Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

http://www.mansfieldlibraryma.com  |  508-261-7380

Monday May 2, 2022 - Friday May 27, 2022

Join us for our 7th annual Books in Bloom month long event! Stop by the library to check out beautiful book displays that are "blooming" to life and vote for your favorite display! Book displays can be seen throughout the library for the month of May and are designed by library staff and the Mansfield Garden Club! Also don’t forget to enter to win a raffle basket!

All winners will be announced on Friday, May 27th. 

Several of our monthly recurring programs will have “special” floral themes, including our Mystery Book Club discussion of The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell!! Our monthly Spice Club will also have a “floral” theme! We will offer dried hibiscus and two recipes!

 

Special events during Books in Bloom will include a special parent/child Rainbow Willow Tree Painting class, a Take & Make projects for teens and adults, a virtual Author Talk with author Weina Dai Randel, who will discuss her book, The Last Rose of Shanghai, a special IN PERSON program, A Walk Through the Garden with Eleanor Roosevelt and a virtual Lotus Lantern workshop! Don’t forget that space is limited for these programs!

Don’t Forget…

Our friends, the Garden Club of Mansfield, are also having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Mansfield Town Hall parking lot.
This event will happen RAIN or SHINE!

Join us for our 7th annual Books in Bloom month long event! Stop by the library to check out beautiful book displays that are "blooming" to life and vote for your favorite display! Book displays can be seen throughout the library for the month of May and are designed by library staff and the Mansfield Garden Club! Also don’t forget to enter to win a raffle basket!

All winners will be announced on Friday, May 27th. 

Several of our monthly recurring programs will have “special” floral themes, including our Mystery Book Club discussion of The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell!! Our monthly Spice Club will also have a “floral” theme! We will offer dried hibiscus and two recipes!

 

Special events during Books in Bloom will include a special parent/child Rainbow Willow Tree Painting class, a Take & Make projects for teens and adults, a virtual Author Talk with author Weina Dai Randel, who will discuss her book, The Last Rose of Shanghai, a special IN PERSON program, A Walk Through the Garden with Eleanor Roosevelt and a virtual Lotus Lantern workshop! Don’t forget that space is limited for these programs!

Don’t Forget…

Our friends, the Garden Club of Mansfield, are also having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Mansfield Town Hall parking lot.
This event will happen RAIN or SHINE!

Friday May 20, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One on One Computer Tutoring

Need help brushing up on your computer skills? The Mansfield Public Library is now offering one-on-one, 30 minutes computer tutoring sessions the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month starting at 10:30 AM. In these sessions, patrons can get help setting up and using an email account, using an eReader or smartphone, working in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, utilizing the Library catalog, renewing and reserving books online, and learning about the library's online resources. Registration Required.

Space is limited.
To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at (508) 261-7380.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Area

Need help brushing up on your computer skills? The Mansfield Public Library is now offering one-on-one, 30 minutes computer tutoring sessions the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month starting at 10:30 AM. In these sessions, patrons can get help setting up and using an email account, using an eReader or smartphone, working in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, utilizing the Library catalog, renewing and reserving books online, and learning about the library's online resources. Registration Required.

Space is limited.
To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at (508) 261-7380.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Tuesday May 24, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Garden Walk with Eleanor Roosevelt

As part of the Books in Bloom month-long event, the Mansfield Public Library is so happy to welcome educator and historian Carol Cohen for her IN-PERSON program,  A Garden Walk With Eleanor Roosevelt.
It is the summer of 1949.  Eleanor Roosevelt is hosting a  garden picnic at her home in Hyde Park where she is recognizing contributions to the Victory Garden effort during World War.

The interactive program includes both first person portrayal and lecture. Following an “up close  visit” with Eleanor participants will learn about Victory Gardens past, present and future via an informative, visually enhanced powerpoint lecture.”

This program is free and open to all. Registration required.



