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Introduction to MS Word 2010

March 7th, 2017 · City Library, Computer Classes, Events, Main Branch

Free Introduction to MS Word 2010

Thursday March 30th, 2017 – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Winchell Room

Come learn how to create a flyer, resume, or form letter!  We will create and save a file, learn basic functions such as cut, copy, paste, tabbing and setting margins and have fun with text features such as bold, italic, font size, and font color.  Come join us for this relaxed, hands-on class.

Sign up now by calling Amy H. at the Library at 624-6550.  Seating is limited.

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When Did Vampires Become So Popular?

March 6th, 2017 · Books, Children, City Library, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, Teens, West Branch

Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897, vampires have held a unique and adaptable place in popular Western Culture. Whether your preferred vampire has sharp, pointed teeth or sparkles in the sunlight; shrieks at garlic or holy symbols; or dies by decapitation, stake, or sunlight, you have probably seen, read, or heard of a vampire that’s been adapted, reinvented, or reimagined.

Legends and stories of blood-sucking supernatural creatures span the globe, and have been told for centuries. The word “vampire” was added to the English Oxford Dictionary in 1734, due to a surge in medical reports of the condition.

It can be argued that the popularity of vampires as we know them didn’t begin until Anne Rice wrote Interview with the Vampire in 1976, though she doesn’t like to take credit. By 2009, the paranormal subgenre made up 17.16% of the popular romance genre. Since then, the paranormal has taken a firm hold in readers’ interests across all age groups including teens and children.

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Spring 2017 MCL Notes!

March 5th, 2017 · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch


Hot off the press!  Here is the latest edition of our library newsletter – Spring 2017 MCL Notes!

The Spring issue of the Manchester City Library’s newsletter, “MCL Notes” is here! Catch up on what’s been happening at the libraries—there is plenty to read about! Get the scoop on the programs we have planned from now throughout the Spring.

MCL Notes – Spring 2017

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

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NH Room hours by appointment only March 6-11th

March 3rd, 2017 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, NH Room


New Hampshire Room by appointment! (next week!)
The New Hampshire Room will be open by appointment only during the next week (March 6-11th) as we complete carpeting projects effecting the offices on the second floor of the library.

Should you need to use New Hampshire Room materials please make an appointment by calling Steve or Sarah at 624-6550. So just give us a jingle if you need to access the New Hampshire Room materials and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Thanks for your patience.


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Announcing the Winter Quidditch Games

February 27th, 2017 · Ages 6-13, Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch


Come one, come all to the Winter Quidditch Games! On Friday, March 3rd at 3 PM, Muggle and Magical children alike are invited to come play Harry Potter’s favorite game  Bring your own broom, if you can, or use one of ours to participate in an instructional pickup game and skill activities on the Amherst St. lawn.  Come prepared to get snowy and wet, depending on weather conditions.  This event is meant for ages 6-12 and registration is required.  For more information please contact David at 624-6550 ext. 3324


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Free Family Movie! Storks

February 25th, 2017 · 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, Movies, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch



Winterfest starts on Monday and we are offering a free Family Movie! Join us on Monday, February 27th, at 3:00 PM in the West Branch Meeting Room as we screen this very funny family cartoon.
Eager to have a younger sibling, a lonely kid (voiced by Anton Starkman) beseeches the storks to deliver a baby to his workaholic parents — despite the fact that the birds have long since gotten out of the baby business, and now courier packages for an Internet merchant. But the discovery of an infant in the warehouse inventory forces the delivery service’s recently promoted stork owner (Andy Samberg) to deliver one last bundle of joy. Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Danny Trejo also lend their voices to this animated comedy. Families are welcome. For more information please call 624-6560.







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Wildlife Encounters

February 25th, 2017 · Ages 0-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-13, Children, Events, Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, West Branch


Wildlife Encounters!
Announcing an exciting Winterfest Program on Tuesday, February 28th at 2:00 PM!  Wildlife Encounters will be visiting the West Manchester Branch Library. Come learn about some wonderful and exciting animals.  You will learn to tell which animals are ‘hands-on’ and which ones are ‘hands-off’! This is a free, family friendly event. For more information, please call 624-6560.






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West Branch Delayed Opening on Monday, the 27th

February 24th, 2017 · City Library, Events, West Branch



Our West Branch Library will be opening at 1 PM on Monday, February 27th due to a planned power outage by Eversource.  We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

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Spring 2017 Movies

February 22nd, 2017 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies, West Branch



Here is the line up for our Spring 2017 “afternoon at the movies” series.  We are continuing with our “featured actor” theme, and this Spring we are featuring movies with Kirk Douglas. All movies are closed captioned and show on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM. For more information please contact Ruth at 624-6550 ext. 3307.

March 1 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) G 127 mins.

March 8 – Deepwater Horizon PG13 97 min.

March 15 – Take the Lead PG13  108 min.

March 22 –  Queen of Katwe PG 124 min.

March 29 –  Star Trek Beyond PG13 120 min.

April 5 –  Lust For Life (1956) NR 122 min.

April 12 –  The Magnificent Seven (2016) PG13 128 min.

April 19 –  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows PG13 112 mins.

April 26 –  Finding Dory PG 103 min.

May 3 –  Ben-Hur (2016) PG13 123 min.

May 10 –  Champion (1949) NR 99 min.

May 17 –  Florence Foster Jenkins PG13 110 mins.

May 24 –  Sully PG13 96 min.

May 31 –  Warcraft PG13 123 mins.

See you at the movies!










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Save the Date for our Wine Toss!

February 22nd, 2017 · City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch



On April 12, 2017 the Manchester City Library Foundation will helps us celebrate National Library Week with a Wine, Spirit and Beer Toss!  We’ll be tossing rings to hook a bottle to raise funds to help us renovate the main library’s children’s room in the near future!  The event is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and will be held in the Carpenter Memorial Library’s newly renovated Rotunda.  Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.


If you are interested in being a sponsor for the event please contact the library and please RSVP to Mary Gallant at 624-6550 X3311 so we have a head count!

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