Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Tuesday January 16, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for Little Ones! (ages 0-3)

Join us for a lively storytime. We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for a lively storytime. We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday January 17, 2024
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Spice Club - CORIANDER (ages 13 and up)

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 club for you!!! Time to get spicy and join the Mansfield Public Library’s Spice Club!




 

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, January 17th, 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.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

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

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
The registration period has ended.

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 club for you!!! Time to get spicy and join the Mansfield Public Library’s Spice Club!




 

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, January 17th, 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.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

This week's topic (January 17) is Tell Me A Little About Yourself.

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking!

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and interactive workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur. She transitioned to executive coaching over 12 years ago. Deborah has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016. 

 

This week's topic (January 17) is Tell Me A Little About Yourself. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

This group is sponsored by more than 60 Massachusetts public libraries.

NOTE: This program will not be recorded.

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

This week's topic (January 17) is Tell Me A Little About Yourself.

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking!

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and interactive workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur. She transitioned to executive coaching over 12 years ago. Deborah has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016. 

 

This week's topic (January 17) is Tell Me A Little About Yourself. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

This group is sponsored by more than 60 Massachusetts public libraries.

NOTE: This program will not be recorded.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pre-K Story & Play Time (Ages 3-5)

Join Stacie for stories, songs, and silliness followed by imaginative playtime!

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join Stacie for stories, songs, and silliness followed by imaginative playtime!

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Preschool Fair

The Mansfield Mothers' Club is hosting a preschool fair open to all families who are interested in meeting representatives from local preschools. Stop by between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM to see what each school can offer your child. 

No registration required.

CONTACT: Ciara DeVizio  5082617380  momsclubpres@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Mansfield Mothers' Club is hosting a preschool fair open to all families who are interested in meeting representatives from local preschools. Stop by between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM to see what each school can offer your child. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Ciara DeVizio
  5082617380
   momsclubpres@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday January 18, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-20 months, are invited to drop by the library every Thursday morning for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults.

This is an informal gathering--no registration or commitment required. 

 

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-20 months, are invited to drop by the library every Thursday morning for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults.

This is an informal gathering--no registration or commitment required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Come build with LEGO bricks! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:00-6:30 PM to build with our LEGO collection. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Come build with LEGO bricks! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:00-6:30 PM to build with our LEGO collection. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Fiction Book Club - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.”  –from the Publisher

 

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

CONTACT: Catherine Coyne  508-261-7380  ccoyne@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Hybrid
The registration period has ended.

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.”  –from the Publisher

 

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

CONTACT:
  Catherine Coyne
  508.261.7380
   ccoyne@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Hybrid

The registration period has ended.

Saturday January 20, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Read-to-a-Dog! (Grades K-6)

Children in grades K-6 are invited to practice their reading or storytelling skills with a patient, supportive (and adorable!) listener: a certified therapy dog! Children can choose a book from the library or bring one from home, and will have around 5-10 minutes to read.

There is no registration required, but children will be asked to check-in upon arrival and wait for their turn! Coloring pages and books for browsing will be available. Children who have attended before are encouraged to bring their Pawsport with them to continue collecting stamps for their reading!

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org

Children in grades K-6 are invited to practice their reading or storytelling skills with a patient, supportive (and adorable!) listener: a certified therapy dog! Children can choose a book from the library or bring one from home, and will have around 5-10 minutes to read.

There is no registration required, but children will be asked to check-in upon arrival and wait for their turn! Coloring pages and books for browsing will be available. Children who have attended before are encouraged to bring their Pawsport with them to continue collecting stamps for their reading!

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

Tuesday January 23, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for Little Ones! (ages 0-3)

Join us for a lively storytime. We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for a lively storytime. We'll share stories, songs, rhymes, and movement! Great for ages 0-3 and their grown-ups.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Rajiv Nagaich

Start your New Year off right and learn how to avoid the hidden traps in retirement planning advice! Did you know that a large financial portfolio, an estate plan, and long-term care insurance won’t be enough to prevent your dream retirement from becoming a disaster in the United States? Or do you know someone forced into institutional care after a health crisis, lost assets due to unplanned medical and long-term care costs, or became a burden on loved ones? According to Elder Law Attorney and bestselling author Rajiv Nagaich, these results are called “retirement plan failure.”  Over his 20-plus years of experience in United States elder law, Rajiv has developed a step-by-step guide to retirement planning by connecting the various dots of the retirement planning process. The LifePlanning approach is a system that brings together legal, financial, and housing issues into a coordinated effort that can work to make sure you don’t end up being forced into institutionalized care, going broke, and being a burden on your family. In this enlightening and informative webinar, Rajiv explains why “retirement plan failure” happens and how you can keep it from happening to you.

