Hours: Mon & Wed 10-8, Tue & Thurs 1-8
Fri & Sat 10-5, Closed Sun & Sat July-Labor Day
Meets the first Monday of the month, 7 PM. New members are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the current selection at the Circulation Desk.
On October 1st, the Manchester-by-the Sea Public Library’s online public catalog will be updated! This improved version will offer many new features that will expand what a library user can do. Soon you can enjoy brand new features, such as a cleaner look, faster loading of the catalog and better search options. Also, you can keep track of items you have checked out! Make sure to take a look at the new catalog on October 1st to discover all the enhancements you can enjoy that will make the catalog easier to use.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Help celebrate the anniversary of the Manchester Public Library's 1887 dedication, 125 years ago and welcome the newly renovated Children's Room. The event will take place on the Library lawn (in case of rain at the Manchester Community Center) 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. There will be children's books for the first 50 children who attend. Storyteller Tony Toledo, Le Petit Chorale with Wendy Manninen, special treats, books, and a celebration of the Children's Room renovation. Entertainment and refreshments.
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Manchester Community Center
40 Harbor Point
at the RR stationManchester, MA 01944
Come meet a colorful panel of North Shore Designers who will share their expertise & excitement about home design projects with you at the Manchester Community Center! Bring a photo of your project, it can be a room, an exterior facade, or outdoor area. The panel will help you with color, design, gardens and more. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. For more information call Rachael at 978-526-2017 or email rtheriault at mvlc.org.
The design panel includes Heather Deschenes, Architect; Sara Castle del Rio, Architect; Kim Jermain, Architectural Color Designer; Robin Willcox, Architectural Designer; Tiffany LeBlanc, Interior Designer, Martha Merrill, Interior Designer; Bo Perkins, Interior Designer; Lynda Mathey, Custom Soft Furnishings; Laura S. Rutledge, Landscape Architect; Peggy Calkins, Landscape Designer, Susie Talbot, Landscape Designer; Sara Frye, “Handy Woman” and LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator; Katharine Pickering, Real Estate Professional
Abolitionists, Sanitary Commissioners, and Writers: North Shore Women during the Civil War
Rescheduled for October 25th, at 7:00 PM
Revisit amazing stories about Civil War heroes on Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm, women's history scholar Bonnie Hurd Smith will visit the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library to tell the stories of women from the North Shore who served as nurses, worked on sanitary commissions, raised funds, and nursed their wounded men. As part of the national commemoration of the American Civil War, Bonnie will share the stories of Sarah Parker Remond, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Tannatt Woods and Hannah Rantoul, North Shore women who did their part and left behind a legacy of honor and service to our nation.
Meets the last Friday of the month at 10:30 AM
Binder's Spooky stories are a blend of comedy, tall tale, with a dash of age-appropriate* horror.In concert as a live performer at schools, festivals, theaters and libraries, Mark captures rooms full ofscouts, students, teachers and families and keeps them riveted to their seats.A prolific author and storyteller, Mr. Binder will have copies of his books and CDs available after the comedy show. This event is best for ages 5 and up, and registrationcan be done online, by phone or in person. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-526-2016.
Learn to create new and delicious Thanksgiving recipes with chef Liz Barbour.