MANCHESTER CENTER >> On Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., Manchester Community Library will host its first Poetry Salon. Poets from the local area and beyond are invited to come and read their work, and the community is invited to come and listen. The Community Poem will be read aloud with copies of it available. A reception will follow, giving everyone a chance to mingle and celebrate poetry. Email MCL at to reserve a place to read their 2-3 minute poem or poems.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the library to defray costs of the reception are gratefully accepted. MCL is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center. For more information, call 802-362-2607.