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Memorial Day!

May 28th, 2016 · Books, Children, Events, News, Teens, Trustees


The Manchester City Library will be closed Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th for the observance of Memorial Day. The Manchester West Branch Library will also be closed on Monday May 30th, as well. We will reopen on Tuesday at our regular times: 9:30 at the main library and 12:30 at the Branch. We hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday.

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Hot, hot, hot off the presses! Our Summer Newsletter!

May 27th, 2016 · Book Group, Children, City Library, Computer Classes, E-Books, Events, Family Fare, Foundation, Library Databases, Local History, Main Branch, Movies, Museum Passes, News, Newsletter, NH Room, Summer Reading Program, Teens, West Branch

The summer 2016 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 August.

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

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Celebrating Lewis and Clark

May 24th, 2016 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch


14 May 1804
St. Louis, Missouri

Dear Papa and Mama,

There is much excitement in the St. Louis area today! Captain William Clark and his men started up the Missouri River this morning on their way to meet with Meriwether Lewis. Many came out, in spite of the trifling rain, to wish them a safe and fruitful journey.

President Jefferson has commissioned Lewis and Clark to lead an expedition to explore the unknown lands and search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean. He has also charged them with keeping a log and recording observations of all they see.

Oh, how I wish I could accompany these brave men on their journey! It must be so frightening and exciting to set out for strange and wild places. Would it not be a wondrous thing if all their findings should one day be on display for all to see? That is my heart’s desire; may I live to see that happen.

Your loving and obedient son,

Discover the story of Lewis & Clark this month at your library! We’ve put a collection of titles on display for you to explore.

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Taking Chance

May 20th, 2016 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies


In recognition of Armed Forces Day we are offering a special Saturday screening of Taking Chance.  Inspired by the true story of the United States Marine who volunteered to escort the remains of a nineteen year old soldier who was killed in Iraq to his small hometown in remote Wyoming. Join us on Saturday May 21st at 11 AM in our spacious and air-conditioned auditorium.  For more information please contact Ruth at 624-6550 ext. 3307.

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Wireless Printing is Here!

May 14th, 2016 · Children, City Library, Main Branch, News, Technology, Teens, Trustees, West Branch


Attention WiFi patrons! Now you can print documents from your laptop, tablet, smartphone or other wireless device.

All you need is an e-mail address. Register at or follow the link on the library’s home page: You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail including links to upload or e-mail documents.

Prices are the same as our existing print and copy services: $0.20/page b&w, $0.35/page color.

You can also use the new wireless printing service to print documents from your PC or device at home or work. Documents sent via WiFi will remain in our print queue for up to six (6) hours! Imagine sending a print job from work and then picking it up at the library on your way home. Now you can!

Supported file formats include: .jpg .bmp .xls .xlsx .doc .docx .ppt .pptx .txt .pdf

If you need to print a web page, not just a file, try saving the webpage as a PDF first.

Visit the information desk in the rotunda, or contact the library at 624-6550 x 3319 or for more information.

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West Branch Library is closed today (May 13).

May 13th, 2016 · City Library, Events, News, NH Room, Teens, West Branch

Due to the police activity on the west side of Manchester our Branch Library will be closed today, May 13th.  The branch will reopen on Monday May 16th at 12:30 pm.

Please keep our Manchester Police Officers and their families in your thoughts.

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All the Light We Cannot See

May 13th, 2016 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch


For the month of May the Brown Bag Book Club will be reading All the Light that We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  This popular best-selling novel is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.  Plan to join us on May 31st at 12:15 PM in the Hunt Room. Bring your lunch – dessert is on us!  For more information contact Information Department at 624-6550 ext. 3319.

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Adult Coloring – Spring Has Sprung!

May 10th, 2016 · City Library, Events, Main Branch


You’re invited!

We’re having a coloring party on Monday, May 23rd, at 6 pm in the Winchell Room. Come on in and try out the hottest hobby trend for adults: adult coloring! The library will provide coloring pages from books designed especially for adults, as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons. If you prefer, you can bring your own coloring materials to use and enjoy the company.  For more information or to register please call Yvonne or the information desk at 624-6550 ext. 3320.

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A Special Movie Event

May 9th, 2016 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies


The Manchester City Library will be having a special Saturday screening of the movie Taking Chance.

Inspired by the true story of the United States Marine who volunteered to escort the remains of a nineteen year old soldier who was killed in Iraq to his small hometown in remote Wyoming  For more information contact please call Ruth at 624-6550 ext. 3307.

Plan to join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 11 AM in our spacious and air conditioned auditorium.

See you at the movies!

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Well Guarded Secrets!

May 8th, 2016 · City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees


Presenting  Mr. Preston Heller, a mentalist and magician, in his mind blowing program, Well Guarded Secrets. Preston is a mind-smith (aka a mentalist) who easily reads minds, projects thoughts to others, divines information held secret, predict results, and much more.  Preston Heller’s show, “Well Guarded Secrets” involves a good deal of audience participation. Why? Because mentalism works best, and is most entertaining, when there is a spirit of cooperation between the mentalist and those in attendance. The result is always a surprising experience for the attendees and is great fun for all present.  And while the show is spiced with a lot of sophisticated humor, it is 100% family friendly (recommended for ages 12 and up). Join us on Thursday May 19th at 7 PM in the Winchell Room. This event is free and open to the public.

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