Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Thursday April 1, 2021 - Saturday April 17, 2021
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Coloring Contest for Ages 3-11

Stop by the Children's Room starting April 1 to pick up a COLORING CONTEST coloring sheet! Use your creativity to color/decorate the coloring sheet. Take a picture of your masterpiece by April 17th and email it to Miss Mary - mplumer@sailsinc.org  

Note: Entries will only be accepted via email! Please don't bring the coloring sheets to the library - you get to keep the original! 

There will be three winners - one per age group (Ages 3-5 --  Ages 6-8 -- Ages 9-11). Be sure to include a name, age and email address. Winners will be notified via email and will receive a book prize bundle and have their coloring sheet printed and posted in the Children's Room!

(If you are unable to come to the library for a coloring sheet, you can email Miss Mary for one.) 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org

Stop by the Children's Room starting April 1 to pick up a COLORING CONTEST coloring sheet! Use your creativity to color/decorate the coloring sheet. Take a picture of your masterpiece by April 17th and email it to Miss Mary - mplumer@sailsinc.org  

Note: Entries will only be accepted via email! Please don't bring the coloring sheets to the library - you get to keep the original! 

There will be three winners - one per age group (Ages 3-5 --  Ages 6-8 -- Ages 9-11). Be sure to include a name, age and email address. Winners will be notified via email and will receive a book prize bundle and have their coloring sheet printed and posted in the Children's Room!

(If you are unable to come to the library for a coloring sheet, you can email Miss Mary for one.) 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org

Thursday April 1, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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Blackout Poetry Kits for Teens

April is National Poetry Month!

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to stop by the library to grab a Blackout Poetry kit and make their own blackout poetry!

"Blackout Poetry is a form of “found poetry” where you select words that catch your interest from a newspaper, book, or other printed text – along with a few additional words to make it flow. Then you “redact” all the words you don't want. Your chosen words will form a new message, giving the text a whole new meaning."

 

 

 

No registration required! Kits will be available in the YA area of the library throughout the month of April. Don't forget to share your creations by emailing an image to YA Librarian Whitney Brown 
(wkbrown@sailsinc.org). 
 

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

 

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

April is National Poetry Month!

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to stop by the library to grab a Blackout Poetry kit and make their own blackout poetry!

"Blackout Poetry is a form of “found poetry” where you select words that catch your interest from a newspaper, book, or other printed text – along with a few additional words to make it flow. Then you “redact” all the words you don't want. Your chosen words will form a new message, giving the text a whole new meaning."

 

 

 

No registration required! Kits will be available in the YA area of the library throughout the month of April. Don't forget to share your creations by emailing an image to YA Librarian Whitney Brown 
(wkbrown@sailsinc.org). 
 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

Monday April 19, 2021

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

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

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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10:00 AM
Virtual Puppet Story Time! (Pre-Recorded)

A special pre-recorded Puppet Story Time! 

Through Me To You Puppetry presents “And The People Stayed Home,” by Kitty O’Meara. This book started out as a poem, written during Covid 2020. Kitty shared it on social media and friends encouraged her to make it into a children’s book. We are so glad she did!  We hope you enjoy the book, and our original song, “Safe At Home."

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

A special pre-recorded Puppet Story Time! 

Through Me To You Puppetry presents “And The People Stayed Home,” by Kitty O’Meara. This book started out as a poem, written during Covid 2020. Kitty shared it on social media and friends encouraged her to make it into a children’s book. We are so glad she did!  We hope you enjoy the book, and our original song, “Safe At Home."

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Take and Make Activities - for ages 4+ with an adult

Children ages 4 and up (with the help of an adult) can sign up for Take & Make craft activities. 

Each child that is registered will receive a bag with activities and instructions for self-guided fun. 

On Wednesday, April 21, come to the library (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up your bag of supplies. Be sure to register each child individually if you have more than one! 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org

Children ages 4 and up (with the help of an adult) can sign up for Take & Make craft activities. 

Each child that is registered will receive a bag with activities and instructions for self-guided fun. 

On Wednesday, April 21, come to the library (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up your bag of supplies. Be sure to register each child individually if you have more than one! 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org


 
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DIY Beeswax Wrap Take & Make for Teens and Adults

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration for this project will open!

Help celebrate Earth Day by learning how to make your very own reusable Beeswax Wrap!
Kit includes Beeswax pellets, Paint brushes, Parchment paper, Clothes pins, Cloth.
A How-To video will be posted on the library's YouTube channel on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00PM.

