Mansfield Public Library


http://www.mansfieldlibraryma.com

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

(508)261-7380

Monday September 18, 2017 - Friday September 22, 2017

The Library will be closed for inventory and improvements from Monday September 18 to Friday September 22. We will reopen on Saturday September 23 at 10am.

The Library will be closed for inventory and improvements from Monday September 18 to Friday September 22. We will reopen on Saturday September 23 at 10am.

Monday September 25, 2017 - Monday October 9, 2017

A NEW Teen Space opens up at the library on Monday September 25 after school! Come check it out! Hang out, study, play some games and puzzles or build something with magnetic circuits.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

A NEW Teen Space opens up at the library on Monday September 25 after school! Come check it out! Hang out, study, play some games and puzzles or build something with magnetic circuits.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

Monday September 25, 2017
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Family Knitting Corner

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club for families that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 12 and under and their parents. Please register below.

 

CONTACT: Kitty Schacht   508-261-7380  kschacht@sailsinc.org

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club for families that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 12 and under and their parents. Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Kitty Schacht 
  508.261.7380
  kschacht@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting Corner

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Please register below.

 

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday September 26, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 2 and Under

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Bingo for ages 5 and up

Everyone wins books to keep!  Please register below.

There are 18 spaces available.

Everyone wins books to keep!  Please register below.

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Workshop Pt. 1

Join us for a free workshop on Social Security Claiming Strategies! Presented by Tim Walsh from Tim Walsh Financial. This workshop will help you maximize your social security benefits. The workshop itself deals with social security the past, the present and the future and the recent changes in Washington that have affected many. Advanced claiming strategies that allow one to get greatest benefit they are entitled to and how to coordinate those benefits with a spouse, ex-spouse or a deceased spouse.

Tim Walsh is an independent financial advisor specializing in Social Security Optimization, Lifetime Income Planning, Estate Planning and Insurance Strategies. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has 30 years of experience with retirement planning. He is also a resident of Pembroke.

Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Please register below.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us for a free workshop on Social Security Claiming Strategies! Presented by Tim Walsh from Tim Walsh Financial. This workshop will help you maximize your social security benefits. The workshop itself deals with social security the past, the present and the future and the recent changes in Washington that have affected many. Advanced claiming strategies that allow one to get greatest benefit they are entitled to and how to coordinate those benefits with a spouse, ex-spouse or a deceased spouse.

Tim Walsh is an independent financial advisor specializing in Social Security Optimization, Lifetime Income Planning, Estate Planning and Insurance Strategies. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has 30 years of experience with retirement planning. He is also a resident of Pembroke.

Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Please register below.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday September 27, 2017
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Teen Writing Workshop

Join us for our monthly Teen Writing Workshop! This month we will be doing creative writing exercises.

This workshop is free and open to grades 6 to 12. Please register below.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us for our monthly Teen Writing Workshop! This month we will be doing creative writing exercises.

This workshop is free and open to grades 6 to 12. Please register below.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Thursday September 28, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time for 2s & 3s

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  Coloring will follow.

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  Coloring will follow.

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 3 and Up

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  A craft will follow.

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  A craft will follow.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Concert: A Night of Acoustic Blues

Mansfield Library warmly welcomes "Ramblin" Dan Stevens to perform at the library for a FREE concert on Thursday September 28 at 6:30pm. Don't miss out on a Night of Acoustic Blues!

"Ramblin" Dan Stevens performs an eclectic mix of traditional fingerstyle blues, popular songs and originals and has entertained audiences  throughout the US, Germany, UK, Canada and Virgin Islands.  Of special interest is his unique style of "bottleneck" slide playing popularized by early Mississippi delta bluesmen including his use of a homemade, three stringed "Cigar Box Guitar" and one stringed "Diddly Bow", both primitive blues instruments.  As a finalist in the International Blues Challenge '08 on Beale St. in Memphis TN and protege of the legendary Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded for his ability as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician. 

This program is open to all ages.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

Mansfield Library warmly welcomes "Ramblin" Dan Stevens to perform at the library for a FREE concert on Thursday September 28 at 6:30pm. Don't miss out on a Night of Acoustic Blues!

