Join Kristin Bixby, owner of Comprehensive College Advising, and learn what colleges are looking for in applicants and how students can make their application stand out. The program will be held at the Library on September 7, 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM.

Never before has the college essay been as important as it is now, so Ms. Bixby will focus on the do’s and don’ts of essay writing and discuss how to write a college essay that will help your applications stand out.  From brainstorming, to writing a rough draft, to polishing it up, she will cover the process of essay writing and what to expect.

This is a must-attend workshop for juniors, seniors, and their parents.

Please register by calling the Library, 978-526-7711.

Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 1 PM.


Join us for Books on Singing Beach, September 1 beginning at 10:30 AM for a 30-minute drop-in group with fun beach reading suggestions, sharing of free books and more! Everyone is welcome!!

BONUS FUN! First 10 to attend get a free library tote bag and a free iced coffee from our friends at the Laughing Gull concession stand.

Shout out to Manchester Parks & Rec for helping us coordinate this fun.


Join us on August 8th @ 3 PM for Beach Bag Painting.

We’ll be using fabric paints and markers to decorate beach bags. While supplies last so don’t be late.

Grades 6-12 welcome.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, July 30, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM

Book Sale Preview Party Friday, July 29 at 7 PM is open to any current or newly joining members (great incentive to be a Friend to your favorite Manchester Public Library!)


Teen Tech Take Apart

The Library’s Saturday summer hours take effect on July 2nd. The library will be closed Saturdays from July 2 through and including September 3. We will again have Saturday hours, 10 AM to 5 PM, beginning on September 10.



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On Wednesday, June 29th at 2 PM, join us for a Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Building Challenge. This will be a team competition which will test your engineering skills and make you laugh.

Teens entering grades 6 through 12, come to the library on June 22 beginning at 2 PM to spend some time coloring a mandala.