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, April 21 (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit for the project.

Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up.

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

 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration for this project will open!

Help celebrate Earth Day by learning how to make your very own reusable Beeswax Wrap!
Kit includes Beeswax pellets, Paint brushes, Parchment paper, Clothes pins, Cloth.
A How-To video will be posted on the library's YouTube channel on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00PM.

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, April 21 (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit for the project.

Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


Friday April 23, 2021
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7:00 PM
Virtual Bedtime Story with Miss Cathie

Enjoy a pre-recorded bedtime story read by Miss Cathie (Catherine Coyne, the Library Director). 

It's a great way to slow down at the end of the day and the end of the week. Bedtime stories are the best! 

At 7pm, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Please note: Although the video is posted at 7pm, it is available to view any time after posting! This is not a live event.

Enjoy a pre-recorded bedtime story read by Miss Cathie (Catherine Coyne, the Library Director). 

It's a great way to slow down at the end of the day and the end of the week. Bedtime stories are the best! 

At 7pm, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Please note: Although the video is posted at 7pm, it is available to view any time after posting! This is not a live event.

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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10:00 AM
Virtual Story Time with Miss Mary - Mixed Age 0-5

Join Miss Mary for a pre-recorded story and song! The story will be geared towards the under 5 years old audience. 

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

Join Miss Mary for a pre-recorded story and song! The story will be geared towards the under 5 years old audience. 

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Teen Advisory Board Meeting

We're getting the T.A.B. back together!!

Calling all teens!!! The Mansfield Public Library is currently looking for teens in Grades 6 hrough 12 to be a part of the Teen Advisory Board!

What does this mean? By joining the Teen Advisory Board, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer/community service hours, advise the library on what materials to purchase for the Young Adult area, come up with ideas for virtual programs to have at the library, learn about our MAKERCAUSE and much, much more!!!

 

 

 

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  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

We're getting the T.A.B. back together!!

Calling all teens!!! The Mansfield Public Library is currently looking for teens in Grades 6 hrough 12 to be a part of the Teen Advisory Board!

What does this mean? By joining the Teen Advisory Board, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer/community service hours, advise the library on what materials to purchase for the Young Adult area, come up with ideas for virtual programs to have at the library, learn about our MAKERCAUSE and much, much more!!!

 

 

 

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
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


Friday April 30, 2021
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7:00 PM
Virtual Bedtime Story with Miss Cathie

Enjoy a pre-recorded bedtime story read by Miss Cathie (Catherine Coyne, the Library Director). 

It's a great way to slow down at the end of the day and the end of the week. Bedtime stories are the best! 

At 7pm, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Please note: Although the video is posted at 7pm, it is available to view any time after posting! This is not a live event.

Enjoy a pre-recorded bedtime story read by Miss Cathie (Catherine Coyne, the Library Director). 

It's a great way to slow down at the end of the day and the end of the week. Bedtime stories are the best! 

At 7pm, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Please note: Although the video is posted at 7pm, it is available to view any time after posting! This is not a live event.

Saturday May 1, 2021 - Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Children's Birds, Bees & Butterflies Challenge!

 Throughout the month of May, the Mansfield Public Library is celebrating nature with the theme, "Birds, Bees and Butterflies... Oh My!". 

From Saturday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 25th, join us for a BIRDS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES CHALLENGE!  

How it works: 

- Stop by the Children's Room and pick up your Challenge Board. (The boards will be located in a small box near the entrance of the Children's Room - look for the sign!)

- Complete ALL squares and return the board to the library (we'll have a little box to put your sheet in!) or take a picture of the completed board and email it to Miss Mary at mplumer@sailsinc.org. Entries must be received by May 25th at 6pm. 

- If you complete ALL squares, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a book prize bundle! Open to all children 12 and under! 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org

 Throughout the month of May, the Mansfield Public Library is celebrating nature with the theme, "Birds, Bees and Butterflies... Oh My!". 

From Saturday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 25th, join us for a BIRDS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES CHALLENGE!  

How it works: 

- Stop by the Children's Room and pick up your Challenge Board. (The boards will be located in a small box near the entrance of the Children's Room - look for the sign!)

- Complete ALL squares and return the board to the library (we'll have a little box to put your sheet in!) or take a picture of the completed board and email it to Miss Mary at mplumer@sailsinc.org. Entries must be received by May 25th at 6pm. 

