Manchester Library Notes


Digital Advice Drop in Has Moved to Mondays and Thursdays

Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursdays March 9 and 23 at 6 p.m. Increase your comfort level with technology.  Register for a dedicated session at 11 or 11:30 a.m. or drop in between 12-1 p.m.

Author Chat with Stella Nahatis

Tuesday, March 28 from 6-7 p.m.  Join local author, Stella Nahatis as we discuss her newly released memoir, “Taxi to America: A Greek Orphan’s Adoption Journey.  Registration is required and coffee and tea will be provided.  Stella will sign copies of her book which will on sale at the end of the event.

Manchester Reads 2023

Beginning April 1 and running all month.  We will be celebrating Laughter, humor, and joy with the theme “Lighten Up at the Library.”

Annual Book Sale

Annual book sale is this summer. Due to limited storage space, the friends have been unable to accept book donations on an ongoing basis.  However, book collection dates and instructions will be set in the spring…so start saving your books now and watch for collection dates to be announced.

Mindfulness Meditation

 Thursday, March 30 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Alida Bryant is a Dharma Leader and meditation instructor under the guidance of Anam Thubten Rinpoche.  There will be guided meditation, some silence, and discussion.

Hearthside Book Group

Tuesday, April 4 from 4-5 p.m.  Join us in person or on Zoom to discuss the novel “The Eustace Diamonds” by Anthony Trollope.

Craft Circle by the Hearthside

Sundays from 2-3 p.m.  Bring your craft project and covered beverage and enjoy comradery and conversation by the fireside. All ages welcome.

Literary Libations Writing Group is moving to Thursdays

Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.  Do you need inspiration to start your next project?  Do you want some constructive criticism before you send you work to an editor or publisher?  Meet with librarian Maddy Willwerth or poet Crystal Condakes at the library’s hearthside for writing prompts, critique and comradery.  Snacks and coffee provided. Please register.

MPL Children’s Events: 

Books and Bingo

Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m.  Stories and Spring Bingo for preschool and kindergarten.  Please register.

Pop-Up Art School

Thursday, March 30 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Ages 11 and up.  Join Pop-Up Art School for a fun canvas painting event.  Follow along step by step to create a magical star-filled night sky with silhouettes of a hillside and trees.  It is amazing what you can create with four colors and some simple brush techniques.  Registration is limited to 30.

F.E.E.D. Families Exploring Equity & Diversity

Mondays, March 13 – April 10 at 3:30 p.m.  Families and children ages 3.5-5 are invited to share stories and activities with educator and diversity trainer, Lindsay Banks.


Stories & Songs in the Children’s Room with Ms. Carol  

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Our youngest patrons and their caregivers are invited to share songs, rhymes and simple stories with Ms. Carol.

Read to Gus

Thursday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and make sure to brin your favorite book of allow time to pick out your just right book at the library.

Peeps are Back

Entries due March 20-27. Public viewing and “Peeple’s Choice Award” voting March 27-April 1.

Peeps party and winner announcements Sunday, April 2 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Night Sky Painting with Pop-Up Art School

Thursday, March 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. Join Pop Up Art School for a fun canvas painting event.  Follow along to create a magical star filled night sky with silhouettes of a hillside and trees. It is amazing what you can create with four colors and some simple brush techniques. Registration is limited to 30 ages 11 and up, art supplies are included.

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.

Teen Writers Workshop

Friday, March 10 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Anyone grades 7-12 are welcome to join the Teen Writers Workshop.  Play games, write to prompts, share your stuff and become a part of the local writing community.  Snack provided.  Registration required.

Dungeons and Dragons, Ages 11-18

Tuesdays 3:30-5 p.m.

Led by our spirited visionary dungeon master, Asa B., this game will challenge you to use every wit in your wizardly (or elfin.  Or trollish) bag of tricks.  The game happens every other Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., starting.  See you there!  Join any time, just please be sure to register before you come.  Only six spots available each Tuesday so don't wait!

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