Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Thursday February 1, 2024 - Thursday February 29, 2024

For a special month-long event, Mansfield Public Library joins Tewksbury Public Library to make available a number of interesting and thought-provoking daytime virtual programs!

Click
HERE for a list of all daytime virtual programs, as well as the links to register for each program!

 

**PLEASE NOTE ALL VIRTUAL PROGRAMS TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.** 

RECORDING NOTE: All programs will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

For a special month-long event, Mansfield Public Library joins Tewksbury Public Library to make available a number of interesting and thought-provoking daytime virtual programs!

Click
HERE for a list of all daytime virtual programs, as well as the links to register for each program!

 

**PLEASE NOTE ALL VIRTUAL PROGRAMS TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.** 

RECORDING NOTE: All programs will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

Wednesday February 21, 2024
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Spice Club - VANILLA EXTRACT (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, February 21st, 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

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, February 21st, 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


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

This week's topic (February 21) is LinkedIn.

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 (February 21) is LinkedIn. 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 (February 21) is LinkedIn.

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 (February 21) is LinkedIn. 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

Thursday February 22, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

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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1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

Join us for a special school vacation week LEGO club. Drop by between 1:00 PM-7:00 PM on February 22nd!

Come build with LEGO bricks! Drop in to the Youth Room 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

Join us for a special school vacation week LEGO club. Drop by between 1:00 PM-7:00 PM on February 22nd!

Come build with LEGO bricks! Drop in to the Youth Room 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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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Art Lab, Jr. (Grades K-6) + Teen Art Lab (Grades 7-12)

Art Lab, JR + Teen Art Lab = More Creativity! This is a program that focuses on process and creativity. Participate in some of the experiment stations or follow your own creative sparks! 

This is a drop in program which means you don’t have to arrive at the start time or stay for the whole session. 

Not all materials are washable; please dress accordingly! No registration required.

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

Art Lab, JR + Teen Art Lab = More Creativity! This is a program that focuses on process and creativity. Participate in some of the experiment stations or follow your own creative sparks! 

This is a drop in program which means you don’t have to arrive at the start time or stay for the whole session. 

Not all materials are washable; please dress accordingly! No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL Spill the Tea Book Chat (18 +)

Join us VIRTUALLY for our original book chat, but with a twist!! 
Let's talk books and drink tea (we'll provide the conversation and you provide the tea!!) 
What are you currently reading, what do you want to read and what do you need more gossip about to read?? Our book chats are a great way to connect with fellow book lovers and community members! 

This program is free and open to all. Registration is required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will recieve the Zoom link the day of the event. 

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

Join us VIRTUALLY for our original book chat, but with a twist!! 
Let's talk books and drink tea (we'll provide the conversation and you provide the tea!!) 
What are you currently reading, what do you want to read and what do you need more gossip about to read?? Our book chats are a great way to connect with fellow book lovers and community members! 

This program is free and open to all. Registration is required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will recieve the Zoom link the day of the event. 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room


Friday February 23, 2024
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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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Family Concert with Roger Tincknelle (All Ages)

We are excited to welcome Roger Tincknelle back to the library! Join us during the school vacation week for an interactive program of multicultural children’s songs and singing games from around the world performed on a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Puerto Rican Cuatro, harmonica, Russian balalaika, Irish and African drums!  Audience participation is encouraged and includes singing, dancing, and playing Latin percussion.

No registration required.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

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

We are excited to welcome Roger Tincknelle back to the library! Join us during the school vacation week for an interactive program of multicultural children’s songs and singing games from around the world performed on a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Puerto Rican Cuatro, harmonica, Russian balalaika, Irish and African drums!  Audience participation is encouraged and includes singing, dancing, and playing Latin percussion.

No registration required.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

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CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday February 26, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRTUAL: An Evening with Romance Authors Ali Hazelwood, Nikki Payne & Denise Williams

Mansfield Public Library is excited to join Tewksbury Public Library for a fascinating virtual program!

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Webinar via email.**

Authors Ali Hazelwood, Nikki Payne, and Denise Williams will discuss their latest romance novels in this unforgettable panel discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Ali Hazelwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the US to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her three feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband). Her latest is Bride, a paranormal romance published on February 6.