"Ramblin" Dan Stevens performs an eclectic mix of traditional fingerstyle blues, popular songs and originals and has entertained audiences  throughout the US, Germany, UK, Canada and Virgin Islands.  Of special interest is his unique style of "bottleneck" slide playing popularized by early Mississippi delta bluesmen including his use of a homemade, three stringed "Cigar Box Guitar" and one stringed "Diddly Bow", both primitive blues instruments.  As a finalist in the International Blues Challenge '08 on Beale St. in Memphis TN and protege of the legendary Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded for his ability as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician. 

This program is open to all ages.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

Friday September 29, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time for 2 and under

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  Coloring will follow.

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  Coloring will follow.

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 3 and Up

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  A craft will follow.

Miss Kitty is away, but Miss Karen will try her hand at story time!  A craft will follow.

Monday October 2, 2017 - Friday October 20, 2017
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ages 8-12 Spooky Book Club - register and pick up your book

Drop in,  register and  pick up your copy of the book, "Swamp Scarefest".  We'll get together on the 26th to discuss it, and make and eat spooky snacks.

Drop in,  register and  pick up your copy of the book, "Swamp Scarefest".  We'll get together on the 26th to discuss it, and make and eat spooky snacks.

Tuesday October 3, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 2 and Under

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Workshop Pt. 2

Join us for a free workshop on Social Security Claiming Strategies! Presented by Tim Walsh from Tim Walsh Financial. This workshop will help you maximize your social security benefits. The workshop itself deals with social security the past, the present and the future and the recent changes in Washington that have affected many. Advanced claiming strategies that allow one to get greatest benefit they are entitled to and how to coordinate those benefits with a spouse, ex-spouse or a deceased spouse.

Tim Walsh is an independent financial advisor specializing in Social Security Optimization, Lifetime Income Planning, Estate Planning and Insurance Strategies. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has 30 years of experience with retirement planning. He is also a resident of Pembroke.

Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Please register below.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us for a free workshop on Social Security Claiming Strategies! Presented by Tim Walsh from Tim Walsh Financial. This workshop will help you maximize your social security benefits. The workshop itself deals with social security the past, the present and the future and the recent changes in Washington that have affected many. Advanced claiming strategies that allow one to get greatest benefit they are entitled to and how to coordinate those benefits with a spouse, ex-spouse or a deceased spouse.

Tim Walsh is an independent financial advisor specializing in Social Security Optimization, Lifetime Income Planning, Estate Planning and Insurance Strategies. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has 30 years of experience with retirement planning. He is also a resident of Pembroke.

Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Please register below.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 4, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Playgroup with Carol Carver

Carol is back for her monthly playgroup for young children with a caregiver.  Enjoy developmentally appropriate play, stories, songs and movement.  Carol works for Self Help, Inc.

Carol is back for her monthly playgroup for young children with a caregiver.  Enjoy developmentally appropriate play, stories, songs and movement.  Carol works for Self Help, Inc.

Thursday October 5, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Ages 3 and Up with a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time for 2s & 3s

Stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

 
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
NEW Teen Time

Come check out our new after school program for teens--Teen Time. Join Miss Amy after school for coloring and crafting, play some games and puzzles, build something with magnetic circuits or just hang out.

This program is open to grades 6 to 12. Located in our new Teen Space.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

Come check out our new after school program for teens--Teen Time. Join Miss Amy after school for coloring and crafting, play some games and puzzles, build something with magnetic circuits or just hang out.

This program is open to grades 6 to 12. Located in our new Teen Space.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Club/Activity for Ages 4-7

We'll read and discuss "Super Manny Stands Up!" by Kelly DiPucchio and make superhero medals.  

We'll read and discuss "Super Manny Stands Up!" by Kelly DiPucchio and make superhero medals.  

Friday October 6, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Storytime for Ages 3 and Up and a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stories and rhymes for the youngest.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Monday October 9, 2017

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Tuesday October 10, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 2 and Under

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Crafternoon

Join Miss Amy for an afternoon of crafting fun! The theme this month is Horror. Every month, we will make a different craft based on that month's theme. This program is free and open to any teens in grades 6 to 12. Registration is recommended. For more information, please contact Amy Rosa, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or arosa@sailsinc.org.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are 12 spaces available.

