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February 28, 2013

Manchester Goings On

Events listed here are open to the public and sponsored by nonprofit groups unless otherwise noted. Press releases may be sent to Goings on, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, sent via email to or faxed to 978-282-4397. Please include a contact person’s name and telephone number and send at least two weeks prior to the event. The Times will do its best to run the announcement at least once prior to the event.

Book discussion

On Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., the Manchester Public Library will hold a book discussion focusing on the Manchester community reads book /Blood, Bones and Butter: the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, by Gabrielle Hamilton. Please come with your thoughts, comments, and opinions about the book! Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Food and Memoirs

On Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Manchester Public Library presents Catherine Johnson, author of “Assembling a Cooking Life & Eating Art Work,” discussing the collaboration of food and memoirs in relation to the Manchester community reads book /Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef/ by Gabrielle Hamilton. Learn how to associate food with memories and how to put these stories into words. For more information, call 978-526-2017 or email:

Donation Drop-off Day

The Friends of the Library are planning a Book Donation Drop-off Day on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are looking for books, paperbacks, DVD’s, VHS’s and CD’s in good condition. Members of the Friends will be on hand to help carry them inside. Please no encyclopedias, magazines, or condensed books.

1040 Instruction Booklets

The 1040 tax instruction booklets have finally arrived and are available at the Manchester Public Library. The Library also has an assortment of other federal forms and the state booklet. Library staff can help you download forms from the IRS and DOR websites.

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