Once again this year, the VFW is sponsoring two essay contests with patriotic themes.
The Voice of Democracy is open to 9-12th graders and has a $30,000 scholarship for its Grand Prize. This year’s theme is My Responsibility to America. For more information, please visit http://www.vfw.org/VOD/
The Patriot’s Pen is open to 6-8th graders and features a Grand Prize of $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s topic is The America I Believe In. For more information on this competition, please go to http://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/
You can also pick up pamphlets with more information at the library.
Entries for both contests are due November 1.
The Library’s phone lines are down. Technicians are currently working on the problem. We’ll let you know when they’re back up, and our apologies for any inconvenience!
The Book Discussion Group at the Manchester District Library meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm to discuss that month’s particular book.
This month’s book is 13 Ways of Looking by Colum McCann. It’s a collection of short fiction in which McCann charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest actions. It was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and NPR, among others.
You can pick up a copy of each month’s book, as well as a list of the year’s selected books, at the Library. The group’s next meeting will be Wednesday, September 21, at 7pm.
The MDL would like to thank all of our generous patrons for their donations of school supplies for Klager Elementary students. We will continue to accept donations of supplies through the end of September.
If you have more than a handful of books to donate, rather than take them to the front desk, please bring them to the Friends of the Library Book Donation Days on the first Saturday of the month, March through October. The next Donation Day is Saturday, September 3, from 10am to 12 Noon, downstairs in the Village Room.
Just a reminder: please note that we do not accept textbooks, magazines,encyclopedias, Readers’ Digest books, or books that are moldy, mildewed, or otherwise falling apart.
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On Tuesday, August 23 at 2pm, join us for a free showing of the movie Angry Birds. Popcorn included!