Mattapoisett Free Public Library

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


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Friday January 1, 2021 -  Sunday January 31, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Projects To Go: Fishing for Ice  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

This month's project will explore the properties of matter-- anything that has mass and takes up space. The project will be to "fish" for ice. The project includes a list of extension projects to inspire teens to take it one step further.

Each Steam Project To Go includes: supplies needed for project, instructions, information about the theme, a library book related to the theme, and ideas for more projects. Active library card is required.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org or by calling the library.


Tuesday January 12, 2021 -  Thursday January 28, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Curbside Craft: Cardinal  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   
*Online registration begins January 12th -- we'll contact you to Schedule a pick-up time
*We prepare a simple craft in a bag for you to enjoy at home!
*Recommended for ages 3+

Tuesday January 12, 2021 -  Saturday January 30, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Storytime Kits  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Includes age appropriate books, activity sheet and a simple craft.  Recommended for ages 0 - 6.


Sunday January 17, 2021 -  Friday February 12, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Valentine's Day Take and Make Craft Kits for Adults  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   5087584171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Make a yarn wrapped wire word using yarn and chenille sticks.  This easy craft is a great decoration for holidays, gifts, or cards! We give you enough materials to make the craft at home using your own hot glue gun and glue sticks, with instruction provided by our new craft video tutorial resource, Creativebug! All you have to do is stop by and pick up a bag! You can register for one here, call the library, or email rsmith@sailsinc.org if interested.


Wednesday January 20, 2021 -  Wednesday May 19, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Saturday January 23, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons on Zoom  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Join us as we address the monstrous beast that is attacking innocent civilians, but be sure to keep a watchful eye out for there may be unexpected dangers lurking. Past players may return to their previous characters. New players are always welcome. New players may create their own character, but must be approved by the dungeon master and premade characters are available.  Recommended for ages 12 and up!


Tuesday January 26, 2021 -  Friday April 16, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Quahog Award Program  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   
   

The Quahog Award Program for 3rd thru 6th graders has gone virtual this year.  Find out more on our Quahog Webpage and sign up for prizes, activities, and special events.


Wednesday January 27, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Well-Read Wednesday Nonfiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   508-758-4171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for a Zoom discussion of the title Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane.  Listed on Time's Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, this book explores the layers of human history as coded in geologic time, from such places as the catacombs in Paris to the icy depths in Greenland.  Registration is required to get the Zoom link.  Copies of the book will be available for pick up upon request.  Send an email to jjones@sailsinc.org or call the library at 508-758-4171 for more information or to register.


Tuesday February 2, 2021 -  Tuesday February 16, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Curbside Craft: Chinese New Year  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   MattChildrens@sailsinc.org
   
*Online registration begins January 12th -- we'll contact you to Schedule a pick-up time
*We prepare a simple craft in a bag for you to enjoy at home!
*Recommended for ages 3+

Tuesday February 2, 2021 -  Sunday February 28, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Storytime Kits: Valentines  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   MattChildrens@sailsinc.org
   

Includes age appropriate books, activity sheet and a simple craft.  Recommended for ages 0 - 6.


Wednesday February 3, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Purrington Lecture Series: Julia Kelly, Author  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   5087584171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Join the Mattapoisett Library staff and author Julia Kelly via Zoom for a presentation of her new book, The Last Garden in England

International bestselling author Julia Kelly showcased her gift for sharing richly detailed stories and the power of friendships and womanhood in The Light Over London and The Whispers of War. This January, Kelly returns with a poignant and unforgettable tale of five women living across three different times whose lives are all connected by one
very special garden in THE LAST GARDEN IN ENGLAND (Gallery Books; Hardcover; on-sale January 12, 2021).

Julia Kelly is the award–winning author of books about ordinary women and their extraordinary stories. In addition to writing, she’s been an Emmy–nominated producer, journalist, marketing professional, and (for one summer) a tea waitress. Julia called Los Angeles, Iowa, and New York City home before settling in London. Readers can visit JuliaKellyWrites.com to learn more about all of her books and sign up for her newsletter so they never miss a new release.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, visit a local book store:

Newsbreak in New Bedford

Titcomb's in Sandwich

Eight Cousins in Falmouth

Barnes & Noble in Dartmouth

The library will get bookplates you can put into your own copy! 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to get the Zoom information.  Please register below or call the library at (508) 758-4171.

