Geraldine Brooks Author Event




Dining for Books’ Special October Fundraiser

When you eat in (or take out or buy a gift certificate) at these local restaurants, at the designated times, a portion of your check will be donated to Friends of the Mashpee Library. Just mention that you are dining to support our Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Estia, lunch and dinner

 Wednesday, Oct. 19: Wicked, lunch and dinner

 Tuesday, Oct. 25: Siena, lunch and dinner

 Wednesday, Oct. 26: Cape Grille at the Cape Club, dinner

 Bon Appetit!

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Dining For Books 2016

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Join us for this special fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of the Mashpee Library to support the Library! When you eat in (or take out or buy a gift certificate) at these local restaurants, at the designated times, a portion of your check (10-15%) will be donated to the Friends of the Mashpee Library. Please make sure to mention that you are dining to support our library!


Click here for the full flyer or pick one up at the library!

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Successful Friends Raffle, Upcoming Events

raffle_debbie Town clerk Debbie Dami drew the three winning tickets in the Friends’ raffle on Sept. 8, at the Quashnet School, where the Friends of the Mashpee Library had an information table. The winners are Chris Nelson, Linda Francour and Elinor Saltz.

Prizes were golf for four at Willowbend Country Club, a bowling party for 8 at The Lanes, and a $100 gift certificate at Mashpee Commons.

The Friends of the Mashpee Library help supplement the local and state budget for the library. “Recently, the Friends bought iPads for patron use at the library, and now we are raising funds for landscaping, including a memorial garden,” Macdonald said.

Mark Your Calendar!

* Lunch with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Geraldine Brooks, Nov. 11, 11:30 AM, at Christ the King Church, Route 151 and Steeple Street. Tickets are $27. Lunch is catered by Roche Bros. Ms. Brooks’s latest Novel is The Secret Chord. Her previous books include March and Caleb’s Crossing.

* Dining for Books. October 2016. Popular Mashpee restaurants will donate a percentage of their income for diners at designated dates. Watch this space for specific information on  restaurants and times.

Join the Friends, and Volunteer!

 Not a member yet? Fill out our membership form

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Licks for the Library and Raffle

Thank you to all those who participated in our Licks for the Library fundraiser! On August 26, Ghelfi’s, Polar Cave and Sweet Waves helped the Library raise money by donating a percentage of ice cream or frozen yogurt purchased. Thank you for supporting your local library and we hope you enjoyed your sweet treats! 

A big thank you to Ghelfi’s, Polar Cave and Sweet Waves for working with us once again this year!


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Author Event with Jacquelyn Mitchard – Thurs, 8/11 @ 7:00 PM


Join us for a talk by #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Jacquelyn Mitchard. Mitchard’s new book “Two if By Sea” is described by the publisher as “an epic story of courage and devotion that spans three continents and the entire map of the human heart. It tells the story of former police officer Frank Mercy, who loses his wife and her entire family in a Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane. He immediately goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit and pulls a little boy from a submerged car, saving the child’s life with only seconds to spare. In that moment, Frank’s own life is transformed. Not quite knowing why, Frank sidesteps the law, when, instead of turning Ian over to the Red Cross, he takes the boy home to the Midwestern farm where he grew up.”

Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in June of 1996, and was chosen as the first selection for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. The editor of a realistic Young Adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard is the author of seven novels for Young Adults. Her work has won the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards, as well as the UK’s Walkabout Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. She is a professor of Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a contributing editor for More magazine. Mitchard grew up in Chicago, and now lives on Cape Cod with her family.

This program is free and reservations are not required. Audience members will be seated upon arrival until all available seats are full. Please arrive early to ensure your seat!

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Mashpee Library’s 6th Birthday

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Mashpee Library’s 6th birthday party was tons of fun with cake, games, prizes and, of course, MINI GOLF! Check out the pictures below of the Selander Open! A special thanks to all of our Friends, Library Staff, volunteers and sponsors … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Library’s 6th Birthday with Free Mini-Golf

Dear Friends:

The Friends of the Mashpee Library is sponsoring  a free miniature golf event, the “Selander Open,” inside the library as part of the library’s 6th birthday celebration:  Thursday, April 21, 12 to 6:30 PM.

There will be two 9-hole mini-golf courses, one  on each floor. Each hole is different, with obstacles, hills, sandtraps, curves, and other  novel features. You can see a sample hole on display at the Library.

Come for golf, games, prizes, and birthday cake!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the mini-golf event, please e mail Randy Hensley with your contact information and the hours you are available.


Ann Macdonald,
President Friends of the Mashpee Library.

P.S. If you haven’t already done so, please send in your membership dues. You can find the membership form here

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