Reading and Writing Programs at MPL

Some children love to read and write – and so do we! We’ve created some wonderful, fun programs just for older children who love to read and write at the Mattapoisett Public Library. 

            Starting Wednesday, June 26at 3:00 pm, join us for our Imagination Nation Writer’s Workshop. If you are 8-12 years old with an ability to visualize what the future will bring, this is the place for you. Bring your imagination, we will provide pencils and paper, and be prepared to create science fiction stories that are out of this world! There are three additional sessions of this program on July 3, 17, and 24 and participants are encouraged to come to as many as possible.

            Starting on Tuesday, July 9at 1:00 pm our “Out of this World” Book Club begins for children ages 7 to 10. The first session will be an introduction to the book “Galaxy Zack: Hello, Nebulon”. Then participants will watch a cartoon about The Jetsons. Tuesday, July 23readers will watch a second cartoon about The Jetsons and discuss the book, focusing on how the futuristic worlds of this and the cartoons are the same and different. Finally, on July 30we’ll create pictures or 3D models of your space home or vehicle to share.

            Also starting Tuesday, July 9at 3:00 pm is our Sci-Fi Graphic Novel Book Club. In our first Sci-Fi Graphic Novel Club, we will be discussing “Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke and her epic space adventures to save her friends. Recommended for children ages 7 and up. There will be snacks and a craft.

            The next session is on July 23with Nathan Hale’s “One Trick Pony”, where strange creatures have a hunger for technology. Recommended for ages 9 and up. There will be a craft and snacks included.

            Our final session is on July 30, where we’ll be discussing the first issue of “Ms. Marvel” by G. Willow Wilson. Meet 16-year-old Kamala, an exciting new superhero who gains super powers. Read about how she becomes the protector of New Jersey. For children ages 9 and up.

            All programs are free and open to the public. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the library at 508-758-4171 or email the children’s librarian, Miss Chris at For more information on up-coming children’s programs, please visit our website at

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