September is Library Card Sign-up month and a great time to see what’s new at the library. If you don’t have a library card or haven’t used yours in a long time, stop in to see the staff to register and start borrowing books, films, audiobooks, kits, and so much more. Each time you check out with your card this month or check out with the SAILS mobile app, you will be entered to win a prize.
There are so many great events for adults happening too. On Wednesday, September 20 at 3 pm, the Marion Arts Center Reader’s Theater performers interpret and stage-read classical to contemporary short stories, novels, plays, poems and excerpts from longer pieces of literature. At the end of the presentation there will be a Q & A as well as a raffle for tickets to one of the MAC Theatre’s plays.
Seats are filling up quickly for the First Aid & CPR Trainings scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 at 5 pm and Saturday, September 30 at 1 pm. Each three-hour class provides the non-healthcare provider (layperson) the skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. This course is taught as a combination First Aid and CPR/AED. This course also provides the requirements for Department of Early Education and Care (ECC) standards, so it is great for parents and grandparents. These courses are taught to the American Heart Association (AHA) standard and all students receive certification cards within 24 hours of course completion, which are valid for 2 years. We are able to offer these classes with funding from the Richard and Ann J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-trustee. More classes will be scheduled in the coming months. Registration is required and can be completed through our calendar of events.
Climate Prep Week is September 24 through 30 and to address climate change as it affects Mattapoisett, we have a presentation by the Mattapoisett Land Trust on Wednesday, September 27 at 3 pm on “Preparing Land for Climate Change: Forestry for the Future.” Colleen Andrews will specifically talk about climate-smart forestry management, the approach that will be used on Mattapoisett Land Trust sites, and why creating resilient forests matters in terms of climate change.
Book club meetings return this month with the Sunday Book Club meeting on Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm and the Cookbook Club meets on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm; both groups will discuss summer reading. Well-Read Wednesday meets on Wednesday, September 27 to discuss the latest nonfiction title, The Age of A. I.: And Our Human Future. Copies of titles for the book groups are available at the library. Story time also resumes starting on September 21 on Thursday and Friday mornings. Check the calendar for any updates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these events. See you at the library.