On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the Manchester Public Library will host a wonderful, live bird program at 2 p.m. with Jim Parks of ‘Wingmasters’ covering the importance of birds in ancient civilizations. A truly educational event, including several live birds, Wingmasters has been sponsored as part of the Hooper Fund grant to the Children’s Room. This program is for ages 5 and older and of interest to all ages of adults as well. Please register at 978-526-7711 or 978-526-2011.
The Manchester Library has live and paper birds this month! This second bird program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, and focuses on Japanese Origami with Laura Geggis, and her unique paper art instruction in a program designed for ages 8 and older (7, if experienced in Origami). Please register at 978-526-7711 or 978-526-2011
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. Simple rhymes, stories and instruments.
Both groups meet by the hearthside in the Reading Room while the Children’s Room is being renovated.
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.
Donations of old eyeglasses and old cell phones will be collected for recycling and, or redistribution programs. Call the Council on Aging at 978-526-7500.
VNA Care Network offers free health care clinics for residents 60 and older at Congregational Chapel, Chapel Lane, open the first and third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 888-663-3688, ext. 5603, or 978-283-2020, ext. 5603.