Seed Swap/Garden Talk Saturday March 23, 2-3 p.m. at the library
Calling all vegetable gardeners or wannabes! Chat with other gardeners, learn what is working or not working for others in the community, share any seeds or seedlings you have, and take some home form others. You can attend if you are interested in gardening, have seeds, need seeds, need tips, etc. We will have current seed catalogs for this growing season too. Vegetable seeds provided are non GMO or heirloom, flower seeds are often standard. If you have seeds or seedlings to drop off prior to this date, call Sara Collins, 978-526-2011.
In the Children’s Room
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: Saturday, March 23 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.
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, March 26 = Let’s Build: Marble Mazes
A NEW DAY AND TIME!!!
Read with Gus, a Certified Reading Partner and Therapy Dog
Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m, and 2:45 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.
Sign up early! Please call 978-526-7711 for your 15 minute appointment.
THE 6th ANNUAL PEEP SHOW DIORAMAS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK!
Calling all ages! Create a diorama, using those deliciously sweet, marshmallow Peeps as your main characters. Let your imagination run to peeps as you illustrate your favorite book or movie.
Bags of peeps are available at the library (while supplies last), or supply your own. Dioramas and entry forms need to be submitted between March 25th and March 29th. The public is then invited to view through April 5th and cast their vote for the The Peeple’s Choice Award. 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. Join us on April 6th at 11AM for the Peep Show Party where we will announce all winners. For contest rules and entry forms, visit the library or go online: www.manchesterpl.org
HOW TO DRAW COMICS WORKSHOP – Wednesday April 3 from 12:30-2 p.m.
Come join artist Dirk Tiede and learn how to write and draw your own comic books. Create characters and discover how writing, penciling, inking, and lettering all come together to tell a story. Grades 6 – 12 welcome. Space is limited. Register by calling 526-7711.
Learn to Knit, or start again! Rafters, Knitters, Sewers, whether you are a beginner or experienced at crafts, Drop in weekly at the Wednesday Crafternoon Group, Manchester Public Library, 3-4 PM. 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.
Ask Molly: Tuesday Tech Help New device questions? Want to borrow a laptop or use an iPad in the library? 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 PM to assist and answer your tech questions.
Town Meeting, April 1, Early closing
To encourage all to attend town meeting, the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Please plan your library use accordingly.