Manchester Library Notes for Jan 8


Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday 

The library will be closed, Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Updated Curbside Pickup Days and Hours 

The library has updated its curbside pickup days and hours. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays the pickup hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  On Thursdays hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Stock Up on Library Materials 

Between the cold winter storms and staying home and safe, the Manchester Library would like to encourage everyone that you are welcome to stock up on plenty of library items to help get you through these difficult times when anything can change on any day. We do not have overdue fines, and we are happy to give you renewals on eligible items so you can keep them out even longer. If we don’t have what you are looking for, out inter-library delivery service can send us items from across the state.  Additionally, library staff are happy to help with readers advisory and can recommend you books, movies, music and more. 

Adult Tai Chi Classes 

Join Susan Halpern for weekly online classes starting December 10 at 10:30 a.m.  She will lead a free weekly series of one-hour Tai Chi class for ages 18 and older.  Please wear loose clothing, sneakers or any other low heeled, non-slip shoes and practice in a space of 6-8 square feet. Please keep a chair for resting as needed nearby. The class will focus on the Sun style which employs a more upright stance with small arm movements and short steps.  Forms demand attention and stimulate good balance, attention and stress reduction.  Anyone can benefit from Tai Chi. Studies have found that regular Tai Chi practice reduces the incidence of falls. Susan Halpern has been trained and certified to teach by the Tai Chi for Health Institute and has been teaching at North Shore Medical Center outpatient clinic for 12 years.  

 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 

January 20, 6:30 p.m.  the third Wednesday of every month. Open to all teens, grades 9-12. Call the library for details. 

Bullet Journaling 101 

Join Tatum Galuski in the four-part seminar. Bullet journaling is a powerfully personal way to plan, organize and reflect upon your life. Contact the library for details. 

Library Browsing Hours 

The Manchester Library’s browsing hours have been suspended due to rising Covid numbers in the community.  Browsing hours will continue when the numbers return to a lower level to keep library staff and our patrons safe. Please contact the library if you have any questions. 

Children’s Virtual Programs start Tuesday, January 19 

PJ Family Story Time 

 Tuesdays starting January 19 @ 6:30 p.m.  It’s fun to wear your PJs and gather your favorite friends to share stories and songs. Everyone is welcome. 

Stay at Home Story Time 

Wednesdays starting January 20 @ 10 a.m.  Join Ms. Carol for songs, fingerplays and short stories. 

Reading for Change and Cupcakes 

Tuesday, January 19 @ 3 p.m. for a ZOOM book club for 4th & 5th graders. We will discuss The War that Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley. Space is limited, registration required and yes, there will be cupcakes. 

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