Mattapoisett Free Public Library

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


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Thursday October 1, 2020 -  Saturday October 31, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Story Walk: Vote for Me!  
   

In anticipation of the upcoming election, enjoy our October Story Walk with the book, "Vote for Me" by Ben Clanton, a humorous look at the electoral process.


Thursday October 1, 2020 -  Saturday October 31, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Projects To Go: Candy Constellations  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

This is the third month for the successful STEAM Projects To Go! STEAM Projects To Go are created for busy teens, grades 6 to 12, who still want to engage with library programming and their community. This month's project will explore astronomy and teens will be recreating popular constellations with candy. Further, it will inspire teens to take it one-step further with a list of extension projects.

Each Steam Project To Go includes: supplies needed for the project, instructions, information about the theme, a library book related to the theme, and ideas for more projects.  You can register at any time between now and the end of October. Once you have registered, you will be contacted to arrange pick up (library card required). If there is no spots left, please register for the waiting list.

Please contact Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org or call the library for more information. All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 


Wednesday October 14, 2020 -  Saturday November 14, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Adult Take and Make: Mini Spider Pumpkins  
    Contact: Robbin Smith   5087584171   rsmith@sailsinc.org
   

Fall is finally in the air, with Halloween around the corner, colorful foliage making its appearance, apples ready to be picked & baked into pies, and pumpkins to be displayed or carved. The Mattapoisett Library has prepared a simple craft in a bag for you to enjoy at home and celebrate the season.  Sign up for the Adult Take and Make Spider Web Mini Pumpkin Craft to add to your Halloween display or decorate your table. 

Suggested age:  Adult. There are twelve bags available and we’ll contact you to make an appointment to pick up yours.

 


Thursday October 22, 2020 -  Saturday October 31, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Curbside Craft: Yarn Mummy  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   
*Online registration begins October 22nd -- we'll contact you to Schedule a pick-up time
*We prepare a simple craft in a bag for you to enjoy at home!
*Suggested Age : 3+

Tuesday October 27, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Outdoor Places to Enjoy: A Mattapoisett Land Trust Virtual Presentation  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   5087584171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Join members of the Mattapoisett Land Trust for a look at great places around Mattapoisett to hike and enjoy the great outdoors.  Get details about Land Trust properties and tips for hitting the trails while the weather is good! Members of the Education Committee and the MLT Board will talk about the properties while participants look at trail maps and view photos taken by members. You’ll get a great sense of what you can find as well as useful tips for hitting the trails.  The presentation will also feature a snippet of a podcast project by student Liam Waldron that was recently completed and will be available on the MLT site, mattlandtrust.org.

Registration is required to get the Zoom meeting information.  Please contact Jennifer Jones at jjones@sailsinc.org with questions.  Zoom information will be sent the day before the presentation. This program is part of the Purrington Lecture Series, a presentation of the Mattapoisett Library Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to expanding the role of the library in the community.


Wednesday October 28, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on Wednesday mornings for a live story time on ZOOM.  Will include songs, stories and fingerplays.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Online registration required.


Thursday October 29, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Darcy H. Lee: Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   5087584171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Darcy H. Lee, author of Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts, will talk about her book via Zoom on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Plymouth is known worldwide as "America's Hometown," landing place of the Pilgrims in 1620 and home of the first Thanksgiving. But the real story of the town is a tale of grim beginnings, plague, desperation, massacre, murder and fear. A ghostly Victorian couple is known to wander Burial Hill. A shocking crime on Leyden Street, one of the oldest streets in America, still haunts the area. The crew of the brigantine General Arnold, trapped offshore during an icy eighteenth-century blizzard, are suspected to haunt not one but three locations. Author Darcy H. Lee exposes the haunting acts that lie beneath Plymouth's cherished history.

Darcy H. Lee is the Executive Director of Samaritans of FR/NB, Inc. Most recently, she was the Director of Development at the Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts.  Lee started her career at the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation in Boston, going on to work as Press Aide to United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy, after which she worked in fundraising for different organizations including Clark University, Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts and Pilgrim Hall Museum. She also served the Plymouth region as Executive Director of Mayflower RSVP, the county’s Senior Corps volunteer agency.

Lee is also the author of two books - the IPPY Silver Medal Award Winner, Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist and International Book Awards Finalist Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts (2017) and The Fantastic, Fabulous, Funny, and Factual Follies of a Facebook Friend (2010).

Lee serves on the board of the Mattapoisett Historical Society, the Fall River Area Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and the Rotary Club of Fall River. She is a member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Lee is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Southcoast and is a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International.  Lee has a BA in history from Marymount College at Fordham University and lives in southeastern Massachusetts.

Registration is required for you to receive the Zoom meeting information.  Zoom information will be sent the day before the presentation. You can register by sending an email to mfpl@sailsinc.org or by completing the registration form on our online calendar of events. Call the library at (508) 758-4171 or email to mfpl@sailsinc.org if you have questions.  This program is part of the Purrington Lecture Series, a presentation of the Mattapoisett Library Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to expanding the role of the library in the community.

   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM Challenge TRIVIA  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   
Get into the game.  Find your pod of people (suggested groups of 3 to 6), grab a smart phone, a computer and plug into a night of FUN trivia for the whole family.  Hosted by the Trivia Brothers, two talented individuals , bring a great event that everyone can enjoy right into your home.  
 
Register your group ahead of time on our events page so you can receive the ZOOM code you need to join the event.  The "doors" open at 6:45 pm and the game starts at 7 pm. 
Appropriate for all ages.  
 
This event is funded by the Mattapoisett Cultural Council.  Thank you.

