Mattapoisett Free Public Library September events

Sep 13, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — From story times to craft days and book clubs, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library has events to keep kids, teens and adults busy in September.

September is library card sign-up month and the Mattapoisett Library invites you to come in and learn about everything a library card can get you, including: books and magazines, online access to e-books and audio books, music streaming and downloads, internet and computer access, and more.

For kids, the library will hold a host of events this month:

On Saturday, Sept. 18, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day at the library. Drop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a pirate joke treasure hunt with small prizes and simple crafts. All ages welcome, no registration required.

Storytots will feature songs, stories and finger plays for children 0 to 3 years old on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting Sept. 16. Seating is limited and registration is recommended.

On Fridays at 10:30 a.m., kids 5 years old and younger can enjoy Songs and Stories with Miss Chris. Seating is limited and registration is recommended.

The library also has a drop in craft table and a storywalk available for kids anytime. And the 1,000 books before kindergarten challenge is great for getting young readers ready for school.

For teens, the library will host Craft Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. starting Sept. 14. The first event will be origami, followed by assorted mandalas on Sept. 21 and magazine collages on Sept. 28. No registration required.

There is also a button maker available in the makerspace where library staff can help anyone craft their own custom buttons.

For adults, the Fiction Book Club will meet on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. Contact for more information.

The cookbook club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this month’s book, Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman. Contact for more information.

The nonfiction book club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura.” The meeting will be hybrid on Zoom and in-person and copies are still available at the circulation desk. Contact for details.