Manchester, Connecticut

Adult Special Programs

Upcoming  Programs for Adults
All programs are FREE and open to the public. Most do not require registration.  





Votes For Women! 
Presented by Carolyn Ivanoff, Historian and Reenactor
Tuesday March 19th, 2019
7PM

Celebrate Women's History Month with Carolyn Ivanoff, Housemaster of Shelton High School. In period attire, Ivanoff will talk on the Suffragette Movement, from Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment in 1920. 
Howroyd Program Room

Pop-Up Decorative Bowl Craft
Saturday March 23rd, 2019
2-4PM

Join us in the lobby to make a modge podge decorative bowl. All materials supplied for this FREE program for adults only. 
Mary Cheney Library Lobby

Family Game Night
Monday March 25th, 2019
6-8PM

Unplug with familiy and friends and play some board games at the library! Board Game Guru Jenn will be on hand to teach some games. All games provided! Ages 6+ please. 
Howroyd Program Room

Not so "YA" Book Club 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

7p.m. 
Aimed at adults 18-35 who love young adult literature. Many genres included: historical fiction, fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, horror, and realistic fiction.
Books are available in both library buildings. 
For more information contact Michelle D'Aiuto at 860-645-0821 or mdaiuto@manchesterct.gov
Light refreshments will be served.
Whiton Branch Auditorium

MARMO CD Release Concert
Thursday March 28, 2019
6:30PM

MARMO is Manchester's Town Troubadour Bill Ludwig, with Christian Loftus, and Dan Thompson. Their new CD, Songbirgs of North America, will include gems of ornithologically themed songs in the New Folk tradition, sure to fill you with joy.
Whiton Branch Auditorium

Silk City Board Game Group
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12pm - 4:30pm

Learn to play: Victorian Masterminds; Endeavor: Age of Sail; Dice Settlers; Wingspan; Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger; and Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig. 
We’ll supply all the games- no need to bring any with you! 
We are pleased to partner with The Time Machine to offer this program.
Howroyd Program Room 

Mysteries on Main Book Club: Mysteries, Thrillers, Spy, Police Procedurals and more. 
Monday, April 1st, 2019
7 p.m.

The Long Drop by Denise Mina
Books are available in the Reference Department.
For more information contact Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or jbartlett@manchesterct.gov
Light refreshments will be served.
Howroyd Program Room
Upcoming Mysteries:
May 6, 2019: A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters

How to Increase Your Credit Score
Tuesday April 2nd, 2019
6:30PM
Presented by Fred Brown of Northeast Family Federal Credit Union

As part of Money Smart Week, Brown will talk about easy ways you can boost your credit score with tips and tricks sure to help your finances. Northeast Family Federal Credit Union is in its 81st year of business in Manchester. 
Whiton Storytime Room

Walking Book Club
Wednesday April 3, 2019
1PM

New seasonal book club that combines reading and the great outdoors. Copies of the books for each month are available at both library buildings. Program runs rain or shine, but in extreme weather, call the library at: 860-645-0821. Attendees will participate in a book discussion and two mile walk. 
Mary Cheney Library Lobby

Writing Group
Wednesday April 3, 2019
6-8PM

Join your fellow writers and work on your book. Refreshments will be served.  
Whiton Branch Library

Tell Us Your Story
April 9, 10, 11, 2019
6-8PM

We want to know your favorite Manchester Public Library stories! Come in on the listed dates and we will record on video your favorite stories. 
Mary Cheney Library

Nancy Palker, Writer
Wednesday April 10th, 2019
6:30PM

Palker relives the days of unrest on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota in her book Magic and Tragic Rosebud, puncuated by kidnapping, death threats, and shootouts between the FBI and members of the American Indian Movement. Meet unforgettable characters- the patient who jumps out of a hospital window; the man who drives cars without motors; the pilot who lands a plane at night without lights; the nurse who jiggles an electrical plug to power the hospital. Copies of the book will be available for purhasing and signing.
Whiton Branch Auditorium

Cheney Cinema
Thursday April 11, 2019
2PM

Instant Family
1 hour 58 minutes
Rated PG-13
Howroyd Program Room 

Book Discussion Group for Adults:  A Mix of Literary, Classic, and Popular Fiction and Nonfiction
Monday, April 15th, 2019
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
7 p.m.
Books are available in the Reference Department.
For more information contact Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or jbartlett@manchesterct.gov
Howroyd Program Room
Upcoming Discussions
June 17th: Artemis / Andy Weir

Decorate a Spring Basket or Box
Wednesday April 17th, 2019
2-4PM

All materials will be provided for this free all ages program (children 6 years and older please), but registration is required and limited to 20 people. 
Mary Cheney Library

Lisa Taylor, Writer and Poet
Wednesday April 17th, 2019
6:30PM

Join fiction writer and poet Lisa C. Taylor for a journey into your imagination through her stories and poetry. Lisa is the author of four collections of poetry and two collections of short fiction, most recently Impossibly Small Spaces. There will be time for Q & A. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up.
Whiton Branch Auditorium

Recipe Readers
Saturday April 20th, 2019
12:30pm​

The Little Paris Kitchen / Rachel Khoo
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Call Michelle at 860-645-0821 for more information.
Howroyd Program Room
Pick a recipe from this month's cookbook. Register your selection with the library. Make enough to share. Bring your prepared item the day of discussion

Cheney Cinema Saturday
Saturday April 27th, 2019
2PM

On the Basis of Sex
Rated PG-13
2 hours
Howroyd Program Room

Cardiovascular Health
Wednesday May 1st, 2019
6:30PM

Dr. Diana Zitserman, ND, LAc and the Manchester Health Department will co-sponsr this program, focusing on heart healthy approaches.
Whiton Branch Auditorium