Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Monday October 3, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Department of Children and Families

Foster Parent Recruitment Info Session

This monthly program is free and open to adults. For more information on this program, please contact Assistant Director Whitney Brown, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Reference or Teen Area

Foster Parent Recruitment Info Session

This monthly program is free and open to adults. For more information on this program, please contact Assistant Director Whitney Brown, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Reference or Teen Area

Tuesday October 4, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for Little Learners! (ages 0-3)

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON - The Softer Side of Celtic

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Book One Community celebration of Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome musician Jeff Snow for his musical program, The Softer Side of Celtic.

The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping. The concerts are interactive; questions and input from the audience are encouraged and become part of the event!


Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran. Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments. A skilled guitar player, Jeff was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is a contributing writer to Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Autoharp Quarterly.

This event is free and open to all.

Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Book One Community celebration of Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome musician Jeff Snow for his musical program, The Softer Side of Celtic.

The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping. The concerts are interactive; questions and input from the audience are encouraged and become part of the event!


Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran. Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments. A skilled guitar player, Jeff was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is a contributing writer to Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Autoharp Quarterly.

This event is free and open to all.

Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday October 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup (Ages 3-5)!

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is great for ages 3-5.

Come join us for these MONTHY FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!

Registration is required. Please REGISTER each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is great for ages 3-5.

Come join us for these MONTHY FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!

Registration is required. Please REGISTER each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday October 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music and Movement with Ms. Marsha!

Fall is here so let's get together and make music!

Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and have instrument play at the Mansfield Public Library!  This program is for young children and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required!

Please register with Ms. Marsha using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejdu25x25cb82237

 

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Fall is here so let's get together and make music!

Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and have instrument play at the Mansfield Public Library!  This program is for young children and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required!

Please register with Ms. Marsha using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejdu25x25cb82237

 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Mystery Book Club - Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella.

“A Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother’s suicide. Then she starts hearing voices.
Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard’s campus desperate to understand why her brother, Eric, a genius who developed paranoid schizophrenia took his own life there the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady’s life, and while her decision to follow in her brother’s footsteps threatens to break her family apart, she is haunted by questions of what she might have missed. And there’s only one place to find answers.
As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure at Harvard, she investigates her brother’s final year, armed only with a blue notebook of Eric’s cryptic scribblings. She knew he had been struggling with paranoia, delusions, and illusory enemies—but what tipped him over the edge? With her suspicions mounting, Cady herself begins to hear voices, seemingly belonging to three ghosts who walked the university’s hallowed halls—or huddled in its slave quarters. Among them is a person whose name has been buried for centuries, and another whose name mankind will never forget.
Does she share Eric’s illness, or is she tapping into something else? Cady doesn’t know how or why these ghosts are contacting her, but as she is drawn deeper into their worlds, she believes they’re moving her closer to the truth about Eric, even as keeping them secret isolates her further. Will listening to these voices lead her to the one voice she craves—her brother’s—or will she follow them down a path to her own destruction?”–Amazon

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

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella.

“A Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother’s suicide. Then she starts hearing voices.
Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard’s campus desperate to understand why her brother, Eric, a genius who developed paranoid schizophrenia took his own life there the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady’s life, and while her decision to follow in her brother’s footsteps threatens to break her family apart, she is haunted by questions of what she might have missed. And there’s only one place to find answers.
As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure at Harvard, she investigates her brother’s final year, armed only with a blue notebook of Eric’s cryptic scribblings. She knew he had been struggling with paranoia, delusions, and illusory enemies—but what tipped him over the edge? With her suspicions mounting, Cady herself begins to hear voices, seemingly belonging to three ghosts who walked the university’s hallowed halls—or huddled in its slave quarters. Among them is a person whose name has been buried for centuries, and another whose name mankind will never forget.
Does she share Eric’s illness, or is she tapping into something else? Cady doesn’t know how or why these ghosts are contacting her, but as she is drawn deeper into their worlds, she believes they’re moving her closer to the truth about Eric, even as keeping them secret isolates her further. Will listening to these voices lead her to the one voice she craves—her brother’s—or will she follow them down a path to her own destruction?”–Amazon

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Friday October 7, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One-on-One Computer Tutoring

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Saturday October 8, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
IN PERSON -Medicine and Doctors in Mansfield, MA: 1760-1948

The Mansfield Public Library is excited to announce a new monthly series in partnership with the Mansfield Historical Society. Each month, beginning in October, a member of the Mansfield Historical Society will present a program related to the history of Mansfield, MA. In October, we begin with the Medicine and Doctors in Mansfield, MA: 1760-1948!

Medicine was a developing profession during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The doctors practicing in Mansfield and surrounding areas were pioneers in the medical field. Join us for a look at those Doctors along with a focus on the presenter’s great, great grandfather, Dr. John Bradford Wilson, who practiced and owned a drugstore on Main Street Mansfield.

