Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Tuesday June 28, 2022 - Friday August 19, 2022
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Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program

Begins Tuesday, June 28th!! Stay tuned for more details!!

Monday July 4, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Tuesday July 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Storytime, ages 0-3
 

Drop in for some storytime fun with Miss Kacee! Recommended age is 0-3, but all are welcome! Registration is not required. 

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

Drop in for some storytime fun with Miss Kacee! Recommended age is 0-3, but all are welcome! Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Hybrid TOTALLY BOOKED! Book Chat for Teens (Grades 6 through 12)

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

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

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Wednesday July 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup (Ages 3-5)!

Moms, Dads, and grandparent caretakers of young children… Activities are geared for 3-5 year olds- Come join Carol Carver – Early Childhood Support Specialist from Self Help, Inc. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program!

REGISTER by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org, or call 508-559-1666 ext 1811.

Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys and practice their social skills and then we all join together and everyone will have some FUN!

The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play at the beginning and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!

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

Moms, Dads, and grandparent caretakers of young children… Activities are geared for 3-5 year olds- Come join Carol Carver – Early Childhood Support Specialist from Self Help, Inc. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program!

REGISTER by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org, or call 508-559-1666 ext 1811.

Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys and practice their social skills and then we all join together and everyone will have some FUN!

The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play at the beginning and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Creative Writing Series for Teens #1 (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday July 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Mystery Book Club - The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse.

“REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK | A New York Times bestseller!

“An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.” —Reese Witherspoon

“This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all… and twists you’ll never see coming.” —Richard Osman, New York Times bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club

Sarah Pearse’s next book, The Retreat, is forthcoming.

You won’t want to leave. . . until you can’t.

Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Long plagued by troubling rumors, the former abandoned sanatorium has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel.

An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But Elin’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiancée, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept.

Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge–there’s something about the hotel that makes her nervous. And when they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. With the storm closing off all access to the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.

Elin is under pressure to find Laure, but no one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they are all in.”–Amazon

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

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse.

“REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK | A New York Times bestseller!

“An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.” —Reese Witherspoon

“This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all… and twists you’ll never see coming.” —Richard Osman, New York Times bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club

Sarah Pearse’s next book, The Retreat, is forthcoming.

You won’t want to leave. . . until you can’t.

Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Long plagued by troubling rumors, the former abandoned sanatorium has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel.

An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But Elin’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiancée, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept.

Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge–there’s something about the hotel that makes her nervous. And when they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. With the storm closing off all access to the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.

Elin is under pressure to find Laure, but no one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they are all in.”–Amazon

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Monday July 11, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Family Dance Party with Revolutionary Snake Ensemble!

From Sesame Street to Canal Street in the Crescent City, the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble gets brains working and bodies moving! Join us for a fun family dance party - great for all ages!

Registration is not required! Check them out on their website: https://revolutionarysnakeensemble.org/

This program has been generously funded by Bluestone Bank.

From Sesame Street to Canal Street in the Crescent City, the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble gets brains working and bodies moving! Join us for a fun family dance party - great for all ages!

Registration is not required! Check them out on their website: https://revolutionarysnakeensemble.org/

This program has been generously funded by Bluestone Bank.

Tuesday July 12, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Storytime, ages 0-3
 

Drop in for some storytime fun with Miss Kacee! Recommended age is 0-3, but all are welcome! Registration is not required. 

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

Drop in for some storytime fun with Miss Kacee! Recommended age is 0-3, but all are welcome! Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

Wednesday July 13, 2022
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6:00 PM
Puppet Show with Leigh Baltzer

Leigh Baltzer and her puppet friends (including Newton!) are back in person! Through Me to You Puppetry will be visiting the library for an in-person show - great for all ages! Registration is not required. 

 

Check out Leigh's web page for more info about her programs! https://www.throughmetoyou.com/

 

Leigh Baltzer and her puppet friends (including Newton!) are back in person! Through Me to You Puppetry will be visiting the library for an in-person show - great for all ages! Registration is not required. 

