Mattapoisett Free Public Library

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


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Wednesday July 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Fun  
   

Each Wednesday during the summer program, LEGO enthusiasts gather at the LEGO table in the Children's Room to enjoy the latest LEGO challenge. Dig in and build!

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Virtual Reality Demonstration  
    Contact:    5087584171   
   

Students age 10 and up are encouraged to sign up for the Virtual Reality Demo. Explore strange new lands, build fantastic contraptions, and start your Jedi training in a fully immersive 360 virtual environment, with the Brookline Interactive Group. There are still some seats left and registration is required.

   4:30 PM Free Movies- How to Train Your Dragon  
   

FREE MOVIES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Movie: How to Train Your Dragon--Bring your own snacks and enjoy a movie at the library before the Band Concerts at the Gazebo! Children under 8 must bring an adult.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-in Chess Club  
   

Drop-in weekly Chess Club--all ages and abilities welcome--we provide chess boards, come and play a game!


Thursday July 27, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Summer Reading--Drop in Storytime  
   

Drop in for 30 minutes of stories with the children's librarian--stop by the children's department afterward for drop-in crafts and activities!  All ages, no registration required.


Friday July 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Talker Group--grades 2-4  
   

Please read the book ahead of time (check out a copy with your library card) and then join us for discussion & activities!  Please register at the library, for grades 2-4.

We will be discussing Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami

   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 July 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cardboard Engineers  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Listen to a story and then work as a family to build a fabulous creation out of recycled materials--all materials provided! Please Register.


Tuesday August 1, 2017
   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 August 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Fun  
   

Each Wednesday during the summer program, LEGO enthusiasts gather at the LEGO table in the Children's Room to enjoy the latest LEGO challenge. Dig in and build!

   4:30 PM Free Movies- ZOOTOPIA  
   

FREE MOVIES EVERY WEDNESDAY!  Movie: ZOOTOPIA --Bring your own snacks and enjoy a movie at the library before the Band Concerts at the Gazebo! Children under 8 must bring an adult.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-in Chess Club  
   

Drop-in weekly Chess Club--all ages and abilities welcome--we provide chess boards, come and play a game!


Thursday August 3, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Summer Reading--Drop in Storytime  
   

Drop in for 30 minutes of stories with the children's librarian--stop by the children's department afterward for drop-in crafts and activities!  All ages, no registration required.


Friday August 4, 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.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Talker Group--grades 4-6  
   

Please read the book ahead of time (check out a copy with your library card) and then join us for discussion & activities!  Please register at the library, for grades 4-6.

We will be discussing Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King.


Wednesday August 9, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Collecting and Caring for Costume Jewelry  
   

Collector Marie Rottler will present a program on costume jewelry for the public. Learn the ins and outs of collecting and how to care for your pieces in advance of the Friends Jewelry Sale on Saturday, July 12th. Marie will answer all questions, but sorry--no appraisals.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Drop-in Chess Club  
   

Drop-in weekly Chess Club--all ages and abilities welcome--we provide chess boards, come and play a game!


Thursday August 10, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Summer Reading--Drop in Storytime  
   

Drop in for 30 minutes of stories with the children's librarian--stop by the children's department afterward for drop-in crafts and activities!  All ages, no registration required.


Friday August 11, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Ice Cream Social Dance Party  
   

Readers who logged reading hours for 2 or more weeks with us during the summer program are invited to the library to enjoy some FREE ice cream and listen to some live music performed by extra-special musical guest, Rolie Polie Guacamole Band!  Let's celebrate a great summer!  **Raffle prize winners in our summer reading program will be drawn during the party, attendance is not required to win prizes.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Members Friends of the Library Jewelry and Accessories Member Preview Sale  
   

 Preview Sale for Friends only on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Sign up to become a member and get a first look at all the gems and baubles. Great for crafters!


Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friend's Jewelry and Accessories Sale  
   
The Friends are now accepting donations for the Jewelry and Accessories sale every day during regular library hours. Any and all jewelry (even broken pieces), scarves, hats, handbags, belts, etc. are welcome. The sale will take place on Saturday, August 12th from 10 am to 4 pm. There is a Preview Sale for Friends only on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Sign up to become a member and get a first look at all the gems and baubles. Great for crafters!
 