This event is free and open to all.

Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder.

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

The Mansfield Public Library is excited to announce a new monthly series in partnership with the Mansfield Historical Society. Each month, beginning in October, a member of the Mansfield Historical Society will present a program related to the history of Mansfield, MA. In October, we begin with the Medicine and Doctors in Mansfield, MA: 1760-1948!

Medicine was a developing profession during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The doctors practicing in Mansfield and surrounding areas were pioneers in the medical field. Join us for a look at those Doctors along with a focus on the presenter’s great, great grandfather, Dr. John Bradford Wilson, who practiced and owned a drugstore on Main Street Mansfield.

This event is free and open to all.

Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday October 10, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for Little Learners! (ages 0-3)

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON Non Fiction Book Discussion – Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puleo

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library and our partners in One Book One Community for a discussion of Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission by Stephen Puleo. A presentation by the author will take place at the East Bridgewater Library on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00AM. Copies of the book are available at the library.

“The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America's tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world

More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and the destitute away from their stricken homeland. The first vessel to sail in the other direction, to help the millions unable to escape, was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship, which left Boston in March 1847 loaded with precious food for Ireland.

In Voyage of Mercy, Stephen Puleo tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts, and established the United States as the leader in international aid. The USS Jamestown’s heroic voyage showed how the ramifications of a single decision can be measured not in days, but in decades.“–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder.

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library and our partners in One Book One Community for a discussion of Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission by Stephen Puleo. A presentation by the author will take place at the East Bridgewater Library on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00AM. Copies of the book are available at the library.

“The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America's tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world

More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and the destitute away from their stricken homeland. The first vessel to sail in the other direction, to help the millions unable to escape, was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship, which left Boston in March 1847 loaded with precious food for Ireland.

In Voyage of Mercy, Stephen Puleo tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts, and established the United States as the leader in international aid. The USS Jamestown’s heroic voyage showed how the ramifications of a single decision can be measured not in days, but in decades.“–Amazon

This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday October 12, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions Successfully

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

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

 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  5087895770  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

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

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5087895770
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Thursday October 13, 2022
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4:00 PM
Virtual Author Event - Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. 

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real. You’ll learn how to say “no” when you want and need to, confidently ask for what you want and eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think.

 

About the Author: Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He also has a popular podcast, "Shrink For The Shy Guy.” Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the author of three best-selling books, including "Not Nice: Stop People-Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty...And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself".
This event is free and open to all. Registration required.

Please register HERE for this event.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mansfield Public Library.

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

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. 

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real. You’ll learn how to say “no” when you want and need to, confidently ask for what you want and eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think.

 

About the Author: Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He also has a popular podcast, "Shrink For The Shy Guy.” Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the author of three best-selling books, including "Not Nice: Stop People-Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty...And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself".
This event is free and open to all. Registration required.

Please register HERE for this event.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mansfield Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON - Shamrocks in Cyberspace: Irish Genealogy Databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Book One Community celebration of Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome genealogist Michael Brophy for his workshop, Shamrocks in Cyberspace: Irish Genealogy Databases.

Information about our Irish ancestors is exploding on the internet. The best websites for Irish research are explored and analyzed. Recent, landmark additions of Catholic Church records and vital records are presented. Finding aids for further Irish research are assessed and critiqued in this exciting lecture on all that has happened with Irish resources in cyberspace!


Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He is currently the Vice President of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) and the first Treasurer of the New England of Association of Professional Genealogists. He was featured on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy show about heir searchers. He was hired to conduct research forAncestry.com. And several historical authors. Mr. Brophy’s  genealogy education includes eight certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University. He is a licensed private investigator in Massachusetts.

This event is free and open to all. Registration required.
Please note: This is an intermediate level lecture.
(Attendees must know a place in Ireland where their immigrant ancestor came from to gain the most from this talk).

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Book One Community celebration of Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome genealogist Michael Brophy for his workshop, Shamrocks in Cyberspace: Irish Genealogy Databases.

Information about our Irish ancestors is exploding on the internet. The best websites for Irish research are explored and analyzed. Recent, landmark additions of Catholic Church records and vital records are presented. Finding aids for further Irish research are assessed and critiqued in this exciting lecture on all that has happened with Irish resources in cyberspace!


Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He is currently the Vice President of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) and the first Treasurer of the New England of Association of Professional Genealogists. He was featured on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy show about heir searchers. He was hired to conduct research forAncestry.com. And several historical authors. Mr. Brophy’s  genealogy education includes eight certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University. He is a licensed private investigator in Massachusetts.

This event is free and open to all. Registration required.
Please note: This is an intermediate level lecture.
(Attendees must know a place in Ireland where their immigrant ancestor came from to gain the most from this talk).

 

 

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Saturday October 15, 2022
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1:00 PM
Halloween Spooktacular featuring Robert Rivest: Comic Mime!

