Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Monday August 10, 2020

Six Word Story Challenge... should you choose to accept it!

A photograph will be posted at 10:00 am on the library's Facebook page and your challenge is to write a Six Word Story (and post it as a comment) based on the image!

 

 

CONTACT: Nina Taylor  5082617380  ntaylor@sailsinc.org

Six Word Story Challenge... should you choose to accept it!

A photograph will be posted at 10:00 am on the library's Facebook page and your challenge is to write a Six Word Story (and post it as a comment) based on the image!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Nina Taylor
  5082617380
   ntaylor@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Imagine Your Summer - Virtual Book Chat

Join our virtual book chat from your home meets weekly every 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
There are 25 spaces available.

Join our virtual book chat from your home meets weekly every 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

There are 25 spaces available.

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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10:00 AM
Virtual Storytime - Ages 0-3

  Stories, rhymes and sing songs! Perfect for ages 0-3. Check our Facebook page for the storytime video at 10am. 

  Stories, rhymes and sing songs! Perfect for ages 0-3. Check our Facebook page for the storytime video at 10am. 

Wednesday August 12, 2020
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10:00 AM
Take and Make Crafts - for ages 4+ with an adult

 

Register here for two Take & Make Crafts and then come to the library on Wed. Aug. 12th (10 am - 4:30 pm) to pick up the supplies to make the crafts. At the library, look for Table C under the portico (near the book & media return boxes) for the take & make bags. Be sure to register each child individually, if you have more than one.

On Wednesday at 10:00 am, there will be a "How-To video" posted on the library Facebook page which will direct you through the making of the projects!

If you didn't register, you can still watch the video and make the crafts using your own supplies!

 

CONTACT: Nina Taylor  5082617380  ntaylor@sailsinc.org

 

Register here for two Take & Make Crafts and then come to the library on Wed. Aug. 12th (10 am - 4:30 pm) to pick up the supplies to make the crafts. At the library, look for Table C under the portico (near the book & media return boxes) for the take & make bags. Be sure to register each child individually, if you have more than one.

On Wednesday at 10:00 am, there will be a "How-To video" posted on the library Facebook page which will direct you through the making of the projects!

If you didn't register, you can still watch the video and make the crafts using your own supplies!

 

CONTACT:
  Nina Taylor
  5082617380
   ntaylor@sailsinc.org


 
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2:00 PM
Miss Nina Reads Virtually - for K - 3

 Listen to Miss Nina read a story for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade! The story video will be posted on the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 2:00pm. 

 Listen to Miss Nina read a story for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade! The story video will be posted on the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 2:00pm. 

 
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6:30 PM
Sharks Rule! for ages 8-108!

Sharks rule! Learn all about sharks from local expert, Don Donovan. This program is intended for shark lovers from age 8 - 108!

Don has a Master's in Natural Sciences from WPI, and is the science department chair at Thayer Academy in Braintree MA. He has been teaching for many years in both formal (Thayer Academy) and informal (Museum of Science - Boston) settings for many years.

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: Nina Taylor  5082617380  ntaylor@sailsinc.org

Sharks rule! Learn all about sharks from local expert, Don Donovan. This program is intended for shark lovers from age 8 - 108!

Don has a Master's in Natural Sciences from WPI, and is the science department chair at Thayer Academy in Braintree MA. He has been teaching for many years in both formal (Thayer Academy) and informal (Museum of Science - Boston) settings for many years.

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:
  Nina Taylor
  5082617380
   ntaylor@sailsinc.org


Thursday August 13, 2020
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10:00 AM
Virtual Storytime - Ages 3-5

Stories and sing songs geared towards children ages 3-5! The virtual storytime will be posted to the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 10am. 

Stories and sing songs geared towards children ages 3-5! The virtual storytime will be posted to the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 10am. 

Friday August 14, 2020
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10:00 AM
Photo Challenge Friday

PHOTO CHALLENGE #7: Show us your family pictures! Share a favorite family picture, the older the better! 

Every Friday during Imagine Your Summer 2020 at the Mansfield Pubic Library, we will challenge our patrons to share photos on our social media.
Each Friday there will be a different challenge!

Share your photos on Facebook and/or Instagram! If you do not use social media, you can still participate in the weekly photo challenge
by emailing your photo to Whitney Brown at wkbrown@sailsinc.org. Your photo will then be posted to the library's social media.
Don't worry, it can be anonymous, just let us know!
 

