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Library Update: Feb. 4

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Time to Vote for the Most Loveable Pet

The photographs are pouring in. Competition will be stiff! You have until closing on Wednesday, February 6 to submit an entry. Then, from February 7-14, the community is invited to view the photographs and vote for Most Loveable Pet.

To celebrate all the pets we love, we will be collecting supplies to be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid. You can view their “Wish List” at: https://www.capeannanimalaid.org/uploads/1/0/6/7/106722865/wishlist_2018.pdf

Learn to Knit, or start again!                                                                              

Crafters, Knitters, Sewers, whether you are a beginner or experienced at crafts, Drop in weekly at the Wednesday Crafternoon Group, Manchester Public Library, 3-4 p.m. We’ll continue, knitting, crocheting, chatting and helping each other with crafts through March 2019. This cold season is a great time to pick up an old or new project. Stop in if you’re an adult, teen, or child ages 7 and older. Bring a project or use some great donated supplies we have here.

Sunday Book Sale

Stop by Sunday, February 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for the Friends of the Library BookCart Book Sale. These monthly sales feature a variety of gently used books and provide funds for the many projects sponsored by the Friends on behalf of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library. You are sure to find treasures for your own reading, or a gift for a friend.

Presidents Day, Library Closed

On Monday, February 18, the Manchester-by the Sea Public Library will be closed in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Ask Molly: Tuesday Tech Help                                                                                                

New device questions? Want to use a laptop in the Library or the iPad? Need help downloading audiobooks on your phone with one of the library’s free services? Simmons Intern Molly Carlson will be here every Tuesday in January through March, 3-5 p.m. to assist and answer your tech questions.

February Movie Night                                                                                                                                              

On February 15 at 5:30 p.m., join us at the Manchester Public Library for a recent space title about a NASA pioneer and the impact his journey has on his family as well as country. This film stars Ryan Gosling, and for its amazing depiction of space travel has four Academy Award nominations (sound editing, sound mixing, production design, and visual effects).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.  or flyers in the library.  Popcorn will be provided, please bring your own sealed /covered beverage.

In the Children’s Room:

Drop by the Children’s Room for Valentine card-making fun.  We have lots of awesome supplies for you to create a card for someone special.  Available through February 14th!

Babies, Books and More:  Wednesdays 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 at 10:30 a.m. * NOTE that Saturday, February 16 will be held at the Manchester Historical Museum*                        

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.

 Afterschool Fun:  Drop-In Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Join us for coloring, building and stories, every week it’s something different.  All ages are welcome and no registration required.

Tuesday, February 12 & 26 = Seasonal Stories and Treats by the Fire

Save the Dates for some School  Vacation Fun:

 Pets & Pajamas: A pet-themed PJ Story Time on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us in your PJs with your favorite stuffed animal and a bedtime snack ~ all ages welcome!

Drop-In Crafting on Thursday, February 21

Make a book from recycled materials.

Afternoon Movie Special:  Frozen Sing Along on Friday, February 22 at 2 p.m.

Be ready to sing all your favorite Frozen tunes!  Bring a covered drink container and remember to register.  Rated PG / 106 minutes

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