This month the Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing “Did You Ever Have a Family” by Bill Clegg. A kitchen fire on the eve of a wedding destroys not only the house and the people within it, but deeply affects the people who survive. As the story unfolds relationships that include the dead and the living are intertwined. The mystery: how did the fire start and who might have set it? Bring your own lunch – dessert is on us! For more information contact please contact the Information Desk at 624-6550 ext. 3319.
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We think of fairies as tiny magical creatures usually in the form of young women; who use their powers to meddle in the lives of humans.
Fairies, sprites, pixies, leprechauns, gnomes and more magical creatures are found throughout literature with most originating from European folklore, especially Irish mythology.
During this month of St. Patrick the Manchester City Library has a display in the Rotunda of books on fairies and fairy tales. You’re sure to be enchanted!
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Place your holds for these new Spring titles coming soon to a library near you!
To place your holds now for these upcoming titles please call the reference desk at 624-6550 Ext. 3320. or visit the online library catalog.
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Free Introduction to MS Word 2010
Thursday March 30th, 2017 – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Winchell Room
Come learn how to create a flyer, resume, or form letter! We will create and save a file, learn basic functions such as cut, copy, paste, tabbing and setting margins and have fun with text features such as bold, italic, font size, and font color. Come join us for this relaxed, hands-on class.
Sign up now by calling Amy H. at the Library at 624-6550. Seating is limited.
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Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897, vampires have held a unique and adaptable place in popular Western Culture. Whether your preferred vampire has sharp, pointed teeth or sparkles in the sunlight; shrieks at garlic or holy symbols; or dies by decapitation, stake, or sunlight, you have probably seen, read, or heard of a vampire that’s been adapted, reinvented, or reimagined.
Legends and stories of blood-sucking supernatural creatures span the globe, and have been told for centuries. The word “vampire” was added to the English Oxford Dictionary in 1734, due to a surge in medical reports of the condition.
It can be argued that the popularity of vampires as we know them didn’t begin until Anne Rice wrote Interview with the Vampire in 1976, though she doesn’t like to take credit. By 2009, the paranormal subgenre made up 17.16% of the popular romance genre. Since then, the paranormal has taken a firm hold in readers’ interests across all age groups including teens and children.
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New Hampshire Room by appointment! (next week!)
The New Hampshire Room will be open by appointment only during the next week (March 6-11th) as we complete carpeting projects effecting the offices on the second floor of the library.
Should you need to use New Hampshire Room materials please make an appointment by calling Steve or Sarah at 624-6550. So just give us a jingle if you need to access the New Hampshire Room materials and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Thanks for your patience.
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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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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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