Library will be closing at 1 PM on December 31. We will also be closed January 1 and 2. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 1 PM. Happy New Year!

Library reopens on Tuesday, December 27 at 1 PM.holday-december-ornaments-450

Library is closed today because of weather/road conditions. The Library will reopen, Sunday, December 18 at 1 PM. Stay safe.

Knitters, Crocheters, Embroiderers, and more calling all Crafters! Drop in one time or many, all Thursdays, November through February, 3-4 PM the Manchester Public Library.

Bring your new or old projects, ask for help form more experienced crafters (who often come too) or just enjoy the sociable aspect of getting that scarf finished while chatting with friendly faces. We have some yarn, a few sets of knitting needles to get the very beginner started off.

Registration isn’t necessary, but if you have any experience or materials to get us going, please call Sara Collins, Director 978-526-2011.

The next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, December 12th at 5:30 PM. The group will discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance and briefly discuss our November read, Tribe by Sebastian Junger. New members are always welcome.

GamingForward is bringing Virtual Reality to the Library Saturday, December 10 from 1 to 4 PM. See scenic vistas, practice your archery skills, play mini-golf on a crazy course, and more.

If you haven’t used VR yet, you owe it to yourself to witness the future of this technology. Join us and give it a try!

For grades 6 and up and adults.

First come, first served.

This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 12:30 PM at the Community Center

Candy canes, gumdrops, licorice, marshmallows and more… Join us and get into the holiday spirit as you decorate your very own gingerbread house!

Grades 6-12 welcome.  The elves need lots of time to shop. Please register by December 1st.  526-7711.

Seasonal Sunday Hours at the Library

Sunday hours began on Sunday October 16th for the 2016-2017 season. The library will be open from 1 to 5 PM.

We thank the generosity of the family of Sandra Marston for this opportunity to continue to offer expanded services in her memory. Sandra Marston was an enthusiastic library patron, busy with careers in nursing, baking, and raising a family in our community. Her kindness, and that of her family, continues on in the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

YA Maker Series #1 – Building an Electronic Kaleidoscope, Monday, November 14th @ 6:30PM 
Join us for the kick-off event of our new YA Maker Series!
Our first project will be building an electronic kaleidoscope using an Arduino, a Pringles can, aluminum foil, and code that you will write.  This Maker Series is generously being sponsored by Mark Henderson, lead developer at the local tech firm, MRH.io. (https://mrh.io)
Grades 6-12 welcome. Space is very limited. Register at 526-7711.


With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. Additionally, the financial aid process can be confusing, intimidating, and often frustrating. Join us at the library on October 26 beginning at 6:30 PM for this workshop.


· How families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid

· Which colleges offer the best financial aid packages

· How to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile

· How private universities can cost you less than a state school

· How students can potentially receive more free money and less loans

Presented by Jim Femia*, Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) and member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP). To register, call the library at (978) 526-7711.