National Summer Learning Week in Manchester

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MANCHESTER, NH – The city is celebrating National Summer Learning week with lots of free educational activities, brought to you by Manchester School District. The celebration kicked off July 8 with the official launch of the Bookmobile. Click here for the summer Bookmobile schedule.

Bookmobile launch at Derryfield Park on July 8. Photo/@MayorJoyceCraig on Twitter

July 9 – Discovery Day

Craft Mornings: 10 – 11 a.m.  Manchester Public Library 

Beauty and The Beast: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children’s Summer Series – Palace Theatre $9 per person 

Visit the Bookmobile:  10  – 11:30 a.m. Southside Middle School 140 S. Jewett Street Manchester, NH 03103   

Living & Working in Space (McAuliffe – Shepard Discovery): 3 p.m. Grades 1 -6 West Manchester Branch Library 76 North Main Street  

Stark Park Read – Aloud:  7 p.m. Join Kristine Pelletier for an evening of fun read-alouds at Stark Park 550 River Rd, Manchester, NH 03104


July 10 – Masterpiece Day 

Massabesic Audubon Center:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Walk the trails and check out the animals.  

Parker-Varney: 9 a.m.  Join the Children’s Literacy Foundation and Storyteller Marty Kelley for a FUN and INTERACTIVE storytelling for both children and parents. Every child in attendance will get to choose TWO NEW BOOKS to take home and keep! 

Beauty and The Beast: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children’s Summer Series – Palace Theatre $9 per person 

Visit the Bookmobile: 10:30  – 11:30 a.m.   City Hall  1 City Hall Plaza –  Special Guest Reader – Mayor Craig 

Northwest: 11 a.m.  Join the Children’s Literacy Foundation and Storyteller Marty Kelley for a FUN and INTERACTIVE storytelling for both children and parents. Every child in attendance will get to choose TWO NEW BOOKS to take home and keep! 

12 p.m. Fisher Cats Read-Aloud with Fungo

Come listen to Mean Jean the Recess Queen at the outdoor stage at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium 

1 Line Dr. Manchester NH. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic at stadium.   Free parking  

Northwest: 12:45 p.m.  Join the Children’s Literacy Foundation and Storyteller  Marty Kelley for a FUN and INTERACTIVE storytelling for both children and parents. Every child in attendance will get to choose TWO NEW BOOKS to take home and keep! 

Visit the Bookmobile:  1 – 2 p.m. Sheridan Emmett Park  324 Beech Street 

Minions Party: 3 p.m.  Preschool – Grade 3  Manchester Public Library 

Teen Trivia Contest : 3 – 4 p.m. West Manchester Branch Library 76 North Main Street  Grades 6 to 12 


July 11 – Future Leaders Day 

Massabesic Audubon Center:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Walk the trails and check out the animals.  

Beauty and The Beast: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Children’s Summer Series – Palace Theatre $9 per person 

Currier Museum:  Art Explorers drop in activity – Pop – Art Portraits  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  included with your Museum Admission Fee, Preschool to 5th Grade  

The Bookery Bookstore Storytime:  11:15 a.m.  at  The Bookery Bookstore 848 Elm Street 

Currier Museum:  Storytime in the Galleries 12 p.m. (ages 0 – 10) included with your Museum Admission Fee 

Currier Museum:  Teen Talks and Art Walks 1-2 p.m. Grades 6 and Up included with your Museum Admission Fee 

DIY Metal Etching Teen Event: 3-5 p.m. Manchester Public Library 

Craft Afternoon: 3 p.m. Preschool to Grade 2 Registration Required West Manchester Branch Library 76 North Main Street  

Lego Night: 5-8 p.m. Manchester Public Library 

Manchester Kids Summer Track Series – 6 p.m. Livingston Park (Registration Starts at 5:15 PM) Fun for the whole family.  $1 per event Questions email: Email JPNYYPORTER@GMAIL.COM

Trolley Night:  5-8 p.m.  The trolley loops in and around downtown, stopping at arts and cultural institutions, all of which offer free admission for the evening. Among family-friendly trolley stops, visit the SEE Science Center, Studio 550, the Millyard Museum and NH Institute of Art. Most venues have special events and promotions planned specifically for the trolley night.  Free Currier admission 

Family Fare: 6 p.m. Sagit Ziberman  Manchester Public Library – Auditorium  


July 12 – Bookworm Day 

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser:  9 a.m.-9 p.m.  1741 South Willow Street at portion of each purchase will go to  support Summer Learning in Manchester.  

Massabesic Audubon Center:  9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Walk the trails and check out the animals.  

Family Storytime:  10 a.m. West Manchester Branch Library 76 North Main Street  

Visit the Bookmobile: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Piscataquaog River Park 199 Precourt St.

Visit the Bookmobile:  1-2 p.m. Massabesic Lake Park 

Science Afternoon: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Science Afternoon Library Main Branch Registration Required 

Cowabungas Fundraiser 

for Booked for Summer 

 3 – 7 p.m.

725 Huse Road Manchester NH 

$12 per person (a portion of your admission will be donated to support Summer Learning in Manchester) 

Click here to print flyer to bring with you.

 

Barnes and Noble 5 PM  Author Signings to Benefit the Manchester Bookmobile

  • Mark C. Bodanza 
  • Lou D’Allesandro 
  • Tim Horvath
  • Brian/Brenda McDonald
  • Mike Morin 
  • Michael Nadeau 
  • Jennifer Vaughn 

 

Barnes and Noble 6:30 p.m.  

Pajamarama Storytime with a special Guest Reader, Mrs. Espinola, Principal, Parker-Varney School. 

Don’t forget to wear your pj’s.   

July 13 – Winning at Wellness Day 

The Bookery Bookstore Storytime:  11:15 a.m. at  The Bookery Bookstore 848 Elm Street 

Massabesic Audubon Center:  9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Walk the trails and check out the animals.  

Currier Museum:  150 Ash Street,   Second Saturday Free NH Admission Days.   Free Museum admission for NH residents is available on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. NH residents who arrive before noon can stay all day for free! Additional fees for special exhibitions will be charged, even during these hours. Sponsored by The Botnick Family Foundation and E&R Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Click here to learn more about Free Summer Activities with the Office of Youth Services.