Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Movers and Shakers Story Time (Ages 0-3)

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brickworks LEGO Club (Ages 6-12)

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
☼ Outdoor Mixed Age Story Time (Ages 0-5)

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)
There are many spaces available.

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAMship: Making many books (Ages 6-12)

The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: MAKING MANY BOOKS. STEAMship will explore the craft and science of bookmaking, considering the construction and purpose of books throughout history, all over the world. At the end of this session, participants will fold and bind their own pamphlet book! 

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
There are 16 spaces available.

The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: MAKING MANY BOOKS. STEAMship will explore the craft and science of bookmaking, considering the construction and purpose of books throughout history, all over the world. At the end of this session, participants will fold and bind their own pamphlet book! 

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

There are 16 spaces available.

Thursday September 30, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
J CD Radio Hour

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Kid Videotheque (Ages 6-12)

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sisters in Crime/ New England Panel Discussion-The Modern Historical

As part of our month-long celebration of the mystery genre, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome Sisters in Crime/NE for a virtual panel discussion on writing the Modern Historical!

The Modern Historical: The new historical mystery is set in the twenty-first century; writers are using the techniques of the historical to look at their readers' history, and their own.


 

 

Our author panel includes:

Matt Cost: is the author of Love in a Time of Hate, a historical novel in which a young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a serial killer, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love. A history major and former teacher, he once owned the Coffee Dog Bookstore featured in the Mainely Mystery series. He also owned a gym and a video store.

Edith Maxwell: Agatha Award winning Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies. She was honored to serve as President of Sisters in Crime New England and is a Lifetime member of Sisters in Crime National, as well as a professional member of Mystery Writers of America.

Sarah Smith: is the author of the multicultural historical mystery about the Titanic, CRIMES AND SURVIVORS. Her other books include THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, for which she won both an Agatha  and a Massachusetts Book Award, a bestselling mystery series set in the Edwardian period, and a standalone novel about the Shakespeare authorship controversy, CHASING SHAKESPEARES. She has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four. She studied English at Harvard, where she hung out in the library reading mysteries, and film in London.

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.

This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

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

As part of our month-long celebration of the mystery genre, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome Sisters in Crime/NE for a virtual panel discussion on writing the Modern Historical!

The Modern Historical: The new historical mystery is set in the twenty-first century; writers are using the techniques of the historical to look at their readers' history, and their own.


 

 

Our author panel includes:

Matt Cost: is the author of Love in a Time of Hate, a historical novel in which a young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a serial killer, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love. A history major and former teacher, he once owned the Coffee Dog Bookstore featured in the Mainely Mystery series. He also owned a gym and a video store.

Edith Maxwell: Agatha Award winning Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies. She was honored to serve as President of Sisters in Crime New England and is a Lifetime member of Sisters in Crime National, as well as a professional member of Mystery Writers of America.

Sarah Smith: is the author of the multicultural historical mystery about the Titanic, CRIMES AND SURVIVORS. Her other books include THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, for which she won both an Agatha  and a Massachusetts Book Award, a bestselling mystery series set in the Edwardian period, and a standalone novel about the Shakespeare authorship controversy, CHASING SHAKESPEARES. She has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four. She studied English at Harvard, where she hung out in the library reading mysteries, and film in London.

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.

This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


Friday October 1, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Pre-K Story Time (Ages 3-5)

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 23 spaces available.

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 23 spaces available.

Tuesday October 5, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Movers and Shakers Story Time (Ages 0-3)

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brickworks LEGO Club (Ages 6-12)

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Wednesday October 6, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup

Registration for this event is required, and may be completed by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. or by calling 508-559-1666 EXT 1811.

Attention all caregivers of young children— come join Carol Carver for the Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup! At 10:30AM on the first Wednesday of each month, Carol will lead activites geared for 2.9-4.5 year olds, providing fun and educational toys, and an opportunity to practice social skills in collaborative play. The program will run for approximately 45 minutes, with free play at the beginning, and then songs, stories, simple art, and parachute play together as a group!

Carol is an Early Childhood Support Specialist from the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program of Self Help, Inc., a nonprofit Community Action Agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. CFCE will follow CDC, State and local Board of Health COVID guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please keep in mind that this gathering may be smaller in numbers, have masks available, and may be held indoors or outdoors- depending on the guidelines.

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 EXT 181  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Registration for this event is required, and may be completed by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. or by calling 508-559-1666 EXT 1811.

