Manchester, Massachusetts 01944

LEGO Build-a-Thon

Come build using LEGOs at the Manchester Massachusetts Public Library

The Manchester Public Library invites kids to the Children’s Room every Monday from 2 to 3 for a different Lego building challenge for kids to complete. Kids can work in teams or alone to complete the challenge and then they can put their creations on display until the next week! Drop-ins welcome! Legos will be portioned into Challenge Sets so no one can use too many but it's first come, first served with the sets. For kids in grades 1 to 5.

Mondays through Summer 2016 2-3PM

Maritime Day in Manchester

Celebrate Manchester's Maritime Heritage at Manchester Public Library and Manchester Historical Museum

Celebrate the sea on May 21! Come to the library for a sailor's storytime at 10:00 AM. Then, we'll have a boat-building contest, roving singers performing sea chanteys, food, and crafts at the library and across the street at the Manchester Historical Museum! For families with kids of all ages. Please register ahead of time with Miss Kate in person or at 978-526-2016 or

Saturday, May 21, 2016 10am-11:30pm

Teen Volunteers at MPL

Teens are encouraged to volunteer at the Manchester Public Library this Summer

Calling all teens for the 2016 Summer Volunteen Program! If you’re entering 6th to 12th grade, the library would love to have you volunteer this summer to help keep the summer reading program running flawlessly! We ask volunteens to do 15 hours of service over the course of the summer. We're more than happy to schedule service hours around summer commitments, as long as you give us enough of a heads-up! Applications for the 2016 Summer Volunteen Program are at the front desk. Completed applications can be returned to Kate.

Mini Solar Car Workshop

Worcester Area Think Tank hosts a workshop at Manchester Public Library where kids will make their own mini solar cars!

Worcester Think Tank offers affordable educational programs and workshops in science, mathematics, technology, and creative arts for students aged 8-18. Join them to explore renewable energy sources at the Manchester Public Library. You’ll design and build your own small solar powered car to take home! Who can make the coolest, fastest car?

Friday May 20, 2016 5pm

Beethoven, Bach & Brahms with Cape Ann Symphony

Cape Ann Symphony presents a trio of world call soloists for their Beethoven, Bach and Brahms Triple Concerto

Cape Ann Symphony’s May Concert features The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: a trio of renowned composers; and world class soloists: violinist Lucia Lin, cellist Owen Young and pianist Robert Levin for a classical music performance to remember. These three powerful soloists join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. The Three B’s Concert program also includes the orchestra playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 8pm

Book Sale Donations Wanted

Spring Cleaning? Book Sale Donations Wanted!

What a great time to clean out your closet, bookshelves and more. The Friends of the Manchester Public library are actively working on the upcoming booksale (Saturday July 30th) and welcome your clean, usable book donations.

Please bring these to the library in one or two bags or boxes at a time, this lets the volunteer group keep up with the flow for sorting, pricing, and storing. Your help is much appreciated!

Saturday July 30, 2016

A Global Tour with Cape Ann Symphony

Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity.

Thrill to music from Austria, Spain and Japan. Beethoven’s Fifth is possibly the world’s most well known symphony with its powerful four note opening. Rodrigo’s immediately recognizable and popular Concierto de Aranjuez put Rodrigo on the map as one of the world’s great 20th Century composers. It also helped make the classical guitar the respectable solo instrument it has become.

Koto’s Stormy and Calm Seas a new piece commissioned by the Cape Ann Symphony is a musical depiction of the ocean during a storm and the calm that comes afterwards.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 2pm

Evening Art Workshop for Teens & Adults

Manchester Public Library hosts an Altered Books Workshop. Use worn books as a canvas for many art forms with books. Bring your own discarded or use one of supplied. Limited space available, please register promptly at the front desk of the Manchester Public Library, or 978-526-7711 or A registered event with Cape Ann READS 2016.

Wikipedia: An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 PM

Spaulding Education Fund Winter Beach Blast

Spaulding Education Fund Winter Beach Blast in Manchester Massachusetts

Shake off the winter blues and warm up at the first annual Winter Beach Blast to benefit the Spaulding Education Fund at the Manchester American Legion Featuring the sizzling hot sounds of acclaimed local band, The Runaround Sound, folks can end their winter hibernation with some ice-melting camaraderie all while supporting a great cause!

Friday, March 18, 2016 7-11pm


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