On Wednesday, January 18th, 6:30 PM, we welcome Manchester Police Chief, Ed Conley; PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative) Executive Director, Allie Hunter McDade; and Manchester Public Health Nurse, Pam Ciccone for an information session with Q & A about this regional and national issue.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Sara Collins, scollins@mvlc.org.

Clean Eating. We will highlight Clean/Light/Healthy Eating cookbooks for the month of January 2017.

On Saturday, February 11th at noon, we will host a Cookbook Throwdown in the Library with any recipes from any of the Clean/Light/Healthy Eating cookbooks. Readers can check out one or more books, try recipes at home, return to the Cookbook Throwdown with prepared dish and be a part of the the throwdown competition.

Anyone attending can test the entries (we will provide paper goods, etc.) and then vote on the best recipe/dish. The winner receives serious bragging rights and a $ 25.00 gift certificate.



Library will be closing at 1 PM on December 31. We will also be closed January 1 and 2. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 1 PM. Happy New Year!

Library reopens on Tuesday, December 27 at 1 PM.holday-december-ornaments-450

Library is closed today because of weather/road conditions. The Library will reopen, Sunday, December 18 at 1 PM. Stay safe.

Knitters, Crocheters, Embroiderers, and more calling all Crafters! Drop in one time or many, all Thursdays, November through February, 3-4 PM the Manchester Public Library.

Bring your new or old projects, ask for help form more experienced crafters (who often come too) or just enjoy the sociable aspect of getting that scarf finished while chatting with friendly faces. We have some yarn, a few sets of knitting needles to get the very beginner started off.

Registration isn’t necessary, but if you have any experience or materials to get us going, please call Sara Collins, Director 978-526-2011.

The next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, December 12th at 5:30 PM. The group will discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance and briefly discuss our November read, Tribe by Sebastian Junger. New members are always welcome.

GamingForward is bringing Virtual Reality to the Library Saturday, December 10 from 1 to 4 PM. See scenic vistas, practice your archery skills, play mini-golf on a crazy course, and more.

If you haven’t used VR yet, you owe it to yourself to witness the future of this technology. Join us and give it a try!

For grades 6 and up and adults.

First come, first served.

This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 12:30 PM at the Community Center

Candy canes, gumdrops, licorice, marshmallows and more… Join us and get into the holiday spirit as you decorate your very own gingerbread house!

Grades 6-12 welcome.  The elves need lots of time to shop. Please register by December 1st.  526-7711.

Seasonal Sunday Hours at the Library

Sunday hours began on Sunday October 16th for the 2016-2017 season. The library will be open from 1 to 5 PM.

We thank the generosity of the family of Sandra Marston for this opportunity to continue to offer expanded services in her memory. Sandra Marston was an enthusiastic library patron, busy with careers in nursing, baking, and raising a family in our community. Her kindness, and that of her family, continues on in the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.