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Events in August 2016

  • August 1, 2016

    Lego Build-A-Thon

    Every week, there's a different Lego building challenge. Kids can work in teams or alone to complete the challenge and then they can put their creations on display until the next week!

    Drop-ins welcome! Legos will be portioned into Challenge Sets so no one can use too many but it's first come, first served with the sets. Recommended for kids in grades 1 to 5.

  • August 2, 2016

    Countdown to Kindergarten

    On Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 PM or on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 PM, join the library, Lisa Cheney of Early Childhood Partners, and guest readers from the Manchester-Essex Regional School District for a very special storytime about entering kindergarten. For children entering kindergarten and their guardians. Please register in advance with Miss Kate for either session at 978-526-2016 or kstadt@manchesterpl.org.

  • August 3, 2016

    Storytime on the Lawn

    Throughout the summer, every Wednesday at 10:30 AM Miss Kate and friends will read books on the lawn for half an hour! Children up to kindergarten age are welcome to sit outside and listen to some fabulous stories! If the weather is rainy, we'll read inside. Drop-ins are welcome.

  • August 4, 2016

    Books at Singing Beach

    Join us for a 30-minute drop-in group with fun beach reading suggestions, sharing of free books and more!

    First 10 to attend get a free library tote bag and a free iced coffee from the Laughing Gull concession stand.

    Thanks to Manchester Parks & Recreation for helping us coordinate this fun event!

  • August 5, 2016

    S.T.E.A.M. on the Green

    UPDATED: This program originally said it would run on Thursdays, but it has been moved to Friday mornings.

    Every Friday at 10:15 AM from July 8 until August 5, children ages 3 to 8 can explore different activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) with Susie Lord of Early Childhood Partners! Come to all the sessions or come when you’re able! Please register ahead of time with Miss Kate at 978-26-2016 or kstadt@manchesterpl.org.

    Library Movie Night: Race

    Kick off this year’s summer Olympics with a biopic about legendary gold medalist Jesse Owens. Come by the Library on Friday, August 5th at 5:30 PM to enjoy a film adaptation centering on Owens world famous quest to become the best track and field runner of all time while dealing with discrimination at home and abroad. Faced with these overwhelming sets of obstacles, Owens sought his own place on the world stage at the 1936 Olympics, which were held in Nazi Germany. The film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, and Jeremy Irons. Call the Library at 978-526-7711 to make a reservation. 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.

  • August 6, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day Weekend. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 7, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Sundays until after Winter Hours start. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 8, 2016

    Lego Build-A-Thon

    Every week, there's a different Lego building challenge. Kids can work in teams or alone to complete the challenge and then they can put their creations on display until the next week!

    Drop-ins welcome! Legos will be portioned into Challenge Sets so no one can use too many but it's first come, first served with the sets. Recommended for kids in grades 1 to 5.

    Beach Bag Decorating

    Join us on August 8th @ 3 PM for Beach Bag Painting.

    We’ll be using fabric paints and markers to decorate beach bags. While supplies last so don’t be late.

    Grades 6-12 welcome.

  • August 10, 2016

    The Library Olympics

    Race to the finish line of summer reading with our Library Olympics! Participate in challenges and munch on some power food! For kids of all ages. Please register ahead of time with Miss Kate at 978-526-2016 or kstadt@manchesterpl.org.

    Poets of Summer

    Calling all Poets (there is a poet within everyone!) Come join us at the Manchester Public Library for Poets of Summer Program in July and August to explore your own poet’s voice, as well as enjoy the poetry and works of others. On four Wednesday mornings (July 13, 27th; August 10th and 24th) from 10:30AM – 12:00, we will enjoy reading and writing poetry, exploring new voices of today as well as old favorites, learn different writing styles and glimpse into the world of publishing one’s own poetry. Poets of Summer, come one, come all and gather!

  • August 11, 2016

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    Summer Reading Ends!

    Today is the LAST DAY to turn in your minutes and claim prizes! 800 minute prize winners are entered into raffle which will be held TOMORROW, August 12. Thank you for participating!

  • August 13, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day Weekend. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 14, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Sundays until after Winter Hours start. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 20, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day Weekend. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 21, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Sundays until after Winter Hours start. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 24, 2016

    Poets of Summer

    Calling all Poets (there is a poet within everyone!) Come join us at the Manchester Public Library for Poets of Summer Program in July and August to explore your own poet’s voice, as well as enjoy the poetry and works of others. On four Wednesday mornings (July 13, 27th; August 10th and 24th) from 10:30AM – 12:00, we will enjoy reading and writing poetry, exploring new voices of today as well as old favorites, learn different writing styles and glimpse into the world of publishing one’s own poetry. Poets of Summer, come one, come all and gather!

    Young Adults End of Summer Party

    Join us for Tie Dyeing, Chocolate Olympic Games and the 2016 Summer Raffle drawing!

  • August 26, 2016

    Mystery Book Group

    Meets the last Friday of the month at 10:30 AM. New Members are always welcome. For more information please see the Mystery Book Group Page by clicking on the link below.

    Mystery Book Group

  • August 27, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day Weekend. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

  • August 28, 2016

    Closed

    The Library will be closed on Sundays until after Winter Hours start. The Library's regular hours are Monday & Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Tuesday & Thursday 1PM-8PM, and Friday 10AM-5PM.

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