Manchester Library Notes | Dec 9


Digital Advice Drop in Has Moved to Mondays

From 11 a.m. to 1 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.

Best Bike Rides in New England (Virtual)

Wednesday, December 14 from 7-8 p.m.  Author David Sobel will give a presentation based on his new book, “Best Bike Rides in New England”, in this Zoom webinar.  Sobel will reveal some of his favorite rides, discuss the variable he uses when designing a ride, explain how to design rides using online tools like “Map My Ride” or “Strava”, advocate for incorporating bike riding 3-5 times a week into your personal wellness goals, and suggest a great ride in or around your community.

Mystery Writers Gentill, Ryan and Jurczyk (Virtual)

Thursday, December 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom.  Join us for an evening with authors Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Eva Jurczyk moderated by Rachel Raczka.  Everything was fine until it wasn’t – a scream in the library, books gone missing the first day on the job, a secret threatening to tear apart a perfect life.  We’ll discuss intriguing mysteries with critically acclaimed authors. Registration is required.

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.

Diversity Book Group

Tuesday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m.  We will finish our discussion of “Invisible Child” by Andrea Elliott.  This book is both devastating and illuminating, it is a tale of poverty in an American family through the eyes of a precocious and amazing child.

MPL Children’s Events:

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.

Seaside Saturday

Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m.  Join Jean Woodbury, author of “The Tree in Dock Square” the award-winning picture book in the first Cape Ann Reads Contest.

Author Jean Woodbury

Jean Woodbury will also be joining us on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

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.

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!

Teen Writers Workshop

Friday, December 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.  All teens and nearly teen welcome.  Join Gwendolyn and a crew of young writers for this monthly Friday night writing party. Sign up today if you are in Grades 7-12 and want to have fun with amusing prompts and writing games, hear what other people are coming up with and share some of your own stuff.  Space is limited, so please register.

Turkish Flat Weave Bracelet

Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Join crafters Penny Boling and Maddy Willwerth as we walk you through making your own Turkish flat weave bracelets. We will have all the supplies including gift boxes and ribbon to wrap them.  Can’t make it? Put a kit on hold to be picked up after the event.  Only 16 spots available for the in-person event and 10 kits available after the event.  Space is limited, so please register.

Clay Yeti Luminaria

Friday, December 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 8-adult.  Craft a cute yeti with air dry clay.  Make the body from a pinch pot and hand build arms, horns and a toothy smile, then paint.  Glowing from within is a battery-operated candle that illuminates the face. Registration required.

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