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Friends of the Manchester Library are Accepting Book Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale  

Saturday, June 10 at 9AM-12PM 

The time has come to bring all those books you have been saving for the annual used book sale on August 5. Bring your books to the Manchester Middle High School parking lot on June 10 between 9AM-12PM. Please only donate books you would be willing to buy, no ripped pages, mold or broken spines. Please do not drop off books at any other time – they cannot be accepted. 

Children’s News & Events

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A Farewell Note from Mrs. Carol 

To my wonderful co-workers, families and patrons, 

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for such an amazing send-off into retirement. My heart is overfull of all your kind words, wishes, cards and love. I never could have imagined this and am truly humbled by it all.   

It has been a joy to serve as your Children’s Librarian and to share stories and books with you. Keep reading and enjoying all that the Manchester Library has to offer! 

In gratitude, with love… 

Ms. Carol (Bender) 

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Bryson Lang: Comedy & Juggling Extravaganza! 

Thursday, June 22 at 3:00—4:00PM 

Kick-off your Summer Reading AND Summer Fun with Bryson Lang’s The Cure for the Common Show. This unforgettable show is filled with technical juggling skills, creative physical-manipulation and original comedy.   Bryson, a likable and energetic personality, performs inventive and clever routines that mix comedy and audience participation into a family-friendly act that will delight and amaze all ages!  

In the event of rain, we will be at the Manchester Community Center so please register (just in case). 

Teen Loft Announcements & Events

Wicked Good Henna Summer Reading Kick Off 

Tuesday, June 6 at 3:00—5:00PM 

For the youth (ages 11-18): It’s our Summer Reading kickoff!  Stop by to get a splash of sweet body decoration courtesy of library fave Mandy Roberge — and grab a sweet treat, too!  No registration required for this one — just come on by! 

News & Events for Adults

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Last Meeting of the MBTS Bike and Pedestrian Committee Book Discussion 

Thursday, June 1 at 6:00—7:00PM 

The MBTS Bike and Pedestrian Committee is excited to be hosting another community book discussion group. We’ll be reading ‘There Are No Accidents: The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster – Who Profits and Who Pays the Price’ by Jessie Singer. You can pick up a copy at the library circulation desk or download a digital audiobook on Libby, a free ebook / audiobook service. Email if you have questions or need help using the Libby app on your device. 

*Native Americans of New England: History, Colonial Legacies, and Survival (Virtual) 

Thursday, June 1 at 7:00—8:00PM 

Explore the history of Native Americans in New England. While we will not turn a blind eye to the impact that colonization, dispossession, and racism had on the story of Indigenous peoples in the region, we will also explore Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances. Moreover, we will examine some of the colonial legacies that still shape the views and (mis-) perceptions about Indigenous peoples to this day. 

 NOTE: This program will be recorded and is made possible through a partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library. 

First Friday Movies at MBTS 

Friday, June 2 at 5:30—7:30PM  

Movies at the Library have returned! We will be showing a movie in our newly renovated Reference Room on the first Friday of every month at 5:30PM. We will supply the popcorn. Feel free to bring covered, non-alcoholic beverages.  

The movie this month, has a MPA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language, some drug content and some suggestive references. Visit to see what movie is showing. 

Mindfulness Meditation 

Every Other Thursday, June 8 and 22 at 11:00 AM—12:00PM 

Alida Bryant is a Dharma Leader and meditation instructor under the guidance of Anam Thubten Rinpoche. She has been meditating for over 30 years (still very much a beginner!) and studying and practicing with lineage holders in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  

Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. There will be guided meditation, some silence, and discussion. Registration is requested but not required.