Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Public Access

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  R.E.A.D. to a Dog with Andy & Grant
Andy and Grant are registered therapy dogs and reading education assistance dogs; they are very experienced with children and great listeners! Be sure to stop by for this great opportunity for children to practice their reading skills. 3:30-4pm for Pre-K to Grade 1 4:15-4:45pm for Grades 2-4 Information: Call 860-645-0577

Tell Us Your Story
The Manchester Public Library in celebration of National Library Week (April 7-13, 2019) invites the public to tell us their library story on April 9, 10, or 11 . As part of a new oral history initiative, we want to hear and record on video your favorite Manchester Public Library story. From reading in the stacks, to checking out your favorite DVDs, we want to hear what you love about the Manchester Public Library. The compiled video will be on our website and other media sources. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Community Workshops
[Registration Open] The Town of Manchester is offering a three-part community workshop series on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The series is designed to build a foundation for on-going learning related to diversity, race, bias, equity, and social justice. Topics include: Equity 101, Everyday Anti-Racism, and How to Have Conversations About Race, Bias, & Equity. Workshops occur March through June, with four opportunities to attend each topic. Weekday sessions are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening. A condensed two-session Saturday morning session is also available. Space is limited. Register early to secure a seat. Register online at Manchester DEI Training https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Kw8WJqfh5vJi7z or via phone at (860) 647-3089. Childcare is available for evening sessions only for toilet trained children age three and older. Advance registration at (860) 647-3089 is required for childcare. Contact Heidi@KJRConsulting with questions. Workshop Dates Equity 101 Workshop Mon., 3/25 - 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Manchester HS Wed., 3/27 – 9:00 AM – 12:00PM, Work_Space Wed., 3/27 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Work_Space Sat., 4/6 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Work_Space Everyday Anti-Racism Workshop Sat., 4/6 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Work_Space (combined with Equity 101 on the same date) Tue., 4/9 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Work_Space Wed., 4/10 - 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Manchester HS Thu., 4/11 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Eastside Resource Center Sat., 5/11 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Eastside Resource Center How to Have Conversations Tue., 5/14 – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Manchester HS Wed., 5/15 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Work_Space Tue., 6/4 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Work_Space Sat., 6/8 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Eastside Resource Center

10:00am [10:00am] Blood Drive Hosted by Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob's Discount Furniture and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Drive Details: Site: Bob's Discount Furniture Address: 434 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT, 06042 Room Name: 2nd floor lobby Date: Wed Apr 10, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00: PM Coordinator Name: Alissa Aguda Click here to make an appointment Come to give blood at our Bob's Discount Furniture Manchester blood drive on Wednesday April 10th and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones! Join the army of the living and be a real-life hero to patients in need. See terms at: rcblood.org/GoT The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program! Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

[1:00pm] Food Share
There is a mobile food share at New River Community Church,every other Wednesday from 1:00 - 1:30pm. This program provides primarily fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals & families in need. For more information, call New River Church at 860-648-2970 or Foodshare at 860-286-9999. Please bring your own bags.

6:00pm [6:00pm] Alzheimer’s Support Group
An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will be held at the Manchester Senior Center on the 2nd Wednesday each month. Any caregiver, family, friend or person affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s is welcome to attend. There is no charge. Call Ed Paquette at 860-647-3093 for more information.

[6:30pm] Author to Visit Library
Manchester Public Library Presents Nancy Palker, Writer Magic and Tragic Rosebud by Nancy Palker Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main Street It's 1973. Join a young woman from Connecticut who accepts her first nursing job with the U.S. Public Health Service and finds herself immersed in a culture very different from her own on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Nancy Palker relives the days of unrest on the Dakota reservation punctuated 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. No registration required. Free. Questions contact mdaiuto@manchesterct.gov or call at 860-645-0821 http://library.townofmanchester.org

[6:30pm] Make-It Art Workshops
Intro to Origami with Ben Parker. Learn about the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Program fee $32.00. Workshop meets 2nd Wednesday of every month.

[6:30pm] Town Wide Block Watch
All residents living in the Meadowbrook Area; Waddell Area; Strant Street Area; St. John Area; West Side Area and Bunce Drive Area: Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on East Middle Turnpike. We welcome new members to join our current members to learn about their respective neighborhoods in town. For more info, contact Officer Hughes, Community Relations, 860-645-5500, or email hughesm@manchesterct.gov