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Read the Rainbow

June 11th, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch

Celebrate Pride Month by reading the rainbow.

Read the Rainbow

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June BookPage

June 9th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized

The June issue of BookPage is in! Come pick up a copy at the Information Desk or by the holds shelf during any of our open hours. You can also flip through the digital format of current and older issues here.

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D-Day

June 6th, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch

June 6, 1944. At 6:30am on that fateful day, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy at the start of Operation Overlord. D-Day was monumental in invading German-occupied France and Western Europe. Approximately 156,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches and more than 4,000 troops lost their lives that day. This invasion is still considered one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history. D-Day and Operation Overlord were a success, leading to the liberation of France and a major turning point for the Allied Forces. Many documentaries and films have been made about the Normandy landings, films like D-Day: Last Words and Band of Brothers. For books about D-Day, come see our display case at the top of the stairs.

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendations for June

June 5th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch

Animal Companions are a common feature of many beloved fantasy books, and can sometimes be well-developed characters or important element of the plot. Have you ever wished for your very own animal companion, who could speak to you and share in your amazing adventures? A loyal wolf, a talking cat, or a fire-spitting dragon at your side? Fall into these fantastic worlds with some of the most interesting animal companions in Fantasy!

 

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MCL Notes – Summer Newsletter

June 2nd, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

Hot off the press! The Manchester City Library’s newsletter, MCL Notes June/July/August 2021 edition, is now available. Check out all the new and exciting things we are offering this summer.

So 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 summer season.

MCL Notes – Summer 2021

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

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Adult Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales Launch!

June 1st, 2021 · Adult Summer Reading Program, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized

Sign up today to participate in the Manchester City Library’s first ever Adult Summer Reading Program!

The Manchester City Library is pleased to announce that registration opens today, June 1, for the Adult Summer Reading Program! Adults 19+ can register at any time and the program runs from June 18 to August 14. Keep reading for more information on how to register, participate, and win prizes!

Registration

Paperless: Signup, log reading and activity, and exchange points for raffle tickets online at manchesternh.readsquared.com or download the ReadSquared app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Unplugged: Visit the Info Desk at the Library’s Main Branch on Pine Street! Keep track using the paper log sheets included in your welcome packet. Visit the Info Desk to submit your activity logs and exchange points for tickets.

Earn Points

  • Keep track of the minutes you read!
  • You can log up to 300 minutes per day.
  • Earn more points by attending Library Programs! The librarian will give you a password at the end of the event to claim your points.
  • Complete Mission Activities for even more points!

Win Prizes

  • Read for 1000 minutes to earn a coupon for a free cone at Ben & Jerry’s!
  • Use earned points to purchase raffle tickets.
  • 1 raffle ticket = 100 points.
  • You can only win one raffle prize during the Summer Reading Program, so purchase your tickets carefully!
  • Raffle tickets will be drawn at 8:30am on the posted date of the raffle. All tickets must be claimed by that time to qualify for entry.
  • 21+ prizes require ID at pickup.

Raffle Prizes

Click here to check out each week’s raffle prizes! 

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Queer Cinema

May 29th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs

Cinema has been an integral part of Queer artistic expression for many years. This June, the Manchester City Library invites patrons to celebrate PRIDE month through the lens of Cinema with a virtual presentation on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

Liz Ryan, Librarian and Film Scholar, will explore LGBTQ milestones and trailblazers in cinema, covering groundbreaking films like Paris is Burning, directors like Gregg Araki and Gus Van Sant, and ongoing issues such as representation behind and in front of the camera.

For questions, call Sue Harmonat 603-624-6550 x3320 or email sharmon@manchesternh.gov

Signup for this program is not required, but if you’d like a reminder email, you can sign up through our library calendar! You’ll also receive an email with the Zoom meeting link! Visit www.manchesterlibrary.org and click on “Upcoming Events” to view the library calendar. Click here to be taken directly to the event, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=i1&lmx=%CF%60c%2C%AF%AAu&v=3

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Picture Book Writing Workshop

May 27th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Events, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, Teens, Virtual Programs

Picture books for children are poems with pictures. They can be very funny. They can bring a family memory to life. Maria Popova describes picture books as “stories that tackle with elegant simplicity such complexities as uncertainty, loneliness, loss, and the cycle of life.”

What makes a story one that children will love?  What are the components that blend and form the structure and beauty of a picture book story? 

The Manchester City Library invites adults and teens to stretch their creativity in this two-week, virtual workshop on Thursdays, June 24 and July 1 at 6:30 pm. Participants will explore word by word and image by image how a few picture books are made. Please join author Terry Farish to explore the narrative components that help a picture book sing.

Terry will offer prompts and guidelines for participants to write their own picture book in Part I of the workshop. Part II is a Picture Book Writing Group in which participants are invited to share their picture books in progress and join in discussion about group members’ work. Discussion in the group is on based noting what’s really alive in a story.

Terry Farish is the author of many picture books. Her first is The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, illustrated by Barry Root, (Candlewick).  Her forthcoming picture book is A Feast for Joseph with OD Bonny, illustrated by Ken Daley. (Groundwood) Her young adult books include The Good Braider, a novel in verse.  She volunteers for The Telling Room supporting teen writers and writes for InDepthNH, the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism.  Please meet her at https://terryfarish.com

For questions, call Sue Harmon at 603-624-6550 x3320 or email sharmon@manchesternh.gov

Signup for this program is required! Visit www.manchesterlibrary.org and click on “Upcoming Events” to view the library calendar. Click here to be taken directly to the event listing, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=i1&lmx=%CF%60c%22%AF%ACv&v=3

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Memorial Day

May 24th, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch

The Manchester City Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st for the observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at our regular time. We hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday.

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New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them

May 22nd, 2021 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs

Join the Manchester City Library on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6pm for an illuminating presentation via Zoom on New England Lighthouses!

Jeremy D’Entremont, president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation, joins us to share the history of New England’s historic and picturesque lighthouses. He will focus on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. The presentation is illustrated with historic and recent photographs, as well as audio and video clips. Special attention is paid to Boston Light, the oldest light station on the North American continent, and Minot’s Ledge Light, the famous wave-swept tower off the south shore of Massachusetts.

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities.

For questions, call Caitlin at 603-624-6550 x3320 or email cdionne@manchesternh.gov

Signup for this program is not required, but if you’d like a reminder email, you can sign up through our library calendar! You’ll also receive an email with the Zoom meeting link! Click on “Upcoming Events” to view the library calendar. Click here to be taken directly to the event, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=i1&lmx=%CF%60c%22%AE%AF%7D&v=3

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