Mattapoisett Library Events

Dealing with Bullying: Free Workshops for Parents and Professionals

Most children of all ages–preschool to teens–will either experience or witness some type of bullying behavior, either in school or in other settings.  When your child is involved, the matter takes on a particular significance.  Parenting the child who i sometimes mean is just as challenging as supporting the bullied child.  Experienced professionals with sound advice can help.

Joseph Schechtman, M.Ed., will present two workshops at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library for parents and those who work with children and teens around the issue of bullying. On Thursday, November 8th, the focus will be on the bullied child. On Thursday, November 29th, the topic will be the child who bullies.  This is an opportunity to learn why bullying occurs, how children are vulnerable and what adults can to do to support all children. Both workshops are free and will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm in the library.

Please register by calling 508-758-4171 or by emailing

 A Dance Journey for Young

Children ages 6 through 8 years old are invited to “A Dance Journey” with dance educator Kay Hanley Alden at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, November 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  The session will include gentle warm-ups and imaginative dance and movement in tune with the fall season.

Please call the Children’s Department to register your child by calling 508-758-4171. The class will be limited to 20 children.

 Friends Used Book Sale

The next Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library will be held Saturday, November 10 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Hundreds of new donations have been given to the sale since last month, so the selection is terrific.

Junior Friends Bake Sale and Can Drive

Support the Junior Friends of the Library by bringing your redeemable cans and bottles to the library on Saturday, November 10th between 9 and 10 am.  The Jr Friends will then hold a bake sale during the Used Book Sale from 10 am to 1 pm. Stock up on some homemade goodies!

 Ereader Assistance

Still trying to determine if you want to buy an ereader to download library books?  Have a reading device but not sure how to use it?  Visit one of the library’s open workshops with librarian Elizabeth Sherry and ask your questions.  The workshops are held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Friday afternoons at 3 pm. Call 508-758-4171 for an appointment, if you would like to come for training at another time.


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