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Adult Summer Reading Program 2018
Manchester Public Library, CT



Adult Summer Reading Program 2018


          Begins June 25


           Ends August 25



Special Events For Adults

**Please make note of start time and location for individual programs**

Spoons, Bones, Bodhran, & Pennywhistles

Tom Callinan, Musician

Tuesday, June 26

6:30 p.m. @ Whiton

Songs from the Irish, early American, and maritime traditions. Bring a pair of spoons if you wish to participate!

Connecticut Rock 'n' Roll: a history

Tony Renzoni, Author

Wednesday, July 11

6:30 p.m. @ Whiton

Hear how our state influenced this popular genre of music. Books available for sale and signing.


The Elderly Brothers

Brian Gillie and T. Bone Stankus

Wednesday, July 18

6:30 p.m. @ Whiton

Upbeat, participatory, 50's and 60's rock 'n' roll.


Music Trivia Night

Monday, July 23

7:00 p.m. @ Cheney

Test your music knowledge against your friends and family.


Music Craft

Monday, July 30

7:00 p.m. @ Cheney

Create a wreath from recycled sheet music and discarded books.


World of Harmonica

Bob Hennessey, Musician

Wednesday, August 8

6:30 p.m. @ Whiton

Story-telling and historical facts intertwined with a demonstration of all genres of musical styles in this instrument the size of a cell phone.


Debbie Vinick, Harpist and Vocalist

Wednesday, August 15

6:30 p.m. @ Whiton

Two harps and an extensive repertoire of popular music.


Bill Ludwig, Musician

Manchester's Town Troubadour

Wednesday, August 22

6:30 p.m. @ Whiton

Performer, singer-songwriter and town resident. Come hear original songs about Manchester...and more.

Cheney Cinema Movie Musicals

June 29 - The Music Man

July 27 - An American in Paris

August 24 - Meet Me in St. Louis

Start time for all film showings is 2 p.m. FREE. No registration required.


Q & A



Submit your first title read or listened to on a yellow Registration Entry at the main desk in either building. Receive a logo bag donated by the Friends of the Manchester Public Library filled with adult program information, book, film, and music suggestions, and additional title entry forms.





Paper entry slips are available at both buildings. Drop in the wooden box on display.





There will be random drawings for bags of books for those participating in the weekly "brain games." (See additional information about brain games in the section below.) All those logging titles will be entered in the end of summer Grand Prize drawing TBA.





Review submission forms will be available at both buildings. Rotating reviews will be displayed at Cheney on the large bulletin board. There will also be a binder of reviews not on display for patrons to browse through.


Rock 'n' Rattle Your Brain

Test your skills by solving music-themed puzzles and word games.

Beginning July 2nd there will be a different quiz handout each week.

Handouts will be available on Mondays and will also be available for printing from home on the Adult Summer Reading homepage.

Don't like puzzles? Adult coloring pages will be available each week as an alternative.

Turn in completed forms to Whiton by Friday or Cheney by noon on the following Monday to be eligible for that week's random drawing.




Check the website or call the library for information on our regularly scheduled programs for Adults.

Adult Book Discussion

Not So "YA" Book Club

Mysteries On Main Book Club

Recipe Readers Book Club


Cheney Cinema Saturdays

Silk City Board Game Group


Manchester Public Library


Contact us

Mary Cheney Library

586 Main Street


(Reference & Adult Services)

Whiton Branch Library

100 N Main Street



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