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Curbside Refresher

December 2nd, 2020 · City Library, Curbside Piok-Up, Main Branch, News

The Library has returned to curbside and online services only for the next few weeks due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our community.  To utilize curbside services, please come to our Concord Street Parking lot. Curbside services will run:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 AM to 7 PM

§  When you are parked please call us at 624-6550 x3304 or x3314 to let us know you are here. 

§  We will get your holds and place them on the table in the library’s vestibule! 

§  If you are just picking up craft kits for our children’s programs, those are also on the table, so please take what you need. There’s no need to call us! For more info about craft kits and children’s programs dial x3328.

§  Please be mindful that multiple patrons may be calling at the same time so please be sure to check the names/initials on the item receipt(s) before you take the materials on the table!

§  Please give other patrons time and space to get their items.

§  If you have an accessibility issue and cannot leave your car, let us know and we’ll bag your materials and get them out to you.

§  If you don’t have a cell phone give us a call from home before you leave with your approximate time of arrival, and we’ll have your items on the table for you by the time you arrive.

§  Please put all returns in the outside book drops just like last time.      

§  There are still no fines and items are checked out for three weeks.

If you need assistance with a library card issue call us at 624-6550 and we will help you as we can renew your card over the phone. You can also apply for a new card online.     

If you miss browsing call 624-6550 x3320 (adults) or 624-6550 x3328 (kids) and tell us what you are looking for. We’ll pull some items based on your requests and have them ready for you on next business day.

If you need help with homework, call 624-6550 x3328. For other research call 624-6550 x3320.  Our librarians are here to assist you with picking up resources via curbside and assist you with our online resources.  

Please continue to place returns in the outside bins for us to empty. The Library Staff and Trustees are sorry for the inconvenience for the step back in services.

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Library Catalog Maintenance – January 22

January 20th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Library Databases, Main Branch, News, Technology

On Friday, January 22nd, our public catalog will be down for system maintenance. During this time neither the staff catalogs nor public catalogs will be available. eBooks and remote access to our electronic resources (databases) will likewise be unavailable. For assistance in locating materials for curbside pick-up please visit the information desk, or call us at 624-6550 x 3319 or 3320. We thank you for your patience.

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Library card not working over the weekend?

January 19th, 2021 · Audiobooks, Books, City Library, E-Books, Library Databases, Streaming Movies & Music

A fire on the Queen City Bridge over the weekend took down some of the cables belonging to our consortium’s internet service provider. As a result, services like OverDrive, Kanopy and Hoopla were unavailable to Manchester City Library patrons over the weekend. You may have received an error message telling you that your card was invalid or could not be authenticated. We apologize for the disruption in service. Your card should be working properly now. Please give us a call at (603) 624-6550 or email if you run into any more problems.

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Taxes 101

January 19th, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch, Virtual Programs

Join AARP Tax Aide representative Stacey S. for a basic overview of how to file your taxes. She’ll cover the important documents you might need, how to fill out the 1040 form, electronic filing options, and resources for if you need help.

Join us on Friday, February 19, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom. For questions, call Susan Harmon at 603-624-6550 x3320 or email Signup for this program is required! You can sign up through our Library Calendar and receive a link to the zoom event after registration.

Sign up here:

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 16th, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch

Do have any New Year’s resolutions? Is one of your resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle? There are many different diets out there to follow, but which one to choose? Below is information on three diets: Vegan, Autoimmune Paleo, Ketogenic. The information describes some of the benefits from each diet, and the guidelines for each of them. In January 2017, I decided to follow the Autoimmune Paleo diet. This was an easier step for me because I was already gluten-free, and limiting how much dairy I had. My family follows this diet also, but each in their own way.
The library has many different resources that describes the science behind these diets, and recipe books to go along with them. One of my favorite cookbooks that the library has in its collection: Bakerita, by Rachel Conners. You can still be on a diet, and have dessert too. Bakerita has many Paleo and Vegan recipes, I have made several of these recipes. Recently, I made an orange cake with coconut yogurt frosting. This cake was delicious, it was moist, and the frosting had the consistency of “whipped cream.”
Search our catalog for recipe books on these various diets. Request materials and pick them up through curbside. Also, visit our ebook platforms for additional resources. Have a safe and healthier New Year! Susanna: Library Staff

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Martin Luther King Day

January 14th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Library Closings, Main Branch

Manchester City Library services, including curbside pick-up service, will be closed on Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen on Tuesday morning at our normal time.

We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday.

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Top Thrillers of 2020!

January 13th, 2021 · Books

Did you miss out on some of the hottest Thrillers of 2020? Well, now is your chance! Here are 20 of the top circulated thrillers from last year.

Happy Reading!


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Adult Crafts – Scratch-Off Calendar

January 12th, 2021 · Adult Take & Make Crafts, City Library, Curbside Piok-Up, Events, Main Branch

It’s time to start 2021 off with a little fun. Let’s begin the year with a crafty adventure by making your own Scratch-Off Calendar!

The kits are easy, customizable and your finished calendar can be enjoyed any time, shared with family and friends or given as a gift.

Kits will be available for pickup through curbside service starting January 12, 2021, at 10 AM while supplies last. These kits are for adults only. For more information about crafts for Teens and Children please visit our Library Calendar.

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Library network is up again

January 12th, 2021 · Uncategorized

The city’s Information Systems department, after much hard work, has fixed the problem. There is still some work to be done, but you should be able to reach us now via email at

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Library network down

January 12th, 2021 · Uncategorized

The staff network is down temporarily. This appears to be a city-wide problem. You can still search our catalog, however. Call 603-624-6550 if you need help.

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Help Me Find My Next Book

January 8th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Teens

Have you ever finished a book, but then were at a loss for what to read next? Or have an idea what kinds of books you want to read, but have a hard time narrowing down your choices? Well, we can help you with that! Try our new Help Me Find My Next Book service. You tell us what you’re interested in, and then we send you a list of recommendations. Choose the titles that you want from the list, and we’ll let you know when they’re ready to pick up using our curbside service.

Happy Reading!

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