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This month at our library – January Newsletter
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January at the Mansfield Public Library
We can help you start your New Year off right!
Come visit – we have great reads, fun programs and big smiles to brighten your day.
We have a new e-newsletter and I hope you enjoy our new e-newsletter format. We hope this streamlined newsletter will make it easier for you to access our news on your mobile devices.
Catherine Coyne, Library Director
Monthly Library Programs
Coloring Club
January 4 and 18
5:00 p.m.
Library Book Clubs
Titles Below
Register Here
Knitting Corner
January 8 and 29
6:30 p.m.
This is how it always is 
by Laurie Frankel 
A family reshapes their ideas about family, love and loyalty when youngest son Claude reveals increasingly determined preferences for girls’ clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent. By the author of Goodbye for Now.

Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948
by Madeleine Korbel Albright

Set against the backdrop of occupied Czechoslovakia and World War II, a former secretary of state paints a vivid portrait of her early life from 1937 to 1948 during which she witnessed the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Holocaust, the defeat of fascism, the rise of communism and the onset of the Cold War. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. A best-selling novel.

Programs for your little ones. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Story Time
Ages 2 and Under
Tuesdays at 10:15
Fridays a 11:00
Story Time
Ages 2 & 3
Thursdays at 11:00
Story Time
Ages 3 and up
Thursdays at 10:15
Fridays at 10:15
Story Times Run the Week of January 8 through the week of February 12
Teddy Bear Workshop
Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Make your own arctic pal. Register Here.
Insect-Eating Bats
January 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Moose Hill presents a program for ages 3  – 5.
Pre-K Sing and Swing
With Deb Hudgins
January 8, 10:00 a.m.
Register Here
Zydeco Dance Lesson
Ages 5 and up
January 13, 10:00 a.m.
Discovery Workshop 
January 9, 4:00 p.m.
Grades K – 4
Register Here
Programs just for ages 12–18. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Teen Writing Workshop
January 17, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Creating comics with Dean Calusdian
Click above to register.
Teen Crafternoon
January 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Click above to register.
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Making Clean Eating and Living a Reality
January 4, 6:30 p.m.
Digital Photography Workshop
January 25, 6:30 p.m.
Salsa Dance Lesson
January 8, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Night Movie
January 11, 6:00 p.m.
Starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson
Click above for more information


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are an important part of the Mansfield Public Library.
Funds from the daily book sale and membership dues allow the Friends to provide museum passes to the library and fund many of the library’s wonderful programs and events.
Donations of gently used books in excellent condition are always welcome.  Items may not have been stored in a basement or attic.  No textbooks.
Please consider supporting the Friends by becoming a member today! Membership applications are available in the library.
The Library
Library Quote
“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark…. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.”
–Germaine Greer
If special accommodations are needed for any library event, please let us know at least four weeks in advance. 
We hope you are enjoying our newsletter! Please let us know if you have any questions, requests, or comments.
Email us, call 508-261-7380, or stop by 255 Hope Street in Mansfield.
Thank you for supporting the library.