Mattapoisett Free Public Library

PJs and a Book for The Women’s Center: Donations of new pajamas and books for children are still being accepted at the library for The Women’s Center. Patrons are encouraged to bring in these donations so they can be distributed to families served by The Women’s Center in the greater New Bedford and Fall River areas.

Friends’ Used Book Sale – Two for One: The next Book Sale will be held Saturday, February 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, patrons may purchase two bags filled with books for the price of one. Buy one book, get one free. The Junior Friends will also be holding a bake sale from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Learn About E-readers, iPads and other Devices: Did you receive an e-reader for the holidays, or did you upgrade your smart phone or iPad? Stop by one of the tech trainings on Fridays at 3:00 pm or Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. One-on-one assistance is also available by making an appointment with Elizabeth Sherry. Call 508-758-4171 for more information or to make an appointment.

Gluten-Free Support Group: The next meeting of the gluten-free support group will be Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 pm. Join others in sharing recipes and tips for adults and children. For more information, see the group’s website at

Delayed Opening on Thursday, February 19: The Mattapoisett Library will open at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 19 so that the entire library staff can participate in a strategic planning session.

Harry Potter Film: Join other muggles for Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets on Sunday, January 25 at 1:30 pm. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. Sign up at the screening to join the library’s new Harry Potter Club.

Fun Items Available for Check-out at Your Library: The library has many cake pans available for check-out with a library card. Instructions for decorating are also included. See the selection in the Children’s Department. Choose from several dozen themed pans to make a great cake. Also available for check-out are children’s snowshoes.

Writer’s Group: The next meeting of the Writer’s Group will be Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 pm. All genres and levels of experience are welcome. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month.

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