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New fiction coming soon!

September 4th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Local Author Series, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch


Here is a list of some of our upcoming new fiction titles just for you! Place your holds on them now by going to our library website or by calling the reference desk at 624-6550 Ext. 320.

The Drop, by Dennis Lehane

Eyes Only, by Fern Michaels

The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown

Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett

The Burning Room, by Michael Connelly

Havana Storm, by Clive Cussler

Pegasus, by Danielle Steel

Shopaholic to the Stars, by Sophie Kinsella

Revival, by Stephen King

Burn,   by James Patterson

Proof Positive,  by Archer Mayor

Winter Street, by Elin Hilderbrand

Perfect Witness, by Iris Johansen

The Blood of an Englishman, by M.C. Beaton

…and more!

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Get help with your resume!

September 2nd, 2014 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch




When:  Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 2:30-4:00

Where:  Winchell Room, Manchester City Library

  • Tips and hand-outs on how to develop an effective resume. 
  • Get help with your current resume.  
  • Let us help you sign up for JobMatch, NH Employment Security’s resume system. 
  • Take the next step in getting that job today!

Space is limited. Sign-up is required.
Please call the Library today at 624-6550.
Click Here to sign up for a NHWorks account now!

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Labor Day

August 29th, 2014 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch


The Manchester City Library will be closed on Saturday, August 30th, through Monday, September 1st, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday morning at our normal time.  We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.

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Fall newsletter is hot off the press!

August 28th, 2014 · 100th Anniversary, Book Group, Book Sale, Books, Children, City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Foundation, Library Databases, Local History, Main Branch, Movies, News, Newsletter, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

The Fall issue of MCL Notes is now online! Catch up on what’s been happening at the libraries—there is plenty to read about!—and get the scoop on the programs we have planned from now through November.

We welcome you to sign up to receive this quarterly newsletter by email.

MCL Notes -Fall 2014

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Fall computer classes are here!

August 27th, 2014 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch, News, Technology

Here are our offerings of computer classes for this Fall.  Print it out or save it for future use.

10609722_10152700157142783_7202283525481567365_nRegistration required for all classes by clicking “sign up” on the library calendar
( or call the Info Desk at 624-6550, ext. 320

Resume Help
This is the actual resume program used by NH Employment
Security called the Job Match System. Get help with
your resume from a librarian in this casual tutorial session.
We prefer that you have a NH works account prior to
class, but it is not necessary.
September 16th from 2:30-4:00 PM
Winchell Room
Call Amy H. at 624-6550 Ext. 346

Demonstration of the Internet
This demonstration will show you how to navigate the
Internet, explain general terminology and workings of the
Internet including searching techniques and creation of a
web-based e-mail account.
Tuesday, September 30th from 6:30 to 8 PM and
Thursday, November 13th from 2:30 to 4 pm
Winchell Room
Call Eileen at 624-6550 Ext. 351

Computer Comfort/Computer Basics
For beginners and those who don’t know anything about
computers. Ease your way into the digital age and learn
the different parts of a computer, as well as the software,
and get hands-on practice with the mouse.
Thursday, October 2nd from 2:30 to 4 pm
Winchell Room
Call Yvonne at 624-6550 Ext.347

Demonstration of Genealogy Databases
This class will demonstrate the, and
Heritage Quest genealogical subscription databases,
very useful for working on family histories. In addition,
some public online genealogical databases will be discussed.
Thursday, October 16th from 2:30 to 4 PM
Winchell Room
Call Eileen, at 624-6550 Ext. 351

Microsoft Word 2010
Learn the basics of this software which is an essential
skill for school or employment. Create and save a file,
copy and paste, tab, set margins, have fun with
enhancements (bold, italic, font size, font color).
Tuesday, October 28th – from 2:30 to 4 pm
Winchell Room
Call Amy H. at 624-6550 Ext. 346

Intro to eBook Readers
Learn how to download eBooks to your device.
Thursday November 20th from 2:30-3:30 PM
Winchell Room
Call Carlos at 624-6550 Ext. 342

Intro to Social Media
If you are new to social media come and learn about
and get hands-on practice with Facebook, Twitter,
Pinterest and blogs. Call Yvonne, ext. 319.
Tuesday, December 2nd from 2:30 to 4 pm
Winchell Room
Call Yvonne at 624-6550 Ext. 347

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Staff development day

August 25th, 2014 · City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

On Wednesday, August 27th, the library staff will be participating in a staff development day.  We will be closed for the duration of the day.  We will reopen at out normal time on Thursday morning and look forward to serving you then.