 

Check out Leigh's web page for more info about her programs! https://www.throughmetoyou.com/

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Creative Writing Series for Teens #2 (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday July 14, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
It’s All Relative! Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club

Whether you are at the start of the journey into your family history and not sure where to begin, or you are a seasoned pro, this new genealogy club is for you! The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club is for those who have an interest in genealogy. We will discuss our own journeys in the fascinating and sometimes overwhelming areas of genealogy and share tips and tricks that have become useful along the way. At the first meeting, Reference Librarian Whitney Brown will also go over genealogy resources that the library has to offer, both print and digital!

The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club meets in-person on the second Thursday of the month. 
 

 

 

 

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

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

Whether you are at the start of the journey into your family history and not sure where to begin, or you are a seasoned pro, this new genealogy club is for you! The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club is for those who have an interest in genealogy. We will discuss our own journeys in the fascinating and sometimes overwhelming areas of genealogy and share tips and tricks that have become useful along the way. At the first meeting, Reference Librarian Whitney Brown will also go over genealogy resources that the library has to offer, both print and digital!

The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club meets in-person on the second Thursday of the month. 
 

 

 

 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Certuse Room


Friday July 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One on One Computer Tutoring

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Saturday July 16, 2022
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12:00 PM
Dream Tale Puppets presents 'Alice, of The Red King's Dream'

Pass through Lewis Carroll's looking glass with the master puppeteer behind Dream Tale Puppets! Recommended for ages 5 and up. Registration is not required. 

Check out Dream Tale Puppet's webpage for more info about their shows: https://dreamtalepuppets.com/shows/

This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Pass through Lewis Carroll's looking glass with the master puppeteer behind Dream Tale Puppets! Recommended for ages 5 and up. Registration is not required. 

Check out Dream Tale Puppet's webpage for more info about their shows: https://dreamtalepuppets.com/shows/

This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Tuesday July 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Storytime, ages 0-3
 

Drop in for some storytime fun with Miss Kacee! Recommended age is 0-3, but all are welcome! Registration is not required. 

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

Drop in for some storytime fun with Miss Kacee! Recommended age is 0-3, but all are welcome! Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Kacee Rimer
  508.261.7380
   krimer@sailsinc.org

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Hybrid TOTALLY BOOKED! Book Chat for Teens (Grades 6 through 12)

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

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

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Family Concert with Wayne Potash

Wayne's super fun solo performances for young audiences are interactive and high energy! Sure to delight all ages - come on out for a family concert with Wayne Potash! No need to register, just show up!

Check out Wayne's past performances on his website: https://www.waynepotash.com/

 

Wayne's super fun solo performances for young audiences are interactive and high energy! Sure to delight all ages - come on out for a family concert with Wayne Potash! No need to register, just show up!

Check out Wayne's past performances on his website: https://www.waynepotash.com/

 

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL Author Talk - Ecological Memory by Caroline Ailanthus

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Mansfield Public Library is excited to virtually host author Caroline Ailanthus for a discussion of her book, Ecological Memory.

Elzy Rodriguez still can't remember how--or where--she survived the fall of civilization. It's been twenty years. All she has now is a few memories of the trees she played among as a child. Fortunately, Elzy is apprenticed to the brilliant and mysterious itinerant ecologist, Andy Cote. If anyone can figure out where the forests of her memory grew, he can.

But Andy, too, is lost. When the old civilization fell, his son vanished. Now he has questions he can neither answer nor let go. In helping Elzy reclaim her home, can Andy, too, find peace?

Part scientific detective story, part post-apocalyptic travelogue, Ecological Memory is at heart a tale about what happens after you lose everything.”  –Amazon


"Caroline Ailanthus is primarily a science writer; her fiction blends science and story, and she is also the author of the Climate in Emergency blog. Ecological Memory is her second published novel. She grew up in Delaware and attended various small, odd schools, mostly in New England, earning a BA in Environmental Leadership and an MS in Environmental Studies. She lives in Maryland with her husband and assorted animals."

