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Starry Night

January 18th, 2022 · Books, City Library, Library Displays, Main Branch

Stop by the historical fiction genre display to see our talented librarians’ renditions of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting!


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Get organized!

January 14th, 2022 · Books, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

Today is Organize Your Home Day! Want to clean and declutter your home without the stress and hassle? Why not check out a book for some tips on how to go about it.

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Pick up your Lotus Lantern Kits now!

January 12th, 2022 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, Virtual Programs

Lantern Kits can now be picked up at the Main and West branches of the Manchester City Library! When you pick up your kit, we will sign you up for the program to receive a link to the meeting via email. This program is for ages 10-110!

Then, join the workshop on Saturday, January 29 at 10am to learn how to put the kit together, learn about Korean culture, and enjoy the new year festivities!

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The Roots of Black Music in America presented by Karlus Trapp

January 11th, 2022 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, Teens

Join the Manchester City Library on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 5pm for a virtual, educational, and entertaining exploration of the origins of Black Music in America. Karlus Trapp’s presentation is a 100-year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black musical giants. It is a joyful and informative program that comes alive through songs, stories, and history.

Veteran troubadour, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, music educator, and native New Yorker Karlus Trapp has been playing music since the age of five.  For the past thirty years he has been spreading joy through his music with solo and band performances throughout the Northeast, and now, “virtually” at libraries and schools across the country. His original music has been used for both network TV and international television markets. Karlus has been performing his “Roots of Black Music” show with Staten Island’s Universal Temple of the Arts Ensemble for over 10 years, entertaining and educating thousands of school children and adults alike with this wonderful production.

For questions, call Amy Hanmer 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 signup, or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

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Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 10th, 2022 · City Library, Events, Holidays, Main Branch, News

Manchester City Library and the Manchester West Branch Library will be closed on Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday morning at our normal times and look forward to serving you then.

We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday.

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January’s Brown Bag book Club

January 6th, 2022 · Book Group, Books, City Library, E-Books, Events, Main Branch, News

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Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Zoom Workshop

January 6th, 2022 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

Celebrate the Korean New Year with a traditional Korean lotus flower lantern! Join the Manchester City Library on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 10:00am via zoom for a virtual workshop on making these lovely lanterns. Ages 10 and up!

Presented by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP), this program will feature a workshop on creating a lotus flower lantern with a wire frame. All materials will be provided and can be picked up at the Manchester City Library main branch at 405 Pine St. during regular business hours starting on Monday, January 10, 2022. Following the program, participants will have the opportunity to view a documentary produced by the KSCPP.

KSCPP is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, founded by Kim Jae Woong in 2005, dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness and understanding of Korean history and culture. KSCPP conducts research, publishes educational literature and documentaries, holds essay contests, and gives lectures on Korean History and culture for those who are interested in widening their perspective. For more information, please visit

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

Signup for this program is required! Visit the Library to pick up your craft kit and sign up to receive your zoom link to the workshop. Craft kits are available first-come, first-served, and are limited to one per person.

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Remote Access to Ancestry Library Edition ending December 31st, 2021

December 29th, 2021 · City Library, Library Databases, Main Branch, News, NH Room, Technology, West Branch

To our genealogists and researchers, as of January 1st, 2022, Ancestry Library Edition will once again be accessible only within the library. You will no longer be able to use it from home.

At the start of the pandemic in early 2020, ProQuest, the parent company of Ancestry, aware that many library buildings were now closed, suspended its longstanding practice of restricting access to in-library use only. As of January, they are turning off this remote access.

HeritageQuest Online, ProQuest’s other Genealogy database, will remain accessible from home. The Information & Technology staff is happy to help you use either of these resources, and many more, upon your visit to the library.

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Christmas in New York

December 29th, 2021 · Books, City Library, Holidays, Main Branch, West Branch

Celebrate the winter holiday season with a book set in New York!


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Adult DIY: Felted Wool Penguins

December 28th, 2021 · Adult Take & Make Crafts, City Library, Main Branch, Uncategorized

While away the winter by making something cute! This craft is a little more difficult than most we’ve done, but don’t be afraid to try something new! Made with roving wool, these little bundles of fibers are stabbed with a special needle over and over until they are molded into shape. Take care: this kit includes sharp objects!

All materials and instructions are provided. These charming kits will be ready for pickup starting January 11, 2022, and are available while supplies last. These kits are for Adults only. Pick up at the Main Branch library in the Rotunda. For more information, call Sue Harmon at 603-624-6550 x 3320 or email

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