MBTS Library Notes | March 25


Author Talk:  Andrew Vietz of “This Wild Land”

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. join an online author talk with Park Ranger Andrew Vietze, the author of “This Wild Land” which describes the two decades Andrew spent as a ranger in Baxter State Park in Maine which is also home to Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.  To register for this go to the library’s website.

Manchester Reads 2022

The Annual Manchester Reads is back and will be focusing on the state of Main as this year’s theme.  Come by the library and check out the wonderful books about Maine.

Lighthouses of New Hampshire and Southern Maine

Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. join the president and historian of the American Light Foundation’s Jeremy D’Entremont and his virtual presentation on “Lighthouses of New Hampshire and Southern Maine”.  Jeremy will focus on the long and rich history of these coastal icons in New Hampshire and Maine, and share the fascinating stories of the lighthouse keepers and their families who lived there. To register go to the library’s website.

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  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, April 5 at 4 p.m. via Zoom join us to discuss the novel The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.

Shut up and Write

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

F.E.E.D Families Exploring Equity and Diversity Book Group

Sunday, March 27 a 9 a.m. at Masconomo Park.  Families and children ages 4-8 are invited to share stories and activities with educator and diversity trainer, Lindsay Banks.  In the event of inclement weather, we will be holding the book group on Zoom.

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.

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.

Knit Happens

Every other Tuesday, starting March 29 from 4-5 p.m.  Do you knit or would you like to learn? Are you 12-19 years old? Come join us for a little knitting and a little chatting around the cozy library fireplace.

Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. for middle and high schoolers. Go to the Rockport Library website to register.

The 9th Annual Peep Show Has Begun

Calling all ages, create a diorama of a scene from your favorite book or movie using these deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as your main characters.  Supplies are now available at the library while they last.  Dioramas and entry forms need to be submitted between April 1-15.  The public is then invited to view and cast their votes through April 29.  A panel of library volunteers will judge and award prizes in three age groups: Youth – grade 5 and below, Teen- grades 6-12, and Adult. Winners will be announced on May Day.

Take and Make Craft

Pick up a Take & Make Craft Kit at the Library, supplies are limited to 1 per child.

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.

Stories and Songs for Little Ones: On ZOOM with Ms. Carol

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Join Ms. Carol for songs, rhymes and simple stories.  Email or call for your registration link.

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