Mattapoisett Free Public Library News

Old Rochester Regional High School Art Show: Self-portraits in color and charcoal, book art, landscapes and other mixed media by ORR juniors and seniors are now on exhibit on the upper floor in the Mattapoisett Library. Show your support for these artists by visiting and signing the guest book.

Fishing Equipment Available: Thinking of trying your hand at fishing but don’t have the equipment? Borrow a fishing rod and reel at the Mattapoisett Library. Grandchildren coming for the weekend? There are several poles available for fresh and saltwater fishing. Information is available about obtaining a fishing license and where to purchase tackle and bait. An adult library card is needed upon check out, and rods can be borrowed for one week at a time.

Friends’ Used Book Sale: Get ready to stock up on some great beach reading at the next Friends’ Used Book Sale, which will be held on June 8 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Each month, there are hundreds of new selections for both children and adults. At the same time, the Junior Friends offer lots of homemade baked goods for purchase. Bring redeemable bottles and cans from 10:00 to 11:00 am to benefit the Junior Friends. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Learn to Play Chess: Beginning chess players of any age – youth and adult – are invited to learn the game from instructor Jim Kegle on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This is your opportunity to learn the pieces and their moves, their value, simple strategies, and attack moves. These free lessons are open to all. Please register by calling 508-758-4171.

Want to Take a Story Walk? Enjoy a picture book as you walk the grounds of the library. Each page of And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano sits on a post (they are numbered) so you can read along with your child as you both get some exercise and fresh air. Rain or shine!

Museum Passes Available: Did you know that with your library card you can check out passes to museums all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island that will give you free or discounted admission? The library also has passes for discounted Paw Sox tickets, zoos, state parks, aquariums and more. The list of passes is available on the library’s website, You can also reserve the passes online with your library card. There is currently a display about the pass program in the reading room. Please call the circulation desk if you need assistance reserving a pass at 508-758-4171.

Free Videos: Library videocassettes are looking for new homes that have VCRs so they can still be enjoyed. Stop in and help yourself to the selection on the main floor near the Friends’ Used Book Sale shelves.

Ereader Assistance Available: Still need help downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library catalogue? Librarian Liz Sherry offers two free workshops each week to help patrons manage their ereaders, no matter what type they own. Stop in on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 3:00 pm. These times don’t work? Give her a call and make an appointment to get assistance. If you don’t have an ereader, but you are curious about them, the library has several that you can try during the workshop.

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