Stuff to Do

Do you like listening to podcasts? This playlist includes historical tales about the bears in Theodore Roosevelt’s life; an indigenous Mi’kmaw tale about a whale; scientific tales about whales and dinos; a debate about whether armadillos are better than porcupines; a serial outer space adventure starring space horse Briscoe; facts about zebrafish, spiders, and ocean creatures; audio dramas featuring a famous headless man riding a horse; weird unicorn sightings; news facts about virus-sniffing dogs; biographies of environmentalists; answers to questions such as, “Why don’t dogs poo in the toilet?”; and more silly humor.

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!


Last Writing Club with Oli Friday, May 7 at 5:00 PM!
“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), 5:30-6:305:00-6:00. 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.