Take up the cookbook challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market and serious bragging rights. Here’s how — Check out this season’s cookbook, Mario Batali’s “America Farm to Table” . Experiment with a recipe or two and bring your best dish from the book to our Taster’s Choice event Saturday, June 27th at 3 PM. Small samples will be offered to the public in  attendance. For more details, email

Due to a conflict with the Long Range Planning Committee,heads the Non-fiction Book Group will meet Sept 16.  Meanwhile pick up a copy of “Heads in Beds” for the Oct meeting.

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1888 through current issue.  National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Traveler.

1888 through current issue. National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Traveler.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Career Transitions

Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.

The Teen Advisory Board of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, made up of area high school students, created a video to promote the Massachusetts Summer Reading program for the middle school students. On the last day of school, some of the TAB members presented this video to the MEMS.

See the whole video on our new YouTube Account LibraryByTheSea!



End of school and start of Teen Summer Reading party making glow in the dark star catchers!



Mango Mobile Library Edition

Learn languages everywhere you go with our free apps for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™. Mango Mobile Library Edition gives you access to all the Mango language courses offered through your library from the palm of your hand.

Click here for more info.

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Manchester Public Library 1887-2012
Help us celebrate 125 years of service to the community. The Library Trustees announce a capital campaign to renovate the Children’s Room. Join us Tuesday, May 1, 7 PM to learn about the plans and hear the fascinating history of the McKim building by local historian Bill Cross.

Additionally, join us on the Library Lawn Saturday, April 14, 1:30 PM (rain or shine) for a Library Flash Mob photo shoot. Bring your favorite book, CD, movie, etc., to show what your library does for you. Local photographers Bob Juliano and Penny Boling will capture the moment.

Manchester residents have access to Safari Books Online Library that contains a subset of 4,001 titles from Safari Books Online’s overall content.

Go to the Online Library page to log in using your library barcode number and PIN.  (If you have not done so already, MVLC is requiring a 7 digit PIN which you will need to update first.)

Newly Added Books

An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System

Barbara Klein; Diane Goff; John Butterweck; Kenny Blackman; Margaret Wilson; Moira McFadden Lanyi; Rick Long; Sandy Sherrill; Steve Nathan

My Windows® Phone 7

Brien Posey

Fall foliage, apple picking, historic sites, cider donuts…New England has it all.

Tuesday, May 17, 7 AM – 8 PM, at Memorial School.