- If you complete ALL squares, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a book prize bundle! Open to all children 12 and under! 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org

Saturday May 1, 2021 - Monday May 31, 2021
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Birds, Bees, Butterflies...OH MY!

Join us for a special celebration of birds, bees and butterflies, throughout the month of May! 
Stop by the library to check out our various displays in both the Adult and Youth areas.
Programs during the Birds, Bees and Butterflies...OH MY month long celebration will include Take & Make projects for teens and adults, such as Butterfly Seed Bombs and a DIY Birdseed Cookie Hanging Feeder. Don’t forget that space is limited for these programs!
The library will also offer two virtual programs: Keeping Up With the Beekeepers and Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and other Beneficials. In addition to these great projects and programs, the library will also offer a fun “find the butterflies” activity in the library, weekly bird identifying photo challenge on social media, and fun birds, bees and butterflies challenges in the Children's Room!

Join us for a special celebration of birds, bees and butterflies, throughout the month of May! 
Stop by the library to check out our various displays in both the Adult and Youth areas.
Programs during the Birds, Bees and Butterflies...OH MY month long celebration will include Take & Make projects for teens and adults, such as Butterfly Seed Bombs and a DIY Birdseed Cookie Hanging Feeder. Don’t forget that space is limited for these programs!
The library will also offer two virtual programs: Keeping Up With the Beekeepers and Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and other Beneficials. In addition to these great projects and programs, the library will also offer a fun “find the butterflies” activity in the library, weekly bird identifying photo challenge on social media, and fun birds, bees and butterflies challenges in the Children's Room!

Monday May 3, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Join our virtual book chat from your home every other Monday at 6:30pm!

Let's talk about books:

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

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

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

Join our virtual book chat from your home every other Monday at 6:30pm!

Let's talk about books:

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Tuesday May 4, 2021
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10:00 AM
Virtual Puppet Story Time! (Pre-Recorded)

Newton has an idea! His idea is to read "What Do You Do With An Idea?" for Through Me To You Puppetry’s "Puppet Story Time"! Kobi Yamada's wonderful text enriched by Mae Besom's rich illustrations gives Newton pause. He wonders about how he treats a new idea when it pops into his head. Does he ignore it? Or nurture it? Watch & see! And be sure to stay ’til the end, when 3 surprise guests join Newton in singing "This Little Light of Mine,” played by Sherman Whipple.

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

Newton has an idea! His idea is to read "What Do You Do With An Idea?" for Through Me To You Puppetry’s "Puppet Story Time"! Kobi Yamada's wonderful text enriched by Mae Besom's rich illustrations gives Newton pause. He wonders about how he treats a new idea when it pops into his head. Does he ignore it? Or nurture it? Watch & see! And be sure to stay ’til the end, when 3 surprise guests join Newton in singing "This Little Light of Mine,” played by Sherman Whipple.

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

Wednesday May 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Butterfly Seed Bombs Take & Make for Teens and Adults

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration for this project will open on APRIL 21st!

Learn how to make milkweed seed bombs to create your very own Monarch butterfly habitat!
Kit includes seeds, clay and potting soil.
A How-To video will be posted on the library's YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00PM.

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, May 5th (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit for the project.

Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up.

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

 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration for this project will open on APRIL 21st!

Learn how to make milkweed seed bombs to create your very own Monarch butterfly habitat!
Kit includes seeds, clay and potting soil.
A How-To video will be posted on the library's YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00PM.

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, May 5th (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit for the project.

Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

Thursday May 6, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club -When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole.

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…

Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.

But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.

When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?”–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: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole.

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…

Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.

But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.

When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?”–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: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Friday May 7, 2021
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7:00 PM
Virtual Bedtime Story with Miss Cathie

Enjoy a pre-recorded bedtime story read by Miss Cathie (Catherine Coyne, the Library Director). 

It's a great way to slow down at the end of the day and the end of the week. Bedtime stories are the best! 

At 7pm, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Please note: Although the video is posted at 7pm, it is available to view any time after posting! This is not a live event.

Enjoy a pre-recorded bedtime story read by Miss Cathie (Catherine Coyne, the Library Director). 

It's a great way to slow down at the end of the day and the end of the week. Bedtime stories are the best! 

At 7pm, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Please note: Although the video is posted at 7pm, it is available to view any time after posting! This is not a live event.

Monday May 10, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
'Preschooler Craft to Go' Table with Carol Carver

We have missed our playgroups and story/craft times with Carol Carver from Self Help Inc! We are excited that Carol Carver will be visitng the Library and setting up a table outside to see everyone! 