Wear your costumes and join us for some Halloween fun on Saturday, October 15! Our Halloween Spooktacular will start at 1:00 with a special performance by hilarious comic mime Robert Rivest!

In this fun, interactive program, Comic Mime Robert Rivest will take us through a series of spooky yet silly Halloween stories. We will also learn how to do some mime tricks and treat our friends to funny mime illusions and hilarious Halloween characters. Come in costume, Robert will use his mastery of mime and movement to help us move and act like our costume characters. Also bring some ideas and suggestions, as we will create our own spooky story together, on the spot!

Following the “Halloween Tricks and Treats” show, head over to the Youth Services room for fun Halloween-themed activities and crafts!

No registration required!

 

 

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Wear your costumes and join us for some Halloween fun on Saturday, October 15! Our Halloween Spooktacular will start at 1:00 with a special performance by hilarious comic mime Robert Rivest!

In this fun, interactive program, Comic Mime Robert Rivest will take us through a series of spooky yet silly Halloween stories. We will also learn how to do some mime tricks and treat our friends to funny mime illusions and hilarious Halloween characters. Come in costume, Robert will use his mastery of mime and movement to help us move and act like our costume characters. Also bring some ideas and suggestions, as we will create our own spooky story together, on the spot!

Following the “Halloween Tricks and Treats” show, head over to the Youth Services room for fun Halloween-themed activities and crafts!

No registration required!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

Monday October 17, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:10 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Virtual Book Chat is back!!
Join our virtual book chat from your home!
The Virtual Book Chat meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:30pm! Let's talk about books: What are you currently reading? What do you want to read? Be prepared to discuss up to three books. If you’ve read more than three books (so many of us do!!) since the previous meeting, please email your full list to Whitney Brown (wkbrown@sailsinc.org) or Catherine Coyne (ccoyne@sailsinc.org), who will share the entire list with the group.

 

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

Virtual Book Chat is back!!
Join our virtual book chat from your home!
The Virtual Book Chat meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:30pm! Let's talk about books: What are you currently reading? What do you want to read? Be prepared to discuss up to three books. If you’ve read more than three books (so many of us do!!) since the previous meeting, please email your full list to Whitney Brown (wkbrown@sailsinc.org) or Catherine Coyne (ccoyne@sailsinc.org), who will share the entire list with the group.

 

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 18, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for Little Learners! (ages 0-3)

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Art with Mrs. Mehta! (ages 7-10)

"An Astronaut in Space!"

In this art class, participants will use watercolor paints to create an astronaut floating in the galaxy!

This event is free and open to children ages 7-10. Registration is required.

 

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org
There are 11 spaces available.

"An Astronaut in Space!"

In this art class, participants will use watercolor paints to create an astronaut floating in the galaxy!

This event is free and open to children ages 7-10. Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Virtual Author Event - Where The Children Take Us

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us

In Where the Children Take Us, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice--and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations--becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor--Asher's older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)--a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur.

When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after a fatal accident, Obiajulu, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. As her children veer down the wrong path, she instills a family book club with Western literary classics, testing their resolve and challenging their deeper understanding. Desperate for inspiration, she plasters newspaper clippings of Black success stories on the walls and hunts for overachieving neighbors to serve as role models, all while running Shakespeare theatre lines with her son and finishing homework into the early morning with Zain. When distractions persist, she literally cuts the TV cord and installs a residential pay phone.

The story of a woman who survived genocide, famine, poverty, and crushing grief to rise from war torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace, Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love, and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.


About the Author: Born and raised in London, Zain Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Asher is an anchor for CNN International based in New York. She anchors the new global news program, One World with Zain Asher, and also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN International's weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets. 

Where the Children Take Us, a memoir based on Asher’s childhood, is her first book and was published in April 2022. 


Please register HERE for this event.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mansfield Public Library.

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

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us

In Where the Children Take Us, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice--and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations--becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor--Asher's older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)--a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur.

When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after a fatal accident, Obiajulu, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. As her children veer down the wrong path, she instills a family book club with Western literary classics, testing their resolve and challenging their deeper understanding. Desperate for inspiration, she plasters newspaper clippings of Black success stories on the walls and hunts for overachieving neighbors to serve as role models, all while running Shakespeare theatre lines with her son and finishing homework into the early morning with Zain. When distractions persist, she literally cuts the TV cord and installs a residential pay phone.

The story of a woman who survived genocide, famine, poverty, and crushing grief to rise from war torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace, Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love, and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.


About the Author: Born and raised in London, Zain Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Asher is an anchor for CNN International based in New York. She anchors the new global news program, One World with Zain Asher, and also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN International's weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets. 

Where the Children Take Us, a memoir based on Asher’s childhood, is her first book and was published in April 2022. 


Please register HERE for this event.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mansfield Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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10:00 AM
Drop-in Puppets and Puzzles!

