At this time, the Mashpee Public Library building remains closed to the public. Staff are working in the building Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, can be reached by email at mpl_mail@clamsnet.org and will respond as quickly as possible. If you have questions about your library card account or materials you have already checked out, you can call us at 508-539-1435, extension 3000. Please visit www.mashpeelibrary.org for updates and to explore the many free online resources available with your CLAMS library card. If you have questions about accessing online resources, please call 508-539-1435, extension 3003.

Curbside Pickup is available Monday through Friday from 10 AM to noon and from 1 to 4 PM for items placed on hold. Please wait until you receive a notice that your items are ready for pickup before coming to the library. We are only able to check out holds that have been made in advance and will not be able to fulfill in-person requests. We thank you for your understanding, patience and help as we all work through this together.

Last Monday Movie Discussion Group – Monday, July 27, at 4 PM

Attention all movie lovers: we are excited to start our “Last Monday Movie Discussion Group.” This (virtual) group meets via Zoom on the last Monday of every month to discuss a popular movie, documentary or series. All films are available through the library’s movie streaming service, Kanopy. For our first meeting, we will be discussing the Hitchcock classic “Dial M for Murder.” This 1954 thriller tells the story of ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice and his plan to have his cheating wife killed. He recruits acquaintance Charles Swann into helping him, but their plan goes terribly wrong. Can Wendice weasel his way out of his “perfect crime”? Starring Ray Miland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings, this suspenseful favorite promises an entertaining and insightful discussion. Ready to join in? Call us at 508-539-1435 or email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up, and we will send you an email with the Zoom login information. If you are interested in joining but unfamiliar with Kanopy please contact us, we are happy to provide instructions to get you started.

StoryWalk – Monday, July 20, 10 AM to Noon

This summer families are invited to join us on Mondays on the Village Green across the street from the library for a StoryWalk. This is a great opportunity to visit the library while still remaining socially distant. What is a StoryWalk? It is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes that are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. This Monday, families can enjoy the book “Dear Mr. Blueberry” by Simon James. A take-home craft for children will be provided at the end of the StoryWalk by the Mashpee Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in cooperation with the Kellogg Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition.

LEGO Club – Join the Virtual Block Party

Since we miss seeing all of our LEGO Club friends at the library every Tuesday, we’ve started a virtual block party so that you can participate from home. The library will provide a weekly challenge, and you provide the creativity. Make your LEGO creation at home, take a picture of your project and then email your picture to jburke@clamsnet.org. We will post your picture on the library’s website, and you can see the creations of other LEGO Club friends at www.mashpeepubliclibrary.org. All ages are welcome to join.

This Week’s LEGO Club Challenge

How does your garden grow? What kind of garden can you create out of LEGOs? A flower garden, a vegetable garden or maybe a butterfly garden—show us your creativity!

Magazines Available in Libby and Overdrive

Looking for a little light reading? Did you know that you can use the Overdrive or Libby apps to read magazines? We have a large collection of magazines covering a wide range of topics. Examples include cooking (Food Network Magazine, Saveur and Simple and Delicious); lifestyle (O: The Oprah Magazine, Elle Decor and Esquire); business (Forbes, Kiplinger’s and Inc.); health (Yoga Journal, Men’s Health and Clean Eating); and travel (Lonely Planet, Backpacker and Outside). Just sign in to your Libby or Overdrive app to browse and borrow. All titles are always available with no wait lists, and they don’t count toward your five-item borrow limit. If you would like help borrowing magazines or setting up Libby or Overdrive on your device, please email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org.

Summer Reading Program for Young Adults

Are you looking to help out your community this summer? If you are an incoming 7th to 12th grader, you can make a difference and enjoy a book at the same time. The library is excited to share our summer “Read, Review, Help” program with you. Every book you read and review will benefit the Food Pantry at Christ the King Parish and help them support your Mashpee neighbors. It doesn’t matter if it is your required summer reading, a fun graphic novel, an audiobook or your favorite novel—all books count. First, register by clicking the summer reading icon at www.mashpeelibrary.org. Second, read a book from your summer reading list, one from your favorite author or an exciting new read. Third, review the book. We aren’t looking for a full report, just a couple of sentences telling us whether you liked the book or not. For each book review you post, the Friends of the Mashpee Library will donate $1 to Christ the King Food Pantry up to $500. Finally, read and review another book. There is no limit to how many reviews you can post.

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