From Darkness to Dynasty

The History of the New England Patriots with WEEI’s Jerry Thornton  —–

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and football fever is on the rise!

To get into the spirit of celebrating football and the Patriots’ trip to this year’s Super Bowl, come by the library on Thursday, February 1st at 6:30 PM where the library will welcome local author,  Jerry Thornton  to discuss his book, ”From Darkness To Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots“. Jerry will talk about the origins of New England’s beloved home team and the wild, humiliating, unbelievable, and wonderful stories that comprised the first forty years of what would ultimately become the most dominant franchise in NFL history.

Jerry Thornton is a popular Boston sports writer and sports radio personality on WEEI.

Dear Cape Ann Reads writers, artists, supporters and children’s picture book fans- 

We’re readying for a wonderful celebration on January 27.

Gail McCarthy has continued her update series for Cape Ann Reads in today’s Gloucester Daily Times inspired by the wonderful Bruce J Anderson grant.  In addition to the Times, there are more listings including the Cape Ann Beacon, Good Morning Gloucester, Cape Ann Chamber weekly email and its current Soundings issue, Mayor Romeo Theken, and seArts have high lighted the upcoming Cape Ann Reads Celebration save the date notice. We are so grateful for their support. I’ve attached photographs and links below the signature for you to find, “like” and share easily.

Thanks so much to those of you who have responded with titles for The Book Store. How fantastic it is that they can set up a satellite pop up at City Hall on a Saturday! We have received more than 20 responses for The Book Store. (If you did not hear back yet, know that we are pulling the book title list together as fast as possible and will circulate a draft soon. We’re also working on the program.)

You can sell work if you are set up to do so just like any book or art fair. The libraries can’t sell for Cape Ann Reads–books, greeting cards, or art. Alice Gardner has 1 table remaining to loan. Please let us know if you have extra tables or easels, and keep the questions coming. This is definitely a kid friendly family event. for any questions

Gloucester Daily Times -

Cape Ann Beacon – library news

seARTS weekly newsletter- December 28, 2017 (and the week before)


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The library will close on Monday, January 15th in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, January 16th from 1 PM to 8 PM.

Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Manchester Public library will be providing a mini book sale on Sunday, January 7th from 1 PM to 3 PM. The book sale carts will be filled, arranged, and staffed by a Friend of the Manchester Public Library to provide a great opportunity for some new and old books that support and supplement library programs and services.