Come by the Children’s Room for some free play with puppets and puzzles! Drop in any time to play with lots of fun puppets, as well as our special puppet theater! We will also have a variety of puzzles to try, including ones that are perfect for little hands. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Come by the Children’s Room for some free play with puppets and puzzles! Drop in any time to play with lots of fun puppets, as well as our special puppet theater! We will also have a variety of puzzles to try, including ones that are perfect for little hands. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spice Club - ALLSPICE

As part of the One Book One Community celebration of Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, our spice for the month of October is Allspice! Guess who’s going to be making Irish Soda Bread??

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 19th (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 #cookingwithallspice #librariesofinstagram #cookingfun #onebookonecommunity

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

As part of the One Book One Community celebration of Stephen Puleo’s Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission, our spice for the month of October is Allspice! Guess who’s going to be making Irish Soda Bread??

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 19th (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 #cookingwithallspice #librariesofinstagram #cookingfun #onebookonecommunity

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Jellyfish Pastel Painting Workshop with Gregory Maichack

The Mansfield Public Library will host “Jellyfish,” a Pastel Painting Workshop With Materials For Adults. Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “Jellyfish,” a pastel painting workshop for adults and teens 18+ at Mansfield Public Library on October 19th, from 6:00-8:00PM. This is a pastel painting workshop designed for both sheer beginners to advanced participants.

In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, There are so many jellyfish, with varied anatomies, complexities, and colors...what workshop can offer more creative possibilities?

This fun, two-hour workshop, with materials included, guides everyone in producing their very own personalized and original pastel of a stunning jellyfish. The possibilities are unfathomable!

All are excited in seeing the colors produced by pastels in their creation of subtle colors as everyone becomes experts at blending pastel. For the first time, creating translucency will be our special effect. As always, all will keep their 12 X 18
painting. All supplied pastels, pencils, paper, blending material, and photo references of various and sundry jellyfish for ideas.    

Doesn’t it sound like fun...a workshop that offers an ocean of creative possibilities?


Artist Gregory John Maichack lives in the Berkshires. He is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003, he also was awarded the Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society. Maichack was commissioned by Westfield State College to paint the pastel portrait of the past president of Westfield State University, Doctor Frederick Woodward, which was unveiled at the dedication of the Woodward Center; and pastel painted dictionary great Charles Merriam, unveiled by Merriam-Webster Co. at Merriam-Gilbert Library. He has been in many national juried shows and was awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Maichack is accepting requests to do various commissions to do pastel paintings. Please e-mail Mr. Maichack at  EmJay7@aol.com . Visit his new web site at www.GregoryMaichack.com .  Maichack has been a faculty member of the Museum Studio School in the Fine Arts Museum Quadrangle in Springfield, MA; and taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, Westfield State University, East Works, the MFA, Boston, and The Guild, Northampton. Maichack’s pastel paintings have been selected twice for the Annual National Exhibition of the Academic Artists Association and as a result Maichack was invited to be a member of this prestigious organization.

This event is free and open to ages 18 and up! 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: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Mansfield Public Library will host “Jellyfish,” a Pastel Painting Workshop With Materials For Adults. Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “Jellyfish,” a pastel painting workshop for adults and teens 18+ at Mansfield Public Library on October 19th, from 6:00-8:00PM. This is a pastel painting workshop designed for both sheer beginners to advanced participants.

In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, There are so many jellyfish, with varied anatomies, complexities, and colors...what workshop can offer more creative possibilities?

This fun, two-hour workshop, with materials included, guides everyone in producing their very own personalized and original pastel of a stunning jellyfish. The possibilities are unfathomable!

All are excited in seeing the colors produced by pastels in their creation of subtle colors as everyone becomes experts at blending pastel. For the first time, creating translucency will be our special effect. As always, all will keep their 12 X 18
painting. All supplied pastels, pencils, paper, blending material, and photo references of various and sundry jellyfish for ideas.    

Doesn’t it sound like fun...a workshop that offers an ocean of creative possibilities?


Artist Gregory John Maichack lives in the Berkshires. He is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003, he also was awarded the Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society. Maichack was commissioned by Westfield State College to paint the pastel portrait of the past president of Westfield State University, Doctor Frederick Woodward, which was unveiled at the dedication of the Woodward Center; and pastel painted dictionary great Charles Merriam, unveiled by Merriam-Webster Co. at Merriam-Gilbert Library. He has been in many national juried shows and was awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Maichack is accepting requests to do various commissions to do pastel paintings. Please e-mail Mr. Maichack at  EmJay7@aol.com . Visit his new web site at www.GregoryMaichack.com .  Maichack has been a faculty member of the Museum Studio School in the Fine Arts Museum Quadrangle in Springfield, MA; and taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, Westfield State University, East Works, the MFA, Boston, and The Guild, Northampton. Maichack’s pastel paintings have been selected twice for the Annual National Exhibition of the Academic Artists Association and as a result Maichack was invited to be a member of this prestigious organization.

