Mattapoisett Library hosts varied events in December

Nov 22, 2021

Mattapoisett Free Public Library offers programs for all ages in December.

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, the local author spotlight features Derek DeCosta, author of “The Moonlight King,” an autobiographical account of DeCosta’s harrowing childhood. DeCosta will talk about the book and the process of writing and publishing his story.

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 17, the library would appreciate donations of supplies for an upcoming event. Donations of surplus holiday wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, gift tissue, gift bags, gift boxes, tags and tape are welcome.

Storytots story time takes place at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. This weekly presentation of short stories and songs will end its fall run on Thursday, Dec. 16. Story times will resume in January after the holidays.

Dungeons & Dragons players should register for the two sessions offered at 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 4 and 18. New players are always welcome. Contact Michelle Skaar at for the details.

Craft Tuesdays at the Makerspace continues with holiday-themed crafts from 3 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday in December. Teens and tweens can fashion a quick craft with no registration required.

The Purrington Lecture Series presents Michael Tougias at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, virtually through Zoom. Tougias will talk about his book, “The Waters Between Us: A Boy, a Father, Outdoor Misadventures, and the Healing Power of Nature.’’  Anyone interested in attending needs to register through the library’s online calendar of events to get the Zoom link.

The Children’s Department is bringing back the popular crafting event, “Make a Candy Lighthouse,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Parents need to register their children for one timed session. Space will be limited at each of the four sessions. Adults need to assist children younger than 5.

The Graphic Novel Book Club, for ages 9 and older, continues with a meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, to discuss “Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter’’ by Rich Moyer. A snack and an activity along with a short discussion of the book will be featured. Register online through the calendar of events to participate and stop by the library to grab a copy of the book once registered.

Well-Read Wednesday, a nonfiction book discussion group for adults, meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 to discuss Amy Klobuchar’s “Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age.’’ Copies of the title are available at the library. Registration is not required, but new members are encouraged to join the email list.  Send an email to Jennifer Jones at to be added and get updates about this group.

Visitors can get into the holiday spirit with a lively presentation of music for the season courtesy of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Trio at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Musicians EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin, Gillian Gallagher, viola, and Peter Zay, cello, will play a selection of holiday music.

A gift wrapping party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. The party is open to parents or anyone who needs space away from prying eyes in which to wrap presents. Cocoa, holiday music and holiday movies will be provided, as will the supplies needed to get everything wrapped in time for the holiday. No registration is required.

Call the library at (508) 758-4171 or email if you have questions about any of these events.