Attention all caregivers of young children— come join Carol Carver for the Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup! At 10:30AM on the first Wednesday of each month, Carol will lead activites geared for 2.9-4.5 year olds, providing fun and educational toys, and an opportunity to practice social skills in collaborative play. The program will run for approximately 45 minutes, with free play at the beginning, and then songs, stories, simple art, and parachute play together as a group!

Carol is an Early Childhood Support Specialist from the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program of Self Help, Inc., a nonprofit Community Action Agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. CFCE will follow CDC, State and local Board of Health COVID guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please keep in mind that this gathering may be smaller in numbers, have masks available, and may be held indoors or outdoors- depending on the guidelines.

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 EXT 181
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAMship: Apple-head, Part 1 of 2 (Ages 6-12)

A 1935 rendering by Jane Iverson, in graphite, watercolor, and ink, showing three apple-head dolls created by Almira Smith of North Carolina, ca. 1892. The leftmost doll wears a blue skirt, a black dolman sleeve blouse and white bonnet, walking with a cane. The center doll wears a blue skirt and bonnet, and a red long sleeve form fitting blouse, carries a crossbody satchel, and walks with a cane; the rightmost doll wears black trousers, a grey shirt, a red scarf, and a black widebrim hat, and carries a walking stick over the shoulder.

The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: APPLE-HEAD (Part 1 of 2). STEAMship will learn about dollmaking techniques in Eastern North America in the early colonial period. Then, the crew will prepare apples for use as . . . heads for dolls! Apple-head dolls were first produced by the people of Iroquois and Seneca nations; the technique was copied by early European colonizers, and persists in regions of the Northeastern United States to this day. The curing and drying process (averaging two to four weeks), provides both an opportunity to discuss the chemistry of preservation and decomposition, and a finishing date coninciding with the STEAMSHIP program on 27 October, which is: APPLE-JACK (Part 2 of 2).

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
There are 23 spaces available.

A 1935 rendering by Jane Iverson, in graphite, watercolor, and ink, showing three apple-head dolls created by Almira Smith of North Carolina, ca. 1892. The leftmost doll wears a blue skirt, a black dolman sleeve blouse and white bonnet, walking with a cane. The center doll wears a blue skirt and bonnet, and a red long sleeve form fitting blouse, carries a crossbody satchel, and walks with a cane; the rightmost doll wears black trousers, a grey shirt, a red scarf, and a black widebrim hat, and carries a walking stick over the shoulder.

The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: APPLE-HEAD (Part 1 of 2). STEAMship will learn about dollmaking techniques in Eastern North America in the early colonial period. Then, the crew will prepare apples for use as . . . heads for dolls! Apple-head dolls were first produced by the people of Iroquois and Seneca nations; the technique was copied by early European colonizers, and persists in regions of the Northeastern United States to this day. The curing and drying process (averaging two to four weeks), provides both an opportunity to discuss the chemistry of preservation and decomposition, and a finishing date coninciding with the STEAMSHIP program on 27 October, which is: APPLE-JACK (Part 2 of 2).

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

There are 23 spaces available.

Thursday October 7, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
J CD Radio Hour

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Kid Videotheque (Ages 6-12)

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a discussion of The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James.

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. 

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a discussion of The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James.

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Friday October 8, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Pre-K Story Time (Ages 3-5)

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Monday October 11, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Movers and Shakers Story Time (Ages 0-3)

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brickworks LEGO Club (Ages 6-12)

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Wednesday October 13, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
☼ Outdoor Mixed Age Story Time (Ages 0-5)

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)
There are many spaces available.

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAMship: Thousand flowers (Ages 6-12)

Five glass vases in the millefiori style, produced by the firm Fratelli Toso; left to right, the vases are: cranberry red with blue-centered white flowers in vertical stripes; cranberry red with white flowers; with handles, caramel colored, with red-on-white and cerulean-on-white flowers; with handles, cranberry red with yellow-centered white flowers; with handles, grass green with red-centered white flowers.The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: THOUSAND FLOWERS. STEAMship will explore the history of cane and mosaic glasswork techniques, and particularly, the mosaic glass produced in Italy as early as the 8th century BCE, and revived in the 19th century CE under the name millefiori ("thousand flowers"). Working with colored polymer clay, the crew of STEAMship will try out canework techniques, and at the end of the session, will have produced a millefiori clay creation to cure in the home oven!

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
There are 23 spaces available.