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
LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Mansfield Public Library is excited to virtually host author Caroline Ailanthus for a discussion of her book, Ecological Memory.

Elzy Rodriguez still can't remember how--or where--she survived the fall of civilization. It's been twenty years. All she has now is a few memories of the trees she played among as a child. Fortunately, Elzy is apprenticed to the brilliant and mysterious itinerant ecologist, Andy Cote. If anyone can figure out where the forests of her memory grew, he can.

But Andy, too, is lost. When the old civilization fell, his son vanished. Now he has questions he can neither answer nor let go. In helping Elzy reclaim her home, can Andy, too, find peace?

Part scientific detective story, part post-apocalyptic travelogue, Ecological Memory is at heart a tale about what happens after you lose everything.”  –Amazon


"Caroline Ailanthus is primarily a science writer; her fiction blends science and story, and she is also the author of the Climate in Emergency blog. Ecological Memory is her second published novel. She grew up in Delaware and attended various small, odd schools, mostly in New England, earning a BA in Environmental Leadership and an MS in Environmental Studies. She lives in Maryland with her husband and assorted animals."

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

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Wednesday July 20, 2022
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spice Club - Achiote

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

During the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, anyone who sends in a picture of what they made with this month's spice will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a fun, cooking-related prize! Send pictures to wkbrown@sailsinc.org.
 

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

 

 

 

  • Information and history of each featured spice.
  • Two new recipes from A to Z World Food database (A Mansfield Public Library card is required to access this database).

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org

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

During the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, anyone who sends in a picture of what they made with this month's spice will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a fun, cooking-related prize! Send pictures to wkbrown@sailsinc.org.
 

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

 

 

 

  • Information and history of each featured spice.
  • Two new recipes from A to Z World Food database (A Mansfield Public Library card is required to access this database).

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Waves, Sound & Light with the Children's Museum of Easton (Ages 4+)

The Easton Children's Museum is coming to the library for an awesome science program! Explore with vibrations, absorption, and variables in science experiments! Discover different aspects of light waves and how they are affected by objects like mirrors. See, hear and feel how sound can be transferred and have fun with color by making a classic children's toy. Registration is required and this program is for ages 4+.

This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

There are 17 spaces available.

The Easton Children's Museum is coming to the library for an awesome science program! Explore with vibrations, absorption, and variables in science experiments! Discover different aspects of light waves and how they are affected by objects like mirrors. See, hear and feel how sound can be transferred and have fun with color by making a classic children's toy. Registration is required and this program is for ages 4+.

This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

There are 17 spaces available.

Thursday July 21, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Craft Night for Teens and Adults

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Librarian Whitney Brown will show attendees how to make an ocean-themed painted tote bag using shaving cream! Attendees will have fun making a beautifully designed (by you!) tote bag that you can use as your go-to library bag or for any other purpose!!

 

 

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

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Librarian Whitney Brown will show attendees how to make an ocean-themed painted tote bag using shaving cream! Attendees will have fun making a beautifully designed (by you!) tote bag that you can use as your go-to library bag or for any other purpose!!

 

 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday July 26, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Candy Sushi Wars (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, we will host the one-time event: The Great Candy Sushi War!!! One winner will be victorious in the great Candy Sushi Wars! Contestants will compete to make the most unusual candy sushi creation using ingredients supplied by the library.

 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12!!
Registration Required. 
Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, we will host the one-time event: The Great Candy Sushi War!!! One winner will be victorious in the great Candy Sushi Wars! Contestants will compete to make the most unusual candy sushi creation using ingredients supplied by the library.

 

 

 

 

This event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12!!
Registration Required. 
Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday July 27, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
eBooks and Kindles with Kristen

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Creative Writing Series for Teens #3 (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday July 28, 2022
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Animal World Experience

Animal educator, Matt Gabriel, joins us at the library with some of his animal friends! Matt will teach us about the surprise animals that he brings to visit us and is sure to delight children of all ages! 

