Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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

Friday April 12, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PLAYTIME: Library of Things (Ages 1-5)

Drop by the library between 10 AM -12 PM to play with items from our Youth Room Library of Things collection. The Library of Things (LOT) is a collection of toys, games, puzzles, instruments, and more! The LOT is available to check out of the library with your library card!

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

Drop by the library between 10 AM -12 PM to play with items from our Youth Room Library of Things collection. The Library of Things (LOT) is a collection of toys, games, puzzles, instruments, and more! The LOT is available to check out of the library with your library card!

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Saturday April 13, 2024
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mansfield Trivia! Mansfield Historical Society Presentation

The Mansfield Public Library is excited to continue its bi-monthly series in partnership with the Mansfield Historical Society. Every other month a member of the Mansfield Historical Society, or a special guest speaker, will present a program related to the history of Mansfield, MA. For the month of April, it's Mansfield Trivia! It’s back! Join us as we play an old favorite, “Mansfield Trivia!”  We will be asking questions of local and national interest and giving away prizes!  And it’s all in the spirit of fun and friendship.  We hope you can attend. See you there! 

 

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

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

The Mansfield Public Library is excited to continue its bi-monthly series in partnership with the Mansfield Historical Society. Every other month a member of the Mansfield Historical Society, or a special guest speaker, will present a program related to the history of Mansfield, MA. For the month of April, it's Mansfield Trivia! It’s back! Join us as we play an old favorite, “Mansfield Trivia!”  We will be asking questions of local and national interest and giving away prizes!  And it’s all in the spirit of fun and friendship.  We hope you can attend. See you there! 

 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting 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

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jackbox Party Afternoon for Teens

Are you the quippiest?  The wittiest?  Or are you just the best of the best?  Play against your friends during our Jackbox Party Afternoon where we'll play various games from the Jackbox Party Pack!  Teens can participate on their smartphone device or ask the library staff to borrow a laptop. 

No registration required.  For teens in grades 7-12. 

Come enjoy some snacks and some laughs with your friends!

For more information, please contact Teen Librarian Melissa Bennett (mbennett@sailsinc.org)

CONTACT: Melissa Bennett  508-261-7380  mbennett@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Are you the quippiest?  The wittiest?  Or are you just the best of the best?  Play against your friends during our Jackbox Party Afternoon where we'll play various games from the Jackbox Party Pack!  Teens can participate on their smartphone device or ask the library staff to borrow a laptop. 

No registration required.  For teens in grades 7-12. 

Come enjoy some snacks and some laughs with your friends!

For more information, please contact Teen Librarian Melissa Bennett (mbennett@sailsinc.org)

CONTACT:
  Melissa Bennett
  508.261.7380
   mbennett@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday April 17, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

This week's topic (April 17) is Networking

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 (April 17) is Networking. 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 (April 17) is Networking

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 (April 17) is Networking. 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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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spice Club - CURRY POWDER (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, April 17, 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, April 17, 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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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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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
STEAM: Let's Build (Ages 5+)

Join Stacie in the meeting room for a special vacation week building extravaganza! This is a drop-in, open ended building event so stop by any time between 1:30 and 3:00; we'll be cleaning up at 3:30.  We'll supply a wide selection of building materials including Lincoln Logs, Picasso Magnetic Tiles, Bristle Blocks, Keva Color Pops and more! You bring the creativity, strategy, innovation, and perserverance! 

No registration required. This event is for ages 5+. 

Questions? Email Stacie at shooper@sailsinc.org

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

Join Stacie in the meeting room for a special vacation week building extravaganza! This is a drop-in, open ended building event so stop by any time between 1:30 and 3:00; we'll be cleaning up at 3:30.  We'll supply a wide selection of building materials including Lincoln Logs, Picasso Magnetic Tiles, Bristle Blocks, Keva Color Pops and more! You bring the creativity, strategy, innovation, and perserverance! 

No registration required. This event is for ages 5+. 

Questions? Email Stacie at shooper@sailsinc.org

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Xochitl Gonzalez

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both Anita and Raquel, this is sure a novel (and a conversation) that you don’t want to miss. Register now!

