Mattapoisett Free Public Library

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


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Saturday May 27, 2017
   1:30 PM Lego Fun  
   

Every Saturday at 1:30 pm Lego enthusiasts meet at the library and create to their heart's content. The library has buckets of Legos, so drop by and join the fun!


Tuesday May 30, 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 May 31, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Come to the Chess Club every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm with chess instructor Jim Kegle. This group meets downstairs in the library. Children can start from the beginning or be more advanced. Ages 5 and up, and Adults too! Bring chess sets if you have one, but not necessary. Register by calling or visiting the children's department.


Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Breton, the Therapy Dog  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Come and meet our Therapy Dog Breton, a lovely Shih Tzu pup--he loves to hear you read to him! This program is open to any child, Pre-School and Kindergarten age,and their family adult. All elementary age children are welcome. Please register by phoning or visiting the library. Limited to 10 children.


Friday June 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-off Event  
   

Join us at the library as we kick off our Summer Reading Program 2017:  Build a Better World!  Watch Chip, balloon artist extraordinaire, BUILD a GIANT statue of SALTY THE SEAHORSE out of BALLOONS--right in the library!  While you watch, enjoy some crafts & activities and, if you haven't already done so,  sign up for this year's summer reading program...don't miss all the fun, reading & prizes this summer at the library!  


Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gatemen at the Library!  
   

Meet the players of the Wareham Gatemen Baseball Team! An informal clinic with the players, a Baseball Q & A, make a baseball card. Free for all ages. Please register for this event. Then on July 11, 18, and 25th, drop-in to meet a player, get an autograph, take a picture, read a story or do an activity!! All ages.


Wednesday June 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Fun  
   

Each Wednesday during the summer program, join us for an hour of LEGO fun--building challenges, LEGO games and creativity! Drop in, all ages

   4:30 PM Free Movies  
   

FREE MOVIES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Movie: HOOT --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 June 29, 2017
   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.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Fun  
   

Each Wednesday during the summer program, join us for an hour of LEGO fun--building challenges, LEGO games and creativity! Drop in, all ages

   4:30 PM Free Movies  
   

FREE MOVIES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Movie: Dolphin Tale--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. No movie on 7/12

   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 6, 2017
   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.


Saturday July 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fort-Building Families  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Listen to a story and then work as a family to build a fort in the library where you can read some books together ! All materials provided. Please register.


Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gatemen at the Library  
   

Visit with the players of the Wareham Gatemen Baseball team!!  Drop-in to meet a player, get an autograph, take a picture, read a story or do an activity!! All ages.


Wednesday July 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Fun  
   

Each Wednesday during the summer program, join us for an hour of LEGO fun--building challenges, LEGO games and creativity! Drop in, all ages

   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 13, 2017
   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.


Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gatemen at the Library  
   

Visit with the players of the Wareham Gatemen Baseball team!!  Drop-in to meet a player, get an autograph, take a picture, read a story or do an activity!! All ages.


Wednesday July 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Fun  
   

Each Wednesday during the summer program, join us for an hour of LEGO fun--building challenges, LEGO games and creativity! Drop in, all ages

   4:30 PM Free Movies  
   

FREE MOVIES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Movie: Free Willy--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 20, 2017
   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 21, 2017
     Computer Workshops with Rhode Island Computer Museum  
   

Smart Raspberry Pi Robots: 10am-noon- Learn how to program a robot using the Raspberry Pi Computer & complete team challenges! Ages 9+.

Makey-Makey Inventor's Workshop 1pm-3pm- Use a makey-makey circuit board to create your own keyboard from everyday objects! Includes bonus Minecraft play session. Ages 8+.

Please sign up for only one session. Limited to 15 students for each session.

These programs are funded by a grant from the Massachusetts and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.


Saturday July 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teddy Bear Picnic  
    Contact: Children's Department   508-758-4171   
   

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and pack a snack--listen to a story at the library, picnic-style! Decorate teddy bear cookies together (provided by us). Please register.


Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gatemen at the Library  
   

Visit with the players of the Wareham Gatemen Baseball team!!  Drop-in to meet a player, get an autograph, take a picture, read a story or do an activity!! All ages.


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

Each Wednesday during the summer program, join us for an hour of LEGO fun--building challenges, LEGO games and creativity! Drop in, all ages

   4:30 PM Free Movies  
   

FREE MOVIES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Movie: How to TrainYour 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
   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


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.


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

Each Wednesday during the summer program, join us for an hour of LEGO fun--building challenges, LEGO games and creativity! Drop in, all ages

   4:30 PM Free Movies  
   

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
   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
   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 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
   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.


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