Things to do: Discuss a book, read a book or look for owls outdoors

Jan 31, 2019

While the Super Bowl may be this weekend’s main attraction, there are still other things to do besides the big game. 

Thursday, January 31

Dive into discussion on a book.

Rochester’s Cafe Parlez book club will meet at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Peter Heller’s book, “Celene.” Discuss the mystery-thriller with other book enthusiasts, and enjoy snacks.

Friday, February 1

Read a book in a very active fashion.

The Sippican Lands Trust invites families to its Peirson Woods property at 1 Front Street to read Jane Yolen’s “Owl Moon.”  Though children won’t find any books on the property, they’ll find a post with a laminated version of the first page along the trail… then a little further down, another post with another page. The pages will be there until March 1, and the Lands Trust invites families to walk the trail and read the story anytime from dawn to dusk.

Saturday, February 2

Take your child to the library. 

The Mattapoisett Public Library will be hosting a special Take Your Child to the Library day, with prizes and a variety of activities for children. The event offers tri-town residents the chance to make a personalized bookmark, go on a scavenger hunt, build with legos, explore the STEAM center, play educational computer games, put on a puppet show, and make a variety of crafts. Families can attend the event anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Sunday, February 3

Take walk with owls.

Join the Sippican Lands Trust for a winter “Superb-Owl” Walk in honor of Super Bowl Sunday.  The walk on the railroad bed and paths behind the Marion Institute and Baldwin Brothers will start at 4 p.m. at 202 Spring Street and end by 5:30 p.m., for participants to head off for the Patriots-Rams’ kick-off. Owls are busy with their nesting time and hopefully calling more than often. This 1.5 to 2 mile walk is free and no registration is required. The walk is weather-dependent and participants should be dressed for muddy paths and/or frozen stretches. Headlamps or flashlights are suggested for the walk back. If the walk is cancelled information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page.