will be available. eBooks and remote access to our electronic resources (databases) will likewise be unavailable. The Internet will still be available to patrons. For assistance in locating materials please visit the information desk, or call us at 624-6550 x 3319 or 3320. We thank you for your patience.

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hoopla meets your big screen!

November 23rd, 2017 · Uncategorized

hoopla is now even more accessible with new apps available for Apple TV and Fire TV!


Apple tvWith Apple TV, hoopla users are able to browse, search, borrow, and stream audiobooks, movies, music, and television.  Additional features include closed captions and access to favorites to revisit saved content.

The hoopla app is available on 4th and 5th generation devices.


fireTVWith Fire TV, hoopla users are able to browse, search, borrow, and stream movies and television. Easily toggle on Kids Mode to filter content for ages 13 and under. Additional features include closed captions and access to favorites to revisit saved content.


Roku and androidtv coming soon!Stay tuned for new apps for Roku and Android TV!

For a detailed FAQ on each of the devices, including downloading and syncing information, visit hoopla help.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21st, 2017 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

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Both branches of the Manchester City Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Friday at our normal time of 9:30 a.m. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you for your support throughout the year. The library staff wishes you and yours a peaceful and joyful holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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Amy’s Baked Butternut Squash with Apples

November 14th, 2017 · City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

Fall is here, which means you may now make yummy comfort food (yay).  One of my favorites is butternut squash with apples.  Everyone probably has their favorite way of making this one so here is my twist on it.  This is a good recipe for busy folks who don’t derive pleasure from slaving over a hot stove at the end of the day.

Ingredients:

  • Package of chopped butternut squash. It’ll probably be like 3-4 cups.
  • 2 medium sized apples washed then sliced with one of those round apple slicer/corer things.

You know, one of these things:

  • Don’t worry about the peel. That’s where the vitamins are anyway.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A couple shakes of cinnamon, Camp Mix© (original flavor), dried rosemary, and dried thyme

Mix in a bowl. Pour into 10″ X 10″ glass baking dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Drop  4 pea-sized pads of butter over the top.  Cover loosely with foil and place on middle rack of 325°-350° oven.  Bake for 50 minutes.  Check after 30 minutes.  Squash should be fork tender, as they say.

Adjust with a little more Camp Mix© to taste.  It’ll be awesome, believe me.

Check out these cookbooks at the library that have other fall favorites and enjoy the season.

Real Cidermaking On a Small Scale (Book)

Harvest Maine (ebook)

Amy H.

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Libraries closed for Veterans Day

November 9th, 2017 · Uncategorized

Both libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday. Thank you, veterans, for your bravery, dedication and service.

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Library closed for Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 6th, 2017 · City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

Both branches of the Manchester City Library will be closed, Tuesday, November 7th for Election Day.

Visit the City of Manchester’s Voter Registration and Elections page for information on how to register, where to vote, sample ballots, etc.

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MyManchester

November 2nd, 2017 · News, Uncategorized

For those of you who are interested in learning more about the various neighborhoods and services in our city check out the new website www.mymanchesternh.com.

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The website was designed by the City Health Department and is “for the people and by the people because we know that when neighbors have close ties and trust each other, they are able to achieve more together. We are working with you to make Manchester’s schools and neighborhoods more health-promoting and are dedicated to celebrating all of the positive events and resources that exist throughout the City. You and your family can help us to share all that is good about living in your neighborhood with the goal of sparking even greater neighborhood pride. Research has also shown that residents who give back to the community or to something bigger than themselves have fewer stress-related illnesses and better lifelong health.”

We encourage you to join your “neighborhood” and be a part of the activities!

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October is “Global Diversity Awareness Month” & “National I’m-Just-Me-Because Month”

October 10th, 2017 · Books, Children, City Library, Main Branch, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

Recently, there has been increased discussion about differences in society: different ethnicities, genders, political viewpoints, socioeconomic backgrounds, education, etc.  We are individually and collectively a by-product of previous generations, life experiences, and our environments.

What makes you unique?  Are you tall?  Do you have a bubbly personality?  Where did your ancestors live 200 years ago?  How come you’re so funny? Where did you learn to write like that?  How has your past influenced your present?  The answers to all these questions form our identities.  Each of us is unique with our own personality, quirks, appearance, and talents.  So in honor of “Global Diversity Awareness” month, and “National I’m-Just-Me-Because” month, let’s celebrate what makes each of you unique from everyone else.

Diversity, identity, roots, and individuality are such broad topics, and mandate a deep examination of oneself and others when exploring them.  This process requires an openness to discussion, and entails not only sharing our own thoughts, but listening to others as well.  Let’s learn more about one another so we can celebrate & appreciate our differences, instead of using them to divide us.  We want to invite you to the library this month to discover the books we have on display about these complex subjects – we’re all bound to learn something new.

BOOKS:

Voices of Diversity
by Renee Blank   331.1143 BLA

Evolution’s rainbow: diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people
by Joan Roughgarden   305.3 ROU

Different roots, common dreams: New Hampshire’s cultural diversity
by Becky Field   974.2 FIE

Interracial America
by Noah Berlatsky   305.8 INT

American immigration
by David A. Gerber   304.873 GER

Becoming Nicole: the transformation of an American family
by Amy Ellis Nutt   B MAINES, N.

Off-Color
by Janet McDonald   YA MCDONALD, J.

Race relations
by Karen Miller   305.8 RAC

The Myth of Race
by Robert Wald Sussman   305.8 SUS

Racially Mixed People in America
by Maria P.P. Root   305.8 RAC

Whiteness of a Different Color
by Matthew Frye Jacobson   305.8 JAC

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

My name is not Isabella
by Jennifer Fosberry   J P FOSBERRY

A multicultural world
by Iris Teichmann   J 305.8 TEI

DVDs:

Multicultural Understanding   DVD 305.8 MUL

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