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

Books In Bloom

Join us for our 3rd annual Books in Bloom event at the Mansfield Public Library! Check out beautiful book displays that are “blooming” to life and vote for your favorite display. Book displays will be displayed throughout the whole library for the month of May and are designed by library staff, Mansfield Garden Club, QMS Book Chat Group and Helping Hands Florist in Plainville, MA.

Enter to win a raffle basket! All winners will be announced on our event day, Saturday May 19. Activities on the Books in Bloom event day will include the Garden Club of Mansfield’s 23rd Annual Gardening on the Green Sale at Town Hall in the morning, a mosaic workshop, raffle baskets, and The Friends of the Library will be selling books all about gardening!
Don’t miss out on all these fun activities!

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Monthly Library Programs
Coloring Club
May 3 & 17, 5 p.m.
Thursday Night at the Movies
May 10 & 24, 6 p.m.
Knitting Corner
May 14, 6:30 p.m.

Library Book Discussion Groups

Library Book Club –May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

The last days of Café Leila : a novel 
by Donia BijanA woman, Noor, visits her native Iran for the first time in three decades with her sulky, rebellious teenage daughter, Lily, who becomes caught up in the dangerous balance between grace and brutal violence that have taken hold of Tehran.
 
Click on Cover to Place a Hold!

 

Non-Fiction Book Club–May 21, 6:30 p.m.

The Lost City of the Monkey God : a true story
by Douglas J PrestonRecounts how the author and a team of scientists discovered a legendary sacred city, the Lost City of the Monkey God, hidden deep in the Honduran jungle.
 
 Click on Cover to Place a Hold!
KIDS
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
Multi-age
Thursdays at 10:30
Story Time
Ages 3 and up
Fridays at 10:15
Flowers for Mom
May 10, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Drop in and make something for mom. All Ages.
Bird Beak Diner
May 21, 10:30 a.m.
Presented by Moose Hill Science and nature
Ages 3 – 5. Register Here

Matt Heaton Sing-Along
for ages 0 – 5
May 7, 10:00 a.m.
 
Mosaic Suncatchers 
May 19, 10:30 a.m.

Discovery Workshop

Grades K – 4
May 15, 4:00 p.m.
Register Here
 
 The Unlikely Strummers
Ukulele Music
May 5, 11 a.m.

Passport to India Art and Dance
Folk dance performance
May 18, 4 p.m.
TEENS
Programs just for grades 6-12. See all of our programs on our online calendar.

Teen Crafternoon

May 15, 3 p.m.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
ADULTS
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Digital Photography
Workshop
Register Here
May 7, 6:30 p.m.
Bachata Dance Class
May 21, 6:30 p.m.

Writing Workshop for Adults
May 14, 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by local author Vlad Zachary
Register Here

ALL AGE PROGRAMS

Promise Is Hope 
New England’s finest folk duo
May 3, 6:30 p.m.
The Unlikely Strummers
Ukulele Music
May 5, 11 a.m.
Passport to India Art and Dance
Folk dance performance
May 18, 4 p.m.

Mosaic Suncatchers 
May 19, 10:30 a.m.
The Library
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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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