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City warming stations open due to cold weather

February 19th, 2020 · News, Uncategorized

Due to expected extreme weather conditions, the Warming Station will be open the evenings of February 19th & 20th. Anyone seeking shelter, please sign in at New Horizons at 6 p.m. If New Horizons is at capacity, then you will be directed to the warming station for the evening.
Contact New Horizons at (603) 668-1877 with any questions.

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendations for February, 2020

February 19th, 2020 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News

Robots are a big theme in Science-Fiction, but AI’s are a class with this group. Some of the most interesting characters are intelligent robots, whether brought to the story as individual characters or hive-mind collectives. They’re a playground for embodying the best and the worst of human nature: sometimes they’re benevolent, sometimes oppressive. Often, they’re misunderstood, or struggling with the very real crisis of purpose and identity that we all struggle with. Check out this month’s list of books that showcase some of Science Fiction’s diverse portrayals of Artificial Intelligence.


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Introduction to LinkedIn: Making the Most of Social Networking in Your Career

February 18th, 2020 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News

Whether you are unemployed, happily employed, or looking for a change, LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to help advance your career. Join us in the Winchell Room at the Manchester City Library for an overview of how LinkedIn can strengthen your résumé. We’ll go over the basics of what LinkedIn offers, how to build your profile, and provide some tips when building your professional network. Join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM. This program is free to the public. For any questions, contact Susan Harmon:; 603-624-6550 x 3319.

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Presidents and First Ladies

February 17th, 2020 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

February marks the start of the Presidential Primaries and Caucuses, especially NH’s own First in the Nation Primary. While deciding who will be the next President of the United States, ever wonder what the lives of past presidents were like? Or how the lives the First Ladies were?

Our display cases by the front entrance and on the second floor of the rotunda have biographies of past U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. Looking for fun president trivia follow this link, for example, did you know Franklin Pierce recited his entire inauguration address from memory, all 3,319 words! Looking for First Lady trivia, like which First Lady used to be national president of the Girl Scouts? You can find the answer here as well as other fun facts about our First Ladies!

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Upcoming Changes to How Library Patrons Receive Books on Hold

February 15th, 2020 · Audiobooks, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, News, Technology, West Branch

There are changes coming soon to how your e-materials are held.

For the past few years, eBooks and audiobooks placed on hold have been automatically checked out when they became available — provided the user had fewer than three items currently checked out. This is changing on March 2, 2020. Items will no longer be automatically checked out to patrons’ digital accounts. Instead, the user will receive an email OR Libby app notification on their reading device (phone, tablet) about the available hold. Users will have two (2) days to take action on that hold. The action can either be:

•Manually checking out the hold within two (2) days.

•Deliver it later — Allowing the patron to assign a suspension period while maintaining their hold on the waiting list. If no action is taken by the patron, there is a one-time courtesy hold suspension of seven (7) days. If no action is taken the second time, the hold will be cancelled for that patron and the item will move to the next person waiting for the title.

If you have any questions of concerns regarding your e-materials please call us at the Information Desk at 624-6550 ext. 3319.

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Most Checked Out Romances of 2019

February 14th, 2020 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, West Branch

Here are the most checked out romance titles of 2019. Happy Reading!


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February 12th, 2020 · City Library, Events, Government Documents, Main Branch

It can be confusing to find benefits you may be eligible for., a website managed by the U.S. Department of Labor, has organized this task to make it much easier.  To learn more, please join us in the Winchell Room at Manchester City Library on Thursday, February 27th from 1:30-2:30.  A representative from will present the program live via the web!  They will answer questions after.  For more on the program at the library, see the attached flyer.  Hope to see you there!  Target audience is anyone who may find this knowledge useful for their clients, themselves or a loved one. For more information please contact Amy at 624-6550 ext. 3319.

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Winterfest 2020

February 11th, 2020 · Uncategorized

Here is the complete schedule for Winterfest 2020!

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NH Primary 2020

February 10th, 2020 · Uncategorized

Manchester residents: don’t forget to vote Tuesday, February 11th! Polls are open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. unless posted otherwise.

Voter Registration Requirements
Where do I vote?
Manchester Sample Ballots by Ward

Looking to celebrate the First-in-the-Nation primary? Visit MHT First in the Nation, your political hub for all things primary!

Questions? Please call the City Clerk’s office at: (603) 624-6455 during normal business hours.

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President’s Day

February 10th, 2020 · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

The Manchester City Library and the Manchester West Branch Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th, in observance of President’s Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday at our normal times and look forward to seeing you then.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

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