October Events at the Mattapoisett Library

October Brings Spooky Fun and Experiments for Teens at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library.

            Craft Tuesday continues every Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Come by for a quick craft and some fun. No registration required. The Take Apart Table continues every Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come by to see what’s inside common electronics. No reassembly required. 

            Come by the Game Lounge and play some of your favorite games of all types, including Xbox 360- Kinect games on the big screen, on October 2 at 4:00 pm, October 22 at 4:00 pm, November 5 at 4:00 pm, and November 19 at 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome.

            Friday, October 4 at 4:00 pm, get a head start on your Halloween costume by joining us at Halloween Mask Craft. We will provide all of the materials and some templates to ensure a spectacular result. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please register by September 27 to ensure we have enough supplies.

            Every Wednesday in October, starting October 9 at 4:00 pm the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will be hosting Mad Scientist Laboratory. We invite students ages 12 and up to join the librarians as we perform ghoulish experiments in the name of science. As well as to celebrate what we all love about Halloween, the icky, surprising, creepy, and messy parts of life. 

            The first Wednesday, October 9, we will be making Magnetic Slime. Students will learn about, create their own, and test the limits of magnetic slime at this fun program. Please register by September 27th. 

            Wednesday, October 16, we will be learning how far a pumpkin will go when we create Pumpkin Catapults. After a quick lesson in physics, students will construct their catapults and the catapult that sends their pumpkin the farthest will win a prize along with bragging rights. 

            Wednesday, October 23, things will certainly get interesting as we perform an Exothermic Reaction. As with the other Mad Scientist Laboratory events, we will learn about what exactly an exothermic reaction is and then we will all witness one right before our eyes.

            The last, Wednesday, October 30, we will learn some anatomy of the human heart before dissecting and manipulating a gelatin heart in Gelatin Heart Science.

            On Saturday, October 19, students aged 12 and up are invited to Teens Cook: Halloween Candy. At this program, we will be making a simple dish out of “left-over” Halloween candy. Please register by October 12th, space is limited. 

            On Tuesday, October 29 at 6pm, we invite students aged 12 and up to scare us at our Young Adult Storytime: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Sign up to read your favorite scary story or one you have written. The best and scariest one will win a prize. Refreshments will be served. Please register for a 10-minute slot, registration will be open up until time of event. 

            All programs are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact the library at 508-758-4171 or email the Adult Services/Reference Librarian, Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org.


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