The portion of Steeple Street directly in front of the Mashpee Public Library from Job’s Fishing Road to the library’s driveway will be closed to through traffic all day and evening on Friday, August 9, to facilitate the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce’s annual La Tavola dinner event. The library’s driveway and parking lot will be fully operational throughout the day, and patrons will be able to access the building and parking lot by approaching and exiting Steeple Street via Mashpee Commons’ roadways. The library will remain open to the public for its normally scheduled hours of 9 AM to 5 PM. The library building and facilities (bathrooms) will not be open to the public or to guests attending La Tavola that evening. The chamber will provide portable facilities for guest use.

Young Adult Escape Room—”Meet The Aliens”

Saturday, August 10, at 3:15 PM

Grab a friend and come to the library for a truly out of this world escape room challenge! You and your space crew are on a mission to represent the planet Earth in the first-ever meeting of human and alien kind. But the gift you brought as a peace offering is locked up! Can you use your knowledge of aliens to unlock the box and prevent offended aliens from attacking Earth? You have 45 minutes.

This program is for youngsters ages 11 to 17. To register, please call 508-539-1435 or email Limited to 10 participants.

Pitter Patter Puppet Show

Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 AM

Join us at the library for a Pitter Patter Puppet Show! Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppetry performance includes hands-on interactive participation to encourage early literacy skills. Silly songs, storytelling, and rhymes are all part of the show! Great family fun for all ages! This free event is sponsored by The Mashpee Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

Trivia Contest Winner — Madison Foley

Join us at the Mashpee Public Library this summer as we celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories.” When you’re at the library, you can try your luck at our weekly Trivia Contest. Last week’s questions were all about the First Moon landing. Do you know what the name of the first mission to land on the moon was? Our winner last week, Madison Foley, age 11, of Mashpee, knew the answer is Apollo 11. She correctly answered all of the questions and has won an “A Universe of Stories” T-shirt. Congratulations, Madison! Stop by the Children’s Room for a new Trivia Contest each week. You might win a T-shirt!

Fitness Fun And Free Lunch

Mondays: Through August 19 at 11 AM

Join us on the Village Green across the street from the library every Monday through August 19, this summer for some Fitness Fun and Free Lunch. Each week we will have a different fitness instructor to provide an educational enrichment program to promote learning, exercise and fitness activities for children age 18 and younger. Fitness instruction will begin at 11 AM and the free lunch will be served at 11:45 AM. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch as well. The complete schedule can be viewed at

On Monday, August 12, get ready for Jedi Training! This exciting session incorporates Jedi skills with fun activities! Fitness Fun is made possible with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Movie And Free Lunch

Wednesdays: Through August 21 at 11:45 AM

Join us every Wednesday this summer for a full-length feature film and free lunch in the cool, air-conditioned Event Room. Free lunch for children and teens age 18 and younger will be served at 11:45 AM and the movie begins at noon. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch as well.

On Wednesday, August 14, we will be showing the sequel to 2014’s hit “The LEGO Movie.” Like the original, it’s a funny, entertaining adventure that centers on Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Lucy (Elizabeth Banks). Families will unquestionably be invested in Emmet and Lucy’s latest round of adventures, and they’ll love the nonstop use of creative LEGO vehicles, tools, and other imaginative brickwork. 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! This movie is rated PG and recommended for age 6 and older. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film. Running time is 106 minutes.

Artist Of The Month: Soar Without Limits; Heal Through The Arts

The artwork of Soar Without Limits will be on display in the library Event Room from August 5 through 27. Soar Without Limits; Heal Through the Arts gives voice to the stories, dreams, and aspirations of people with disabilities. Through artwork, creativity is celebrated and thoughts and expression of life are validated. Plan some extra time in your library visit to view this inspirational exhibit!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mashpee Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Feed The Butterflies At Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History!

Through the end of August, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers butterfly feeding several times daily in its Butterfly House. Holding a sponge soaked in juice, participants can have an up-close look at the butterflies as they drink. You may see several common butterflies like monarchs and painted ladies as well butterflies native to Cape Cod. Be sure to have your camera ready for this wonderful nature experience and photo opportunity.

Butterfly feeding is offered Monday through Friday at 10 AM, noon and 2 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1 PM. It is a $6 fee and reservations are recommended. Visit for more information.

Before your visit be sure to reserve a museum pass from the Mashpee Library. Our Museum of Natural History Pass provides a discount on general admission for up to four visitors, age 3 and older. With the pass, admission per person is $4 for children ages 3 through 12, $7 for ages 13 through 64 and $5 for ages 65 and older. The pass will need to be returned by the day after the reservation. Stop by our circulation desk and we can help you or make a reservation anytime through our website—

A Universe Of Stories — Summer Reading For Grades 7-12

Summer reading is Sirius-ly far out! Truly, the amount you can learn from books, it’s astronomical! Read what the astronauts read — comet books! We were going to add another space pun here, but we forgot to planet.

We Apollo-gize for all of the space jokes, we just wanted to let you know about the Summer Reading program for grades 7 to 12, so let’s launch into it.

● Visit this site: to register.

● Read a book! You can choose a book from your summer reading list, a book from your favorite author or a new, exciting read.

● Review the book. Was it out of this world or did it just take up space? For each book review you post online, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift card. The more books you read, the more reviews you post, the greater your chances of winning! This program runs through August 31 and the winner will be announced on September 3. Call 508-539-1435 or email for more information.

Try Gale Legal Forms

Did you know that you can access Gale Legal Forms for free through the Mashpee Library? This database provides information about common legal procedures as well as the required forms. It offers Massachusetts specific attorney forms—officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format, so you just need to fill in the blanks.

Gale Legal Forms address basic legal matters, such as developing a will, conducting real estate transactions including rental or lease agreements, and more. Visit our website, (with your Mashpee Library card handy) and select “e-resources” to access the thousands of customizable online legal documents that are available anytime, anywhere.

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