Mattapoisett Free Public Library News

New Story Walk: Families can take a stroll around the Mattapoisett Library’s grounds and read a story together. A new Story Walk has been posted, just in time for back to school. The picture book “First Day Jitters” is written by Julie Danneberg. Follow each page around the property and leave your comment in the mailbox at the end. A fun book to read together, even when the library is closed.

Summer Reading: The library has summer reading lists and copies of required titles to check out. Stop in and ask a staff member for help in finding the book you need. It’s not too late to get it done. See our comfortable teen lounge while you are visiting the library.

Fall Story Times: Registration for the fall toddler and preschool story times begins the week of September 17. The toddler group (children who are 2 years old) will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 am, beginning October 1 for 8 weeks. The last session is November 19. Children and a family adult will join with the librarian for stories, finger plays and songs.

The preschool story times for children 3-5 years old will be held Thursdays from 1:00 to 1:45 pm and Fridays 10:30 to 11:15 am. Parents may register their child by phone or in person for one of the sessions. Children will sit with the librarian for stories, finger plays, and songs, and the family adult joins them afterward to make a simple craft project. Story times begin on October 3 and 4 and continue for 8 weeks, ending on November 22nd and 23rd.

Get More from Your iPhone or iPad: Join tech wiz Jacquie Pinto to learn easy tips to do more with your iPhone or iPad. A free Basics workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This workshop will get you started using all the features of your device. Part II Advanced Tips and Features will be offered on Wednesday, October 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Call the library to register at 508-758-4171, or email to attend one or both. Bring you device to the workshop.

Online Computer Training: Wish you had time to take a class to learn Office or more about Google or Safari? These programs and more are available for free with your Mattapoisett library card. Atomic Training offers more than 300 training videos for dozens of types of software, including iTunes, Google Drive, and much more at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Need to improve your skills with Excel for work or school? Want to try Garage Band? This is a great way to do so in a way that fits your schedule. Visit the library’s website and click on the Atomic Training logo on the left side of the home page to set up your free account to access all the available training.

Writer’s Group: The next meetings of the Writer’s Group will be Wednesday, September 4 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Writers of all genres are welcome to read and discuss their work in a supportive, casual get-together.

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