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Tea with the Artist
Friday, July 18th 3 pm
Visit with painter Mary Worden
and view her paintings in the Reading Room

Friends' Used Book Sale
Thursday through Saturday, July 17 - 19th
10 am to 4 pm
Friends' Preview Sale
Wednesday, July 16th
6 - 8 pm

 The Summer Reading Program is in Full Swing!
Fizz...Boom...READ!
Stop in for a complete calendar of events



Drop-in Crafts:


Week Three: Make a Wind Sock
Week Four: Make a Catapult
Week Five: Grow a "Grass Buddy" in a cup
Week Six: Make a thaumatrope?I  Find out!


Click on the Events Calendar tab to see
the schedule of programs.

Children ages 2 and up can explore
the new children's educational workstations!
 
The library thanks its Business Sponsor:
First Citizens Federal Credit Union
Please thank them too!


 
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library launches Indieflix! Now stream independent films, free with your library card.

In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the launch of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.
 
Through the library’s website, patrons of the Mattapoisett Library have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku devices.
Click on the Indieflix logo on the left side of the library's home page.
 
Beginning Chess for All Ages
Learn to play chess from square one on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm with Instructor Jim Kegle.
 
 
DISCOUNT MUSEUM PASSES WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD!
 
The library has over 20 museum passes that you may check out, free, with your SAILS library card. The list is online (see Museum Passes) on this website. You can choose from trips to Boston, Mystic, Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, Plimouth Plantation, Roger Williams Zoo, and much more! Right in New Bedford there are several locations for great family fun at low cost.   Stop in or reserve your passes online. There's no better time to enjoy them than spring in New England!
 
ATOMIC TRAINING---Free Online Training for Computer Software
  
Using your Mattapoisett library card, you can access online training for many types of software, including Windows 8, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, Power Point) and much more. 
Follow this link and set up your free account today to give it a try!
 
 
UNIVERSAL CLASS~~~ 
 
Gain a new skill this year with access to over 500 free courses....with your library card!
 
Patrons with Mattapoisett SAILS library cards are welcome to log in to Universal Class and sign up for a free class. There are more than 500 classes in a variety subject areas to choose from. Many classes offer CEUs for professionals needing continuing education.  Topics range from professional development to photography, writing and computers. Need to get your GED? Start brushing up here. Click on  http://mattapoisettma.universalclass.com/register.htm    to create your free account and start exploring!
Visit the library for a list of subject areas and available classes.

Welcome to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is a full-service public library located along the shores of Buzzards Bay, in southeastern Massachusetts. Centrally located in the village, the renovated 15,000 sq. ft. library reopened in March of 2008 to rave reviews from patrons and guests alike.
 
The library belongs to the SAILS Library Network, a consortium of over 70 libraries in the southcoast region.  Membership in SAILS means that over 1 million titles are available for borrowing with a SAILS library card.  In addition, through the SAILS library website, Mattapoisett patrons can borrow items from libraries all over the state, including the Boston Public Library and many universities.  Beyond that, interlibrary loan services can bring in library materials from all over the country and beyond. 
 
Many of the library's services can be accessed via this web site.  The library staff is ready to answer your questions and help you navigate the library's resources.  Stop in and introduce yourself!

What's Happening at the Library!
Adults
 
There are many ongoing groups that meet at the library, and new participants are welcome to attend.
   
 The Writers' Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  There will be no meeting on July 4th.  The group gathers in the Marine Room.  Everyone is welcome to bring writing projects of any genre to this supportive workshop atmosphere.  
 
Teens
 
 
Be part of the new Teen Advisory Council. Assist the library staff in selecting the books, DVDs, and music that you want. The library's recent grant for library service to teens means that our space will be more attractive.  For you, by you!  Contact Liz Sherry at 508-758-4171

The Teen Advisors  meet periodically to help the staff plan programs and events for students.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Contact librarian Liz Sherry @ esherry@sailsinc.org.

New titles are coming in every week! Stop by and see the newly designed teen space and offer your suggestions as the are develops.  The library staff is looking for your suggestions for new series and authors, as well as program ideas.  We're here for you, so let us know what you need from your library!

 
The Junior Friends sponsor a bottle and can drive once a month on the second Saturday of the month from 9 to 10 am outside the library. Support the Junior Friends by dropping off your redeemables.
 
The Chess Club meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 pm.    Children ages 5 and over are welcome to learn from chess coaches. Beginners and more experienced players are welcome.