Manchester, Massachusetts 01944

An Evening with the Herons

The largest heronry in Massachusetts is just off of Coolidge Point in Manchester

The evening flight of herons, egrets, and ibises as they return to their night roost is an amazing spectacle to watch, especially when they are returning into the largest heronry in Massachusetts, just off the coast of Coolidge Point. Bring your dinner and enjoy the aerial drama of the life-and-death struggle in the colony.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 6-8pm

Annual Touch a Truck in Manchester

Visit Manchester MA. Manchester Public Library for Children and Families

Manchester Public Library welcomes families to come to the parking lot behind Town Hall to touch, climb inside, and even honk the horns of the real vehicles our Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and Police Departments use in Manchester-by-the-Sea! Plus there will be wheels and fuel (cookies and drinks). Kids of all ages are welcome! No need to register.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5-6:30 p.m.

Elsa Comes to Life at Manchester Public Library

Visit Manchester MA. Manchester Public Library for Children and Families

Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen comes to life at Manchester Public Library with Carole Finn Weidman! Children will enjoy a live portrayal of the captivating character, Elsa, from Frozen on Wednesday, June 4th, 2 p.m., in the Children’s Room of the Manchester Public Library.

Be a part of your favorite fairy tale portrayed by actress, Carole Finn-Weidman! Music, story, entertainment to tie in with the popular story. Learn about where the tale began, come in costume if you like! All ages invited, especially for Preschool through 2nd grade!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Public Library. 

Please register at 978-526-2016 or email at scollins at

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Audubon Ark Live Animals - Owls & Hawks

Mass Audubon has a live animal presntation at the Manchester Public Library!

The Manchester Public Library hosts Mass Audubon naturalists for an Audubon Ark demonstration focused on birds of prey like owls and hawks! There are two sessions, with one filled already, so sign up today before the spaces fill up! This program is designed by Drumlin Farm’s Audubon Ark and is especially geared for ages 3-5 so it is deliberately kept small in size and is a half hour program. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12 p.m.

Vernal Pond Field Trip to Agassiz Rock

The Vernal Pools at Agassiz Rock in Manchester are teeming with Spring peepers.

The Trustees of Reservations's invites families to learn about vernal pools in Manchester! Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. Join the The Trustees of Reservations on an exploration of the pools at Agassiz Rock reservation, and learn how you can certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive to the participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools. It is targeted at families, so exploration is an important (and fun!) element in the program.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1-3pm

Hercules and The Heroes at MPL

The Hampstead Players will perform “Hercules and The Heroes" at MPL

The Manchester Public Library invites kids to to a live performance about one of history's greatest heroes - Hercules! The Hampstead Players hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will perform “Hercules and The Heroes,” a play for all fans of Greek Mythology. These exciting myths are best for grades K-8th and fits core curriculum standards for Greek mythology. The event will be at the Manchester Community Center to accommodate the set and seating but you do need to register so we can prepared the space accurately. This wonderful experience of live theater is sponsored by the Hooper Fund to Youth Services of the Manchester Public Library.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2 p.m.


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