The Mansfield Public Library has announced the following events. All events will be held at the library, 255 Hope St., unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Amy Rosa at 508-261-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knitting Corner: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 30. The library will host a bimonthly knitting and needlework club meeting. Register at http://mansfieldlibraryma.com.
Vision Board Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Susan De Lorenzo, life coach, author and inspirational speaker, will host a Vision Board Workshop to explore and express participants’ dreams and goals through images. Register at http://mansfieldlibraryma.com.
Murder Mystery Evening: 6 p.m. Oct. 20. The Friends of the DIC, Council on Aging and the Friends of the Mansfield Library will host an evening of suspense as the Murder Mystery Company presents “Now You See It, Now You Don’t!”
Guests are invited to dress in evening gowns and suits, if they desire. This program is rated PG-13. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets and registration are required. Tickets are available at the library for $10.
Parent Coffee — Tips for supporting your teen academically: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. English teacher and tutor Eliza Wagner Srestha will host a study skills workshop for any teens in grades six to 12 and their parents. Srestha will help attendees understand how to navigate the ups and downs of the middle and high school years as their children learn to be more independent. She will talk about low-conflict ways to be involved in a child’s homework, how to understand a child’s learning style, how to create structure without stifling, the connection between self-esteem and academic performance, how technology can help and hinder learning, and how to create opportunities for healthy dialogue with teens. To register: http://mansfieldlibraryma.com; Amy Rosa, 508-261-7380, email@example.com.
Nonfiction Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. This month’s title is “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah. Synopsis: ”Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison." Register at http://mansfieldlibraryma.com. To obtain a copy of the book or for more information, contact the library.
Teen Writing Workshop: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Teens in grades six through 12 can join the creative writing workshop series. Author Katie Bayerl will host this month’s meeting. Bayerl will teach about “story sparks,” or the personal interests and experiences that can feed fiction. Register for this program at http://mansfieldlibraryma.com.
Nefarious New England Ghost Stories: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. An evening of New England ghost stories. Tales include Peter Rugg’s ghostly carriage ride, the haunting of the Sterling Opera House and others from the Northeast. Presented by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, a library associate with the Springfield city library. Open to ages 10 and older. To register: http://mansfieldlibraryma.com; Amy Rosa, 508-261-7380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Room Events
Deb Hudgins will bring Pre-K Sing and Swing to the library at 10 a.m. Oct. 16. This is a music and movement program for children ages three and older. Register online at http://www.mansfieldlibraryma.com.
October’s Lego Challenge at the library is “Halloween Howls.” Visit the library between 3:30 and 4:30 Oct. 19 to use Legos to decorate the library’s Halloween display.