Manchester Library Notes | April 15


Library Closed for Patriots Day

The Manchester Library will be closed Monday, April 18 for the Patriot’s Day Holiday.

Library Museum Passes

Spring vacation week starts April 17.  Now is the time to reserve one of the many museum passes the Library has to offer.

Manchester Reads 2022

The Annual Manchester Reads is back and will be focusing on the state of Maine as this year’s theme.  Come by the library and check out the wonderful books about Maine.

“State of Loons”

Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m., Nick Lund from the Maine Audubon Society will share an online presentation on the Common Loon.  To register go to the library’s website.

The History of Black Communities in Maine

Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. join Maine History Society’s Neal Allen award winner Bob Greene for his online presentation of the Black history of Maine to explore and celebrate this often hidden side of Main’s history.

Friends of the Manchester Library Book Donation Day

The final Friends of the Library book donation day will be on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the Children’s Room side entrance, to get ready for their summer book sale on August 6.

Tai Chi Classes

Wednesdays from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the Manchester Community Center.

Library Closing Early

The Manchester Library will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 for the carpets to be cleaned.

Shut up and Write

Wednesdays 10:30 -11:30 a.m.  for adults. Join writers and artists who just want to write.

Coffee Book Chat

 The first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m., join us on Zoom to talk about our favorite reads. We will meet for 30 minutes to take this chance to have a coffee and chat about what we have been reading.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The third Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. Open to all teens, grades 9-12. Call the library for details.

Knit Happens

Every other Tuesday, starting March 29 from 4-5 p.m.  Do you knit or would you like to learn? Are you 12-19 years old? Come join us for a little knitting and a little chatting around the cozy library fireplace.

Wilderness Survival Skills for Teens

Wednesday, May 4 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. join outdoorsman Josh Crowder for a couple of hours of shelter building, orienteering, and team-based problem-solving. Space is limited and registration is required.

Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. for middle and high schoolers. Go to the Rockport Library website to register.

The Ninth Annual Peep Show Has Begun

Calling all ages, create a diorama of a scene from your favorite book or movie using these deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as your main characters.  Supplies are now available at the library while they last.  Dioramas and entry forms need to be submitted between April 1-15.  The public is then invited to view and cast their votes through April 29.  A panel of library volunteers will judge and award prizes in three age groups: Youth – grade 5 and below, Teen- grades 6-12, and Adult. Winners will be announced on May Day.

Stories and Bunnies and Guinea Pigs

Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. on the Library lawn join Alison Turpel, preschool teacher from MERSD Integrated Pre-School, for stories on the Library lawn.  You can meet bunnies and cavies and learn about their care from members of The Great Scott 4H Bunny & Cavy Club.  Please bring a blanket to stay dry and warm.

Virtual PJ Story Time

 For ages 3+. New videos posted every Thursday, you can join the fun when the time is right for you. Wear your PJs and gather your favorite friends to share stories and songs. YouTube links will be posted on the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library Facebook.

Stories and Songs for a Blue Planet

Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m. on the Library Lawn join Diane Edgecomb in this interactive story and song celebration of nature and the simple thigs we can do to help.  In the event of inclement weather, we will meet at the Manchester Community Center where registration will be required.

Gus is Back!

Monday, April 25 at 3:30, 3:45, 4, and 4:15 pm., Deb Kaneb and Gus are back. For more information and to register please visit our website.

F.E.E.D. Book Group

Sunday, April 24 at 9 a.m. in Masconomo Park, families and children ages 4-8 are invited to share stories and activities with educator and diversity trainer, Lindsay Banks.  In the event of inclement weather, we will hold the book group in the library with registration required.

Stories and Songs for Little Ones in the Library with Ms. Carol

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Join Ms. Carol for songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Space is limited please register.

manchester community center, great scott 4h bunny & cavy club, patriots day the manchester library, lindsay banks, josh crowder, f.e.e.d. book group, bob greene, alison turpel, diane edgecomb, deb kaneb, nick lund