Join Miss Amy for an afternoon of crafting fun! The theme this month is Horror. Every month, we will make a different craft based on that month's theme. This program is free and open to any teens in grades 6 to 12. Registration is recommended. For more information, please contact Amy Rosa, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or arosa@sailsinc.org.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday October 12, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Ages 3 and Up with a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time for 2s & 3s

Stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Book Club/Activity for Ages 4-7

We'll read and discuss "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone-Roach.  We will also practice making sandwiches.  

We'll read and discuss "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone-Roach.  We will also practice making sandwiches.  

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday Night at the Movies

Come to your local library for a Thursday night movie showing. The Mansfield Public Library hosts monthly bestselling movie showings from 6pm to 8pm. This month’s movie is rated PG-13 and stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. "When Mae is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity." Contact the library for this month’s title or come in and check out the flyer! This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required.

Refreshments sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

Come to your local library for a Thursday night movie showing. The Mansfield Public Library hosts monthly bestselling movie showings from 6pm to 8pm. This month’s movie is rated PG-13 and stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. "When Mae is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity." Contact the library for this month’s title or come in and check out the flyer! This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required.

Refreshments sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

Friday October 13, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Storytime for Ages 3 and Up and a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stories and rhymes for the youngest.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Monday October 16, 2017
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pre-K Sing & Swing with Deb Hudgins

A music and movement program for ages 3 and up.  Please register here.

There are 56 spaces available.

A music and movement program for ages 3 and up.  Please register here.

There are 56 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting Corner

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Please register below.

 

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vision Board Workshop w/Life Coach Susan DeLorenzo

Join us as we welcome back Susan De Lorenzo, Life Coach, Author and Inspirational Speaker to host another Vision Board Workshop on Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansfield Public Library’s Meeting Room.  We had a terrific turnout for this event in August, and received great feedback from the participants, so we encourage you to sign up for a spot in advance. If you would love to explore and express through graphics the life you’d love living, then this is the place and October 16th is the date. We will begin at 6:30. Everything will be supplied, but feel free to bring along magazines that can be cut from. Hope to see you there!

This program is open to all ages.

Please register below.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us as we welcome back Susan De Lorenzo, Life Coach, Author and Inspirational Speaker to host another Vision Board Workshop on Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansfield Public Library’s Meeting Room.  We had a terrific turnout for this event in August, and received great feedback from the participants, so we encourage you to sign up for a spot in advance. If you would love to explore and express through graphics the life you’d love living, then this is the place and October 16th is the date. We will begin at 6:30. Everything will be supplied, but feel free to bring along magazines that can be cut from. Hope to see you there!

This program is open to all ages.

Please register below.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 17, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 2 and Under

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Wednesday October 18, 2017
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Writing Workshop w/guest author

Join us for our monthly Teen Writing Workshop! This month we will have special guest author Katie Bayerl in to host! When Katie Bayerl isn’t penning stories, she coaches teens and nonprofits to tell theirs. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught creative writing in schools and a variety of community settings. She currently leads the VCFA Young Writers Network and teaches classes for teens at GrubStreet. Katie has an incurable obsession with saints, bittersweet ballads, and murder. A Psalm for Lost Girls (spring 2017, Putnam) is her first novel.

This month, Katie will be showing us how to do "story sparks"--i.e., the personal interests and experiences that can feed our fiction and what happens when we link up two or more "sparks" into one story idea. Join us!

This workshop is free and open to grades 6 to 12. Please register below.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us for our monthly Teen Writing Workshop! This month we will have special guest author Katie Bayerl in to host! When Katie Bayerl isn’t penning stories, she coaches teens and nonprofits to tell theirs. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught creative writing in schools and a variety of community settings. She currently leads the VCFA Young Writers Network and teaches classes for teens at GrubStreet. Katie has an incurable obsession with saints, bittersweet ballads, and murder. A Psalm for Lost Girls (spring 2017, Putnam) is her first novel.

