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October 5, 2012

Manchester Goings On

Seaside Garden Club

The Seaside Garden Club will present “The Garden in the Autumn” with Peggy Flanagan on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Manchester Community Center. Social time starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Guest fee is $5.

Civil War women

Women’s history scholar Bonnie Hurd Smith will share stories of women from the North Shore who served as nurses, worked on sanitary commissions, raised funds and nursed wounded men on Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., at the Manchester Public Library. As part of the national commemoration of the American Civil War, Smith will share the stories of Sarah Parker Remond, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Tannatt Woods and Hannah Rantoul, all North Shore women who left behind a legacy of honor and service.

Columbus Day

The Manchester Public library will be closed for Columbus Day, on Monday, Oct. 8. Regular library hours will resume will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 8 p.m.

Teen Zone

The Teen Advisory Board will hold its first meeting of the new school year Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., at the Manchester Public Library. Volunteers meet monthly to plan YA events and to choose new books and movies for the YA collection. Earn community service hours and get your say in what goes on in the Teen Zone. For an application, stop by the Circulation Desk or email acowman@mvlc.org.

Story times

The Manchester Public Library’s story time schedule is:

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3 to 5, meets Mondays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. If bringing a group, please register.

Mother Goose Story Time, for infants through age 2, meets Wednesdays, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Twenty minutes of simple rhymes, stories and instruments.

Both groups meet by the hearthside in the Reading Room while the Children’s Room is being renovated.

Manchester history

The Centennial Historical Committee of the Manchester Bath & Tennis Club is looking for photos, menus, dance cards and other memorabilia to compile a memory book recounting the past 100 years. All submissions will be catalogued and returned to the owners when the project is finished. Email MBT100th@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/mbt100th.

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