With the cold weather right around the corner, there’s nothing better than a great cup of hot coffee to fight off the chill!

On Saturday, October 8th at 11:30 AM join Essex local Rob Fitzgibbon as he teaches the art of Coffee cupping, which is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. You will be able to try out different, freshly brewed brands and learn how, and why, one brew’s body, flavor and aftertaste differ from the other brews and what that also says about the region it’s from.

For more information, please contact Rachael Meneades at or please call 978-526-2017.

The next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, September 19th at 5:30 PM.

The group will discuss Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan.

New members are always welcome.

Saturday Hours Resume

Starting on Saturday, September 10th the Library will once again be open on Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, and Fridays from 10 AM to 5 PM.


Join Kristin Bixby, owner of Comprehensive College Advising, and learn what colleges are looking for in applicants and how students can make their application stand out. The program will be held at the Library on September 7, 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM.

Never before has the college essay been as important as it is now, so Ms. Bixby will focus on the do’s and don’ts of essay writing and discuss how to write a college essay that will help your applications stand out.  From brainstorming, to writing a rough draft, to polishing it up, she will cover the process of essay writing and what to expect.

This is a must-attend workshop for juniors, seniors, and their parents.

Please register by calling the Library, 978-526-7711.

Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 1 PM.


Join us for Books on Singing Beach, September 1 beginning at 10:30 AM for a 30-minute drop-in group with fun beach reading suggestions, sharing of free books and more! Everyone is welcome!!

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.


Join us on August 8th @ 3 PM for Beach Bag Painting.

We’ll be using fabric paints and markers to decorate beach bags. While supplies last so don’t be late.

Grades 6-12 welcome.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, July 30, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM

Book Sale Preview Party Friday, July 29 at 7 PM is open to any current or newly joining members (great incentive to be a Friend to your favorite Manchester Public Library!)


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