Stop by to see Carol on May 10 from 10:30-11:30. She will have to go bags filled with a preschool craft, activity booklet from WGBH, family articles and parent resources - all free! The bags are assembled by CFCE Staff and follow EEC safety procedures. 

Registration is NOT required 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

We have missed our playgroups and story/craft times with Carol Carver from Self Help Inc! We are excited that Carol Carver will be visitng the Library and setting up a table outside to see everyone! 

Stop by to see Carol on May 10 from 10:30-11:30. She will have to go bags filled with a preschool craft, activity booklet from WGBH, family articles and parent resources - all free! The bags are assembled by CFCE Staff and follow EEC safety procedures. 

Registration is NOT required 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Tuesday May 11, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Virtual Author Story Time with Mansfield Schools' Donna DiCarlo

We are excited to have Mansfield's own Kindergarten teacher, Donna DiCarlo, virtually present her newly published book Joe and Buddy: Their Story and Twelve Historical Sights in Boston's North End Neighborhood. 

Donna will read her book via a Zoom meeting and there will be time at the end for questions and answers. 

This story time is open to all ages! The book is a children's nonfiction book written by Donna DiCarlo and illustrated by Karen Connors (also a Mansfield educator!). "Based on a true story, this book takes you on a trip to Boston's North End neighborhood. Along the way, you will visit twelve sites listed on the National Historic Register."

Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link! 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org
There are 25 spaces available.

We are excited to have Mansfield's own Kindergarten teacher, Donna DiCarlo, virtually present her newly published book Joe and Buddy: Their Story and Twelve Historical Sights in Boston's North End Neighborhood. 

Donna will read her book via a Zoom meeting and there will be time at the end for questions and answers. 

This story time is open to all ages! The book is a children's nonfiction book written by Donna DiCarlo and illustrated by Karen Connors (also a Mansfield educator!). "Based on a true story, this book takes you on a trip to Boston's North End neighborhood. Along the way, you will visit twelve sites listed on the National Historic Register."

Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link! 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday May 12, 2021
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STEM On the Go! - Ages 5+ - Pollination

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration is required and will open on May 4, 2021 @ 6:30pm!

**ALLERGIES: This kit will include a coffee and corn product. Please do not sign up if your child has a coffee or corn allergy/sensitivity.**

Children (ages 5 and up) can register to pick up a bag filled with supplies to do an age-appropriate, self-guided STEM activity! Each bag will have the supplies needed along with instructions. This month children will learn about pollination and perform a simple pollination activity to demonstrate how pollination works! 

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, May 12 (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the supply bag for the activity.

Be sure to register each child individually if you have more than one. 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration is required and will open on May 4, 2021 @ 6:30pm!

**ALLERGIES: This kit will include a coffee and corn product. Please do not sign up if your child has a coffee or corn allergy/sensitivity.**

Children (ages 5 and up) can register to pick up a bag filled with supplies to do an age-appropriate, self-guided STEM activity! Each bag will have the supplies needed along with instructions. This month children will learn about pollination and perform a simple pollination activity to demonstrate how pollination works! 

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, May 12 (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the supply bag for the activity.

Be sure to register each child individually if you have more than one. 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org

Thursday May 13, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TOTALLY BOOKED: Book Chat for Teens

Our book chat for teens is a great way for teens to connect with each other through their love of books and reading! There is no assigned book to discuss, just a great way to tell each other what books you like to read, what you are currently reading and maybe what you want to read! The discussion will be moderated by YA Librarian Whitney Brown, who will also offer reading suggestions for those who are stumpled on what to read!

 

This event is free and open to teens in Grades 6 through 12. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

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

Our book chat for teens is a great way for teens to connect with each other through their love of books and reading! There is no assigned book to discuss, just a great way to tell each other what books you like to read, what you are currently reading and maybe what you want to read! The discussion will be moderated by YA Librarian Whitney Brown, who will also offer reading suggestions for those who are stumpled on what to read!

 

This event is free and open to teens in Grades 6 through 12. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Keeping Up With the Beekeepers

All are welcome to learn from members of the Bristol County Beekeepers Association about what goes into being a beekeeper.


Bristol County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to the support of local beekeepers and the advancement of responsible Apiculture through informational meetings, workshops, mentor support, community outreach, and educational programs.
 

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

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

All are welcome to learn from members of the Bristol County Beekeepers Association about what goes into being a beekeeper.


