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online Salem reference material

posted Feb 13, 2019, 12:21 PM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 12:35 PM ]

At Central, one of our many 'Digital Resources' includes online Salem reference material, available both at school and off-campus.

Click on the image above for detailed information on how to access these Salem Databases.  You must be signed into a Manchester School District Google account in order to see the access information.

Salem History, Science, and Health reference material is easily accessed and searched.  The topics within these areas are detailed below:  

Salem History Database

·         Current Topics: Selected Essays from Salem Press to Help Explore Current Events

o    Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations

o    Treaties

·         Encyclopedia of American Immigration

o    Encyclopedia of American Immigration

·         Great Lives from History

o    Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions

·         Milestone Documents

o    Milestone Documents of World Religions


Salem Science Database

·         Encyclopedia of Global Resources

o    Encyclopedia of Global Resources

·         Forensic Science

o    Forensic Science


Salem Health Database

·         General Health

o    Genetics & Inherited Conditions

CHS Open House starts at 6pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019

posted Feb 8, 2019, 4:31 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 4:41 AM ]

The Class of 2023 Open House has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019.

6:00pm to 6:30pm    Clubs, Sports, and other organizations will be in the Cafeteria and available to present to families.

6:30pm to 6:50pm    The Principal will be welcoming and making introductions in McAllaster Hall located in the Practical Arts building.  

6:50pm to 8:30pm    Parents and students meet in the Library with Teachers, Guidance Counselors and representatives from our Special                                                 Education Programs.

Monday Jan. 28th - Semester Two

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:26 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:27 AM ]

Bell Schedule 1st Day of 2nd Semester 

ADVISORY 7:45  -  8:00

Mod A         8:04  -   8:51

Mod B         8:55  -   9:46

Mod C         9:50  - 10:34

Mod D       10:38  - 11:26

Mod E       11:30  - 12:18

Mod F       12:22  -  1:10

Mod G         1:14  -   2:02

Mod H          2:06  -   2:53

Baraniak Family Donation

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:03 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:07 AM ]

McIninch Library Media Center

Manchester High School Central

207 Lowell Street

Manchester, NH 03104

On behalf of the McIninch Library Media Center and Manchester Central High School, we would like to thank the Baraniak family of Manchester, New Hampshire, for their kind donation of 151 hardcover books and 153 paperback books.

The Baraniak family have Central roots that run deep.   Eleanor Baraniak and her daughter, Kristin O’Brien, were beloved members of the English department for many years. In addition, Kristin and her siblings graduated from Central.  

The Baraniak’s kind donation of over 300 fiction, biography, memoir, and non-fiction books will keep the memory of Eleanor Baraniak alive at Central and in the hearts of those who taught with her.  Many of the books complement the curriculum and the donation truly enhances our collection for the Central community to enjoy.

Again, we thank the Baraniak family for the very generous donation.

Exams will be done over 3 days (Jan 23, 24, & 25)

posted Jan 9, 2019, 6:27 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd 

Thursday, Jan. 24th 

Friday, Jan. 25th 

7:45am - 9:30am   Mod A

7:45am - 9:30am   Mod C

7:45am - 9:30am   Mod E

9:45am - 11:30am Mod B

9:45am - 11:30am Mod D

9:45am - 11:30am Mod F

1:00pm - 2:45pm   Mod H

1:00pm - 2:45pm   Mod G

1:00pm - 2:45pm Make Up

(Make up can also can be done during other MODS as well)


Each exam mod will be an hour and forty five minutes long. 
The exam times will be:
7:45am - 9:30am
9:45am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:45pm

The number of exams are as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd  - 3 exams A, B, and then H
Thursday, Jan. 24th  - 3 exams C, D, and then G
Friday, Jan. 25th  - 2 exams E, F, and make up exam mod at 1:00.
                  (make up can also can be done during other Mods as well)

  • Students only need to attend Mods that they have exams for. 
  • Campus is closed during exams, but students can come and go from campus for the exams. 
  • Attendance will be taken in each Exam Mod. 
  • Buses will drop off and pick up at regular times. 
  • Cafeteria will be open for lunches to be served from 11:45 to 12:30.

Winter Break Reading from M.S.D.

posted Dec 14, 2018, 4:50 AM by Central Library   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 5:22 AM ]

     The Manchester School District recently released a letter to families regarding Winter Break Reading. Although there is no specific winter break reading challenge assignment for our high school students, the District is encouraging our school community to make time for reading during the winter break as we continue to support the effort to keep our students reading all year long.  As our Superintendent advocates, when one finds he or she has some extra down time, that is the perfect time for picking up a book.

     Furthermore, our school district would like to encourage students to visit the Manchester City Library on Pine Street.  If you haven’t already, please register for a library card, and attend any of the scheduled events at the library during the winter break.

     The Manchester School District thanks you in advance for your support and participation in the Winter Break Reading Challenge. We all hope that you and your family enjoy the holiday break!

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Food Pantry

posted Nov 27, 2018, 9:52 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 9:55 AM ]

Central's Key Club and Mrs Lariviere, the advisor of the Key Club, have been working diligently to open a food pantry for any students in need here at Central. 

The pantry will be located at Central in our new cafe (way in the back) where the Key Club office is located.

We will be open every Friday after school from 3pm-3:30pm to allow students to stop in to pick up food for the weekend.

Anyone wishing to donate non-perishable food items may do so in Guidance with Mrs. Lariviere. 

Any students who would like to take some food home for themselves, or their families, may pick up what they need from the new food pantry on Fridays after school from 3pm-3:30pm.

Physical Science Resources for Freshmen

posted Nov 14, 2018, 5:16 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 8:33 AM ]

Thanks to Mr. Marc Sullivan, we recently received a donation of physical science non-fiction books (see photo below). 


One of the books, The Elements: the building blocks of the universe comes with an accompanying 'Digital Companion' book Elements Collector accessed online.  You may download or print pages from this ebook if you wish.  .  


So, please feel free to check out these books, either in the library or online, and let us know which format you prefer!


Free Audio Books Online

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:31 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 6:39 AM ]

Over the summer, the Manchester School District directed our high school students to read a book which the District announced was available in several formats on the Project Gutenburg site.  Please see our library announcement about Project Gutenburg. 

In addition to being able to read books online for free on many websites like Project Gutenburg, there are also many free audio books which allow you to listen to books being read.

Here are some popular sites offering free audio books…


PSAT testing day - attendance in the library

posted Oct 9, 2018, 6:53 AM by Central Library   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 7:09 AM ]

If your class has been moved to accommodate the PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 10th,
please report to the library for your class and/or daily attendance to be taken.  Thank you!

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