Registration is not required. Check out Matt Gabriel's webpage for more information on his programs: http://animalworldexperience.com/

Animal educator, Matt Gabriel, joins us at the library with some of his animal friends! Matt will teach us about the surprise animals that he brings to visit us and is sure to delight children of all ages! 

Registration is not required. Check out Matt Gabriel's webpage for more information on his programs: http://animalworldexperience.com/

Saturday July 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
IN PERSON Dyeing to Wear It (Teens & Adults)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artisan and storyteller Rhonda Fazio will show attendees how to create their own wearable art. It’s as easy as 1.2.3. This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf. Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you. Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

“Dyeing to Wear It” ™ is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artist, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting social event open to everyone. The silk scarf will be provided.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artisan and storyteller Rhonda Fazio will show attendees how to create their own wearable art. It’s as easy as 1.2.3. This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf. Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you. Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

“Dyeing to Wear It” ™ is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artist, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting social event open to everyone. The silk scarf will be provided.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)


Tuesday August 2, 2022
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Hybrid TOTALLY BOOKED! Book Chat for Teens (Grades 6 through 12)

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

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

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON - Cape Cod Lore With Don Wilding

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Mansfield Public Library welcomes back Historian and Author Don Wilding for a presentation on lore of Cape Cod!

"Cape Cod's history is full of mysterious stories and legends, whether it be ghosts, pirates, witches, mystical dunes, shipwrecks, sea monsters, and tall tales that Cape Cod natives can't resist telling. Join Don for a look back at a collection of stories you may or may not want to believe."

 

 

 

This program is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder on the day of the program.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Mansfield Public Library welcomes back Historian and Author Don Wilding for a presentation on lore of Cape Cod!

"Cape Cod's history is full of mysterious stories and legends, whether it be ghosts, pirates, witches, mystical dunes, shipwrecks, sea monsters, and tall tales that Cape Cod natives can't resist telling. Join Don for a look back at a collection of stories you may or may not want to believe."

 

 

 

This program is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder on the day of the program.

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

Moms, Dads, and grandparent caretakers of young children… Activities are geared for 3-5 year olds- Come join Carol Carver – Early Childhood Support Specialist from Self Help, Inc. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program!

REGISTER by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org, or call 508-559-1666 ext 1811.

Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys and practice their social skills and then we all join together and everyone will have some FUN!

The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play at the beginning and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!

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

Moms, Dads, and grandparent caretakers of young children… Activities are geared for 3-5 year olds- Come join Carol Carver – Early Childhood Support Specialist from Self Help, Inc. Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program!

REGISTER by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org, or call 508-559-1666 ext 1811.

Parents can chat together, children can engage in toys and practice their social skills and then we all join together and everyone will have some FUN!

The Playgroup will run for approximately 45 minutes- with free play at the beginning and then songs, stories, simple art and parachute play will be offered towards the later part!

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Creative Writing Series for Teens #4 (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday August 4, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Mystery Book Club - Who Is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Who Is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews.

“Part Patricia Highsmith, part All About Eve and pure fun.”―Maria Semple

Florence Darrow has always felt she was destined for greatness, but after a disastrous affair with her married boss, she starts to doubt herself. All that changes when she sets off for Morocco with her new boss, the celebrated but reclusive author Maud Dixon. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence begins to feel she’s leading the sort of interesting, cosmopolitan life she deserves.

But when she wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night—and no sign of Maud—a dangerous idea begins to take form. . . 

A Best Book of the Year: New York Times, NPR, New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, CrimeReads “–Amazon

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

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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Who Is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews.

“Part Patricia Highsmith, part All About Eve and pure fun.”―Maria Semple

Florence Darrow has always felt she was destined for greatness, but after a disastrous affair with her married boss, she starts to doubt herself. All that changes when she sets off for Morocco with her new boss, the celebrated but reclusive author Maud Dixon. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence begins to feel she’s leading the sort of interesting, cosmopolitan life she deserves.

But when she wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night—and no sign of Maud—a dangerous idea begins to take form. . . 

