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This month at our library – September Newsletter
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September at the Mansfield Public Library

National Library Card Sign up Month

We know that you may have full library access already, but this school year make sure your children have their most important school supply; their library card! With a library card, your children can use all resources at Mansfield Public Library, including access to Tutor.com, a one-to-one online tutoring service connecting kids to qualified tutors from any Internet-enabled computer. Students (and parents too!) can get help for any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies and writing. The tutors work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and even AP level class work and intro-level college coursework. All you need is a library card and a computer or mobile device with internet access.
Also, be sure to download the new SAILS library app.  You can enter your library card and never have to search for your card again!  The app allows you to search the catalog, check your account, see our events, and so much more.  Download it today in the iTunes or Google Play store.
Be sure to stop in soon!

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Monthly Library Programs
Coloring Club
Sept 6 & 20, 5 p.m.
Thursday Night at the Movies
Sept 13 & 27,      6 p.m.
Writing Group for Adults
Sept. 10, 17, 24, 6:30 p.m.
Knitting Corner
Aug 10 & 24, 6:30 p.m.

Library Book Discussion Groups

Library Book Club -Thurs. Sept. 20, 7pm 

The award-winning author of The Noble Hustle chronicles the daring survival story of a cotton plantation slave in Georgia, who, after suffering at the hands of both her owners and fellow slaves, races through the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave-catcher close behind.

Nonfiction Book Club-Mon. Sept. 24, 6:30pm

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime fighters during an era when women weren’t even allowed to vote.

Goodbye and Good Luck Amy!
It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye this month to our fabulous Reference/YA Librarian, Amy Rosa.  Amy started with the Mansfield Public library in the winter of 2015.  She has been a huge asset to the Mansfield Public Library and under her direction adult and YA programming has flourished.  Amy was instrumental in the design of our new Teen Space and has been a great advocate for teens in the library. Amy brought Books In Bloom to our library every May, Blind Date with a Book each February and planned a successful One Book One Community Read every year. She will be greatly missed by staff, and patrons of all ages. Please stop by before the end of the month to wish her the best on her new venture.

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 at 10:15
at 10:15
PJ Story Time
Thurs. Sept 20 @6:30pm
Story Time
Ages 3 and up
Fridays at 10:15
Story & Craft
Ages 3-7
Tues. Sept 11 @6pm
Tues. Sept 25
Picture Book Book Club
Sept. 13, 4:00 p.m.
A new monthly story/craft activity for ages 4- 7
Early Reader Book Club
Sept., 27, 4:00 p.m.
A new monthly story/craft activity for children just learning to read.

STEAM program with Carol Carver
Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 – 5
Programs just for grades 6-12. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Teen Writing Workshop
Guest Author Katie Bayerl
Wed. Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Art w/Helina
Thurs. Sept.27, 3:30 p.m.
Ages 10-14
Teen Crafternoon
Tues. Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Book Art
Fortnite Battle Royale Game Tournament 
Wed. Sept. 12, 3:00 p.m. 
Hosted by One Up Games
Sponsored by Mansfield’s Together We Can & The Friends of the Library
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Welcome to the Graveyard: revisiting Mansfield’s Cemetaries
Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by the Graveyard Girls. Register Here
Rumba Dance Lesson
Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Lois Meinhardt

Author Talk with Ted Reinstein
New England’s General Stores
Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Register Here

Social Security Workshops
Sept. 18 OR 25, 6:30 p.m.
Register Here
The Library
Friends Book Sale

It’s time to start thinking about going back to school.  Come visit the Friends of the Library ongoing book sale shelves and find some great books.
Donations of gently used books and magazines are always welcome. Items must not have been stored in an attic or basement.  Must be in excellent condition – no ripped pages, no yellowing of pages, no uncovered hardbacks.
DO NOT put donations in the book drop! Thank-you!
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.