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Manchester Library Friends’ Newsletter Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Events Calendar

  • Dec. 8th eve – 16th eve Hanukkah
  • Dec. 25 Christmas – Library Closed
  • Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 Kwanzaa

Check “Programs & Events” at for more events.

Dickens Reading Dickens: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. In honor of the author’s 200th birthday, local actor Tim Tully excerpts from ‘Great Expectations,’ ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’

Winter Story Times: December through February Come share stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian! Stay for music and crafts.Toddler Story Times: Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Times: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. No Story Times: Dec 18, 25 & Jan 1, 8

Legos: CORRECTED TIME FOR LEGO CLUB: third Wednesday 6 p.m. every month

Book Worms Party: Dec. 18 at 6pm, Bookworms, Manchester’s book discussion group, is having a year-end party. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass. For January we will read Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Gift Books (pre-owned) on the Friends’ shelves At the Manchester Library - Mostly $1 Available books include:

  • Freedom (2010) by Jonathon Franzen
  • Caribbean (1989) by James Michener
  • The Name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco
  • In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad) (2008) by Tana French
  • a few Elizabeth George (Inspector Lynley) books
  • Mark Twain’s Autobiography [$5]
  • The Whistling Season (2007) by Ivan Doig
  • Unto the Sons (1992) by Gay Talese
  • The Golden One (2002) by Elizabeth Peters
  • The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002) by Stephen L. Crane
  • The Bourne Betrayal (2007) by Eric Van Lustbader

… and many, many more, including Christmas books and children’s books.

Friends of the Library Keepsakes:

  • T-Shirts, Hats & Aprons with Logo - $15
  • Manchester Library - 65th Anniversary T-Shirts, Dark Green: Small, Medium & Large, 2X-Large (Sorry no X-Large)
  • Manchester Salmon Bake Hats, Forest Green
  • Manchester Library Aprons

Auction Items for Library Fundraiser. Put a raffle ticket in her/ his stocking:

Large NW Art Work. We have had a donation of a large work of art called "Land of the Free" by artist Alan M. Hunt. It is hanging above the self check-out and it is up for raffle. Tickets are $2.00. The estimated value is $400.00 and the drawing will be in September 2013 at Amy's on the Bay Takeover, date TBA.

Global Destinations Vacation: 2 “value” weeks in a studio/one-bedroom condo almost anywhere. Travel not included. Donor will assist winner with site selection in locale you are interested in. Drawing will be in September 2013 at Amy's on the Bay Takeover, date TBA. Note: a refundable security deposit will be required. Tickets are $2.00.

You don’t have to be present to win.

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