Trivia Contest Winner! Jameson Hughes

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 our universe. Do you know what the name of our home galaxy is? Our first winner of the season, Jameson Hughes, age 6, of Mashpee, knew the answer is the Milky Way. He correctly answered all of the questions and he has won a “A Universe of Stories” T-shirt. Congratulations Jameson. Stop by the Children’s Room for a new Trivia Contest each week. You might win a T-shirt!

Celebrate NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Historic Moon Landing with a Live Webcast Event on Monday, July 15, at 4 PM

Many people will always remember where they were when they watched Neil Armstrong say those famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On July 20 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission. Despite 50 years and the amazing advances in technology since that time, the story of Apollo 11’s journey is still a shining example of scientific achievement and American ingenuity.

Join us on July 15 from 4 to 5 PM as we tune into a live webcast event with Dr. Carter Emmart, the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, to discuss the Apollo 11 mission. What was the exact sequence of events that transpired? Where did they land on the moon? What was needed to ensure a safe return to Earth? Dr. Emmart will provide a guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. The webcast was organized by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.

Dinoman Space!

Thursday, July 18 at 4 PM

“Through the solar system and beyond!”… is exactly where Dinoman takes his audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens. The eight classical planets are visited and investigated—as well as Pluto, gravity, and the incredible cold of space. Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish to give students a truly unique view of the solar system. This program is supported by a grant from the Mashpee Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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 31st and the winner will be announced on September 3. Call 508-539-1435 or email for information.

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 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 under. 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, join us for Ninja Kidz! This exciting session incorporates Ninja 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

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 under 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, we will be showing a Disney adventure about five adorable golden retriever pups and their trip to the moon. One small step for dogkind, one cute adventure for kids. 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 G and recommended for ages 5 and up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film. Running time is 84 minutes.

Space Themed Taste Test Challenge

Saturday, July 27 from 3 to 4 PM

Join us for a space-themed taste test challenge. Can you identify the food and candy while blindfolded? The only clue you will have is that it is named after something space related. Test your taste buds against your friends. Whoever identifies the most sweets correctly will the taste test champion prize. Drop in, no registration required. For ages 11-17.

Reserve a Museum Pass for Heritage Museums and Gardens

Every July, the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich celebrates one of the Cape’s most beloved flowers—the hydrangea. Heritage Gardens is famous for its hydrangeas. They are home to the North American Hydrangea Test Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society’s Display Garden. Overall, they have eight species and more than 170 exceptional cultivars.

Come see them all at the 2019 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, running today through the 21st. The festival includes an overview of hydrangea basics, pruning demonstrations, a book signing with Joan Harrison, author of “Heavenly Hydrangeas”—and much more.

Before you go, reserve a museum pass from the Mashpee Library. Our Heritage pass provides 50 percent off regular general admission for two adults and four youths. (Not valid on special events or programs that incur a fee.) You can reserve your pass on our website,, over the phone, 508-539-1435, or stop by and see us.

The library is pleased to announce a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free RMV practice tests to our library patrons. This program includes free permit practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, and a CDL practice test, all written specifically based on Massachusetts RMV materials. The up-to-date MA Driver’s Handbook, MA Motorcycle Guide and the MA CDL Handbook are also available. is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into mp3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

To give it a try, go to our website,, click on Online Resources under the Resources menu and look for the link.

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