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April 16th, 2014 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch, Technology

Learn how to develop an effective resume.  Get help with your current resume.  Let us help you sign up for JobMatch, the resume service offered by NH Employment Security.

This class is being offered on April 23rd from 2:30-4:00 PM in the Hunt Room at the Main Library.

Sign up is required-call the library at 624-6550

We prefer that you have a account with NH Works prior to taking the class but it is not necessary. Click here to sign up for an account now if you would like!

Questions?  Have Amy H paged at the library at 624-6550.






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Tax Form Haiku 4 U

April 15th, 2014 · City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

Well, the deadline is here and we hope that you already have-or are getting ready to file your federal tax returns today.  Here are a few tax form haiku to help take the edge off, courtesy of Forbes.

Don’t know how to file?
Want to file wrong on purpose?

The Audit Fairy
May be checking your taxes
Better have receipts!

New technology
Tax refunds on debit cards
Never again please.

It’s that time again!
You do all the paperwork.
They get the money.

It begins with a
1099 and ends with
One last extension.

Good luck, everyone!

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Wonder Loom With Us!

April 15th, 2014 · Children, City Library, West Branch

Turn colorful rubber bands into a fashionable bracelet. Collect them and trade them. A super fun event you don’t want to miss.  April 17 at 4:00 PM. Turn colorful rubber bands into a fashionable bracelet. Collect them and trade them. A super fun event you don’t want to miss. No registration required. Ages 5 –10.


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Patron Appreciation Day

April 13th, 2014 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch


This week (April 13-19) we celebrate National Library Week. But what is a library without you, our patrons? Please join us Friday, April 18th for Patron Appreciation Day. Snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Thank you for your patronage!

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Leftover Craft Day

April 10th, 2014 · Children, City Library, Main Branch

Stop by the Winchell Room to see what you can create with our felt, cardboard, scraps, glitter, buttons, duct tape, and other remnants from leftover projects. What masterpiece can you create? Registration is not required. For ages 5 and up. Tuesday April 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM For more information, please call 624-6550 ext. 328.

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Children’s Egg Hunt

April 7th, 2014 · Children, City Library, Main Branch


Let’s celebrate spring with a celebration and an egg hunt. We will read spring stories, make a simple craft, and go on a small egg hunt on the library lawn. Children ages 2-7 are invited to this celebration. Saturday April 19 at 12:30 PM. Registration is recommended. For more information, please call the children’s room at 624-6550 ext. 328.

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MCL $10 Bag Book Sale – April 12, 2014

April 4th, 2014 · Book Sale, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

Now that it is Spring, do you want to try something new or explore authors that you have not tried before?  The Manchester City Library’s $ 10 Bag Book Sale can help you do that at little cost.  We have books for all ages and interests, including large print books.   We also have available VHS tapes, DVDs, musical odds and ends, a few art prints (individually priced) and some miscellaneous items; among the 9000 plus available items for sale.

The sale will take place on April 12, 2014 (Saturday), from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in the Winchell Room, on the lower level of Manchester City Library.  Check it out; you just never know what treasures you will find.

Bring empty average size grocery bags (paper / cloth) and fill them up with the many potential treasures available in the Winchell Room.  As you exit the sales area, you will pay just $10 per average size bag with sale materials.  All proceeds go to programs and projects at Manchester City Library.

Point of contact for the sale is Eileen Reddy, who can be contacted by e-mail at or by phone at 624-6550 ext. 320 (Information Desk).

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Life in Paris – Pictures and Stories

April 1st, 2014 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

paris pic

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Winchell Room – Manchester City Library
Free and open to the public.  Call Amy for more info. at 624-6550

 Come hear an illustrated talk by UNH Professor Emeritus Henry Smith on his many years of travel to France! Informative & entertaining, Professor Smith shares his keen interest in the social, political, past and present of this fascinating country.

Come learn about the bouquinistes, art & graffiti, his personal encounters, the open air markets, & so much more.  Because after all, life is just a cabaret, old chum!

Amy Hanmer
Librarian I

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Spring Storytimes!

March 30th, 2014 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Books, Children, City Library, Events, Grades K-2, Main Branch

Spring Green

Spring storytimes begin the week of March 31st, running through the week of May 19th. All sessions are held in the Winchell Room.

Tuesdays at 9:30 AM – Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM – Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3)

Thursdays at 10:30 AM – Little Movers Storytime (ages 2-5)

Fridays at 9:30 AM – Lap-sit Storytime (0-23 months)

We also have ongoing storytimes at the West Manchester Community Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM.

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Girls of Atomic City: Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

March 29th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch


The Thursday evening book group will be reading Girls of Atomic City:  Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan.  This riveting novel tells the story of the women who were recruited to work in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on the secret uranium enrichment project that led to the bomb.  One of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, it didn’t appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships—and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men!  In The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. Like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, this is history and science made fresh and vibrant—a beautifully told, deeply researched story that unfolds in a suspenseful and exciting way. Join us on the evening of April 10th from 7-8:15 Pm at the main library to discuss this fascinating novel. For more information please contact Sarah at 624-6560.


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