Upcoming Events at the Mattapoisett Library

Medicare and You – An Informational Workshop. If you are getting ready to sign up for Medicare or would like more information about comparing plans and understanding Medigap and Medicare Advantage, then this workshop is for you. Sign up to attend on Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 pm. Consultant Jo-Anne Ryan of JR Consulting will present an overview of the sign up process and where you can learn to compare plans. This is informational only and is not a sales presentation. Bring your questions!

Friends’ Used Book Sale. The next Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hundreds of new titles are available for children, teens and adults.

Book Discussion Group. Join our group on Sunday, January 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm to talk about The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Everyone is welcome to this and future meetings, held on the second Sunday of each month.

Learn to Use the New Library Telescope. Attend the Backyard Astronomy Program on Tuesday, January 16 and learn from the pros. Astronomers from the Aldrich Astronomical Society will be on hand from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to guide you in looking at the night sky using the library’s new telescope. A brief presentation will be followed by an outside demonstration. The whole family is welcome to learn how to use the telescope so it can be checked out with a library card. Registration is appreciated. Call the library at 508-758-4171.

Learn to Scan and Print on a 3D Printer. Join librarian Liz Sherry on Friday, January 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm to learn how to scan and print on our 3D printer. Bring something to scan or make a scan yourself. Call 508-758-4171 to sign up.

Learn to Make Winter Soups with Chef Colby Rottler. Sign up for a cooking demonstration to be held on Sunday, January 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm when Chef Rottler will help us create several delicious soups. Learn the basics and get creative with these new recipes.

Photography I and II. On Sundays, January 28 and February 4, photographer Richard VanInwegen will guide participants in the process of creating a great photograph. Learn what professionals consider before getting ready to shoot the picture. Both sessions run from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Register by calling the library at 508-758-4171.

Writers’ Group. The Writers’ Group has resumed meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. All genres and experience levels are welcome.

Knitters. The Knitters continue to meet every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. Are you a beginner? We have knitting needles and yarn to get you started!

Winter Storytimes. The storytime series will begin the second week of January for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. No registration is necessary. Check the library website for days and times, depending on the age of your child.

Check the library’s website for new additions and more information, www.mattapoisettlibrary.org and follow the library on Facebook!

Happy New Year to you all from everyone at the library!

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