Story Making to Manage Emotions

Hamilton-Wenham Library - 14 Union Street, Hamilton
May 19 (Tues) 6:30-7:30 pm
For parents and children age 0-8. With your child, explore the art of story making to manage stress, school transitions and life. Make a story book. 
Presented by Maura Letourneau, Early Childhood Consultant and Behavior Specialist & Susie Lord, Sweet Dreams Story Makers. Early Childhood Partners/Coordinated Family & Community Engagement
Register with Lisa Cheney 978-468-5489 or online at



Mosaic Magic

Mosaic Magic of Glass 
Manchester Public Library
Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm (Half Day from school)
Come enjoy the magic of glass! Learn how to cut and design a glass mosaic flowerpot.
Grades 6-12 welcome. Registration required. Call 526-7711. 


Toe Jam Puppet Band - April 22 (Wed)

Join the Toe Jam Puppet Band - April 22 (Wed) @ 10:30 am.

Sponsored by the Manchester Library. But located at the Manchester Community Center - 40 Harbor Point at the RR station. 

See Library Events.



Art Exhibit - Student Artwork

Student Art will be on display @ The Community Center for an exhibition of student artwork from the Manchester and Essex elementary schools. Work from 700 students from pre-K through fifth grade will be on view. 
Thursday, March 19, 2015  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 20, 2015  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2015  10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Manchester Community Center

Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944

(978) 526-7626


Knitting @ Manchester Library - Thursdays

Knitting for all ages and all abilities @ Manchester Library
Continues on Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.  Introduce your kids or yourself to this fun skill that also incorporates fine motor skills, math and hand-eye coordination.  Make something cozy for the cold months ahead!



Holiday Stories and Cookies

Holiday Stories and Cookies at the Manchester Library
December 17 (Wed)  @  3:30 pm

Puppet Show - Gerwick Puppets 

Gerwick Puppets presents Debussy's "Snowflakes Are Dancing"
First Parish Chapel
Saturday, Dec 6th at 11:00 AM
Puppet children explore the fantasies of their dreams when they stay up late on Winter Solstice. Debussy's Snowflakes Are Dancing inspires this musical fantasy. Over 30 whimsical puppets of all sizes and shapes interpret and visualize the music. The award-winning Gerwick Puppets have toured New England for over 30 years and performed at Boston's First Night for 15 years.
Cookies and cider to follow in the Reading Room.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Hooper Fund.
Pick up a Free ticket in the Children's Room or at our Pancake Breakfast.



Christmas-by-the-Sea Evening with Child Care

Christmas-by-the-Sea Shopping Evening with Child Care
Manchester Public Library
Friday, Dec 5, 5:00-9:00 PM
The Manchester Community Center, the Manchester Public Library and the Manchester Essex Green Team are teaming up in support of the Christmas-by-the-Sea shopping evening by providing childcare services at the Library. Here's how it works:
Drop off children on Friday, December 5th at the side entrance of the Manchester Public Library between the hours of 5:00 - 8:30 PM. (Cell numbers must be provided at drop off.)
Minimum donation: $10 per child with a family maximum of $30 for the evening.
The Green Team will entertain the children by providing arts & crafts, games, movie, etc. (Adult chaperons will be on hand.)
Light refreshments provided, but please be sure your children have had dinner.  Proceeds will go to support the programming offered by the Manchester Community Center and support the efforts of the Manchester-Essex Green Team.

Storytime at the Sawyer Free Library


Resources for Parents - Shore Country Day School

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Join us for our first Resources for Parents of Infants and Toddlers Fair. We are pleased to offer a variety of services, under one roof, that are of interest to new and soon-to-be parents.
  • Looking for maternity wear, pediatricians, local "mothers" clubs, or a diaper service?
  • What are Kindermusik, Babies 'N Books, or infant yoga all about?
  • Discover an infant and toddler services coordinator, dentist, photographer, and book seller.
Come to our first annual Resources for Parents of Infants and Toddlers Fair! Designed for new and soon-to-be parents, a broad array of North Shore shops, services, and professionals will be on hand to present their resources.

-- Free Admission --