Manchester Library Notes | Feb. 23


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.
Help Us Plan the Library’s Next Chapter
The library’s community survey is open again for a short time, so don’t wait to share your hopes, dreams and needs for your public library. Take the survey on our website.
Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library is preparing a grant application for the next round of construction grant funding from the state. To apply for the grant, which is due next Spring, we are preparing a Library Building Program, a planning document which identifies what the community wants and needs from their library in the next few decades.
Romance Authors Hazelwood, Payne & Williams (Virtual)
Monday, February 26 from 7-8 p.m. The authors will discuss their latest romance novels followed by audience Q & A.
Mystery Book Group
Friday, February 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. We will discuss “The Bookseller” by Mark Pryor.
Free Friday Movies
Friday, February 23 from 6-8 p.m. The movie this month has a MPAA Rating: R; for violence.
Diversity Matters Book Group
Tuesday, February 27 from 1-2 p.m. February’s Diversity Matters book will be “Native Son” by Richard Wright.
Hearthside Book Group
Tuesday, March 5 from 4-5 p.m. We will discuss “The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A story of Love and Wars” by Catherine Grace Katz.
Celebrating the 30th Book Anniversary with Author Laurie R. King (Virtual)
Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8 p.m. Can you believe it’s been 30 years since the amazing Sherlock Homes retelling “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” came out? Join us with author Laurie R. King as we discuss the origin of the story to this series, the taking on of an icon, the twists and turns of storytelling, and the impact (cultural, social, political, etc.) of Holmes and Russell on our collective consciousnesses.
The Economic Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (Virtual)
Wednesday, February 28 from 7-8 p.m. Author and professor Christine Abely will discuss her brand new book, “The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine”. Learn about the international trade measures and sanctions deployed against Russia in response to its 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Explore how sanctions have affected, and will continue to affect, global trading patterns, financial integration, and foreign policy in novel ways.
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 those who have completed the Safety Release Registration Form by email.
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:
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.
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 once a month from January to June. We will be discussing “Ghost Book” by Remy Lai. Registration is required.
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.
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.