About the Author: Rajiv Nagaich, J.D. L.L.M., author of Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster, is an elder law attorney, speaker, and retirement planning visionary. He hosts two popular public television specials (Master Your Future and The Path to Happily Ever After) and the AgingOptions Radio Show, dispensing retirement planning advice to people in the Pacific Northwest for twenty years. Rajiv was inducted as a Fellow by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in 2014. He is a three-time NAELA Pacesetter Award winner and a commissioner at the Law and Aging Commission at the American Bar Association. Rajiv is the founding partner of Life Point Law in Federal Way, Washington, and the Chief Executive Officer of AgingOptions. 

Please register HERE for this event.

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

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

Start your New Year off right and learn how to avoid the hidden traps in retirement planning advice! Did you know that a large financial portfolio, an estate plan, and long-term care insurance won’t be enough to prevent your dream retirement from becoming a disaster in the United States? Or do you know someone forced into institutional care after a health crisis, lost assets due to unplanned medical and long-term care costs, or became a burden on loved ones? According to Elder Law Attorney and bestselling author Rajiv Nagaich, these results are called “retirement plan failure.”  Over his 20-plus years of experience in United States elder law, Rajiv has developed a step-by-step guide to retirement planning by connecting the various dots of the retirement planning process. The LifePlanning approach is a system that brings together legal, financial, and housing issues into a coordinated effort that can work to make sure you don’t end up being forced into institutionalized care, going broke, and being a burden on your family. In this enlightening and informative webinar, Rajiv explains why “retirement plan failure” happens and how you can keep it from happening to you.

About the Author: Rajiv Nagaich, J.D. L.L.M., author of Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster, is an elder law attorney, speaker, and retirement planning visionary. He hosts two popular public television specials (Master Your Future and The Path to Happily Ever After) and the AgingOptions Radio Show, dispensing retirement planning advice to people in the Pacific Northwest for twenty years. Rajiv was inducted as a Fellow by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in 2014. He is a three-time NAELA Pacesetter Award winner and a commissioner at the Law and Aging Commission at the American Bar Association. Rajiv is the founding partner of Life Point Law in Federal Way, Washington, and the Chief Executive Officer of AgingOptions. 

Please register HERE for this event.

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday January 24, 2024
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
eBooks and Kindles with Kristen

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Thursday January 25, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-20 months, are invited to drop by the library every Thursday morning for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults.

This is an informal gathering--no registration or commitment required. 

 

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Parents and caregivers of our youngest friends, ages 0-20 months, are invited to drop by the library every Thursday morning for a baby playgroup. We will provide age-appropriate toys for babies and young toddlers to play with, while parents and caregivers have an opportunity to engage with their little ones and socialize with other adults.

This is an informal gathering--no registration or commitment required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Come build with LEGO bricks! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:00-6:30 PM to build with our LEGO collection. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Come build with LEGO bricks! Drop in to the Youth Room any time between 4:00-6:30 PM to build with our LEGO collection. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Paranormal Hotspots With Ronny LeBlanc

Ronny LeBlanc, best-selling author and star of Travel Channel’s hit series Expedition Bigfoot, examines why some locations have more paranormal activity than others.

Leominster, MA native Ronny LeBlanc stars in the monster and record breaking hit Expedition Bigfoot (Travel Channel & Discovery+ / Warner Bros Discovery) which is heading into its 4th season slated for early 2023.
Ronny has been featured on Conjuring Kesha, In the Search of Monsters and is one of the video experts featured on Paranormal Caught on Camera analyzing videos of ghosts, the paranormal, UFOs, Bigfoot, cryptid creatures and strange supernatural anomalies.

Ronny is the author of two books, Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs and the follow up book, Monsterland: Shamans, Sasquatch, Synchronicity and High Strangeness. A regular speaker and researcher, Ronny gives lectures at Bigfoot, UFO and Paranormal conferences and conventions around the country.

