Mattapoisett Free Library News

Read to Sadie the Listener Dog: Sadie, the library’s wonderful listening ears dog, is coming back to hear young patrons read on Saturday, January 31 from 11:00 to 11:45 am. Children may sign up to read to the pup who loves to sit patiently and enjoy stories. Sign-ups are limited to ten children, so call today.

Harry Potter Club: The Fun Begins – Join the Harry Potter Club! Students age 7 and up are encouraged to join other HP fans for fun, a team trivia challenge, crafts, snacks, and more. Wear your best HP outfit. The first meeting will be held Tuesday, February 17 (school vacation week) from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Register for this meeting at the library or by calling 508-758-4171.

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Families are encouraged to join Justin and Jessica Barrett and other experienced birdwatchers for a program on Saturday, February 7 at 11:00 am. Learn how to participate in the bird count by identifying birds and recording your findings. Be a citizen scientist while having fun in your own backyard. This program is part of the Tri-Town libraries’ MOBY, My Own BackYard natural science program, supported with federal funds as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Take Your Child to the Library Day – It’s a National event! All over the country, families are visiting their public libraries on this day to enjoy stories, crafts, and fun.

Visit the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Saturday, February 7 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm where you can:

– Explore the Preschool Science Station’s sensory tables, magnets, and building sets

– Try the new Apps on the Children’s Department iPad

– Play some fun educational games on the AWE Learning Stations

– Go on the Library Scavenger Hunt and enter to win a prize

– Play with the library’s Lego Collection or chess

– Sign up for the Harry Potter Club and see the HP movie schedule

– Check out the Literacy Backpacks that offer books and activities for all ages on a variety of subjects

Sign up to be on the MOBYfun mailing list and learn more about this new exciting natural science program for children in grades 3 through 8.

Need a library card for your child or grandchild? Children 5-years old and up can have one – free!

The Future of Fundraising is Here: Looking for funding for a new business, a great idea, or a favorite charity? Learn how to use websites such as Kickstarter, gofundme, Indiegogo, and others on Tuesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Register for this workshop by calling the library at 508-758-4171 or emailing

Chess Club: The Chess Club will resume Wednesday, January 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Instructor Jim Kegle is ready to get students’ chess skills back in shape after the holiday break or teach new participants some of the basics. Bring ideas for how the chess club might grow and expand. Suggestions including membership cards and tournaments will be discussed. Please bring a chess set, if possible. Students: Sign up in the children’s department or by calling the library at 508-758-4171.

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