About the Author: Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named a Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and The New York City Book Awards. A Reese’s Book Club Pick, her new novel, Anita de Monte Laughs Last, was published on March 2024 with Flatiron Books. As a staff writer for The Atlantic, she was recognized as a 2023 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. A native Brooklynite and proud public school graduate, Gonzalez holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both Anita and Raquel, this is sure a novel (and a conversation) that you don’t want to miss. Register now!

About the Author: Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named a Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIMEKirkusWashington Post, and NPROlga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and The New York City Book Awards. A Reese’s Book Club Pick, her new novel, Anita de Monte Laughs Last, was published on March 2024 with Flatiron Books. As a staff writer for The Atlantic, she was recognized as a 2023 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. A native Brooklynite and proud public school graduate, Gonzalez holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)

VACATION LEGO CLUB! Come build with LEGO bricks! Stop by the Youth Room any time between 1:00-7:00 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

VACATION LEGO CLUB! Come build with LEGO bricks! Stop by the Youth Room any time between 1:00-7:00 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 - 7:15 PM
ELL Conversation Circle

This is 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

This is 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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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 - 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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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.  

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.  

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Saturday April 20, 2024
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
History of Nintendo Playable Museum (Ages 5+)

Travel through Nintendo history with a tangible timeline of gaming systems from the NES to the Switch!  

This playable museum is brought to you by One Up Games and generously funded by Bluestone Bank.

Registration is not required; however, patience may be needed as you wait for your fellow retro gamers/historians to travel through the exhibits!

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

Travel through Nintendo history with a tangible timeline of gaming systems from the NES to the Switch!  

This playable museum is brought to you by One Up Games and generously funded by Bluestone Bank.

Registration is not required; however, patience may be needed as you wait for your fellow retro gamers/historians to travel through the exhibits!

 
CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry/Writing Open Mic Night (Ages 16+)

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month in April!
Calling all budding writers and poets!! Mansfield Public Library will host an open mic night on Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30-8:00PM. This program will give writers and poets the opportunity to read their work to get feedback, connect with other writers and poets, and to simply hear how their work sounds out loud! Or, come and celebrate by listening and supporting local writers. 

 

5 minute time limit for each reading. Registration required only if you are doing a reading.

When selecting works to be read, please be aware that this event is open to ages 16 and up.
No profanity, explicit sexuality, racism or homophobic language.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library.

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

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month in April!
Calling all budding writers and poets!! Mansfield Public Library will host an open mic night on Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30-8:00PM. This program will give writers and poets the opportunity to read their work to get feedback, connect with other writers and poets, and to simply hear how their work sounds out loud! Or, come and celebrate by listening and supporting local writers. 

 

5 minute time limit for each reading. Registration required only if you are doing a reading.

When selecting works to be read, please be aware that this event is open to ages 16 and up.
No profanity, explicit sexuality, racism or homophobic language.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library.

 
CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday April 24, 2024
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON Islamic Awareness - Islam 101

Mansfield Public Library joins Al-Noor Academy in hosting Sr. Hoda Elsharkawi as she explores the perceptions and realities surrounding Muslims and Islam. Through interactive discussions, we'll focus on building bridges between the Muslim community and others. Explore the importance of religion and spirituality in today's world, pondering the significance of finding purpose and meaning in our lives.

Al Noor Academy (ANA) has been located in Mansfield for over two decades now. ANA is a private Islamic-based learning school that is actually located in a building that used to be a church. Established in 2000, ANA’s goal is to provide a seamless mesh between religious and academic-based learning, while using Islamic rules and regulations. Citizens of the town of Mansfield may not even have heard of the school, although it is in your own backyard!

Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your perspective and connect with others!

 

 

Sr. Hoda Elsharkawi is a long-standing and respected member of the Muslim community in Boston. For more than two decades, she has led youth study circles, women support groups, adult Islam 101 classes and has also been involved in interfaith outreach, teaching and counseling.
Sister Hoda has a degree in communication and journalism from Egypt, and has also studied Islamic Studies at the Islamic American Open University, and counseling and psychology at the University of Massachusetts. She has worked as the Muslim Chaplain at MIT and is currently the MAS Boston chaplain. 

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration not required. 