This month, Katie will be showing us how to do "story sparks"--i.e., the personal interests and experiences that can feed our fiction and what happens when we link up two or more "sparks" into one story idea. Join us!

This workshop is free and open to grades 6 to 12. Please register below.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 19, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Ages 3 and Up with a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time for 2s & 3s

Stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Challenge - Halloween Howls

Use our Legos and your creativity to make something for our spooky Lego display.

Use our Legos and your creativity to make something for our spooky Lego display.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. The author will be Skyping in to chat with us.

"It's the summer of 1914 and life in the sleepy village of Rye, England is about to take an interesting turn."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com
There are many spaces available.

This month we will be discussing The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. The author will be Skyping in to chat with us.

"It's the summer of 1914 and life in the sleepy village of Rye, England is about to take an interesting turn."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

There are many spaces available.

Friday October 20, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Storytime for Ages 3 and Up and a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stories and rhymes for the youngest.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Murder Mystery Night

On Friday October 20th at 6pm the Friends of the DIC, Council on Aging & the Friends of the Mansfield Library will be hosting an evening of suspense and excitement as the Murder Mystery Company presents Now You See It, Now You Don't! The crowd was hushed as the museum proprietor got ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Lickety-Split Diamond, only to find it had been stolen while the crowd mingling in ignorant bliss. Now it is up to you, your guests, and the detective to find the thief and restore the diamond to its rightful place to get the unveiling back on track!

Who is the carat caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be? Dress in your fanciest evening gowns and suits if you desire. This is a museum unveiling, after all, and only the finest will do. It's an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion.

This program is rated PG-13. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets and registration are required. Tickets are available for purchase beginning September 11th at the Mansfield Library, for $10.00 per person. Space is limited.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

On Friday October 20th at 6pm the Friends of the DIC, Council on Aging & the Friends of the Mansfield Library will be hosting an evening of suspense and excitement as the Murder Mystery Company presents Now You See It, Now You Don't! The crowd was hushed as the museum proprietor got ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Lickety-Split Diamond, only to find it had been stolen while the crowd mingling in ignorant bliss. Now it is up to you, your guests, and the detective to find the thief and restore the diamond to its rightful place to get the unveiling back on track!

Who is the carat caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be? Dress in your fanciest evening gowns and suits if you desire. This is a museum unveiling, after all, and only the finest will do. It's an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion.

This program is rated PG-13. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets and registration are required. Tickets are available for purchase beginning September 11th at the Mansfield Library, for $10.00 per person. Space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

Saturday October 21, 2017
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Alpacas at the Library!

Come see these cuter cousins of the camels.  Happy Snowman Alpacas and 4-H bring these beautiful and soft animals for us to enjoy.  Drop by and check them out!

Come see these cuter cousins of the camels.  Happy Snowman Alpacas and 4-H bring these beautiful and soft animals for us to enjoy.  Drop by and check them out!

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Author Visit with Joe Zaccardi for ages 3 and up

Joe will share his picture books, including "Sammy the Once Sad Caterpillar".  A coloring activity will follow.  Great for ages 3 and up!

Joe will share his picture books, including "Sammy the Once Sad Caterpillar".  A coloring activity will follow.  Great for ages 3 and up!

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Parent Coffee: Tips for supporting your teen academically

As teenagers go through middle and high school and become more independent, figuring out how to support them through school can be confusing. Should I help with homework? How much structure do they need? How can I advocate for them with the school? How do I navigate my child’s ADHD or executive functioning challenges? This workshop will help answer some of these questions.

Eliza Wagner Srestha of ES Tutoring & Consulting, a veteran educator with 17 years of teaching experience and an Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching, will help you understand how to navigate the ups and downs of the middle and high school years as your child learns to be more independent. We will talk about low-conflict ways to be involved in your child’s homework, how to understand your child’s learning style, how to create structure without stifling, the connection between self-esteem and academic performance, how technology can help and hinder learning, and how to create opportunities for healthy dialogue with your teen.

Come join us for coffee and conversation on Saturday October 21 at 10:30am.

