Mattapoisett Free Public Library Events

Friends’ Used Book Sale: The next Used Book Sale will be held Saturday, November 9, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hundreds of like-new books have come in since the last sale, so be sure to stop by and browse the great selection for adults and children. New note cards and cookbooks are also available for purchase to support the work of the Friends. They make wonderful holiday gifts for teachers, relatives and friends. The Jr Friends of the Library will be holding a bake sale at the same time. They also collect redeemable cans and bottles from 10:00 to 11:00 am outside of the library. Do you have books or DVDs to donate? Items in good condition are accepted every day the library is open (Tuesday-Saturday). The library is located at 7 Barstow St.

iPad Workshop With Tech Expert Jacqui Pinto: There is room for a few more iPad users in the upcoming workshop on Tuesday, November 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Pinto, tech guru from the Brockton Public Schools. Find out how to best use your iPad or iPhone for many different functions, and learn some tips and tricks. Space is limited so call 508-758-4171 to register. Be sure you have upgraded to iOS 7 on your device before the workshop.

Award-winning cookbook author Karen Covey will be at the library on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm for a book signing. Her beautiful new cookbook, The Coastal Table, is now available for purchase. Stop by and join in the discussion of this project, which will make a wonderful holiday gift for yourself and those on your gift list. This program is co-sponsored with the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library and the Elizabeth Taber Library.

Author Talk and Tea with Author Hank Phillipi Ryan: Join us at 2:30 pm on Friday, November 15, in the Reading Room for tea and treats and a book talk with award-winning mystery author and investigative reporter for WHDH Boston Channel 7 news, Hank Phillipi Ryan. She will be signing copies of her new novel, The Wrong Girl. Bake Books will be on hand to make copies available for purchase. Co-sponsored with the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library and the Elizabeth Taber Library. Please call 508-758-4171 to sign up.

Former Boston City Council President Larry DiCara to Speak: Join us for an evening of politics and prose with former Boston City Council President Larry DiCara on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 pm. DiCara will be signing and discussing his new book, Turmoil and Transition in Boston: a Political Memoir from the Busing Era. Copies of the book will be available for purchase with the assistance of the Marion Bookstall (cash or check only, please). Refreshments will be available. Co-sponsored with The Elizabeth Taber Library and the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library.

Library Writers Group: The Writers Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Join writers of all genres in this interesting and supportive group. The writers will meet on November 6 and 20. Everyone is welcome.

Memoir Writing: Have you tried to write down a few anecdotes for your children and grandchildren? Interested in writing your family stories, but don’t know where to begin? Join the memoir writing group that meets the fourth Friday of each month at the library from 10:30 am to noon. The next meeting will be November 22. Participants encourage each other’s writing projects and suggest helpful resources. Everyone is welcome. Call ahead for more information 508-758-4171.

Holiday Jewelry, Accessories, and Ornament Sale: The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library are once again holding a jewelry and accessories sale. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see the funky and the sublime on Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Great items are available for crafters. Lovely donated jewelry, handbags, scarves, and other accessories are available for purchase at unbelievably low prices. This season’s donated holiday ornaments and decorations with also be for sale. If you would like to donate jewelry, accessories, or decorations, please drop them off any day at the library’s circulation desk. All proceeds benefit the work of the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library, a nonprofit charitable organization that provides needed items and programming for the library.

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