This event is free and open to ages 18 and up! 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:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday October 20, 2022
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL Author Talk - They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men

Mansfield Public Library is excited to virtually host author Kathleen Courtenay Stone for a discussion of her book, They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men.

“In mid-twentieth-century America, women faced a paradox. Thanks to their efforts, World War II production had been robust, and in the peace that followed, more women worked outside the home than ever before, even dominating some professions. Yet the culture, from politicians to corporations to television shows, portrayed the ideal woman as a housewife. Many women happily assumed that role, but a small segment bucked the tide―women who wanted to use their talents differently, in jobs that had always been reserved for men. In They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men, author Kathleen Stone meets seven of these unconventional women. In insightful, personalized portraits that span a half-century, Kathleen weaves stories of female ambition, uncovering the families, teachers, mentors, and historical events that led to unexpected paths. What inspired these women, and what can they teach women and girls today?”–Amazon


 

 

Kathleen Stone knows something about female ambition. As a lawyer, she was a law clerk to a federal judge, a litigation partner in a law firm, and senior counsel at a financial institution. She also taught seminars on American law in six foreign countries, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Kathleen’s work has been published in Ploughshares, Arts Fuse, Los Angeles Review of Books, Timberline Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle. She holds graduate degrees from Boston University School of Law and the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives in Boston with her husband.

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

Mansfield Public Library is excited to virtually host author Kathleen Courtenay Stone for a discussion of her book, They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men.

“In mid-twentieth-century America, women faced a paradox. Thanks to their efforts, World War II production had been robust, and in the peace that followed, more women worked outside the home than ever before, even dominating some professions. Yet the culture, from politicians to corporations to television shows, portrayed the ideal woman as a housewife. Many women happily assumed that role, but a small segment bucked the tide―women who wanted to use their talents differently, in jobs that had always been reserved for men. In They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men, author Kathleen Stone meets seven of these unconventional women. In insightful, personalized portraits that span a half-century, Kathleen weaves stories of female ambition, uncovering the families, teachers, mentors, and historical events that led to unexpected paths. What inspired these women, and what can they teach women and girls today?”–Amazon


 

 

Kathleen Stone knows something about female ambition. As a lawyer, she was a law clerk to a federal judge, a litigation partner in a law firm, and senior counsel at a financial institution. She also taught seminars on American law in six foreign countries, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Kathleen’s work has been published in Ploughshares, Arts Fuse, Los Angeles Review of Books, Timberline Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle. She holds graduate degrees from Boston University School of Law and the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives in Boston with her husband.

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 K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Friday October 21, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Halloween Sensory Playtime (ages 2-5)
Sensory play supports creativity, problem solving, and fine motor skills.  During this playtime, young children will use their senses and imagination to freely explore a variety of sensory bins and materials!  Squish, scoop, shake, and more! This month's sensory playtime will have a special Halloween theme!
 
Please Note: there will be small objects used. Children must remain supervised by their caregivers.
 
Registration is required!
CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org
There are 13 spaces available.
Sensory play supports creativity, problem solving, and fine motor skills.  During this playtime, young children will use their senses and imagination to freely explore a variety of sensory bins and materials!  Squish, scoop, shake, and more! This month's sensory playtime will have a special Halloween theme!
 
Please Note: there will be small objects used. Children must remain supervised by their caregivers.
 
Registration is required!
CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One-on-One Computer Tutoring

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Monday October 24, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Family Evening Halloween Storytime

Families are invited to dress in their pajamas (or a costume!) and bring a stuffed friend to share fun and not-too-spooky Halloween stories and songs! Great for children ages 0-5. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Families are invited to dress in their pajamas (or a costume!) and bring a stuffed friend to share fun and not-too-spooky Halloween stories and songs! Great for children ages 0-5. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Library Book Club - Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson.

We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.

Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?

Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.”–Publisher

 

This event is free and open to all. For those attending virtually, registration is required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Hybrid

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson.

We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.

Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?

Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.”–Publisher

 

This event is free and open to all. For those attending virtually, registration is required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Tuesday October 25, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for Little Learners! (ages 0-3)

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Join us for a lively storytime for "little learners!" We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Virtual Author Event - The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works. Quinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code.

Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. 

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son - but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious young woman to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC - until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons, and enemy bullets, in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a woman and mother who became a soldier and who found her place in the world that changed the course of history forever.


About the Author: Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.  She is a native of Southern California, and she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code. She and her husband now live in Seattle with their rescue dogs.


Please register HERE for this event.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mansfield Public Library.

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

Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works. Quinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code.

Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. 

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son - but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious young woman to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC - until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons, and enemy bullets, in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a woman and mother who became a soldier and who found her place in the world that changed the course of history forever.


About the Author: Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.  She is a native of Southern California, and she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code. She and her husband now live in Seattle with their rescue dogs.


Please register HERE for this event.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mansfield Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions Successfully

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

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

 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  5087895770  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle. 

