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.

Raspberry Pi

Come learn about basic circuits and robots built using the Raspberry Pi computer board on March 7th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library.

After programming your robot to move as a drone, we’ll challenge you to use an on-board camera to catch glimpses of “Poke-aliens” at landmarks on a “Mission to Mars”.

Space is limited so register early by calling 978-526-7711. Grades 6-12 welcome.

Hosted by the Rhode Island Computer Museum and supported by The Hooper Fund.

Dog Photo Contest

Show us your dog’s funny side. All shutterbugs and all ages are welcome to enter.

Pickup the Rules and Entry Form at the library or on the website. Submission deadline is Friday, March 10th.

From March 11th through March 26th, the community is invited to view the photographs and vote for Best in Show.


Cookbook Throwdown_Healthy

Looking for great, healthy recipes? Like to taste test before committing to a cookbook? We need families, chefs, casual cooks and those who enjoy or would like to enjoy healthy cooking. We are open to many definitions of healthy so expect some Vegetarian food, Vegan dishes, Paleo, Gluten Free, etc., as well as your favorite healthy cooking style.

On Saturday, February 11th at noon, we will host a Cookbook Throwdown in the Library with any recipes from any of the Clean/Light/Healthy Eating cookbooks. Readers can check out one or more books, try recipes at home, return to the Cookbook Throwdown with prepared dish and be a part of the the throwdown competition.

Anyone attending can test the entries (we will provide paper goods, etc.) and then vote on the best recipe/dish. The winner receives serious bragging rights and a $ 25.00 gift certificate.

For more information or to register that you will be bringing a dish, contact or at 978-526-7711.




On Wednesday, January 18th, 6:30 PM, we welcome Manchester Police Chief, Ed Conley; PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative) Executive Director, Allie Hunter McDade; and Manchester Public Health Nurse, Pam Ciccone for an information session with Q & A about this regional and national issue.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Sara Collins,



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.