Stuff to Do


Are you ready to start driving?

This spring, AAA and the Manchester-by-the-Sea Library invite you to a series of FREE virtual programs designed specifically for new or soon-to-be-new drivers. This six-seminar series, Thursdays 6-7 PM on Zoom, will cover a variety of topics:

  • April 29: Shifting Gears: The Blunt Truth About Marijuana and Driving
  • May 6: Distracted Driving 
  • May 13: The AAA 12-Step Program to Better Driving
  • May 20: Under the Hood 
  • May 27: The Mistakes Teen Drivers Make 
  • June 3: Dare to Prepare

To register, go to the Events Calendar. Signing up for one seminar gives you access to all six!

College Essay Seminar

Writing a memorable college essay is the one of the best ways for students to distinguish their college application. Tracy Stephens, local English teacher and founder of TCS Prep, will share helpful advice and strategies for writing a compelling college application essay. Participants will have a chance to read sample essays, ask questions and leave with a brainstorming activity to help them generate possible topic ideas.

The seminar is FREE, May 6, 7-8:15 PM on Zoom. To register, go to the Events Calendar.

Writing Club with Oli
“I would tend bar, load trucks, chauffeur – do whatever it took. But from the moment I took my first writing workshop, I was a writer.” –Dennis Lehane
Let the talented and friendly high school senior, Oli Turner, guide and inspire your inner storyteller in a once-a-month writing workshop. First Fridays of every month (via Zoom until further notice), 5:30-6:30. To register, email Maile at

Creativebug is a resource that offers over a 1,000 high-quality online videos in arts and crafts instructional workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, make jewelry and more! No matter what level maker you are, you can find a crafting medium that fuels your creative side! When accessing Creativebug from home you will need your library card’s barcode numbers. If you do not have access to your library card, please see a librarian at the Manchester Library.