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Events in October 2017

  • October 2, 2017

    Nonfiction Book Group

    Meets on Mondays at 5:30 PM. New Members are always welcome. For more information please click on the link below.

  • October 3, 2017

    Hearthside Book Group

    Meets the first Tuesday (mostly) of the month at 4:00 PM. New Members are always welcome. For more information please click on the link below.

  • October 4, 2017

    Storytimes With Carolyn Kelly & Julie Arthur

    This program is best for the very young: infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. The focus will be on the rhymes, rhythm of words and music.

  • October 6, 2017

    Story and Hands On Activity With Nancy

    These varied activities will bring books to life with hands on exploration of themes such as math, science, and art in books.
    Especially for grade K-2

  • October 7, 2017

    Library Closing @ 2 PM

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

  • October 9, 2017

    N/A

    Library Closed For Columbus Day

    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.

  • October 10, 2017

    Stories and Art with Claire

    Join Claire Leggett for simple stories and seasonal tales with a craft time added in for fun. Stories will focus on Preschool through grade 2 with adaption as needed.

  • October 11, 2017

    Storytimes With Carolyn Kelly & Julie Arthur

    This program is best for the very young: infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. The focus will be on the rhymes, rhythm of words and music.

    Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Join the Manchester Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board and have a say in what happens at YOUR library, have some fun and earn Community Service hours!

    TAB offers suggestions and help in making the Manchester Public Library a fun and exciting place for teens. Board members are advocates for the YA program and collections.

    This past year the members designed and ran the Escape the Library program, went on a shopping spree at Barnes and Noble, helped with the Summer Reading games and programs, and created the reader’s advisory cards that can help you find your next read.

    We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, October 11th @ 6:30 PM. Applications are available at the library.

    If you have questions, please email YA Librarian, Anne Cowman at: acowman@manchesterpl.org

  • October 12, 2017

    Drop In Legos with Carolyn

    Come by and have some fun with Legos!

  • October 13, 2017

    Story and Hands On Activity With Nancy

    These varied activities will bring books to life with hands on exploration of themes such as math, science, and art in books.
    Especially for grade K-2

    Cats Photo Contest Deadline

    Today is the last day to enter the Cats Being Cats Photo Contest. Submit your cat's photo before 5 PM today to be entered into the contest.

    Remember you will also need to complete an entry form; they're available at the Library's Circulation Desk or click here to download and print the form.

    All shutterbugs and all ages are welcome to enter. Good luck!

    Movie Night~My Cousin Rachel

    Come by the Library on Friday, October 13th at 5:30 PM to get in the mood for Halloween with a remake of one of Daphne Du Maurier’s most suspenseful novels. Along the coast of Cornwall, the true intentions of a young window are brought under suspicion when her late husband’s cousin believes her responsible for his family member’s death. However, his original attempts to prove her guilt become compromised when he begins to fall under her unexpected beguiling charms. This movie stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger. Bring your own drink, the Library will provide popcorn. To make a reservation please call the Library at 978-526-7711. 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.

  • October 14, 2017

    Library Open

    Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

    ‘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.

  • October 15, 2017

    Library Open

    Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, and Fridays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • October 16, 2017

    Early Closing For Town Meeting

    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.

    Early Closing for Town Hall Meeting

    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.

  • October 17, 2017

    Stories and Art with Claire

    Join Claire Leggett for simple stories and seasonal tales with a craft time added in for fun. Stories will focus on Preschool through grade 2 with adaption as needed.

    Readings From “Water Ways” by William O’Daly and JS Graustein

    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”.

  • October 18, 2017

    Storytimes With Carolyn Kelly & Julie Arthur

    This program is best for the very young: infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. The focus will be on the rhymes, rhythm of words and music.

    Financial Aid & College Planning Workshop

    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. Here’s what you will learn at this 60-minute 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 Funding Specialist (CCFS) and member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP).

    Please register @ 526-7711.

  • October 19, 2017

    Healthcare in Retirement Planning

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

    On Thursday, October 19 at 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 rmeneades@manchesterpl.org.

  • October 20, 2017

    Story and Hands On Activity With Nancy

    These varied activities will bring books to life with hands on exploration of themes such as math, science, and art in books.
    Especially for grade K-2

  • October 21, 2017

    Library Open

    Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • October 22, 2017

    Library Open

    Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, and Fridays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • October 24, 2017

    Stories and Art with Claire

    Join Claire Leggett for simple stories and seasonal tales with a craft time added in for fun. Stories will focus on Preschool through grade 2 with adaption as needed.

  • October 25, 2017

    Storytimes With Carolyn Kelly & Julie Arthur

    This program is best for the very young: infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. The focus will be on the rhymes, rhythm of words and music.

    Pizza & Pages

    Attention: Book lovers grades 6 to 8

    Come to the Library on Wednesday, October 25th at noon. On the MEMS early-release day, book lovers in grades 6-8 will meet to talk about… BOOKS!

    Wondering what to read next? Have an awesome book that you would like to tell the world about? Join us and share a slice and advice. Please bring one (or more) of your favorite books to discuss.

    Please register at 978-526-7711 so we’ll have enough pizza.

    Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society

    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.

    Ages 12—200 welcome. (Parental Discretion Advised)

  • October 26, 2017

    Drop In Legos with Carolyn

    Come by and have some fun with Legos!

  • October 27, 2017

    Mystery Book Group

    Meets the last Friday of the month at 10:30 AM. New Members are always welcome. For more information please click on the link below.

    Mystery Book Group

    Story and Hands On Activity With Nancy

    These varied activities will bring books to life with hands on exploration of themes such as math, science, and art in books.
    Especially for grade K-2

    Movie Night~Maudie

    On October 27th at 5:30 PM come by the library and enjoy the moving biographical film about Maud Lewis and her difficult and unexpected journey to become one of Canada's best known folk artists. After being evicted from her Nova Scotia home in the late 1930’s, Maud finds a new life as a housekeeper for a rough fish peddler while also honing her skills as an artist despite her severe arthritis. With her newfound freedom, she becomes a beloved figure in the community portraying the landscape and people through her unique art, eventually receiving surprising international attention. This movie stars Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke and Kari Matchett. Bring your own drink, the Library will provide popcorn. Call the Library at 978-526-7711 to make a reservation. 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.

  • October 28, 2017

    Library Open

    Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • October 29, 2017

    Library Open

    Regular library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 PM to 8 PM, and Fridays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

    Friends Book Sale

    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.

  • October 31, 2017

    Stories and Art with Claire

    Join Claire Leggett for simple stories and seasonal tales with a craft time added in for fun. Stories will focus on Preschool through grade 2 with adaption as needed.

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