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Historic Photo Challenge Week 5

July 19th, 2021 · Adult Summer Reading Program, City Library, Events, Main Branch

If you know where this picture is, either:

  • Follow this link to submit your answer: https://forms.gle/VkEdkv5tbHZHTuuz7
    • If participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program, go to manchesternh.readsquared.com and complete the mission by selecting ‘missions’ and typing in the answer under the correct picture.
    • Or tell the librarian at the information desk the location of that week’s picture by visiting the library or calling 603-624-6550 ex. 3319

Try to be as specific as possible with a written description, or upload a picture of the present day location. Can’t get out or don’t have a camera? A screenshot from Google maps will work! The answers to the challenge will be posted after the Summer Reading Program closes on August 14th.

Week 5 – Photo 5.1

Week 5 – Photo 5

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendations for July

July 15th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Teens

Continuing the theme of our Summer Reading program, July’s book recommendations will focus on animals and creatures that have evolved beyond human abilities or have been genetically engineered by humans or aliens. The most common type of story we see these creatures in are the ones where humans are being hunted, like in Jurassic Park, or space explorations stories! Enjoy some of these thrilling adventures with evolved or genetically engineered creatures!

 

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Ode to a Cow

July 13th, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch

Have you herd? Today, July 13 is Cow Appreciation day. Back in 2004, Chick-fil A created Cow Appreciation Day, to go along with their slogan “Eat Mor Chikin.” Celebrate this day by reading books on cows and other barnyard animals. Checkout the library for books about different animals. Below, is a poem called an Ode to a Cow, from The Old Farmer’s Almanac from 1938, I hope it brings a smile to your day.

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Historic Photo Challenge Week 4

July 12th, 2021 · Adult Summer Reading Program, City Library, Events, Main Branch

If you know where this picture is, either:

  • Follow this link to submit your answer: https://forms.gle/VkEdkv5tbHZHTuuz7
    • If participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program, go to manchesternh.readsquared.com and complete the mission by selecting ‘missions’ and typing in the answer under the correct picture.
    • Or tell the librarian at the information desk the location of that week’s picture by visiting the library or calling 603-624-6550 ex. 3319

Try to be as specific as possible with a written description, or upload a picture of the present day location. Can’t get out or don’t have a camera? A screenshot from Google maps will work! The answers to the challenge will be posted after the Summer Reading Program closes on August 14th.

Week 4 – Photo 4.1

Week 4 – Photo 1

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Additional Hours of Operation

July 8th, 2021 · City Library, News, Uncategorized, West Branch

The Library Staff and Trustees are happy to announce additional hours of operation starting July 12, 2021.   

Main Library Hours:

Monday and Friday

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Saturday

9 am to 5 pm

9 am to 8 pm

Closed- hours will be added in August

West Branch Library Hours:

Monday through Friday

1 pm to 5 pm

When you visit the library buildings the following will still apply

  • Library staff and visitors are welcome to wear a mask but they are not required. 
  • Curbside service is available at the main library only during operational hours.
  • The buildings are still being cleaned regularly.
  • Fines are being charged for overdue materials. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available and social distancing is still encouraged.
  • Computer stations are limited and are available on a first come basis during all operational hours.
  • Charging of personal electronic devices can be done by using the secure charging lockers on the main floor at both buildings.
  • The Art & Music Rooms on the second floor of the main library remain open for browsing.
  • The Main Library’s NH Room hours are Monday & Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 8 pm.
  • All meeting rooms are for library use only. We will re-evaluate this decision monthly as discussions with our Health Department continue.
  • Library programs will continue on our online platform with some on site programming starting by the fall.  Watch for outside events via social media!

We look forward to offering expanded services as we continue to create a safe, welcoming environment for all visitors.  

Sincerely,
Denise M. van Zanten
Library Director

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Reimagined Fairy Tales

July 8th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Main Branch

Did you enjoy reading fairy tales as a child? Did you ever imagine the fairy tales differently, what would happen? Checkout the display at the library for reimagined fairy tales. Do not forget to sign up for the summer reading program: Tails and Tales, for all ages.

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Bugs and Smelt – Favorite Flies and Streamside Musings​

July 7th, 2021 · City Library, Events, Main Branch

Join the Manchester City Library via Zoom on Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 pm to hear tales of fly fishing and talk about flies with local fly fisherman Rick Little. This program is great for fly fishermen and fly tyers, but will be of interest to anyone who loves the outdoors. It is designed to stimulate a discussion about what is a “favorite fly” and to get anglers thinking about the flies that they use and why.  This fun, light-hearted program includes photos of flies, fishing locations, and outdoor scenery. Rick will share some of his favorite freshwater patterns and the experiences and stream-side observations that have contributed to making these flies his favorites. Earn points toward the Adult Summer Reading Program by attending this program!

Rick Little is an expert in the fascinating sport of fly fishing, with experience in New England, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Upstate New York, and out West. He has been fly fishing since 1968 and has shared his knowledge with fish and game clubs, conservation organizations, and local communities for many years.

For questions, call Tessat 603-624-6550 x3320 or email tkimsey@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. Or, copy and paste the link below into your browser:

 

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Historic Photo Challenge – Week 3

July 5th, 2021 · Adult Summer Reading Program, City Library, Events, Main Branch

If you know where this picture is, either:

  • Follow this link to submit your answer: https://forms.gle/VkEdkv5tbHZHTuuz7
    • If participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program, go to manchesternh.readsquared.com and complete the mission by selecting ‘missions’ and typing in the answer under the correct picture.
    • Or tell the librarian at the information desk the location of that week’s picture by visiting the library or calling 603-624-6550 ex. 3319

Try to be as specific as possible with a written description, or upload a picture of the present day location. Can’t get out or don’t have a camera? A screenshot from Google maps will work! The answers to the challenge will be posted after the Summer Reading Program closes on August 14th.

Week 3 – Photo 3.1

Week 3 – Photo 3

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New Library Service July 2021: Charging Stations

July 1st, 2021 · City Library, Main Branch, News, Technology, West Branch

The Manchester City Library was awarded an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the New Hampshire State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to install secure charging stations at both of our buildings.  The Veloxity stations can fast charge personal devices in a secure locker.  The Main Library unit can charge phones, tablets and laptops while the Branch unit can charge phones and tablets. 

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An Artful Mystery: The Discovery of a Masterpiece in New Jersey

July 1st, 2021 · Art Room, Books, City Library, Main Branch, Virtual Programs

The Manchester City Library invites you to listen to the riveting story of how a lost treasure of the Art world was discovered in a small New Jersey town. Join us on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 6:00pm via Zoom for a story of a how an Auguste Rodin sculpture was lost in the 1930s, and how it was discovered again.

Mallory Mortillaro created an international sensation when – as a part-time cataloguer for the Hartley Dodge Foundation – she identified and authenticated an Auguste Rodin sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte hiding in plain sight in Madison Borough Hall. Mortillaro will discuss her role as an archivist for the Hartley Dodge Foundation and the lengthy research process which led to this marble bust being authenticated as a genuine Rodin, and loaned to one of the largest museums in the country.

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ. Hired to catalog the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial, she continues to oversee and research the collection of the Hartley Dodge Foundation. She graduated from Drew University in 2013 where she studied art history and English. In 2015 she graduated from Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

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! 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%AEt&v=3

Mallory Mortillaro, curator of collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation, is a Drew University graduate who identified and tracked down the provenance for Auguste Rodin’s 1910 marble sculpture Napoleon Enveloppe Dans Son Reve. The piece has been displayed in the Hartley Dodge Memorial for 75 years, but the sculptor was never identified.

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