A Best Book of the Year: New York Times, NPR, New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, CrimeReads “–Amazon

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Friday August 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off!

Drop off your stuffie for a night of mischief and fun at the library! On Friday, August 5th, drop off your stuffed animal beteween 10am and 3pm. Your stuffed animal will enjoy a night at the library with all of the other children's stuffed animals!

You can pick up your stuffed animal the next day, on Saturday between 10am and 3pm. You'll be able to see what your stuffie was up to by watching the slide show at the Circulation Desk! 

Drop off your stuffie for a night of mischief and fun at the library! On Friday, August 5th, drop off your stuffed animal beteween 10am and 3pm. Your stuffed animal will enjoy a night at the library with all of the other children's stuffed animals!

You can pick up your stuffed animal the next day, on Saturday between 10am and 3pm. You'll be able to see what your stuffie was up to by watching the slide show at the Circulation Desk! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
IN PERSON - After Hours Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pose Party for Teens

Calling all teens!! As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, We need your help to create fun scenes for stuffed animals who get dropped off by kids at the library for an overnight stay!

This event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

 

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

Calling all teens!! As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, We need your help to create fun scenes for stuffed animals who get dropped off by kids at the library for an overnight stay!

This event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


Tuesday August 9, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Author Talk - The Year the World Stood Still by Sue Brescia

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome author and artist Sue Brescia for a discussion of her book, The Year the World Stood Still.

In her talk, “The Year the World Stood Still”, author/artist Susan Brescia will share her own personal story of how she turned adversity into something positive during COVID-19 and what inspired her to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime community event. 

 
This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy reminder email on the day of the program.

Sue is no stranger to journaling through art. Since she can remember, she used works of art, be it through drawing, songwriting or musical composition, as a form of expression, with hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

No stranger to adversity, the collection of Susan Brescia's life experiences have sculpted her into the artist she is today. She started out pursuing a musical career before her life was derailed by a rare cancer in her late 20's and has held several benefit concerts over the years to help raise funds for various charities. Although she spent most of her professional career as a creative director, she didn't stop creating various works of art, as she believes that one's gifts are meant to be shared.

 

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome author and artist Sue Brescia for a discussion of her book, The Year the World Stood Still.

In her talk, “The Year the World Stood Still”, author/artist Susan Brescia will share her own personal story of how she turned adversity into something positive during COVID-19 and what inspired her to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime community event. 

 
This event is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy reminder email on the day of the program.

Sue is no stranger to journaling through art. Since she can remember, she used works of art, be it through drawing, songwriting or musical composition, as a form of expression, with hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

No stranger to adversity, the collection of Susan Brescia's life experiences have sculpted her into the artist she is today. She started out pursuing a musical career before her life was derailed by a rare cancer in her late 20's and has held several benefit concerts over the years to help raise funds for various charities. Although she spent most of her professional career as a creative director, she didn't stop creating various works of art, as she believes that one's gifts are meant to be shared.

 

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday August 10, 2022
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Magic Show with Tommy James

Tommy James keeps the kids laughing in one of New England's premier magic shows! There will be lots of laughs, excitement and energy during this live show. No need to register, bring the whole family! 

Check out Tommy James' website for past performances and more info! https://tommyjamesmagic.com/index.html

Tommy James keeps the kids laughing in one of New England's premier magic shows! There will be lots of laughs, excitement and energy during this live show. No need to register, bring the whole family! 

Check out Tommy James' website for past performances and more info! https://tommyjamesmagic.com/index.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Creative Writing Series for Teens #5 (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist/Journalist Sandra Churchill will run a Creative Writing workshop series that features five sessions of in-person, engaging writing workshops to help foster teen creativity, character creation, dialogue, setting, description, and conflict. The goal is to foster a welcoming and creative atmosphere for teens to express themselves, engage their imaginations, and write fiction outside of an academic setting. The creative writing workshops seek to facilitate teen confidence both in their work and in themselves as they explore their writing style and various writing genres, share their work among their peers and provide supportive feedback. Designing "unlikely heroes", creating alternative character perspectives, and crafting sensory-detailed description are among the topics to be explored in this five-week series.