Five glass vases in the millefiori style, produced by the firm Fratelli Toso; left to right, the vases are: cranberry red with blue-centered white flowers in vertical stripes; cranberry red with white flowers; with handles, caramel colored, with red-on-white and cerulean-on-white flowers; with handles, cranberry red with yellow-centered white flowers; with handles, grass green with red-centered white flowers.The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: THOUSAND FLOWERS. STEAMship will explore the history of cane and mosaic glasswork techniques, and particularly, the mosaic glass produced in Italy as early as the 8th century BCE, and revived in the 19th century CE under the name millefiori ("thousand flowers"). Working with colored polymer clay, the crew of STEAMship will try out canework techniques, and at the end of the session, will have produced a millefiori clay creation to cure in the home oven!

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

There are 23 spaces available.

Thursday October 14, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
J CD Radio Hour

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Kid Videotheque (Ages 6-12)

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Decorate an Autumn Ornament!

Registration is required and opens September 30 @ 10:30am - Please register each child individually.

It's Autumn! Register to pick out and decorate an Autumn themed ornament. Children ages 4 and up will use an assortment of supplies to decorate their ornament. We will have paint, stickers, markers and more for decorating! Younger children may need an adult's help. 

Adults and children will be required to wear masks. Please do not attend if you have any signs of illness. 

 

 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org

Registration is required and opens September 30 @ 10:30am - Please register each child individually.

It's Autumn! Register to pick out and decorate an Autumn themed ornament. Children ages 4 and up will use an assortment of supplies to decorate their ornament. We will have paint, stickers, markers and more for decorating! Younger children may need an adult's help. 

Adults and children will be required to wear masks. Please do not attend if you have any signs of illness. 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org

Friday October 15, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Pre-K Story Time (Ages 3-5)

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Monday October 18, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Join our virtual book chat from your home every other 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 every other 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 October 19, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Movers and Shakers Story Time (Ages 0-3)

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brickworks LEGO Club (Ages 6-12)

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck

 

In this 90-minute film, producer Andrew Giles Buckley, creator and host of Hit and Run History, and his crew follow the story of Stephen Hopkins, the only passenger who had previously been to North America before traveling on the Mayflower.
A decade earlier, in 1609, Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship called the Sea Venture, which wrecked on Bermuda. Along with the other colonist castaways, Hopkins sailed to Jamestown on a newly constructed ship. In a fascinating intersection of history, Hopkins's attendance at the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe led him to escape from Jamestown and travel back to England with Pocahontas and her husband. It was this happenstance in its entirety that may have led to Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest.

Following the 90 minute film, there will be a 30 minute Q & A with Andrew Giles Buckley.

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

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: Meeting Room

 

In this 90-minute film, producer Andrew Giles Buckley, creator and host of Hit and Run History, and his crew follow the story of Stephen Hopkins, the only passenger who had previously been to North America before traveling on the Mayflower.
A decade earlier, in 1609, Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship called the Sea Venture, which wrecked on Bermuda. Along with the other colonist castaways, Hopkins sailed to Jamestown on a newly constructed ship. In a fascinating intersection of history, Hopkins's attendance at the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe led him to escape from Jamestown and travel back to England with Pocahontas and her husband. It was this happenstance in its entirety that may have led to Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest.

Following the 90 minute film, there will be a 30 minute Q & A with Andrew Giles Buckley.

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

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: Meeting Room


Wednesday October 20, 2021
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spice Club - CORIANDER

Add a little spice to your life!! For the month of October,let's get CRAZY WITH CORIANDER!!

Do you love to cook and want to try new flavors and recipes? Or maybe you’re tired of cooking the same old thing and want to try something new? Then we have got just the summer club for you!!! Time to get spicy and join the Mansfield Public Library’s new Spice Club!

Every month, a new spice and recipes will be featured each month. We will provide a Spice Pack which will include:

  • Information and history of each featured spice.

  • Two new recipes from A to Z World Food database (A Mansfield Public Library card is required to access this database).

  • Pre-measured featured spice for the two recipes that month.

    Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, October 20th (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit.

           Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up. The spice club is open to ages 13 and up.

Don't forget to share images of your culinary creations on the library's Facebook and/or Instagram pages.
Use the hashtags: #mansfieldpubliclibrary #mplspiceclub #cookingwithcoriander #librariesofinstagram #cookingfun 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

Add a little spice to your life!! For the month of October,let's get CRAZY WITH CORIANDER!!

Do you love to cook and want to try new flavors and recipes? Or maybe you’re tired of cooking the same old thing and want to try something new? Then we have got just the summer club for you!!! Time to get spicy and join the Mansfield Public Library’s new Spice Club!

Every month, a new spice and recipes will be featured each month. We will provide a Spice Pack which will include:

  • Information and history of each featured spice.

  • Two new recipes from A to Z World Food database (A Mansfield Public Library card is required to access this database).

  • Pre-measured featured spice for the two recipes that month.

    Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, October 20th (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit.

           Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up. The spice club is open to ages 13 and up.

Don't forget to share images of your culinary creations on the library's Facebook and/or Instagram pages.
Use the hashtags: #mansfieldpubliclibrary #mplspiceclub #cookingwithcoriander #librariesofinstagram #cookingfun 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
☼ Outdoor Mixed Age Story Time (Ages 0-5)

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)
There are many spaces available.

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAMship: Ghost box (Ages 6-12)

An animation in which, at the edge of a dark table or desk, a paperwhite sheet ghost with black ovular eyes and mouth is moved by the inflation of a tube, which is fashioned from a yellow mylar potato chip bag. On the right, a person with pale skin and dark hair, and wearing black rimmed eyeglasses, is shown from the bridge of the nose up.The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: GHOST BOX. Using resources developed by the MIT Media Lab Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX), The crew of STEAMship will explore inflatables, creating a startling pneumatic toy in the jack-in-the-box style. In the interest of public health, and in keeping with the Town of Mansfield's mask mandate, all inflation during this program will be accomplished using an electric air compressor; at home, the toy may be operated by the breath.

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.
 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
There are 25 spaces available.

An animation in which, at the edge of a dark table or desk, a paperwhite sheet ghost with black ovular eyes and mouth is moved by the inflation of a tube, which is fashioned from a yellow mylar potato chip bag. On the right, a person with pale skin and dark hair, and wearing black rimmed eyeglasses, is shown from the bridge of the nose up.The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: GHOST BOX. Using resources developed by the MIT Media Lab Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX), The crew of STEAMship will explore inflatables, creating a startling pneumatic toy in the jack-in-the-box style. In the interest of public health, and in keeping with the Town of Mansfield's mask mandate, all inflation during this program will be accomplished using an electric air compressor; at home, the toy may be operated by the breath.

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.
 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

There are 25 spaces available.

Thursday October 21, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
J CD Radio Hour

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Kid Videotheque (Ages 6-12)

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Book Club -The Paper Daughters of Chinatown

This month's Library Book Club title is The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore.

"Based on true events, The Paper Daughters of Chinatown is a powerful story about a largely unknown chapter in history and the women who emerged as heroes.

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco is a booming city with a dark side, one where a powerful underground organization-the criminal tong-buys and sells young Chinese women into prostitution and slavery. These "paper daughters," so called because fake documents gain them entry to America but leave them without legal identity, generally have no recourse. But the Occidental Mission Home for Girls is one bright spot of hope and help.

Told in alternating chapters, this rich narrative follows the stories of young Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron, who works in the mission home, and Mei Lien, a "paper daughter" who thinks she is coming to America for an arranged marriage but instead is sold into a life of shame and despair.

Dolly, a real-life pioneering advocate for social justice, bravely fights corrupt officials and violent gangs, helping to win freedom for thousands of Chinese women. Mei Lien endures heartbreak and betrayal in her search for hope, belonging, and love. Their stories merge in this gripping account of the courage and determination that helped to shape a new course of women's history in America." --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

This month's Library Book Club title is The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore.

"Based on true events, The Paper Daughters of Chinatown is a powerful story about a largely unknown chapter in history and the women who emerged as heroes.

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco is a booming city with a dark side, one where a powerful underground organization-the criminal tong-buys and sells young Chinese women into prostitution and slavery. These "paper daughters," so called because fake documents gain them entry to America but leave them without legal identity, generally have no recourse. But the Occidental Mission Home for Girls is one bright spot of hope and help.

Told in alternating chapters, this rich narrative follows the stories of young Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron, who works in the mission home, and Mei Lien, a "paper daughter" who thinks she is coming to America for an arranged marriage but instead is sold into a life of shame and despair.

Dolly, a real-life pioneering advocate for social justice, bravely fights corrupt officials and violent gangs, helping to win freedom for thousands of Chinese women. Mei Lien endures heartbreak and betrayal in her search for hope, belonging, and love. Their stories merge in this gripping account of the courage and determination that helped to shape a new course of women's history in America." --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


Friday October 22, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Pre-K Story Time (Ages 3-5)

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Monday October 25, 2021 - Saturday October 30, 2021
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art in Bloom at the Mansfield Public Library

 

Come into the library from Oct. 25th-30th for a Halloween treat! 
Art in Bloom arrangements will decorate the library and make this week extra special. Art in Bloom seeks to interpret art with a companion flower arrangement and the art to be interpreted are Kira Seamon's colorful autumn photos. She's an award-winning photographer and has had her art accepted and sold in national and regional juried shows. She’s had over fifty newspaper cover stories about her art and is a fourteen-time grant recipient from cultural councils. She celebrated her first solo museum exhibit of her work in 2020.  She was recently the inaugural artist-in-residence in Natick, Massachusetts. She received a personal letter from the Massachusetts Senate President and a Certificate of Recognition from the Massachusetts State Legislation in recognition of her grant from Framingham, Massachusetts. All of this culminated in her receiving the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which she appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2020.
 
