Thursday, Nov 7, 6:30 PM

Peek inside the world of publishing with Beth Ineson, the Director of Field Sales at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Ms. Ineson will discuss the world of publishing, including the most effective strategies for getting your book published.

Write a Book in One Month? Novel idea
Log on to nanowrimo.org and pledge to try to write a novel in one month.
Ask a librarian for details.

Manchester-by-the-Sea Library Book Groups

Book groups at the Manchester-by-the-Sea public library are starting up again, so if you are interested in joining, now is the time! Check out the different lists for this coming year to choose which book group is right for you. We have the Hearthside Book Group which meets on a Tuesday afternoon, the Nonfiction Book Group meets on a Monday evening and the Mystery Book Group meets on a Friday morning. No need to sign up; just stop by to share your thoughts and opinions on the book. The books are available at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome!

Banned Books Week
Celebrate your freedom to read during the week of September 22 to the 28 as the nation celebrates Banned Books Week. This week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Come by the library check out some of these books!

To learn more about Banned Books Week, check out the website at www.bannedbooksweek.org.

Boston is home to some of the most extraordinary public art in North America. Discover the history behind these amazing and historical pieces with Joseph R. Gallo, author of “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us”.

Congratulations! Summer reading Topsfield Fair tickets are now available to be picked up for your child.

To get the tickets, come to the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library and speak to a librarian. They will check you off on the list of young winners and give you the Topsfield tickets envelope!

For the prizes, Ages 8 and older include an entrance ticket that they need it to get in, 7 and younger don’t need that, so they don’t have one in their envelope.  Both groups get the rides and lunch ticket!

 How do you know if your child is eligible for Topsfield Fair Tickets?

1. Your child signed up in the Summer Reading Log in the Children’s Room to participate in the program.

2. You checked off (by Wednesday, August 7th) in your child’s column in the log that they had read 600 minutes (10 hours).

If you are still unsure, please contact Miss Sara with any questions.

 

Give us your feedback through Manchester Performance Survey!

Manchester Town Hall will release a public opinion survey during the month of August. The public opinion survey will be accessible online from a link on the town webpage or you can click the link below. Paper copies of the survey will also be available to pick up at Manchester Town Hall at the Town Clerk’s counter. The purpose of the survey is to gather information from town residents regarding their experiences and interactions with town government and municipal services.

The Manchester Performance Survey will also ask residents to rate the quality and performance of town services. In addition, the ten-question survey concerns residents motivation for moving and staying in town, opinions regarding community and civic involvement, and preferences for receiving news about town events.

To take our survey, click on the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JWSJK9L

Paper copies of the survey are also available at Manchester Town Hall’s Town Clerk’s counter.

Thank you for your participation.

Friends of the library book sale

The Friends of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library will be having their annual Summer Book Sale on Saturday, August 3rd from 9am to 4pm and Sunday,  August 4th from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy the large selection of  fiction, art, sports, boating, nature and travel books,  children’s books, and media!  Until then, we are still accepting donations. Please drop them off at the Circulation Desk. Please call ahead if you are planning on making large donations, as storage can at times be limited. Please do not leave books outside, librarians are not able to move boxes of books.  The number is (978)526-7711. We except books in good condition but not textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias.

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library will close at 4pm on Wednesday, July 3. On Thursday, July 4, the Library will be closed in honor of Independence Day. The library will resume its regular hours on Friday, July 5 from 10am to 5pm.

Through the generosity of the Friends of the Library, the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library is now offering passes that will give you admission to the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo at reduced rates. Each pass admits 6 people at $6.00 per adult and $4.00 per child.

At the Franklin Park Zoo, visit hundreds of exotic animal species from around the world right in the middle of Boston! Explore the wonders of a tropical rainforest, the Australian outback, or the African savannah in one of these exhibit areas. The Stone Zoo is the perfect place to get close to amazing animals to learn more about their lives and habitats through exhilarating exhibits and exciting events going on daily, year-round.

Click on museum pass to make a reservation..

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Due to weather issues, Touch a Truck night in Manchester has been postponed to next Tuesday, June 25th. If you have any questions please call 978-526-7711.

 

Beep Beep! Firetrucks, police cars, DPW trucks and more will all be in the Town parking lot behind Manchester Town Hall on Tuesday, June 18th, at 5-6 PM. This annual event is a great chance to enjoy the fun town vehicles, their helpful crew and officers, and as well as provide a wonderful photo opportunity to take a picture of your wonderful child enjoying these trucks and the great town departments that use them to take care of our community. Fuel and Wheels (Lemonade and cookies) will be organized by the Children’s Room of the Manchester Public Library. Please contact Sara Collins, Head of Youth Services, 978-526-2016 or scollins@mvlc.org, at the Manchester Public Library with any questions about this always popular event!