Programs for Adults and Children
Wednesday, May 29th 6:30 pm
Move Managers: Do You Need One to Help You Downsize
and Record Your Family Memories and Memorabilia?
With Naomi Arenberg of A Tempo Senior Move
Please register by calling 508-758-4171 Free program
co-sponsored with the Mattapoisett Council on Aging
Beginning Chess for All Ages
Learn to play chess from square one on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm with Instructor Jim Kegle.
NEXT USED BOOK SALE: Saturday, June 8 10 am to 1 pm
During the sale there will be a baked goods sale, sponsored by the Junior Friends of the Library.
Bottles and can may be brought to the Junior Friends between 9 and 10 am in the parking area. Proceeds will benefit their activities.
DISCOUNT MUSEUM PASSES WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD!
NEW: Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum!
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 Sandwick, Plimouth Plantation, Roger Williams Zoo, and much more! Right in New Bedford there are several locations for great family fun at low cost. Even discount tix for the Pawsox! 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 Junior Friends sponsor a bottle and can drive once a month on the second Saturday of the month from 9 to 10 am outside the library. Support the Junior Friends by dropping off your redeemables.
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.