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August at the Mansfield Public Library

Summer Reading
The dog days of summer are here and we have just the things to fill your days. From books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines, to lots of entertaining events for all ages.
Remember that you can download books, audiobooks and videos through Overdrive.  Freegal allows you to download music and get 3 hours of free streaming a day, while Flipster offers a variety of magazines.  Traveling out of the country?  Try Transparent Languages.
Planning a stay-cation?  Check out our book bundles – a selection of 3 books themed around a fun travel spot including out of this world science fiction, Agatha Christie mysteries, and lots of perfect beach reads.
Enjoy the summer and be sure to stop in soon!

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Monthly Library Programs
Coloring Club
Aug 2 & 16, 5 p.m.
Thursday Night at the Movies
Aug 9 & 23, 6 p.m.
Knitting Corner
Aug 13 & 27, 6:30 p.m.

Library Book Discussion Groups (on summer break)

Library Book Club -returns on Thurs. Sept. 20

Nonfiction Book Club-returns on Mon. Sept. 24

Programs for your little ones. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Story Time
Ages 3 and Under
Tuesdays at 10:30
Craft for 4& up
at 2pm
Story Time
Ages 3 and up
Fridays at 10:30
Robert Clarke, Magician and Juggler Extraordinaire 
Tuesday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. 
With his uncanny magical and juggling skills Robert Clarke takes the audience on a roller coaster of laughs, cheers and smiles.
Funded by the Mansfield Parks and recreation Department
 Science Tellers “Wild West”
Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.
Funded by the Mansfield Bank Cheritable Foundation
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Pretty as a Princess
Thursday Aug. 2, 4pm
Come visit with the singing princesses! No registration needed.
Premier Martial Arts Class Image result for premier martial arts
Friday August 3, 3pm
Premier Martial Arts of Norton offers a free class for young people ages 5-12. Register Here
Image result for zdeno charaThe Mansfield Public Library will be raffling off a brand new Kindle Fire7 and a Boston Bruins hockey puck signed by Zdeno Chara.  Raffle tickets may be purchased at the front desk between Monday, July 30 and Friday, August 17.  Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Mansfield Library, and to the Summer Reading Challenge charity, LAMN.
Programs just for grades 6-12. See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Art w/Helina
August 16, 3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-14

Teen Crafternoon

Aug 14, 3 p.m.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
End of the Summer Pizza Party
August 20, 6:30 p.m.
Register Here
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Norman Rockwell Remembered: an art history program
August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees
Queen Victoria Fashion Program
August 30, 6:30 p.m.

Writing Group for Adults
Mondays 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by local author Vlad Zachary. Registration required. Contact Reference to register. 508-261-7380 ext. 3


Boston’s Dreamland Wax Museum
1 Washington Mall Boston (Right in City Hall Plaza)
Come face to face with history makers, hometown heroes, and cherished celebrities. See all 44 U.S. Presidents in presidential Hall.  Take a selfie with Tom Brady or Matt Damon.  Over 100 figures.
Reserve online or call the library.
Pass admits up to 4 people at no charge!
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 school related books. Also discover our books on pregnancy and parenting.
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.