Make Your Own Pinch Pots

Saturday, May 27th at 2 PM

Pinch Pots Graphic

Join us as we transform a chunk of air dry clay into adorable multi-use pinch pots. We will be utilizing plants to leave imprints in the clay. This program is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Click here to register.


Contact Michelle Skaar with any questions at or by calling the library.




Meet & Greet: Nathaniel Fuchs

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM

Wendy Goldsmith

Drop by and meet local artist Nathaniel Fuchs, who has wood scupltures and prints currently on exhibit at the library. Chat with him and check out his work!





MFPL Spice Club


June: Clove (Available June 1st)
Grab a bag at the circulation desk. No registration required. While supplies last.
Bag includes enough spice to make the enclosed recipes. 




Write a Pen Pal

Sign up before June 12th to participate!

This summer, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library is participating in the National Library Pen Pal Project.

This nationwide program pairs patrons from libraries across the country to be pen pals! Patrons will be paired with a similarly aged pen pal and all of the mailing will be done by the library.

The library will provide the post cards and ensure they are mailed on time. You just need to write!

This program is intended for ages 8 to adult.

Click here to register.



First Fridays Film Club

Friday, June 2nd

First Fridays Film ClubJoin us for a classic movie and some popcorn at our new film club! We will be watching Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. No registration needed.

Click here to learn more. 






The Mattapoisett Sustainability Partnership

Saturday, June 3rd at 11AM

Sustainability PartnershipJoin a group of like-minded citizens to discuss sustainable living, zero-waste solutions, and climate change actions for individuals and the greater community.  Email Jennifer Jones at for more details or suggestions.








Genealogy Roundtable

Wednesday, June 7th & 21st at 6:15 PM

Genealogy TreeJoin a collaborative get together where experienced and novice genealogists alike can meet and discuss all things genealogy! Topics discussed will include: beginning your research, tips, source-sharing, DNA testing, and more!

Questions? Contact Patricia Steever / 703-898-2179 or Robbin at the Library 508-758-4171




Family Jeopardy!

Saturday, June 24th at 11AM

Family Jeopardy!

Bring the whole family together for the classic game of Jeopardy! You will be challenged in categories such as Movies, Music, Science, and more! Best of all, there are prizes for all who participate and the winning team will receive the surprise grand prize!




Sunday Book Club

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 PM

West With Giraffes

The Sunday Book Club meets Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 PM to discuss West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge. Copies will be available at the circulation desk. If you have any questions, please email







Leaf Stamp Art (Teens & Adults)

Tuesday, June 27th at 3:30PM

Leaf Stamp ArtJoin us as we use nature to create beautiful pieces of art using acrylic paint, plants, and card stock paper. Participants will be able to

create multiple pieces.

This program is for ages 12 to adult.

Click here to register.





Purrington Lecture Series presents Margo Connolly-Masson

Tuesday, June 27th at 6:00 p.m.

And Then Glen book coverJoin local author and illustrator, Margo Connolly-Masson, at the library on Tuesday, June 27 from 6-7pm. Margo recently published her first children's picture book, And Then...Glen!, a story about a pesky herring gull in New Bedford. Margo began writing and illustrating her book as the Artist-in-Residence at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the fall of 2022. Join her at the library for a reading and a presentation about her process of writing, illustrating, and self-publishing. This event is appropriate for people of all ages. Self-guided art projects will be available for children during the presentation portion of the evening. 
You can learn more about And Then...Glen! at SouthCoastTODAY. You can purchase a copy of the book on Amazon, or find it locally at The Drawing Room in New Bedford, The Art Loft in Fairhaven, and Bushwood Tailors Opportunity Shop in New Bedford.

Well-Read Wednesday Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 28th at 6:30 PM

The Flag, the cross, and the station wagon

Book: How Far the Light Reaches by Sabrina Imbler

Copies will be available at the library before the meeting.

If you have any questions or work like to get placed on an email list for updates, contact Jennifer Jones at





Cookbook Club

On Break till September

No Recipe RecipesCookbook Club is on break until September, but if you want to keep exploring new titles, we will be choosing a new cookbook each month this summer. For June, we chose No-Recipe Recipes by Sam Sifton. If you are interested in checking it out, copies are available on the book club cart!

Contact Michelle Skaar at with any questions or to be placed on the Cookbook Club email list.