Don't miss this free exhibit during the week of Halloween! 
 

 
 
 
 
This event is supported with a generous grant from the Mansfield Cultural Council
MMAS - Mansfield
CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Area

 

Come into the library from Oct. 25th-30th for a Halloween treat! 
Art in Bloom arrangements will decorate the library and make this week extra special. Art in Bloom seeks to interpret art with a companion flower arrangement and the art to be interpreted are Kira Seamon's colorful autumn photos. She's an award-winning photographer and has had her art accepted and sold in national and regional juried shows. She’s had over fifty newspaper cover stories about her art and is a fourteen-time grant recipient from cultural councils. She celebrated her first solo museum exhibit of her work in 2020.  She was recently the inaugural artist-in-residence in Natick, Massachusetts. She received a personal letter from the Massachusetts Senate President and a Certificate of Recognition from the Massachusetts State Legislation in recognition of her grant from Framingham, Massachusetts. All of this culminated in her receiving the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which she appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2020.
 
Don't miss this free exhibit during the week of Halloween! 
 

 
 
 
 
This event is supported with a generous grant from the Mansfield Cultural Council
MMAS - Mansfield
CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Tuesday October 26, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Movers and Shakers Story Time (Ages 0-3)

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Children from birth to three years of age are invited to join us for Movers and Shakers, a dynamic story time event incorporating rhymes, songs, fingerplays, puppets, sign language, scarves, and of course, shakers! Together, we'll find out what the brown bear sees, why it went over the mountain, and why the cow jumped over the moon; we're happy, and we know it; we'll shake a leg— we'll shake an egg! 

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours.

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend.

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brickworks LEGO Club (Ages 6-12)

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

Stop by the Youth Room every Tuesday at 3:30PM for Brickworks LEGO Club! Each week, participants will be presented with a new, exciting LEGO building challenge, and are welcome to engage in collaborative or self-directed building for the duration of each session. Finished work will be photographed at participants request, and displayed in the Youth Room during the week!

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Author Talk - Heather B. Moore

We are so excited to host a virtual author talk with author Heather B. Moore for a discussion of her book, The Paper Daughters of Chinatown!

"Based on true events, The Paper Daughters of Chinatownis a powerful story about a largely unknown chapter in history and the women who emerged as heroes.

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco is a booming city with a dark side, one where a powerful underground organization―the criminal tong―buys and sells young Chinese women into prostitution and slavery. These "paper daughters," so called because fake documents gain them entry to America but leave them without legal identity, generally have no recourse. But the Occidental Mission Home for Girls is one bright spot of hope and help.

Told in alternating chapters, this rich narrative follows the stories of young Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron, who works in the mission home, and Mei Lien, a "paper daughter" who thinks she is coming to America for an arranged marriage but instead is sold into a life of shame and despair.

Dolly, a real-life pioneering advocate for social justice, bravely fights corrupt officials and violent gangs, helping to win freedom for thousands of Chinese women. Mei Lien endures heartbreak and betrayal in her search for hope, belonging, and love. Their stories merge in this gripping account of the courage and determination that helped to  shape a new course of women's history in America."-Amazon

 

 

 


Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy publications. Her historical novels and thrillers are written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

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: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

We are so excited to host a virtual author talk with author Heather B. Moore for a discussion of her book, The Paper Daughters of Chinatown!

"Based on true events, The Paper Daughters of Chinatownis a powerful story about a largely unknown chapter in history and the women who emerged as heroes.

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco is a booming city with a dark side, one where a powerful underground organization―the criminal tong―buys and sells young Chinese women into prostitution and slavery. These "paper daughters," so called because fake documents gain them entry to America but leave them without legal identity, generally have no recourse. But the Occidental Mission Home for Girls is one bright spot of hope and help.

Told in alternating chapters, this rich narrative follows the stories of young Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron, who works in the mission home, and Mei Lien, a "paper daughter" who thinks she is coming to America for an arranged marriage but instead is sold into a life of shame and despair.