Registration for each workshop is not required, but is recommended in order for teens to get the most out of the entire series.

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


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday August 11, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
IN PERSON Sunset Whale Painting with Sandra Churchill (Grades 6 thru 12)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist Sandra Churchill will teach teens how to create a fun painting of a whale duirng sunset, using acrylic paints! This event will take place outside, weather permitting!!

This event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Artist Sandra Churchill will teach teens how to create a fun painting of a whale duirng sunset, using acrylic paints! This event will take place outside, weather permitting!!

This event is free and open to those in grades 6 through 12. Registration Required. Please register at www.mansfieldlibraryma.com or call us at 508-261-7380 ext. 3. For more information on this program, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.


This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outdoors (behind Youth Room)


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
It’s All Relative! Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club

Whether you are at the start of the journey into your family history and not sure where to begin, or you are a seasoned pro, this new genealogy club is for you! The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club is for those who have an interest in genealogy. We will discuss our own journeys in the fascinating and sometimes overwhelming areas of genealogy and share tips and tricks that have become useful along the way. At the first meeting, Reference Librarian Whitney Brown will also go over genealogy resources that the library has to offer, both print and digital!

The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club meets in-person on the second Thursday of the month. 
 

 

 

 

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

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

Whether you are at the start of the journey into your family history and not sure where to begin, or you are a seasoned pro, this new genealogy club is for you! The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club is for those who have an interest in genealogy. We will discuss our own journeys in the fascinating and sometimes overwhelming areas of genealogy and share tips and tricks that have become useful along the way. At the first meeting, Reference Librarian Whitney Brown will also go over genealogy resources that the library has to offer, both print and digital!

The Mansfield Public Library Genealogy Club meets in-person on the second Thursday of the month. 
 

 

 

 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Certuse Room


Tuesday August 16, 2022
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Hybrid TOTALLY BOOKED! Book Chat for Teens (Grades 6 through 12)

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

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

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to bring back a bi-weekly teen version of our popular Virtual Book Chat! Our book chat for teens in Grades 6 through 12 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 stumped on what to read!
The teen book chat will meet virtually and in-person, which gives teens the option of coming into the library (we’d love to see you!) or participating from home!

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.

For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid


Thursday August 18, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IN PERSON Craft Night for Teens and Adults

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Librarian Whitney Brown will show attendees how to make an ocean-themed paper lantern, complete with tea light candle!

 

 

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

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

As part of the Mansfield Public Library's Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program, Librarian Whitney Brown will show attendees how to make an ocean-themed paper lantern, complete with tea light candle!

 

 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday August 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One on One Computer Tutoring

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON - End of Summer After Hours Movie Night & Pirate Party - HOOK (All Ages)

All are welcome to a special “after hours” showing of Hook! Snacks will include Pirates Booty!
We encourage attendees to dress up like a pirate! The best dressed pirate will win a prize.


"Grown up Peter Pan, now a stuffy lawyer who has blocked out his past, must fly to Never-Never Land to rescue his children from a sadistic Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg directs an all-star cast in this delightful film." Amazon

This film is rate PG.

 

This program is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder on the day of the program.

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

All are welcome to a special “after hours” showing of Hook! Snacks will include Pirates Booty!
We encourage attendees to dress up like a pirate! The best dressed pirate will win a prize.


"Grown up Peter Pan, now a stuffy lawyer who has blocked out his past, must fly to Never-Never Land to rescue his children from a sadistic Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg directs an all-star cast in this delightful film." Amazon

This film is rate PG.

 

This program is free and open to all. Registration recommended for courtesy email reminder on the day of the program.

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday August 24, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
eBooks and Kindles with Kristen

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Saturday September 3, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Monday September 5, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

Monday October 10, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY.

Friday November 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday November 24, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING.

Monday December 26, 2022

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS.


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