Manchester Library Notes | Feb 3


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.

Library Building Updates

The library will be closed Monday, February 6-Friday, February 10 for updates to our Reference Room.  Curbside Pickup will be available during our normal hours on Monday 2/6, Tuesday 2/7 and Friday 2/10 but we will be closed completely on Wednesday 2/8 and Thursday 2/9.

Cookbook Throwdown

Saturday, February 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The second Saturday of every month we will share recipes from a cookbook from our library shelves.  February’s pick is “One-pan wonders: fuss-free meals for your sheet pan, Dutch oven, skillet, roasting pan, casserole and slow cooker”.

Hearthside Book Group

Tuesday, February 14 at 4 p.m. We will discuss the novel “The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris.

Diversity Book Group

Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m.  We will discuss the book “I am Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”.

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: 

Valentine Card Kits

Available for pick up the week of February 6-10.  We provide two cards, envelopes and stamps, you provide the creativity and love.  Call to reserve your kit, pick-up curbside.

Curious Creatures

Thursday, February 23 at 1 p.m.  You won’t want to miss this informative, interactive sharing of mammals, insects, reptiles and more.

Family Movie Afternoon

Friday, February 24 at 1 p.m.  Join us in the Children’s Room for an action-packed afternoon with this 2018 animated, super-hero story. Recommended for ages 8+.


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.

Friendship Bracelet Making

Thursdays, February 16, 23 March 2 and 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Ages 8-14.  Create friendship bracelets with June.  She has been making bracelets for years.  The library will supply the materials and snacks.  Registration is required.

Discover Tarot

Saturday, February 4 from 2-3:30 p.m.  Ages 12 to adult.  Tarot began as a game but has evolved into so much more.  Join tarot teacher, Laura Campagna, for a fun workshop to learn how to read tarot.  Participants will connect with their intuition and gain confidence in reading for themselves or friends.  You can bring you own Tarot deck, or the library will supply you with one.  Please bring a journal and pen. Registration required; this event will take place at the Manchester Community Center.

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!

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