The Library will be closed on Saturdays beginning July 1 through Labor Day. 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. Enjoy the summer!

Romance and espionage come together in this film about family and betrayal during World War II on Friday, June 16th at 5:30 PM. A Canadian intelligence officer and a French Resistance fighter and collaborator fall in love during a mission in Casablanca. Their future together is complicated by the pressures and dangerous of a war that could destroy everything they have fought to build.

This movie stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and Jared Harris. This movie is rated R and anyone under 17 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk. Call the Library at 978-526-7711 to make a reservation. Bring your own drink, the Library will provide popcorn.

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Friday, June 9th @ 5:15 and 6:30 PM

The Escape Room craze has arrived in Manchester! This fun, interactive game, in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy, has been designed by your Teen Advisory Board.

Think you and your team can put together the clues to make it out of the library before time runs out? You’ll only have 30 minutes to solve the clues and ESCAPE!

There will be 2 sessions this evening; 6 people per session. Register by calling 978-526-7711. Grades 6-12 welcome to play. A permission slip is required and is available at the Circulation Desk.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Patricia Rohner will be in the Library on May 31st to sign her new book, Tzippy the Thief. It’s about Tzippy, a wealthy widow, feisty, determined, vain and living in Florida. Her three children will be visiting for Tzippy’s 80th birthday celebration and will be bringing with them the old wounds that Tzippy did more than her fair share to inflict. As her birthday approaches, the death of a close friend as well as the aches, pains and daily indignities of aging are preying on her mind. Tzippy wonders how she will be remembered.

Patricia Striar Rohner is a writer, oil painter, and therapist. She has written and published short stories, and is working on her second novel. A graduate of Brandeis University and Simmons School of Social Work, Rohner is a mother and a grandmother. In her free time she goes to Boston Red Sox games.

Please come by and meet the author.

The Library will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. It will reopen Tuesday, May 30th at 1 PM.

3 PeepsThe public has cast their votes for the The Peeple’s Choice Award. A panel of library volunteers had a difficult time judging the excellent submissions. They have awarded prizes in three age groups: Youth—Grade 5 and below, Teen—Grades 6-12, and Adult.

Join us on May 20th at 11AM for the Peep Show Party where we will announce all winners.

Cast your vote for the winners of The Peeple’s Choice Award

The public is then invited to view all the peeps diorama submissions through May 19th and cast their vote for the The Peeple’s Choice Award. A panel of library volunteers will judge and award prizes in three age groups: Youth—Grade 5 and below, Teen—Grades 6-12, and Adult.

Join us on May 20th at 11AM for the Peep Show Party where we will announce all winners.

College Essay

Join writing advisor, Judi Shipman, for a roundtable discussion of how to write a successful college essay at the Library on Wednesday, May 24th @ 6:30 PM.

She will brainstorm ideas and writing methods to help you write a compelling essay.

Juniors, get a head start on your essay! Space is limited, so register now. 526-7711.

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On May 16, 2017 the Friends of the Manchester Public Library will hold their Annual Meeting at the Manchester Historical Museum. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM; the speaker will be introduced at approximately 7 PM.

Miriam Weinstein is this year’s speaker. Ms. Weinstein writes about family, friendship, how we navigate time, and how we make meaning in our lives. She will be speaking about her new book, All Set for Black, Thanks: A New Look at Mourning. When Ms.Weinstein’s good friend died unexpectedly, and other losses followed close behind, it led to a year of introspection and black outfits. She gives us the help, and the laughs we need in times of mourning and grief. She explores such topics as how we keep our dead with us even as we learn to let them go; why we should not bring casseroles; how to write the Best Eulogy Ever.

Ms. Weinstein’s book, Yiddish: A Nation of Words won the National Jewish Book award and has been translated into three languages. She has also written, “The Surprising Power of Family Meals: How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier“. Ms. Weinstein also writes a blog about grandmothers – http://www.miriamweinstein.com/blog/

Join us on May 16th at the Manchester Historical Museum for what promises to be an entertaining and informative evening.

Refreshments will be served. This event is open to everyone.

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THEY’RE BACK! THE 4th ANNUAL PEEP SHOW 

Calling all ages! Create a diorama, using those deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as your main characters. Let your imagination run to peeps as you illustrate your favorite book or movie.
Bags of peeps are available at the library (while supplies last), or supply your own. Dioramas and entry forms need to be submitted between May 8th and May 12th.
The public is then invited to view through May 19th and cast their vote for the The Peeple’s Choice Award.  A panel of library volunteers will judge and award prizes in three age groups: Youth—Grade 5 and below, Teen—Grades 6-12, and Adult.        
 
Join us on May 20th at 11AM for the Peep Show Party where we will announce all winners. 
Go online for contest rules http://www.manchesterpl.org/young-adults/peep-show-rules-entry-form/ and an entry form http://www.manchesterpl.org/wp-content/uploads/Click-Here-to-Access-the-2017-Peeps-Rules-Guidelines.pdf – or come into the Library to pick up an entry form and your peeps.