We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

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

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5087895770
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Wednesday October 26, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Thursday October 27, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Playground Bonanza with Miss Carol!

Familes with preschoolers- come join our Playground Bonanza!!!  We will start together playing at the Mansfield Playground and then move over to the grove for some songs, movement, story and a craft!!!  If it happens to rain that day we will meet indoors at the Mansfield Library for the gathering instead.

REGISTER by emailing Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Familes with preschoolers- come join our Playground Bonanza!!!  We will start together playing at the Mansfield Playground and then move over to the grove for some songs, movement, story and a craft!!!  If it happens to rain that day we will meet indoors at the Mansfield Library for the gathering instead.

REGISTER by emailing Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  508-261-7380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Come build with LEGOS! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:30-5:30 PM to build with our LEGO bricks. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week! No registration required.

Please note: this activity is for ages 5+. Children must be supervised in the Youth Room.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL Ain't It Scary Podcast-New England Ghost Stories

Have you ever had an experience that you simply cannot explain? In honor of the Halloween season, the Ain't it Scary? with Sean & Carrie podcast will be hosting a virtual presentation on October 27th at 6:30pm covering a short history of paranormal and ghost stories in New England - from the cases of the Conjuring series-inspiring Warrens to hauntings relating to major historical events to some of the spookiest and strangest stories based in the Northeastern US.

Feel free to bring your curiosity, questions, and an open mind! 

The Ain't it Scary? podcast is hosted by Sean & Carrie McCabe, a married couple with differing viewpoints on the unbelievable. He's skeptical. She's spooky. Together they explore the unknown, unsolved, unbelievable, and just plain weird, with topics ranging from true crime (D.B. Cooper, the Axeman of New Orleans), the paranormal (the Amityville Horror, Gettysburg ghosts), historical weirdness (Henry VIII, cannibalism at Jamestown) and everything, well, scary (urban legends, cryptids, conspiracies and more). Ain't it Scary? is part of Killer Podcasts, an Evergreen Podcasts network - find out more at aintitscary.com!

 

 This event is free and open to ages 13 and up.
 Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room. Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

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

Have you ever had an experience that you simply cannot explain? In honor of the Halloween season, the Ain't it Scary? with Sean & Carrie podcast will be hosting a virtual presentation on October 27th at 6:30pm covering a short history of paranormal and ghost stories in New England - from the cases of the Conjuring series-inspiring Warrens to hauntings relating to major historical events to some of the spookiest and strangest stories based in the Northeastern US.

Feel free to bring your curiosity, questions, and an open mind! 

The Ain't it Scary? podcast is hosted by Sean & Carrie McCabe, a married couple with differing viewpoints on the unbelievable. He's skeptical. She's spooky. Together they explore the unknown, unsolved, unbelievable, and just plain weird, with topics ranging from true crime (D.B. Cooper, the Axeman of New Orleans), the paranormal (the Amityville Horror, Gettysburg ghosts), historical weirdness (Henry VIII, cannibalism at Jamestown) and everything, well, scary (urban legends, cryptids, conspiracies and more). Ain't it Scary? is part of Killer Podcasts, an Evergreen Podcasts network - find out more at aintitscary.com!

 

 This event is free and open to ages 13 and up.
 Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room. Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Wednesday November 2, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup (Ages 3-5)!

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is great for ages 3-5.

Come join us for these MONTHY FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!

Registration is required. Please REGISTER each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is great for ages 3-5.

Come join us for these MONTHY FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!

Registration is required. Please REGISTER each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday November 3, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music and Movement with Ms. Marsha!

Fall is here so let's get together and make music!

Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and have instrument play at the Mansfield Public Library!  This program is for young children and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required!

Please register with Ms. Marsha using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejdu25x25cb82237

 

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Fall is here so let's get together and make music!

Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and have instrument play at the Mansfield Public Library!  This program is for young children and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required!

Please register with Ms. Marsha using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejdu25x25cb82237

 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Mystery Book Club - The Good German by Joseph Kanon

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Good German by Joseph Kanon.

“Set in Berlin just after the end of World War II, a brilliant thriller about the end of one war and the beginning of another, by the bestselling author of Los Alamos.

Berlin, 1945. Jake Geismar, former Berlin correspondent for CBS, has managed to wangle one of the coveted press slots for the Potsdam Conference. His assignment: a series of articles on the American occupation of postwar Berlin. His personal agenda: to find Lena, the German mistress he left behind at the outbreak of the war. When he stumbles on a murder–an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds–he thinks he has found the key that will unlock his Berlin story. What he finds instead is a larger story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city not only physically but morally devastatated, where children scavenge for food in the rubble, sex can be had for a cigarette, and the black market is the only means of survival.

