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This month at our library – August Newsletter

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August at the Mansfield Public Library
We are halfway through the summer, but there is still time to register for our summer reading program.  Adults and teens can register online to log books and win prizes.  Children can stop by the Children’s Room to sign up, log reading, and enter the weekly raffles.
The Knights of Pythias have generously offered six bikes to be raffled off for the summer reading program this summer.  Children in grades 1, 2 and 3 are invited to enter the raffle after reading 15 books.
The deadline for the bike raffle entries is August 8th.
Prizes were also funded by The Friends of the Library. A grand prize for each age group (children, teens and adults) has been generously donated by North Easton Savings Bank.
Don’t wait until the last minute for required summer reading.  The library has multiple copies of the books on the Mansfield Public Schools summer reading lists.  Many of these are also available on the Overdrive app as an eBook or audiobook.
Be sure to check out our schedule of events for programs that include monthly coloring and knitting programs, movies for teens and adults, music programs, author visits, a visit by a miniature horse and so much more!
Keep cool and enjoy the rest of the summer!
Catherine Coyne, Library Director
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. 
This month we will meet on August 3rd.
The library provides soothing music, coloring books, colored pencils, markers and crayons.
Knitting Corner

Join us twice this month on Monday, August 7 and 28 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.
Vision Board Workshop

Summer is a great time to dream. The long, sunny days give rise to our imaginations as we appreciate the good things in our life and consider what would make it even more wonderful. Join Life Coach Susan De Lorenzo for an evening of vision board creation on Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. We’ll supply the materials, but feel free to bring magazines that can be cut up and pasted onto poster board. In addition, we’ll have markers and paper to embellish with or to create other expressions (such as mandalas) of the life we’d love to be living.  A fun activity for all ages, and for individuals, couples or families!
This program is open to all ages.

Library Book Club

The library book club will be meeting on Thur., August 17 at 7 p.m. for a rescheduled discussion of Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.
New members are always welcome.
To join our email list please Register Here

After School Teen Movie

Join us on  Fri., August 18 at 3:00 p.m. 
Starring Gary Oldman and Asa Butterfield.
Rated PG-13
Grades 6 – 12.

Teen End of the Summer Party

Teens, join us for an End-of-the-Summer Pizza Party on Mon., August 21 at 6:30 p.m.! Log some more books for your summer reading, win some prizes, share stories, do crafts, and enjoy some pizza!
Open to teens entering grades 6 to 12. This program is free.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Thursday Night Movie 

Have a movie night at the library on Thur. August 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Starring Sean Connery.
Rated PG-13 (2 hr. 16 min. run time)

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.

Mobile Hot Spots

The Mansfield Public Library has acquired 2 mobile hot spots that are available to Mansfield residents to check out with your library card.
The hot spots come in a protective case and include a USB cable and power adapter.
  • They can be checked out for 1 week, with no renewals.
  • Only Mansfield card holders may place a hold on the hotspots.
  • Due to high demand we are currently limiting the hotspots to once every 8 weeks per user.
  • Hot spots must be returned to the Mansfield Public Library and may not be put in the book drop.
Funded by The Friends of the Library

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“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”

-Peter Golkin, Public Information Officer, VA

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.