Open to parents and students in grades 6 to 12. Please register below.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

As teenagers go through middle and high school and become more independent, figuring out how to support them through school can be confusing. Should I help with homework? How much structure do they need? How can I advocate for them with the school? How do I navigate my child’s ADHD or executive functioning challenges? This workshop will help answer some of these questions.

Eliza Wagner Srestha of ES Tutoring & Consulting, a veteran educator with 17 years of teaching experience and an Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching, will help you understand how to navigate the ups and downs of the middle and high school years as your child learns to be more independent. We will talk about low-conflict ways to be involved in your child’s homework, how to understand your child’s learning style, how to create structure without stifling, the connection between self-esteem and academic performance, how technology can help and hinder learning, and how to create opportunities for healthy dialogue with your teen.

Come join us for coffee and conversation on Saturday October 21 at 10:30am.

Open to parents and students in grades 6 to 12. Please register below.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 23, 2017
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Join our newest book club at the library! This book club will focus on nonfiction works. This month's title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. "Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist." Please register below.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join our newest book club at the library! This book club will focus on nonfiction works. This month's title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. "Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist." Please register below.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 24, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Busy Baby Playtime with Deb Hudgins

Deb Hudgins livens up our story time for 2 and under!  Please register here.

There are 14 spaces available.

Deb Hudgins livens up our story time for 2 and under!  Please register here.

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discovery Workshop with Gina

Gina McGarrigle of Self Help, Inc. presents an interactive workshop for grades K-4.  Find out more, and register, on the Self Help website, www.selfhelpcpc.org.

Gina McGarrigle of Self Help, Inc. presents an interactive workshop for grades K-4.  Find out more, and register, on the Self Help website, www.selfhelpcpc.org.

Thursday October 26, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Ages 3 and Up with a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time for 2s & 3s

Stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tales from the Scaremaster Book Club for ages 8 and up

Register and pick up your copy of the book, "Swamp Scarefest", at the Library early in the month.  We'll talk about it and make some spooky snacks on the 26th.  Limited to 6 kids.

Register and pick up your copy of the book, "Swamp Scarefest", at the Library early in the month.  We'll talk about it and make some spooky snacks on the 26th.  Limited to 6 kids.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Concert: Ragtime Jack

Mansfield Library warmly welcomes Ragtime Jack to perform at the library for a FREE concert on Thursday October 26 at 6:30pm. Don't miss out!

He’s ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe, and you don’t want to miss him when he comes to town. Now a resident of Massachusetts, with roots in Virginia and Tennessee, Jack, brings his piano, guitar, fiddle, voice, wit and wisdom with him wherever he goes. Jack has been performing for more than 40 years. He was a fixture on the coffeehouse circuit in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His band 'The New Viper Revue' pushed the genre envelopes of blues, folk, country, rock 'n' roll and jazz from 1972 -1976. Jack resumed his solo career in 1977, then teamed up with reed player Al Oliveira in 1983, as half of “The World’s Smallest Big Jazz Band.” Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Jack’s performances always include a lot of uplifting wit, historical anecdotes and connections with local lore, wherever he performs. His background in journalism amplifies a lifelong quest for the cultural framework of his music and the places he performs.

This program is open to all ages.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org

Mansfield Library warmly welcomes Ragtime Jack to perform at the library for a FREE concert on Thursday October 26 at 6:30pm. Don't miss out!

He’s ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe, and you don’t want to miss him when he comes to town. Now a resident of Massachusetts, with roots in Virginia and Tennessee, Jack, brings his piano, guitar, fiddle, voice, wit and wisdom with him wherever he goes. Jack has been performing for more than 40 years. He was a fixture on the coffeehouse circuit in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His band 'The New Viper Revue' pushed the genre envelopes of blues, folk, country, rock 'n' roll and jazz from 1972 -1976. Jack resumed his solo career in 1977, then teamed up with reed player Al Oliveira in 1983, as half of “The World’s Smallest Big Jazz Band.” Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Jack’s performances always include a lot of uplifting wit, historical anecdotes and connections with local lore, wherever he performs. His background in journalism amplifies a lifelong quest for the cultural framework of his music and the places he performs.

