Events

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Friends of the Mansfield Public Library Book Sale 9:00 am
Friends of the Mansfield Public Library Book Sale
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stop by the Buchanan Auditorium for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale! Money earned from the book sale is donated to Mansfield Library and is used to purchase books and other library materials. You get a bargain, and
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
Backgammon Open House 11:00 am
Backgammon Open House @ Library Express
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Backgammon Open House @ Library Express
Join the Coventry Backgammon Club for a free backgammon tournament at 11 am! 7 point matches – Beginners welcome Free – No entry fee/No prizes Free lessons/No dues 2 hours free parking available in the garage. For more information visit:
Showcase Presentation: Roushan Abdi from Syria 2:00 pm
Showcase Presentation: Roushan Abdi from Syria
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm
Mansfield Public Library and Vernon Regional Adult Based Education are working in partnership to bring enrichment opportunities to the community. We will be showcasing local immigrants to meet, greet and learn about certain aspect of their rich cultures. Join us
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Friends of the Mansfield Public Library Book Sale 9:00 am
Friends of the Mansfield Public Library Book Sale
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stop by the Buchanan Auditorium for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale! Money earned from the book sale is donated to Mansfield Library and is used to purchase books and other library materials. You get a bargain, and
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Matt’s Monday Matinee 1:00 pm
Matt’s Monday Matinee
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Until Reel to Real resumes in the Fall, Mansfield Public Library Assistant, Matt Ockmond, has agreed to expand his monthly film screening and discussion with an additional meeting on the first Mondays of the month. Please join us for intriguing
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Free Yoga Course 10:00 am
Free Yoga Course
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taught by Blanche Johnson Mansfield Public Library will offer a free 14-week yoga course in the Buchanan Auditorium this fall. The course is developed to support those interested to establish and/or deepen their yoga practice and knowledge. The course will go beyond the familiar physical
Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
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Cookbook Book Club 6:30 pm
Cookbook Book Club
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Do you love to cook? Do you love to eat what you cook? Join the Mansfield Public Library Cookbook Book Club! Our topic this meeting will be breads! Bring your old favorite or a new recipe to share. Cookbooks are
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“Canteen Tales” with puppeteer Shane McNeal 10:30 am
“Canteen Tales” with puppeteer Shane McNeal
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn the story of the valiant, but timid, Knight Toby and his Quest for the Golden Spork. Puppeteer Shane McNeal, from UConn’s Puppet Arts program, tells this original story with puppets crafted from common kitchen implements. Shane has an
Storrs Farmers Market 3:00 pm
Storrs Farmers Market
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Since 1994, Storrs Farmers Market has been proud to provide the greater Mansfield community with fresh, local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more. Everything sold at Storrs Farmers Market is grown and produced in Connecticut, so the offerings change
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Cartooning workshop with Jerry Craft 2:00 pm
Cartooning workshop with Jerry Craft
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cartoonist and author Jerry Craft returns by popular demand! Learn the tricks and techniques of cartooning from a pro, as Jerry demonstrates his own style step by step, and helps you develop your own cartoons.  Jerry is a great teacher
Board Game Night 6:00 pm
Board Game Night @ Library Express
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board Game Night @ Library Express
Board Game Night at the Library Express! Enjoy board games in a fun and relaxed setting. Bring your own games or play one of ours. Teens ( accompanied by an adult) and adults welcome. 2 hours free parking available in
Mansfield Public Library Book Discussion 6:00 pm
Mansfield Public Library Book Discussion
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All are welcome to join us in the library program room for our annual potluck supper where we will also choose new books for the year. There will also be a brief discussion of the April book, The Little Paris
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Free Yoga Course 10:00 am
Free Yoga Course
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taught by Blanche Johnson Mansfield Public Library will offer a free 14-week yoga course in the Buchanan Auditorium this fall. The course is developed to support those interested to establish and/or deepen their yoga practice and knowledge. The course will go beyond the familiar physical
Come to a Clifford Party 10:30 am
Come to a Clifford Party
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Do you love Clifford the Big Red Dog? Come to our Clifford party and hear some stories, and enjoy crafts and activities. We even have some stuffed Cliffords to give away!
Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
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Puppet Making Workshop 1:00 pm
Puppet Making Workshop
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make your own butterfly glove or mitten puppet at this workshop led by Karen Lank.  We’ll use a variety of materials to decorate our puppets, and will show a variety of construction techniques. Kids can even try some simple sewing
Mansfield Film Discussion 7:00 pm
Mansfield Film Discussion
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
On the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm the Mansfield Library shows a film in the Buchanan Auditorium with a discussion afterword. For April we will be showing a movie that distinguished itself by winning many of the biggest
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Library CLOSED
Library CLOSED
Apr 14 all-day
The library is closed for Good Friday.
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
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After School Earth Day Fun: Feed the Birds 4:00 pm
After School Earth Day Fun: Feed the Birds
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Birds feeders are fun to make and a great way to keep our feathered friends happy. We’ll celebrate Earth Day by making easy feeders using cardboard tubes, ice cream cones, yogurt containers and more.
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Free Yoga Course 10:00 am
Free Yoga Course
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taught by Blanche Johnson Mansfield Public Library will offer a free 14-week yoga course in the Buchanan Auditorium this fall. The course is developed to support those interested to establish and/or deepen their yoga practice and knowledge. The course will go beyond the familiar physical
Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
Lunch with Lincoln Center 1:00 pm
Lunch with Lincoln Center
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
For our April Lincoln Center program, we present a recorded performance tribute to Highway 61 Revisited, the album that changed the way we hear rock, folk, and blues, and became the defining soundtrack for a generation, bursts into new life
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Your Behavior: Why You Do the Things You Do, Presented by Richard H. Pfau, Ph.D. 6:30 pm
Your Behavior: Why You Do the Things You Do, Presented by Richard H. Pfau, Ph.D.
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm
Ever wonder why you do the things you do?  This talk will help you understand why you do the things you do and why others do what they do too. Based on an approach that will take you beyond the
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
Storrs Farmers Market 3:00 pm
Storrs Farmers Market
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Since 1994, Storrs Farmers Market has been proud to provide the greater Mansfield community with fresh, local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more. Everything sold at Storrs Farmers Market is grown and produced in Connecticut, so the offerings change
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Money Smart Week: Banking Scams for Seniors 2:00 pm
Money Smart Week: Banking Scams for Seniors
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm
The Grandparent Scam – The Lottery Scam – The IRS Scam…  These all share a common goal:  to access your personal financial information and steal your hard-earned money. Don’t let con artists get the best of you.  Join Kathleen Titsworth
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Free Yoga Course 10:00 am
Free Yoga Course
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taught by Blanche Johnson Mansfield Public Library will offer a free 14-week yoga course in the Buchanan Auditorium this fall. The course is developed to support those interested to establish and/or deepen their yoga practice and knowledge. The course will go beyond the familiar physical
Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
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Artists Live Reception 5:00 pm
Artists Live Reception @ Library Express
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artists Live Reception @ Library Express
Join us on the final Friday of April for an artist discussion with this month’s featured artist, Anne Eisner. Artists Live is a visual arts program, which features award-winning Connecticut artists in month-long exhibitions starting the first Friday of each
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
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