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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manchester Public Library’s story time schedule is: