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Movie Afternoon: Testament, directed by Lynn Littman. PG

October 22nd, 2021 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies

Visit the library’s historic auditorium for an afternoon at the movies on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11:30am.

We will be showing the 1983 film Testament, directed by Lynn Littman, rated PG, with a runtime of 90 minutes. This post-apocalyptic movie follows a mother and her family as she navigates life after a nuclear blast.

For a fascinating presentation about Films of the Atomic Age, please see our program on Friday, November 19 at 7:00pm EST via Zoom.

For questions, call Sue Harmon at 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! 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%60%60%27%A9%A9v&v=3

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The October Book Page is in!

October 20th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News

Articles include a roundup of this year’s notable graphic novels. The roundup includes Bubble by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan, which can be found in our adult collection; and our teen collection includes Run by the late Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis.  Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe is on order by other GMILCS libraries as well. You can pick up Book Page for free at the library desk, or online.

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Read something spooky this October!

October 19th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Holidays, Main Branch, West Branch

Check out the historical fiction display for some gothic horror-type novels.

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendations for October

October 15th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Teens, West Branch

Villains come in many different iterations, but the most iconic are definitely the Dark Lords and Ladies. These evil rulers go the extra mile for their role in storytelling, offering an antagonist for your favorite protagonist and major influence over other aspects of the story. Their lofty position doesn’t often allow for much characterization, often leading to a portrayal of moral absolutes: light against dark.

You’ll find some traditional Dark Lords and Ladies in this list, but also quite a few divergent takes on this traditional storytelling trope. For example, the comedic portrayal in Dark Lord of Derkholm; likable rulers that do terrible things, like in A Game of Thrones; and rulers of traditionally dark settings, but ultimately are a force of good, like in White Night.

 

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Humpty Dumpty

October 12th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch

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Columbus Day

October 6th, 2021 · Children, City Library, Events, Holidays, Main Branch, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, October 11th, in observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen at our normal times on Tuesday and look forward to serving you then.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

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Happy Halloween

October 5th, 2021 · Children, City Library, Events, Holidays, Main Branch

Halloween is approaching quickly. The library has many different materials for Halloween celebrations at home. We have a wide range of Halloween selections from children’s picture books to books on costume designs, to books on pumpkin painting and carving. Some of our staff members painted pumpkins for Halloween and we need your help! Tell us who painted your favorite pumpkin. Vote in the comment section of the blog or “like” the photo on our Facebook page to cast your vote. To vote in person, go to the reference desk to cast your vote. Please only cast one vote. Check-out our pumpkin display at the library. 

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Let us help you find your next favorite book

October 2nd, 2021 · Books, City Library, Library Hours, Main Branch

Looking for a book to read, but not sure where to start? It can be a little overwhelming browsing the thousands of books available in our library, so we have a handy tool to help you narrow down the choices. Fill out the reader’s advisory form on our website, and one of our librarians will match you with books you might enjoy!

The form is located on our website: manchester.lib.nh.us

And on the catalog: findit.gmilcs.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=17.1033.0.0.2

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Law and Order: Boston, with presenter David Kruh

September 29th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Main Branch

Join the Manchester City Library on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30 PM for a virtual presentation via Zoom on three fascinating murders throughout Boston’s history. In this presentation, author David Kruh brings Law & Order to Boston by looking at three high-profile cases from three eras of the city’s history: The Boston Massacre, The Parkman Murder, and the Boston Strangler. Together, we’ll look at the crime, follow the investigation, and wind up in court, where we will argue the case and hear the verdict.

David is the author of many books, articles, and even a musical, covering topics related to Boston history.

For more information, contact Tess at tkimsey@manchesternh.gov, or call 603-624-6550 ex. 3319

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.

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October Adult Craft – Embroidered Felt Sugar Skulls

September 28th, 2021 · Adult Take & Make Crafts, Art Room, City Library, Holidays, Main Branch, Newsletter

Just in time for Halloween decorating or for placing on your ofrenda for Día de los Muertos Celebrate and decorate with these little cuties as they will be sure to liven up any or all of your upcoming festivities. Kits will be available in the Library Rotunda on October 12th. These kits are intended for adults and will be available while supplies last  For more information about this craft please contact Yvonne Loomis at 624-6550 ext. 3319 or e-mail yloomis@manchesternh.gov.

Happy crafting!

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