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Printed Contemporary Literary Criticism

posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:22 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 9:02 AM ]

In addition to our online access to literary criticism, the print Reference Section of our McIninch Library houses many volumes of Contemporary Literary Criticism from the Gale Group.  

We have 128 Volumes containing printed critical response with commentary on the works of contemporary writers from around the world, from novelists and philosophers to political leaders, arranged by time period or format. 

To target your research, there is now an online Gale literary index

Use this online index to look up the name of an author or work will tell you which of the Gale series discuss this topic. (Note that we do not own all of the Gale series or all of volumes listed in the index.)

2019 Flume Award

posted Dec 20, 2019, 9:13 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 2, 2020, 5:21 AM ]

What Is the Flume award?

The Flume award is a New Hampshire Teen Reader’s Choice Award.  

It is geared to high school students in New Hampshire.  

All NH Teens in grades 9-12 will be asked to vote for the nominated titles for the 2019 Flume award, which are shown here...

Have fun reading these books and be ready to vote for your favorite!  Find out more information about 

the Flume Teen Readers’ Choice Award


Flume Award


Winter Break Reading

posted Dec 17, 2019, 4:45 AM by Central Library   [ updated Dec 17, 2019, 6:18 AM ]

Hello, Central High School Students!  You are all encouraged to work on your reading/writing assignments specific to the content of your English course during the winter break.  

Although our school library will be closed during the break, the Manchester City Library, located at 405 Pine Street, is open and has many events scheduled which are free for all city residents.  Everyone is entitled to register for a free city library card to borrow library materials, such as books and DVD movies. 

Thank you for your continued reading and supporting our libraries.  We hope that you and your family enjoy the holiday break.

Google Docs How to create a Hanging Indent and 'Clear Format' button

posted Dec 11, 2019, 8:00 AM by Central Library   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 8:01 AM ]

Student access to Wi-Fi in Manchester schools reinstated

posted Dec 11, 2019, 7:53 AM by Central Library   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 7:53 AM ]

The Union Leader reports today that student access to Wi-Fi in Manchester schools has been reinstated.

Wish List

posted Dec 10, 2019, 7:57 AM by Central Library   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 6:51 AM ]

Show below are some books that are currently on our library’s “Wish List”.

We may have had them before, but currently we are “wishing” we had a copy!

Please consider donating a copy or two if you can… thanks!



Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

Cat’s Cradle

Alan Paton

Cry the Beloved Country

Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man

Chris Bohjalian


Jane Austen


David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars

Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon

Margaret Atwood


John Irving

The Cider House Rules

Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart

Chris Bohjalian

Trans-Sister Radio

How to Find the US History Database

posted Nov 19, 2019, 8:32 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 8:33 AM ]

  1. On this page, find the 'Library Links' navigation sidebar on left side of this website
  2. Click on ‘Digital Resources
  3. Scroll to the very bottom of the page

  4. Click on ‘American History Online’ Image

All paid databases require a username and password.
Enter the Username: mancentral and Password: l*********n

If you forget the password, sign in to your school Google account,

and click the following link: PASSWORDS FOR DIGITAL RESOURCES!

(this link is also available on the 'Digital Resources' page as well.)

No Student WiFi

posted Nov 14, 2019, 8:06 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

We have just learned that the InformationTechnology (IT) Department asked for and received approval from the School Board to disable all access to the Student WiFi.

Access will be disabled during a 30-day trial period.  In December, the IT Department will go back to the School Board and the next course of action for Student WiFi will be determined.

Until then student WiFi will be unavailable. As we find out any information, we will continue to update these Library Announcement pages.  Thank you.

CHS Welcomes Gloria Norris

posted Nov 12, 2019, 6:09 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 7:43 AM ]

On Wednesday, November 13th, the McIninch Library at Central High School is hosting Gloria Norris for the day.
As our English Department Head, Ms. Nacacch-Hoff, has announced:

On Wednesday, November 13, Central will be welcoming back one of its most distinguished alumna, Gloria Norris, renowned Hollywood screenwriter and author of the nationally acclaimed memoir of growing up in Manchester, KooKooLand. 

First, she is conducting a Master Class in Writing from 9-10:30am in the McIninch Library.  Then she will be speaking with students for two mods, though students will be attending only one, either E or F, again in the Library.  Some students may be participating in both the writing class and one of the later presentations.

Award-winning Books new to McIninch Library

posted Nov 4, 2019, 9:15 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 9:16 AM ]

Please stop by and see our display of new and current award-winning fiction books!

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