Calling 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.
April 27th, 2015 · Children, City Library, Events, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees
April 20th, 2015 · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch
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.
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.
March 30th, 2015 · Books, City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, National Library Week, News, NH Room, Trustees
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.