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Announcing the Winter Quidditch Games

February 27th, 2017 · Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch


Come one, come all to the Winter Quidditch Games! On Friday, March 3rd at 3 PM, Muggle and Magical children alike are invited to come play Harry Potter’s favorite game  Bring your own broom, if you can, or use one of ours to participate in an instructional pickup game and skill activities on the Amherst St. lawn.  Come prepared to get snowy and wet, depending on weather conditions.  This event is meant for ages 6-12 and registration is required.  For more information please contact David at 624-6550 ext. 3324


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Free Family Movie! Storks

February 25th, 2017 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12, Grades K-2, Movies, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch



Winterfest starts on Monday and we are offering a free Family Movie! Join us on Monday, February 27th, at 3:00 PM in the West Branch Meeting Room as we screen this very funny family cartoon.
Eager to have a younger sibling, a lonely kid (voiced by Anton Starkman) beseeches the storks to deliver a baby to his workaholic parents — despite the fact that the birds have long since gotten out of the baby business, and now courier packages for an Internet merchant. But the discovery of an infant in the warehouse inventory forces the delivery service’s recently promoted stork owner (Andy Samberg) to deliver one last bundle of joy. Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Danny Trejo also lend their voices to this animated comedy. Families are welcome. For more information please call 624-6560.







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Wildlife Encounters

February 25th, 2017 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, Events, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, West Branch


Wildlife Encounters!
Announcing an exciting Winterfest Program on Tuesday, February 28th at 2:00 PM!  Wildlife Encounters will be visiting the West Manchester Branch Library. Come learn about some wonderful and exciting animals.  You will learn to tell which animals are ‘hands-on’ and which ones are ‘hands-off’! This is a free, family friendly event. For more information, please call 624-6560.






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West Branch Delayed Opening on Monday, the 27th

February 24th, 2017 · City Library, Events, West Branch



Our West Branch Library will be opening at 1 PM on Monday, February 27th due to a planned power outage by Eversource.  We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

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Spring 2017 Movies

February 22nd, 2017 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies, West Branch



Here is the line up for our Spring 2017 “afternoon at the movies” series.  We are continuing with our “featured actor” theme, and this Spring we are featuring movies with Kirk Douglas. All movies are closed captioned and show on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM. For more information please contact Ruth at 624-6550 ext. 3307.

March 1 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) G 127 mins.

March 8 – Deepwater Horizon PG13 97 min.

March 15 – Take the Lead PG13  108 min.

March 22 –  Queen of Katwe PG 124 min.

March 29 –  Star Trek Beyond PG13 120 min.

April 5 –  Lust For Life (1956) NR 122 min.

April 12 –  The Magnificent Seven (2016) PG13 128 min.

April 19 –  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows PG13 112 mins.

April 26 –  Finding Dory PG 103 min.

May 3 –  Ben-Hur (2016) PG13 123 min.

May 10 –  Champion (1949) NR 99 min.

May 17 –  Florence Foster Jenkins PG13 110 mins.

May 24 –  Sully PG13 96 min.

May 31 –  Warcraft PG13 123 mins.

See you at the movies!










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Save the Date for our Wine Toss!

February 22nd, 2017 · City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch



On April 12, 2017 the Manchester City Library Foundation will helps us celebrate National Library Week with a Wine, Spirit and Beer Toss!  We’ll be tossing rings to hook a bottle to raise funds to help us renovate the main library’s children’s room in the near future!  The event is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and will be held in the Carpenter Memorial Library’s newly renovated Rotunda.  Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.


If you are interested in being a sponsor for the event please contact the library and please RSVP to Mary Gallant at 624-6550 X3311 so we have a head count!

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West Branch closed (February 21st)

February 21st, 2017 · City Library, West Branch

Due to an unplanned power outage by Eversource, the Branch Library will be closed Tuesday, February 21st. We are sorry for the inconvenience to our patrons.


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Being “Age-Friendly”

February 21st, 2017 · Children, City Library, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

The City’s Health Department has partnered with the Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC), AARP and the Tufts Health Foundation to explore how the greater Manchester area can become more “Age-Friendly”.  The Library fully supports this initiative and wants to make sure the libraries also meet the needs of our various residents so the results of this study will be important to us.

The Commission will be working with all our communities by creating vibrant stakeholder groups to steer our region towards becoming age-friendly. What does this mean? SNHPC will engage interested communities, agencies, and other stakeholders on a regional effort to understand what it is to become an Age-Friendly community. Our efforts will focus on the region’s senior population as well as Millennials to identify and explore synergies. It is our goal that through this project, the Commission and stakeholder team will create awareness within SNHPC’s communities on its assets, opportunities, and roadblocks for Becoming Age-Friendly. As one outcome of this work, we hope to form a Manchester Resident Advisory Council to continue to guide our ongoing collective planning efforts.

The SNHPC is asking for resident input through the completion of the attached survey. You can complete the survey on-line at or you can pick up a hard copy at either of the library buildings.

For more information on the Age-Friendly program, please visit or find us at

Also, if you are interested in being involved in one of our community focus groups, please contact Sylvia von Aulock below ASAP.

Sylvia von Aulock
Deputy Executive Director
Southern NH Planning Commission – Celebrating 50 Years of Planning Services


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President’s Day

February 17th, 2017 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Teens, West Branch


The Manchester City Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of President’s Day.

The Main Branch will reopen at our normal time of 9:30 AM on Tuesday morning and the West Manchester Branch Library will open at 12:30 Tuesday.

We hope to see you then!

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MS Excel Class – Today!

February 16th, 2017 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch

Introduction to MS Excel – Thursday 2-16-17 from 2:30-4:00 in the Winchell Room

Back by popular demand! Come join us for Introduction to MS Excel.  We will create a spreadsheet and if time allows, create a chart from our spreadsheet.  Basic computer skills are required.  Join us on February 16th at 2:30 PM in the Winchell Room. Sign up by clicking ‘sign up’ on our library calendar or by calling the library at 624-6550.  Ask for Amy H. if you have questions.  Seating is limited.

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