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

Mansfield Public Library joins Al-Noor Academy in hosting Sr. Hoda Elsharkawi as she explores the perceptions and realities surrounding Muslims and Islam. Through interactive discussions, we'll focus on building bridges between the Muslim community and others. Explore the importance of religion and spirituality in today's world, pondering the significance of finding purpose and meaning in our lives.

Al Noor Academy (ANA) has been located in Mansfield for over two decades now. ANA is a private Islamic-based learning school that is actually located in a building that used to be a church. Established in 2000, ANA’s goal is to provide a seamless mesh between religious and academic-based learning, while using Islamic rules and regulations. Citizens of the town of Mansfield may not even have heard of the school, although it is in your own backyard!

Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your perspective and connect with others!

 

 

Sr. Hoda Elsharkawi is a long-standing and respected member of the Muslim community in Boston. For more than two decades, she has led youth study circles, women support groups, adult Islam 101 classes and has also been involved in interfaith outreach, teaching and counseling.
Sister Hoda has a degree in communication and journalism from Egypt, and has also studied Islamic Studies at the Islamic American Open University, and counseling and psychology at the University of Massachusetts. She has worked as the Muslim Chaplain at MIT and is currently the MAS Boston chaplain. 

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration not required. 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Learning with Kristen

Bring your library questions!  Learn how to borrow eBooks through Libby or Hoopla, or how to use one of the many databases that we offer, or how to do an Advanced Search in our online catalog, or how to request an item that isn't in our own SAILS network.  Please call ahead to make an in-person 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 x3.  Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

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

Bring your library questions!  Learn how to borrow eBooks through Libby or Hoopla, or how to use one of the many databases that we offer, or how to do an Advanced Search in our online catalog, or how to request an item that isn't in our own SAILS network.  Please call ahead to make an in-person 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 x3.  Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
ELL Conversation Circle

This is 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

This is 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

Monday April 29, 2024
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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

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

This week's topic (May 1) is Interviewing Strategies

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 (May 1) is Interviewing Strategies. 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 (May 1) is Interviewing Strategies

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 (May 1) is Interviewing Strategies. 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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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Douglas Brunt

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. 

September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men -– Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world. 

Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

About the Author: Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel and host of the top-rated SiriusXM author podcast Dedicated with Doug Brunt. A Philadelphia native, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Visit DouglasBrunt.com for more information.

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 New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about instant bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. 

September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. 

After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men -– Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. The Kaiser wanted the engine to power a fleet of submarines that would finally allow him to challenge Great Britain’s Royal Navy. But Diesel had intended for his engine to be used for the betterment of the world. 

Brunt reopens the case and provides a compelling new conclusion about Diesel’s fate. Register now to see how the mystery unfolds! 

About the Author: Douglas Brunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel and host of the top-rated SiriusXM author podcast Dedicated with Doug Brunt. A Philadelphia native, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Visit DouglasBrunt.com for more information.

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 May 2, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid 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


Friday May 3, 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

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

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Department of Children and Families

Foster Parent Recruitment Info Session

This monthly program is free and open to adults. For more information on this program, please contact Assistant Director Whitney Brown, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT: Whitney Brown  508-261-7380  wkbrown@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Reference or Teen Area

Foster Parent Recruitment Info Session

This monthly program is free and open to adults. For more information on this program, please contact Assistant Director Whitney Brown, at (508) 261-7380 or email wkbrown@sailsinc.org.

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Reference or Teen Area

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yoga in Bloom With Revonda Mehovic

Please join us for an hour long community yoga practice at the Mansfield Public Library! This will be a level 1-2 Hatha yoga class that will offer plenty of modifications. The focus of this class will be on connecting the mind with the body through a series of gentle movements. Prior knowledge of hatha yoga poses will be helpful, but is not required. Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have them, 2 yoga blocks and a towel to provide extra padding for your knees would be helpful.

 


Revonda Mehovic started practicing yoga in the late 1990s. More recently, she was inspired to teach yoga in order to share the benefits she gained from having a more regular practice. She received her formal training from Yoga Renew and has attended multiple yoga workshops in NC, VA, and NY. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in making yoga more accessible to all bodies.

