Mattapoisett Library News

Tall Tales of Mattapoisett – Do you like the silly and outrageous? Do you like to write and draw? Children in grades two through four are welcome to this unique program co-sponsored by the Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Library. On Thursday, February 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, children can learn about tall tales, including classic American tall tales, and then write and illustrate their very own Mattapoisett Tall Tale. Reservations are required. Please call 508-758-4171 and sign up with the Children’s Department.

Introduction to Antarctica with Alan Hickey – Join Alan Hickey at the library on Friday, February 22 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for a discussion and visual presentation of life at the bottom of the world. Alan Hickey is a Mattapoisett resident who has worked on research vessels, fishing vessels, tug boats and tall ships around the world. He sailed for almost two decades on the Antarctic icebreaking and research vessels sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Suitable for audiences from grade three through adult. For more information, please call 508-758-4171.

Clutter Control – It’s Never Too Late! – Join Dave Downs on Saturday, February 23 at 10:30 am at the Mattapoisett Library to learn about how to get control of all your “stuff.” This entertaining and informative program is being co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Council on Aging. Do you have difficulty discarding items no longer needed or ones that have been given to you or left behind by others? Find out how it’s done by a pro. Make that New Year’s resolution count! This is the year to get organized. Call 508-758-4110 or 508-758-4171 to register.

iPhone-ography and Instagram – Come and learn how to take great photographs with your iPhone or smartphone, how to get creative with photo apps, and how to share and print your work. Award-winning photographer and blogger Lucy Loomis will show us how. While the emphasis will be on using your iPhone, those with other smartphones are welcome to participate. Registration is required. Participants will need to bring their charged iPhone or smartphone with them to the program, and when you register, you will get a list of recommended apps (most of them free) to download prior to the program. Call the library at 508-758-4171 to sign up. You will soon be taking some award-winning images yourself!

Teen Thursdays are Going Strong – Students in grades seven through 12 are welcome to use the library on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm when they will have the library all to themselves. Stop in for homework and project assistance, socializing in the new teen space, snacks and fun. Teen Thursdays are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Chess Club – Students interested in chess are welcome on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 pm in the Children’s Department. Volunteer coaches will help you learn the game and refine your strategy. Bring a chess board if you have one.

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