Family Story Time: Stuffed Animal Adventure

How would you like to bring your favorite stuffed animal to story time at the library?! Join us Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 AM and together we will enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Fun for all ages!

Aww, Shucks: All About Oysters

Oysters are not only tasty culinary treats, but they also help in cleaning up Mashpee’s coastal waters. Oysters are efficient filter feeders that help remove excess nitrogen by incorporating it into their shells and tissue as they grow. Representatives from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Mashpee Department of Natural Resources will be at the library to provide information about nitrogen remediation. Learn how you can join Mashpee’s volunteer force helping to propagate oysters. Saturday, April 13 from 2 to 3 PM.

You’re Invited To The Library’s Birthday Party!

Our new building opened on April 16, 2010, and we will be marking the occasion during school vacation week on Thursday, April 18 from noon to 4 PM. Everyone is invited to join us for cupcakes and to play The Selander Mini Golf Open throughout the library.

This free day of fun is provided courtesy of the Friends of the Mashpee Library and through the generous sponsorship of many local businesses and merchants. It will be fun for the whole family. Mark the date and help us celebrate.

Popcorn And A Movie

Get ready to enjoy the big screen and sound system at the library on Friday, April 19 at 2 PM. We will be showing a movie starring Emily Blunt as everyone’s favorite magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her Cockney lamplighter pal. This film is a sweet, nostalgic, toe-tapping sequel to “Mary Poppins,” the Oscar-winning 1964 classic. Because of movie licensing regulations, we are not able to publish the exact title, however, you can give us a call at 508-539-1435 extension 3001 and we’ll let you know—if you haven’t already guessed. Bring a comfy pillow and watch the family fun. This movie is rated PG and recommended for age 6 and up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film. Running time is 130 minutes.

Full STEAM Ahead Presents: Simple Machines

What is a simple machine and how can it make our life easier? Join us at the library on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 AM to learn all about levers, pulleys, wedges, ramps, wheels and screws. And then use some of our new simple machine knowledge for engineering challenges! This is great family science fun with hands-on activities for ages 4 to 8. This free event is sponsored by the Mashpee Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant. Drop in; no registration is required.

Pathways To Success: Upcoming Job Seeker Programs For April

Our grant funded programs continue with the following:

• Tuesday, April 16, 2 to 3 PM—AUTHOR EVENT WITH DIANE SINGER

Diane will discuss her new book, “Where Will Your Next Steps Take You? A Guide to Discovering Yourself and Finding a Career That Fits.” Books will be available for purchase and signing.

• Wednesday, April 17, 1 to 4 PM—LINKEDIN FOR JOB SEEKERS

This class will cover an overview of social networking, how to set up a LinkedIn profile, and the importance of online reputation management. Learn how to connect with business professionals, get recommendations, tips for enhancing profiles, and how to post and share information. Registration is required. An email address is necessary to create your LinkedIn profile. Contact the staff at the second floor service desk if you need assistance.

• Thursday, April 25, 5:30 to 6:30 PM—ENCORE [r]EVOLUTION

Do you have a desire to do something more meaningful in your life or work, but you don’t know what that is? The answers are there, at your core. This session will provide some tips you can use to shift your perspective. Learn techniques you can begin to implement right away. Come to be energized and inspired to take control of your success!

• Saturday, April 27, 10 to 11 AM—LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

Learn how free library resources including Universal Class and Career Transitions can assist with your job search.

Registration is required for Pathways to Success programs. Call the library at 508-539-1435 or e-mail mpl_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up.

Pathways to Success programs are made possible with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Borrow Digital eBooks and Audio Books With Libby

Each month the Mashpee Library tries to highlight one of our wonderful electronic resources. This month we would like share information about Libby, the ebook and audio book app. Named one of Google Play’s Best Apps of 2017, the award-winning Libby is the “one-tap reading app” for libraries. Through Libby, library users can borrow free ebooks and audio books. Available for most tablets and mobile devices, all you need is your library card number and PIN and you can check out books anytime. It’s like having a library in your pocket!

Developed by the same company that brought us Overdrive, Libby has a straight forward layout and set-up. Simply download the app, enter your library information, pick a book, and READ! If you need help setting-up Libby on your device, we are happy to help. Call the reference desk at 508-539-1435 or e-mail mpl_mail@clamsnet.org and we can make a one-on-one appointment with you.

MCBA Book Club

The Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) Book Club at the Mashpee Public Library is for 4th through 6th graders who enjoy reading new books! We meet once a month and our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Salem State University founded the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award in 1975. Every year there are 25 nominated titles of recently published books, and children in grades 4 to 6 must read at least 5 titles in order to be eligible to vote for their favorite book.

This month we are reading “Because of Mr. Terupt” by Rob Buyea. This book features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special… until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything. It is an engaging story and anyone in grades 4 to 6 is welcome to join us. Just stop by the library and pick up a copy of this month’s book. For further information please call 508-539-1435 extension 3001 or e-mail jburke@clamsnet.org.

Plan Ahead For Library Closings

Mashpee Library will be closed on Monday, April 15 in observance of Patriots’ Day.

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