 


"Carol Cohen has spent her life dedicated to teaching and learning. Carol is on the faculty of Lesley University Graduate School of Education where she teaches Social Studies Methods, Literacy and Practicum Seminar. Carol offers Professional Development Workshops and Tours as well as lectures for children and adults.   

In Carol’s  popular “An Evening with Eleanor Roosevelt” presentation she uses a combination of portray and primary sources to give audiences a glimpse into the life of the First Lady of the World.    
With her educational consulting company Now Voyager Education she presents In-School field trips in elementary and middle schools throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.  

Although history and geography is her Carol’s  area of expertise, theater is her passion. Carol is a firm believer that learning at any age is greatly enhanced through the arts. She utilizes her over three decades working in theater to make  all of her courses, workshops and lectures come alive. 

​Carol, a native New Yorker, has made her Massachusetts her home for the past 40 years. Her sons Ben and Lee are constantly teaching her about  life and learning."
LOCATION: Meeting Room

As part of the Books in Bloom month-long event, the Mansfield Public Library is so happy to welcome educator and historian Carol Cohen for her IN-PERSON program,  A Garden Walk With Eleanor Roosevelt.
It is the summer of 1949.  Eleanor Roosevelt is hosting a  garden picnic at her home in Hyde Park where she is recognizing contributions to the Victory Garden effort during World War.

The interactive program includes both first person portrayal and lecture. Following an “up close  visit” with Eleanor participants will learn about Victory Gardens past, present and future via an informative, visually enhanced powerpoint lecture.”

This program is free and open to all. Registration required.



 


"Carol Cohen has spent her life dedicated to teaching and learning. Carol is on the faculty of Lesley University Graduate School of Education where she teaches Social Studies Methods, Literacy and Practicum Seminar. Carol offers Professional Development Workshops and Tours as well as lectures for children and adults.   

In Carol’s  popular “An Evening with Eleanor Roosevelt” presentation she uses a combination of portray and primary sources to give audiences a glimpse into the life of the First Lady of the World.    
With her educational consulting company Now Voyager Education she presents In-School field trips in elementary and middle schools throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.  

Although history and geography is her Carol’s  area of expertise, theater is her passion. Carol is a firm believer that learning at any age is greatly enhanced through the arts. She utilizes her over three decades working in theater to make  all of her courses, workshops and lectures come alive. 

​Carol, a native New Yorker, has made her Massachusetts her home for the past 40 years. Her sons Ben and Lee are constantly teaching her about  life and learning."
LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday May 25, 2022

Stop by the Youth Room and pick up a Take & Make craft kit! Recommended for ages 3 and up. While supplies last, first come, first serve. 

Stop by the Youth Room and pick up a Take & Make craft kit! Recommended for ages 3 and up. While supplies last, first come, first serve. 

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kindles and eBooks With Kristen

Do you have questions about downloading eBooks to your Kindle Fire or Kindle Paperwhite?  Then come in to the library for some in-person help!  Stop by on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, beginning on April 13th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm.  Bring your Kindle and your questions! Walk-ins welcome!


To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at (508) 261-7380.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Area

Do you have questions about downloading eBooks to your Kindle Fire or Kindle Paperwhite?  Then come in to the library for some in-person help!  Stop by on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, beginning on April 13th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm.  Bring your Kindle and your questions! Walk-ins welcome!


To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at (508) 261-7380.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Thursday May 26, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lotus Lantern Virtual Workshop (Ages 13 and up)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
As part of our Books in Bloom month-long event, The Mansfield Public Library is excited to virtually host the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP), who will teach participants step by step how making a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and a pre-made wireframe. At the same time, the participants will learn about Korea’s unique history and culture. A short documentary film is played toward the end of the class. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! 1 kit per registration.

Registration is required for a kits and invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room. Registrants will receive the kit a few days before the virtual program.

Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room. Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
As part of our Books in Bloom month-long event, The Mansfield Public Library is excited to virtually host the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP), who will teach participants step by step how making a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and a pre-made wireframe. At the same time, the participants will learn about Korea’s unique history and culture. A short documentary film is played toward the end of the class. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! 1 kit per registration.

Registration is required for a kits and invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room. Registrants will receive the kit a few days before the virtual program.

Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room. Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Monday May 30, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

Thursday June 2, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Mystery Book Club - Transcription by Kate Atkinson

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion ofTranscription by Kate Atkinson.

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit, and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion ofTranscription by Kate Atkinson.

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit, and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday June 3, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One on One Computer Tutoring

Need help brushing up on your computer skills? The Mansfield Public Library is now offering one-on-one, 30 minutes computer tutoring sessions the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month starting at 10:30 AM. In these sessions, patrons can get help setting up and using an email account, using an eReader or smartphone, working in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, utilizing the Library catalog, renewing and reserving books online, and learning about the library's online resources. Registration Required.

Space is limited.
To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at (508) 261-7380.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Area

Need help brushing up on your computer skills? The Mansfield Public Library is now offering one-on-one, 30 minutes computer tutoring sessions the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month starting at 10:30 AM. In these sessions, patrons can get help setting up and using an email account, using an eReader or smartphone, working in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, utilizing the Library catalog, renewing and reserving books online, and learning about the library's online resources. Registration Required.

Space is limited.
To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at (508) 261-7380.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON Author Talk With Ted Reinstein

Mansfield Public Library is so excited to welcome back author Ted Reinstein for an IN PERSON discussion of his newest book, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier.

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947. This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

 

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed (Globe, 2016).

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.
For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Mansfield Public Library is so excited to welcome back author Ted Reinstein for an IN PERSON discussion of his newest book, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier.

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947. This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

 

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed (Globe, 2016).

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.
For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday June 8, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
eBooks and Kindles with Kristen

Do you have questions about downloading eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, or other device? 
Or, do you have questions about Libby or OverDrive?  Then make an appointment for some in-person help! 
Please call ahead to make an appointment for the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration Required.  Space is limited.  

To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at
(508) 261-7380.  
Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Area

Do you have questions about downloading eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, or other device? 
Or, do you have questions about Libby or OverDrive?  Then make an appointment for some in-person help! 
Please call ahead to make an appointment for the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration Required.  Space is limited.  

To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at
(508) 261-7380.  
Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Thursday June 9, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
It’s All Relative! Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club

Whether you are at the start of the journey into your family history and not sure where to begin, or you are a seasoned pro, this new genealogy club is for you! The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club is for those who have an interest in genealogy. We will discuss our own journeys in the fascinating and sometimes overwhelming areas of genealogy and share tips and tricks that have become useful along the way. At the first meeting, Reference Librarian Whitney Brown will also go over genealogy resources that the library has to offer, both print and digital!

The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club meets in-person on the second Thursday of the month. 
 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Certuse Room

Whether you are at the start of the journey into your family history and not sure where to begin, or you are a seasoned pro, this new genealogy club is for you! The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club is for those who have an interest in genealogy. We will discuss our own journeys in the fascinating and sometimes overwhelming areas of genealogy and share tips and tricks that have become useful along the way. At the first meeting, Reference Librarian Whitney Brown will also go over genealogy resources that the library has to offer, both print and digital!

The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club meets in-person on the second Thursday of the month. 
 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Certuse Room


Monday June 13, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Join our virtual book chat from your home monthly on the last Monday at 6:30pm!

Let's talk about books:

What are you currently reading?
What do you want to read?
Or
Let's just talk:
How are you doing?

This program is free and open to all. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

Join our virtual book chat from your home monthly on the last Monday at 6:30pm!

Let's talk about books:

What are you currently reading?
What do you want to read?
Or
Let's just talk:
How are you doing?

