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Saturday August 13, 2022 Go To Top
food_ice_cream_cone.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cone Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   (508) 758-4171   mattchildrens@sailsinc.org
   

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us on the lawn for fun with puffy paint!

Adult assistance may be required.

        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday August 16, 2022 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM All Day: Craft Tuesday! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   

Craft Tuesday is back this summer and is available all day! Stop in anytime on Tuesday during our summer library program, from June 28th to August 16th, for a quick craft and some fun. This week, join us for Friendship Bracelets, No registration required.

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Wednesday August 17, 2022 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Genealogy Roundtable Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbin Smith   5087584171   rsmith@sailsinc.org
   

Join a collaborative get together where experienced and novice genealogists alike can meet and discuss all things genealogy! Topics discussed will include: beginning your research, tips, source-sharing, DNA testing, and more!

Questions? Contact Patricia Steever pfs@domainsteever.com / 703-898-2179 or Robbin at the Library 508-758-4171

 
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misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Purrington Lecture Series presents Eric Jay Dolin Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   508-758-4171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Co-sponsored with The Mattapoisett Museum.

Dolin will speak about his latest title, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution.  

The heroic story of the founding of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution has been told before, yet missing from most maritime histories of America’s first war is the ragtag fleet of private vessels, from 20-foot whaleboats to 40-cannon men-of-war, that truly revealed the new nation’s character―above all, its ambition and entrepreneurial ethos. In Rebels at Sea, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin corrects that significant omission, and contends that privateers, though often seen as profiteers at best and pirates at worst, were in fact critical to the Revolution’s outcome. Armed with cannons, swivel guns, muskets, and pikes―as well as government documents granting them the right to seize enemy ships―thousands of privateers tormented the British on the broad Atlantic and in bays and harbors on both sides of the ocean. Abounding with tales of daring maneuvers and deadly encounters, Rebels at Sea presents the American Revolution as we have rarely seen it before.

Eric Jay Dolin is the author of fifteen books, including Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, and also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U.S. Maritime History. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his PhD in environmental policy, Dolin lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his family.

To learn more about the Mattapoisett Museum, visit mattapoisettmuseum.org or visit in person Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free for members and $5 per adult; children under 18 are admitted for free.

The Purrington Lecture Series is funded by the Mattapoisett Library Trust, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to expanding the role of the Library in the community. Please visit the library’s website to learn more about the Trust.

        There are 51 spaces available.
Thursday August 18, 2022 Go To Top
objects_baby_footprints.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM TOE JAM PUPPET BAND Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattapoisett Children's Room   (508) 758-4171   mattchildrens@sailsinc.org
   
End of summer reading extravaganza with Toe Jam!
Bring a blanket and join us on the front lawn for stories, music, and more! 
Friday August 19, 2022 Go To Top
anim_ladybug.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hands On Nature Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mattapoisett children's room   (508) 758-4171   mattchildrens@sailsinc.org
   

Join us as we discover what brings the summer night sounds alive!

        There are 23 spaces available.
Saturday August 20, 2022 Go To Top
ent_microphone.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CANCELLED: Talent Show Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   508-758-4171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. If you would like more information, please contact the library at mfpl@sailsinc.org or by calling the library. We apologize for any inconvience. 

 

    The registration period has ended.
Tuesday August 23, 2022 -  Saturday August 27, 2022 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM RE-ART Recycled Art Show Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Jones   5087584171   jjones@sailsinc.org
   

Attention Artists - REGISTRATION EXTENDED! 

Artists wanted for an all ages show! Artists of all levels are encouraged to register. Using man-made recycled materials, create a piece of art that will be displayed with other works at the library's recycled art show, RE-ART, in August. Registration can be done through our calendar of events. Art should observe the following guidelines:

  • Roughly 75% of the materials should be man-made and recycled, save for adhesives, ink, paint, and other fasteners used in creating the work. For the purposes of this show, natural found objects are not considered recycled.
  • Items must be able to be displayed in the meeting room of the library by being propped against the wall or in a stand. Free standing items that can go on tables or the floor are also acceptable. 
  • Entries should be clearly labeled and signed with the title and artist's name.
  • Art works should measure at most approximately 3 ft by 3 ft. Anything larger may not be able to be displayed due to space constraints. 
  • Pieces should be dropped off in the meeting room on Saturday, August 20th. 
  • The show goes from Tuesday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 27th. A reception will be planned during that time; date to be determined. The art show will be available during the hours the library is open. 
  • Registration closes on Sunday, August 14th. 

The Mattapoisett Sustainability Partnership is hosting this show in an effort to bring awareness to recycling and waste issues. The Partnership meets one Saturday per month; please check the calendar for current meeting dates. For more information about this show or the Partnership, please contact the Library Director at jjones@sailsinc.org or call 508.758.4171.

        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday September 13, 2022 Go To Top
lib_reading_tablet.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Skaar   5087584171   mskaar@sailsinc.org
   
The Teen Advisory Board is meeting this month to discuss upcoming programs and ideas for 2022. Afterwards, members are welcome to participate in a craft or game.  New members are always welcome.
 
Contact Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org with any questions or for more information. 
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