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May 3, 2013

Manchester Goings On

Nonfiction Group

The Nonfiction Book Group meets Monday, May 6th, at 5 p.m. at the Manchester Public Library. The group will discuss/Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail /by Cheryl Strayed. New members are always welcome.

Hearthside Group

The Hearthside Book Group meets Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m. The group will discuss /Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life death and hope in a Mumbai under city /by Katherine Boo. New members are always welcome.

New Gale Databases

Manchester Public Library has new databases available at: manchesterpl.org/click Online Library. The first is From Green Industries to Green Jobs; overviews of green jobs. The second is Space Sciences, covering the history of space exploration to the future of Space Business, offering a broad survey of the space sciences as well as biographies of scientists and information about the space-related job market.

Mystery Authors Talk

The Public Library welcomes mystery and suspense writers Hallie Ephron and Linda Barnes for an author talk on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Friends of the library

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual meeting Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m, at the Manchester Community Center.After a brief business meeting the guest speaker, Laura Harrington, will discuss her book, ‘Alice Bliss,’ which won the Massachusetts Book Award for fiction in 2012. “If a novel could have a heartbeat, Alice Bliss would have one. If an author could capture a slice of America’s soul, Laura Harrington succeeded in doing so,” says book reviewer Liza Wiemer.

Volunteen Applications

The Manchester Public library has volunteen applications for students finishing grades 5th -12th this spring. Applications are due by May 24.Training and scheduling begins the first week of June. Volunteens are required to assist for a total of fifteen hours (minimum) in the summer and will be given a variety of needed tasks. These include shelving; processing, creating and posting fliers,

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