Press December 19, 2022

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The Library will be closed Saturday Dec 24- Monday Dec 26.
We will reopen at 10AM on Tuesday Dec 27.
Library open Saturday December 31 from 10AM to 1PM
Library closed Sunday January 1 and Monday January 2.
We will reopen at 10AM on Tuesday January 3.
Our virtual library and resources are available 24/7 on our
website at

Children’s News & Events

Vacation Week Offerings 

Please register for ALL programs on our website: 

PJ Family Stories & Songs 

Tuesday, December 27 at 6PM 

Songs & Stories in the Children’s Room with Ms. Carol  

Wednesdays at 10:30AM 

Family Movie Afternoon  

Thursday, December 29 at 2PM 

We’ve got a fun family flick lined up for you!  Based on a classic children’s book, this movie boasts a singing reptile with impeccable taste.  For more information and to reserve your seat, please check out our website! 

Teen Loft Announcements & Events

To register for the programs below and more: 

VIRTUAL EVENT: Maureen Johnson (Nine Liars) in Conversation with Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Inheritiance Games series) 

Wednesday, January 4 at 7-8PM 

Enjoy a special evening with two of the country’s top young adult authors as Maureen Johnson (Nine Liars) is interviewed by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Final Gambit), in this ZOOM webinar. Register on the library website calendar, January 4. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. This event will interest teens and adults alike.

Comics-Making Workshop 

Four Fridays 4-5:30PM, January 13th-February 3rd 

Be the star of your own comic! Join Boston-based author/illustrator Jonathan Todd (the upcoming Scholastic graphic novel “Timid,” the online YA graphic memoir “Cecil Hall”) for a four-week workshop covering all the fundamentals of creating autobiographical comics, from writing to drawing to editing. Sessions build on one another so registration includes all 4 weeks. Registration is limited to 20 participants, and art supplies are included. Please register on the Library Events Calendar (January 13). 

News & Events for Adults

Tai Chi at the Community Center 

Every Wednesday From 9:45-10:45 AM 

Manchester local Susan Halpern will continue her weekly Tai Chi class for ages 18 and older. The class will focus on the Sun style which employs a more upright stance with small arm movements and short steps. The forms demand attention and stimulate good balance, attention, and stress reduction. Attendees must complete a Safety Release Registration Form before joining. When the weather is good the class will be held on the Manchester Library’s front side lawn.  In the event of inclement weather, the class will move to the Manchester Community Center. 

Mystery Book Group 

Friday, December 30th at 10:30AM 

The Manchester Mystery Book Group meets on the last Friday of the month at 10:30 AM. December’s meeting will occur in the library’s reading room and over Zoom. Email with any questions or to get connected with the group. We will discuss “The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves. Physical copies will be available at the circulation desk in late November or you can check out a digital audiobook and ebook through the Libby app. Use your MBTS library card to sign up for Libby for free. New members are always welcome.   

Weekly Writing Groups In Person and Virtually 

Virtual Event: Shut Up & Write  

Wednesdays 10:30AM-12PM 

To join the group any time, email 

MBTS Literary Libations Writing Group 

Thursdays beginning December 29 at 7-8PM 

Register at