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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2016 · Books, City Library, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, Teens, Trustees, West Branch


Happy Halloween to you all! Looking for a creepy, spine chilling new book to read? Here’s a list of popular 2016 horror novels from the popular website Goodreads. If you find one that tickles your fancy give us a call (624-6550 ext. 3320) and we’ll locate a copy for you.

So are you reading anything scary this Halloween?

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Gifts in Jars

October 31st, 2016 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

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This week I’d like to bring your attention to a cool new D.I.Y. craft book titled “Gifts in Jars: Homemade Cookie Mixes, Soup Mixes, Candles, Lotions, Teas and More!” by Natalie Wise.
This book arrives just in time for your preholiday gift making extravaganzas that will be taking place in your homes this holiday season. Included are ideas for that perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift as well as different gifts for everyone on your holiday “shopping” list.

ART 748.82 WIS

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Cemetery Scavenger Hunt postponed to 10/29

October 21st, 2016 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, Trustees


The library’s annual Cemetery Scavenger Hunt has been happening for the past 10 years and is a way to bring Manchester’s history alive to a new generation. Many of our attendees to this program often end up asking questions about the city’s past.  Did you know that the cemetery was designed as a “garden cemetery” and was designed to be a place where the public can stroll along its walkways?  What better way to promote the intent of the cemetery’s Founders than to bring children and families to discover its treasures?  Showing off this gem in our inner city is in no way meant to be disrespectful.  We want to encourage visits to this beautiful location!

We are expecting rainy weather tomorrow, so we have postponed tomorrow’s (October 22nd) Cemetery Scavenger Hunt at the Valley Cemetery. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 29th. If you have any questions please contact the children’s Room at 624-6550 ext. 3328.








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Monster Mash Coloring for Adults

October 17th, 2016 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, News


We’re planning for a colorful fall season here at the library. Come on in and try out one of the most recent popular trends for adults: adult coloring! We are offering a series of adult coloring programs this Fall! Drop in, sit down, and relax with some quiet time and experience the benefits of meditative coloring. Studies show that coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness.

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 and enjoy the company. This month’s theme is inspired by Halloween and the Halloween song The Monster Mash.  Join us on Monday night, October 24th at 6 PM in the Winchell Room for a spooky good time.  For more information, please contact Yvonne at 624-6550 ext. 3320. We hope you will join us!

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The Mystery of September 11 and the State Lotteries

October 13th, 2016 · Books, Events, Local Author Series, News


Harold Rosen, provides compelling new evidence from many state lotteries that reveals obvious and suspicious patterns. And quite surprisingly those results show a direct relationship to September 11, 2001. In this book, he tells the true story how his volunteer work with law enforcement civic groups developed into a more disturbing reality. Further research confirmed an interconnectivity between tragic events and many state lotteries: aviation accidents, mass transit crimes, the movie industry, and much more. It is Mr. Rosen’s patriotism and strong moral beliefs that impels him to seek justice not for him alone but for all the innocent people who were victims from those attacks. And it is his foremost priority to bring this story to the forefront and to initiate a formal investigation so all states will have “fair and honest” lottery games.  Join us on October 17th at 7 PM in the Winchell Room, when Harold will here to talk about his book and copies may be purchased online.  For more information contact Mary Gallant at 624-6550 ext. 3311.

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‘Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body’

October 11th, 2016 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, News


For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected.  But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.  Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.  And use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  This is program sponsored by the Alzheimer Association with Charlie Zoeller will be our guest speaker.  Join us on October 18th at 6:30 in the Winchell Room. This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.  For more information contact David at 624-6550 ext. 3328.

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Columbus Day

October 7th, 2016 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch


The Main Library and the West Manchester Branch Library will be closed on Monday, October 11th for the observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen at our normal times on Tuesday and look forward to serving you then.  We hope that you and yours have a safe and happy holiday.

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Intro To eBooks Class

October 3rd, 2016 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

maxresdefaultHave a tablet? Want to access free eBooks? Come to the library and learn about the eBook services the
Manchester City Library offers, like Overdrive and Bibliotheca. Anyone with questions about eBooks or how their device works is welcome! Join us on October 11th at 2:30 PM in the Winchell Room. For questions or more information please contact Carlos Pearman at 624-6550 ext. 3342 or at for details.

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Election Mayhem

October 1st, 2016 · City Library, Main Branch, News, West Branch

It’s hard to believe, but the Presidential election is less than a month away.  In the months leading up to this moment, you have probably been accosted by slanderous media reports left and right.  Perhaps you’ve considered leaving your party for the other, or maybe not even voting at all?

As citizens of this country, it is our right and duty to vote.  It’s easy to be discouraged by the barrage of negative coverage, but nonetheless, we have an obligation to be informed voters if we seek to bring about the change we so desire.  That’s why we, as information providers, want to make sure you have access to non-partisan information that will help you make an informed choice, based on reliable, unbiased facts.  Remember this:  the source matters.

In order to sift the good (i.e., accurate) information from the bad, we have compiled a list of unbiased websites to help you look at the facts objectively.  Stop in at the library and pick up one of our election bookmarks.  Do the research.  VOTE.


C-SPAN Video Library (search by keyword)

Commission on Presidential Debates


Political TV Ad Archive


U.S. Election Assistance Commission


Manchester Voting Information

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The Manchester City Library Foundation

September 27th, 2016 · 100th Anniversary, Books, City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, Trustees, West Branch


The Manchester City Library Foundation plays an important role in supporting the day to day services that your library provides to the community.  Would you like to make a difference and join a fun and creative fundraising team?  Then consider joining our Foundation. The Manchester City Library Foundation is still seeking new board members to help raise funds for the library. There is no residency requirement and we only ask that you be willing to help with fundraising activities in a low key environment. This is a great board to get your feet wet with fundraising! For more information, contact Chair Matt Johnson at

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