This program is free and open to all. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Tuesday June 14, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
NOAA Severe Weather/Weather Safety Program

Mansfield Public Library welcomes Meteorologist Bryce Williams of the National Weather Service for a presentation on sever weather and weather safety.

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Mansfield Public Library welcomes Meteorologist Bryce Williams of the National Weather Service for a presentation on sever weather and weather safety.

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday June 16, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Library Book Club - We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

This month's Library Book Club title is We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza.

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event–a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia.

But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend.

Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great ThingsWe Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship–a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.”  –from the Publisher

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

This month's Library Book Club title is We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza.

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event–a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia.

But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend.

Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great ThingsWe Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship–a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.”  –from the Publisher

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

Monday June 20, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH.

Tuesday June 21, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Social Security: Know Your Options

Mansfield Public Library welcomes local financial advisor Michael Graff for a 2-part, in-person financial literacy series.

In part 1 of the series, Michael will offer information on Social Security claiming options and the best time for you to file for benefits. Social Security represents the foundation of retirement income, and properly coordinating it with other income and asset sources is critical to establishing a retirement cash flow that will be sufficient to last throughout retirement. We will review the essential elements of the program, along with recent changes that need to be understood before filing for benefits.

The presentation's topics will include: How to properly file for Social Security benefits, how to maximize the amount you are eligible for, how to avoid the most common mistakes people make when claiming their benefits, collecting Social Security while you continue to work, taxation of Social Security benefits, and Social Security information for widows, widowers, and divorcees.


Mike is a veteran of more than 35 years in the financial services industry, beginning his career as a business broker and home mortgage professional. In 1986 he earned his life, accident, and health insurance license. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, holding a Series 65 Securities License, and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.

 

 

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Mansfield Public Library welcomes local financial advisor Michael Graff for a 2-part, in-person financial literacy series.

In part 1 of the series, Michael will offer information on Social Security claiming options and the best time for you to file for benefits. Social Security represents the foundation of retirement income, and properly coordinating it with other income and asset sources is critical to establishing a retirement cash flow that will be sufficient to last throughout retirement. We will review the essential elements of the program, along with recent changes that need to be understood before filing for benefits.

The presentation's topics will include: How to properly file for Social Security benefits, how to maximize the amount you are eligible for, how to avoid the most common mistakes people make when claiming their benefits, collecting Social Security while you continue to work, taxation of Social Security benefits, and Social Security information for widows, widowers, and divorcees.


Mike is a veteran of more than 35 years in the financial services industry, beginning his career as a business broker and home mortgage professional. In 1986 he earned his life, accident, and health insurance license. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, holding a Series 65 Securities License, and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.

 

 

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday June 22, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
eBooks and Kindles with Kristen

Do you have questions about downloading eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, or other device? 
Or, do you have questions about Libby or OverDrive?  Then make an appointment for some in-person help! 
Please call ahead to make an appointment for the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration Required.  Space is limited.  

To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at
(508) 261-7380.  
Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Area

Do you have questions about downloading eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, or other device? 
Or, do you have questions about Libby or OverDrive?  Then make an appointment for some in-person help! 
Please call ahead to make an appointment for the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Registration Required.  Space is limited.  

To book an appointment, please call the Reference Department at
(508) 261-7380.  
Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Altered Scenes Creative Writing Workshop (Grades 6 thru 12)

Mansfield Public Library welcomes journalist Sandra Churchill, who will run an awesome creative writing workshop for teens!

This workshop is a creative writing activity for teens, where they consider, discuss, and create
"altered scenes" from their favorite stories or novels. Teens will write their own scenes which change
the plot dynamics, dialogue, outcomes, scene development, and/or conflict in their chosen stories or
novels, and discuss how their changes impact their chosen works in myriad ways. Teens employ their
creative writing to align scenes to their preference as fans of favorite works, or explore the effects of
deliberate author changes throughout a given work.
Teens will be encouraged to share their work and provide constructive feedback to each other as well.


