Upcoming events at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has announced several events for the month of October. For a full list of programs, visit library at 7 Barstow St. or visit its website.
Traditional Irish Music Session
On Sunday, Oct. 14, local musicians and Irish music enthusiasts will hold an open session. The event is free and open to all residents.
Get Crafty with Old Books
On Friday, Oct. 19, the library will host a Halloween celebration with treats and crafts from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Library staff will have all the supplies and the event is for ages 12 to adult.
Visiting Poet to Present Lecture and Reading
On Friday, Oct. 19, Poet Josephine Yu, author of “Prayer Book of the Anxious,” will present a lecture at 4 p.m. titled, “Sister Arts: A Discussion of Poetry about Paintings.” The lecture is open to the public and part of the Purrington Lecture Series sponsored by the Mattapoisett Library Trust.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, Dr. Yu will read her work and hold a book signing at the library beginning at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library.
Library Book Discussion Group
The library group will hold a discussion of Susanna Kearsley’s “Bellewether” on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The group meets on the third Sunday of each month and meetings are open to the public.
Facebook Settings: Control Your Privacy
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., John Theriault, founder of the company Truventis, will discuss how to manage Facebook settings to get the most out of the social media platform while maintaining privacy. The program is free and open to the public. To register, call 508-758-4171.
History of Photography Lecture
On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., professional photographer Liz Waring will present “Focus on Photos: The History of Photography.” The talk, with visual presentation, will cover facts, well-known photographers, and developments in the medium.