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

PHOTO CHALLENGE #7: Show us your family pictures! Share a favorite family picture, the older the better! 

Every Friday during Imagine Your Summer 2020 at the Mansfield Pubic Library, we will challenge our patrons to share photos on our social media.
Each Friday there will be a different challenge!

Share your photos on Facebook and/or Instagram! If you do not use social media, you can still participate in the weekly photo challenge
by emailing your photo to Whitney Brown at wkbrown@sailsinc.org. Your photo will then be posted to the library's social media.
Don't worry, it can be anonymous, just let us know!
 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

 
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7:00 PM
Virtual Bedtime Story with Miss Cathie

  Enjoy a 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!!!   It will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

CONTACT: Nina Taylor  5082617380  ntaylor@sailsinc.org

  Enjoy a 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!!!   It will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

CONTACT:
  Nina Taylor
  5082617380
   ntaylor@sailsinc.org

Monday August 17, 2020

Six Word Story Challenge... should you choose to accept it!

A photograph will be posted at 10:00 am on the library's Facebook page and your challenge is to write a Six Word Story (and post it as a comment) based on the image!

 

 

CONTACT: Nina Taylor  5082617380  ntaylor@sailsinc.org

Six Word Story Challenge... should you choose to accept it!

A photograph will be posted at 10:00 am on the library's Facebook page and your challenge is to write a Six Word Story (and post it as a comment) based on the image!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Nina Taylor
  5082617380
   ntaylor@sailsinc.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Book Chat

Join our virtual book chat from your home meets weekly every 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
There are 25 spaces available.

Join our virtual book chat from your home meets weekly every 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

There are 25 spaces available.

Tuesday August 18, 2020
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10:00 AM
Virtual Storytime - Ages 0-3

 Stories, rhymes and sing songs! Perfect for ages 0-3. Check our Facebook page for the storytime video at 10am. 

 Stories, rhymes and sing songs! Perfect for ages 0-3. Check our Facebook page for the storytime video at 10am. 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Comics & Conversations: A Graphic Novel Book Club for Teens

New book club for teens in frages 6 through 12!
Comics & Conservations: A Graphic Novel Book Club for Teens
meets virtually on the last Tuesday of the month at 4:00PM to discuss,
They Called Us Enemy by Geroge Takei.

Download graphic novel using Hoopla Digital
Need help dowloading and accessing Hoopla, click here for help!
 

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
There are 20 spaces available.

New book club for teens in frages 6 through 12!
Comics & Conservations: A Graphic Novel Book Club for Teens
meets virtually on the last Tuesday of the month at 4:00PM to discuss,
They Called Us Enemy by Geroge Takei.

Download graphic novel using Hoopla Digital
Need help dowloading and accessing Hoopla, click here for help!
 

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

There are 20 spaces available.

Wednesday August 19, 2020
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12:00 PM
Take and Make Projects for Teens & Adults

Register here for a Take & Make project and then come to the library every other Wednesday 
(10 am - 4:30 pm) to pick up the supplies to make the projects. At the library, look for Table C under the portico (near the book & media return boxes) for the take & make bags. Be sure to register individually, if you have more than teen or adult interested.

On Wednesday at 12:00PM, there will be a "How-To video" posted on the library Facebook page which will direct you through the making of the projects!

If you didn't register, you can still watch the video and make the crafts using your own supplies!

This project is for ages 13 and up!

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

Register here for a Take & Make project and then come to the library every other Wednesday 
(10 am - 4:30 pm) to pick up the supplies to make the projects. At the library, look for Table C under the portico (near the book & media return boxes) for the take & make bags. Be sure to register individually, if you have more than teen or adult interested.

On Wednesday at 12:00PM, there will be a "How-To video" posted on the library Facebook page which will direct you through the making of the projects!

If you didn't register, you can still watch the video and make the crafts using your own supplies!

This project is for ages 13 and up!

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


 
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2:00 PM
Miss Nina Reads Virtually - for K - 3

 Listen to Miss Nina read a story for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade! The story video will be posted on the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 2:00pm. 

 Listen to Miss Nina read a story for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade! The story video will be posted on the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 2:00pm. 

