MBTS Library Notes July 1, 2022




Manchester Library Closed

The library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 2-4. The library will reopen Tuesday, July 5.

Hearthside Book Group

Tuesday, July 12 at 4 p.m. Joins us in the library or on ZOOM to discuss American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag. Registration is needed for this book group meeting.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Diversity Matters: Read and Talk About It

Tuesday, July 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the lawn if good weather, on ZOOM if not.  We are reading Dark Water by W.E.B. Dubois. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

Writers and Wannabes:  Shut Up and Write

Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Remember the novel that you started writing seven years ago?  Is it finished? Maybe you want to write your first screenplay?  Pour some poems onto the page?  Settle into a daily writing habit?  Join a community of writers and artists who just want to write.  Come any time.  No need to share, no need to critique or be critiqued.  Just write in the company of other writers.  Show up when you feel like it, write for 90 minutes, hang out afterwards, or not, share your work or listen to others.


Tai Chi on Library Front Lawn

Wednesdays from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Join Susan Halpern for her weekly Tai Chi class for ages 18 and older on the library’s front lawn. When the weather is not good the class will be held at the Manchester Community Center.  We also ask that you fill out the Safety Release Registration form before joining.  The class will focus on the Sun style which employs a more upright stance good balance, attention and stress reductions.

Teen Loft

Summer means time for reading.  Check out the Teen Loft at the Manchester Library for brand new books, old books, summer reading books, games, magazines, portable crafts and just a quiet place to hang.  Ages 11-18.  Come by the library to pick up your first bingo card and scratch ticket.  Every time you check out books, participate in a program, fill out a bingo card, or send in a picture of your finished Take & Make masterpieces, you pick up another scratch ticket. You might win right away and you’ll be entered to win fabulous prizes at the end of summer raffle and party.  Prizes include gift certificates from Bravo by the Sea and Captain Dusty’s, fuzzy rainbow llamas, two tickets to Canobie Lake Park and more.

Tie Dye and Two Scoops

Wednesday, July 6, ages 11 and older. Registration required.

Indigo and Cupcake Design

July 20


August 3

Paper Marbling

August 17

Terrarium Garden

Wednesday, July 27 from 3-5 p.m. for ages 8 and older. Make your own succulent terrarium garden with the plant people from the New England Botanical Gardens.  All supplies provided.  Outdoors on the lawn weather permitting. Registration required.

PJ Family Story Time Videos

Are you looking for a fun bedtime, or anytime, story with Ms. Carol? Check out our playlist filled with fun stories before they are gone.

Gus is Back

Wednesday, July 13 at 1, 1:15, 1:30 and 1:45 p.m.  Deb Kaneb and Gus are back and looking forward to hearing stories read by you.

Story Time Books & Bingo

Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3-6 years.

Stories and Songs on the Library Lawn

Wednesdays, June 22 through August 24 at 10:30 a.m. join Ms. Carol to share songs, rhymes and simple stories on the Library Lawn