Bristol County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to the support of local beekeepers and the advancement of responsible Apiculture through informational meetings, workshops, mentor support, community outreach, and educational programs.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Monday May 17, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Join our virtual book chat from your home every other Monday at 6:30pm!

Let's talk about books:

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

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

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

Join our virtual book chat from your home every other Monday at 6:30pm!

Let's talk about books:

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Tuesday May 18, 2021
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10:00 AM
Virtual Mixed Age Story Time

 Join us for a pre-recorded story and song. The story will be geared towards the under 5 years old audience. 

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

 Join us for a pre-recorded story and song. The story will be geared towards the under 5 years old audience. 

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Guide to Interviewing for Graduating Students and their Families with Gary Gekow

This skills-based workshop is geared toward high school students embarking on college interviews and college graduates facing employment interviews. Human Resource Managers and College Admissions Officers have high expectations as it relates to interview processes. In this session, we will learn a variety of strategies to help students navigate through this challenging experience. We will review key preparation checklists and examine best practices to help create a unique voice that will separate individual students from the pack of others. We will also discuss social media and the dangers of posting too much.


Gary Gekow has over 30 years of employment consulting and recruiting experience in the Boston marketplace. He has earned preferred vendor status with many high profile companies including Fidelity Investments and John Hancock. He also works with individuals in the greater Boston area and throughout New England assisting them with job search strategies. This includes resume writing, cover/thank you letter writing, interviewing skills, transitioning into new careers, salary and benefits negotiation, and on-line job search.

 

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

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

 

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

This skills-based workshop is geared toward high school students embarking on college interviews and college graduates facing employment interviews. Human Resource Managers and College Admissions Officers have high expectations as it relates to interview processes. In this session, we will learn a variety of strategies to help students navigate through this challenging experience. We will review key preparation checklists and examine best practices to help create a unique voice that will separate individual students from the pack of others. We will also discuss social media and the dangers of posting too much.


Gary Gekow has over 30 years of employment consulting and recruiting experience in the Boston marketplace. He has earned preferred vendor status with many high profile companies including Fidelity Investments and John Hancock. He also works with individuals in the greater Boston area and throughout New England assisting them with job search strategies. This includes resume writing, cover/thank you letter writing, interviewing skills, transitioning into new careers, salary and benefits negotiation, and on-line job search.

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Wednesday May 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DIY Birdseed Cookie Hanging Feeder Take & Make for Teens & Adults

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration for this project will open on MAY 5th!

Learn how to make a birdseed cookie to hang in your yard and attract birds!
Kit includes single muffin tin, bird seed and unflavored gelatin.
A How-To video will be posted on the library's YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00PM.

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, May 19th (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit for the project.

Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up.

 

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

 

 

 

*Image By Geoff Penaluna - originally posted to Flickr as Gourmet seed bell, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6820027

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

SPACE IS LIMITED - Registration for this project will open on MAY 5th!

Learn how to make a birdseed cookie to hang in your yard and attract birds!
Kit includes single muffin tin, bird seed and unflavored gelatin.
A How-To video will be posted on the library's YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00PM.

Once registered, come to the library on Wednesday, May 19th (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up the kit for the project.

Be sure to register individually if you have more than one person to sign up.

 

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

 

 

 

*Image By Geoff Penaluna - originally posted to Flickr as Gourmet seed bell, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6820027

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

Thursday May 20, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Book Club - The Book of Lost Names

This month's Library Book Club title is The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears.

An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice NetworkThe Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil." --From the Publisher

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

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

This month's Library Book Club title is The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears.

An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice NetworkThe Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil." --From the Publisher

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

 
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

Tuesday May 25, 2021
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10:00 AM
Virtual Puppet Story Time! (Pre-Recorded)

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

At 10am, the link to the YouTube storytime will be posted on the library’s facebook page with a photo from the storytime. Although the link is posted at 10am, it is available to view at any time! 

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Teen Advisory Board Meeting

We're getting the T.A.B. back together!!

Calling all teens!!! The Mansfield Public Library is currently looking for teens in Grades 6 hrough 12 to be a part of the Teen Advisory Board!

What does this mean? By joining the Teen Advisory Board, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer/community service hours, advise the library on what materials to purchase for the Young Adult area, come up with ideas for virtual programs to have at the library, learn about our MAKERCAUSE and much, much more!!!

 

 

 

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  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

We're getting the T.A.B. back together!!

Calling all teens!!! The Mansfield Public Library is currently looking for teens in Grades 6 hrough 12 to be a part of the Teen Advisory Board!

