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Winterfest Program with Steve Blunt

February 14th, 2014 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Family Fare, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12, Grades K-2, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees


Prepare to be entertained! This is a family program for patrons of all ages… featuring mostly humorous original compositions and traditional American & multicultural selections. Children and adults alike will enjoy listening to Steve’s songs and stories. Musician Steve Blunt is coming back Manchester City Library on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.  Space is limited so be sure to arrive early!  For more information, please call the children’s room at 624-6550 ext. 328.

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Delayed Opening

February 14th, 2014 · Uncategorized

Due to the storm, the library will open today, February 14th, at 10:30 a.m.

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Closing early due to Winter Storm

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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Brown Bag Book Club Reads The Sparrow

February 13th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

sparrowFor 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.

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East of Eden book discussion RESCHEDULED DUE TO STORM!

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.

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Cancelled: Life in Paris – Pictures and Stories

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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Snugglin’ Slumber Soiree!

February 10th, 2014 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Children, Events

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.

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Wordsmith Maxine Kumin

February 7th, 2014 · Books, City Library, Local Author Series, Local History, Main Branch, NH Room, West Branch

Blue jays back out of the forest
reduced to December beggary
hammering sunflower seeds
under the gash of tin roof,
frost staining the windowpanes
sour rime coating the pastures-
unpardonable to pass out and
wake with Winter, this stranger
in this cold home in this cold bed.

from “Still to Mow”

Pulitzer prize winning poet and novelist Maxine Kumin passed away at her home in Warner, N.H on Thursday.  Rest easy, Maxine.

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East of Eden

February 6th, 2014 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

edenThe 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.

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Closing at 3:30 today (February 5th)

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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