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From the Manchester City Library...

posted Jun 17, 2020, 8:33 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 17, 2020, 8:33 AM ]

Ms. Selma Naccach-Hoff

posted Jun 16, 2020, 2:30 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 16, 2020, 3:07 AM ]

Teacher, advocate, ambassador, legend: Ms. Naccach-Hoff

posted Jun 11, 2020, 8:58 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 11, 2020, 8:59 AM ]

Please enjoy the awesome article about Ms. Naccach-Hoff in Manchester's Ink Link. 

It is written by our Central Alum, David Scannell.

High School Graduations

posted Jun 10, 2020, 6:24 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 10, 2020, 6:24 AM ]

The Manchester School District has announced... "We will hold graduations for all four high schools at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium over two days later this month. Ceremonies for Memorial High School and Manchester School of Technology will be held on June 20, and ceremonies for Central High School and West High School will be held on June 27. Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must strictly limit tickets and insist that all attendees follow safety precautions. You can find more information about graduations here (that page will be updated)." 

Source: June 9 update from MSD communications via schoolmessenger email

The Oracle: Spring Issue

posted Jun 4, 2020, 8:31 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 4, 2020, 8:37 AM ]

The final issue of this year's ORACLE is attached, with thanks to Central student contributors and Karishma Manchanda, Editor-in-Chief.

The Oracle Spring 2020

Extended school year for some students

posted May 29, 2020, 8:48 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 29, 2020, 8:51 AM ]

The last day of school is scheduled for Monday, June 15th, however, students identified as qualifying for the extended school year programming (ESY) will continue their learning remotely this summer.

The district states that it is important to note, however, that ESY services are not designed to be a complete duplication of all services a student would receive during the school year.

Remote summer learning for ESY will take place July 6, 2020 through July 30, 2020 (4 weeks). During those weeks, high school remote sessions will take place on Monday through Thursday, from 7:45am - 11:15am.

Source: May 29 update from MSD communications via schoolmessenger email

Returning Chromebooks

posted May 28, 2020, 6:45 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 28, 2020, 6:45 AM ]

The Manchester School District has announced that "Schools have loaned a large number of Chromebooks to students since remote learning began. Graduating seniors and any students who are leaving the district must return the borrowed Chromebook. At the moment, we are not asking students who are returning to school in the fall to return borrowed Chromebooks.".

Source: May 28 update from MSD communications via schoolmessenger email

Filmmakers Contest

posted May 27, 2020, 10:01 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 27, 2020, 10:02 AM ]

Freedom and Unity Young Filmmakers Contest is open! Vermont and New Hampshire residents ages 10-30 are invited to submit a short film (12 minutes max) that explores the life and culture of the Green Mountain and Granite States.

The deadline to submit is June 15th and the date/details for the virtual screening, discussion and awards ceremonies are coming soon! The selected films also have a chance to screen on VERMONT PBS and at MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL! And did we mention that there is OVER $3500 in CASH PRIZES?

No film equipment? No experience? No Problem!

Visit to find resources about where to find equipment, how to plan your film and our rules and regulations this year!

And if you're looking for inspiration, check out our Youtube channel:

Questions? Contact us!


Learn more!

JoVE a digital resource for Science

posted May 20, 2020, 4:40 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 20, 2020, 4:40 AM ]

A free trial resource for Science content...


Regarding logging in - anyone with an email address can log in using google single sign-on.  Alternatively, students and staff can create a JoVE account.  Check out instructions on how to log in here

JoVE offers two distinct resources, JoVE Video Journal and JoVE Science Education

Our case studies have shown that JoVE:

  • Enables professional labs to train new scientists at least 20% faster
  • Reduces lab training time for students by up to 75%
  • Serves as a vital knowledge transfer platform linking labs around the world

Science Education

Educators and students use our innovative video collections in the JoVE Science Education Library to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

Video Journal

Our peer-reviewed journal combines high-quality video demonstrations of experiments with a detailed text protocol, allowing researchers around the globe to learn from each other easily and efficiently. This saves a lot of their time, money and laboratory resources. The fields covered include: Biology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Bioengineering, Engineering, Genetics, Cancer Research, Immunology and Infection, Chemistry, Behavior, Environment, Developmental Biology, and Biochemistry.

Ebsco Usage Statistics

posted May 19, 2020, 6:12 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 28, 2020, 9:04 AM ]

Looking at how our students and our faculty are using the Ebsco resources at Central, statistics show about 5% of our users are on a mobile device.  For operating systems of our desktop users, we are mostly split between Windows and ChromeOS. 

Our yearly timeline shows the highest login and search activity was performed in December with a monthly average user logins of 804. 

Coming a close second are the months of February and March, before and during our remote learning; both with monthly average user logins of over 500 for each month.  This seems to prove our library's successful strategy of using targeted, effective, digital resources on campus and off to ensure continuous learning.

Our most common Literary Reference Center search terms, used this year....

chs search terms


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