Manchester, Connecticut

Adult Special Programs

Upcoming  Programs for Adults

Pop-Up Programs offered monthly FOR ALL AGES

Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 @Cheney

Come to the library and pick up your own free tree seedling (while supplies last).
We'll have the materials needed for making a temporary pot, soil, and instructions for planting your
tree in its permanent home.

Celebrate May the Fourth Be With You 
Star Wars Crafts For Children, Teens, and Adults
Friday, May 4th, 2018
2:30-4:30 @ Cheney

Children will make a Chewbacca paper bag puppet in the Children's Room and teens/adults will make a Darth Vader bookmark in the lobby area. All materials will be provided for this all ages program. Star Wars and Disney are not affiliated with this program. 

Steven M. Leshin, Author
Vengeance of the Ripper
Monday, April 30, 2018
7pm @Whiton

The author will talk about his inspiration, the history behind the story, and read excerpts from his novel "Vengeance of the Ripper." Blending history and suspense, the book pits Jack the Ripper against old west legend, Wyatt Earp. The action takes place in Los Angeles, California in the year 1908, twenty years after his murderous rampage in London. The hunt for the Ripper reveals a conspiracy involving an international arms dealer, the crown jewels, and President Theodore Roosevelt ( Books will be available for sale and signing. This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information call Reference and Adult Services at 860-645-0821.     

Start Climbing Your Family Tree: Genealogical Research For Beginners
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:30pm @Whiton

This 90-minute program will introduce the process and sources for genealogical research for everyone, whether their roots stretch back to the Mayflower or their family first arrived in the United States in the twentieth century.
Diana Ross McCain and Carol R. Whitmer will explain the first steps for gathering information from family records and relatives, and recording it on charts.  They will introduce participants to the most useful online resources for the genealogist and explain what these websites contain 
and how to access and make use of them.  They will also debunk the belief that for genealogists 
"everything is on the Internet" and discuss the wealth of records still accessible only on microfilm or in libraries, archives, and historical societies.
Free. No registration required.


Regularly Scheduled Programs

Book Discussions

Cheney Cinema - films

Board Game Group for Adults
Saturday, May 12, 2018
12pm - 4:30 @Cheney

Learn to play: Noria; Skyward; Steam Punk Rally; Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time; and The World Of SMOG: On Her Majesty's Service. 
We’ll supply all the games- no need to bring any with you! Feel free to come in steampunk attire. 
We are pleased to partner with The Time Machine to offer this program.
Free light refreshments to be served
For more info call Jenn at 860-643-2471or email: