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Library Update: April 29

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Climate & Recycling Director of Green America at

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library

On Thursday, May 9, the Manchester Sustainability Committee and Manchester Public Library invite you to a talk by Beth Porter, Climate and Recycling Director of Green America. Porter has inspired thousands of people and businesses to be more sustainable and will provide answers to some of our questions about how to strengthen and reshape our recycling system at a local and global level. Beth lives and works in Washington, D.C. Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine is her first book.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, 15 Union St, Manchester-by-the-Sea MA, 978-526-7711. FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Refreshments will be served.

In the Children’s Room

Babies, Books and More:  Wednesdays in May* at 10:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no program on Wednesday, May 8

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 on Saturdays May 4, 11, 18* at 10:30 a.m.

*Saturday, May 18 will be held at 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.

SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m.

Lindsay’s Puppet Pals presents a series of short stories featuring Lindsay’s larger than life Triceratops, Dragon and other puppet friends that are certain to delight everyone.  Ideal for preschool children but all are welcome to join the fun.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.  

Nonfiction Book Group

The next meeting of the Nonfiction Book Group is Monday, May 6 at 4 p.m. The group will discuss Carry On: A Tale of Resilience, Redemption and an Unlikely Family by Lisa Fenn. New members are always welcome.

Hearthside Book Group

The next meeting of the Hearthside Book Group is Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. The group will discuss A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder. New members are always welcome.

May Movie Night

On Friday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m., the library will be showing the dramatized story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s journey for equal rights between men and women. After graduating law school, Ruth initially struggles to find a job because of her gender. She eventually becomes involved in a gender bias court case that spearheads her historic career to become the second female Supreme Court Justice. This movie stars Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, and Justine Theroux. 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.

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