Mattapoisett Free Public Library

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


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Friday September 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Saturday September 23, 2017
   11:00 AM S.T.E.A.M.- Kandinsky Circle Trees  
   

Fall 2017 Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead at the Library! - An art project for Kindergarten - 2nd grade with a family adult. Experience the artistic style of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky and apply his famous circle technique to a fun art project inspired by beautiful fall trees! FREE -- please register at the library.

   2:00 PM Poetry Reading with Barbara Siegel Carlson  
   
Poet and translator Barbara Carlson will be reading from her newly published collection "Once in Every Language" on Saturday, September 23rd at 2 pm. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library.
 

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, a 30 minute Nursery Rhyme Progam for children ages birth-2 years old. Children & their adult caregivers actively participate with rhymes, songs, instruments & puppets to foster early literacy skills. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Learn 3-D Printing  
   
 
Two 3-D Printing Academies have been scheduled for students age 10 and up. On either Saturday, September 16th from 2-4 pm or Tuesday, September 26 from 4-6 pm, learn to create designs and operate the library's 3-D printer. Limited spaces available so sign up with librarian Elizabeth Sherry esherry@sailsinc.org.
 
   6:30 PM Chess Club  
   
Join chess instructor Jim Kegle on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to learn chess skills and strategies. All abilities welcome. No registration necessary.
 
   6:30 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Wednesday September 27, 2017
   6:30 PM Author Holly FitzGerald Talk and Book Signing  
   

One of the hottest reads at the moment is Dartmouth resident Holly FitzGerald's harrowing memoir "Ruthless River: Love & Survival on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios."  The author will be talking about her harrowing honeymoon trip gone wrong and the sheer will to survive in dire circumstances. The intensity of her story is not to be missed. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

   6:30 PM Chess Club  
   
Join chess instructor Jim Kegle on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to learn chess skills and strategies. All abilities welcome. No registration necessary.
 

Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Twos and Threes  
   

A 30 minute storytime for toddlers age 2-3 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs & rhymes with the librarian. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting and Purling  
   

A weekly knitting group for both beginning and experienced knitters meets every Thursday at the library from 3 to 4 pm. Come by and ask for assistance getting started. You can even borrow needles and choose some wool. Experienced knitters are on hand to discuss patterns and share resources. Everyone is welcome.


Friday September 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Saturday September 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM S.T.E.A.M.- All Bottled Up  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Fall 2017 Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead at the Library! Science fun for Grades 3 - 6. What can you do with a water bottle? Lots of things! Experiment with the science behind bottle flipping, explore the density of liquids, create a tornado in a bottle and make your own groovy lava lamp! FREE--please register at the library.


Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, a 30 minute Nursery Rhyme Progam for children ages birth-2 years old. Children & their adult caregivers actively participate with rhymes, songs, instruments & puppets to foster early literacy skills. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   6:30 PM Chess Club  
   
Join chess instructor Jim Kegle on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to learn chess skills and strategies. All abilities welcome. No registration necessary.
 
   6:30 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   6:30 PM Chess Club  
   
Join chess instructor Jim Kegle on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to learn chess skills and strategies. All abilities welcome. No registration necessary.
 

Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Twos and Threes  
   

A 30 minute storytime for toddlers age 2-3 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs & rhymes with the librarian. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   1:00 PM Late Opening On Thursday, October 5th  
   
The Mattapoisett Library will open at 1 pm on Thursday, October 5th so that the library staff can attend a training to better serve the community. 
 
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting and Purling  
   

A weekly knitting group for both beginning and experienced knitters meets every Thursday at the library from 3 to 4 pm. Come by and ask for assistance getting started. You can even borrow needles and choose some wool. Experienced knitters are on hand to discuss patterns and share resources. Everyone is welcome.


Friday October 6, 2017
   10:30 AM Scrapbook Crop!  
   

Join us the First Friday of each month. Bring your photos, paper, tools, and supplies. Get inspiration from other croppers, share tools, chat, and have fun! All levels of scrapbooking experience are welcome! We will provide coffee, water and six foot tables to work on.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Fall 2017 Scholastic Chess Tournament K-12  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Mattapoisett Free Public Library Scholastic Chess Tournament! Students from K to 12 may play in own or higher age section. Everyone plays all 4 rounds, but small sections may only play 3 rounds. Trophies will be provided to the top 3 players in each section. Please bring a chess board and/or a chess clock if you have one!

Please register by 4:00 pm on Friday October 6th by calling or stopping by the library. FREE--no registration fee. Limited to the first 32 players to register.