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mad for Movies Virtual Film Club

Mad for Movies Virtual Film Club at the Mansfield Public Library!
This Month's Genre: MYSTERIES/THRILLERS!
Let's talk Mysteries and Thrillers! WHat do you look for in a good mystery on film?

Join Reference Librarian Whitney Brown in a monthly discussion of film genres. Participants will select their own film, based on a pre-selected genre. The film of choice can be a film they have previously seen, or one that can be checked out and downloaded from Overdrive or Hoopla. 

 

To learn more about this new program, downloading from Overdrive or Hoopla, or how to participate in the Zoom discussion, please contact Reference Librarian Whitney Brown (wkbrown@sailsinc.org).

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
There are 20 spaces available.

Mad for Movies Virtual Film Club at the Mansfield Public Library!
This Month's Genre: MYSTERIES/THRILLERS!
Let's talk Mysteries and Thrillers! WHat do you look for in a good mystery on film?

Join Reference Librarian Whitney Brown in a monthly discussion of film genres. Participants will select their own film, based on a pre-selected genre. The film of choice can be a film they have previously seen, or one that can be checked out and downloaded from Overdrive or Hoopla. 

 

To learn more about this new program, downloading from Overdrive or Hoopla, or how to participate in the Zoom discussion, please contact Reference Librarian Whitney Brown (wkbrown@sailsinc.org).

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

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday August 20, 2020
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10:00 AM
Virtual Storytime - Ages 3-5

 Stories and sing songs geared towards children ages 3-5! The virtual storytime will be posted to the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 10am. 

 Stories and sing songs geared towards children ages 3-5! The virtual storytime will be posted to the Mansfield Public Library Facebook page at 10am. 

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Imagine Your Summer Author Zoom Series - M.J. Rose

As part of Imagine Your Summer 2020 at the Mansfield Public Library, we are honored to host a virtual author talk with author M.J. Rose for a discussion of her book, Cartier's Hope!

"From M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of Tiffany Blues, “a lush, romantic historical mystery” (Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale), comes a gorgeously wrought novel of ambition and betrayal set in the Gilded Age.

New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages. But Vera Garland is set on making her mark in a man’s world of serious journalism.

Shortly after the world-famous Hope Diamond is acquired for a record sum, Vera begins investigating rumors about schemes by its new owner, jeweler Pierre Cartier, to manipulate its value. Vera is determined to find the truth behind the notorious diamond and its legendary curses—even better when the expose puts her in the same orbit as a magazine publisher whose blackmailing schemes led to the death of her beloved father.

Appealing to a young Russian jeweler for help, Vera is unprepared when she begins falling in love with him…and even more unprepared when she gets caught up in his deceptions and finds herself at risk of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve.

Set against the backdrop of New York’s glitter and grit, of ruthless men and the atrocities they commit in the pursuit of power, this enthralling historical novel explores our very human needs for love, retribution—and to pursue one’s destiny, regardless of the cost." Amazon

"New York Times Bestseller, M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother's favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice... books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it."

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.

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

As part of Imagine Your Summer 2020 at the Mansfield Public Library, we are honored to host a virtual author talk with author M.J. Rose for a discussion of her book, Cartier's Hope!

"From M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of Tiffany Blues, “a lush, romantic historical mystery” (Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale), comes a gorgeously wrought novel of ambition and betrayal set in the Gilded Age.

New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages. But Vera Garland is set on making her mark in a man’s world of serious journalism.

Shortly after the world-famous Hope Diamond is acquired for a record sum, Vera begins investigating rumors about schemes by its new owner, jeweler Pierre Cartier, to manipulate its value. Vera is determined to find the truth behind the notorious diamond and its legendary curses—even better when the expose puts her in the same orbit as a magazine publisher whose blackmailing schemes led to the death of her beloved father.

Appealing to a young Russian jeweler for help, Vera is unprepared when she begins falling in love with him…and even more unprepared when she gets caught up in his deceptions and finds herself at risk of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve.

Set against the backdrop of New York’s glitter and grit, of ruthless men and the atrocities they commit in the pursuit of power, this enthralling historical novel explores our very human needs for love, retribution—and to pursue one’s destiny, regardless of the cost." Amazon

"New York Times Bestseller, M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother's favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice... books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it."

