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Library closing early due to snowstorm

January 4th, 2018 · City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

The Manchester City Library and our branch will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 4th due to the snowstorm. We plan on reopening for normal business hours on Friday January 5th.  Stay safe and warm!

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We have a winner!

December 26th, 2017 · Books, City Library, Main Branch

Not sure what to read next? Find your next great book in the 2017 Award Winners display at the main library.

Award Winners Display

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Library closing early due to snow

December 22nd, 2017 · City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

The Manchester City Library and West Manchester Community Library will close at 1:30 p.m. today (Friday, 12/22) due to the weather. Both buildings will re-open Tuesday, December 26th at their usual times.

We wish everyone a happy holiday, and safe travels!

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Christmas & New Years closings

December 19th, 2017 · City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

Both the Manchester City Library and the West Manchester Branch Library will be closed Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas, and Saturday, December 30th through Monday, December 1st in observance of New Year’s Day.

The library staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Book Discussion Schedule now Online!

December 11th, 2017 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized

What are you reading this month? Why not join fellow Manchester patrons in a book discussion group?

On January 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM, in the Hunt Room, the Thursday Book Discussion group will meet to discuss Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. It’s a story of a runaway slave on her dangerous path to freedom, a National Book Award winner, and Oprah Book Club selection. Books are available for pick up at the Circulation Desk after December 14, 2017.

On January 30, 2018, at 12:15 PM, in the Hunt Room, the Brown Bag Book Club will meet to discuss East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It’s a sprawling and often brutal novel that follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Books are available for pickup at the Circulation Desk after December 26, 2017.

To find out more about upcoming book club meetings, check out the scheduled readings and discussion dates on our new Book Discussions page. Or click on the link for “Book Discussions” under “Find” in the Site Navigation menu.

-Sue

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MCL Notes – winter newsletter

November 29th, 2017 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, West Branch

The Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library are here for you, through the holiday season and beyond. Find out what’s new and upcoming in the latest issue of MCL Notes! This issue covers the months of December – February.

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

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System upgrade: our library catalog will be unavailable.

November 28th, 2017 · Art Room, Audiobooks, Books, Children, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, NH Room, Teens, Uncategorized, West Branch

On Thursday, November 30th, our public catalog will be down for a system upgrade. During this time neither the staff catalogs nor public catalogs will be available. eBooks and remote access to our electronic resources (databases) will likewise be unavailable. The Internet will still be available to patrons. For assistance in locating materials please visit the information desk, or call us at 624-6550 x 3319 or 3320. We thank you for your patience.

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hoopla meets your big screen!

November 23rd, 2017 · Uncategorized

hoopla is now even more accessible with new apps available for Apple TV and Fire TV!


Apple tvWith Apple TV, hoopla users are able to browse, search, borrow, and stream audiobooks, movies, music, and television.  Additional features include closed captions and access to favorites to revisit saved content.

The hoopla app is available on 4th and 5th generation devices.


fireTVWith Fire TV, hoopla users are able to browse, search, borrow, and stream movies and television. Easily toggle on Kids Mode to filter content for ages 13 and under. Additional features include closed captions and access to favorites to revisit saved content.


Roku and androidtv coming soon!Stay tuned for new apps for Roku and Android TV!

For a detailed FAQ on each of the devices, including downloading and syncing information, visit hoopla help.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21st, 2017 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

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Both branches of the Manchester City Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Friday at our normal time of 9:30 a.m. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you for your support throughout the year. The library staff wishes you and yours a peaceful and joyful holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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Amy’s Baked Butternut Squash with Apples

November 14th, 2017 · City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized, West Branch

Fall is here, which means you may now make yummy comfort food (yay).  One of my favorites is butternut squash with apples.  Everyone probably has their favorite way of making this one so here is my twist on it.  This is a good recipe for busy folks who don’t derive pleasure from slaving over a hot stove at the end of the day.

Ingredients:

  • Package of chopped butternut squash. It’ll probably be like 3-4 cups.
  • 2 medium sized apples washed then sliced with one of those round apple slicer/corer things.

You know, one of these things:

  • Don’t worry about the peel. That’s where the vitamins are anyway.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A couple shakes of cinnamon, Camp Mix© (original flavor), dried rosemary, and dried thyme

Mix in a bowl. Pour into 10″ X 10″ glass baking dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Drop  4 pea-sized pads of butter over the top.  Cover loosely with foil and place on middle rack of 325°-350° oven.  Bake for 50 minutes.  Check after 30 minutes.  Squash should be fork tender, as they say.

Adjust with a little more Camp Mix© to taste.  It’ll be awesome, believe me.

Check out these cookbooks at the library that have other fall favorites and enjoy the season.

Real Cidermaking On a Small Scale (Book)

Harvest Maine (ebook)

Amy H.

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