What does this mean? By joining the Teen Advisory Board, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer/community service hours, advise the library on what materials to purchase for the Young Adult area, come up with ideas for virtual programs to have at the library, learn about our MAKERCAUSE and much, much more!!!

 

 

 

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
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Author Talk - Kristin Harmel

We are so excited to host a virtual author talk with author Kristin Harmel for a discussion of her book, The Book of Lost Names!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer—but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears.

An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network, The Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil.

 


Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 28 languages and sold all over the world.

A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men's Health, and Woman's Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE magazine while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication, covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the "Heroes Among Us" features--tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

In addition to a long magazine writing career (which also included articles published in Travel + Leisure, Glamour, Ladies' Home Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and more), Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz and has appeared on Good Morning America and numerous local television morning shows.

Kristin was born just outside Boston, Massachusetts and spent her childhood there, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, she spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando, with her husband and young son. She is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast FRIENDS & FICTION.

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

 

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

 

 

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

We are so excited to host a virtual author talk with author Kristin Harmel for a discussion of her book, The Book of Lost Names!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer—but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears.

An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network, The Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil.

 


Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 28 languages and sold all over the world.

A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men's Health, and Woman's Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE magazine while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication, covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the "Heroes Among Us" features--tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

In addition to a long magazine writing career (which also included articles published in Travel + Leisure, Glamour, Ladies' Home Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and more), Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz and has appeared on Good Morning America and numerous local television morning shows.

Kristin was born just outside Boston, Massachusetts and spent her childhood there, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, she spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando, with her husband and young son. She is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast FRIENDS & FICTION.

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

 

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Take and Make Craft Activities for Ages 4+ - Bees and Ants!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 4, 2021 @ 6:30PM!

Children ages 4 and up (with the help of an adult) can sign up for Take & Make craft activities. This month's crafts include making a bee and an ant!

Each child that is registered will receive a bag with activities and instructions for self-guided fun. 

On Wednesday, May 26, come to the library (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up your bag of supplies.

Be sure to register each child individually if you have more than one! 

CONTACT: Mary Plumer  mplumer@sailsinc.org

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 4, 2021 @ 6:30PM!

Children ages 4 and up (with the help of an adult) can sign up for Take & Make craft activities. This month's crafts include making a bee and an ant!

Each child that is registered will receive a bag with activities and instructions for self-guided fun. 

On Wednesday, May 26, come to the library (10 am - 6 pm) to pick up your bag of supplies.

Be sure to register each child individually if you have more than one! 

CONTACT:
  Mary Plumer
  
   mplumer@sailsinc.org

Thursday May 27, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials with John Root

"Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials" is a presentation that describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented.


John Root is a Certified Organic Landscaping Professional. He graduated with a degree in Botany from the University of Maryland and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a presenter of gardening and nature interpretation programs throughout New England at libraries, senior centers, long term care centers, and other venues. He is also a leader of edible wild plant walks throughout Massachusetts.

 

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

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

 

 

 

* Image "Monarch Butterfly on New England Aster" by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region is marked with CC PDM 1.0

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

"Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials" is a presentation that describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented.


John Root is a Certified Organic Landscaping Professional. He graduated with a degree in Botany from the University of Maryland and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a presenter of gardening and nature interpretation programs throughout New England at libraries, senior centers, long term care centers, and other venues. He is also a leader of edible wild plant walks throughout Massachusetts.

 

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

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

 

 

 

* Image "Monarch Butterfly on New England Aster" by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region is marked with CC PDM 1.0

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Monday May 31, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

Thursday June 3, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club - The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben.

Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.

No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father -- with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde -- with whom she shares a tragic connection -- to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.

Wilde can't ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late.”–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: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben.

Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.

No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father -- with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde -- with whom she shares a tragic connection -- to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.

Wilde can't ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late.”–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: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Thursday June 17, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Book Club - The Mountains Sing

This month's Library Book Club title is The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Pahn Que Mai.

"With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the BanyanThe Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore apart not just her beloved country, but also her family.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.

The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai's first novel in English." --From the Publisher

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

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

This month's Library Book Club title is The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Pahn Que Mai.

"With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the BanyanThe Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore apart not just her beloved country, but also her family.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.

The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai's first novel in English." --From the Publisher

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

 
CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

Monday July 5, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Saturday September 4, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Monday September 6, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Monday October 11, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Thursday November 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday December 25, 2021

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.


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