By day, Nikki Payne is a curious tech anthropologist asking the right questions to deliver better digital services. By night, she dreams of ways to subvert canon literature. Nikki is a member of Smut U, a premium feminist writing collective, and a cat lady with no cats. Her latest is Sex, Lies and Sensibility, a contemporary diverse retelling of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility published on February 13.

Denise Williams wrote her first book in the 2nd grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a PhD. Denise lives in Iowa and can usually be found reading, writing, or thinking about love stories. Her books have been listed as an Indie Next pick, Library Reads pick, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Her latest is Technically Yours, the story of a second chance romance set in a STEM-industry workplace, published in December.

Register directly on Zoom HERE.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

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

Mansfield Public Library is excited to join Tewksbury Public Library for a fascinating virtual program!

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Webinar via email.**

Authors Ali Hazelwood, Nikki Payne, and Denise Williams will discuss their latest romance novels in this unforgettable panel discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Ali Hazelwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the US to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her three feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband). Her latest is Bride, a paranormal romance published on February 6.

By day, Nikki Payne is a curious tech anthropologist asking the right questions to deliver better digital services. By night, she dreams of ways to subvert canon literature. Nikki is a member of Smut U, a premium feminist writing collective, and a cat lady with no cats. Her latest is Sex, Lies and Sensibility, a contemporary diverse retelling of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility published on February 13.

Denise Williams wrote her first book in the 2nd grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a PhD. Denise lives in Iowa and can usually be found reading, writing, or thinking about love stories. Her books have been listed as an Indie Next pick, Library Reads pick, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Her latest is Technically Yours, the story of a second chance romance set in a STEM-industry workplace, published in December.

Register directly on Zoom HERE.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

Tuesday February 27, 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 February 28, 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!

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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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Kim Scott

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

 

 

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
  2. Build a cohesive team
  3. Achieve results collaboratively

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

 

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

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

 

 

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
  2. Build a cohesive team
  3. Achieve results collaboratively

Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded  a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

 

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
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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRTUAL: The Economic Response To Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

Mansfield Public Library is excited to join Tewksbury Public Library for a fascinating virtual program!

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Webinar via email.**

Author and professor Christine Abely will discuss her brand new book, The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. Learn about the international trade measures and sanctions deployed against Russia in response to its 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Explore how sanctions have affected, and will continue to affect, global trading patterns, financial integration, and foreign policy in novel ways. In particular, examine the effects of sanctions on energy, food, fertilizer, the financial system, and the global use of the US dollar, including trends of de-dollarization. Understand the steps that must be taken to make sanctions more effective by promoting financial transparency worldwide. Christine Abely is an assistant professor at New England Law in Boston. She previously practiced international trade and sanctions law and is a licensed customs broker. Her work has appeared in The HillJust Security, and numerous academic journals.

Register directly on Zoom HERE.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

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

Mansfield Public Library is excited to join Tewksbury Public Library for a fascinating virtual program!

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Webinar via email.**

Author and professor Christine Abely will discuss her brand new book, The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. Learn about the international trade measures and sanctions deployed against Russia in response to its 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Explore how sanctions have affected, and will continue to affect, global trading patterns, financial integration, and foreign policy in novel ways. In particular, examine the effects of sanctions on energy, food, fertilizer, the financial system, and the global use of the US dollar, including trends of de-dollarization. Understand the steps that must be taken to make sanctions more effective by promoting financial transparency worldwide. Christine Abely is an assistant professor at New England Law in Boston. She previously practiced international trade and sanctions law and is a licensed customs broker. Her work has appeared in The HillJust Security, and numerous academic journals.

Register directly on Zoom HERE.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room

Thursday February 29, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Saturday March 2, 2024
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12:00 PM
IN PERSON Author Talk With Eddie Doherty

Mansfield Public Library welcomes author East End Eddie Doherty for a discussion of his book, Laughs, Lies & American Justice.