This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Friday August 21, 2020
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7:00 PM
Virtual Bedtime Story with Miss Cathie

  Enjoy a 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!!!   It will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

CONTACT: Nina Taylor  5082617380  ntaylor@sailsinc.org

  Enjoy a 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!!!   It will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

CONTACT:
  Nina Taylor
  5082617380
   ntaylor@sailsinc.org

Thursday September 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club: The Virtual Edition - The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.

"Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she even teaches a course on him. But when one of Clare’s colleagues is found dead, with a line from Holland’s iconic story “The Stranger” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with her favorite literature.

The police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her diary, the only outlet for her suspicions and fears. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary:

Hallo Clare. You don’t know me.

Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?"-Amazon

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

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.

"Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she even teaches a course on him. But when one of Clare’s colleagues is found dead, with a line from Holland’s iconic story “The Stranger” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with her favorite literature.

The police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her diary, the only outlet for her suspicions and fears. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary:

Hallo Clare. You don’t know me.

Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?"-Amazon

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Monday September 7, 2020

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Thursday September 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author Zoom Series - Jotham Burello

We are excited to host a virtual author talk with author Jotham Burrello for a discussion of his book, Spindle City!

"On June 23, 1911 -- a summer day so magnificent it seems as if God himself has smiled on the town -- Fall River, Massachusetts is reveling in its success. The Cotton Centennial is in full swing as Joseph Bartlett takes his place among the local elite in the parade grandstand. The meticulously planned carnival has brought the thriving textile town to an unprecedented halt; rich and poor alike crowd the streets, welcoming President Taft to America's ''Spindle City.''

Yet as he perches in the grandstand nursing a nagging toothache, Joseph Bartlett straddles the divide between Yankee mill owners and the union bosses who fight them. Bartlett, a renegade owner, fears the town cannot long survive against the union-free South. He frets over the ever-present threat of strikes and factory fires, knowing his own fortune was changed by the drop of a kerosene lantern. When the Cleveland Mill burned, good men died, and immigrant's son Joseph Bartlett gained a life of privilege he never wanted.

Now Joseph is one of the most influential men in a prosperous town. High above the rabble, as he stands among politicians and society ladies, his wife is dying, his sons are lost in the crowd facing pivotal decisions of their own, and the differences between the haves and have-nots are stretched to the breaking point.

 

Spindle City delves deep into the lives, loves, and fortunes of real and imagined mill owners, anarchists, and immigrants, from the Highlands mansions to the tenements of the Cogsworth slum, chronicling a mill town's -- and a generation's -- last days of glory." Amazon

 

Jotham Burrello is an arts entrepreneur--writer, teacher, publisher, editor, video and radio producer. He is the author of the Writers' e-Handbook, and produced So, Is it Done? Navigating the Revision Process. Other writing has appeared in literary journals, the Christian Science Monitor, and he's a proud winner of the New Yorker Caption Contest. He teaches writing at Central Connecticut State University, directs the Yale Writers' Workshop and the Connecticut Literary Festival, curates the Roar Reading Series, and is the publisher of the award-winning Elephant Rock Books. He and his wife raise boys and flowers on Muddy Feet Flower farm in Ashford, Connecticut.

 

 

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

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

We are excited to host a virtual author talk with author Jotham Burrello for a discussion of his book, Spindle City!

"On June 23, 1911 -- a summer day so magnificent it seems as if God himself has smiled on the town -- Fall River, Massachusetts is reveling in its success. The Cotton Centennial is in full swing as Joseph Bartlett takes his place among the local elite in the parade grandstand. The meticulously planned carnival has brought the thriving textile town to an unprecedented halt; rich and poor alike crowd the streets, welcoming President Taft to America's ''Spindle City.''

Yet as he perches in the grandstand nursing a nagging toothache, Joseph Bartlett straddles the divide between Yankee mill owners and the union bosses who fight them. Bartlett, a renegade owner, fears the town cannot long survive against the union-free South. He frets over the ever-present threat of strikes and factory fires, knowing his own fortune was changed by the drop of a kerosene lantern. When the Cleveland Mill burned, good men died, and immigrant's son Joseph Bartlett gained a life of privilege he never wanted.

Now Joseph is one of the most influential men in a prosperous town. High above the rabble, as he stands among politicians and society ladies, his wife is dying, his sons are lost in the crowd facing pivotal decisions of their own, and the differences between the haves and have-nots are stretched to the breaking point.

