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Library Update: Oct. 29

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FINANCIAL AID and COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP – Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.
With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. Additionally, the financial aid process can be confusing, intimidating, and often frustrating. Here’s what you will learn at this 60-minute workshop:

· How families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aide
· Which colleges offer the best financial aid packages
· How to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile
· How private universities can cost you less than a state school
· How students can potentially receive more free money and less loans
Presented by Jim Femia*, Certified College Funding Specialist (CCFS) and member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP).
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 November 14 at 6:30 p.m.


Nonfiction Book Group
The next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, November 5 at 4 p.m. The group will discuss The American Spirit: “Who We Are and What We Stand” for by David McCullough. New members are always welcome.

Hearthside Book Group
The next meeting of the Hearthside Book Group is Tuesday, November 6th at 4 PM. The group will discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. New members are always welcome.

November Movie Night
On Friday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. the library will be showing the hit documentary that examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” As one of the most iconic figures in American television history, this documentary not only takes a closer look at Mr. Rogers personal life, but also details how his show would go on to inspire a generation by confronting real world issues with an approachable outlook for children that helped define what it meant to be a good person and part of a healthy community.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.

Veteran’s Day
The library will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday. The library will reopen on Tuesday, November 13 from 1-8 p.m.

Monthly Weekend Book Sales
The Friends of the Manchester Public Library will be continuing their monthly book sales on Sunday, November 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Each Sunday the book sale carts will be filled, arranged, and staffed by a Friend of the Manchester Public Library. This is a great opportunity to check out some unique and interesting books that support and supplement library programs and services. The upcoming sales will be held: Dec ember1, January 13, February 17, March 17 and April 14.

Children’s Room:
Babies, Books and More every Wednesday through December 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Join our circle of music, movement and simple stories in the Children’s Room.
Suggested for birth through age 3, but everyone is welcome!

Book Nook Family Story Time Saturdays through December 8 at 10:30 a.m. Families are invited to join Miss Melanie in the Book Nook for story time fun!
This program is funded by the Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant awarded to Hamilton-Wenham RSD and serving Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester and Essex. All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Hamilton-Wenham RSD are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or, disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

NO SCHOOL, MOVIE AFTERNOON on Tuesday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. This superhero family is excited to ‘get back to work’! Rated PG / Runtime 2 hours
Snacks are generously provided by the Friends of the Library, however we ask that you bring you own closed beverage container for juice or water.
Please call (978)526-7711 to reserve you seat and for movie title information.

Read with Gus, a Certified Reading Partner and Therapy Dog Wednesday, November 7 and December 5 at 3:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4 p.m and 4:15 p.m.
Deb Kaneb and Gus are back and looking forward to reading with you! A Certified Reading Partner helps to build reading confidence by providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to practice, plus it’s so much fun.
Please call 978-526-7711 for details and to sign-up for your 15 minute appointment.

Preschool Story Time Celebrates: Thanksgiving! Monday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. We are thankful for stories, craft and a snack and hope you join us! Please call 978-526-2016 to register.

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