"This book is a compilation of mostly unrelated short stories, brief observations and anecdotes detailing multiple
events that I was party to, witnessed, read in police reports or heard about mostly during my nearly thirty-seven years of
service in the Massachusetts court system at the Attleboro District Court, then as Clerk-Magistrate of the Wrentham
District Court. I got to know many hardworking, honest court employees, attorneys and police officers who did their best
every day to fulfill the valid expectations of those noble professions. There are also stories included that have nothing to
do with the courts that I hope you will find interesting or humorous. My third grade Nun, Sister Mary Alice would gasp in
disbelief if she knew that I am sometimes being introduced as an author!
 
Having seen so much domestic violence in court, I will donate a percentage of the book’s proceeds to Jane Doe Inc. in 
an effort to help combat this horrific crime. Laughs, Lies & American Justice is available online at Lulu Press."- East End Eddie Doherty
 

Eddie Doherty fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that other fishermen started calling him East End 
Eddie. Thus, a nickname became a pen name. Doherty is a graduate of Dominican Academy, Attleboro High School and
the University of South Florida. He worked for almost 37 years in the Massachusetts Court system where he became the
youngest Assistant Clerk-Magistrate in the state at age 25 for the Attleboro District Court before being appointed 18
years later to the lifetime position of Clerk-Magistrate of the Wrentham District Court by His Excellency, A. Paul Cellucci,
Governor of the Commonwealth. He was honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Amicus Curiae Award by the
Norfolk County Bar Association, founded in 1797. He heard evidence on everything from speeding to murder, but now in
retirement is hearing the sound of his grandchildren giggle and of striped bass breaking the surface of the ocean.
 
Doherty is the author of SEVEN MILES AFTER SUNDOWN Surfcasting for Striped Bass Along the World Famous Cape
Cod Canal which was announced as the #1 New Release in Fishing on Amazon and was voted as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Sports Category at the 2019 International Book Awards in Los Angeles. He wrote a weekly column for the Falmouth Enterprise and has been published in Cape Cod Magazine, On The Water, The Fisherman Magazine, Cape Cod Times, The Boston Globe, The Sun Chronicle, Cape Cod Life, Coastal Angler Magazine and the Congressional Record. He is a member of the Canal Sportsman’s Club, fished in the Stan Gibbs Cape Cod Canal Fisherman’s Classic and his striped
bass entry won the shore division in his first Buzzards Bay Anglers Club Fall Derby. Doherty does a monthly cable segment on Bourne TV and his written stories combined with his weekly video Canal Report for subscribers of The Fisherman reach over 60,000.
His second book, LAUGHS, LIES & AMERICAN JUSTICE, which was published in August of 2023 and released on Lulu Press, details stories from his years in the court system, police stations, family, politics and more including a chapter on fishing.
He lives close to the Cape Cod Canal in Mattapoisett with his wife Joanne who is affectionately known as J. Do. They were lucky to be blessed with the birth of five healthy grandchildren to enjoy in retirement. 

Copies of LAUGHS, LIES & AMERICAN JUSTICE will not be available to purchase at the program, but the author will be happy to enscribe books purchased beforehand. Laughs, Lies & American Justice is available online at Lulu Press

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

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

Mansfield Public Library welcomes author East End Eddie Doherty for a discussion of his book, Laughs, Lies & American Justice.

"This book is a compilation of mostly unrelated short stories, brief observations and anecdotes detailing multiple
events that I was party to, witnessed, read in police reports or heard about mostly during my nearly thirty-seven years of
service in the Massachusetts court system at the Attleboro District Court, then as Clerk-Magistrate of the Wrentham
District Court. I got to know many hardworking, honest court employees, attorneys and police officers who did their best
every day to fulfill the valid expectations of those noble professions. There are also stories included that have nothing to
do with the courts that I hope you will find interesting or humorous. My third grade Nun, Sister Mary Alice would gasp in
disbelief if she knew that I am sometimes being introduced as an author!
 
