Mattapoisett Library February Events

Join Dr. Alan Powers when he discusses his well-researched book The Worlds of Giordano Bruno: The Man Galileo Plagiarized on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm. Bruno was burned at the stake in the year 1600 for his belief that the sun was the center of the universe and that “there are an infinite number of habitable worlds.” An educator, philosopher and scientist, Bruno was well-respected as a brilliant thinker throughout Europe but not by the Church. Dr. Powers will enlighten and entertain with his dynamic style and interesting audiovisual presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Teen Thursdays at the Mattapoisett Library: The library is staying open from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month for TEENS ONLY. Library staff will be there with fun, homework help and refreshments. Meet your friends to relax or to work on projects together. Music, food and teens only. Teen Thursdays are brought to the community with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Teen Advisors at the Library: Each Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45 pm, students in grades seven through twelve are invited to meet at the library to help plan new library programs and services for students. Drop by and help choose new furniture, music and movies! We need your input. Contact librarian Liz Sherry for more info at Come in and say hi to our gecko!

Used Book Sale: The next Friends’ Used Book Sale will be held Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Many like-new donations await. $10 for a bag of books means plenty of great finds for everyone. Homemade baked goods available for purchase, courtesy of the Junior Friends. There are also used books available for purchase every day upstairs in the library. Why not pick up a few for your valentine this year?

Got Stuff? Entertaining speaker David Downs will present “Clutter Control” on Saturday, February 23 at 10:30 am. Co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Council on Aging, this program will humorously help everyone prioritize everything from treasures to junk, and will help folks determine which ones can go. It’s not too late in the new year to get started on organization.

Photo Sharing is Fun with Instagram: Learn how to make your photos more appealing with special effects and filters using the application Instagram. Everyone is invited to this free program with Lucy Loomis on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Bring your smart phone and your laptop if you want to play. Ask questions about privacy and copyright.

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