The library will host a community seed swap on Saturday, May 12 at 11 AM. The library will have seeds to share and encourage participants to bring seeds as well.

Seed Swap



Friends Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 PM Manchester Historical Museum

Speaker for the evening is Laura Harrington, author of A Catalog of Birds and Alice Bliss. Ms Harrington is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and librettist. Winner of 2008 Kleban Award for “most promising librettist in American Musical Theatre”. She has written dozens of plays, musicals, operas and radio plays, which have been produced in 28 states, Canada and Europe.

Her first novel, Alice Bliss, is a Boston Globe bestseller and winner of the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. A Catalog of Birds has been praised by the Washington Post, CONSEQUENCE literary magazine an others.


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The Library will be closed, Monday, April 16 for Patriots Day. We will reopen Tuesday, April 17 at 1 PM.

Meet a Library Trustee 
On Saturday, April 14 from 10 – 11:30 AM the Library Trustees will be at the Manchester Library. Come by and meet them and learn more about the important jobs they do to help make the library run. Coffee & donuts will be provided.  
Early Closing For Carpet Cleaning 
The Library will close at 2 PM on Saturday, April 14th for the carpets to be cleaned.


Sunday April 8th is the last of our Sunday open hours until the fall.

The Library will be closed for Easter, Sunday, April 1. We will reopen Monday April 2nd at 10 AM. Please note that the Library will close at 6 PM that day for Town Meeting.



This year’s Manchester Community Reads events continue on Thursday, March 29th at 6:30 PM with a visit from author, journalist, and runner Paul C. Clerici.
Paul will discuss the history of the Boston Marathon and explore the stories behind notable marathon landmarks, statues, and mile markers throughout the course. He will cover the cities and towns along the 26.2 miles between Hopkinton to Boylston Street, and reveal the route’s historic moments from the first marathon in 1897 to the naming of Heartbreak Hill and the incorporation of women runners.
Paul C. Clerici is a freelance journalist, writer, photographer and former newspaper editor and sports editor. A dedicated runner, Clerici has competed in the Boston Marathon more than 20 years in a row.

3 Peeps


It’s Back…The Manchester Public Library’s Peep Show!
Celebrate Spring by Entering the Peeps Diorama Contest.

Calling all ages! Create a diorama, using those deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as the main characters of your favorite book or movie. Stop in the library and grab a bag of Peeps (while supplies last), or supply your own, and start peeping into some books and movies.

Dioramas are due between March 19 – 23. Voting will take place the week of March 24th. The winners will be announced on March 31st. Good luck to all entrants.


On the MEMS early-release day March 7, book lovers in grades 6-8 will meet to talk about… BOOKS! Wondering what to read next? Have an awesome book that you would like to tell the world about?

Join us and share a slice and advice in the Library beginning at 12:00.

Please bring one (or more) of your favorite books to discuss.

Please register at 526-7711 so we’ll have enough pizza.



The Snow Leopard- Elusive Ghost Cat of Asia’s Mountains & Deserts

Join us at the Manchester Library to learn about the amazing cats of Asia on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM.

As a leader and expert on snow leopard conservation, Jennifer Snell Rullman will share her first-hand accounts on what it takes to study and protect snow leopards in the wild. She will share incredible photos and a video of her travels in snow leopard regions and her conservation work with communities living in snow leopard habitats.

She will also discuss the Snow Leopard Trust – a premier global organization protecting these great cats. Bring a business card to win a handmade gift from snow leopard communities!