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It’s Back…The Manchester Public Library’s Peep Show!
Celebrate Spring by Entering the Peeps Diorama Contest.

Calling all ages! Create a diorama, using those deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as the main characters of your favorite book or movie. Stop in the library and grab a bag of Peeps (while supplies last), or supply your own, and start peeping into some books and movies.

Dioramas are due between March 19 – 23. Voting will take place the week of March 24th. The winners will be announced on March 31st. Good luck to all entrants.

We anticipate that the Manchester library will be closed on March 13th due to inclement weather. The library is expected to reopen on Wednesday, March 14th from 10AM-8PM. Please call the library at 978-526-7711 for any questions.



Friends Book Sale

Join us on Sunday, March 11th, 1-3 PM when the Friends of the Manchester Library book sale will feature Children’s Books, Irish authors & titles, a tribute to the “Little People!”

The books for sale will be used, good condition titles with something for everyone, but especially feature these areas.

Book sales are treasure troves, who knows what you’ll find?

The Manchester library will close at 4PM on Wednesday, March 7th due to inclement weather. The library will reopen on Thursday, March 8th from 1PM-8PM.


On the MEMS early-release day March 7, book lovers in grades 6-8 will meet to talk about… BOOKS! Wondering what to read next? Have an awesome book that you would like to tell the world about?

Join us and share a slice and advice in the Library beginning at 12:00.

Please bring one (or more) of your favorite books to discuss.

Please register at 526-7711 so we’ll have enough pizza.

Manchester Community Reads Author Visit Rescheduled Due To Weather

New Date To Be Determined

If you have any questions please call the library at 978-526-2011

March 3, 2018  beginning 1:00 PM

This year’s Manchester Community Reads will focus on a variety of programs for adults, teens and kids to celebrate all things Boston Marathon!

To kick off this year’s events the library is excited to announce that artist, writer and marathon runner Bobbi Gibb will be visiting the library for two book talks and signings on Saturday, March 3rd from 1 PM – 4 PM.

Bobbi Gibb is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon Women’s Division in the pre-sanctioned era, 1966, 1967 and 1968. She was the first woman ever to run and complete the Boston Marathon in 1966 at a time when it was believed that women were not physically able to run marathon distances.

Her first book talk will be from 1 PM – 2 PM at the Manchester library where she will read from the illustrated children’s book “The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to run the Boston Marathon”, written by Frances Poletti and Kristina Yee and illustrated by Susanna Chapman, which tells the story of Bobbi’s relentless desire to run the Boston Marathon after visiting the race with her father as a child. This book is suggested for ages five and up.

Following her visit, Bobbi will resume her book talk at the Manchester Historical Museum from 2:30 PM – 4 PM to discuss her memoir “Wind In The Fire” and her journey to finally achieve her dream of running the Boston Marathon by overcoming numerous obstacles and prejudices with tenacity, perseverance and love. Copies of both books are available at the library at the circulation desk.



The Snow Leopard- Elusive Ghost Cat of Asia’s Mountains & Deserts

Join us at the Manchester Library to learn about the amazing cats of Asia on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM.

As a leader and expert on snow leopard conservation, Jennifer Snell Rullman will share her first-hand accounts on what it takes to study and protect snow leopards in the wild. She will share incredible photos and a video of her travels in snow leopard regions and her conservation work with communities living in snow leopard habitats.

She will also discuss the Snow Leopard Trust – a premier global organization protecting these great cats. Bring a business card to win a handmade gift from snow leopard communities!

Oscar-Academy Award

Hollywood’s big night is celebrating its 90th award ceremony!

Join the excitement by coming by the Library on February 22nd at 6 PM and brush up on your knowledge of the Academy Awards and take a chance to win some great movie themed raffle prizes.

Film historian Frank Mandosa will cover the origins of the Oscars and its memorable moments over the decades while hosting an interactive Q&A on Oscar-related trivia questions! As a lifelong lover of film, Frank Mandosa hosts talks and has appeared on local cable programs to discuss a variety of film topics. In addition to teaching high school English and Film courses, he co-hosts the Stoughton Media Access Center (SMAC) cable show  Reel Life.

Presidents Day 2018
The Library will be closed Monday, February 19, Presidents’ Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 20 at 1 PM.

The Manchester library will close at 4 PM on Wednesday, February 7th due to inclement weather. The library will reopen on Thursday, March 8th from 1PM-8PM.