Volunteers for Children’s Room
The Children’s room at the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library is almost ready to open up once again! But, we will need lots of help to get all of the books sorted and back onto the shelves where they belong. If you are interested in helping, we are looking for adults or those in grades six to twelve. Please let us know if you are able to donate an hour or two of your time to assist us with this great project! Every little bit counts! If you are available, please sign up on the clipboard at the front desk, or email scollins at mvlc.org, or call 978-526-7711. We will inform you as to when the room will be ready for shelving.
Christmas Library Closings
The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library will close early on Monday, December 24th at 4 PM. In addition, the library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in honor of the Christmas Holiday. The Library will resume its regular hours on Wednesday, December 26th, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
New Year’s Library Closings
The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library will close early on Monday, December 31st at 4 PM. In addition, the library will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st in honor of the New Year’s Holiday. The library will resume its regular hours on Wednesday, January 2nd, from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Bring in a non perishable food item which the Library will donate to the Open Door in Gloucester.
Check out the new Mass Board of Library Commissioners’ blog, “Why I Need My Library” and add your own story.
Enjoy a demonstration on how to create beautiful centerpieces for your Thanksgiving table at the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library. Betsy Williams will be showing you just how to make these creations on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00PM Also, you will get the chance to win a centerpiece created by Betsy Williams in a raffle!
Learn how to create new and delicious Thanksgiving recipes with chef Liz Barbour on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 PM.
Please register. Call 978-526-7711 or email email@example.com.
Due to hurricane Sandy. Town Hall and the Library will be closed all day.
Abolitionists, Sanitary Commissioners, and Writers: North Shore Women during the Civil War
Rescheduled for October 25th, at 7:00 PM
Revisit amazing stories about Civil War heroes on Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm, women’s history scholar Bonnie Hurd Smith will visit the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library to tell the stories of women from the North Shore who served as nurses, worked on sanitary commissions, raised funds, and nursed their wounded men. As part of the national commemoration of the American Civil War, Bonnie will share the stories of Sarah Parker Remond, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Tannatt Woods and Hannah Rantoul, North Shore women who did their part and left behind a legacy of honor and service to our nation.
Home Design Road Show
Thursday, October 18th at 6:30PM to 8PM at the Manchester Community Center
Have a room in your home that you have been eager to redesign? Then bring your design challenge to the Home Design Road Show panelists. Hosted by the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public library, be sure to stop by the Manchester Community Center between 6:30pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, October 18th. These North Shore designers will share their expertise and their excitement about home design projects with you. Just bring photos of a single project, such as a room, an exterior facade or an outdoor area, that you would like to redesign. The panelists will strategize with you about various topics on color, design, space, interiors, exteriors, gardens and more. Come away with great new ideas on how to update your home with simple solutions!
The design panel includes Heather Deschenes, Architect; Sara Castle del Rio, Architect; Kim Jermain, Architectural Color Designer; Robin Willcox, Architectural Designer; Tiffany LeBlanc, Interior Designer, Martha Merrill, Interior Designer; Bo Perkins, Interior Designer; Lynda Mathey, Custom Soft Furnishings; Laura S. Rutledge, Landscape Architect; Peggy Calkins, Landscape Designer, Susie Talbot, Landscape Designer; Sara Frye, “Handy Woman” and LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator; Katharine Pickering, Real Estate Professional.