September Movie Night
On Friday, September 21st at 5:30 PM the Library will be showing a fun heist comedy film featuring an all-female cast of the some of the biggest names in Hollywood! Newly released from prison, a former thief wastes no time in hatching a new plan to pull off one of the biggest and most impossible heists of her career: robbing the New York City’s yearly Met Gala. With the help of a crew made up of the best con artists in the business, she will carry on the talents and traditions of her family’s criminal business while trying to avoid being sent back to jail. This movie starsSandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. Bring your own drink, the Library will provide popcorn. Sorry we are not allowed to publicize the title but you can go to the Library’s website to see what the title is: www.manchesterpl.org/movies/movies-in-the-library, or call the Library at 978-526-7711. This movie is rated PG-13 and anyone under 13 must have a parent or guardian fill out a permission slip available at the Library’s circulation desk.
Four Poets recently published by Finishing Line Press! Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00-2:30 pm
The authors will read their work, interact with audience, use ekphrastic writing prompts, and discuss their experiences in the publication process. Bring your enthusiasm, pens and voices for an afternoon of Poetry at the Manchester Public Library.
Formerly of Manchester, Paulette Demers Turco loves to write. She is an MFA in Writing Poetry student at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA where she received the MFA in writing President’s Award. Her poetry is in The Lyric; Ibbetson Street Press; Merrimac Mic Anthology II, III, and IV; In Silence, her first chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press June 2018. An optometrist, she lives in Newburyport, where she also writes MG/YA fiction and paints.
Other poet readers in order of chapbook publication: Priscilla Turner Spada is a poet and artist. Her poetry appears in Ibbetson Street Press, Somerville MA; What Is Home, a publication of the Portsmouth NH poet laureate program; Wingbeats 11, from Dos Gatos Press, Albuquerque, NM; and Merrimac Mic Anthologies II and IV. Finishing Line Press published her first chapbook, Light in Unopened Windows, in 2016. She also sings world music with a 200 voice chorus, Voices from the Heart, which has released 6 CDs, located in Portsmouth NH. She lives with her husband in Newburyport.
Elizabeth S. Wolf writes because “telling stories is how we make sense of our world, how we heal, and how we celebrate.” Elizabeth’s poems have appeared in multiple journals & anthologies. Her first chapbook “What I Learned: Poems” was published by Finishing Line Press in October 2017. Her 2018 Rattle Chapbook Contest winner “Did You Know?” will be published in Summer 2019.
Sandra Thaxter writes poetry to “tell truths, uncover the struggle and joy that makes us human.” Her formal education is in languages and comparative literature. She studies poetry with Alfred Nicol and Rhina Espaillat, Powow River poets, in Newburyport, MA. Her poetry is in Ibbetson Street Press with her first chapbook scheduled for publication by Finishing Line Press in September 2018. She lives in Newburyport, works in social justice in Africa, her roots in Maine.
Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far)
On Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 PM get into the spirit of celebrating the upcoming football season with author Jerry Thornton who will be at the library to discuss his book, “Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far).” Thornton’s new sports book details the New England Patriots run of excellence starting in 2001 where they played eight in Super Bowl championships and won five, an accomplishment unparalleled in all of professional sports. Yet, during the years leading up to their most recent win in 2017, no other franchise has reached the same level of controversy, drama, and turmoil as what the Patriot’s has had to weather. In addition to being a dedicated Pat’s fan, Jerry Thornton is a stand-up comic and popular Boston sports writer, as well as a former sports radio personality on WEEI.
Mystery Book Group
The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, September 28th at 10:30 AM to discuss The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. New members are always welcome.
On Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 PM, members of the Merrimack Valley Ship Model Club will visit the library to give a presentation on nautical history and building models of boats and ships. Speakers Mike Swanson, Marshall Gaffney, Keith Manville and Alex Bellingham will discuss their areas of expertise such as building ships in bottles and the process of starting a model from a kit and then building the rest from scratch. Samples of the members’ work will be on display for you to enjoy! If you are a model building enthusiast or are interested in the process of model shipbuilding, this program is for you.
EXCUSE OUR DUST!
The Teen Loft project begins this week! After years of planning and funding approval at the most recent town meeting, this week we will begin shifting and packing up the balcony collections in anticipation of the actual dusty work beginning next week. If there are books that you know reside in the balcony stacks that you might want access to, come this week and check them out before they’re packed up. Next time you’re in the library, check out the Teen Loft design plans that are displayed. Thank you to all who have kept this dream alive with donations, votes, and enthusiasm.
Children’s Press Release
Manchester Library End-of-Summer Reading Survey available through Friday, September 28th
Please take a moment to complete our End-of-Summer Reading survey, located in the Children’s Room or at the Circulation Desk. Make sure and fill-out the raffle ticket attached to the survey ~ one lucky winner will be notified on Monday, October 1. Your input is helpful for program planning and enables us to serve you best!
Babies, Books and More every Wednesday through December 19th @ 10:30AM
Join our circle of music, movement and simple stories in the Children’s Room.
Suggested for birth through age 3, but everyone is welcome!
Math at the Fair: drop-in math-based fun Tuesdays: Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 9 from 3:00-4:30PM
Are you excited for the Topsfield Fair? Drop by the Manchester Public Library on Tuesdays September 18 through October 9 between 3:00-4:30PM for family math activities focused on your favorite Fair activities! Explore probability, problem solving and practice basic skills. This program is appropriate for Pre-K – grade 5.
Preschool Story Time celebrates…Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Monday, September 24th @ 1:30PM
Preschool aged children are invited to join us for stories, craft and a special holiday treat!
Registration is requested for planning purposes: please call or email: 978-526-2016 or [email protected]
Read with Gus the Therapy Dog on Wednesday, Oct 10th @ 3:30PM, 3:45PM, 4PM, 4:15PM
Deb Kaneb and Gus the therapy dog are back and looking forward to reading with you! Please call 978-526-2016 for details and to sign-up for your 15 minute appointment.
MAKERSPACE WORKSHOP – Saturday, September 29th @ 11-1pm or 2-4pm
Join Arthur and Peter Evans for a Robotics, 3-D Printing, and Virtual Reality workshop. Participants will learn to design and print a 3-D object, get hands-on experience coding with Ozobots and Spheroes, and explore the world through virtual reality.
Ages 8-100 welcome. Space in each session is limited. Reserve your place by calling 526-7711. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
HALLOWEEN MASK-MAKING WORKSHOP – Wednesday, October 3rd @ 12:30-2:30pm Unleash the creatures of the night! Be ready for this season’s cosplay and trick-or-treating with a beautiful, hand-made mask of your own design. Eric Bornstein, from Behind the Mask Studio, will be showing us how to construct these magnificent masks using a myriad of simple materials. Grades 5-12 welcome. Space and supplies are limited. Please register: 526-7711.
Join TAB, the Manchester Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board, and let your voice be heard!
♦ Receive Community Service Hours
♦ Suggest YA titles and movies
♦ Plan and run YA programs and events
♦ Eat pizza
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month beginning on October 10th @ 6:30PM.
FOR STUDENTS GRADES 9-12. PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE CIRCULATION DESK OF THE MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY OR EMAIL [email protected]
EXCUSE OUR DUST!
The Teen Loft project begins this week! After years of planning and funding approval at the most recent town meeting, this week we will begin shifting and packing up the balcony collections in anticipation of the actual dusty work beginning next week. If there are books that you know reside in the balcony stacks that you might want access to, come this week and check them out before they’re packed up. Next time you’re in the library, check out the Teen Loft design plans that are displayed.