ALERT: The Library will be closed to the public for renovations from Monday, February 6 - Friday, February 10. We will reopen on Saturday the 11th at 10AM. Curbside pickup will be available on Mon 2/6, Tue 2/7 and Fri 2/10 during our normal open hours.

Press December 27, 2022

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The Library will close early at 1pm on Saturday Dec 31 and will remain closed on Jan 1st & 2nd. We will reopen at 10AM on Tuesday Jan 3. Our virtual library and resources are available 24/7 on our website at manchesterpl.org/resources. 

Children’s News & Events

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 register on our website! 

Teen Loft Announcements & Events

To register for the programs below and more: manchesterpl.org/events 

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. 

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

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 mwillwerth@manchesterpl.org 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 mblack@manchesterpl.org 

MBTS Literary Libations Writing Group 

Thursdays beginning December 29 at 7-8PM 

Register at manchesterpl.org/events 


Take & Make Kits: Tiny Art 

Beginning Tuesday January 3 until supplies last! 

Want to try a new creative endeavor in January? Tiny art kits are available until supplies last. Each kit includes a tiny canvas, watercolor paints, paint brushes, pens and a label. You can use any mediums and supplies so long as they fit on the canvas. Return the canvas by Friday, January 20th for a chance to win an art kit and to be included in the art show. MBTS Tiny Art Show Reception is Saturday, January 21 from 1:30-3PM.  

Hearthside Book Group 

Tuesday, January 3 at 4-5PMMap with a person in overalls walking across it. 

Join us in person at the library or on Zoom to discuss “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge. Contact Lori Dumont at ldumont@manchesterpl.org or at 978-526-7711 for further information. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk, curbside pickup or by home delivery.