MBTS Library Notes | Feb 18


Manchester Library Closed for President’s Day Holiday

The Manchester Library will be closed in honor of President’s Day on Monday, February 21.  The library will reopen Tuesday, February 22 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Book Donations

The library is currently accepting donations of books in good condition as The Friends of the Library Book Sale is resuming this summer of 2022. Monthly book drives on designated Saturdays near the Children’s Room.  These Saturdays are February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, June 18 and July 16. The Friends are looking for small and large paperbacks and books of fiction and nonfiction and on special interest such as gardening, cooking, children/young adult, sport, games, crafts, decorating, architecture, science, foreign language, large print, travel, animals, nature, history, biography, reference, classics and poetry.


Hearthside Book Group

Tuesday, March 1 at 4 p.m. join us on Zoom to discuss the novel “This is Happiness” by Niall Williams. Contact the library to register.

Black History Month Movie

Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. we will have a special zoom program with filmmaker Craig Dudnick discussing his film Evanston’s Living History.  It is the story of a community’s struggle for justice; with roots extending to the town of Abbeville, South Carolina and the horrific lynching of one of its prominent citizens, Anthony Crawford.  Follow the lives of Crawford’s descendants and their allies as they fight for the passage of United States Senate Resolution 39, which apologized for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.

Diversity Matters Book Group

Tuesday, March 8 at 5 p.m.  the Diversity Matters Book Group will be meeting to discuss W.E. Dubois’ The Souls of Black Folk.

Mystery Book Club

Friday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. the mystery book club will meet on Zoom to discuss “Eight Perfect Murders” by Peter Swanson. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Libby Digital Lending Service Online Tutorial

Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 pm join librarian Rachael Meneades as she gives an online tutorial on how to get started borrowing items through the Libby app for both new and experienced users. Libby is a free app that offers access to eBooks, audiobooks and magazines onto your mobile device for registered Manchester Library users.  Libby will eventually be replacing OverDrive as the primary way for users to access and borrow items from their digital library.

Hidden Treasures of Boston

Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. join Boston Tour Guide, Jay Bazzinotti on Zoom for a look at some of Boston’s hidden treasures.  A Corporal in the First New Hampshire Regiment of Revolutionary War Re-enactors, Jay will appear in full uniform to talk about some of the little-known landmarks and monuments in the Boston area.

Plant Forward Cooking Online

Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m.  join Vanessa Young from Thirsty Radish on Zoom where you can learn more about vibrant and delicious plant forward dishes.  Discover ways to incorporate more vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains and other plants into your meals.

Seeking Volunteer Knitting Guru

Are you a happy knitter with a little extra time?  The library is looking forward to hosting (when small group gatherings are possible) a weekly or bi-weekly teen knitting group. If you’d be interested in volunteering to lead such a group, please contact the library.

Tai Chi Classes

Wednesdays from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the Manchester Community Center.

Library Hours on Sundays

Sunday hours from 1-4 p.m. 

Shut up and Write

Wednesdays 10:30 -11:30 a.m.  for adults. Join writers and artists who just want to write.

Coffee Book Chat

 The first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m., join us on Zoom to talk about our favorite reads. We will meet for 30 minutes to take this chance to have a coffee and chat about what we have been reading.


Teen Advisory Board Meeting

  The third Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. Open to all teens, grades 9-12. Call the library for details.

Teen Writers Workshop

New Date: Friday, February 18 we will be meeting from 6-7 p.m. If you are in grades 7-12 and want to write join us.

Virtual PJ Story Time

 For ages 3+. New videos posted every Thursday, you can join the fun when the time is right for you. Wear your PJs and gather your favorite friends to share stories and songs. YouTube links will be posted on the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library Face Book.

Winter Story Walk on the Library Lawn

Bundle up and take a stroll around the Library Lawn while reading two charming seasonal stories by Wong Herbert Yee:  Tracks in the Snow and Mouse and Mole Secret Valentine.

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