The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day. The Library will reopen on Thursday, November 12th at 1 PM.

Author Visit with Shannon Kirk

The Library will welcome local author Shannon Kirk for an author talk and book signing on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 PM to discuss her popular book Method 15/33. Shannon has been honored three times by the Faulkner Society in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for her works Heavens (2012 finalist), Method 15/33 (2013 finalist), and Impossibility of Interplanetary Love (2014 short-list finalist). When not practicing law, she writes in her free time for several genres: literary fiction, suspense/thriller, and young adult. Shannon is a member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.

If your child qualified for Topsfield Fair tickets (600 minutes read and checked off in the Summer Reading binder before August 7), you have until Friday, September 11th to come in to the Library to pick them up! Congratulations, readers!

Stop by Singing Beach on Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 AM to hang out with Manchester Library’s Lori, Rachael and Sara for a Books @ the Beach Group. Talk about great beach reads, get suggestions and pick up some good books! This is a 30-minute group that will be on the beach with new suggestions and more talk of hot summer reading. BONUS FUN! First 10 to attend get a free library tote bag and a free iced coffee from our friends at the Laughing Gull concession stand. Shout out to Manchester Parks & Rec for helping us coordinate this fun.

Jr FIRSTLegoLeague Expo at Manchester Public Library. Join us Saturday, June 6th, 1-3 PM for the highlights, displays, demos from our Five JrFLL teams:Crank Power, Lego Pandas, XBOXROCKS, The Robotics, and Gearstars. These children have been working as part of a cooperative team with members ages 6-9, for over two months. The program will cover the reference room and the children’s room during those hours, so please plan accordingly for your visit to the Library this Saturday.

Kate Strong Stadt is the new Head of Youth Services Librarian. Kate has previous worked at the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library in Essex, Manchester-by-the-Book, and Jenks library at Gordon College. She is thrilled to continue the legacy of excellent programming and services for children and teens set by Sara Collins, the previous Head of Youth Services and current Director of the Library. Please stop by and welcome the newest member of your hometown library!

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th in honor of Memorial Day. The Library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, May 26th from 1 PM to 8 PM.

The Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will be held on May 12, 2015 at 7 PM in the Library. The speaker is Susan Oleksiw, a Manchester native and author of the Anita Ray and Mellingham series. Everyone is invited. We hope to see you.

Unfortunately this program on April 30 at 6:30 PM has been cancelled. There is no rescheduled date at this time.

Calling all ages! Create a diorama, using those deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as the main characters of your favorite book or movie. Dioramas and entry forms need to be submitted between April 27th and May 1st. The public is then invited to view through May 8th and cast their vote for the The Peeple’s Choice Award. A panel of library volunteers will judge and award prizes in three age groups: Youth—Grade 5 and below Teen—Grades 6-12, and Adult. Join us on May 9th at 11AM for the Peep Show Party where we will announce all winners. Find out more about the contest and get an entry form, click here!

And check out this great trailer about Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds featuring Peeps!

The Peeps by WoodenNickelShorts