 


Sunday October 8, 2017
   2:00 PM New Book Discussion Group  
   
Join other avid readers the second Sunday of each month in a new book discussion group facilitated by Bobbi Gaspar.  The next meeting will be held Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm. The group will be discussing "Still Life" by Louise Penny. Fiction and non-fiction titles will be read and discussed. Refreshments will be provided. Sign up and receive a copy of the book at the circulation desk.
 

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, a 30 minute Nursery Rhyme Progam for children ages birth-2 years old. Children & their adult caregivers actively participate with rhymes, songs, instruments & puppets to foster early literacy skills. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   6:30 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 3-D Printing for Adults  
   
On Tuesday, October 10th from 6:30 to 8 pm, adults are invited to earn how to use the library's 3-D printer to fix household items, create gardening tools, personalize items, and help students enhance school projects. Sign up with librarian Elizabeth Sherry esherry@sailsinc.org or visit the Liz at the Reference Desk.
 

Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Twos and Threes  
   

A 30 minute storytime for toddlers age 2-3 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs & rhymes with the librarian. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.


Friday October 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends' Used Book Sale  
   

Mark your calendars for the next used book sale to be held on Saturday, October 14th from 10 am to 1 pm. Donations are gratefully accepted any day the library is open. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Meet Breton!  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Meet Mattapoisett Library's Therapy Dog, Breton! Sit with Breton and listen to some stories, and make a dog-inspired craft! Learn about how you can set up 15-minute appointments with Breton during this school year to practice your reading skills! Lenore Everett and Breton will be at the Library for group storytimes and also for individual appointments. Group Storytimes with Breton every Second Saturday each month, please register at the library.


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, a 30 minute Nursery Rhyme Progam for children ages birth-2 years old. Children & their adult caregivers actively participate with rhymes, songs, instruments & puppets to foster early literacy skills. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   6:30 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Twos and Threes  
   

A 30 minute storytime for toddlers age 2-3 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs & rhymes with the librarian. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.


Friday October 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Saturday October 21, 2017
   11:00 AM S.T.E.A.M.- Science Stories  
   

Fall 2017 Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead at the Library! Science and Art exploration for Pre-school through Kindergarten with a family adult. Enjoy listening to some stories with the librarian and then do some hands-on science & art experiements! FREE-- please register at the library.

   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Lecture on Ghost Hunts  
   

Join the S.P.I.R.I.T.S of New England Paranormal Investigation Team for a look behind the scenes at ghost hunting. Lecture is open to all. Please sign up for this free program at the library.

   8:00 PM GHOST HUNT  
   

Ghost hunt with the S.P.I.R.I.T.S  of New England Paranormal Investigation Team. 20 brave souls will venture into the Mattapoisett Free Public Library in the dead of the night to investigate claims of ghostly activity. Strange events have been reported at the library for years...what will you find lurking in the shadow? Join us if you dare!! Ghost Hunt is limited to 20 people ages 12 and up. Please sign up for this free program at the library. Program runs from 8:00 pm - Midnight.


Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, a 30 minute Nursery Rhyme Progam for children ages birth-2 years old. Children & their adult caregivers actively participate with rhymes, songs, instruments & puppets to foster early literacy skills. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   6:30 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Twos and Threes  
   

A 30 minute storytime for toddlers age 2-3 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs & rhymes with the librarian. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.


Friday October 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.

   3:00 PM Tech Assistance  
   

Librarian Elizabeth Sherry is available to help those with smart phones, ereaders, iPads and other devices. Tech workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3 pm. Appointments can also be made by calling 508-758-4171. Learn how to manage your email, download library books, and other tasks.


Saturday October 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Halloween Party at the Library  
   

Listen to some spooky stories, make some crafts, enjoy activities & snacks. Best suited for grade 3 & younger, but all ages welcome--under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. FREE--please register at the library.


Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Triick or Treat Fun at the Library  
   

Trick-or-Treat at the Library & get a FREE BOOK! ALL DAY -- drop in! Stop by the library in your Halloween costume (or tell us about it even you aren't wearing it!). You can choose a "treat" -- a free book to keep!

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, a 30 minute Nursery Rhyme Progam for children ages birth-2 years old. Children & their adult caregivers actively participate with rhymes, songs, instruments & puppets to foster early literacy skills. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.


Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime for Twos and Threes  
   

A 30 minute storytime for toddlers age 2-3 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs & rhymes with the librarian. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.


Friday November 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

Perfect for children ages 3 - 5 years who are getting ready to go to school! Join the librarian for a half hour of stories & then enjoy an activity with your adult caregiver's help. Storytimes are drop-in and no registration is required.


Saturday November 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM S.T.E.A.M - Try It!: Quilling  
   

Fall 2017 Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead at the Library! An art technique for Grade 4 and older. Learn about Quilling: a technique that twirls thin strips of paper into fun designs and shapes. Make your own quilling masterpiece to take home! All materials provided. FREE--please register at the library.


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