Manchester, Connecticut

Adult Special Programs

Upcoming  Programs for Adults
All programs are FREE and open to the public. Masks must be worn for all indoor programs. 

Recipe Readers
Saturday September 25th, 2021
"Epicurious" by Tanya Steel and the editors of Epicurious

Each month a theme, author, or website will be chosen. Participants are asked to pick one recipe and come to the Zoom meeting with either dish in hand or a photograph on the date ready to discuss their experience. September's cookbook selection is "Epicurious" by Tanya Steel and the editors of Epicurious. Copies of the book are available at both library buildings for check out. Please call our Reference Room to register: 860-645-0821.
Howroyd Program Room

An Evening of Inspirational Latino Stories and Poems
Monday September 27th, 2021
Presented by Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez, Editor of

One of the most popular Latinx speakers in the US, Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez will look at how portrayals of US Latinos have often disregarded the ways Latinos have perservered. Dr. Gonzalez will also do poetry readings that reflect his personal journey form El Salvador as a non-English speaker to a professor of English. No registration required. 
Howroyd Program Room

Not So "YA" Book Club
Wednesday September 29th, 2021
A Curse Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A book club for those 18-35 years of age who love reading young adult fiction. September's book selection is A Cruse Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. Copies of the book may be picked up at either library building. Registration is required: please call 860-645-0821 to reserve your spot. 
Whiton Branch Library

Walking Book Club
Saturday October 2nd, 2021 9AM
Thursday October 7th, 2021 2PM
"Mexican Gothic" by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

Walking Book Club is back for the season! Read the month's book selection beforehand, grab your walking shoes, and head out with our librarians for a fun outdoor book club. October's selection is "Mexican Gothic" by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia. 
Now offering two time slots for your convenience; please select one date and time. Please call Reference to sign up: 860-645-0821. Copies of the book are available at both library buildings. 

Silk City Board Game Group
Saturday October
 2nd, 2021
12pm - 4:30pm

Local designer's fair with some of New England's favorite board game designers teaching their games; copies of their games will be for sale. Pizza to be served. We’ll supply all the games- no need to bring any with you! 
We are pleased to partner with The Portal to offer this program
Howroyd Program Room

Goza Latin Band
Monday October 4th, 2021

Grab your dancing shoes as you'll be in a listening treat with the beats of Goza Latin Band. Free in person concert; no registration required. Special program for Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Whiton Branch Auditorium

Monday October 18th, 2021
With Kwasi Ntem-Mensah

Join Kwai Ntem-Mensah, Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator for ECHN Family Development Center, as he talks about encouraging and empowering fathers in their parent roles. He will be doing some poetry readings from his collection A Silent Noisy Walk in My Mind as well. 
Howroyd Program Room 

Connecticut Witch Trials
Monday October 25th, 2021
Presented by Beth Caruso

Join author Beth Caruso as she discusses the overwhelming factors that led to the beginning of the witch trials in colonial New England. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signig. No registration required. 
Whiton Branch Auditorium

Check 'Em Out Book Club
Saturday October 30, 2021
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian 

Grab your morning coffee and join us for our October meeting to discuss Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian. Copies of the book are available at both library buildings. No registration required for this free in-person book club. 
Reference Room 

Haunted House Votive Craft 
Saturday October 30th, 2021
With The Walking Sun

Paint a creepy haunted house votive holder made out of wood. All materials provided for this free event for adults; registration required by calling 860-645-0821. Limited to the first 20 people who sign up. 
Reference Room