Spring has arrived and things are hopping at the library! Check out all of the fun upcoming events including our 5th Annual One Book One Community and our school vacation happenings for kids and teens!
If you participate in a book club be sure to check out our new Book Club Kits. We hope these will make it easy for your members to get the books for your discussion. We have about 20 sets to start and plan to add more if it proves popular. Let us know what you think!
Would you like an easy way to show your support for the library? This month when you purchase a reusable bag at Shaw's in Mansfield the Friends of the library will receive $1 per bag. The Friends use funds to purchase museum passes and library materials as well as funding many of our events for all ages. We'd love to have your support!
There is so much happening please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom! We wish you all a very Happy spring!
New! Book Club Kits
We want to make life a little easier for your book club. We have prepared Book Club Kits: bags that contain 8 to 10 copies of the same book, possibly enough for all the members of your book club. Each kit also contains a laminated card of discussion questions to get you started.
Book Club Kits are available on the bottom shelf of the New Fiction section. One person checks out the kit and distributes the books to other members of the book club. Kits can be checked out for 4 weeks with one renewal. To request a kit, please call the Reference Desk (508)261-7380 x3.
(Book Club Kits cannot be requested online.) Book Club Kits should be returned to the circulation desk at the Mansfield Public Library. They may not be returned to other libraries or placed in the book drop.
Search the catalog by searching for “Book Club Kit” and limit your search to the Mansfield Public Library; you will see which kits are currently available. Lists of Book Club Kit titles also are included in each kit. We hope to add more kits if you like this program so be sure to let us know!
Mansfield Public Library is pleased to announce our fifth annual One Book One Community Mansfield 2019! This year’s selection will be Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus.
We invite you all to take part in reading the book, joining our discussions, and participating in other events. In collaboration with our Community Read partner, Bridgewater State University, we have events including a guided walking tour of historic New Bedford's Underground Railroad, guided tours of the National Black Doll Museum, a themed story time and much more!
Come in to the library to pick up a copy of the book or place it on hold. For more information on this program or any other adult or teen program at the library, please contact Whitney Brown, Reference/Teen Librarian, at (508) 261-7380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A series of inspiring stories recounts the extraordinary lengths that slaves went to in order to gain freedom for themselves and their loved ones, from filing successful lawsuits, to becoming military spies, to tricks, bluffs, and other schemes.
One Book One Community Read
Mon., April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
NEW! Monday Fundays
Starting April 1st, the Mansfield Public Library kicks off its new Monday Funday Initiative that focuses on offering the community of Mansfield and beyond a variety of creative activities at the library.
April 1 at 5 p.m.
with Kim April 8 and 22 at 6:30 p.m.
with Vlad Zachary April 1, 8, 22 and 29
at 6:30 p.m.
Travel Talk & Slides Thur., April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Generational Advisory Board Tue., April 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Open to all retirees and Sr. Citizens
Thursday Night at the Movies
Thur., April 11 at 6 p.m.
Rated PG Run Time 1 hr. 36 min.
One On One Computer Tutoring
Do you need help brushing up on your computer skills?
The Mansfield Public Library now offers one-on-one computer tutoring sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact the Reference Desk 508-261-7380 or email email@example.com
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution, in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.