Mattapoisett Library News

Bruins and Libraries Team Up with Pajama Drive. Patrons of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library are encouraged to donate new pajamas for babies, children, and teens through March 15 as part of a Boston Bruins and Massachusetts Libraries partnership to help youth in need. This year’s state-wide goal is 10,000 pairs of pajamas, and when that goal is reached, each participating library will receive two pre-season Bruins tickets for the 2018-19 season to be used for a free drawing. Other prizes to libraries are also available.

Collection boxes can be found in both the children’s department and the upstairs reading room, or pjs can be given to any staff member. Staff from the Department of Children and Families along with Cradles to Crayons will distribute the pajamas to youth in their care throughout the Commonwealth.

When shopping this month, please look for cozy pajamas to share with children. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Library Book Discussion Group. The next meeting of the Book Discussion Group will be Sunday, February 11 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The group is discussing The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel. This fascinating account details the lesser known facts about the women of the Harvard Observatory who contributed their computational skills to the study of the universe in the mid-nineteenth century. Their work forever changed our understanding of the stars. Dava Sobel is the award-winning author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter.

Copies of the book are available at the adult circulation desk. Everyone is welcome to attend, and light refreshments are served.

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