Having seen so much domestic violence in court, I will donate a percentage of the book’s proceeds to Jane Doe Inc. in 
an effort to help combat this horrific crime. Laughs, Lies & American Justice is available online at Lulu Press."- East End Eddie Doherty
 

Eddie Doherty fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that other fishermen started calling him East End 
Eddie. Thus, a nickname became a pen name. Doherty is a graduate of Dominican Academy, Attleboro High School and
the University of South Florida. He worked for almost 37 years in the Massachusetts Court system where he became the
youngest Assistant Clerk-Magistrate in the state at age 25 for the Attleboro District Court before being appointed 18
years later to the lifetime position of Clerk-Magistrate of the Wrentham District Court by His Excellency, A. Paul Cellucci,
Governor of the Commonwealth. He was honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Amicus Curiae Award by the
Norfolk County Bar Association, founded in 1797. He heard evidence on everything from speeding to murder, but now in
retirement is hearing the sound of his grandchildren giggle and of striped bass breaking the surface of the ocean.
 
Doherty is the author of SEVEN MILES AFTER SUNDOWN Surfcasting for Striped Bass Along the World Famous Cape
Cod Canal which was announced as the #1 New Release in Fishing on Amazon and was voted as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Sports Category at the 2019 International Book Awards in Los Angeles. He wrote a weekly column for the Falmouth Enterprise and has been published in Cape Cod Magazine, On The Water, The Fisherman Magazine, Cape Cod Times, The Boston Globe, The Sun Chronicle, Cape Cod Life, Coastal Angler Magazine and the Congressional Record. He is a member of the Canal Sportsman’s Club, fished in the Stan Gibbs Cape Cod Canal Fisherman’s Classic and his striped
bass entry won the shore division in his first Buzzards Bay Anglers Club Fall Derby. Doherty does a monthly cable segment on Bourne TV and his written stories combined with his weekly video Canal Report for subscribers of The Fisherman reach over 60,000.
His second book, LAUGHS, LIES & AMERICAN JUSTICE, which was published in August of 2023 and released on Lulu Press, details stories from his years in the court system, police stations, family, politics and more including a chapter on fishing.
He lives close to the Cape Cod Canal in Mattapoisett with his wife Joanne who is affectionately known as J. Do. They were lucky to be blessed with the birth of five healthy grandchildren to enjoy in retirement. 

Copies of LAUGHS, LIES & AMERICAN JUSTICE will not be available to purchase at the program, but the author will be happy to enscribe books purchased beforehand. Laughs, Lies & American Justice is available online at Lulu Press

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday March 5, 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON Planning for Medicare

Planning for Medicare is a comprehensive seminar that helps people approaching Medicare eligibility understand their health insurance options outside of their employer-sponsored coverage, whether they are planning to retire or not. Many employees need help understanding the coverage options available to them when they approach Medicare eligibility. This is especially true for those that plan to retire and are leaving their employer-sponsored coverage. For these employees, retirement may be the first time they don’t have a Human Resources representative helping to explain their health plan. The Planning for Medicare seminar helps your employees make an informed decision about their individual
health coverage options.

 

Presented by Bill Rowbottom, Senior Plan Consultant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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

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

Planning for Medicare is a comprehensive seminar that helps people approaching Medicare eligibility understand their health insurance options outside of their employer-sponsored coverage, whether they are planning to retire or not. Many employees need help understanding the coverage options available to them when they approach Medicare eligibility. This is especially true for those that plan to retire and are leaving their employer-sponsored coverage. For these employees, retirement may be the first time they don’t have a Human Resources representative helping to explain their health plan. The Planning for Medicare seminar helps your employees make an informed decision about their individual
health coverage options.

 

Presented by Bill Rowbottom, Senior Plan Consultant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday March 6, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

This week's topic (March 6) is Resumes - the Basics

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 (March 6) is Resumes - the Basics. 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 (March 6) is Resumes - the Basics

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 (March 6) is Resumes - the Basics. 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 - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup! (ages 3-5)

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Nina Totenberg

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

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

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is one, special Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. 

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. 

About the Author: NINA TOTENBERG is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, “The Docket.” Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

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

Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 Mystery Book Club - Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer... by Stephen L.

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter.

The bestselling author delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life

She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s―and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.

Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter’s grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who―together with his friend Dashiell Hammett―would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed.

Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel, Invisible tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson’s remarkable book, her long forgotten story is once again visible.–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 Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter.

The bestselling author delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life

She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s―and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.

Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter’s grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who―together with his friend Dashiell Hammett―would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed.

Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel, Invisible tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson’s remarkable book, her long forgotten story is once again visible.–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 March 8, 2024
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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

Tuesday March 12, 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 March 13, 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 March 14, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

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 - 5:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

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

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. 

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him. 

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

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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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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
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


Saturday March 16, 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 March 19, 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON Judicial Outreach With Judge Michaela C Stewart

March is Judicial Outreach Month in Massachusetts, the Trial Court’s annual community outreach initiative, when judges engage with communities across the Commonwealth about the work of the judicial branch and the importance of an impartial and independent judiciary. To coincide with the library's Lifelong Learning 101 initiative, where a different topic is presented each month by a professional from that particular field, Mansfield Public Library is pleased to welcome Judge Michaela C Stewart, who will offer an overview of the Massachusetts court system. There will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

Lifelong Learning 101: While some topics may be geared towards certain age groups, these presentations are open to all who have an interest in the topic or simply want to expand their pursuit of lifelong learning. 

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

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

March is Judicial Outreach Month in Massachusetts, the Trial Court’s annual community outreach initiative, when judges engage with communities across the Commonwealth about the work of the judicial branch and the importance of an impartial and independent judiciary. To coincide with the library's Lifelong Learning 101 initiative, where a different topic is presented each month by a professional from that particular field, Mansfield Public Library is pleased to welcome Judge Michaela C Stewart, who will offer an overview of the Massachusetts court system. There will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

Lifelong Learning 101: While some topics may be geared towards certain age groups, these presentations are open to all who have an interest in the topic or simply want to expand their pursuit of lifelong learning. 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday March 20, 2024
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Spice Club - GROUND CLOVES (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, March 20th, 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

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, March 20th, 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


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

This week's topic (March 20) is Resumes - Part 2

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 (March 20) is Resumes - Part 2. 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 (March 20) is Resumes - Part 2

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 (March 20) is Resumes - Part 2. 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

Thursday March 21, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell.

WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST – REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK – NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – The author of award-winning Hamnet brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de’ Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.

Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo: free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings, and devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her wedding to the ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father just as quick to accept on her behalf.

Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now enter an unfamiliar court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her new husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appeared to be before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble?

As Lucrezia sits in constricting finery for a painting intended to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court’s eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess’s future hangs entirely in the balance.

Full of the beauty and emotion with which she illuminated the Shakespearean canvas of Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell turns her talents to Renaissance Italy in an extraordinary portrait of a resilient young woman’s battle for her very survival.”  –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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell.

WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST – REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK – NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – The author of award-winning Hamnet brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de’ Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.

Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo: free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings, and devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her wedding to the ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father just as quick to accept on her behalf.

Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now enter an unfamiliar court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her new husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appeared to be before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble?

As Lucrezia sits in constricting finery for a painting intended to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court’s eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess’s future hangs entirely in the balance.

Full of the beauty and emotion with which she illuminated the Shakespearean canvas of Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell turns her talents to Renaissance Italy in an extraordinary portrait of a resilient young woman’s battle for her very survival.”  –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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Madeline Miller

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

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

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction. 

In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love.

About the Author: Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

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

Friday March 22, 2024
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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 - Wonka

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! 

"
This fantasy musical film follows the story of Willy Wonka, the famous but eccentric chocolatier based on the character from Roald Dahl's novel. In particular, it emphasizes his rise to the top. The narrative traces his beginnings as a young adult who started as an employee selling chocolate in a store until he became driven to enter the chocolate industry eventually. This film acts as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation of Dahl's novel."--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.
 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! 

"
This fantasy musical film follows the story of Willy Wonka, the famous but eccentric chocolatier based on the character from Roald Dahl's novel. In particular, it emphasizes his rise to the top. The narrative traces his beginnings as a young adult who started as an employee selling chocolate in a store until he became driven to enter the chocolate industry eventually. This film acts as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation of Dahl's novel."--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.
 No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 26, 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 March 27, 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 March 28, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-18mos)

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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Tuesday April 2, 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 April 3, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup! (ages 3-5)

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday April 4, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 Mystery Book Club - The Bullet That Missed (#3 Thursday Murder Club) by Richard Osman

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Bullet That Missed (#3 Thursday Murder Club) by Richard Osman.

A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman.

It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.

Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill or be killed. Suddenly the cold case has become red hot.

While Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim chase down the clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?

From an upmarket spa to a prison cell complete with espresso machine to a luxury penthouse high in the sky, this third adventure of the Thursday Murder Club is full of the cleverness, intrigue, and irresistible charm that readers have come to expect from Richard Osman’s bestselling series.--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 Bullet That Missed (#3 Thursday Murder Club) by Richard Osman.

A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman.

It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.

Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill or be killed. Suddenly the cold case has become red hot.

While Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim chase down the clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?

From an upmarket spa to a prison cell complete with espresso machine to a luxury penthouse high in the sky, this third adventure of the Thursday Murder Club is full of the cleverness, intrigue, and irresistible charm that readers have come to expect from Richard Osman’s bestselling series.--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


Tuesday April 9, 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

Thursday April 11, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Monday April 15, 2024

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

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

Tuesday April 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

Thursday April 18, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 - Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

“Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life–living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising their beautiful son, Asher–was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined that she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in and taking over her father’s beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet she wonders if she can trust him completely. . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in Ash, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.”  –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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

“Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life–living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising their beautiful son, Asher–was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined that she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in and taking over her father’s beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet she wonders if she can trust him completely. . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in Ash, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.”  –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


Friday April 19, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rubik's Cube Workshop (Grades 4+)

Mechanical Madness presents a special vacation cubing workshop--a workshop taught by students for students. 

This workshop is for students in grades 4-12. 

Registration is required and will open April 2nd.  

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

Mechanical Madness presents a special vacation cubing workshop--a workshop taught by students for students. 

This workshop is for students in grades 4-12. 

Registration is required and will open April 2nd.  

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday April 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 April 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

Thursday April 25, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Tuesday April 30, 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 May 1, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup! (ages 3-5)

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday May 2, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 Mystery Book Club - The Villa: A Novel by Rachel Hawkins

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of The Villa: A Novel by Rachel Hawkins.

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set at an Italian villa with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.

As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend.

Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato, and rented for the summer by a notorious rock star, Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him, as well as Pierce’s girlfriend, Mari, and her stepsister, Lara. But he also sets in motion a chain of events that leads to Mari writing one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Lara composing a platinum album–and ends in Pierce’s brutal murder.

As Emily digs into the villa’s complicated history, she begins to think there might be more to the story of that fateful summer in 1974. That perhaps Pierce’s murder wasn’t just a tale of sex, drugs, and rock & roll gone wrong, but that something more sinister might have occurred–and that there might be clues hidden in the now-iconic works that Mari and Lara left behind.

Yet the closer that Emily gets to the truth, the more tension she feels developing between her and Chess. As secrets from the past come to light, equally dangerous betrayals from the present also emerge–and it begins to look like the villa will claim another victim before the summer ends.

Inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the Manson murders, and the infamous summer Percy and Mary Shelley spent with Lord Byron at a Lake Geneva castle–the birthplace of Frankenstein–The Villa welcomes you into its deadly legacy.--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 Villa: A Novel by Rachel Hawkins.

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set at an Italian villa with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.

As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend.

Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato, and rented for the summer by a notorious rock star, Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him, as well as Pierce’s girlfriend, Mari, and her stepsister, Lara. But he also sets in motion a chain of events that leads to Mari writing one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Lara composing a platinum album–and ends in Pierce’s brutal murder.

As Emily digs into the villa’s complicated history, she begins to think there might be more to the story of that fateful summer in 1974. That perhaps Pierce’s murder wasn’t just a tale of sex, drugs, and rock & roll gone wrong, but that something more sinister might have occurred–and that there might be clues hidden in the now-iconic works that Mari and Lara left behind.

Yet the closer that Emily gets to the truth, the more tension she feels developing between her and Chess. As secrets from the past come to light, equally dangerous betrayals from the present also emerge–and it begins to look like the villa will claim another victim before the summer ends.

Inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the Manson murders, and the infamous summer Percy and Mary Shelley spent with Lord Byron at a Lake Geneva castle–the birthplace of Frankenstein–The Villa welcomes you into its deadly legacy.--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


Tuesday May 7, 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

Thursday May 9, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Tuesday May 14, 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

Thursday May 16, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 - Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See.