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
The registration period has ended.

Ronny LeBlanc, best-selling author and star of Travel Channel’s hit series Expedition Bigfoot, examines why some locations have more paranormal activity than others.

Leominster, MA native Ronny LeBlanc stars in the monster and record breaking hit Expedition Bigfoot (Travel Channel & Discovery+ / Warner Bros Discovery) which is heading into its 4th season slated for early 2023.
Ronny has been featured on Conjuring Kesha, In the Search of Monsters and is one of the video experts featured on Paranormal Caught on Camera analyzing videos of ghosts, the paranormal, UFOs, Bigfoot, cryptid creatures and strange supernatural anomalies.

Ronny is the author of two books, Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs and the follow up book, Monsterland: Shamans, Sasquatch, Synchronicity and High Strangeness. A regular speaker and researcher, Ronny gives lectures at Bigfoot, UFO and Paranormal conferences and conventions around the country.

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

The registration period has ended.

Friday January 26, 2024
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Playtime: Pretend! Construction (Ages 2+)

Stop by the library between 10 AM-4 PM for some imaginative play at our "construction site". 

This event is for children of all ages. No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Stop by the library between 10 AM-4 PM for some imaginative play at our "construction site". 

This event is for children of all ages. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
ELL Conversation Circle

Join Stacie for a 45 minute conversation circle for adult English Language Learners who would like to practice their English speaking skills and meet new members of our community. All levels of English learners are welcome.

Please note: This is not a class; it is an an informal group for participants to gain confidence in conversational English.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org

Join Stacie for a 45 minute conversation circle for adult English Language Learners who would like to practice their English speaking skills and meet new members of our community. All levels of English learners are welcome.

Please note: This is not a class; it is an an informal group for participants to gain confidence in conversational English.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

 
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12:00 PM
Friday Movie Matinee - A Haunting in Venice

Friday Movie Matinees are the place to be!!!
The Mansfield Public Library is partnering with the Mansfield Council on Aging to offer current release movies for all! 

"
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer."--IMDB

Light refreshments will be provided by the Mansfield Council on Aging

This event is free and open to all ages appropriate to the rating. 
Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images and thematic elements.
 No registration required.

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

Friday Movie Matinees are the place to be!!!
The Mansfield Public Library is partnering with the Mansfield Council on Aging to offer current release movies for all! 

"
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer."--IMDB

Light refreshments will be provided by the Mansfield Council on Aging

This event is free and open to all ages appropriate to the rating. 
Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images and thematic elements.
 No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday January 27, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BaNannies Concert

The BaNannies return to the Mansfield Public Library to help us shake off the winter blues!  This mother-daughter duo recieved rave reviews during their summer performance so we are eager to welcome them back on Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 AM. 

All ages are welcome. No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The BaNannies return to the Mansfield Public Library to help us shake off the winter blues!  This mother-daughter duo recieved rave reviews during their summer performance so we are eager to welcome them back on Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 AM. 

All ages are welcome. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday January 29, 2024
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Read Aloud & Art-ivity (Grades K-5)

Listen to a story and then gather together for a fun book-related art activity–or art-ivity! 

 
CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Listen to a story and then gather together for a fun book-related art activity–or art-ivity! 

 
CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday January 30, 2024
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Staff Development Day

Mansfield Public Library will be closed from 10:00AM-1:00PM for Staff Development Day.

The Library will open at 1:00PM

Mansfield Public Library will be closed from 10:00AM-1:00PM for Staff Development Day.

The Library will open at 1:00PM

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Dr. Robert Lustig

Launch your New Year healthy with Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science. He challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government.

You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. One of Lustig’s singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.” 

Dr. Lustig’s book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine, weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them: 

  • Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself
  • You can diagnose your own biochemical profile 
  • Chronic diseases are not "druggable," but they are "foodable" 
  • Processed food isn’t just toxic, it’s addictive
  • The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side
  • Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side

Making the case that food is the only lever we have to affect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: his book and this webinar explain what’s needed to fix all three. Dr. Lustig offers a doable plan for us to heal and restore our health and well-being with real food and, in the process, boost our immunity to viruses like Covid-19.