 


Sandra Churchill earned her Master's of Arts in Professional Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, and garnered over 25 years of journalism experience as a feature writer for regional newspapers, magazines, and parenting publications. She have authored two middle reader novels and two children's picture books, and has additional books in the works. For the homeschool community, She has designed and taught full-year creative writing courses for middle school and high school, in addition to creating and teaching "Create Your Masterpiece" writing and illustration courses for elementary students in local after-school enrichment programs.

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Certuse Room

Mansfield Public Library welcomes journalist Sandra Churchill, who will run an awesome creative writing workshop for teens!

This workshop is a creative writing activity for teens, where they consider, discuss, and create
"altered scenes" from their favorite stories or novels. Teens will write their own scenes which change
the plot dynamics, dialogue, outcomes, scene development, and/or conflict in their chosen stories or
novels, and discuss how their changes impact their chosen works in myriad ways. Teens employ their
creative writing to align scenes to their preference as fans of favorite works, or explore the effects of
deliberate author changes throughout a given work.
Teens will be encouraged to share their work and provide constructive feedback to each other as well.


 


Sandra Churchill earned her Master's of Arts in Professional Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, and garnered over 25 years of journalism experience as a feature writer for regional newspapers, magazines, and parenting publications. She have authored two middle reader novels and two children's picture books, and has additional books in the works. For the homeschool community, She has designed and taught full-year creative writing courses for middle school and high school, in addition to creating and teaching "Create Your Masterpiece" writing and illustration courses for elementary students in local after-school enrichment programs.

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Certuse Room


Thursday June 23, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Retirement Income Planning

Mansfield Public Library welcomes local financial advisor Michael Graff for a 2-part, in-person financial literacy series.

In part 2 of the series, Michael will talk about the process of understanding and calculating how much income you will need during your retirement years to support your desired retirement lifestyle. You will learn how to transition to retirement by creating passive income streams that are predicable, sufficient, and sustainable. There will be information on how to supplement income sources such as Social Security and pensions with your retirement savings and investments, developing strategies for a sustainable withdrawal rate. We will review goal setting to identify how to effectively fund your retirement ‘bucket list’ aspirations and create a plan to tap various accounts, taking into consideration inflation, taxes, healthcare costs, and life expectancy.


Mike is a veteran of more than 35 years in the financial services industry, beginning his career as a business broker and home mortgage professional. In 1986 he earned his life, accident, and health insurance license. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, holding a Series 65 Securities License, and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.

 

 

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT: Whitney K Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Mansfield Public Library welcomes local financial advisor Michael Graff for a 2-part, in-person financial literacy series.

In part 2 of the series, Michael will talk about the process of understanding and calculating how much income you will need during your retirement years to support your desired retirement lifestyle. You will learn how to transition to retirement by creating passive income streams that are predicable, sufficient, and sustainable. There will be information on how to supplement income sources such as Social Security and pensions with your retirement savings and investments, developing strategies for a sustainable withdrawal rate. We will review goal setting to identify how to effectively fund your retirement ‘bucket list’ aspirations and create a plan to tap various accounts, taking into consideration inflation, taxes, healthcare costs, and life expectancy.


Mike is a veteran of more than 35 years in the financial services industry, beginning his career as a business broker and home mortgage professional. In 1986 he earned his life, accident, and health insurance license. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, holding a Series 65 Securities License, and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended in order to receive an email reminder the day of the event.

 

 

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact the Reference Department, at (508) 261-7380 ext. 3 or email mansfieldref@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday June 28, 2022 - Friday August 19, 2022
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Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program

Begins Tuesday, June 28th!! Stay tuned for more details!!

Monday July 4, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Saturday September 3, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Monday September 5, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Monday October 10, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Friday November 11, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS' DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS' DAY.

Wednesday November 23, 2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closing Early

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 5:00 PM TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 5:00 PM TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING

Thursday November 24, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

Monday December 26, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.


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