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Tonight’s Resilient Raptors webinar postponed to April 4

March 28th, 2023 · Uncategorized

The Resilient Raptors webinar scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The presenter encountered some unexpected travel delays and is stuck out of the country. The presentation has been rescheduled to April 4 at 6:30pm.

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Resilient Raptors: Developmental Stages

March 28th, 2023 · City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

As April’s lengthening days offer extended time to hunt and feed, the rapid development of eaglets becomes more easily observable.

Join NH Audubon raptor biologist Chris Martin and education specialist, Willa Coroka for a free webinar on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM in the fourth webinar of this year’s Resilient Raptors series. This Webinar discusses the successional stages of development expected to occur in the 11-12 weeks between hatching and fledging and the demands placed on the parent eagles by their increasingly ravenous offspring. Hunting techniques, food webs, and challenges faced by both parents and offspring will be covered. 

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Author Mia Mask Discusses “Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western”

March 22nd, 2023 · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

The Manchester City Library in conjunction with Ashland Public Library are proud to bring you Professor and author Mia Mask discussing her new book Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm.  The book examines the African American western hero within the larger context of film history.

Mia Mask is the Mary Riepma Ross endowed chair of Film at Vassar College. She received her Ph.D. from New York University. At Vassar she teaches African American cinema, documentary history, and genre courses. She is the author of Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film, published by University of Illinois Press (2009). Professor Mask edited the anthology Contemporary Black American Cinema, published by Routledge (2012). In 2014, she published the jointly edited collection Poitier Revisited: Reconsidering a Black Icon in the Obama Age (Bloomsbury). She has written film reviews and covered festivals for, The Village Voice, Film Quarterly, Time Out New York, The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her criticism was anthologized in Best American Movie Writing. Her cultural commentary has been featured on National Public Radio programs “Tell Me More,” “Marketplace” and “Morning Edition,” and in documentaries for the Smithsonian Channel, the Criterion Channel and CNN’s The Movies.

For questions, call Amy Hanmer at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email [email protected]

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Marc Chagall: Joy, Color & a Celebration of Jewish Culture

March 20th, 2023 · Art Room, City Library, Culturally Curious Art Series, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

Join the Manchester City Library on April 17, 2023, from 7-8 pm via Zoom for the first installment of our Culturally Curious Art Series! This wildly popular art series, presented by Jane Oneail, is back for the second year with a fantastic array of topics including popular artists and local art.

Marc Chagall’s colorful, abstracted paintings integrate a variety of elements from the modernist movements of the early twentieth century. His work is singular among his peers for its incorporation of Jewish themes, reflecting the artist’s cultural roots. This program provides an introduction to Chagall’s personal and professional resilience, his work and favorite subjects.

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England and beyond. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. A New Hampshire native, she has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information, visit

For questions, call Sue Harmon at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email [email protected]

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New to Kanopy!

March 19th, 2023 · City Library, Library Promotions, Main Branch, Movies, Streaming Movies & Music, West Branch

SS-GB (2017) History is turned on its head in this fictionalized thriller. Based on the novel by #LenDeighton, Germany is shown to have successfully invaded Britain during WWII and the citizens struggle and ultimately resist the new occupation.

To view this series, go to

Available to Manchester City Library card holders. Please call the information desk at 603-624-6550 ext. 3319 for help with Kanopy or any of our other databases and online services.

Hopefully it’s a good as The Man in the High Castle!

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Faberge Imperial Easter Eggs: An Interactive and Beautifully Illustrated Presentation

March 16th, 2023 · Art Room, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

On April 4th from 6pm to 7:30pm in the Manchester City Library will be hosting a “unique and beautifully illustrated presentation” on the famous Imperial Faberge Easter Eggs in the auditorium, presented by Marina Forbes. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities.

This unique and beautifully illustrated presentation will focus on the life and remarkable work of master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé. The program will feature a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the world famous museums and private collectors around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Slavic culture and on the unique development of this major art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution will also be discussed.

Marina’s presentations have been described as “sometimes a little bit funny, sometimes a little bit serious, but always unmistakably Russian.” Her in-depth knowledge and passion for the subject is evident in her lectures and questions from the audience are highly encouraged. In addition to being an art historian and giving lectures on the “traditional arts, history and the rich tapestry of Russian culture” she is also an award winning artist with twenty years of experience in her field.

For questions, call Nic Young at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email [email protected]

Signup for this program is not required, but if you’d like a reminder email, you can sign up through our library calendar!

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Klara and the Sun

March 16th, 2023 · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Hybrid Programs, Main Branch, News

Join us as we read and discuss Klara and the Sun! All are welcome to join our book groups. Visit or call the Information Desk ay 603-624-6550 ext. 3319 for help locating a copy or for more information.

See you at the book discussion!

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendations for March 2023

March 16th, 2023 · Book Recommendations, Books, City Library, Main Branch, West Branch

: Are you tired of heroes journeying and epic battles? Uninterested in the political scheming of royalty? Craving a plot that you can relax with? Then cozy fantasy might be for you!

Cozy fantasy stories are not necessarily a new trend, but they are getting a little more attention as a sub-genre of fantasy right now. These kinds of stories are character-driven, include rich world building, and often have very little ‘traditional’ action. The plots are still well-developed and engaging, but the stakes aren’t too high, and tend to focus a lot on the relationships between characters and how they live their lives.

These books offer a broad range of cozy stories for you to choose from. I recommend enjoying with at least three different beverages, a low-fi playlist, a cozy blanket, and a candle.


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Adult Take & Make Kits: Macramé Keychains

March 14th, 2023 · Adult Take & Make Crafts, Art Room, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

Knot your usual craft! For April, we will be making fun and easy macramé keychains. These are perfect presents that special someone or to make for yourself. You will learn a few easy and basic macramé skills with this project.

These kits are intended for adults only as specific skill sets are involved in finishing the keychain. Kits will be available at the Reference Desk on Tuesday, April 11th, while supplies last. For more information, please contact Yvonne Loomis at 603-624-6550 ext. 7619 or e-mail [email protected]

Happy crafting!

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City Hall and other City buildings closed Tue. 3/14

March 13th, 2023 · City Library, Library Hours, Main Branch

Due to upcoming inclement weather, upon the recommendation of the Emergency Operations Center, Mayor Craig has made the decision to close City Hall and other City buildings to the public and non-essential personnel. 

More info from NH Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM)

More info from the National Weather Service

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