Category Archives: books and authors

Children’s Author Coming to Storytime: Tues. June 27, 10-11am

Join us next Tuesday for our children’s storytime at 10am. Author Karen Bunney will be making a special visit to read her new book “Bunnsville Buzz: The Adventures of Bessie Bunny!” which “is a heartwarming tale of a resilient bunny … Continue reading

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Author Presentation: “This Picture I Gift” May 16th – 7pm

The Manchester District Library and the Family History Guild are honored to host Michelle Andonian as she recounts her grandmother’s epic escape from the Armenian Genocide, discussing her book “This Picture I Gift”  

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Chasing Vermeer: Book Group Discussion

Manchester District Library has a Book Discussion on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Some people have been faithfully attending discussions for years, others drop in on occasion. Even if you only come to one meeting because the book is … Continue reading

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Magic Tree House Reading Buddies

Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne were introduced in 1992. For anyone unfamiliar with the series, siblings Jack and Annie have great adventures traveling magically to different locations and times. Each adventure is packed with fun learning in … Continue reading

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2014 5H Community Read

Manchester District Library, along with other local libraries and 5 Healthy Communities, is participating in the 2014 Community Read. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was chosen this year with the intention that if provided, the book would … Continue reading

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Staff Book Review: What Has Become of You

What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson (available at Manchester District Library) reviewed by Manchester District Library staff member Mireille Prusak This is a taut, disturbing literary thriller about a dysfunctional teacher-student relationship. Vera Lundy is a socially … Continue reading

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Book Discussion Group Invites Students

Among the many groups which meet regularly at Manchester District Library is an adult book discussion group. The open group meets monthly for most of the year and discusses a new book at each meeting. Titles for the year are … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a theme that pops into my mind during the holiday season. Wanting to share a remarkable and researched reason to forgive and to promote an upcoming program at Manchester District Library, I Goggled the word. As happens with … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week Begins

Books are challenged for many reasons. Usually, with the best of intentions, book content is challenged to protect others from subject matter deemed harmful. Also, with the best of intentions,  people fight censorship to protect freedom of speech. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2013/09/freedom-read-under-fire-attempts-ban-books-continue

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book discussion group date change

The Book Discussion Group has changed their meeting date from Wed. May 22 to Wed. May 29. The meeting will begin at 7pm in the Village Room. Copies of Bloom by Kelle Hampton are still available at the circulation desk … Continue reading

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