For the month of December the Brown Book Club will be reading Art of Hearing Heart Beats by Jan-Philip Sendker. When a successful New York lawyer disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter written by him many years ago to a Burmese woman. The letter prompts his daughter to try to solve the mystery. Join us at lunchtime on Tuesday, December 17th from 12:15-1:30 PM, to unravel this beguiling fairy tale love story. For information contact the Information Desk at 624-6550ex.319
December 13th, 2013 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch
December 10th, 2013 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch
Alas, summer is over. At least that’s what the deep brown leaves at my doorstep are telling me. Fall is here and winter looms. Yet, how to ease into these colder months? Try going to Cool Reads for fall and winter, which now has the sub-categories of Scary Ghost Stories, Winter Fun, and Cozy Reads! These pre-selected titles quickly get you browsing!
Go to the homepage of the catalog which is here. Click on the + sign next to “Cool Reads for fall and winter”.
The Winter Fun section provides titles such as Snow play : how to make forts & slides & winter campfires plus the coolest Loch Ness monster and 23 other brilliant projects in the snow by Birgitta Ralston. There’s also a book to help with the winter blues called Beyond the Blues : a workbook to help teens overcome depression by Lisa M. Schab. Winter sports, crafts and cookbooks are covered as well.
Once the sun begins to fade and it’s time to come indoors, try a Cozy Read like The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks or The Best Short Stories of O.Henry or Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett.
There are titles at Cool Reads for Fall and Winter to thrill and entice even the most anti-winter in our reading community. Embrace the cold. Enjoy!
December 9th, 2013 · Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Main Branch
He’s a hilarious misfit penguin, but he proves it’s cool to be tacky! Join us for stories, games, a craft, and snazzy snacks on Thursday, Dec. 12th from 4:00-5:00 PM at the West Branch. This program is just right for children ages 5 and up. No registration is required. For more information call Sarah at 624-6560.
December 7th, 2013 · Books, City Library
It was the Royal baby’s day out. Prince George of Cambridge looked a picture of innocence and cuteness when his parents, Prince William and the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, had him christened at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
The original christening gown was too fragile to be used. The original gown was made for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princes Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841. The gown was made by Janet Sutherland from Falkirk Scotland. For her fine work she received the title of “Embroiderer to the Queen.” She held the position from 1842 to until her death at age 45 in 1852.
Prince George wore a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, “Dressmaker to the Queen”.
This was the first royal christening since 1894, with the queen and three future kings in line for the throne.
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December 6th, 2013 · City Library, Events, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, Movies, Teens, Trustees
Here is the latest list in our free “Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies” series.
December 4th, 2013 : Mud PG13, 130 min.
December 11th, 2013 : Boys Town NR, 94 min.
December 18th, 2013 : Gremlins PG, 111 min.
December 25th, 2013 : Christmas Day—Closed
January 1st, 2014 : New Year’s Day—Closed
January 8th, 2014 : After Earth PG13, 89 min.
January 15th, 2014 : Little Shop of Horrors PG13, 88 min.
January 22nd, 2014 : The Help PG13, 146 min.
January 29th, 2014 : Now You See Me PG13, 115 min.
February 5th, 2014 : Bless Me Ultima PG13, 102 min.
February 12th, 2014 : Dragon Heart PG13, 103 min.
February 19th, 2014 : Dead Poets Society PG, 128 min.
February 26th, 2014 : The Black Stallion G, 118 min.
December 3rd, 2013 · Books, Children, City Library, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, Main Branch, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” ― Sam Levenson
Whether you decide to donate your money or your time, picking a charity to stand behind can be difficult. Some will pick a charity that is close to their hearts, while others want to choose a different organization every time they give. Doing a little research to determine which charity will work with your goals, as well as finding out which charity is having the best results while staying transparent in their spending, will help your time and money have the most long lasting effects.
The library has materials on charities and volunteerism including the books below:
The 100 best volunteer vacations to enrich your life by Pam Grout
Giving : how each of us can change the world by Bill Clinton
The website charitynavigator.org claims to offer unbiased news and information on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, wise giving, and donating money. It provides users with lists like most followed charities as well as hot topics in the world of charitable giving. The websites listed below also offer lists of local organizations in need of volunteers.
Which charities do you support?
November 26th, 2013 · Children, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch
The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and the Manchester West Branch will have special operating hours for Thanksgiving Eve. The branch will be open on Wednesday, November 27th from 9:30-5:30. On Wednesday, the main branch will be open normal hours: from 8:30-5:30 that day.
Both libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The staff of the Manchester City Library would like to wish you all a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23rd, 2013 · City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, News, Trustees
Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the potential to bring severe winter weather and storm damage to your property. Before this happens to you and your family, come and learn to prepare for the worst and to protect your trees and property from the effects storm damage due to wind, ice, and snow on trees.
In the past few years, New Hampshire has sustained severe tree damage from hurricanes, wind storms, ice and snow storms, and the tornado of July 2008. Homeowners and businesses lost electric power for days at a time. Buildings and property were damaged or destroyed by falling trees and branches. This presentation will cover basic tree biology as well as provide property owners with information they can use to plant and maintain healthy trees and what defects to look for in trees that may result in the failure of a tree or branches during a significant storm.
Join us on December 3rd at 6:00 PM in the Winchell Room of the Manchester City Library as Fred Borman, Rockingham County Field Specialist in Natural Resources for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, presents Storm Proofing Your Property: The Effects of Wind, Ice and Snow on Trees, People and Property.
For more information contact:
(603) 624-6550 ext. 320
Field Specialist, Natural Resources-Forestry
UNH Cooperative Extension
Tel: (603) 679-5616
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