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May the fourth be with you!

April 30th, 2015 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Books, Children, City Library, Events, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12, Grades K-2, Main Branch, News, NH Room, Technology, Teens, Trustees


May 4, 2015, is Star Wars Day! It’s hard to believe that the Star Wars franchise has grown as large as it has since it’s humble beginnings in 1977. This epic space opera, created by George Lucas, has enthralled fans for thirty eight years, and will continue to do so for some time. The Star Wars universe has expanded to include books, comic books, movie sequels (and prequels), video games, merchandise, television series, and theme parks.

Star Wars fans celebrate year-round, but the 4th of May is a special day when everyone can feel the force. How will you celebrate Star Wars day? Maybe with a movie marathon? Throw a party? Make some crafts with your friends and family? Attend a Star Wars trivia program? Share your plans with us on Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #MayThe4thBeWithYou and #manchestercitylibrary)!


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Steve Blunt Laugh-A-Lot musical fun!

April 29th, 2015 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, Main Branch


Vacation week fun continues here at the library because Steve Blunt will be entertaining us on April 30th at 2 PM!
Join us in the library auditorium for some sing-along, laugh-a-lot musical fun for the whole family! Steve’s performance features award-winning songs & stories that warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, and delight the imagination-with lots of audience participation. This is a show for all ages. Seating is limited so plan to arrive early. For more information, please call the Children’s Room at 624-6550 ext. 328.

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Frozen Sing-Along!

April 29th, 2015 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, Main Branch


This Friday “let it go” because we will be showing (and singing) a ‘freezing’ Friday Family Movie, “Frozen Sing-Along“!

Join in the act and bring your singing voices on in and help us break in our new movie projector as we screen the hit sing-along movie version of Frozen. Sing along to your favorite Frozen songs with your friends!  Join us on May 1st at 3:00 PM in the library auditorium-mittens and hats are optional. This program is free and open to everyone. For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 624-6550 ext. 328.

See you at the movies!

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic & Parade!

April 27th, 2015 · Ages 0-2, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, Main Branch


It’s time for our annual teddy bears’ picnic and parade. Join us tomorrow (April 28th) at 11:30 with your favorite teddy bears as we celebrate spring with our annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Parade! After our parade we will watch an awesome Mad Science program Up, Up & Away. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. If you have questions, please contact the Children’s Room at 624-6550 ext. 328.

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May the Force be with you!

April 27th, 2015 · Children, City Library, Events, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees

250px-Star_Wars_Logo.svgCalling all young Star Wars fans! We’re having a Star Wars afternoon! Come test your Star Wars knowledge with our trivia game.  Questions will cover the movies, books and television shows.  All Jedi knights from all school ages are welcome.  Join us on May 1st from 3-4:30 PM For more information please contact our staff in the children’s room at 624-6550 ext. 328.

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The 15 Minute Resume Coach!

April 24th, 2015 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

indexGet help where you are in your resume development! In only 15 minutes, you’ll get:
Helpful handouts on resume development, including:
• Resume examples best suited to your situation
• Resume and cover letter do’s and don’ts
• Word ideas that catch a perspective employer’s attention
• Resume worksheet if you don’t have a resume
• Directions for signing up for the New Hampshire JobMatch System
• Websites where you can learn word processing free of charge
Help registering for the JobMatch program, time permitting

This is a win-win for you job-seekers! Call now to set up an appointment. Simply call Amy H. at 624-6550 and have her paged, or leave a message at extension 346.

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Let Us Eat Pie: Part 2

April 20th, 2015 · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch


Let us eat pie! Pizza pie, that is! The Portland Pie Co. has partnered with the Manchester City Library for a tasty fundraising event. Join us on Thursday, May 21st, from 5-9 PM at Manchester’s Portland Pie Co. eatery on Merrimack Street and enjoy a feast of their marvelous pizza and Shipyard Beer. One dollar for every pizza and Shipyard beer ordered will go to benefit the Manchester City Library.

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Spring Vacation Week

April 20th, 2015 · 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, News, Newsletter, Teens, Trustees

We have many activities planned for you during your break from school:
• On Monday, April 27th at 2:30 PM, we will be hosting a Family Movie in the auditorium. All ages are welcome.
• On Friday, May 1st at 3:00 PM, we will be hosting a Star Wars Afternoon. All ages are welcome.
• Join us at Little Artists Storytime on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00
AM. We will listen to creative stories and make a cool project for you to take home. For ages 3 to 7. Registration is required.
For more information on any children’s programs, please call at 624-6550 ext. 328.

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$10 Bag Book Sale – April 25, 2015

April 16th, 2015 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, National Library Week, News, Newsletter, Teens, Trustees

Manchester City Library will be holding a Spring $10 Bag Book Sale on April 25th (Saturday) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Winchell Room of the Library. Just bring empty average size grocery bags (cloth or paper) and fill them up from the over 10, 000 items available. You will pay just $10 per bag of materials, as you leave the sales area.

There are books for all ages and interests, including children books, large print books (mostly fiction), cookbook, craft books, many paperbacks for reading on the summer beach or anywhere, science fiction and many other fiction genera hardcover books, history, religion and so many other subjects. Other materials available are video and audio materials, as well as musical scores and recordings. Some individually priced framed prints are available

All proceeds go towards programs and projects at Manchester City Library.

Point of Contact is Eileen Reddy, who can be reached at or by phone at 624-6550 ext. 320.



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The Edgar Awards

April 14th, 2015 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, West Branch

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809 and died in Baltimore in 1849. He was best known for his poetry and short stories, and his work led to the beginning of different literary genres, earning him the nickname “Father of the Detective Story.” Among his major works were Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, which included the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher;” the 1841 story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue;” and the 1845 poem “The Raven.”

In 1946, the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) created the Edgar Awards, named for Mr. Poe, to honor the best novels, non-fiction books, television shows and films produced or published in the previous year within the mystery, crime, suspense and intrigue fields.

This year’s nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Best Novel are:

This Dark Road to Mercy, by Wiley Cash

Wolf, by Mo Hayder

Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King

The Final Silence, by Stuart Neville

Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin

Cop Town, by Karin Slaughter

The winner of this category, as well as the rest of the Edgar winners, will be announced on April 29 in New York City. For more information on the award and a full list of nominees for all the categories, check out the award website:

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