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Years Between the Wars 1918-1939  
   

Historian Seth Mendell is back this summer with a six-part lecture series "The Years Between the Wars, 1918-1939, " which will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15th and continue for consecutive Tuesday evenings until September 19th. The series will cover the events of the period and the reactions of England, France, and the United States as the structure established by the Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles crumbled, sending Europe and the world into another war. Attend one or all of these fascinating talks.


Wednesday August 16, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Photography of Heather Hobler  
   

Local photographer Health Hobler will present a program and slides of her beautiful local photography, which will also be on exhibit in the library reading room soon. She has recently exhibited at the Deedee Shattuck Gallery and at other locations. Not to be missed.


Thursday August 17, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Thoreau Bicentennial  
   

Celebrate the Thoreau Bicentennial with readings at the Munroe Property. Co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Land Trust.


Monday August 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Solar Eclipse 2017  
   

On August 21, 2017 a  total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental U.S. for the first time in almost 40 years! Roger Menard, member of the Astronaut Society of Southern New England, will be at the library to present a brief video, slides and an interactive demonstration of how the eclipse occurs. He'll answer questions about how the eclipse will look for us here and how best to view the eclipse safely. Attend the program and receive a FREE pair of eclipse safety glasses! Please REGISTER at the library.


Tuesday August 22, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Years Between the Wars 1918-1939  
   

Historian Seth Mendell is back this summer with a six-part lecture series "The Years Between the Wars, 1918-1939, " which will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15th and continue for consecutive Tuesday evenings until September 19th. The series will cover the events of the period and the reactions of England, France, and the United States as the structure established by the Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles crumbled, sending Europe and the world into another war. Attend one or all of these fascinating talks.


Thursday August 24, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


Tuesday August 29, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Years Between the Wars 1918-1939  
   

Historian Seth Mendell is back this summer with a six-part lecture series "The Years Between the Wars, 1918-1939, " which will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15th and continue for consecutive Tuesday evenings until September 19th. The series will cover the events of the period and the reactions of England, France, and the United States as the structure established by the Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles crumbled, sending Europe and the world into another war. Attend one or all of these fascinating talks.


Wednesday August 30, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fabric Speaks!  
   

Banners: their purpose and design with Designers Charlotte Purrington and Penny Brewer.


Thursday August 31, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


Tuesday September 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Years Between the Wars 1918-1939  
   

Historian Seth Mendell is back this summer with a six-part lecture series "The Years Between the Wars, 1918-1939, " which will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15th and continue for consecutive Tuesday evenings until September 19th. The series will cover the events of the period and the reactions of England, France, and the United States as the structure established by the Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles crumbled, sending Europe and the world into another war. Attend one or all of these fascinating talks.


Thursday September 7, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


Tuesday September 12, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Years Between the Wars 1918-1939  
   

Historian Seth Mendell is back this summer with a six-part lecture series "The Years Between the Wars, 1918-1939, " which will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15th and continue for consecutive Tuesday evenings until September 19th. The series will cover the events of the period and the reactions of England, France, and the United States as the structure established by the Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles crumbled, sending Europe and the world into another war. Attend one or all of these fascinating talks.


Thursday September 14, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


Tuesday September 19, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Years Between the Wars 1918-1939  
   

Historian Seth Mendell is back this summer with a six-part lecture series "The Years Between the Wars, 1918-1939, " which will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15th and continue for consecutive Tuesday evenings until September 19th. The series will cover the events of the period and the reactions of England, France, and the United States as the structure established by the Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles crumbled, sending Europe and the world into another war. Attend one or all of these fascinating talks.


Thursday September 21, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


Thursday September 28, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Book & Tech Walk and Talk  
   

Join the Library Director in a walk from the library to Ned's Point and back, while we discuss books we are reading, tech issues, current trends in libraries, etc. Anyone can participate. Just show up with your walking shoes on, Continues through September.


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