April is Poetry Month!
Check the Events Calendar for a full listing of programs and activities for children and adults.
Poetry Write-In and Open Mic
Spend the day or any part of the day with other poets,
both beginners and experienced!
Writing prompts, supplies, and snacks provided
Open Mic @ 3 pm for all ages!
"Herman Melville & Edna St. Vincent Millary:
A Poetic Confluence"
Peter Bergman, Director of Communications
and Community Relations
Arrowhead, Herman Melville House
Sunday, April 23
2 - 3 PM
Reception to follow
Scrapbooking for Everyone!
Friday, April 7
10:30 am to 3 pm
Bring your lunch or a snack and work all day!
A good time to gather your photographs!
Join us the First Friday of each Month at 10:30 am
Bring your photos, paper, tools, and supplies
We will supply ideas, coffee, tea and design fun!
All levels of scrapbooking experience are welcome!
Friends of the Mattapoisett Library
USED BOOK SALE
Saturday, April 8th, 10 am to 1 pm
The Junior Friends of the Library's
Easter Chocolate Lollipop Fundraiser
Outside the Friends' Booksale,
Saturday, April 8th 10-1
All Proceeds to benefit the Children's Department
in the Children's Department!
See Listings on our Special Events Page
Quahog Book Awards
Mattapoisett Free Public Library's
Winter Reading Program for Students in Grades 3-6
Click this link for more information!
Preschool and Kindergarten Children:
Saturday, April 8th & 29th
Meet our Therapy Dog, Breton!
Breton, a lovely Shih Tzu pup loves
when children read to him.
Sign your child up to take a turn reading
and getting to know Breton.
This session is limited to 10 children.
All elementary age school children are welcome!
10:30 - 11:30 am.
Search The Presto Press!
Issues from 1954-1991 have been digitized and can be viewed online. Search each issue individually for content.
Stop by the library for assistance.
In addition to the Overdrive collection,
Mattapoisett Library patrons may now browse
1000s of additional fiction and non-fiction titles,
thanks to participation in the MA libraries statewide ebook project.
Need a resume for a summer job, internship,
or for your college and scholarship applications?
We can help!
Meet with volunteer Lee Heald
any Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm.
Stop by the Student Lounge and talk about your plans.
We can help you create your own business card!
NEW: Mobile Print Service for Patrons
You are now able to print virtually any document or web page or email from your Internet connected mobile devices (iPads, tablets, smart phones) to the library's laser printer. Printing is .15 per page.
Your printing request will be held for up to 2 hours.
Please ask a staff member if you need assistance.
Teachers: Use this Assignment Alert Form
so we can be ready for your students
with a wide range of materials.
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library supports Indieflix! Now stream independent films, free with your library card.
In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the launch of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.
Through the library’s website, patrons of the Mattapoisett Library have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku devices.
Click on the Indieflix logo on the left side of the library's home page.
DISCOUNT MUSEUM PASSES WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD!
The library has over 20 museum passes that you may check out, free, with your SAILS library card. The list is online (see Museum Passes) on this website. You can choose from trips to Boston, Mystic, Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, Plimouth Plantation, Roger Williams Zoo, and much more! Right in New Bedford there are several locations for great family fun at low cost. Stop in or reserve your passes online. There's no better time to enjoy them than spring in New England!
ATOMIC TRAINING---Free Online Training for Computer Software
Using your Mattapoisett library card, you can access online training for many types of software, including Windows 8, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, Power Point) and much more.
Follow this link and set up your free account today to give it a try!
Gain a new skill this year with access to over 500 free courses....with your library card!
Patrons with Mattapoisett SAILS library cards are welcome to log in to Universal Class and sign up for a free class. There are more than 500 classes in a variety subject areas to choose from. Many classes offer CEUs for professionals needing continuing education. Topics range from professional development to photography, writing and computers. Need to get your GED? Start brushing up here. Click on http://mattapoisettma.universalclass.com/register.htm to create your free account and start exploring!
Visit the library for a list of subject areas and available classes..
Welcome to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is a full-service public library located along the shores of Buzzards Bay, in southeastern Massachusetts. Centrally located in the village, the renovated 15,000 sq. ft. library reopened in March of 2008 to rave reviews from patrons and guests alike.
The library belongs to the SAILS Library Network, a consortium of over 70 libraries in the southcoast region. Membership in SAILS means that over 1 million titles are available for borrowing with a SAILS library card. In addition, through the SAILS library website, Mattapoisett patrons can borrow items from libraries all over the state, including the Boston Public Library and many universities. Beyond that, interlibrary loan services can bring in library materials from all over the country and beyond.
Many of the library's services can be accessed via this web site. The library staff is ready to answer your questions and help you navigate the library's resources. Stop in and introduce yourself!
What's Happening at the Library!
There are many ongoing groups that meet at the library, and new participants are welcome to attend.
The Writers' Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. There will be no meeting on July 4th. The group gathers in the Marine Room. Everyone is welcome to bring writing projects of any genre to this supportive workshop atmosphere.
Be part of the new Teen Advisory Council. Assist the library staff in selecting the books, DVDs, and music that you want. The library's recent grant for library service to teens means that our space will be more attractive. For you, by you! Contact Liz Sherry at 508-758-4171
The Teen Advisors meet periodically to help the staff plan programs and events for students. Everyone is welcome to participate! Contact librarian Liz Sherry @ firstname.lastname@example.org
New titles are coming in every week! Stop by and see the newly designed teen space and offer your suggestions as the are develops. The library staff is looking for your suggestions for new series and authors, as well as program ideas. We're here for you, so let us know what you need from your library!
The Chess Club meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. Children ages 5 and over are welcome to learn from chess coaches. Beginners and more experienced players are welcome.