Adult Take and Make Craft Kit

Available Starting December 2nd!

Sock Snowman

NEW CRAFT: Sock Snowman

Grab one from the reading room of the library. No registration required. While supplies last.

On Display in the Reading Room: Artwork of Gary Roberts Hoyt

November 16 – December 14

Gary Roberts Hoyt

Gary Roberts Hoyt - Artist, Painter, and Printmaker

Mattapoisett resident and artist Gary Roberts Hoyt is a graduate of Swain School of Design. Hoyt  works in a number of mediums: oil, acrylic, print making, wood block printing, and drypoint. He was the Art Director, Designer, and Founder of IDEAgraphics Inc. Design Advertising Studio. Hoyt has exhibited in juried shows in Duxbury and Westport. Free to the public. Handicapped accessible.





Perkins Information Session

Tuesday, November 23rd at 3 PM

Perkins ImageMr. Erin Fragola, the Outreach Coordinator for the Perkins Library, is coming to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to discuss all of the amazing services the Perkins Library has to offer! 

The Perkins Library provides accessible library materials to people who have difficulties reading traditional print, including audiobooks, magazines, braille and large print titles, as well as audio-described movies, all delivered directly to a patron’s home address through postage-free circulation.

This is a free service provided by the Perkins Library to all eligible Massachusetts residents. Come and learn  about how you or someone you know may be eligible for this incredibly informative program. 

No registration required.

Purrington Lecture Series presents Fredrick Thurber

Tuesday, November 30th at 6:30 PM

Fredrick ThurberJoin us as Fredric Thurber comes to discuss his book, In the Wake of the Willows, and the process of turning it into an audiobook in this exciting hybrid program.

For about 20 years Mr. Thurber wrote a nature and bird watching column in various newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including The Providence JournalIn the Wake of the Willows is his first book.

This event will take place in person and on Zoom. If you are interested in participating through Zoom, please contact Jennifer Jones at for the Zoom link.




Local Author Spotlight: Derek DeCosta

Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30 PM

Derek DeCostaJoin us as local author Derek DeCosta visits to discuss his memoir The Moonlight KingThe Moonlight King is an autobiographical account of DeCosta’s harrowing childhood. DeCosta will talk about the book and the process of writing and publishing his story.

No registration required. 






Purrington Lecture Series presents Michael Tougias on Zoom

Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 PM

Michael TougiasJoin us on Zoom as Michael Tougias discusses his book, The Waters Between Us: A Boy, a Father, Outdoor Misadventures, and the Healing Power of Nature. 

Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 30 books for adults and 7 for children and young adults. Among his bestsellers are The Finest Hours (Disney Motion Pictures' version opened in 45 countries in January 2016), Fatal Forecast, Overboard, King Philip's War, and There's A Porcupine In My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe.
 Tougias lectures across the country on each of his book topics. He also offers leadership/inspirational programs for business groups, and has spoken to companies and organizations such as General Dynamics, Raytheon, Massachusetts School Library Association, New York University Surgeons Round Table and many more.

Click here to register. 

Well-Read Wednesday Book Discussion

Antitrust by Amy Klobuchar

Antitrust by Amy Klobuchar




We are meeting to discuss this book on Wednesday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Library. Email to to get a copy of the book or for more information.



New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Trio Holiday Concert

Friday, December 17th at 2 PM

Violin and Stars ImageGet into the holiday spirit with a lively presentation of music for the season courtesy of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Trio. Musicians EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin, Gillian Gallagher, viola, and Peter Zay, cello, will play a selection of holiday music on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the library.

No registration required. 



Gift Wrapping Party- Adults Only

Saturday, December 18th from 10 AM - 2 PM

Picture of GiftsParents oranyone who needs space away from prying eyes in which to wrap presents should plan on stopping by. We’ll have cocoa, holiday music, holidays movies, and all the supplies you’ll need to
get everything wrapped in time for the holiday.

No registration required.



Cookbook Club: Now and Again by Julia Turshen

Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 PM

Now and Again by Julia TurshenFor January, we will be reading and cooking from Now and Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen

Including more than 125 delicious and doable recipes and 20 creative menu ideas help cooks of any skill level to gather friends and family around the table to share a meal (or many!) together. This cookbook comes to life with Julia's funny and encouraging voice and is brimming with good stuff, including:

  • can't-get-enough-of-it recipes
  • inspiring menus for social gatherings, holidays and more
  • helpful timelines for flawlessly throwing a party
  • oh-so-helpful "It's Me Again" recipes, which show how to use leftovers in new and delicious ways
  • tips on how to be smartly thrifty with food choices

Now & Again will change the way we gather, eat, and think about leftovers, and, like the name suggests, you'll find yourself reaching for it time and time again.

Copies will be available to check out before the meeting. 

We will be discussing how successful this cookbook really is. Location: Large Meeting Room of Library. See Michelle Skaar with any questions.