The library will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day. We will reopen regular hours, 10 AM to 7 PM, on Tuesday, October 15.

October Artist of the Month

The library is excited to host the Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum & Cultural Center for the month of October. Our first floor display case near the Steeple Street entrance will feature a Cape Verdean Artifacts Display and artwork created by Dana DeBarros will be on display in the Event Room.

Join the group for a reception on Saturday, October 19 from 2 to 4 PM and enjoy a painting demonstration by Mr. DeBarros. All are welcome.

MPL Concert Series Presents: Crowes Pasture

Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 3 PM—A roots-infused, folk duo, Crowes Pasture performs original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Hailing from Boston, the romantic clawhammer banjo playing by Monique Byrne and expressive guitar picking by Andy Rogovin are enlivened by their personal chemistry and emotionally eloquent vocals. Add to that, their tightly blended vocal harmonies and unique instrumental style that can only be described as a “banjo-guitar romance.” Check out This concert is free and open to all ages.

Family Story Time

Saturday, October 12 at 10:30 AM—Celebrate Autumn. Join us for stories, songs and craft activities. Fun for all ages.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Mystic Aquarium’s “Fiesta del Oceano”

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15 through October 15 to honor the stories, culture and contributions of Americans of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean and Central and South American ancestry. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, head to the Mystic Aquarium on Saturday, October 12 from 11 AM to 3 PM for “Fiesta del Oceano.”

This celebration includes live music from local band Grupo Tentacion. Learn to dance the salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia from the band. Dora the Explorer will be there as well, so be sure to bring your camera.

If you can’t make it for the “Fiesta del Oceano,” be sure to plan a visit on another date. With penguins, alligators, frogs, sea lions, seals, beluga whales, rays, and so many other animals, the Mystic Aquarium has something for everyone.

Before you go, be sure to stop by the library and check out our Mystic Aquarium museum pass. The pass admits two adults at $6 off and two children (ages 3-17) at $4 off admission. Visit to make a reservation.

Fiber Arts Fun—Surface Design Photo Transfers on Wood

Thursday, October 17 at 10:30 AM—Explore the fun and beautiful process of transferring any photo to wood. This is great for special gifts or a beautiful one-of-a-kind addition to your home. You will learn three different mediums to use for transfers. All materials are provided.

Call the library at 508-539-1435 or email to register. Fiber Arts classes are limited to Mashpee residents.

MCBA Book Club

Thursday, October 17 from 4:30-5:30 PM—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, October 17 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 five titles in order to be eligible to vote for their favorite book.

This month we are reading “Book Uncle and Me” by Uma Krishnaswami. Every day, Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library on the street corner. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. What can she do? Space is limited and registration is required. Call 508-539-1435 extension 3001 or email

Questions About Your Phone, Computer, iPad or Other Device?

Saturday, October 19 from 10:30-11:30 AM—The Mashpee Middle High Techsperts can help. They will walk you through everything from computer basics and device questions to navigating social media sites. The Techsperts will be at the library on Saturday, October 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. No appointment is necessary. Come by our Young Adult Room and we will pair you with a Techspert. Just bring your device and your questions.

Day of the Dead Workshop for Young Adults

Saturday, October 19 from 2 to 3 PM—Join us for our Day of the Dead Workshop. Celebrated primarily in Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a public holiday when families come together to honor and celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones. Join the Pop Up Art School and create a memorial like those made for Día de los Muertos! You’ll also learn the history and traditions behind the Day of the Dead. All supplies are included. For ages 11-17. Registration is required. Please contact or call 508-539-1435 to sign up.

Join the Mashpee Library Youth Advisory Board

Saturday, October 19 from noon to 1 PM—Are you looking for a fun way to get some school volunteer hours? What about a great item for your college resume? Maybe you would like to have some input into which video games, movies or books are at the library? Or do you just want to hang out with other kids and enjoy some free snacks, games and activities?

All of these are great reasons to join our Youth Advisory Group! Kids age 11 to 17 are welcome to join. Come to our first Mashpee Library Youth Advisory Group Meeting on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 1 PM. We will have pizza and prizes. For information, email or call 508-539-1435 extension 3003.

“After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag: Free, Unlimited E-Book Access

Exciting news for e-book lovers, the American Library Association has announced a new Libraries Transform Book Pick. In partnership with Rakuten OverDrive, they will be offering free, unlimited access to a new e-book. This means no holds or wait lists—read it right away.

Their first e-book title is “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. This adventure novel is set about a hundred years in the future. Floods have covered nearly all of America, leaving the entire population to living on the seas or in mountain colonies. The protagonist, Myra, lives on a small boat with her seven-year-old daughter, Pearl. They only visit land to trade for supplies, as it has become a dangerous place. Myra has an older daughter, Row, that she lost seven years ago when the floods overtook their Nebraska home. In a chance encounter with a stranger, Myra learns that Row may still be alive and living in an encampment near the Arctic Circle. Myra is determined to go after Row, but that becomes complicated as she unites with the crew of a larger ship, looking to restart in a safe place. Myra has to decide whether putting the crew and Pearl in danger is worth saving Row.

This debut novel, perfect for book clubs, will be available to download anytime through October 21 for Overdrive and Libby users. If you would like to learn how to get free library e-books on your device, call 508-539-1435 or stop by our reference desk. We are happy to help you get started!

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