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The latest historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China–perfect for fans of See’s classic Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Island of Sea Women.

According to Confucius, “an educated woman is a worthless woman,” but Tan Yunxian–born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness–is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations–looking, listening, touching, and asking–something a man can never do with a female patient.

From a young age, Yunxian learns about women’s illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and a mutual purpose–despite the prohibition that a doctor should never touch blood while a midwife comes in frequent contact with it–and they vow to be forever friends, sharing in each other’s joys and struggles. No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom.

But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife–embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound, the Garden of Fragrant Delights.

How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts? Lady Tan’s Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.”  –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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See.

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The latest historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China–perfect for fans of See’s classic Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Island of Sea Women.

According to Confucius, “an educated woman is a worthless woman,” but Tan Yunxian–born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness–is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations–looking, listening, touching, and asking–something a man can never do with a female patient.

From a young age, Yunxian learns about women’s illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and a mutual purpose–despite the prohibition that a doctor should never touch blood while a midwife comes in frequent contact with it–and they vow to be forever friends, sharing in each other’s joys and struggles. No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom.

But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife–embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound, the Garden of Fragrant Delights.

How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts? Lady Tan’s Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.”  –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


Saturday May 18, 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 May 21, 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

Thursday May 23, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Monday May 27, 2024

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

Tuesday May 28, 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

Thursday May 30, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Tuesday June 4, 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 June 5, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Parachute Playgroup! (ages 3-5)

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  508-559-1666 x 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Families of children will engage in free play with a variety of manipulatives/educational toys. The group will have circle time, music, stories, a simple art project, tunnel and parachute play.  This group is focused on socialization and other developmental skills and is for ages 3-5.

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

Registration is required. Please register each month by emailing ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  508.559.1666 x 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday June 6, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 Mystery Book Club - Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel by Benjamin Stevenson

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Mystery Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel by Benjamin Stevenson.

Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this “utterly original” (Jane Harper), “not to be missed” (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate.

I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I’d killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it’s a little more complicated than that.

Have I killed someone? Yes. I have.

Who was it?

Let’s get started.

EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE

My brother

My stepsister

My wife

My father

My mother

My sister-in-law

My uncle

My stepfather

My aunt

Me

--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 Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Novel by Benjamin Stevenson.

Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this “utterly original” (Jane Harper), “not to be missed” (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate.

I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I’d killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it’s a little more complicated than that.

Have I killed someone? Yes. I have.

Who was it?

Let’s get started.

EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE

My brother

My stepsister

My wife

My father

My mother

My sister-in-law

My uncle

My stepfather

My aunt

Me

--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


Tuesday June 11, 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

Thursday June 13, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Saturday June 15, 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 June 18, 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 June 19, 2024

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH.

Thursday June 20, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with–of all things–her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.”–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

All are welcome to join the Mansfield Public Library Fiction Book Club for an in-person OR virtual discussion of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with–of all things–her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.”–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


Tuesday June 25, 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 June 26, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Playground Bonanza! with Miss Carol (ages 3-5)

Familes with preschoolers- come join our Playground Bonanza!  We will start together playing at the Mansfield Memorial Park Playground and then move over to the grove for some songs, movement, story and a craft! 

If it happens to rain that day we will meet indoors at the Mansfield Library for the gathering instead.

Registration is required. Please register by emailing Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

 

CONTACT: Carol Carver  5085591666 ext 1811  ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Familes with preschoolers- come join our Playground Bonanza!  We will start together playing at the Mansfield Memorial Park Playground and then move over to the grove for some songs, movement, story and a craft! 

If it happens to rain that day we will meet indoors at the Mansfield Library for the gathering instead.

Registration is required. Please register by emailing Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Carol Carver
  5085591666 ext 1811
   ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Thursday June 27, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Tuesday July 2, 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

Thursday July 4, 2024

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Tuesday July 9, 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

Thursday July 11, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Tuesday July 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

Thursday July 18, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 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 4:30-6:30 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

Saturday July 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 July 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

Thursday July 25, 2024
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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 4:30-6:30 PM to build with our LEGO collection. Creations will be put on display in the Youth Room each week!