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

Welcome Spring!

Now that the weather is taking a turn for the better, we hope you’ll stop by the library for some fun spring events. We have lots of vacation week fun planned for children including a magic show, dancing, music, comic book making and so much more! Adults are invited to join us for Money Smart Week as well as two concerts, a screening of the film Hidden Figures, and  our usual full calendar of events.

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Monthly Library Programs
Coloring Club
April 5 & 19, 5 p.m.
Knitting Corner
April 9 & 30, 6:30 p.m.

Library Book Discussion Groups

Library Book Club —April 19 at 7:00 p.m.

The radium girls : the dark story of America’s shining women 
by Kate Moore

A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

Non-Fiction Book Club–April 23, 6:30 p.m.

The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
by Jenny Nordberg

An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.

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 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
Moose Hill Science and Nature
April 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up.
Story, Craft & Snack
April 26, 4 p.m.

April School Vacation Week Events

Comics with Dean Calusdian
April 20, 3 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12
*Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Magic With Steve Rudolph
April 17, 6:30 p.m.

Dancing with Lois
Feel the Beat
April 21, 11:00 a.m.

Lego & Play
Open House
April 19, 10:30  – 1:00

Afternoon Movie
The Lorax
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
April 21, 2 p.m.

Programs just for grades 6-12. See all of our programs on our online calendar.

Teen Writing Workshop

Teen Writing Workshop
with Dean Calusdian
April 25, 3:30 p.m.  Register Here
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Teen Crafternoon

Teen Crafternoon
Money Smart theme
April 10, 3 p.m.
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Kora Harp with Sean Gaskell
April 2, 6:30 p.m.
Performance and demonstration
Spanish Guitar with Gladius
April 23, 6:30 p.m.
Performance of classical/flamenco style

Writing Workshop for Adults
April 9, 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by local author Vlad Zachary
Register Here


Social Security Workshops
April 3 & 10, 6:30 p.m.
Starting a Small Business
April 5, 6 p.m.
Estate Planning Workshop
April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Friends of the Library News
The Friends of the Library are an important part of the Mansfield Public Library.

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual meeting on April 26,  2018 at 6:30 in the Mansfield Public Library Certuse Room.  The meeting is open to the public.  Please join us.

The Library
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“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
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