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Remote Library Cards & State of Emergency Info

Library Closure Please be aware of these current updates: The Manchester Board of Selectmen and the Manchester Board of Health have declared a State of Emergency in Manchester-by-the-Sea on Monday, March 23rd 2020 due to the ongoing impact COVID-19. For more information please click here: MBTS State of Emergency Want to access our Digital Resources during the Library Closure but […]

Library Maintains Regular Hours; March Programs Canceled; Book Donations Suspended

The Library Trustees in consultation with the Town Administrator have decided that the Library will continue with regular operations. The COVID-19 virus concern is being closely monitored. The Trustees have decided that March Library programs, book groups, Friends of Library March meeting will be canceled. Book donations are suspended through March as well. As the […]

Cancelled Event: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Presents Critters at the Library

Cancelled Event: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Presents Critters at the Library! Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM This event, co-sponsored by the Hooper Fund, Manchester Public Library, the Manchester Essex Conservation Trust and Manchester’s Open Space and Recreation Committee, will be rescheduled at a future date.  Thank you for your understanding.

Library Maintains Regular Hours; March Programs Canceled; Book Donations Suspended

The Library Trustees in consultation with the Town Administrator have decided that the Library will continue with regular operations. The COVID-19 virus concern is being closely monitored. The Trustees have decided that March Library programs, book groups, Friends of Library March meeting will be canceled. Book donations are suspended through March as well. As the […]

Science of Sunshine Thursday, March 12 6 to 7:30 PM

You’re invited to the Library on Thursday, March 12 beginning at 6 PM to hear a discussion by Mike Cross, Associate Professor at Northern Essex Community College who will explain what are “healthy” doses of time in the sun and the benefits of more sun exposure. Mike Cross is department chair of Natural Sciences at […]

Come Write In Monday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 25

Calling all writers and anyone who wants to write. The Manchester Public Library will be hosting a writing session on Monday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 25th from 6 PM – 7:30 PM for anyone who would like a space to work on their writing. Whether you are a beginning writer or you are already working on […]

Local Author John Judge Discusses His Book The Outdoor Citizen March 5

  Local Author Book Talk: John Judge’s The Outdoor Citizen: Get Out, Give Back, Get Active On Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 PM local resident John Judge will be visiting the library to discuss his book The Outdoor Citizen: Get Out, Give Back, Get Active. His book details the importance of reconnecting with nature and how to live […]

Share Your Manchester-by-the-Sea Memories Saturday, February 22

“Do you remember Manchester when…?” Your Manchester by the Sea Memories, Stories, & Unforgettable Characters! Part of the 375th Celebration of Manchester by the Sea Who can forget Floyd’s Candy Shop, walking on the library wall, when Capt. Dusty’s didn’t sell ice cream but the freshest fish around? Your family memories, your family members, are part […]

Library Closed February 17 for Presidents’ Day

The Library is closed on Monday, February 17 in celebration of Presidents’ Day. We will reopen Tuesday, February 18 at 1 PM to 8 PM.

Voting for Favorite Pet Ends February 14

All Creatures Great and Small Photo Contest You know they’re bright and beautiful, your creatures great and small. Bring in your photos of fur and feather, and we will admire them all. From February 6th through February 14th, the community is invited to view the photographs and vote for their favorite.