Berlin at zero hour is like nowhere else–a tragedy, and a feverish party after the end of the world. And nothing is simple–not the murder of a soldier and not any of the lives, American and German, that Jake encounters as he tries to solve it. More unsolvable still is the larger crime that hangs over everything in 1945, a crime so huge it seems beyond punishment.

At once a murder mystery, a love story, and a riveting portrait of a unique time and place, The Good German is a historical thriller of the first rank.”–Amazon

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

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Good German by Joseph Kanon.

“Set in Berlin just after the end of World War II, a brilliant thriller about the end of one war and the beginning of another, by the bestselling author of Los Alamos.

Berlin, 1945. Jake Geismar, former Berlin correspondent for CBS, has managed to wangle one of the coveted press slots for the Potsdam Conference. His assignment: a series of articles on the American occupation of postwar Berlin. His personal agenda: to find Lena, the German mistress he left behind at the outbreak of the war. When he stumbles on a murder–an American soldier washed up on the shore of the conference grounds–he thinks he has found the key that will unlock his Berlin story. What he finds instead is a larger story of corruption and intrigue reaching deep into the heart of the occupation and a city not only physically but morally devastatated, where children scavenge for food in the rubble, sex can be had for a cigarette, and the black market is the only means of survival.

Berlin at zero hour is like nowhere else–a tragedy, and a feverish party after the end of the world. And nothing is simple–not the murder of a soldier and not any of the lives, American and German, that Jake encounters as he tries to solve it. More unsolvable still is the larger crime that hangs over everything in 1945, a crime so huge it seems beyond punishment.

At once a murder mystery, a love story, and a riveting portrait of a unique time and place, The Good German is a historical thriller of the first rank.”–Amazon

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Wednesday November 9, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Walk: Head to Toe!

This Story Walk is for families with children of all ages. The program will begin with children utilizing the Library space.   When individual families are ready to start the walk with their designated time frame, they will sign in and begin their FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors! At the end of the walk the children will participate with an art project that corresponds with the story.  

REGISTER NOW: email ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

This Story Walk is for families with children of all ages. The program will begin with children utilizing the Library space.   When individual families are ready to start the walk with their designated time frame, they will sign in and begin their FUN journey of combining a children's story with a walking route outdoors! At the end of the walk the children will participate with an art project that corresponds with the story.  

REGISTER NOW: email ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Friday November 11, 2022

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

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

Wednesday November 16, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Adventures: Helen Frankenthaler and the Soak Stain technique!

Art Adventures is a program designed to teach children about artists and their style of work! Children will learn about a particular artist and their style of art, then they will have the opportunity to create their own work of art using the technique and style of the artist.

This month we will be learning about Helen Frankenthaler and her "Soak Stain" technique. Children will have the opportunity to paint their own Helen Frankenthaler style work of art.This program is appropriate for children in grades Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Registration is required. Please register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejde2agq33e9831f

For more information, please contact Gina McGarrigle: gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT: Gina McGarrigle  508-559-1666 ext. 18  gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Art Adventures is a program designed to teach children about artists and their style of work! Children will learn about a particular artist and their style of art, then they will have the opportunity to create their own work of art using the technique and style of the artist.

This month we will be learning about Helen Frankenthaler and her "Soak Stain" technique. Children will have the opportunity to paint their own Helen Frankenthaler style work of art.This program is appropriate for children in grades Kindergarten - 4th grade.

Registration is required. Please register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejde2agq33e9831f

For more information, please contact Gina McGarrigle: gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT:
  Gina McGarrigle
  508.559.1666 ext. 18
   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday November 17, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Library Book Club - Fly Girl: a memoir by Ann Hood

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Fly Girl: a memoir by Ann Hood.

“In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world–and maybe, one day, write about it–Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation.

In the air, Hood found both the adventure she’d dreamt of and the unexpected realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin and dined in front of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels. She flew through the start of deregulation, an oil crisis, massive furloughs, and a labor strike.

As the airline industry changed around her, Hood began to write–even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, Fly Girl captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.”–Publisher

 

This event is free and open to all. For those attending virtually, registration is required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Hybrid

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Fly Girl: a memoir by Ann Hood.

“In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world–and maybe, one day, write about it–Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation.

In the air, Hood found both the adventure she’d dreamt of and the unexpected realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin and dined in front of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels. She flew through the start of deregulation, an oil crisis, massive furloughs, and a labor strike.

As the airline industry changed around her, Hood began to write–even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, Fly Girl captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.”–Publisher

 

This event is free and open to all. For those attending virtually, registration is required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Craft Night for Teens and Adults

What better way to welcome Fall than with a festive fall book pumpkin project! Librarian Whitney Brown will show attendees how to upcycle an old paperback book by turning it into a “festive fall pumpkin”!

 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to ages 13 and up! 
Registration Required. 
Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

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

What better way to welcome Fall than with a festive fall book pumpkin project! Librarian Whitney Brown will show attendees how to upcycle an old paperback book by turning it into a “festive fall pumpkin”!