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Fall silent film schedule

August 23rd, 2014 · City Library, Events, Main Branch



Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 6 p.m.: “Beyond the Rocks” (1922) starring Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. The only collaboration between silent screen icons Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson, a film thought lost until a copy turned up the Netherlands in 2003. Caught by circumstances in a loveless marriage, Theodora (Gloria Swanson) falls in love with the rich Hector (Valentino), neither of whom can resist — against their better judgment — each other’s company during their collective travels throughout Europe. This is part of a monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium.

• Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, 6 p.m.: “You’d Be Surprised” (1927) starring Raymond Griffith; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. One of the few surviving features from silent screen comedian Raymond Griffith; a who-done-it with a light touch that will keep you guessing.  This film is one of a monthly series of rarely screened silent films presented with live music in 1913 auditorium.

• Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 6 p.m.: “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” (1927) starring Norma Shearer, Ramon Novarro; Carpenter Memorial Auditorium, Manchester Public Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.; (603) 624-6550; Manchester Public Library. A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this European fairy tale directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  A rarely screened silent film presented with live music in an a vintage 1913 auditorium.

See you at the movies!


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Art from A to …W

August 20th, 2014 · City Library, Foundation, Main Branch, Movies, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

What do The Rape of Europa and The Shock of the New have in common? They are both documentaries about art. While The Rape of Europa deals with the Nazis efforts to steal or destroy great European art (the real-life “Monuments Men”), The Shock of the New (BBC production) traces the history of 20th Century art and includes rare interviews with key artists.

These are only a couple of the new art DVDs that we recently added to our collection.

Here’s a sampling of some of the other titles:

Against the Odds: the Artists of the Harlem Renaissance illustrates the creative atmosphere of Harlem in the 20s and 30s.

Art from the Streets investigates an art program for the homeless.

Exploring the Da Vinci Code takes you on a tour of the French town steeped in Knights Templar and Holy Grail mythology.

Hidden Art of Islam describes an art tradition based on calligraphy and geometric patterns.

How Art Made the World takes you on a journey exploring the breadth of human creativity.

And since the title of this blog ends with ‘W’ I thought I’d mention Andy Warhol a Documentary featuring the complete range of Warhol’s works.

Here’s a more complete list of our latest art DVDs:

Mary Orzechowski

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Fall 2014 Afternoon at the Movies!

August 17th, 2014 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies


Wednesdays at 1 Pm in the Library Auditorium
Closed captioning upon request

September 3rd Monuments Men PG13, 112 min.
September 10th Hook PG,145 min.
September17th  The Blackboard Jungle NR,100 min.
September 24th The Sting PG, 129 min..
October 1st Frequency PG13 118 min.
October 8th Little Rascals Save the Day PG, 98 min.
October 15th Spider-Man (2002) PG13, 121 min.
October 22nd Cabaret PG, 128 min.
October 29th I Frankenstein PG13, 100 min.
November 5th Gimme Shelter PG13, 100 min.
November 12th Thor the Dark World PG13, 112 min.
November 19th The Bucket List PG13, 97 min.
November 26th Plymouth Adventure (1952) NR, 105 min.

See you at the movies!

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What is Going On at the Library?

August 13th, 2014 · 100th Anniversary, Book Sale, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

Lots of stuff is going on at the library these days, however there are ways of keeping track of what is happening today and in the future, at both the Main Library and it branch on the West Side. Want to know when the next book sale is happening, what movie(s) are playing in the Auditorium next week, what children’s crafts will be available, whether basic computer classes are available, what events are taking place in connection with the building’s 100th  birthday and so much more.

The Manchester City Library Notes is sent out four times a year, by e-mail.  The next issue is coming out around September 1st and will cover events taking place in September, October and November 2014. By subscribing to the newsletter, you will get the newest issue, hot off the press with tons of events going on at your library. To subscribe go to:

Back issues are available; just follow these steps to read them:

-         go to the homepage

-         look for “Site Navigation” section (left side of home page)

-         click on “About Us”

-         click on “Newsletter”

-         choose which newsletter you want to review

Want to know what is happening at the Main Library or the West Side Branch on a specific day, or sign up for a specific program that requires registration to participate? Our website has monthly calendars available to let you see what events are happening.

To view the calendar or register for an event:

-         go to the homepage

-         click on  “Upcoming Events” (right side of homepage)

-         look for a hand with a pen by the event you want to register for

-         click on the link and enter your name, phone number and e-mail address (optional)

If you have questions, please call us at 624-6550 at the Main Library or 624-6560 at the West Side Branch.

We are looking for ideas on what type of programs that you are interested in seeing.  You can send your suggestions to us at .

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