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Read to Hazel cancelled 2/26

February 26th, 2019 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News

Unfortunately the Read to Hazel program at the Manchester Library is cancelled for today. Cookie the dog will still be at the West Manchester Branch Library at 3:30 PM.

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

February 26th, 2019 · Book Group, Books, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies, News, Newsletter, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

The spring edition of MCL Notes is now available!  Find out what’s new at the Manchester libraries, and see what we have happening as the weather gets nicer…

For your convenience, you can also sign up to receive this quarterly newsletter by email.

MCL Notes – Spring 2019

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Winterfest 2019

February 19th, 2019 · 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, Main Branch, Movies, News, Teens, West Branch

During February Vacation both libraries will be holding Winterfest events for all ages.
Monday, February 25th –
Monday Movie Afternoon at 1:00 PM Cool Running (Main Library Auditorium)
Maker Afternoon at 3:00 PM Let’s Build (West Branch – Meeting Room)
Tuesday, February 26th –
Musician Aaron Jones at 2:00 PM (Main Library)
Winter Craft Afternoon at 3:30 PM (West Branch)
PJ Storytime at 6:30 PM (Main Library)
Wednesday, February 27th –
Exploring the Arctic at 3:00 PM (Main Library – Winchell Room)            Teen Program: Escape from the 1980s at 3:00 PM (West Branch) – Meeting Room 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. Registration is required.
Read to Cody at 3:30 PM (Main Library – Reading Room Corner)
Thursday, February 28th –
Dr. Seuss Celebration at 10:00 AM (Main Library – Winchell Room)
Wildlife Encounters at 2:00 PM (West Branch – Lower Level)
Dr. Seuss Celebration at 2:00 PM (West Branch – Meeting Room)
Lego Evening from 5:00-8:00 PM (Main Library – Winchell Room)
Friday, March 1st –
Family Fort Fun at 10:00 AM (West Branch – Meeting Room)
Book Bingo from 3:00-5:00 PM (Main Library – Winchell Room)
Check the library calendar for more information or call us at 624-6550 ext. 3320.

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President’s Day

February 16th, 2019 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Teens, West Branch

The Manchester City Library and the Manchester West Branch Library will be closed on Monday, February 18th, in observance of President’s Day. We will reopen at our normal times on Tuesday.  We hope to see you then!

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African American Authors on Audiobook

February 15th, 2019 · Audiobooks, Books, City Library, Main Branch

Celebrate black history month by listening to African American authors on Audiobook! There is a great selection for you to grab and go on the second floor of the library.  Authors include:

Tayari Jones

Ron Stallworth

Erica-Armstrong Dunbar

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Terry McMillan

Shomari Wills

Edward Kelsey Moore

Entertainers include:

Kevin Hart

Tiffany Haddish

Richard Pryor

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Blind Date With a Book

February 10th, 2019 · Books, City Library, Main Branch

Try a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day!

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Free Concert – The Songs and their Stories with Araldi & Pappas

February 8th, 2019 · City Library, Events, Main Branch

Jim Pappas (stage name Demetrios) has enjoyed great success from being music director at the most prestigious venue in Atlantic City (where the singers and musicians he’s worked with is a veritable ‘who’s who’), to working with the legendary ‘Funk Brothers’ of Motown fame on their movie (the award winning ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown’) and tours, to his current position as music director for the legendary Smokey Robinson! Rich Araldi’s accomplishments, while seemingly more modest, have been exactly the right fit. A life of service through music has seen Rich, after a stint as a touring musician, as a church music director over the past 3 decades, music educator, and over the past thirty years serving the community trough music at a robust pace.

Join us on Thursday, February 21st, at 7 Pm in the library auditorium for an evening of fun, stories and music. For more information please call Mary G. at 624-6550 ext. 3311. See you at the concert.

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February is Black History Month

February 5th, 2019 · City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

Celebrate Black History Month with us by checking out either of the two displays on the second floor. One Celebrating Black Artists and Art and the other featuring African American Authors on Audio-book.

Also, check out this blog which goes above and beyond in recognizing and celebrating the great achievements of African Americans and sourcing some very useful materials for further study.

We have a wide variety of materials to choose from in many formats to meet your needs, so come on in or give us a call at the Information Desk at 624-6550 ext. 3320 and we’ll set you up.

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Let’s Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

February 1st, 2019 · Uncategorized

Thursday, February 14th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM in the Winchell Room at the Main Library

Thursday, February 14th from 1:00-5:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the West Branch

Families are invited to drop in at the library for Valentine Craft Day. We will have paper, scissors, stickers, markers, paint sticks, and crayons for you to use to make that special Valentine. For more information please call the Children’s Room at 624-6550 ext. 3328.

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Chinese New Year

January 25th, 2019 · Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Grades 3-5, News, Newsletter, West Branch

Let’s celebrate the Year of the Pig and a time for hope and promise. We’ll decorate with red and gold in the hope of bringing wealth and luck into our homes. We’ll play music and games, make a special craft, and, of course, have a special treat. Join us on Tuesday, February 5th, at 3:30 PM at the West Branch Meeting Room. This program is great for children in grades K-5 and registration is required. Call us at 624-6550 ext. 3328 for more information.

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