Mattapoisett Free Public Library

7 Barstow Street, P.O. Box 475
Mattapoisett, MA 02739 -- (508) 758-4171

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Thursday February 11, 2021 -  Wednesday May 26, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171

Simple stories, songs and flannel graphs.  Recommended for ages 0 - 5.  Pre register and receive a ZOOM code that is good every Wednesday thru May.

Thursday April 1, 2021 -  Saturday April 17, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Creative Doodling  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171
Looking for a no stress way to practice some new drawing techniques?  Join us for a four week class, CREATIVE DOODLING to spark your creative imagination.  Here's how:
  1. Sign up online to receive a very basic "doodling kit". 
  2. Then link to our NEW online database of arts and craft's tutorials, Creativebug and work at your own pace to complete each week's chapter.  (Each chapter is divided into parts that last 5 to 15 minutes each with a maximum weekly time commitment of 40 minutes.) 
  3. Finally, join our weekly 30 minute meeting on Tuesdays at 4 pm to share some of your thoughts, questions, art work or just to meet up with friends. 
Pre-registration required. Participants must have a Mattapoisett Library Card in good standing. Recommended for ages 6 to 12 but all are welcome.

Thursday April 1, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM April Story Walk: Ada Twist Scientist  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   508-758-4171

Take a walk and read a story.  This story walk is funded by  the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.

Thursday April 1, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Take & Make Adult DIY Craft Kit: Tissue Paper Pompoms  
    Contact: Robbin Smith   5087584171

In this simple but cheerful project, you’ll learn to make large decorative tissue paper pompoms by going to a great recent database we have called Creativebug. We provide all the necessary supplies including a transcription of the instructions. Paper pompoms bring a colorful and textured floral touch to any celebration, especially weddings and parties or just hang them in your house or patio to remind you spring is coming!

Go to, click on econtent, and then choose creativebug. Create an account with your Mattapoisett Library barcode. You can then access the instructions by searching for “tissue paper pompoms” or going to

Instructor Courtney demonstrates how to create a gorgeous, oversized pompom from tissue paper, and also gives ideas for customizing color, shape and size. Kits are available starting April 1 until they are gone.  Then check out all the other great crafts available on the site!

Tuesday April 6, 2021 -  Tuesday April 20, 2021
     Curbside Craft: Garden Starter  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   508-758-4171

Make seedling pots from paper rolls.  While supplies last.  For ages 3 and up.

Tuesday April 6, 2021 -  Tuesday April 27, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM April STEAM Challenge: Kaleidiscopes  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   508-758-4171
Kaleidoscopes are all about reflecting light.  Pick up our STEAM kit and make magic happen.  While supplies last.  Recommended for children age 4 and up.
This kit is funded by  the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.

Monday April 12, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Take-Home Craft: Chemistry  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171
Calling Young Scientists!
Grades 3 to 7
Do you like to do science experiments? Make up potions? Watch a solution change colors? Launch rockets?

If so, please join the scientists at SEED, Inc. for a virtual program with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library! You can register to pick up a full science kit that will have all of the materials you need to perform 7 unique experiments at home. Each experiment involves a chemical reaction or a mixture and you’ll have a fun time exploring each one! You can follow along with the lessons using custom-made videos that guide you through how to use the materials for each experiment. Come have fun with science in the safety of your home! 

You can learn more about SEED, Inc. at or by following Twitter @Science_SEED and Facebook ScienceSEEDInc

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mattapoisett Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Tuesday April 13, 2021 -  Saturday April 24, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Earth Day Crafts  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   508-758-4171

Sign up for an Earth Day Crafts.  

Part of this kit is funded by  the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.

Thursday April 15, 2021
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Quahog Family Move-N-Groove Night  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Department   508-758-4171
ALL Quahog Award Participants join us for a NEW VIRTUAL program for families, that's called "Family Move-N-Groove" with Ooch!
Don't call it a dance program but more of a lesson in MOVEMENT that all members of the family can enjoy.  If you can walk, you can "move-n-groove" with Ooch. 
To all the Dads - YOU CAN DO THIS!!!  No skill required.
The goal of the program is to get the family up and moving together while learning a party line dance or two, a special body percussion rhythm (think STOMP), and my very own, funky creation.
This 45-minute experience will be full of fun, laughter and exercise.

Tuesday April 20, 2021
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Zoom Puppet Show with Leigh Baltzer  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   508-758-4171

Through Me To You Puppetry invites kids to join Newton for some story time fun!  Newton & his puppet friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids.  At the end of the show, the kids are invited to “unmute” and say hi to Newton.  Our half-hour Zoom show is geared to ages 3-6, but all are welcome!

Wednesday April 21, 2021
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Birds: Epic Adventures of a MA Bird Photographer  
    Contact: Robbin Smith   508-758-4171

Peter Christoph, award-winning bird photographer, will be giving a Zoom presentation called Birds: The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer on Wednesday, April 21 from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. It is given in conjunction with the Nasketucket Birding Club. 

Wednesday April 28, 2021
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Well-Read Wednesday Nonfiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   508-758-4171

The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II by Katherine Sharp Landdeck is the selection. Copies will be available upon request at the library. Email for more information or to reserve a copy.

Tuesday June 15, 2021 -  Tuesday August 17, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytots  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   508-758-4171

Includes stories, songs and a simple craft.  All ages are welcome.  Please register for ZOOM code.

Friday June 18, 2021 -  Friday August 20, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and Stories  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171

Simple stories and lots of songs and movement for all ages.

No registration necessary.

Tuesday September 14, 2021
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Read to Breton  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171

Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to our library dog, Breton.  Please contact library to sign up.

Wednesday September 15, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171

This storytime is for the little ones in your life.  Filled with rhymes, songs and short stories for ages 0 to 3.  Join us for Baby Meetup afterwards.

   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Chess Lessons with Jim Kegle  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171

Chess Lessons for children to adults.  30-minutes per session.  Please contact the library to sign up.

Thursday September 16, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Meetup  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508 758-4171

Are you a baby?  Are you an adult who takes care of a baby?  Come to Baby Meetup, where you can meet and play with other babies and adults.

Starts right after Mother Goose on the Loose in our toddler area.  Special sensory toys and snacks will be available.

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