About the Author: Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. He has dedicated his retirement from clinical medicine to help fix the food supply in any way he can, to reduce human suffering, and to salvage the environment. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976 and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine (2021). He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, he is on the Advisory Boards of the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health, the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health, and he is the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health.

Please register HERE for this event.

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

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

Launch your New Year healthy with Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science. He challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government.

You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. One of Lustig’s singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.” 

Dr. Lustig’s book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine, weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them: 

  • Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself
  • You can diagnose your own biochemical profile 
  • Chronic diseases are not "druggable," but they are "foodable" 
  • Processed food isn’t just toxic, it’s addictive
  • The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side
  • Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side

Making the case that food is the only lever we have to affect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: his book and this webinar explain what’s needed to fix all three. Dr. Lustig offers a doable plan for us to heal and restore our health and well-being with real food and, in the process, boost our immunity to viruses like Covid-19.

About the Author: Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. He has dedicated his retirement from clinical medicine to help fix the food supply in any way he can, to reduce human suffering, and to salvage the environment. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976 and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine (2021). He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, he is on the Advisory Boards of the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health, the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health, and he is the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health.

Please register HERE for this event.

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RESCHEDULED - Keep the Memories Not the Stuff With Janine Cavanaugh

Mansfield Public Library welcomes back Professional Organizer Janine Cavanaugh for her presentation, "Keep the Memories, Not the Stuff."

It’s easy to get attached to our possessions. We tend to form sentimental bonds to the things we purchase for ourselves, the gifts we receive, and the items we inherit from others. This workshop presents ideas on how to address and let go of sentimental things. Come learn how to keep the memories but get rid of the stuff.
 

 

 


 

Janine Cavanaugh acquired her first paying client 14 years ago by giving a free presentation at her local library on the topic of organizing, and she’s been organizing and teaching ever since. As a Certified Professional Organizer® she enjoys helping her clients reach their organizing, downsizing, and de-cluttering goals. She specializes in helping people make mindful decisions about their possessions and successfully edit their stuff.

Teaching is an integral part of her business, whether she’s working one-on-one with a client or in front of a group. It encourages her to keep acquiring knowledge, expertise, and insight about all things related to organizing. Clients she has instructed and worked with have included adults, seniors and their families, small business owners, Realtors, University facility and staff, and members of specific groups and organizations. The topics she has taught, both in and out of the classroom, have included general home organizing, downsizing, de-cluttering, paper management, closet organizing, as well as organizing processes, tips, and guidelines.

As an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) she continues to network in her community to build valuable resources and strong strategic alliances.

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

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  5082617380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

Mansfield Public Library welcomes back Professional Organizer Janine Cavanaugh for her presentation, "Keep the Memories, Not the Stuff."

It’s easy to get attached to our possessions. We tend to form sentimental bonds to the things we purchase for ourselves, the gifts we receive, and the items we inherit from others. This workshop presents ideas on how to address and let go of sentimental things. Come learn how to keep the memories but get rid of the stuff.
 

 

 


 

Janine Cavanaugh acquired her first paying client 14 years ago by giving a free presentation at her local library on the topic of organizing, and she’s been organizing and teaching ever since. As a Certified Professional Organizer® she enjoys helping her clients reach their organizing, downsizing, and de-cluttering goals. She specializes in helping people make mindful decisions about their possessions and successfully edit their stuff.

Teaching is an integral part of her business, whether she’s working one-on-one with a client or in front of a group. It encourages her to keep acquiring knowledge, expertise, and insight about all things related to organizing. Clients she has instructed and worked with have included adults, seniors and their families, small business owners, Realtors, University facility and staff, and members of specific groups and organizations. The topics she has taught, both in and out of the classroom, have included general home organizing, downsizing, de-cluttering, paper management, closet organizing, as well as organizing processes, tips, and guidelines.

As an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) she continues to network in her community to build valuable resources and strong strategic alliances.

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday January 31, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pre-K Story & Play Time (Ages 3-5)

Join Stacie for stories, songs, and silliness followed by imaginative playtime!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join Stacie for stories, songs, and silliness followed by imaginative playtime!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Half Day Crafternoon (Grades K-6)

Stop by the library for an open ended crafting session! 

This is a drop in event. No registration needed. 

CONTACT: Stacie Hooper  5082617380  shooper@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Stop by the library for an open ended crafting session! 

This is a drop in event. No registration needed. 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room


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