Saturday October 31, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Craft and Treat Bags  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Like everything else this year, the holidays are going to be different but we wanted to make up a little "trick or treat" for the kid's to take home.  Register online during October and then stop by on Saturday morning, October 31 to pick up your bag.  If you wear a costume and get your picture taken for our Facebook page , you can enter our raffle for a special prize. 


Sunday November 1, 2020 -  Monday November 30, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Projects To Go: Paper Dragons  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

STEAM Projects To Go are created for busy teens who still want to engage with library programming and their community. Each month there will be a new STEAM project and theme. This month's project will explore aeronautics-- the study of flight. The project will be to recreate a paper dragon in the form of a glider. Further, it will inspire teens to take it one step further with a list of extension projects.

Each Steam Project To Go will include: supplies needed for project, instructions, information about the theme, a library book related to the theme, and ideas for more projects.

If you are interested in getting a STEAM to go project, register at the library's website (mattapoisettlibrary.org) on the calendar or by calling the library. Once you have registered, you will be contacted to arrange pick up (library card required).


Tuesday November 3, 2020 -  Tuesday November 17, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Curbside Craft: Pasta Snail  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   
*Online registration begins November 3rd -- we'll contact you to Schedule a pick-up time
*We prepare a simple craft in a bag for you to enjoy at home!
*Suggested Age : 3+

Tuesday November 3, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM November Storywalk and STEAM Kit  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   
November Storywalk and Mayflower STEAM Challenge
 
Enjoy our November storywalk book, "In November" by Cynthia Rylant.  Then celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims landing at Plymoth Rock by completing our Mayflower STEAM challenge.  Children are given a variety of materials to see if they can make a boat that can hold 102 pilgrims (pennies) on water without sinking.  Pre-registration for STEAM kits begins, November 3rd and is available while supplies last.  Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Wednesday November 4, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on Wednesday mornings for a live story time on ZOOM.  Will include songs, stories and fingerplays.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Online registration required.


Thursday November 5, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM POSTPONED Get Grounded with Mindfulness Meditation  
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   508-758-4171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Join Jessica Webb, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and founder of Project Wheel House, a mindfulness outreach non-profit, as she leads a guided mindfulness meditation class for the community in front of the library.

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that re-directs our awareness or attention to things like the feeling of the breath in the chest or the sensations of our feet on the floor or the sound of a plane flying overhead. Over time, simply noticing these things happening inside you and around you reveals within each present moment a space that naturally causes us to respond instead of react to life’s ups and downs.

Registration is required. Chairs will be provided and assigned. Social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. For more information and to register, contact Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org, by calling the library, or visit our website.

This event will be held at another date and time TBA, due to the high risk of COVID-19 at this time. Please contact the library with any questions.


Thursday November 12, 2020
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Mad Science: Good Vibrations  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Students explore physics of sound transmission and creation. Concepts like vibration, frequency (pitch), sound waves, and even the transmission of sound waves a vacuum will all be addressed. Students will feel the sound of their own name, explore sounds made by simple household objects, and build their own simple instrument.

Registration required.Once you register online you will receive the code for the ZOOM meeting.
 
This is an interactive program.  You will need 2-3 metal spoons of different sizes, 4' - 5' of string, a plastic cup and 2 - 3 elastic bands to participate.  If you do not have theses items at home, please contact the library so that we can help you.

This program is funded by the Richard & Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.


Wednesday November 18, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Story Time with Miss Chris  
    Contact: Chris Matos   508-758-4171   cmatos@sailsinc.org
   

Join Miss Chris on Wednesday mornings for a live story time on ZOOM.  Will include songs, stories and fingerplays.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Online registration required.


Saturday November 21, 2020
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   5087584171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Through funds provided by the Mattapoisett Library Trust, ten families will be able to enjoy a virtual concert with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.  This month's presentation is:

Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C Minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35
Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22

 

Alexander Korsantia, Piano
Andrew Sorg, Trumpet
Yaniv Dinur, Conductor

 

Join us on November 21 as we safely place 22 musicians (strings and trumpet) plus Yaniv and Alexander on stage at The Z for a fantastic virtual performance of Shostakovich and Dvořák!

Shostakovich’s first Piano Concerto is an emotional roller coaster that begins in a restrained manner only to spiral out of control by the end. Written for the unusual instrumentation of piano, strings, and trumpet, the piece spans musical styles and includes quotations from folk songs, classical music, cabaret, and silent films. Winner of the 1995 Arthur Rubinstein Competition, Georgian pianist Alexander Korsantia joins the NBSO for this masterpiece. 

Somewhat of an antidote to Shostakovich, Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings is really a symphony for string orchestra. Written in only 12 days, it remains one of Dvořák’s most popular works and one of the pinnacles of romantic music.

To sign up for a virtual ticket, please use the register button and fill out the form.  You will get an email with concert information from the NBSO so you can listen.  If you have questions, contact Jennifer Jones at jjones@sailsinc.org.

The Mattapoisett Library Trust, Inc., founded in 2001, is a not-for-profit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) dedicated to expanding the role of the Library in the community.  The Trust underwrites new programs, enhances the collection, and enriches the Library environment in areas that are beyond the normal costs of the library. The Trust members fundraise to build the endowment and oversee the safeguarding of these funds.
 
Donations to the Mattapoisett Library Trust, Inc. may be sent to P. O. Box 475, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.  Please contact a member of the trust regarding gifts of stock and/or bequests to the endowment.

Tuesday January 5, 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.

   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.


Wednesday January 6, 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.


Thursday January 7, 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 January 8, 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.


Saturday January 9, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 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.


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