Due to the storm, the library will open today, February 14th, at 10:30 a.m.
February 13th, 2014 · City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, News, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch
The libraries are closing today, Thursday February 13th, at 3 pm. Safe travels!
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February 13th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch
For the month of February, The Brown Bag Book Club will be reading The Sparrow by Doria Russell. Climb aboard a space ship to a newly discovered planet inhabited by an also newly discovered species. On board are four Jesuit priests, an astronomer, a physician, her engineer husband, a child prostitute cum computer expert and you, on a mission to explore the Alpha Centuri world of Rahbat. What is this book really about? Plan to join us on February 25th from 12:15-1:30 to learn the answers. For more information contact the Information Desk at 624-6550 ext. 319 or 320.
February 12th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch
Our Thursday evening East of Eden book discussion date has been rescheduled. This book discussion originally scheduled for the evening of Thursday (February 13th) has been rescheduled for February 20th at 7:00 PM due to winter storm Pax. We hope to see you then and stay safe during the storm and clean up afterwards.
February 11th, 2014 · Uncategorized
Tonight’s program, Life in Paris, has been cancelled due to illness. We will reschedule at a later date.
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Dress in your jammies and bring along your favorite furry friend for bedtime stories and snacks. Families welcome. join us on Wednesday, Feb. 19th at 6:30 PM and wear your snuggy, if you like! No registration required. For more information please contact Sarah at the West Branch at 624-6560.
February 6th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch
The Thursday Evening Book Group will be reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. This literary masterpiece was published in 1952 and is both a family saga and a retelling of the story of Cain and Abel. Steinbeck considered it his magnum opus – his greatest novel. Steinbeck stated about East of Eden: “It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years.” He further claimed: “I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this.” Plan to join us on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 PM for some classic literary fellowship. For more information please contact Sarah Basbas at 624-6560.
February 5th, 2014 · Uncategorized
The Manchester City Library will be closing at 3:30 today due to the inclement weather. We hope you and yours stay safe!
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February 4th, 2014 · Books, Children, City Library, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, Main Branch, News, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch
Nowadays a lot of us dread it, that sign of the season–ice. We tiptoe on it trying not to break legs, curse it as the scraper skips over the encased windshield, pray because of it as the car skids into the busy intersection on a morning commute. But when I was a kid, ice was a blessing, in fact, the glassier and more treacherous looking the better. In those days winter meant that my father would engineer a large patch of our back yard into a skating rink. From December to February that is where my brothers and I would spend every spare minute we had. Sometimes we’d play hockey and other times I would spin around pretending to be a graceful Dorothy Hamill. But, apart from the frenzied exercise and imagined Olympic glory, the best times were when I was out there alone, in the cold, on the ice. Shins aching, the sharp sounds of blades cutting the surface, the blur of white snow banks whizzing by me—skating gave me a sense of speed, power and freedom.
So, when you watch the skaters at the Winter Olympics this year maybe you’ll feel like me, remembering that ice has its charm, just as long as you can skate on it.
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