 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to ages 13 and up! 
Registration Required. 
Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

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

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-18 months, are invited to come to the library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

Thursday November 24, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

Thursday December 1, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Music and Movement with Ms. Marsha!

Fall is here so let's get together and make music!

Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and have instrument play at the Mansfield Public Library!  This program is for young children and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required!

Please register with Ms. Marsha using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejdu25x25cb82237

 

CONTACT: Kacee Rimer  5082617380  krimer@sailsinc.org

Fall is here so let's get together and make music!

Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and have instrument play at the Mansfield Public Library!  This program is for young children and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required!

Please register with Ms. Marsha using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=npijo9cab&oeidk=a07ejdu25x25cb82237

 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  5082617380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Mystery Book Club - Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves.

Life just got a little sweeter in the island fishing village of Eastport, Maine. Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree and her best friend Ellie are opening a waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose, where their tasty treats pair perfectly with the salty ocean breeze. But while Jake has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can’t resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder.
 
Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they figure it’ll be a piece of cake. With Ellie’s old family recipes luring in customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of July weekend. Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jake—until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. When the storm hits, Jake’s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. But as bitter as the storm is, something even more sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose—where health inspector Matt Muldoon is found murdered.
 
Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Matt, who had been raining on their parade with bogus talk of health code violations. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, she’s in a sticky situation with the police—and it’s up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.”–Amazon

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

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves.

Life just got a little sweeter in the island fishing village of Eastport, Maine. Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree and her best friend Ellie are opening a waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose, where their tasty treats pair perfectly with the salty ocean breeze. But while Jake has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can’t resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder.
 
Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they figure it’ll be a piece of cake. With Ellie’s old family recipes luring in customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of July weekend. Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jake—until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. When the storm hits, Jake’s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. But as bitter as the storm is, something even more sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose—where health inspector Matt Muldoon is found murdered.
 
Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Matt, who had been raining on their parade with bogus talk of health code violations. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, she’s in a sticky situation with the police—and it’s up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.”–Amazon

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Wednesday December 7, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup (Ages 3-5)!

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is great for ages 3-5.

Come join us for these MONTHY FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!

Registration is required. Please REGISTER each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is great for ages 3-5.

Come join us for these MONTHY FUN GET-TOGETHERS with others!

Registration is required. Please REGISTER each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Monday December 19, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:10 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Virtual Book Chat is back!!
Join our virtual book chat from your home!
The Virtual Book Chat meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:30pm! Let's talk about books: What are you currently reading? What do you want to read? Be prepared to discuss up to three books. If you’ve read more than three books (so many of us do!!) since the previous meeting, please email your full list to Whitney Brown (wkbrown@sailsinc.org) or Catherine Coyne (ccoyne@sailsinc.org), who will share the entire list with the group.

 

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

Virtual Book Chat is back!!
Join our virtual book chat from your home!
The Virtual Book Chat meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:30pm! Let's talk about books: What are you currently reading? What do you want to read? Be prepared to discuss up to three books. If you’ve read more than three books (so many of us do!!) since the previous meeting, please email your full list to Whitney Brown (wkbrown@sailsinc.org) or Catherine Coyne (ccoyne@sailsinc.org), who will share the entire list with the group.

 

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


Monday December 26, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

Wednesday January 18, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Adventures!

Art Adventures is a program designed to teach children about artists and their style of work! Children will learn about a particular artist and their style of art, then they will have the opportunity to create their own work of art using the technique and style of the artist. All materials are supplied for this group. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 (and eligible for kindergarten) through 8 years old. 

Registration is required. 

Please register with Gina McGarrigle: gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT: Gina McGarrigle  508-559-1666 ext. 18  gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Art Adventures is a program designed to teach children about artists and their style of work! Children will learn about a particular artist and their style of art, then they will have the opportunity to create their own work of art using the technique and style of the artist. All materials are supplied for this group. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 (and eligible for kindergarten) through 8 years old. 

Registration is required. 

Please register with Gina McGarrigle: gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT:
  Gina McGarrigle
  508.559.1666 ext. 18
   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Wednesday March 15, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Adventures!

Art Adventures is a program designed to teach children about artists and their style of work! Children will learn about a particular artist and their style of art, then they will have the opportunity to create their own work of art using the technique and style of the artist. All materials are supplied for this group. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 (and eligible for kindergarten) through 8 years old. 

Registration is required. 

Please register with Gina McGarrigle: gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT: Gina McGarrigle  508-559-1666 ext. 18  gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Art Adventures is a program designed to teach children about artists and their style of work! Children will learn about a particular artist and their style of art, then they will have the opportunity to create their own work of art using the technique and style of the artist. All materials are supplied for this group. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 (and eligible for kindergarten) through 8 years old. 

Registration is required. 

Please register with Gina McGarrigle: gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

CONTACT:
  Gina McGarrigle
  508.559.1666 ext. 18
   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org


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