This program is open to all ages.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

Friday October 27, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Ages 3 and Up

Storytime for Ages 3 and Up and a simple craft.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stories and rhymes for the youngest.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Monday October 30, 2017
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting Corner

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Please register below.

 

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

Join us for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library! We will be hosting a monthly knitting/needlework club that meets twice a month on Monday evenings at the library. All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up. Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Nefarious New England

There’s nothing quite like a New England ghost story. From Peter Rugg’s ghostly carriage ride to the haunting of the Sterling Opera House, there is a wealth of spooky tales that are told all over the northeast. Come hear the cases of some of New England’s most famous hauntings, and decide for yourself if you ought to sleep with the lights on.

Presented by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. Sarah lectures on a variety of geek cultural topics. From panels for fans to professional panels on using geek culture in educational settings, she has something for every event. She has been touring and speaking for over 10 years.

Open to ages 10 and up. Please register below.

CONTACT: Amy Rosa  508-261-7380  arosa@sailsinc.org
There are many spaces available.

There’s nothing quite like a New England ghost story. From Peter Rugg’s ghostly carriage ride to the haunting of the Sterling Opera House, there is a wealth of spooky tales that are told all over the northeast. Come hear the cases of some of New England’s most famous hauntings, and decide for yourself if you ought to sleep with the lights on.

Presented by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. Sarah lectures on a variety of geek cultural topics. From panels for fans to professional panels on using geek culture in educational settings, she has something for every event. She has been touring and speaking for over 10 years.

Open to ages 10 and up. Please register below.

CONTACT:
  Amy Rosa
  508.261.7380
  arosa@sailsinc.org

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 31, 2017
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time for 2 and Under

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Stories and rhymes for the youngest.  Relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday November 16, 2017
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. 

"Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. 

"Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday December 21, 2017
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing Bear Town by Fredrik Backman. 

"People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing Bear Town by Fredrik Backman. 

"People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday January 18, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. 

"This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. 

"This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday February 15, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing No One Is Coming To Save Us by STephanie Powell Watts. 

"No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice; with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. In evocative prose, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted a full and stunning portrait that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing No One Is Coming To Save Us by STephanie Powell Watts. 

"No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice; with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. In evocative prose, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted a full and stunning portrait that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday March 15, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

 

This month we will be discussing The One Book, One Community read TBA 

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

 

This month we will be discussing The One Book, One Community read TBA 

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday April 19, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing The Radium Girls: the dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore.  The author will be joining us via Skype. 

"The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive -- until they begin to fall mysteriously ill."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing The Radium Girls: the dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore.  The author will be joining us via Skype. 

"The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive -- until they begin to fall mysteriously ill."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday May 17, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan.  

"Set against the backdrop of Iran's rich, turbulent history, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, family, and a bittersweet homecoming. When we first meet Noor, she is living in San Francisco, missing her beloved father, Zod, in Iran. Now, dragging her stubborn teenage daughter, Lily, with her, she returns to Tehran and to Cafe Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Iran may have changed, but Cafe Leila, still run by Zod, has stayed blessedly the same--it is a refuge of laughter and solace for its makeshift family of staff and regulars. "

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan.  

"Set against the backdrop of Iran's rich, turbulent history, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, family, and a bittersweet homecoming. When we first meet Noor, she is living in San Francisco, missing her beloved father, Zod, in Iran. Now, dragging her stubborn teenage daughter, Lily, with her, she returns to Tehran and to Cafe Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Iran may have changed, but Cafe Leila, still run by Zod, has stayed blessedly the same--it is a refuge of laughter and solace for its makeshift family of staff and regulars. "

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

Thursday June 21, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Coloring Club for Relaxation
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
There is a new growing trend of coloring for relaxation. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. 
The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
We will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
  ccoyne@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Library Book Club

This month we will be discussing The Girls by Emma Cline.  

"Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged--a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  5082617380  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com

This month we will be discussing The Girls by Emma Cline.  

"Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged--a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence."

New Members are always welcome!  

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  5082617380
  ccoyne@mansfieldma.com


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