Events

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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Matt’s Monday Matinee 1:00 pm
Matt’s Monday Matinee
Jul 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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Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. On nice days we’ll also check out what’s happening in the children’s garden!
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Crafts for Kids: Aluminum foil painting 11:00 am
Crafts for Kids: Aluminum foil painting @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for some messy fun as we explore projects using tempera paint and aluminum foil. Expect some shiny results!
Tween/Family Board Games 3:00 pm
Tween/Family Board Games
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Thursdays, the T(w)een Space becomes a game room! Meet a friend or bring your family and play a game. You can play some of our games or bring your own. Children in middle school or higher may be dropped off
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for brief stories and songs followed by unstructured play for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Please note the time change- Toddler Time will run from 10:30 to 11:30 for the summer session.
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Mindful Mondays 3:30 pm
Mindful Mondays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join Katie Bell from Mansfield Youth Services for a fun, family-friendly introduction to mindfulness through storytelling, movement, meditation and crafts. Each program is different; come to as many as you can. For children 2nd grade and up with a caregiver.
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Chemistry Fun for Kids 3:00 pm
Chemistry Fun for Kids @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Budding scientists will love this hands-on program presented by Julia Sherman and her E.O. Smith Science Wizards. Visit a variety of chemistry stations and enjoy kid-friendly hands-on activities and demonstrations, including secret writing, oobleck, and various other stuff that pops
T(w)een Space 3:00 pm
T(w)een Space
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come hang out! Meet your friends, watch a movie or play some games. Don’t forget to enter the weekly contests while you’re here! The T(w)een Space is reserved for use by children entering middle school or higher. Parents may drop their
Mansfield Public Library Book Discussion 6:45 pm
Mansfield Public Library Book Discussion
Jul 11 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell Multiple copies available at the circulation desk.
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Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. On nice days we’ll also check out what’s happening in the children’s garden!
T(w)een Space 1:00 pm
T(w)een Space
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays are craft days in the T(w)een Space! Drop in to make different each week. Supplies are limited, so plan to start at 1:00! June 28: T-shirt bags (bring your own T-shirt) *note: there will be no craft on July
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Crafts for Kids: Crafty yarn creations 11:00 am
Crafts for Kids: Crafty yarn creations @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You can be endlessly creative with yarn, even when you’re not knitting. Make yarn paintings, yarn wrapped butterflies and other critters, and more.
Drop-In Knitting Group 2:00 pm
Drop-In Knitting Group
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Library Program Room Do you have any unfinished objects in your workbasket? Do you want to learn (or re-learn) to knit? Do you have some questions about a yarn or pattern you are considering? Come join us for an afternoon
Tween/Family Board Games 3:00 pm
Tween/Family Board Games
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Thursdays, the T(w)een Space becomes a game room! Meet a friend or bring your family and play a game. You can play some of our games or bring your own. Children in middle school or higher may be dropped off
Mansfield Film Discussion 7:00 pm
Mansfield Film Discussion
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mansfield Film Discussion
July 13th at 7pm in the Buchanan Auditorium Doubt (2008) centers on a nun (Meryl Streep) who grows suspicious when a priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) begins taking too much interest in the life of a young student. Is she being overly protective or not
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for brief stories and songs followed by unstructured play for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Please note the time change- Toddler Time will run from 10:30 to 11:30 for the summer session.
The Sciencetellers: “Pirates, Lost at Sea” 3:00 pm
The Sciencetellers: “Pirates, Lost at Sea” @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ahoy! The Sciencetellers present a unique combination of science and storytelling that educates and entertains. In this program, set sail with the Sciencetellers on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With
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Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Mindful Mondays 3:30 pm
Mindful Mondays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join Katie Bell from Mansfield Youth Services for a fun, family-friendly introduction to mindfulness through storytelling, movement, meditation and crafts. Each program is different; come to as many as you can. For children 2nd grade and up with a caregiver.
