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!

On Friday, February 23rd at 5:30 PM come see the biographical sports film loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. One made a bet, the other made history.

When young tennis pro Billie Jean King is challenged to a nationally televised match against self-proclaimed male chauvinist and top men’s player Bobby Riggs after his tirade of taunting female tennis players, she reluctantly agrees when she realizes it could be a chance to push for more gender equality in the sport.

This movie stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, and Sarah Silverman. Bring your own drink, the Library will provide popcorn. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk.

When Army pilot Steve Trevor crash lands on a secluded island paradise, Diana, princess of the Amazons, rescues him. He tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world, World War I. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full superpowers and true destiny. This movie stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. Sorry we are not allowed to publicize the title but you can go to the Library’s website to see what the title is: http://www.manchesterpl.org/young-adults.

Call the Library at 978-526-7711 to make a reservation. The Library will provide popcorn, candy and water. Please bring pillows, sleeping bags or camp chairs!

Grades 6-12 welcome. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk.

Due to the weather the Library is closed today, January 5th. This closing also includes tonight’s Movie Night. The library will reopen tomorrow, January 6th from 10AM to 5PM.


Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Manchester Public library will be providing a mini book sale on Sunday, January 7th from 1 PM to 3 PM.

The book sale carts will be filled, arranged, and staffed by a Friend of the Manchester Public Library to provide a great opportunity for some new and old books that support and supplement library programs and services.


Remember to plan ahead as the Library will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2018 for the holidays. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season and all the best in 2018.



Let’s celebrate the holidays with… cookies! Dust off your rolling pins and get baking! Join us at the Library on Wednesday, December 6th at 12:30 PM when a panel of judges will test-taste the cookies and choose the winner. The audience will also be invited to taste. YUM!

Participants need to register at the Library.

Here are the rules:

1. To participate, you must be in grades 6-12.

2. Bake a batch (at least 1-1/2 dozen) of your favorite holiday cookies.

3. Bring your cookies to the Library on Wednesday, December 6 at 12:30 PM.

4. Judges will be evaluating your cookies on taste, presentation, and originality.

5. It is not necessary to provide a recipe but a list of ingredients IS required, due to food allergies.

6. You may bake alone or with a friend. Teams of 2 maximum.

7. Store bought entries are NOT allowed. Though we might eat them anyway.

8. All teens are invited to attend and sample entries, while cookies last, after the judging has taken place. Beverages will be provided.

9, Registration is required. Call 978-526-7711 or visit the library to register.




We’ve changed 11 things in photographs of our Thanksgiving display.

Come in before Monday, November 27th and try to find all 11.

The winner will get to choose which of these organizations will receive a $25 donation: The Open Door, Cape Ann Animal Aid, or Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund.