Mattapoisett Library December Events

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has a full slate of programs before the holidays this December. Check out some of the fantastic events we have for children, teens, and adults!

            On Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm, our Local Author Spotlight features Derek DeCosta, author of The Moonlight King, an autobiographical account of DeCosta’s harrowing childhood. DeCosta will talk about the book and the process of writing and publishing his story.

            Starting December 1 through December 17, the library would appreciate your donations of supplies for an event. We will gladly take any surplus holiday wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, gift tissue, gift bags, gift boxes, tags and tape.

            Storytots story time happens on Thursdays at 10:30 am. This weekly presentation of short stories and songs will end its fall run on Thursday, December 16.  Story times will resume in January after the holidays.

            Dungeons & Dragons players should register for the two sessions offered on Saturdays, December 4 and 18 at 1pm. New players are always welcome. Contact Michelle Skaar at for the details.

            Craft Tuesdays at the Makerspace continues with holiday themed crafts every Tuesday in December from 3 to 6pm Teens and tweens can fashion a quick craft with no registration required.

            The Purrington Lecture Series presents Michael Tougias on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm virtually via Zoom.  Tougias will talk about his book, The Waters Between Us: A Boy, a Father, Outdoor Misadventures, and the Healing Power of Nature.  Anyone interested in attending needs to register through our online calendar of events to get the Zoom link.

            The Children’s Department is bringing back the popular crafting event, “Make a Candy Lighthouse”, on Saturday, December 11 from 1 to 3pm  Parents need to register their children for one timed session. Space will be limited at each of the four sessions and registration begins on Tuesday, November 23. Adults need to assist children under the age of 5.

            The Graphic Novel Book Club, for ages 9 and up, continues with a meeting on Thursday, December 16 at 3:15 pm to discuss Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer. Club members will enjoy a snack and an activity along with a short discussion of the book. Register online through our calendar of events to participate and stop by the library to grab a copy of the book once registered.

            Well-Read Wednesday, a nonfiction book discussion group for adults, meets on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 pm to discuss Amy Klobuchar’s Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age. Copies of the title are available at the library now.  Registration is not required however new members are encouraged to join the email list.  Send an email to Jennifer Jones at to be added and get updates about this group.

            Get into the holiday spirit with a lively presentation of music for the season courtesy of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Trio. Musicians EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin, Gillian Gallagher, viola, and Peter Zay, cello, will play a selection of holiday music on Friday, December 17 at 2 pm at the library.

            A Gift Wrapping Party will be held on Saturday, December 18 from 10am to 2pm. Parents or anyone who needs space away from prying eyes in which to wrap presents should plan on stopping by on that Saturday.  We’ll have cocoa, holiday music, holidays movies, and all the supplies you’ll need to get everything wrapped in time for the holiday. No registration required.

            Call the library at (508) 758-4171 or email to if you have questions about any of these events.  

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