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

Join us on Saturday, April 25th, 2 PM for tales and tea that bring the region of I am Malala, our Manchester Reads 2015 book, to life. These tales are appropriate for grades 4th through adult and will be shared by a very special Storyteller, Katie Green. Please register at 978-526-2016 or

Join Uma Naidoo for a Pakistani cooking demo for Manchester Reads on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 PM. She will give an insight into real Pakistani food those in the Manchester Reads book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, would enjoy. Also you can sample the food created during the demo! Uma Naidoo, M.D. is an award winning Harvard-trained psychiatrist and an award-winning professional chef who graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. A food consultant, she enjoys sharing delicious recipes great for your mood and brain.

The Library will close Saturday, April 18 at 3 PM for Carpet Cleaning

The Library will be closed all day on Monday, April 20 in honor of the  Patriot’s Day holiday