Dolly, a real-life pioneering advocate for social justice, bravely fights corrupt officials and violent gangs, helping to win freedom for thousands of Chinese women. Mei Lien endures heartbreak and betrayal in her search for hope, belonging, and love. Their stories merge in this gripping account of the courage and determination that helped to  shape a new course of women's history in America."-Amazon

 

 

 


Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy publications. Her historical novels and thrillers are written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

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: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Wednesday October 27, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
☼ Outdoor Mixed Age Story Time (Ages 0-5)

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)
There are many spaces available.

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an outdoor mixed-age story time! Just follow signs posted beside the western wall of the library to a grassy space located behind the Children's Area— vinyl seating cushions will be provided. Children and their caregivers are also welcome to bring along blankets, chairs, or other seating as they prefer. Developmentally appropriate songs, games, rhymes, and stories are presented for a target audience of children ages 0-5.

In the event of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will take place indoors in the Library's Youth Room. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEAMship: Apple-head, Part 2 of 2 (Ages 6-12)

A 1935 rendering by Jane Iverson, in graphite, watercolor, and ink, showing three apple-head dolls created by Almira Smith of North Carolina, ca. 1892. The leftmost doll wears a blue skirt, a black dolman sleeve blouse and white bonnet, walking with a cane. The center doll wears a blue skirt and bonnet, and a red long sleeve form fitting blouse, carries a crossbody satchel, and walks with a cane; the rightmost doll wears black trousers, a grey shirt, a red scarf, and a black widebrim hat, and carries a walking stick over the shoulder.

The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

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echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: APPLE-HEAD (Part 2 of 2). In this continuation of the STEAMship program on October 6th, the crew will consider Eastern North American dollmaking techniques of the precolonial and early colonial period, fashioning and dressing the armature of their apple-head dolls, and attaching the (now cured) apple-heads, which were produced in APPLE-HEAD (Part 1 of 2). Apple-head dolls were first produced by the people of Iroquois and Seneca nations; the technique was copied by early European colonizers, and persists in regions of the Northeastern United States to this day. Children who could not or did not attend the session on October 6th are welcome to attend this session, and there will be surplus prepared apple-heads available.

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.
 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
There are 25 spaces available.

A 1935 rendering by Jane Iverson, in graphite, watercolor, and ink, showing three apple-head dolls created by Almira Smith of North Carolina, ca. 1892. The leftmost doll wears a blue skirt, a black dolman sleeve blouse and white bonnet, walking with a cane. The center doll wears a blue skirt and bonnet, and a red long sleeve form fitting blouse, carries a crossbody satchel, and walks with a cane; the rightmost doll wears black trousers, a grey shirt, a red scarf, and a black widebrim hat, and carries a walking stick over the shoulder.

The crew of STEAMship launches every Wednesday at 3:30PM in the Youth Room, undertaking voyages into the exciting worlds of

cience
echnology
ngineering
rt, and
athematics

This week's theme is: APPLE-HEAD (Part 2 of 2). In this continuation of the STEAMship program on October 6th, the crew will consider Eastern North American dollmaking techniques of the precolonial and early colonial period, fashioning and dressing the armature of their apple-head dolls, and attaching the (now cured) apple-heads, which were produced in APPLE-HEAD (Part 1 of 2). Apple-head dolls were first produced by the people of Iroquois and Seneca nations; the technique was copied by early European colonizers, and persists in regions of the Northeastern United States to this day. Children who could not or did not attend the session on October 6th are welcome to attend this session, and there will be surplus prepared apple-heads available.

Registration is required for each session of this program, and is now open; caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.
 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

There are 25 spaces available.

Thursday October 28, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
J CD Radio Hour

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

A compact disc, held in an ejected disc drive, displaying interference colors.Every Thursday at 11:00AM, join us in the Youth Room for J CD Radio Hour! Children and their caregivers are invited to read and play, while we play selections from our collection of children's music on compact disc for your listening enjoyment.

From J. S. Bach to Bruce Haack, Dragibus to Disney favorites, we're always adding exciting new music to the J CD collection— we can't wait to share it with you! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Kid Videotheque (Ages 6-12)

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

The artist Nam June Paik is shown with his head inside of an evacuated CRT television; behind Paik, three palm trees stand on a blue sky.

A videotheque or vidéothèque (vid-E-o-TEK) is a library of videos; Kid Videotheque is a weekly program providing an opportunity for kids, their friends, and their families to laugh and learn together, watching videos on a projector screen!

Children and their caregivers are invited to submit their favorite entertaining and educational videos using this form; we'll include them in the program! Videos should be appropriate for viewers ages 6-12; all videos will be pre-screened by Youth Room staff. 

