Beating the Winter Blues

Saturday, January 12 @ 11:00 a.m.

Richard Harris of “A Growing Practice” in Rocky Hill will present a workshop on using essential oils to help beat those winter blues.  Space is limited so please register early for this FREE informative program!  Refreshments will be served.

Books & Bagels with Pat

Thursday, January 24 @ 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy coffee, tea, bagels and other tasty treats as Manross staffer, Pat, shares a variety of books, old and new.  Please register in advance.

Soup & a Movie

Wednesday, January 30 @ 1:00 p.m.

It’s National Soup Month!  Come enjoy a steamy bowl of soup as we watch a movie on the big screen in the Manross auditorium.  The feature film is “The Women on the 6th Floor” starring Fabrice Luchini and directed by Phillipe Le Guay. (French with English subtitles).  Registrations are now being accepted. 



Thurs., Dec. 6 @ 1:00p.m.

 Come enjoy the sounds of the season during this special afternoon featuring the O’Brien Strings duo.  Kate O’Brien and company will be performing familiar holiday classics and popular songs of the last 100 years.  Holiday refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library will be served.  Please register in advance for this FREE holiday event.  All are welcome!  


Fall activities at Manross Library

Fiddlin’ Around Social

Wed., Sept. 26 @ 1:00 pm

Lively entertainment will be presented by the Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club.  This dynamic group led by Gerry Lagace will charm the audience with their toe-tapping tunes.  Come join the fun.  Refreshments will be served.  Please register in advance.

 Afternoon Movie Event

Tuesday, October 2 @ 1:00 p.m. in the Manross auditorium. 

Some of the finest actors in England lend their formidable talents in this charming fish-out-of-water yarn. The Brits, who include Evelyn (Judi Dench), Muriel (Maggie Smith), Douglas (Bill Nighy), and Graham (Tom Wilkinson), are planning retirement in a less expensive country. After “thorough research on the Internet,” the group chooses what looks to be a grand, peaceful retreat, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It turns out that the bloom is off this marigold!

OCTOBER  Book Bites Book Discussion 

Tuesday, Oct. 9 @ 1:30 pm   with light refreshments

Thursday, Oct. 11 @ 5:30 pm  with potluck

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert is our selection for book discussion this month.  Limited copies of the book will be available. 

Haunted Parlor

Mon., Oct. 22 @ 1:00 pm

 The Midnight Belles, Faye Ringel and April Grant, will present a  historically-informed program   of spooky songs, ballads, and poems of the supernatural, particularly suited to the autumnal season.   Refreshments will be served.  Registration is required


NOVEMBER  Book Bites Book Discussion

 Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 5:30  pm with potluck

Tuesday, Nov. 13 @ 1:30 pm   with light refreshments

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda will be discussed this month at Book Bites.  Limited copies are available.


Veterans’ Coffee Social

Fri, Nov. 9 @ 9:00 am

 Hosted by Bob Montgomery, USMC.  Enjoy fellowship and refreshments.   Sign our Veterans’ “Roll of Honor” and receive a token of our appreciation for your service.  ALL are welcome.  Please register for this event.


Summer Activities

We have a very busy summer planned at the Manross Library including movies, book discussions, and special guests.  As always, all programs are free but registration is required!  Here’s a quick listing of what’s going on.  Feel free to call or stop by the library for more information or check us out on facebook. 

Tues., June 26 @ 1:00 p.m.  Woody Allen movie that takes place in Paris.  Refreshments will be served.

Tues., July 10 @ 1:30 p.m.  Book Discussion–Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope     

Thurs., July 12 @ 5:30 p.m. w/ potluck   Book Discussion–Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope       

Wed., July 18 @ 6:30 p.m.  Creating a Healthy Medicine Cabinet with Essential Oils with Richard Harris of “A Growing Practice”

Fri., July 20 @ 1:00 p.m.  Movie based on the book  The Elegance of the Hedgehog.  Refreshments will be served.

Thurs., July 26 @ 1:00 p.m.  A Little Night Music with performer Phil Rosenthal.

Fri., August 3 @ 1:00 p.m. CakePop Social with guest Carol Roberts of Just a Little Something.  Tasty treats will be served!

Thurs., August 9 @ 5:30 p.m. with potluck  Book Discussion–Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg.

Tues., August 14 @ 1:30 p.m.   Book Discussion–Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg.

Wed,. August 22 @ 1:00 p.m.  END of SUMMER Social– courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Library,  a special showing of The Artist.  Pizza and beverages will be served.  Free raffle!