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.



The Nonfiction Book Group will meet on Monday, June 20th at 5:00 PM to discuss Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright. New members are always welcome.

Bring your own drink; library will provide popcorn and join us June 10 for this Coen Brothers film. Show time is 5:30 PM

Clutter Control, a program with Professional De-Clutterer, Dave Downs will be at the Manchester Public Library on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 PM. Clutter Control, a program for anyone who might have a little, or a lot, of clutter in their life with Dave Downs, facilitator.

Register if you can, drop in if you forget to register. We’ll be here for you either way. Register at the front desk, or 978-526-7711 or

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Join the people from the Worcester Think Tank and explore renewable energy sources.

You’ll design and build your own small solar powered car to take home! Who can make the coolest, fastest car?

This workshop will be held in the Library on Friday, May 20, 2016 beginning at 5 PM. Space is very limited. Call to register: 526-7711.

Grades 6-12 welcome.

The Nonfiction Book Group will discuss “1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History” by Jay Winik.

New members are always welcome.

On Wednesday, May 18th at 7 PM, Michael Tougias will be visiting the Manchester Historical Museum to discuss this year’s Manchester reads book, “The Finest Hours”, during the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting!

Michael will recount how he put together for his book the amazing real life ordeal of the dramatic Coast Guard operation to valiantly rescue the survivors of two oil tankers split in two during a devastating nor’easter off the coast of Cape Cod in the winter of 1952. Additionally, the book became a motion picture of the same name this year starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana.

His visit is supported in part by the Friends of the Manchester Library and in part by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Sign up at the Library to participate. For more details or to register contact or call 978-526-7711.

The library will close at 6 PM to allow all to attend the annual meeting.