Grades 6 to 12 are welcome to attend the resume writing and interviewing techniques workshop March 30th beginning at 6:30 PM. You will learn how to write a dynamic resume and how to knock their socks off when interviewing. Please register at the Circulation desk in the Library.

Teen Tech Week LogoAttention Grades 6 – 12. Check out the shredded book in the jar and see if you can guess which techie book it is. All winning answers will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Best Buy gift card.

Seed Savers are invited to come to the Library on March 2nd at 5:30 PM for a free information session about starting your garden from seed! Save money and grow any seed you can get your hands on. Talk will include best practices, timing strategies, recommended materials and more! The library will provide some seed catalogs to peruse and share, too. Hosted by Backyard Growers.  Register at 978-526-2011 or

On Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 PM come by the Library to get an introductory look at how you can get access to free magazines on your computer or mobile device through the Library using Zinio. Manchester residents can access this digital magazine service with over 30 subscriptions to popular and specialty magazines such as ESPN, Newsweek and Boating that are identical to the print edition. It also includes a keyword article search, audio and video. It has unlimited downloads and no checkout period. You can download it onto your computer, Android, iPad, Nook and Kindle. To check out this or other resources, go to or call (978)526-7711. Many of these resources will require a separate log-in using your Library card number. Please contact the Library if you do not have access to those.

The Library will be closed Monday, February 15 in honor of Presidents’ Day. We will reopen at 1 PM on Tuesday, February 16. Enjoy the holiday!

All who enjoy knitting, or crocheting, or other needlework, are welcome at the Round Table on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM at the Manchester Public Library! The group will meet through the winter.

We will often have experienced knitters or crocheters on hand. Do join in whether you like the craft, company or you would enjoy trying one for the first time! Some supplies are at the library, bring your own projects, too. We currently have a good supply of knitting needles but could use a few crochet hooks and some good yarn.

Nonfiction Book Group
The next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, February 22 at 5:00 PM. (Note new winter time). The group will discuss The Narrow Edge: a Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab and an Epic Journey by local naturalist, Deborah Cramer.

The group will be discussing the Modernism Art World of 1900 Paris on March 14.

The April 11th meeting will be covering the Crash of 2016.

New members are always welcome.

Cookbook Throwdown #4

Love trying new recipes? Want to try more than just one at a time? Our next Seasonal Cookbook Throwdown will be at the Manchester Public Library on Saturday, February 6th at 2 PM. The library has borrowed many copies of two different soup cookbooks, Soup Night and Soup Club, available at the front desk. Check one out, try a recipe, then come back and sign up to make that for the throwdown. The library provides, cups, napkins and spoons for the event and we’ll have fun taste testing all the entries before voting on the best. Winner gets serious bragging rights and a $25 gift certificate. Warm up with some yummy soup and enjoy trying new cookbooks at your library.

The Manchester Public Library has cookbooks at 641.5 in new non-fiction, same number in older non-fiction, and has loads of magazines for cooks both novice and experienced. Try out Cooks illustrated, Cuisine, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times and many more. All past month magazines can be checked out and may yield yummy results for you!

zentangle valentine

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of making beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Join us and we’ll tangle and make Valentines to give to someone special.

The workshop is at the Library on Wednesday, February 3 at 12:30. Grades 6-8 welcome. You snooze, you lose. Supplies are limited.

The next meeting of the Hearthside Book Group is Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:00 PM. The group will discuss All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. New members are always welcome.