Press June 5, 2023

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Manchester-by-the-Sea Sustainability Committee and the Manchester Public Library are pleased to announce MBTS’s 2023 Zero Waste Champion is Carolyn Kelly. Thank you to all who participated and learned new ways to keep trash out of the landfill. Thank you also to
7 Seas Whale Watch, Bravo Pizza, Unpacked Living and Captain Dusty’s for their support.  

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

*Please register for all programs on our website: 

*Save the date … and register for: 

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). 

Backpack and School Supplies Donation Drive

Beverly Bootstraps are holding their annual backpack drive for students and the library is a drop off location. You can donate a new backpack or schools supplies to go inside, including pencils, pens, pick erasers, thin and thick markers, colored pencils, index cards, filler paper and composition books. 

Teen Loft Announcements & Events 

Dungeons and Dragons, Ages 11-18 

Tuesday, June 13 at 3:45—5:00PM 

Led by our spirited, visionary dungeon master, Asa B., this game will challenge you to use every wit in your wizardly bag of tricks. Join any time, just please be sure to register before you come. 

News & Events for Adults

*To register for the programs below and more: 

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. 

*Cookbook Throwdown 

Saturday, June 10 at 11:30 AM—12:30PM 

The cookbook book club meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month, and we share recipes from a cookbook from off our library shelves. June’s pick is “Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ.” Just in time for the summer BBQ season. Try out some new faves in a smoker or on the grill.  

Sign up for a recipe and check out the cookbook in the library or online and bring your dish to be sampled on Saturday, May 13th along with any utensils needed. Please call Maddy Willwerth at 978-526-7711 or email if you have any questions. 

Plant Swap 

Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 AM—12:30PM 

Have some spider plants that are ready to propagate? Buy an eight pack of flowers and only need six? Did you start 6 tomato plants from seed hoping only one would make it and now you have five extra? Why not swap the plants with your neighbors. Trade some spider plants for some aloe. Some zucchini for some tomatoes. 

Library Doesn’t just Check Out Books  

The MBTS Public Library has interesting items to check out just like books! Want to try the new pickle ball courts? Check out a pickle ball kit. Take advantage of these clear nights and use our telescope to search the cosmos. Check out a cornhole or tumbling timber lawn games for your next family get together. Side of your house need some TLC? Check out our pressure washer. Need a dedicated Wi-Fi connection for an important meeting? Put a Wi-Fi hotspot on hold. Visit to discover even more items added this summer.