 

Spindle City delves deep into the lives, loves, and fortunes of real and imagined mill owners, anarchists, and immigrants, from the Highlands mansions to the tenements of the Cogsworth slum, chronicling a mill town's -- and a generation's -- last days of glory." Amazon

 

Jotham Burrello is an arts entrepreneur--writer, teacher, publisher, editor, video and radio producer. He is the author of the Writers' e-Handbook, and produced So, Is it Done? Navigating the Revision Process. Other writing has appeared in literary journals, the Christian Science Monitor, and he's a proud winner of the New Yorker Caption Contest. He teaches writing at Central Connecticut State University, directs the Yale Writers' Workshop and the Connecticut Literary Festival, curates the Roar Reading Series, and is the publisher of the award-winning Elephant Rock Books. He and his wife raise boys and flowers on Muddy Feet Flower farm in Ashford, Connecticut.

 

 

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 October 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club: The Virtual Edition - The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.

In this New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of Lock Every Door and Final Girls, a young woman returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there fifteen years ago.

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she--or anyone--saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. When the paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale, she implores Emma to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor. Seeing an opportunity to find out what really happened to her friends all those years ago, Emma agrees.

Familiar faces, unchanged cabins, and the same dark lake haunt Nightingale, even though the camp is opening its doors for the first time since the disappearances. Emma is even assigned to the same cabin she slept in as a teenager, but soon discovers a security camera--the only one on the property--pointed directly at its door. Then cryptic clues that Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins begin surfacing. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing mysterious threats in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale and what really happened to those girls, the more she realizes that closure could come at a deadly price.- 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 Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.

In this New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of Lock Every Door and Final Girls, a young woman returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there fifteen years ago.

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she--or anyone--saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. When the paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale, she implores Emma to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor. Seeing an opportunity to find out what really happened to her friends all those years ago, Emma agrees.

Familiar faces, unchanged cabins, and the same dark lake haunt Nightingale, even though the camp is opening its doors for the first time since the disappearances. Emma is even assigned to the same cabin she slept in as a teenager, but soon discovers a security camera--the only one on the property--pointed directly at its door. Then cryptic clues that Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins begin surfacing. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing mysterious threats in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale and what really happened to those girls, the more she realizes that closure could come at a deadly price.- 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


Monday October 12, 2020

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Thursday October 29, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRTUAL Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger

For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He’s one of New England’s premiere storytellers who seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends from all over the world and in your backyard. With all new stories for 2020, “Ghosts and Legends” presents highlights from his own adventures, his research from his books, podcast, and the television programs he’s worked on, plus great stories of the unusual and the haunted. Belanger’s program will delve into the reasons behind the legends.

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 has been generously funded by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

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

For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He’s one of New England’s premiere storytellers who seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends from all over the world and in your backyard. With all new stories for 2020, “Ghosts and Legends” presents highlights from his own adventures, his research from his books, podcast, and the television programs he’s worked on, plus great stories of the unusual and the haunted. Belanger’s program will delve into the reasons behind the legends.

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 has been generously funded by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Thursday November 5, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club: The Virtual Edition - Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for a virtual book discussion of Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson.

From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.

Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack—which he titled “Eight Perfect Murders”—chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie’s A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin’s Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History.

But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She’s looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal’s old list. And the FBI agent isn’t the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. The killer is out there, watching his every move—a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal’s personal history, especially the secrets he’s never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife.

To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn’t count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead—and the noose around Mal’s neck grows so tight he might never escape.- 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 Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson.

From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.

Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack—which he titled “Eight Perfect Murders”—chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie’s A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin’s Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History.

But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She’s looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal’s old list. And the FBI agent isn’t the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. The killer is out there, watching his every move—a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal’s personal history, especially the secrets he’s never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife.

To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn’t count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead—and the noose around Mal’s neck grows so tight he might never escape.- 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


Wednesday November 11, 2020

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

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

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closing Early

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

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

Thursday November 26, 2020

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

Thursday December 24, 2020
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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

Friday December 25, 2020

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

Thursday December 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Library Closing Early

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 3:00PM TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR'S EVE.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 3:00PM TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR'S EVE.


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