On Friday, February 23rd at 5:30 PM come see the biographical sports film loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. One made a bet, the other made history.

When young tennis pro Billie Jean King is challenged to a nationally televised match against self-proclaimed male chauvinist and top men’s player Bobby Riggs after his tirade of taunting female tennis players, she reluctantly agrees when she realizes it could be a chance to push for more gender equality in the sport.

This movie stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, and Sarah Silverman. Bring your own drink, the Library will provide popcorn. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk.

When Army pilot Steve Trevor crash lands on a secluded island paradise, Diana, princess of the Amazons, rescues him. He tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world, World War I. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full superpowers and true destiny. This movie stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. Sorry we are not allowed to publicize the title but you can go to the Library’s website to see what the title is: http://www.manchesterpl.org/young-adults.

Call the Library at 978-526-7711 to make a reservation. The Library will provide popcorn, candy and water. Please bring pillows, sleeping bags or camp chairs!

Grades 6-12 welcome. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk.

Due to the weather the Library is closed today, January 5th. This closing also includes tonight’s Movie Night. The library will reopen tomorrow, January 6th from 10AM to 5PM.


Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Manchester Public library will be providing a mini book sale on Sunday, January 7th from 1 PM to 3 PM.

The book sale carts will be filled, arranged, and staffed by a Friend of the Manchester Public Library to provide a great opportunity for some new and old books that support and supplement library programs and services.


Remember to plan ahead as the Library will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2018 for the holidays. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season and all the best in 2018.



Let’s celebrate the holidays with… cookies! Dust off your rolling pins and get baking! Join us at the Library on Wednesday, December 6th at 12:30 PM when a panel of judges will test-taste the cookies and choose the winner. The audience will also be invited to taste. YUM!

Participants need to register at the Library.

Here are the rules:

1. To participate, you must be in grades 6-12.

2. Bake a batch (at least 1-1/2 dozen) of your favorite holiday cookies.

3. Bring your cookies to the Library on Wednesday, December 6 at 12:30 PM.

4. Judges will be evaluating your cookies on taste, presentation, and originality.

5. It is not necessary to provide a recipe but a list of ingredients IS required, due to food allergies.

6. You may bake alone or with a friend. Teams of 2 maximum.

7. Store bought entries are NOT allowed. Though we might eat them anyway.

8. All teens are invited to attend and sample entries, while cookies last, after the judging has taken place. Beverages will be provided.

9, Registration is required. Call 978-526-7711 or visit the library to register.




We’ve changed 11 things in photographs of our Thanksgiving display.

Come in before Monday, November 27th and try to find all 11.

The winner will get to choose which of these organizations will receive a $25 donation: The Open Door, Cape Ann Animal Aid, or Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund.

Veteran’s Day

The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. The Library will reopen on Sunday, November 12th from 1 PM-5 PM.



The voting has begun! Hurry in and vote for your favorite cat photograph.

Voting closes on October 29th and the Best in Show winner will be announced on Monday, October 30th.

Best of luck to our 11 entries.

The Friends of the Manchester Public Library will be hosting a Sunday Book Sale on October 29th, 1-3 PM.

This sale will have a variety of books for adults and children. What a great chance to stock up on fun reading and support a great cause! The book sale is just one of the many ways the Friends of the Library raises funds to support additional programs and services at Manchester Public Library throughout the year.

Our Library will be open Sundays from October through mid-April, with a monthly book sale from the Friends. Always changing, always interesting, see you at the book sale!

A Reminder:
Donations for the Friends book sales are being accepted at the front desk of the Library during regular Library hours. Please no more than two bags or boxes without a phone call, 978-526-7711.