In honor of Manchester READS 2014, Each time you read Fenway 1912, a red sox or any baseball book you may enter your name on one of the free raffle tickets in the Manchester Public Library for a chance to win tickets to Fenway or one of three new baseball books. Due to the generosity of the Friends of the library, we have added a pack of four tickets to the Sunday, April 6th, 1;30 PM Red Sox Game to our raffle! Our other great baseball books prizes are F is for Fenway, popular author Jerry Pallotta’s salute to the beautiful ballpark in its 100th year. 2013 World Series Champions is a celebration of an amazing season that we all enjoyed last year. This month, David Kelly, author of Fenway Foul-up and many other baseball mysteries visited the library and added his latest in the series to our raffle. You now have a chance to win #8, The Missing Marlin, as well! One chance for each book you read (baseball or any other sport) all month long. Let’s get March going and spring coming. Read all about it and play ball. For more information, please call Sara Collins, Head of Youth Services 978-526-2016 or scollins@mvlc.org. You have until 8 PM closing on Monday, March 31st to enter your ticket in the library raffle box.

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Fenway Franks

Stop by the Library on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM to enjoy a delicious hot dog lunch as part of our Manchester Reads month. For the first fifty people, while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

This year Manchester Reads is all about baseball with Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Year by Glenn Stout. It is a behind-the-scenes tribute to Fenway Park’s origins and the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to win the 1912 World Series. Stout shares the stories behind the park’s well known landmarks like the Green Monster and of the designers, builders, managers, and players who made Fenway’s first year unforgettable.

Throughout the month of March the Library will have a great selection of Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile programs about baseball and Fenway Park. Stop by to pick up an events calendar or go to our Manchester Reads page or Facebook for more information on these and other programs going on next month. There are still plenty of copies of Fenway, 1912 available at the circulation desk at the library. Stop by to pick one up!

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Daisy Nell Re-Scheduled

We have wriggled our calendars around a bit for our planned Daisy Nell and Captain Stan visit in March. They will be at the Manchester Public library on Saturday, March 22nd, 10:30 AM, to introduce Daisy’s New book “Stowaway Mouse” and lead a sing-along on this new date of March. Please note this on your calendar. Thanks for your understanding. Contact scollins@mvlc.org or 978-526-2016 to register.

Don’t wait till the last minute! Tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the Manchester Library. We can also help you download forms from the IRS.gov website.

Manchester Public Library introduces winter Sunday Hours.

Thanks to a generous grant from Morgan-Stanley, the library will be open Sundays from 1 PM – 5 PM starting January 19, 2014.

Check out 2013’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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