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T(w)een Space 3:00 pm
T(w)een Space
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come hang out! Meet your friends, watch a movie or play some games. Don’t forget to enter the weekly contests while you’re here! The T(w)een Space is reserved for use by children entering middle school or higher. Parents may drop their
Board Game Night 6:00 pm
Board Game Night @ Library Express
Jul 18 @ 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
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Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. On nice days we’ll also check out what’s happening in the children’s garden!
T(w)een Space 1:00 pm
T(w)een Space
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays are craft days in the T(w)een Space! Drop in to make different each week. Supplies are limited, so plan to start at 1:00! June 28: T-shirt bags (bring your own T-shirt) *note: there will be no craft on July
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Essential Play program changed! 2:30 pm
Essential Play program changed! @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
We need to re-schedule our “Essential Play” program to another time.  However, we will still have a fun program today.  Join us for some sensory fun with play dough, bubbles, the sensory table, blocks and manipulative toys and of course
Tween/Family Board Games 3:00 pm
Tween/Family Board Games
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Thursdays, the T(w)een Space becomes a game room! Meet a friend or bring your family and play a game. You can play some of our games or bring your own. Children in middle school or higher may be dropped off
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for brief stories and songs followed by unstructured play for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Please note the time change- Toddler Time will run from 10:30 to 11:30 for the summer session.
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Roger Tincknell: “Under One Sky, A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” 10:30 am
Roger Tincknell: “Under One Sky, A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Roger Tincknell is a multi-talented musician, singer and storyteller who has been performing all over the U.S., Canada and Europe for many years. His programs are full of lively humor, great songs, plenty of audience participation and a wide variety
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Mindful Mondays 3:30 pm
Mindful Mondays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join Katie Bell from Mansfield Youth Services for a fun, family-friendly introduction to mindfulness through storytelling, movement, meditation and crafts. Each program is different; come to as many as you can. For children 2nd grade and up with a caregiver.
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Agility Dogs Demonstration 1:00 pm
Agility Dogs Demonstration @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Agility Dogs from Canterbury Kennels return for another high energy demonstration of skill and teamwork. Watch as these talented dogs and their handlers work together to negotiate a variety of obstacles, and learn about the kind of training needed
T(w)een Space 3:00 pm
T(w)een Space
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come hang out! Meet your friends, watch a movie or play some games. Don’t forget to enter the weekly contests while you’re here! The T(w)een Space is reserved for use by children entering middle school or higher. Parents may drop their
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Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver. On nice days we’ll also check out what’s happening in the children’s garden!
T(w)een Space 1:00 pm
T(w)een Space
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays are craft days in the T(w)een Space! Drop in to make different each week. Supplies are limited, so plan to start at 1:00! June 28: T-shirt bags (bring your own T-shirt) *note: there will be no craft on July
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Crafts for Kids: Explore spirals and mosaics 2:30 pm
Crafts for Kids: Explore spirals and mosaics @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Make a cute twisted box, design your own snake or snail, make a spiral mobile, plus try a colorful mosaic picture.
Tween/Family Board Games 3:00 pm
Tween/Family Board Games
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Thursdays, the T(w)een Space becomes a game room! Meet a friend or bring your family and play a game. You can play some of our games or bring your own. Children in middle school or higher may be dropped off
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for brief stories and songs followed by unstructured play for children ages birth to 3 with a caregiver. Please note the time change- Toddler Time will run from 10:30 to 11:30 for the summer session.
Riverside Reptiles: “Living Dragons” 3:00 pm
Riverside Reptiles: “Living Dragons” @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riverside Reptiles has over 25 years of experience presenting programs about reptiles, amphibians and other fascinating creatures. All their shows feature live animals and plenty of information about their natural history and environment. In this show you’ll meet many different
Artists Live Reception 5:00 pm
Artists Live Reception @ Library Express
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us on the final Friday of July for an artist discussion with this month’s featured artist, Jean Dalton. 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 @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Mindful Mondays 3:30 pm
Mindful Mondays @ Mansfield Public Library
Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join Katie Bell from Mansfield Youth Services for a fun, family-friendly introduction to mindfulness through storytelling, movement, meditation and crafts. Each program is different; come to as many as you can. For children 2nd grade and up with a caregiver.