Did you know that April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day? Come in and complete the Jelly Bean Trivia Game before the end of April. You could be the winner of a Jelly Belly 50-Flavor Sampler!

ATTENTION! The Library will close Saturday, April 15 at 2 PM. We will also be closed Monday, April 17 for Patriot’s Day. Come see us when we reopen Tuesday, April 18 at 1 PM.

This is the last Sunday the Library will be open for the season. Please join us from 1 to 5 PM.

The Manchester Public Library will be closing at 6 PM on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, so that all may attend Town meeting.

Hours on Monday, April 3rd, will be 10 AM-6 PM. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 4th, 1-8 PM.

For assistance, please call 978-526-7711 during regularly scheduled hours.

Backyard Growers
Backyard Gardeners: Seed Starting and Swap at the Library

Join local gardening, non-profit Backyard Growers on Wednesday, March 29th, 6:30 PM in the Library for an evening of spring seed starting.

Learn about starting seeds indoors, keeping your sprouts healthy, and what supplies you need to get started. Bring seeds to swap. We will also have some available for attendees.

This is a free event. Registration is encouraged, however. Please call the Library at 978-526-7711 or send along an email to scollins@manchesterpl.org.

Rescue Road

This year’s Manchester Reads book is Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway by the New York Times bestselling author and journalist Peter Zheutlin.

Mr. Zheutlin will give us first-hand information about his adventures in writing this book when he visits the library for an author talk on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM.

The Friends of the Manchester Public Library’s mini book sale will be held in the Library on Sunday, March 19 from 1 to 3 PM. This sale has a gardening theme.

You will find books on other topics as well. The Friends’ sales are always a great opportunity to add to your collection and at the same time help support and supplement library programs and services.

Are you interested in having a better relationship with your furry friend in your life? Come by the Library on Saturday, March 18th at 1 PM for a seminar on the principles of how dogs learn so you can know the best ways to teach them using a completely humane training approach.

Alana Stevenson is a professional Animal Behavior Specialist and Dog Trainer. She is certified in Low Stress Handling for dogs and she is the author of two books on humane and positive dog training and behavior modification: The Right Way the First Time: Teaching Your Dog Kindly & Humanely and Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors and Raising a Happy Dog.

She will cover a variety of topics such as the importance of timing in training, principles of association and context learning, and how your body language, eye-contact, and touch can directly influence a dog’s behavior. You will learn how to read dog body language so you can have a better relationship with your dog and interpret dog to dog interactions correctly.

Dog Photo Contest

Come in and view the submissions on display of the dog photo contest. You’ll have the opportunity to vote for “Best In Show” until March 26th.

Vote Early ! Vote Often!

Contest is in conjunction with Manchester Reads 2017.


The next meeting of the Hearthside Book Group is Tuesday, March 7th at 4:00 PM.

The group will discuss Theirs was the Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield.

New members are always welcome.