Mattapoisett Library Events

Bubbleology with Keith Michael Johnson on July 16 at 1:00 pm has had such a wonderful response that the Mattapoisett Library is moving the location of the program to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church Hall. This larger room will be perfect, rain or shine, for The Secret World of Bubbles, packed with state-of-the-art bubble sculptures. The science behind the magic of bubbles makes Keith Johnson’s presentation “both educational and unforgettable.” Watch as Keith encases a dinosaur and then a child from the audience in a gigantic bubble! He makes the Eiffel Tower, filled with fog! Thanks to the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library, this fun-filled program will be free and open to all. The church hall is located at 27 Church Street in Mattapoisett.

Meet the Author – She’s an Award Winner! Krista Russell will read and sign her award-winning Chasing the Nightbird at the Mattapoisett Library on July 11 at 1:30 pm. Her historical novel, set in New Bedford, was a Massachusetts Book Award winner, and it is great for adults and young readers alike. Krista Rusell hails from Mattapoisett, so drop by and welcome her back.

Writing Workshop with Young Adult Author Scott Blagden: It’s not too late to sign up for a writing workshop with Scott Blagden, whose recent book Dear Life, You Suck was favorably reviewed in The Wall Street Journal and got a star review in School Library Journal. Students in grades 9 and up are welcome to meet with Scott on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm through July 31. Talk about your writing, learn how to structure a novel, and create good dialogue and ask all of your questions about getting published. Call to register or email

            Young Adult Authors Book Signing: It’s time to meet some award-winning young adult authors. Visit the tent in Shipyard Park on July 18 beginning at 5:30 pm to meet Scott Blagden, (Dear Life, You Suck), Kimberly Marcus (Exposed), Joe Lawlor (, and Rebecca Maizel (Infinite Days). These writers will have their books available for purchase and signing. They look forward to meeting readers and fellow writers, as well as answering your questions.

            Library Tiki Bar for Mattapoisett Harbor Days: On your way down to the harbor, stop by and visit the Library Tiki Bar, which will be set up on the lawn. July 20, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm is the last day of the library book sale, so the Tiki Bar will be the place to be after the fun of selecting all those new beach reads.

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is located at 7 Barstow Street.

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