The Hampstead Stage presents “A Christmas Carol” Sat., Dec 3rd at 11 AM

The Hampstead Stage presents “A Christmas Carol” Free Family Festivities! Children of all ages are invited on Saturday, December 3 at 11 AM to see A Christmas Carol performed with audience participation by the Hampstead Stage! This wonderful holiday show will be held at the Chapel behind Santander Bank beside the library. Afterwards, come to […]

Early Closing of Library on Friday, November 18th

Early Closing of Library On Friday, November 18th, the Manchester by the Sea Public Library will be closing at 1 PM due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call the library for more assistance, 978-526-2011.

November 15th Book Party Has Been Cancelled

Book Party: Keeper of the Lost Cities has been cancelled. The new date and time has not yet been determined. If you have any questions please contact the Youth Services Librarian Kate Stadt at

Movie Night at the Manchester Library

Movie Night at the Manchester Library On Friday, November 4th at 5:30 PM enjoy a romantic comedy-drama set in the 1930s that was written and directed by Woody Allen. This coming of age tale follows a young Bronx native who moves to Hollywood for a new chance at life, and soon becomes smitten with the […]

Poets of Summer Program July 27 from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon

July 27, 2016 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Calling all Poets (there is a poet within everyone!) Come join us at the Manchester Public Library for Poets of Summer Program in July and August to explore your own poet’s voice, as well as enjoy the poetry and works of others. On four Wednesday mornings (July 13, 27th; August […]

Nature Nick At New Time Today

Due to unexpected travel issues, Nature Nick will be at the Library at 4:30 PM instead of 4:00 PM. We will be holding the event on the Library’s lawn.

Library Closed Fourth of July

Fourth of July Closings The Library will then be closed on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. The Library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, July 5th from 1 PM to 8 PM.

Touch-a-Truck Rescheduled Due to Weather

UPDATE ON TOUCH A TRUCK With the weather forecasting not just rain, but thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, we have made the safe choice to POSTPONE Touch-a-Truck until THURSDAY, JULY 21 at 5 PM. Cross your fingers for better weather!

The Importance of Rememberance-Check out an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project On Veterans

The Importance of Remembrance – Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project The Importance of Remembrance Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Dear reader, As you can see in the news, the War on Terror has been winding down for some time. The bulk of United States troops in Iraq as well as Afghanistan have been pulled out. […]

Movie Night: Lady in the Van

April 29, 2016 5:30 PM Come by the Library on Friday, April 29th at 5:30 PM to enjoy a film that gave Maggie Smith a nomination for a Golden Globe. It tells the true story of Mary Shepherd, or ‘Miss S.,’ an eccentric elderly woman who, in the early 1970′s, lived in a dilapidated van […]