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.


Mass Ghost Hunters
On Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM, Team Founder Marc Arvilla, and Team Manager Lauren Sheridan will be presenting a brief history of the Paranormal, discussing equipment and investigation methods, and sharing some of their most interesting cases. Join us in the Library for what looks to be a spine-tingling presentation.

Ages 12—200 welcome. (Parental Discretion Advised)

Healthcare in Retirement
Planning for retirement’s health care costs is one of the most important decisions a person can make for their future.

On Thursday, October 19that 6 PM come by the Library for an educational workshop for future or current retirees that breakdowns the expectations and strategies of today’s heath care costs to develop and accomplish financial goals for a successful retirement. This program will cover a variety of topics to consider such as taxable income, Medicare, and health care savings.

Richard Cella is the founder of Ipswich Bay Advisors and has been a financial advisor for over 30 years. He specializes in Retirement Planning and is the author of Your Personal Retirement Machine. Space for this program is limited. Please register by calling 978-526-7711 or email

Enjoy an evening of poetry, prose, and photography celebrating the poetic explorations of New Hampshire’s diverse waterways.

On Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM, join gifted writers William O’Daly and JS Graustein as they share excerpts from their new book “Water Ways”, a reflection on unique perspectives of beauty from the Connecticut Lakes to the Seacoast, Otter Brook to the Salmon Falls River, and the circumnavigation of Lake Winnipesaukee.

“Water Ways” is a collaborative work that celebrates “blue spaces” while reflecting on the varied perspectives each writer had brought to the project. O’Daly is the author of “The Road to Isla Negra” and will also be sharing some translated poetry by Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda. He lives in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Graustein holds a Master of Science degree in ecology and is the author of “How to Write an Exceptional Thesis or Dissertation” and is the calligrapher and editor in chief for Folded Word Press, located in Meredith, NH specializing in haiku collections, fast fiction and poetry chapbooks. She lives surrounded by trees in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Their work introduces the reader to “the most serene surface, the silence / of what we no longer remember: who we are, / to whom the loon calls across the emptiness”.

‘Till You Make It: How Fake News Spreads and How You Can Be a Smarter News Consumer”

Feeling overwhelmed with the surplus of conflicting information coming from multiple news outlets every day?

Come by the library on Saturday, October 14th at 1 PM to meet Fitchburg State University Assistant Professor Kyle Moody for his program on how to determine what is trustworthy news and how knowing the difference can make you a more educated consumer. Today, the concept of fake news is having an increasing impact on American culture, and Kyle can help filter out what fake news looks and sounds like to help everyone make more informed and critical decisions.

Dr. Moody is an assistant professor in Communications Media with specialties in Professional Communication and Social Media.


The library will close at 6 PM on Monday, October 16th at 6 PM for the Town Meeting. The library will reopen on Tuesday, October 17th from 1 PM-8 PM.



Felines Rule! Pick up the Rules & Entry Form at the library or click here to download and print the form. Then start snapping photos of your favorite cat(s). All shutterbugs and all ages are welcome to enter. Submission deadline is Friday October 13. From October 14th through October 29th, the community is invited to view and vote for Best in Show.

The library will close at 2 PM on Saturday, October 7th due to our annual carpet cleaning.

Additionally, the library will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, October 10th from 1 PM to 8 PM.