Manchester Library Notes


Online Coffee Cupping Program 

Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. join Rob Fitzgibbon as he teaches the are of Coffee Cupping, which is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee.  You will learn about different varieties of freshly brewed coffee brands and learn how and why one’s brew’s body, flavor and aftertaste differ from the other coffee’s and what that says about the region it’s from. To register for this program please contact the library. 


Home Networking with Manchester’s John Carlson 

Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. join resident John Carlos in an online workshop on the basics of home networking and how to make it work for you.  Whether you are home schooling, remote learning or just want to know how your home network is set up, John will give a visual presentation on identifying and understanding your physical network, speed testing your Wi-Fi and how to manage your local home router and other troubleshooting tips so your network works for you. To register call or go online. 


New Crafty Online Digital Resource - Creativebug 

Creativebug is the Manchester Library’s new go-to digital resource that offers over 1,000 free 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 contact a librarian at the Manchester Library at. 


Online Cooking Class with Simply Creative’s Rob Scott 

Friday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m.  The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library and the T.O.H.P. Essex Public Library are partnering with Simply Creative’s Rob Scott to whip up sweet and festive chocolate cranberry scones for this fall season.  You can get the recipe beforehand to join in. Go to the Manchester or Essex library websites to register.  You do not need a Zoom account to join. 


Teen Writers’ Workshop with Oli 

Join Oli the first Friday of every month via Zoom until further notice, Starting November 6. To register email the Manchester Library. 


Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

Starting October 21 via Zoom. Open to all teens, grades 9 – 12, on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  For more information contact Maile Black at the Manchester Library. 

Teens can earn Community Service hours while eating pizza and organizing fun times for your friends and neighbors. 


Meal in a Mug Cooking Workshop for Teens and Tweens 

Starting November 5 at 5:30 p.m.  join Julie Manning to learn how to pull these feasts together quickly, and, in a mug.  Perfect for lunch, dinner, midnight snacks, these mug meals are super easy and totally satisfying.  Learn one to two recipes per week for four weeks.  We supply the ingredients, you just need a mug.  To register email or call the library. 


Library Browsing Hours 

The Manchester Library is excited to announce that limited browsing hours by appointment only has begun.  On Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 11 a.m. being reserved for seniors and high risk patrons, reservations for 45 minute browsing times will be available by calling the library.  Please arrive on time to enjoy the full session to browse the collection, check out materials and to utilize self-service computer time, scanning, printing and faxing. Access to the computer must have an appointment as well.  Masks and social distancing will be mandatory when inside the building, and staff will clean and sanitize between each session for safety.  We ask that if you cannot make your appointed time to please call ahead and cancel so others will have a chance to enjoy this service. 

From the Children’s Room 

Home Story Time presents Stanley, December 21 at 10 a.m.  Manchester by the Sea Face Book live. Join Ms. Carol for songs, fingerplays and stories about everyone’s favorite hamster.  Best suited for preschool ages and younger, but everyone is welcome to join. 


Virtual PJ Family Story Time 

December 22 at 6:30 p.m.  on Manchester By the Sea Face Book Live.  It’s fun to wear your PJs and gather your favorite friends to share stories and songs. For ages three and up but everyone is welcome to join. 



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