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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

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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 ereddy@manchesternh.gov 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: www.theedgars.com.

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National Library Week: April 12th-18th

April 10th, 2015 · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, Main Branch, National Library Week, News, Newsletter, NH Room, Trustees

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This year’s theme is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library. Have you checked out an eBook from the library? What about an eReader? Have you used an online database to learn a new language? What about taking home the newest DVD title or a recent magazine? There are a plethora of services for you to try at your libraries this spring! As part of National Library Week, Portland Pie Co. will be donating $1 from every pizza and Shipyard ale sold on Thursday April 16th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM to the Manchester City Library Foundation! Stop by and have a pizza to help support your libraries! We will also be celebrating Patron Appreciation Day on Friday, April 17th, so stop in and visit with us!

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Harpist Lisa Washington Calvo

April 7th, 2015 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

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Join us for a performance by Harpist Lisa Washington Calvo in the library rotunda as part of National Library Week. Lisa has performed for countless professional freelance engagements in the New England area. Lisa began her harp studies in the Richmond (VA) Public Schools Harp Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Harp Performance at Oberlin College and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. She studied during the summer at the Salzedo Harp Colony (Camden, Maine) and also at the Brevard Music Center (North Carolina). Her teachers have included Ann Williams, Jackie Pates, Elizabeth Dechent, Alice Chalifoux and Ann Hobson Pilot. Lisa served as full-time harpist at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Boston for over five years.

Lisa will be playing in the library rotunda on April 14th from 1:30-3:30.  Please stop in and enjoy her beautiful music.

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Driving-tests.org Partners with the Manchester City Library

April 2nd, 2015 · City Library, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, Teens

imagesAre you, your teenager, or someone you know taking driver’s ed? Learning to ride a motorcycle this spring? Going for a commercial driver’s license (CDL)? We can help! Visit Manchester.driving tests.org from the library’s Databases page to get started. Download full copies of the State of New Hampshire Driver’s Manual, Motorcycle Operator Manual and New Hampshire CDL Driver’s Guide. Test your knowledge with one of ten practice tests, six motorcycle practice tests, and 3 CDL practice tests. No ads! No library card required. No need to create an account. What are you
waiting for?
Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., and not associated with or endorsed by the NH Department of Motor Vehicles. We encourage patrons to verify all answers with the official State of New Hampshire Driver’s Manual.

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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

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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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