This event is free and open to ages 18 and up. Registration required.

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

Please join us for an hour long community yoga practice at the Mansfield Public Library! This will be a level 1-2 Hatha yoga class that will offer plenty of modifications. The focus of this class will be on connecting the mind with the body through a series of gentle movements. Prior knowledge of hatha yoga poses will be helpful, but is not required. Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have them, 2 yoga blocks and a towel to provide extra padding for your knees would be helpful.

 


Revonda Mehovic started practicing yoga in the late 1990s. More recently, she was inspired to teach yoga in order to share the benefits she gained from having a more regular practice. She received her formal training from Yoga Renew and has attended multiple yoga workshops in NC, VA, and NY. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in making yoga more accessible to all bodies.

This event is free and open to ages 18 and up. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday May 8, 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Learning with Kristen

Bring your library questions!  Learn how to borrow eBooks through Libby or Hoopla, or how to use one of the many databases that we offer, or how to do an Advanced Search in our online catalog, or how to request an item that isn't in our own SAILS network.  Please call ahead to make an in-person 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 x3.  Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

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

Bring your library questions!  Learn how to borrow eBooks through Libby or Hoopla, or how to use one of the many databases that we offer, or how to do an Advanced Search in our online catalog, or how to request an item that isn't in our own SAILS network.  Please call ahead to make an in-person 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 x3.  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
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Nina Simon

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

About the Author: Nina Simon writes crime fiction about strong women. She is the New York Times-bestselling debut author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Before turning to fiction, Nina wore many hats: NASA engineer, slam poet, game designer, museum director, and nonprofit CEO. Her work on community participation in museums, libraries, parks, and theaters has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesNPR, and the TEDx stage.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night is Nina’s first novel. She wrote it as a love letter to her mother, as a way to entertain, comfort, and connect with her during a major health crisis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina now lives off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her family. More information can be found on her website, ninaksimon.com.

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

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

About the Author: Nina Simon writes crime fiction about strong women. She is the New York Times-bestselling debut author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Before turning to fiction, Nina wore many hats: NASA engineer, slam poet, game designer, museum director, and nonprofit CEO. Her work on community participation in museums, libraries, parks, and theaters has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesNPR, and the TEDx stage.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night is Nina’s first novel. She wrote it as a love letter to her mother, as a way to entertain, comfort, and connect with her during a major health crisis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina now lives off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her family. More information can be found on her website, ninaksimon.com.

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 May 9, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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 May 11, 2024
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grace Notes Community Chorus

Let your love of music bloom and come and celebrate some of the most beloved female poets of the 19th century set to music. 
The program will include the poems of Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti and Sara Teasdale. 

Grace Notes is an all women community chorus that meets in Mansfield, Massachusetts weekly and performs at least two times per year in the local community.  Grace Notes started as an adult  voice class over the summer in 2018.   However, when the class was finished, all of the women in the class wanted to sing together as well as, perform and work on their individual singing goals.  We  held a holiday concert that same year and are still going strong!  That same holiday season, we sang at the Doolittle Home for the residents in Foxborough, MA and Willow Crossing in Mansfield.  The Grace Notes' philosophy is grounded in the belief that it is important to give back to the community with our singing as well as, raising money for our local charities.

For this concert, we are collecting canned good donations for Our Daily Bread.

This event is free and open to all. Registration not required.

 

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

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

Let your love of music bloom and come and celebrate some of the most beloved female poets of the 19th century set to music. 
The program will include the poems of Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti and Sara Teasdale. 

Grace Notes is an all women community chorus that meets in Mansfield, Massachusetts weekly and performs at least two times per year in the local community.  Grace Notes started as an adult  voice class over the summer in 2018.   However, when the class was finished, all of the women in the class wanted to sing together as well as, perform and work on their individual singing goals.  We  held a holiday concert that same year and are still going strong!  That same holiday season, we sang at the Doolittle Home for the residents in Foxborough, MA and Willow Crossing in Mansfield.  The Grace Notes' philosophy is grounded in the belief that it is important to give back to the community with our singing as well as, raising money for our local charities.

For this concert, we are collecting canned good donations for Our Daily Bread.

