Manchester City Library

Manchester, NH's Online Library

Manchester City Library header image 1

December’s Adult Craft ~Cranberry Wreath Place Cards

November 28th, 2021 · Adult Take & Make Crafts, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter

One of the best things about the holidays are all the gatherings, parties and dinners to plan and attend. To help you out, December’s Adult Take & Make Kits feature a little something to add that just right touch to your tables. The added bonus is that they are easy and quick to make. These kits will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, December 14th in the Library Rotunda. They are intended for adults and will be available while supplies last. For more information, please call Yvonne Loomis at 603-624-6550 x 3320 or email

Happy holidays!

→ No CommentsTags: ·

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

November 27th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Holidays, Main Branch

Get in the holiday spirit by watching this instructional baking video to learn how to make white chocolate peppermint fudge. This fudge is delicious and makes a great gift, or a festive addition to a holiday party. Pick up a candy cane with the recipe attached at the Information desk in the Library Rotunda on December 2nd. Available while supplies last.

→ No CommentsTags: ····

Tales of the 10th: The Mountain Troops and American Skiing

November 26th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

Join the Manchester City Library on December 7th, 2021 at 7:00pm for a virtual presentation on the unique history of American skiing and outdoor recreation. Jeff Leich, Executive Director of the New England Ski Museum, will discuss the history of the 10th Mountain Division, and how its formation shaped one of the most popular winter sports in America.

On November 15, 1941, the first unit of what would become the 10th Mountain Division was activated. The 10th Mountain was a unique American military unit that recruited and trained skiers and mountaineers to operate in mountain and winter warfare. Two winters of training in the high mountains of Colorado tested the stamina of its soldiers, and prepared them for combat in the Apennine Mountains of Italy. There, the 10th compiled a distinguished war record despite heavy casualties. After the war, many veterans of the cohesive unit guided and enhanced the growth of American skiing and outdoor recreation: Vail and A-Basin in Colorado, Crystal Mountain, Washington, Mount Bachelor, Oregon, Nike, the Sierra Club, and the National Outdoor Leadership School all were founded or influenced by veterans of the mountain troops.

Jeff Leich has been Executive Director of the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH since 1997. Leich is the editor of the Journal of the New England Ski Museum, and produces most of the exhibits that the Museum changes on an annual basis.

For questions, call Susan Harmon at 603-624-6550 x3320 or email

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 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.

→ No CommentsTags: ········

Read a Book Set in America

November 26th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, NH Room, West Branch

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a historical fiction novel set in the United States.


→ No CommentsTags: ·······

David Baldacci Discusses ‘Mercy’

November 18th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.**

Bestselling author David Baldacci will discuss his latest book, Mercy, via Zoom.

How To Register: Register HERE.

All Manchester attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of three signed copies!

About The Author: David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at and his foundation at

About the Book: FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s harrowing search for her long-lost sister Mercy reaches a boiling point in this breakneck thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy’s disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee’s parents inexplicably abandoned her. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents’ abandonment and Mercy’s kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago. 

This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with Wellesley Books and many other Massachusetts and New Hampshire Public Libraries.

→ No CommentsTags: ······

Thanksgiving Day

November 17th, 2021 · Children, City Library, Events, Holidays, Main Branch, News, Teens, West Branch

The Main Branch will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th at 2 PM & remain closed on Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Branch will be closed on both Wednesday and Thursday. We will re-open at our normal times on Friday. The Library Trustees and Staff wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

→ No CommentsTags: ·····

Humpty Dumpty’s Great Fall and Thanksgiving!

November 15th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch

Gear up for Thanksgiving by checking out this display in the rotunda!

→ No CommentsTags: ·····

The November Book Page is in!

November 12th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, News, Trustees, West Branch

Life-long New Englanders will relate to this month’s interview with author Lily King, where she discusses how were career has taken her all over the world – only to end up back in coastal New England. Many of King’s books are available in print, audio, or ebook form throughout the library system.  Print titles at Manchester City library include Euphoria : a novel and Father of the Rain. To read the interview, you can pick up Book Page for free at the library main desk. You can read a review of King’s newest book, Five Tuesdays in Winter, online.

→ 2 CommentsTags: ······

Brown Bag Book Club reads The Great Alone.

November 10th, 2021 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

For November our Brown Bag Book Club will be reading ‘The Great Alone’ by Kristen Hannah. For more information and help in locating a copy of the book please contact the Information Desk at 624-6550 ext. 3320. See you at the book discussion!

→ No CommentsTags: ·····

Library Inspired Clue

November 9th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Teens

Do you remember playing Clue as child, or is it still a favorite game? This game first debuted after World War II in 1949, both in England and here in the United States. There were differences between the English and American versions. In 1985, a movie was made based on the game. We thought it would be fun to create “our clue game,” with a library theme. We used the basic ideas from the board game with 9 rooms/areas, 6 characters, and 6 tools. Read our background story on “our” version of Clue. Checkout our display at the library, read a mystery, suspense, or a thriller. Who knows maybe you have a mind for solving mysteries or a talent for writing them?

The Haunting of the Manchester City Library

→ 1 CommentTags: ····