The week's events
March 30, 2014
Open 1-5 PM
Manchester Public Library introduces winter Sunday Hours.
Thanks to a generous grant from Morgan Stanley, the library will be open 1-5 PM.
March 31, 2014
Singing & Signing with Wendy and Vicki
Music and American Sign Language.
Preschoolers & Seniors.
This program is supported by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Please register, call 978-526-2016 or email scollins at mvlc.org.
April 1, 2014
Preschool Story Time
Hearthside Book Club
My Beloved World/Sonia Sotomayor
Group meets at 4:00pm in the reading room
Poetry - Literary Workshop with Tim Averill
Tim Averill will lead an evening workshop of poetry, allowing for examination and discussion of a poem. Averill was the founder of the debate team in Manchester and English Chair AP Teacher from 1971-2005 before coming to Waring School in his retirement. His classes in poetry have been described as “contemplative, illuminating, and really fun.” The Manchester Public Library has enjoyed seasonal poetry events for years with Sara Collins, Head of Youth Services, fostering the writing and enjoyment for children and adults. This literary event for adults and older high school students will be a key program for April, National Poetry Month. Please contact Ms. Collins to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-526-2016.
April 2, 2014
Mother Goose Story Time
YA Robot Building Workshop Wednesday, April 2nd @ 12:30-2:30PM
If you are a gadget geek, science nerd, budding engineer or other electronics-obsessed teen, come build a robot with us. The R.I. Computer Museum folk will explain basic circuits and instructions on how to build a simple robot. You will learn programmable electronics, instructions for making lights blink, motors run, create sounds and a lot more. Bring your broken electronics and we’ll take them apart with you to learn about circuits. Grades 6-12 welcome. Group is limited to 16. Call 526-7711 to reserve your spot. “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
April 5, 2014
Discovering New England Stone Walls
Meet Kevin Gardner will be will give a detailed account of the cultural and historical aspects of New England’s craft of placing stone and how the different styles that emerged and changed over time is significant to the famous New England landscape. Kevin will balance this with a discussion of restoration techniques, design, acquisition and preservation of the walls. During the program he will demonstrate the building technique by using tiny stones to create a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency (www.massculturalcouncil.org).