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New Fiction Coming Soon!

March 18th, 2019 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, West Branch

Place your holds now for these upcoming titles!
Call us at 624-6550 ext. 3320 for assistance or visit our library catalog on our website.

Storm Cursed – Patricia Briggs

When You Are Near – Tracie Peterson

Broken Bone China – Laura Childs

 Malta Exchange – Steve Berry

The Better Sister – Alafair Burke

 Knight – Timothy Zahn

The Tinderbox – Beverly Lewis

Lost Roses – Martha Hall Kelly

The Yankee Widow – Linda Lael Miller

Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin – Robert Knott

Hot Shot – Fern Michaels

The Oracle – Clive Cussler

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Saturday @ the Movies!

March 15th, 2019 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies

This Saturday we will be screening Fantastic Beasts – Crimes of Grindelwald. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Join us on Saturday, March 16th at 12 PM in the library auditorium For more information please call Caleb at 624-6560. This movie is PG-13 and 134 minutes long.

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Pi Day!

March 14th, 2019 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

Did you know that today is Pi Day? What a great excuse to celebrate with a piece of pie! Whether sweet or savory, we can help you find the perfect recipe. Visit our library catalog or call us at 624-650 ext. 3320 for more information.

I guess it’s a pizza pie for dinner tonight!

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Love of the Irish

March 7th, 2019 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News

Grab your shamrocks and take a journey to the Emerald Isle through loves, twists and turns to find the Love, and Luck of the Irish.

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A system upgrade – catalogs temporarily unavailable Wednesday

March 5th, 2019 · Uncategorized

On Wednesday, March 6th, our public catalog will be down for a system upgrade. During this time neither the staff catalogs nor public catalogs will be available at the Main Branch or at the Manchester West Branch Library. eBooks and remote access to our electronic resources (databases) will likewise be unavailable. The Internet, including WiFi, 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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That Sweet Time of Year

March 5th, 2019 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, Teens

Interested in learning about maple syrup this sugaring season? Check out this display on the second floor of the library!

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March 4th, 2019 · City Library, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, News, Teens

Avengers Endgame, in theaters April 26, is the conclusion to last year’s devastating Avengers Infinity War. Infinity War saw almost all of Marvel’s heroes unite in an epic battle against Thanos to save the universe. Endgame deals with the aftermath, as those that are left try to undo the damage.

If you are new to the Marvel movies, or want to catch up on the story before heading out to see Endgame, below is a list of the movies leading up to it and the order they should be watched:

  1. Iron Man 1
  2. Incredible Hulk
  3. Iron Man 2
  4. Thor 1
  5. Captain America 1: The First Avenger
  6. Avengers 1: Assemble
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Thor 2: The Dark World
  9. Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy, volume 1
  11. Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
  12. Ant Man
  13. Captain America 3: Civil War
  14. Guardians of the Galaxy, volume 2
  15. Doctor Strange
  16. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  17. Thor 3: Ragnarok
  18. Black Panther
  19. Avengers 3: Infinity War
  20. Ant Man and The Wasp
  21. Captain Marvel: In theaters March 8

It looks a little overwhelming, but luckily the library has most of these movies, and the rest can easily be requested from GMILCS libraries. The movies are all somehow connected, through crossover characters or appearances in post credit scenes (or post-post credit scenes!), so it is important to watch them in order before seeing Endgame.

If interested in looking deeper into the Marvel world, the library has a wide selection of graphic novels in its collection, and many more available online via Hoopla. Hoopla is an excellent resource for digital materials and offers books, comics, music, movies, audiobooks, and e-books. Using your library card, you can check out up to four items a month from Hoopla. Visit the Avengers Endgame display in the library rotunda for more information.

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Medicare for All – Why a Single Pay System Makes Sense

March 1st, 2019 · City Library, Main Branch, News, Trustees

Dr. Ken Dolkart and Physicians for a National Health Program believe that access to high-quality care is a right of all people and should be provided as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity. Their mission is to educate the public about the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program, equitably-accessible to all residents of the United States. We hope you’ll join us on March 12th at 7 PM in the library auditorium. This program is free open to the public.  For more information contact Mary at 624-6550 ext. 3311.

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Book Bingo

February 27th, 2019 · Uncategorized

Let’s combine two of our favorite things, books and BINGO for some afternoon fun. You’ll create your own game board using your favorite book titles, and we’ll have lots of prizes for everyone. Join us on Friday March 1st at 3 PM Families are welcome to join in the fun. For more information, please call 624-6550 ext. 3328.

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Escape From the 1980’s!

February 26th, 2019 · City Library, Events, Grades 6-12, Teens, West Branch

Out teen program- Escape From the 1980’s is back. Wednesday February 27th at 3 PM at the Manchester West Branch Library. If you missed it this summer, our escape room is back! Can you solve our 80s-themed puzzles to unlock all the clues and escape? You’ll have 45 minutes to find out. For grades 6-12. For more information please call Alex at 624-6550 ext. 3345.

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