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

Fine Free Days

The Mansfield Public Library wants to share the love by declaring Feb. 12 – Feb. 24 as Fine FreeWeeks. The library will waive fines for overdue items that are returned during these weeks. This does not apply to previously returned items, museum passes, or lost or damaged items.

Blind Date With a Book
Back by popular demand! Choose one of the beautifully wrapped packages on display and open it at home to find you blind-date book.  Will it be a love match? Broaden your reading horizons and take a chance! All month long.

Boston Bruins PJ’s Drive
February 1st – March 10
We’re joining with the Boston Bruins to collect new pajamas for children, both big and little, who are in need.  Take advantage of those seasonal sales and donate new pajamas to help children feel cozy and warm.  Our Library goal is 50 pairs of pajamas, let’s see if we can make a difference in some young lives.  Donations can be brought to the Youth Room.

Catherine Coyne, Library Director
Monthly Library Programs
Coloring Club
February 1 and 15
5:00 p.m.
Library Book Clubs
Titles Below
Register Here
Knitting Corner
February 5 and 26
6:30 p.m.
February 15, 7:00 p.m.
No one is coming to save us : a novel
by Stephanie Powell Watts
“A tale inspired by The Great Gatsby is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream. A first novel by the author of We Are Taking Only What We Need.
NEW DATE! February 26, 6:30 p.m.
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space 
by Margot Lee Shetterly
“Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians to America’s space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.”
KIDS
Programs for your little ones. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
NO STORY TIME SCHOOL VACATION WEEK
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
Valentine’s Day Crafts
February 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
All Ages
Tunes for Tots
February 17, 10:30 a.m.
Join Cindy Tuminelli for this interactive concert
Ages 0 – 6..

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK EVENTS

Pop Up Art Workshop
Ages 7 and up
February 20, 4:00 p.m.

Caterpillar Coding and Legos

Drop-In
February 22. 10:30 – Noon
Book Bingo
Ages 5 and up
Win Books!
Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
TEENS
Programs just for grades 6-12. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Teen Writing Workshop
Feb. 14, 3:30 – 5pm
Click above to register.
Teen Crafternoon
Feb. 13, 3:00-4:30 pm
Anti-Valentine’s Day
Click above to register.
ADULTS
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Essential Oils Class
Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Starting a Business
February 1, 6 p.m.
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

“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”

E.B. White, author

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.