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Mattapoisett Summer Reading Progam 2019

Reading Challenge

Registration begins June 11 for our “Read to Bead” Challenge.  Sign up for  our annual reading challenge  and receive a chain,  special charm and reading log.  Then each week get a bead and raffle ticket as you track your time.  At the end of the summer, if you’ve completed your goals, come to our final celebration with music, ice cream and a chance to win our raffle prizes.   Thank you to the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library for their support — we couldn’t do it without you.

Special Programs
Wareham Gatemen Logo Baseball Story Time with the
Wareham Gatemen

Friday, June 21 at 10:30 am

Join the Wareham Gatement Baseball team for a special story time.  Includes stories, songs, crafts, photo ops and weather permitting, a chance to play baseball with the team.  Bring your glove and join the fun.  
Dinoman! Space
Thursday, June 27 at 10 am

This show starts with a birthday for Dinoman’s goldfish. He just happens to turn 23 years old on the day of the performance; and, of course, he wants a dinosaur extinction theme party! Who wouldn’t? From here it’s onward and upward through the solar system and beyond!  

Find out more about Dinoman!

No registration necessary.

 Museum of Science Travelling Program: Night Sky
Wednesday, July 10, Afternoon --
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This presentation helps audiences discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard.

Two sessions with limited availability.  Please register after June 11.  Recommended for elementary age children.
"Fly me to the Moon" with Roger Menard from Astronomical Society of New England
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm
Apollo 11 landed on the Moon almost exactly 50 years ago (July 20th 1969).  Samples of the Moon returned to Earth by NASA astronauts changed what we know about the Moon. 

Roger Menard from the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) will answer questions like: where did the Moon come from, why is the Moon so large in our night sky, what is the ‘man in the Moon’, why do we always see only one side of the Moon, what is a Lunar eclipse, how does the Moon impact life on Earth, etc.  Along the way we will discuss facts and myths related to the Moon! 
Recommended for elementary-age children.  No registration necessary.
Moon Celebration Event
Saturday, July 20 from 10 am to Noon

Drop by and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  Activities will include games, crafts and snacks.

* This is during Mattapoisett's townwide event, Harbor Days so please make time to find parking.

Harry Potter Birthday Party
Wednesday, July 31 at 2 pm

Yes, it really is Harry Potter's birthday -- and we need to celebrate.  Come by for games, crafts, photo ops and of course cake.  Costumes encouraged but not required.

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Roger Ticknell Concert and Final Party

August 2 at 10:30 am
It's our final Summer Reading Program blast.  Join us for an interactive music concert with Roger Ticknell for kids of all ages.  Raffle prize winners will be chosen for those who participated in our Summer Reading Program.  Ice cream served.  No registration necessary.

On-going Programs
Tuesdays at 1pm
Out of this World Reading
Read Galaxy Jack, watch the Jetsons and end with a craft.  Ages 7 to 10.  Registration Required.
Tuesday, July 9, 23 and 30 at 3pm:
Sci-fi Book Club
Discover sci-fi graphic novels.  Includes snack and craft.  age 8 and up.  Registration necessary.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Family Story Time
Songs, stories and a simple crafts for all ages.  
Wednesday, June 26 and July 3, 17 and 24 at 3 pm:
Imagination National Writing Club
Recommended for ages 8 thru 12.  Registraion necessary.
Thursdays at 3 pm:
Movie with Popcorn
Family movies with a space theme.  
Friday, June 28 and July 5 and 12 at 1 pm: 
Space Crafts
Descriptions, age limits coming.  Registration required.
Fridays at 10:30 am:
Songs and Stories with Miss Chris
Recommended for toddlers but all are welcome.
Every other Saturday starting June 29 at 10 am:
STE(A)M at your Library:  Space
Recommended for elementary age children.


Visit our book list web page for suggestions.