Category Archives: Newsletter

Do You Know What We Do?

Everyone knows that the library lends books and periodicals and DVDs. Most people know that librarians are trained researchers and can help patrons with all sorts of questions. The people of Manchester and environs also know that the Mark Skinner Library is the host of the area’s First Wednesday lecture series as well as a […]

Practice a Foreign Language @ MSL

Sprechen sie deutsch? Parlez-vous français? Habla espanol? Brush up on your foreign language conversation skills at Mark Skinner Library. Burr and Burton Academy, Maple Street School, and MSL are teaming up again to host conversation groups in German, French, and Spanish.Please note the following schedules: German: one meeting per month October – May. First Tuesday of the […]

October 2 is the First Wednesday, but not the Last

In 2002 the Mark Skinner Library was not the first Vermont library to sign up to host the First Wednesdays lecture series. In fact, it was one of the last to join the nine Vermont libraries hosting First Wednesdays. Former MSL Library Director, Ellen Boyer remembers that it took some encouragement from the Vermont Humanities […]

The New Board President’s View of the Future Part 2

Asked how her work experience will help her with her new position, Linda McKeever revealed that her management jobs often included supervising building projects and putting together office space; hard hats and blueprints are nothing new to her. These experiences and skills will serve her well as she presides over the building of the new […]

The Party’s Over

The Mark Skinner Library’s annual book sale took place on August 9-11 in the former Bank of Bennington. The people of Manchester, having donated boxes of books and media, came out to support the sale. More than forty people lined up at the bank’s back door on Friday evening to attend the Preview Party and […]