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Where am I? Photo Challenge Round 2 Week 2

October 22nd, 2020 · City Library, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

It’s Week 2 of Round 2 for the MCL Where am I? Photo Challenge. Need a refresher on the rules? Well each week we will post a picture from somewhere in Manchester. It is up to you to guess where. There will be a link with each photo to submit your answers. You can also email us at library@manchesternh.gov or call us at 624-6550 ext. 3319 with your answers. The people with the most correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card from a local Manchester business.

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October 2020 Science Fiction and Fantasy Recommendations

October 20th, 2020 · Books, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, West Branch

With great power comes great responsibility, or sometimes just a lot of bad luck. Some of my favorites here include Graceling and Spinning Silver!

Click here for our list or recommendations.

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Happy Halloween!

October 20th, 2020 · City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

Happy Halloween! Halloween might be different this year from years past. I have wonderful memories of Trick or Treating when I was younger. I remembered my grandmother making my sisters and I, our own “poodle” skirt. My skirt was unique, instead of having a poodle on it, my grandmother put a moose on it. Years later, my mom made me a Kit Kat bar costume out of poster board. We still having these costumes, as they hold precious memories. The library has many different materials to create your own Halloween celebration at home. Check-out the Halloween display at the library for party and costume ideas, music, stories, and more. Visit Hoopla, and check-out the selection. Have a safe and Happy Halloween! Susanna- Library Staff.

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Where Am I? Photo Challenge Round 2 Week 1

October 15th, 2020 · City Library, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

It’s round 2 for the MCL Where am I? Photo Challenge. Each week for 4 weeks we will post a picture from somewhere in Manchester. It is up to you to guess where. There will be a link with each photo to submit your answers. You can also email us at library@manchesternh.gov or call us at 624-6550 ext. 3319 with your answers. The people with the most correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card from a local Manchester business.

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

October 14th, 2020 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized

As the weather gets cooler and things get spookier, curl up with one of these animal-titled books, found on display at the library:  

http://findit.gmilcs.org/polaris/view.aspx?ctx=17&brs=117376

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100 Years of Hercule Poirot

October 13th, 2020 · Books, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, West Branch

Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in October of 1920. The story introduced her now famed character Hercule Poirot, a quirky detective from Belgium, who fled to England as a refugee in WWI. Christie based the character off of Belgian officers she assisted as a nurse during the war, and refugees fleeing to England from Belgium. Poirot has since been seen in dozens of novels, film adaptations, from Death on the Nile to Murder on the Orient Express, and remains a fan favorite to this day. Celebrate by reading one of the following books or audiobooks:

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Closed on Columbus Day

October 5th, 2020 · City Library, Main Branch

The Manchester City Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th, in observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen at our normally scheduled hours on Tuesday and look forward to serving you then.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

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Enemies-to-Lovers

October 1st, 2020 · Books, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, West Branch

Curl up on your couch and “unmask” these great reads.

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Banned Books Week

September 27th, 2020 · Banned Book Week, Books, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

It’s that time of year again. It’s Banned Books Week! The time to celebrate banned and challenged books. Most books are challenged or banned to protect others from what a person or a group will deem as inappropriate content and language. But censorship can be harmful, which is why libraries believe strongly in the freedom to read whatever materials you want. In honor of this, libraries celebrate Banned Books Week every year, so you can “Find your freedom to read.”

Curious about what the Top Ten Most Challenged Books Are? Click here for a complete list with reasons why they were challenged. You can also find out more about Banned Books Week and how it started on the American Library Association’s website. So come join us and read a banned book. We have lots to choose from. Come to the rotunda to pick one out or place one on hold for curbside pickup.

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Remembering the Notorious RBG

September 23rd, 2020 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, West Branch

Portrait by Bijou Karman

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a prominent force for women’s rights long before her appointment to the US Supreme Court in 1993. Ginsburg attended Cornell University, Harvard Law School, and Columbia University, but despite having top grades, she could not find work as a lawyer after graduating and turned to teaching instead. As a professor of law, Ginsburg co-founded the first law journal in the US dedicated to gender equality issues, and later became the first woman to receive tenure at Columbia Law School.

After arguing her first case in the US Supreme Court, Ginsburg gained attention from the American Civil Liberties Union. She founded the ACLU’s Women’s Right’s Project and served on the national board of the ACLU. In 1980, President Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, before she finally made it to the Supreme Court in 1993. RBG had an interesting and impactful life, populated with multiple battles with cancer that she never let slow her down. She has been an extremely important part of the fight for gender equality and women’s rights, and a role model for many; may her memory be a blessing.

Learn more about her life in the biopic On the Basis of Sex or the documentary RBG, or take a look at one of the following books :

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