 

 


Saturday February 6, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons on Zoom  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Join us as we address the monstrous beast that is attacking innocent civilians, but be sure to keep a watchful eye out for there may be unexpected dangers lurking. Past players may return to their previous characters. New players are always welcome. New players may create their own character, but must be approved by the dungeon master and premade characters are available.  Recommended for ages 12 and up!


Wednesday February 10, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday February 17, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Saturday February 20, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons on Zoom  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Join us as we address the monstrous beast that is attacking innocent civilians, but be sure to keep a watchful eye out for there may be unexpected dangers lurking. Past players may return to their previous characters. New players are always welcome. New players may create their own character, but must be approved by the dungeon master and premade characters are available.  Recommended for ages 12 and up!


Wednesday February 24, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Well-Read Wednesday Nonfiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   508-758-4171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for a Zoom discussion of the title The Last Negroes at Harvard.  Registration is required to get the Zoom link.  Copies of the book will be available for pick up upon request.  Send an email to jjones@sailsinc.org or call the library at 508-758-4171 for more information or to register.


Thursday February 25, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Wednesday March 3, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday March 4, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Saturday March 6, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons on Zoom  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Join us as we address the monstrous beast that is attacking innocent civilians, but be sure to keep a watchful eye out for there may be unexpected dangers lurking. Past players may return to their previous characters. New players are always welcome. New players may create their own character, but must be approved by the dungeon master and premade characters are available.  Recommended for ages 12 and up!


Tuesday March 9, 2021
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Quahog Awards Program: Virtual Bingo  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   MattChildrens@sailsinc.org
   

Quahog Award Program participants, join us for a night of fun with your friends playing virtual Bingo. 

Look in your email for your invitation to the ZOOM link and print out Bingo cards attached. 

Get an extra bead, small prize and bead just for showing up.  Bingo winners will receive an extra gist.  All prizes are available for pick up at your library.


Wednesday March 10, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday March 11, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Wednesday March 17, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday March 18, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Saturday March 20, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons on Zoom  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Join us as we address the monstrous beast that is attacking innocent civilians, but be sure to keep a watchful eye out for there may be unexpected dangers lurking. Past players may return to their previous characters. New players are always welcome. New players may create their own character, but must be approved by the dungeon master and premade characters are available.  Recommended for ages 12 and up!


Wednesday March 24, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday March 25, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Wednesday March 31, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday April 1, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Wednesday April 7, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday April 8, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ZOO to You  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Hosted by Roger Williams Zoo, Wingmasters and RI Audobon, each ZOOM program starts with an educational video or professional presenter and introduces at least one live animal  All ages welcome.

 

  • February 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 4: Wingmasters "Birds of Prey"
  • March 11: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • March 18: RI Audobon: "Life Cycle of Frogs"
  • March 25: Roger Williams Zoomobile
  • April 1: Wingmasters "World of Owls"
  • April 8: Roger Williams Zoomobile

 

These programs are made possible with funds from the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee grant. Thank you.


Wednesday April 14, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Thursday April 15, 2021
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Quahog Family Move-N-Groove Night  
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Department   508-758-4171   MattChildrens@sailsinc.org
   
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.

Wednesday April 21, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday April 28, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday May 5, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday May 12, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday May 19, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday May 26, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on ZOOM for stories, songs, flannelgraphs and finger plays.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Pre-registration required.  Once you sign up you will receive a ZOOM code that allows you access to each session thru May.


Wednesday June 9, 2021
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Chess Lessons with Jim Kegle  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

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


Tuesday June 22, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytots  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

(Formerly Family Story Time) Includes stories, songs and a simple craft.  All ages are welcome.  No registration necessary.


Thursday June 24, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

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.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Meetup  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508 758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

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.


Friday June 25, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and Stories with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

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   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

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


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