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September at the Mansfield Public Library

The calendar might read September, but hopefully there is plenty of summer left to stop in for a great beach read. A great selection of light summer reads and beach themed fiction can be found on display the the front of the library.
We have lots of summer reading list books back on the shelves for last minute readers.  Many titles on the Mansfield High School reading lists are also available as eBooks and eAudio through Overdrive.
Look for a few new magazines in our Zino collection. ¬†For adults we’ve added: In Touch, Woman’s World, ID magazine, and ABC/CBS Soaps in Depth. ¬†For children and teens we have added¬†Animal Tales, and J-14. These are on a 3 month trial basis, so be sure to check them out!
Finally, we are happy to welcome Amy back to the Reference Desk later this month.  I know many of you, like us, have missed her this summer.
Catherine Coyne, Library Director


Author Talk with D.A. MacQuin

Join local author D.A. MacQuin on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. as she discusses her recently published science fiction novels 1995 and The Grid.

He Did It His Way – Concert

On Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m., The Mansfield Public Library warmly welcomes Ken Lelen to perform a concert called “He Did it His Way.”
This concert celebrates the lives, romances, careers and songs of Frank Sinatra, Les Brown, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Satchmo, Artie Shaw, Nat King Cole, Mills Brothers and other Big Band stars.
Vintage guitarist Ken Lelen sings classic American ragtime, jazz, and swing tunes and pairs each song with a vintage acoustic guitar for an authentic back-in-the-day sound. He has played steel-stringed acoustic guitar for more than five decades and brings to each concert several of his 20th century acoustic guitars. For 16 years he has enthralled audiences at various venues, playing 100 concerts a year on the East Coast.
This program is free and open to all ages. No registration required.

Social Security Workshop

On Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., The Mansfield Public Library welcomes Bob Woolf, Executive Director and Financial Adviser of J.P. Morgan Securities in Boston to host this free workshop on Social Security and Retirement. In his role, Bob looks to educate groups about retirement and Social Security with research backed by the firm. His presentations are insightful experiences that will assist attendees in making informed decisions for years to come.

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.
Please consider supporting the Friends by becoming a member today! Membership applications are available in the library.
Check out this month’s book sale: The sounds and smells of autumn are in the air – apples and football! ¬†Drop by the Friends of the Library ongoing book sale for some great cookbooks and sports books.

Freegal Streaming Music

The Mansfield Public Library adds streaming music to its online offerings. The MPL is now offering patrons the ability to stream entire albums every day as part of its free online music offering.

The new initiative, part of Freegal 4.0, will allow cardholders of the Mansfield Public Library increased access to over 6 million songs from 28,000 recording labels that originate in over 80
different countries. Also included is the complete local catalog of Sony Music Entertainment.

Under the terms of the launch, registered card holders of the Mansfield Public Library can continue to download 3 Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week, and in addition can now stream 3 hours of music every day.

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The
Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple¬ģ App Store and Google Play¬ģ.

Announcing the NEW Library App

There’s an app for that…your local library that is!
The Mansfield Public Library is proud to announce the release of our new mobile app. It is  available for free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores.  Once downloaded on your smart phone or tablet you will have quick and easy access to features like:
  • Program and Activity Information
  • One Touch Calling
  • Community Links
  • Upcoming Events

And much much more!


You will also be able to receive important notifications through the use of Push Notifications. These messages will keep you informed of schedule and program changes, registration reminders and important event information.
Download today!!

The Library
“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.”

–Keith Richards, musician

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.