MBTS LIBRARY NOTES | November 26, 2021


 Christmas by the Sea Weekend at the Library

Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 5, 1-4 p.m.

Welcome the season with a new StoryWalk, then come into the Library for some Pom-Pom making fun.  Maker stations will be set up in the Children’s room, Teen loft and Fireplace room.

The Spirit of Christmas Past

Thursday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. welcome Kenneth C. Turino for his well-illustrated lecture that traces the development of the celebration of Christmas, how the Christmas tree became popular, halls were decked and Santa Claus came to town.

Simplify Meal Planning

Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. Join Vanessa Young of Thirst Radish as she gives you a fun presentation on how to simplify weekly meal planning during the busy holiday season.

Holiday Luminarias

Friday, December 3 at 4 p.m. during the holiday stroll, be sure to stop by and see the Holiday Luminarias that will be decorated on the front lawn of the Manchester Library and the Manchester Historical Museum. The lights will be up until Saturday, December 4.

Hearthside Book Group

Tuesday, December 7 at 4 p.m.  join us to discuss American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

Stories and Songs with Ms. Carol

Wednesdays, December 1, 8, 15 at 10:30 a.m.  Join Ms. Carol for songs, rhymes and simple stories in the library.  Masks are required for ages 3+.

Library Hours on Sundays

Sunday hours from 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.

Diversity Matters Book Group

Tuesday, December 14 from 5-6 p.m.  we will be discussing “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson.

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.

Adult Online Tai Chi Classes

Join Susan Halpern for weekly online Zoom classes at 10:30 a.m.  She will lead a free weekly series of one-hour Tai Chi classes for ages 18 and older.  Please wear loose clothing, sneakers or any other low heeled, non-slip shoes, and practice in a space about 6-8 feet square.   

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

Linoleum Block Printing

Saturday, December 11 from 1-3 p.m. for ages 11 to adult. Learn how to transfer an image to a linoleum block, safely carve into it using an assortment of tools, and print by hand with inks.


Saturday, December 4 from 11-2:30 p.m.  You know that pompom garland you’ve been wanting to make? Pompoms are a piece of cake, and much more fun to make if you’re sipping cider and laughing with your friends.

Teen Writers Workshop

We’re back, this time Mia’s at the helm. If  you are in grades 7-12 and want to write call or email the library, space is limited.

Virtual PJ Story Time

Starting Thursday, October 21 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.

Dungeons and Dragons

Starting Wednesday, November 10 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.  for grades 6-12 on Zoom.  “In the far reaches of the world, under a lost and lonely  hill, lies the TOMB OF HORRORS.  This labyrinthine crypt is filled with terrible traps, strange and ferocious monster, rich and magical treasures, and…” You.

online tai chi classes, susan halpern, jeanine cummins, isabel wilkerson, diversity matters book group, hearthside book group, manchester historical museum, kenneth c. turino, teen advisory board