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This month at our library – November Newsletter
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November at the Mansfield Public Library
Fall is in full swing and the holidays are quickly approaching.  What better time to take a moment, breathe, and remember kindness.
The Children’s Room kicks off a #ChooseKind celebration in honor of the film release of Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. This book was Mansfield Public Library’s pick for our 2015 One Book, One Community Read. The Children’s Room invites you to read a book from the display, fill out a Kindness Game Board, share thoughts or artwork on our Kindness Board and/or add a comment to the Stuffed Animal Compliment Circle.
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Catherine Coyne, Library Director
Celebrate Wonder, the movie

Wonder, the movie, will be released in theaters on November 17.  We are inspired to #ChooseKind in celebration.

*Check out our book display!

*Share your thoughts or draw a picture for our Kindness Board
*Fill out our Kindness Game Board
*Add a comment to our Stuffed Animal Compliment Circle
*Follow the Lego Bricks on our Story Walk


Coloring Club for Relaxation

Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. Do you want to explore this fun new fad? The library hosts a monthly coloring club.
The 1st Thursday of the month from 5 -6 p.m. 
The 3rd Thursday of the month from 6 – 7 p.m.
This month we will meet on November 2 and 16th.
The library provides soothing music, coloring books, colored pencils, markers and crayons.


Knitting Corner

Join us twice this month on Monday, November 13 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. for our newest monthly program at the Mansfield Public Library!
All knitters of any level are welcome to come knit together, chat together, and help one another out with tips and tricks.


Library Book Club with Author Skype

Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

“Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met–a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.”

The Library Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
New members are always welcome!

Busy Baby Playtime
with Deb Hudgins

Join us on Friday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. as Deb Hudgins livens up our story time for 2 and under!
Ages 2 and under! Register Here

Children’s Zydeco Dance Program

On Saturday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. dance teacher Lois Meinhardt will lead children ages 5 and up in a lively dance number in the Zydeco style.
Lois is a high-energy, joyful teacher, who has won First Place in theater arts shows and competitions in the US and Europe in swing, ballroom, latin, country and polka. Her 20 years of experience includes performing to choreography by Louis Van Amstel at the Warner Brother’s Theater and studying with Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars. She also teaches lessons at Goochie’s Cafe in Plainville, MA
Ages 5 and up.

Saturday Lego Challenge

Drop in on Saturday, November 10 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and use our Legos and your creativity to make something fun for our November display.  
Best for ages 5 and up

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on Mon., Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Thank You for Being Late: an Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman.
People around the world can sense that things are changing fast, but it’s difficult to put a finger on why. Friedman does the difficult work for you by looking through a half century of worldwide technological and geopolitical innovation in order to highlight the ways that things have changed beyond recognition–even in the last 10 years. 

Register Here

Moose Hill 
Apples For Animals Program

Join a Moose Hill Audubon educator on Monday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m. for this interactive nature and science program for ages 3-6.

Friends of the Library

November – Brrrrr!  Time to start thinking of indoor activities for the coming months.  Why not learn a new craft or rediscover an old favorite.  The Friends of the Library ongoing book sale has many books on crafts, such as, quilting, knitting, home decorating, and child-friendly crafts.
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
“I had an excellent local library growing up. I had the kind of parents who could be persuaded to drop me off in the library on their way to work in summer holidays, and the kind of librarians who did not mind a small, unaccompanied boy heading back into the children’s library every morning and working his way through the card catalogue, looking for books with ghosts or magic or rockets in them, looking for vampires or detectives or witches or wonders. ”

-Neil Gaiman, author
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