Mattapoisett Library News

Vintage Jewelry and Accessories Sale: Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm is the Friends’ Jewelry and Accessories Sale! This is a must-attend if you are a collector, crafter, gift-giver, or lover of beautiful and fun jewelry, bags and scarves at bargain prices! Items of all types have been donated to benefit the Friends. Sterling silver, pearls, vintage brooches, necklaces and bracelets — all manner of fine and fun items. There are Vera Bradley bags — new! Don’t miss this during your visit to holiday fairs in the area.

Cupcakes by You! ORR senior Mattie Boyle is presenting a free cupcake decorating workshop for students age 12 and up on Wednesday, December 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Her amazing baked creations have been for sale every month at the library, and now she will instruct us on how to decorate our own. Space is limited, so register by calling 508-758-4171, or emailing Elizabeth Sherry at This workshop is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The Mattapoisett Library received this grant to enhance library services to students in grades 7 – 12.

Make A Candy House: Last year’s event was a glorious success and this year promises to be equally fun-filled! Join Elizabeth Hutchison and the library staff on Saturday, December 8 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for gingerbread stories and candy house creation. All the supplies are provided. Each child can take his or her candy house home. Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy this program as part of the Mattapoisett Holiday Stroll.

Holiday Open House: Everyone is invited to a festive holiday Open House in the library’s Reading Rooms on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30 pm. The Friends of the Library are providing refreshments and ornament-making for those interested. Join us to celebrate the season.

Children’s Ornament Workshop: The Friends are inviting children to make ornaments to take home on Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 pm in the Children’s Department. All supplies will be provided. Stop by and have fun making ornaments to decorate your tree.

Dance to the Nutcracker:  Children ages 6 – 9 are invited to The Nutcracker, a free program offered by dance educator Kay Hanley Alden on Wednesday, December 19 from 3:15 to 4:30 pm in the meeting room. Travel to far-away places and move to the music of The Nutracker. Registration is limited to 20 children, so please call the library at 508-758-4171 to sign up.

Home Delivery: Do you know someone who is housebound or in a long-term care facility? Library volunteers would be glad to make a friendly visit and bring books, magazines, audiobooks and other materials. Call the library if you need this service or know someone who would benefit. You can also email

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