 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More (ages 13 & up)

 

Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More (A seasonal IN PERSON program for teens and adults)
 
A perfect way to celebrate the fall season, with traditional and true life ghost stories, supernatural tales and songs about the harvest and turning of the earth.
The Mansfield Public Library will present Parents’ Choice Award winning performer Davis Bates in a seasonal program for audience members ages 13 and up. 

This program includes folktales about spirits and shapeshifters, as well as true-life ghost stories that Davis has collected over the years, including two from his own family.  It also includes farming songs & tales, and a traditional ballad about a ghostly fishing crew, and some seasonal work songs with very sing-able choruses that will be taught to the audience.  Some of the songs will be accompanied by rhythms played on spoons from a kitchen drawer.

This event is free and open to ages 13 and up. Registration required.


Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty years, in schools, libraries, colleges and community settings around New England and across the country.  His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, was named one of that year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine and is available as a free download on his website, www.davisbates.com.  Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects.  Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn't collecting or learning stories, he spends his time working with the Hampshire College Alumni Advisory Group and gardening on the Hampshire campus and at home.

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: Meeting Room

 

Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More (A seasonal IN PERSON program for teens and adults)
 
A perfect way to celebrate the fall season, with traditional and true life ghost stories, supernatural tales and songs about the harvest and turning of the earth.
The Mansfield Public Library will present Parents’ Choice Award winning performer Davis Bates in a seasonal program for audience members ages 13 and up. 

This program includes folktales about spirits and shapeshifters, as well as true-life ghost stories that Davis has collected over the years, including two from his own family.  It also includes farming songs & tales, and a traditional ballad about a ghostly fishing crew, and some seasonal work songs with very sing-able choruses that will be taught to the audience.  Some of the songs will be accompanied by rhythms played on spoons from a kitchen drawer.

This event is free and open to ages 13 and up. Registration required.


Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty years, in schools, libraries, colleges and community settings around New England and across the country.  His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, was named one of that year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine and is available as a free download on his website, www.davisbates.com.  Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects.  Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn't collecting or learning stories, he spends his time working with the Hampshire College Alumni Advisory Group and gardening on the Hampshire campus and at home.

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: Meeting Room


Friday October 29, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Pre-K Story Time (Ages 3-5)

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT: Zeb Wimsatt  508-261-7380 EXT 2  zwimsatt@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Youth Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join us for this weekly themed story time. With picture books, puppets, feltboards, songs, rhymes, and sign language, we'll grow as readers and learners, and make new friends! Caregivers are welcome to participate alongside their child, but are not required to do so, and are invited to take the opportunity to meet and socialize with one another, while the children engage with their peers. Caregivers are asked to rejoin their child(ren) at the end of the story time to collaboratively complete an on-theme craft!

Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 guidance as outlined in Massachusetts Governor's Order #69 (issued 28 May 2021). For information about accessibility, or to request accommodations, call us at 508-21-7380 ext. 2, email zwimsatt@sailsinc.org, or visit the Youth Services Desk during open hours. 

Please note: Story time registrations are per session; please register for each session you plan to attend, so that we can guarantee a craft kit for every participant! 

CONTACT:
  Zeb Wimsatt
  508.261.7380 EXT 2
   zwimsatt@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Youth Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup

Registration for this event is required, and may be completed by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. or by calling 508-559-1666 EXT 1811.

Attention all caregivers of young children— come join Carol Carver for the Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup! At 10:30AM on the first Wednesday of each month, Carol will lead activites geared for 2.9-4.5 year olds, providing fun and educational toys, and an opportunity to practice social skills in collaborative play. The program will run for approximately 45 minutes, with free play at the beginning, and then songs, stories, simple art, and parachute play together as a group!

Carol is an Early Childhood Support Specialist from the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program of Self Help, Inc., a nonprofit Community Action Agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. CFCE will follow CDC, State and local Board of Health COVID guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please keep in mind that this gathering may be smaller in numbers, have masks available, and may be held indoors or outdoors- depending on the guidelines.

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 EXT 181  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Registration for this event is required, and may be completed by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. or by calling 508-559-1666 EXT 1811.

Attention all caregivers of young children— come join Carol Carver for the Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup! At 10:30AM on the first Wednesday of each month, Carol will lead activites geared for 2.9-4.5 year olds, providing fun and educational toys, and an opportunity to practice social skills in collaborative play. The program will run for approximately 45 minutes, with free play at the beginning, and then songs, stories, simple art, and parachute play together as a group!

Carol is an Early Childhood Support Specialist from the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program of Self Help, Inc., a nonprofit Community Action Agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. CFCE will follow CDC, State and local Board of Health COVID guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please keep in mind that this gathering may be smaller in numbers, have masks available, and may be held indoors or outdoors- depending on the guidelines.

