Manchester Library Notes | Jan 20


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.

Mindful Meditation

Thursday, February 2 at 11 a.m. and continuing every other Thursday through the end of March.  Alida Bryant is a Dharma Leader and meditation instructor under the guidance of Anam Thubten Rinpoche. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.  There will be guided meditation, some silence, and discussion.  Registration is requested.


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: 


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.

Half Day of School Movie Afternoon

Wednesday, February 1 at 1 p.m. for ages 8+,  join us in the Children’s Room for a 2018 animated, super-hero story featuring Miles Morales. Please register.

Seasonal Stories and Bingo

Monday, January 26 at 3:30 p.m.  Join Ms. Carol for winter stories and picture bingo. For children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.  Registration is required.

Read to Gus

Thursday, January 26 at 3:30 p.m.  Reading with a certified reading dog helps to build confidence with a safe, nonjudgmental partner.  Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and make sure to bring a favorite book or allow time to pick one out.

The Snow Maiden

Monday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m.  Join the Snow Maiden and her friends for a special adventure in this special puppet story time presented by The Waldorf School at Moraine Farms.  This program is especially suited to preschool aged children.

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.

Comics-Making Workshop

Fridays, January 13-February 3 from 4-5:30 p.m.  Join Boston-based author/illustrator Jonathan Todd for a four-week workshop covering all the fundamentals of creating autobiographical comics, from writing to drawing to editing.  Registration includes all four weeks. Registration is limited and art supplies are included.

Teen Health & Wellness Resources

Feeling overwhelmed or just need to take a break?  The website Teen Health and Wellness, available on the library website, offers all kinds of content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.

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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