Manchester Library Happenings | Feb. 9 Edition


Watercolor Victorian Puzzle Purse:  Tuesday, February 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  This month we are using stamps and watercolors to create a puzzle purse.  The puzzle purse is an origami card that reveals a new picture as it is unfolded.

MBTS Cultural Council Presents: Thursday, February 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. join Dr. David J. Roberts, MD, former president of Salem Hospital who will be speaking about the impact of food and shelter insecurity.  Registration is required as space is limited.

Haunted Happenings with Jeff DePaoli (Virtual):  Thursday, February 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Haunted Overload is simply one of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in New England, located on the DeMeritt Hill Farm in Lee, NH.  Join set builder and roaming actor, Nicole Tracchia and Jeff DePaoli, host of “That Halloween Podcast”, as they talk all about this unique haunted experience right in our backyard.

Art Across Asia: Lunar New Year (Virtual):  Sunday, February 11 from 2:30-4 p.m.  Welcome in the lunar new year by learning about the traditions and symbolism which enrich this celebration.

Cookbook Club:  Friday, February 9 from 4-4:45 p.m.  The Cookbook Club meets once a month to share recipes from a cookbook off our library shelves.  February’s pick is “Black Food:  Stories, Art & Recipes from Across the African Diaspora” edited by Bryant Terry.  

Library’s Free Public WiFi:  MBTS Library’s WiFi is now encrypted, offering extra security for our community and guests.  Log on from inside the building or from the front garden by connecting to MBTSLibraryWifi using password library1887.

Mindfulness Meditation- Moving Back to the Library

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon in the teen loft starting January 2 with Alida Bryant.  Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.  There will be guided meditation, some silence, and discussion.  Please register if this is your first time coming to this program.  We need either an email or a phone number in case we need to cancel or change venues.

Tai Chi: Wednesdays from 9:45-10:45 a.m.  Join Susan Halpern in a new Tai Chi form, Longevity Tree.  The Longevity Tree is a form that addresses the balance of mind, body, and spirit by combining movement, deep breathing, and alertness.  It was designed to move all of the body, both internally and externally.  The form begins with the image of the tree-progressing to other visual images as we journey through a variety of movements.  If you are interested in the form but have missed the registration period, contact Maddy Willwerth and we will reach out when a new session is available. For now, the class will be held at the Manchester Community Center. Please complete the Safety Release Registration Form, on the event listing on the library website, before joining.  Susan Halpern will update by email those who have completed the Safety Release Registration Form.

Digital Advice Appointments and Drop-ins: Register for a dedication session on Mondays, or drop in most Fridays between 3-4 p.m.  Increase your comfort level with technology or try out a digital service you have always wanted to try.

Shut Up and Write (Virtual)

Every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Join a community of writers and artists on Zoom who just want to write.  Come any time.  No need to share, no need to critique or be critiqued.

MPL Children’s Events:

Lego Club:  Wednesday, February 21 from 3-4:45 p.m.  Grades 2 and up.  Join us every third Wednesday of the month, drop in and build with Legos.

All About Me Collage:  Saturday, February 24 from 2-3 p.m.  Ages 7-12.  Join Miss Audrey and rip up magazines to make a work of art that’s all about you.

Chocolate Olympics:  Tuesday, February 20 from 4-5:30 p.m.  Oreo stacking, M & M themed relay races, Hershey’s Kiss unwrapping—with oven mitts.  Are you ready for the Chocolate Olympics?  

Graphic Novel Club:  Wednesday, February 28, from 4-4:45 p.m.  This program is for grades 4-7.  Join the graphic novel club, we meet monthly from January to June.  We will be discussing “Ghost Book” by Remy Lai.  Registration is required.

Superhero-themed Storytime: Saturday, February 10, from 10-11 a.m.  Children age 0-6.  Join us for a superhero-themed story time and craft.

Winter and Spring Storytimes: Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15 a.m. starting January 24.  Join Miss Audrey for Storytime for children ages 0-5 with their caregivers.  We will share books, songs, and games.  This program runs through April 24th.

Pajama Storytime: Thursday, February 22 from 6-6:45 p.m.  Come dressed in your pjs for a Storytime and craft with Miss Audrey.  This program is for ages 4-7.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Want to earn community service hours while you design amusing activities for your friends and neighbors? Register on the library events calendar.