This event is free and open to all. Registration not required.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday May 13, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Family Game Night! (all ages)

Join us for family game night! Try out one of our board games or bring your own!

This is a drop-in event; no registration is required. 

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

Join us for family game night! Try out one of our board games or bring your own!

This is a drop-in event; no registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Book Chat (ages 8-12)

Love to read? Love to talk about what you are reading? Join the library’s Book Chat for 8-12 year olds. We'll share the books we read on our own during the month and we'll also save time for book related activities and games too!

This Book Chat will meet the second Monday of every month. No registration required.

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

Love to read? Love to talk about what you are reading? Join the library’s Book Chat for 8-12 year olds. We'll share the books we read on our own during the month and we'll also save time for book related activities and games too!

This Book Chat will meet the second Monday of every month. 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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON - Armchair Travels - Brussels to Amsterdam River Cruise with Dana Zaiser

Let your imagination and wanderlust bloom for this IN-PERSON!!!
Perfect for armchair travlers!!

Dana Zaiser, a retired pharmacist and world traveler from Norton, has been on a river cruise from Brussels to Amsterdam. His hour-long PowerPoint presentation will take you to some classic old-world Cities and small walled-in towns along the canals. Dana and his wife were in Amerstadam during the Spring Garden season, so the tulips in the world famous Keukenhof Gardenwere in full bloom! Come and be amazed at the explosion of color!!

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

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

Let your imagination and wanderlust bloom for this IN-PERSON!!!
Perfect for armchair travlers!!

Dana Zaiser, a retired pharmacist and world traveler from Norton, has been on a river cruise from Brussels to Amsterdam. His hour-long PowerPoint presentation will take you to some classic old-world Cities and small walled-in towns along the canals. Dana and his wife were in Amerstadam during the Spring Garden season, so the tulips in the world famous Keukenhof Gardenwere in full bloom! Come and be amazed at the explosion of color!!

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday May 15, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

This week's topic (May 15) is Interviewing Practice

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 (May 15) is Interviewing Practice. 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 (May 15) is Interviewing Practice

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 (May 15) is Interviewing Practice. 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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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spice Club - LAVENDER (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, May 15th, 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, May 15th, 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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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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Financial Solutions – Principles of Wealth Building

Mansfield Public Library welcomes Financial Professional Venkata R. Chundi for his presentation: Financial Solutions – Principles of Wealth Building for Every Family.

This presentation will help wide variety of the families to understand and act on their financial aspects: 

  1. Principles of Wealth Building
  2. Protection Planning
  3. Wealth Building & Retirement planning and Solutions
  4. Kid’s Education planning and solutions
  5. Cost effective way to create Will & Trust.
  6. Others

 

 


 
Venkata R. Chundi is a state certified financial professional, helping families & friends by sharing knowledge on wealth building concepts and suggesting solutions.  

In the processes of educating the families, he provides quick financial analysis helping to derive the family Financial Freedom Number.

DISCLAMAIR: Venkata R. Chundi is not a certified financial planner, not a certified financial Advisor and not an attorney.



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 Financial Professional Venkata R. Chundi for his presentation: Financial Solutions – Principles of Wealth Building for Every Family.

This presentation will help wide variety of the families to understand and act on their financial aspects: 

  1. Principles of Wealth Building
  2. Protection Planning
  3. Wealth Building & Retirement planning and Solutions
  4. Kid’s Education planning and solutions
  5. Cost effective way to create Will & Trust.
  6. Others

 

 


 
Venkata R. Chundi is a state certified financial professional, helping families & friends by sharing knowledge on wealth building concepts and suggesting solutions.  

In the processes of educating the families, he provides quick financial analysis helping to derive the family Financial Freedom Number.

DISCLAMAIR: Venkata R. Chundi is not a certified financial planner, not a certified financial Advisor and not an attorney.



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


Thursday May 16, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Fiction Book Club - 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


Friday May 17, 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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yoga in Bloom With Revonda Mehovic

Please join us for an hour long community yoga practice at the Mansfield Public Library! This will be a level 1-2 Hatha yoga class that will offer plenty of modifications. The focus of this class will be on connecting the mind with the body through a series of gentle movements. Prior knowledge of hatha yoga poses will be helpful, but is not required. Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have them, 2 yoga blocks and a towel to provide extra padding for your knees would be helpful.

