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Let us eat pie! Pizza pie, that is!

March 30th, 2015 · Books, City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, National Library Week, News, NH Room, Trustees

Library Week Portland Pie Cares Social Media

The Portland Pie Co. has partnered with local libraries for a tasty fundraising event during National Library Week. Join us on Thursday, April 16th, from 5-9 PM at any Portland Pie Co. eatery 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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Check Your Hat!

March 30th, 2015 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch


Check your hat at the door because the show is going to go on and it’s here at the Manchester City Library! Local historian and author John Patrick Jordan has just published another local history gem!   Manchester’s historic Palace Theatre is celebrating it’s historic 100th birthday this year and what a better way to help celebrate this occasion, than with this wonderful tribute! The Vaudeville Years in Manchester Palace Theater 1915-1955 will be discussed by author John Patrick Jordan.  Plan to join us on Saturday, April 4th, at 11 o’clock and listen as Mr. Jordan discusses his latest publication. Books will be on sale and signed at that time.  For more information please contact Mary Gallant at 624-6550 ext. 311.

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Author Reading with Janet Langlois Balch

March 27th, 2015 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter


“Brian and I sat back in the car. I stared straight ahead. Then gently my mother reached her hand over to mine and grasped it tightly. I turned to look at her. She had tears streaming down her face. “Did you see the beautiful view? Wasn’t I lucky,” she said softly. “Wasn’t I so lucky.” There are those moments in life that are so deep and so meaningful that there are no words to define them. That everything that needs to be said is best spoken in silence.

So goes this beautiful and poignant novel by local author Janet Langlois Balch.  The Manchester City Library is pleased to host a reading and book signing of her new book,  Maybe Tomorrow: a Memoir of Everyday Moments. Join us on Thursday evening, April 9th, at 7 PM in the Winchell Room.

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The Goldfinch!

March 25th, 2015 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch


For March the Brown Bag Book Club will be reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The Goldfinch (2013) is the third novel by American author Donna Tartt, her first new book in 11 years. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014 among other honors.

A young boy miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother.  Abandoned by his father, he is taken in by a friend’s family.  In the years that follow, one of the few reminders of his mother is a small painting that ultimately draws him into the art underworld.

The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. Plan to join us on Tuesday,  March 31st, at 12:15 and don’t forget to bring along your lunch. For any questions or for more information please contact the Information Department at 624-6550 ext. 320.

See you at the book discussion!

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Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies

March 21st, 2015 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

George and Steve Pessotti, local retirement planners and guest speakers from SOFA (the Society for Financial Awareness), will present an educational workshop on Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies. SOFA strives to create and maintain a national presence of excellence through its membership, working to eliminate financial illiteracy, enlighten the public through financial education, empower all individuals to take charge of their finances, and embrace communities by building relationships through trust, integrity, and public service. The Pessottis (father and son) offer these free seminars as a community service. We will be offering two sessions on Thursday March 26th: 1:00-2:30 PM or 6:30-8:00 PM.

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Update on our West Library Branch

March 18th, 2015 · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, Local History, News, Teens, West Branch

Library and city staff are waiting to hear from the Insurance Company about our claim before we can proceed with any major repairs at the branch.  In the meantime we’ll be doing some “super” cleaning of all the branch’s carpeting and floors on the upper two levels while the building is closed. We are also working with Barnes & Nobles of Manchester to schedule a fundraising “Book Fair” for the branch.  More information will be posted when dates are confirmed. We appreciate your patience as we continue the process to repair the branch for the community!  Please continue to return items in the west book drop or to the main library.

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Help us build the library in LEGOS!

March 18th, 2015 · 100th Anniversary, Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Foundation, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

IMG_5032Help us build the library in LEGOS! We are gladly accepting donations to help us build a replica of the library! The front façade was unveiled at our 100th anniversary open house in November, and is on display in the Rotunda!

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Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

March 16th, 2015 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

thCome learn how to create a flyer, resume, or business letter! We will create and save a file; learn basic functions such as cut, copy, paste, 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. For more information or to register contact Amy H. at the information desk at 624-6550 ext. 319.

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Spring 2015 Movies

March 16th, 2015 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies

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We are continuing our “Afternoon at the Movies” series this Spring!  Here is our Spring movie line up!
Divergent PG-13 140 min. March 18
Jumanji PG 105min. March 25
Finding Neverland PG 106 min. April 1
Ghostbusters PG 107 min. April 8
Godzilla (2014) PG-13 103 min. April 15
Field of Dreams PG 106 min. April 22
Philadelphia PG-13 119 min. April 29
That Darn Cat (1965) G 116 min. May 6
Singin’ in the Rain G 103 min. May 13
Words and Pictures PG-13 111 min. May 20
Cool Hand Luke PG 126 min. May 27
Midway PG 120 min. May 27th

All movies are closed captioned and begining promptly at 1:00 PM in the library Auditorium, 405 Pine St., Manchester, NH 03104
For questions or more information please call  Ruth at 624-6550 ext. 307.
See you at the movies!

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Friday Afternoon at the Movies

March 12th, 2015 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies, West Branch

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Here is a list of Friday Afternoon movies that are being shown here at the main library until further notice.  All movies start at 3:00 PM and are shown in the library auditorium at the main branch.

March 13th Back to the Future PG 116 min.

March 20th Annie (2014) PG 118 min.

March 27th The Theory of Everything PG13 124 min.

April 3rd Into the Woods PG 120 min.

April 10th Dolphin Tale 2 PG 107 min.

April 17th The Hunger Games- Mocking Jay part 1 PG13 123 min.

April 24th Unbroken PG13 138 min.

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