August Family Programming at the Mattapoisett Library

Upcoming events include Turtle Week, August 13 through 17,with a special presentation from the New England Coastal Wildlife Association (NECWA) on Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm. Join the NECWA for an interactive program and craft for children age 4 and up. Contact the library to register. 

            On Friday, August 16at 1:00 pm, Jim Kegle, our chess instructor, will host a Chess Tournament with Pizza Lunch. Children age 5 and up, including adults are welcome to participate. Some experience playing chess recommended. Please contact the library to register. 

            Finally, on Saturday, August 24at 10:30 am, join Kay Hanley Alden for an End of Summer Celebration with a warm-up, ribbon skills, may pole dance, and games! Kay Hanley Alden, alumnus of the Boston Conservatory, brings her passion for teaching to all her programs. This program is recommended for children age 5 and up. Please contact the library to register.

            In addition to our special programs, join us for story time on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am through the week of August 23. You can also register for 30-minute chess lessons on Wednesday evenings with extended hours during the summer from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

            All programs are free and open to the public. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the library at 508-758-4171 for assistance or email the children’s librarian, Miss Chris at For more information on up-coming children’s programs, please visit our website at

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