 


Revonda Mehovic started practicing yoga in the late 1990s. More recently, she was inspired to teach yoga in order to share the benefits she gained from having a more regular practice. She received her formal training from Yoga Renew and has attended multiple yoga workshops in NC, VA, and NY. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in making yoga more accessible to all bodies.

This event is free and open to ages 18 and up. Registration required.

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

Please join us for an hour long community yoga practice at the Mansfield Public Library! This will be a level 1-2 Hatha yoga class that will offer plenty of modifications. The focus of this class will be on connecting the mind with the body through a series of gentle movements. Prior knowledge of hatha yoga poses will be helpful, but is not required. Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have them, 2 yoga blocks and a towel to provide extra padding for your knees would be helpful.

 


Revonda Mehovic started practicing yoga in the late 1990s. More recently, she was inspired to teach yoga in order to share the benefits she gained from having a more regular practice. She received her formal training from Yoga Renew and has attended multiple yoga workshops in NC, VA, and NY. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in making yoga more accessible to all bodies.

This event is free and open to ages 18 and up. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtually Speaking - Author Talk with Rebecca F. Kuang

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, YellowfaceYellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

In Yellowface, Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

White lies, dark humor, and deadly consequences await within the pages of Yellowface. With its totally immersive first-person voice, Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. Register to join the conversation! 

About the Author: Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

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

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, YellowfaceYellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media.

In Yellowface, Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

White lies, dark humor, and deadly consequences await within the pages of Yellowface. With its totally immersive first-person voice, Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. Register to join the conversation! 

About the Author: Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

Please register HERE for this event.

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

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday May 22, 2024
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Learning with Kristen

Bring your library questions!  Learn how to borrow eBooks through Libby or Hoopla, or how to use one of the many databases that we offer, or how to do an Advanced Search in our online catalog, or how to request an item that isn't in our own SAILS network.  Please call ahead to make an in-person 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 x3.  Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

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

Bring your library questions!  Learn how to borrow eBooks through Libby or Hoopla, or how to use one of the many databases that we offer, or how to do an Advanced Search in our online catalog, or how to request an item that isn't in our own SAILS network.  Please call ahead to make an in-person 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 x3.  Walk-ins welcome, if space allows.

CONTACT:
  Whitney K Brown
  5082617380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Area

Thursday May 23, 2024
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday May 24, 2024
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12:00 PM
Friday Movie Matinee - The Art of Racing in the Rain

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! 

"
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life."--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! 

"
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life."--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

Monday May 27, 2024

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

Join our original book chat, but with a twist!! 
Let's talk books (in person) and drink 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! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library.

This program is free and open to all. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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

Join our original book chat, but with a twist!! 
Let's talk books (in person) and drink 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! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mansfield Public Library.

This program is free and open to all. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

CONTACT:
  Whitney Brown
  508.261.7380
   wkbrown@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday May 31, 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 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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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Baby Playgroup (ages 0-20 months)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid 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


Monday June 10, 2024
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Family Game Night! (all ages)

Join us for family game night! Try out one of our board games or bring your own!

This is a drop-in event; no registration is required. 

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

Join us for family game night! Try out one of our board games or bring your own!

This is a drop-in event; no registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Book Chat (ages 8-12)

Love to read? Love to talk about what you are reading? Join the library’s Book Chat for 8-12 year olds. We'll share the books we read on our own during the month and we'll also save time for book related activities and games too!

This Book Chat will meet the second Monday of every month. No registration required.

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

Love to read? Love to talk about what you are reading? Join the library’s Book Chat for 8-12 year olds. We'll share the books we read on our own during the month and we'll also save time for book related activities and games too!

This Book Chat will meet the second Monday of every month. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

Wednesday June 12, 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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday June 14, 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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hybrid Fiction Book Club - 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


Monday June 24, 2024
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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

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

 
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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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

Wednesday July 10, 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

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Hooper
  5082617380
   shooper@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

Wednesday July 17, 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

Thursday July 18, 2024
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lego Club for Kids! (ages 5+)