Events

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Matt’s Monday Matinee 1:00 pm
Matt’s Monday Matinee
May 1 @ 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
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
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Gardening with Essential Oils: Your Secret Weapon 6:30 pm
Gardening with Essential Oils: Your Secret Weapon
May 4 @ 6:30 pm
Presented by Michele Duval and Lisa Cackowski Library Program Room Learn how to use essential oils as a safe, natural way to improve your garden’s health and growth including pest control! The program will provide tips and take home recipes, including a
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
May 5 @ 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
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Board Game Night 6:00 pm
Board Game Night @ Library Express
May 9 @ 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 6:45 pm
Mansfield Public Library Book Discussion
May 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks. Multiple copies available at the circulation desk.
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Wonderful Wednesdays 10:30 am
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Mansfield Public Library
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
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Drop-In Knitting Group 2:00 pm
Drop-In Knitting Group
May 11 @ 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
Medicare Bootcamp 6:00 pm
Medicare Bootcamp
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Library Program Room Are you new to Medicare, turning 65 or collecting Social Security disability benefits? Laura Crews, Director for Benefits Access from the Senior Resources Agency on Aging presents Medicare Bootcamp to help you understand your Medicare benefits. What
Mansfield Film Discussion 7:00 pm
Mansfield Film Discussion
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Mansfield Film Discussion
Join us this month for a showing of Arrival in the Buchanan Auditorium. Amy Adams plays a Linguist trying to communicate with aliens who have suddenly arrived at various locations on Earth. In a stunningly shot film that uses the
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
May 12 @ 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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Make a Fairy House POSTPONED 10:00 am
Make a Fairy House POSTPONED @ Mansfield Public Library
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This event is postponed until Saturday May 27, due to anticipated bad weather. (Please note we have changed the original rain date from May 2o to May 27) See May 27 posting for information about the program.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Mansfield Public Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Free Yoga Course 10:00 am
Free Yoga Course
May 17 @ 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 @ Mansfield Public Library
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver
Lunch with Lincoln Center 1:00 pm
Lunch with Lincoln Center
May 17 @ 1:00 pm
Lincoln Center Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances Program Room This hour long documentary takes you behind the scenes to experience the intensive training of ballet’s brightest future stars as they prepare for their vital end-of-year performances.
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
May 19 @ 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
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
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Planting in the Children’s Garden 11:00 am
Planting in the Children’s Garden @ Mansfield Public Library
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Come lend a hand as we plant cherry tomatoes and peppers in our Children’s Garden.
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Mansfield Public Library
May 26 @ 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.
Artists Live Reception 5:00 pm
Artists Live Reception @ Library Express
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artists Live Reception @ Library Express
Join us on the final Friday of May for an artist discussion with this month’s featured artists, Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman. Artists Live is a visual arts program, which features award-winning Connecticut artists in month-long exhibitions starting the first
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Make a Fairy House in the Bradley Buchanan Woods 10:00 am
Make a Fairy House in the Bradley Buchanan Woods @ Mansfield Public Library
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come build a Fairy House in the Bradley-Buchanan Woods behind the Library. Bring any natural materials to build your own fairy house on the trail. We will have some supplies on hand to help you get started.  You’ll find us
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Mansfield Public Library
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children accompanied by a caregiver.
Library’s Annual Plant Swap 3:00 pm
Library’s Annual Plant Swap
May 27 @ 3:00 pm
Buchanan Auditorium It’s that time of year again!  Come meet other gardeners, share information and swap plants! To participate, bring in one plant or many, a perennial, annual, shrub or vegetable in a container you are willing to give away.
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Library CLOSED
Library CLOSED
May 29 all-day
The library is closed for Memorial Day.
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Prudence Crandall: Voice of Conviction – Documentary and Q & A Session 6:30 pm
Prudence Crandall: Voice of Conviction – Documentary and Q & A Session
May 30 @ 6:30 pm
Program Room “Prudence Crandall: Voice of Conviction” is a 58-minute documentary produced and directed by local film-maker Bénédicte Naudin, and inspired by and highlighting  the work of local educator, playwright, and performer Donna Dufresne. The film features a dramatic interpretation
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Free Yoga Course 10:00 am
Free Yoga Course
May 31 @ 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