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 EXT 181
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday November 4, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a discussion of Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain.

From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth…

“A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”―People magazine, Best New Books

North Carolina, 2018:
Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold―until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets.

North Carolina, 1940:
Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder.

What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. 

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a discussion of Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain.

From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth…

“A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”―People magazine, Best New Books

North Carolina, 2018:
Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold―until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets.

North Carolina, 1940:
Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder.

What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Certuse Room

Thursday November 11, 2021

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

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

Thursday November 18, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Book Club - American Dirt

This month's Library Book Club title is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

"Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy--two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia--trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Already being hailed as a Grapes of Wrath for our times and a new American classic, Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope." --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

This month's Library Book Club title is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

"Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy--two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia--trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Already being hailed as a Grapes of Wrath for our times and a new American classic, Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope." --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

Wednesday December 1, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup

Registration for this event is required, and may be completed by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. or by calling 508-559-1666 EXT 1811.

Attention all caregivers of young children— come join Carol Carver for the Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup! At 10:30AM on the first Wednesday of each month, Carol will lead activites geared for 2.9-4.5 year olds, providing fun and educational toys, and an opportunity to practice social skills in collaborative play. The program will run for approximately 45 minutes, with free play at the beginning, and then songs, stories, simple art, and parachute play together as a group!

Carol is an Early Childhood Support Specialist from the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program of Self Help, Inc., a nonprofit Community Action Agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. CFCE will follow CDC, State and local Board of Health COVID guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please keep in mind that this gathering may be smaller in numbers, have masks available, and may be held indoors or outdoors- depending on the guidelines.

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 EXT 181  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Registration for this event is required, and may be completed by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org. or by calling 508-559-1666 EXT 1811.

Attention all caregivers of young children— come join Carol Carver for the Shake, Shake, Shake Playgroup! At 10:30AM on the first Wednesday of each month, Carol will lead activites geared for 2.9-4.5 year olds, providing fun and educational toys, and an opportunity to practice social skills in collaborative play. The program will run for approximately 45 minutes, with free play at the beginning, and then songs, stories, simple art, and parachute play together as a group!

Carol is an Early Childhood Support Specialist from the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program of Self Help, Inc., a nonprofit Community Action Agency serving Southeastern Massachusetts. CFCE will follow CDC, State and local Board of Health COVID guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please keep in mind that this gathering may be smaller in numbers, have masks available, and may be held indoors or outdoors- depending on the guidelines.

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 EXT 181
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday December 2, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a discussion of The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met.

Alexis and Austin don’t have a typical “meet cute”—their first encounter involves Alexis, an emergency room doctor, suturing a bullet wound in Austin’s arm. Six months later, they’re on a romantic getaway in Vietnam: a bike tour on which Austin can show Alexis his passion for cycling, and can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war. But then Austin fails to return from a solo ride. Alexis’s boyfriend has vanished, the only clue left behind a bright yellow energy gel dropped on the road.

As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, she starts to uncover a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austin go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in? Set amidst the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room, The Red Lotus is a global thriller about those who dedicate their lives to saving people—and those who peddle death to the highest bidder.”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. 

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a discussion of The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met.

Alexis and Austin don’t have a typical “meet cute”—their first encounter involves Alexis, an emergency room doctor, suturing a bullet wound in Austin’s arm. Six months later, they’re on a romantic getaway in Vietnam: a bike tour on which Austin can show Alexis his passion for cycling, and can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war. But then Austin fails to return from a solo ride. Alexis’s boyfriend has vanished, the only clue left behind a bright yellow energy gel dropped on the road.

As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, she starts to uncover a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austin go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in? Set amidst the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room, The Red Lotus is a global thriller about those who dedicate their lives to saving people—and those who peddle death to the highest bidder.”–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Certuse Room

Thursday December 16, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Book Club -Miss Benson's Beetle

This month's Library Book Club title is Miss Benson's Beetlen by Rachel Joyce.

From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an uplifting, irresistible novel about two women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything, break all the rules, and discover their best selves--together.

She's going too far to go it alone.

It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist--the golden beetle of New Caledonia. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving Enid Pretty in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two British women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship." --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

This month's Library Book Club title is Miss Benson's Beetlen by Rachel Joyce.

From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an uplifting, irresistible novel about two women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything, break all the rules, and discover their best selves--together.

She's going too far to go it alone.

It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist--the golden beetle of New Caledonia. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving Enid Pretty in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two British women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship." --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

Friday December 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Library Closing Early

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT NOON TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS EVE

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT NOON TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS EVE

Saturday December 25, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.


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