Author Amy Kurzweil Featured October 2 at Friends’ Willowbend Luncheon

Friends of the Mashpee Library invites you to a luncheon with Amy Kurzweil, acclaimed cartoonist, teacher, and author of the graphic memoir,  The Flying Couch.  The event is at the Willowbend Country Club, Monday, Oct. 2, at noon.

Reservations are $35, and RSVPs are needed by September 29.  To pay by check, bring your payment to the library, where forms and envelopes are available at the Circulation Desk, or mail your check to FML at P.O. Box 900, Mashpee, MA 02649. To reserve your spot, click the link below:

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 The Flying Couch

The award-winning Flying Couch tells the story of Amy’s coming-of-age as a granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II and survived by working on farms as a gentile. Amy uses humor and her art to cope with her grandmother’s story, and to bring alive the stories of three generations of women: her grandmother, her mother (a child psychologist), and herself.

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Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our lucky raffle winners!

Our month of daily raffle prizes has concluded for the year, and what a success!  The Friends of the Mashpee Library would like to thank everyone who contributed to this inaugural effort.  We would like to offer our special thanks to the following groups and individuals:

Town Clerk, Deb Dami and her staff for coordinating the necessary permits and paperwork to make this raffle possible.

Mike Looney and the Mashpee High School for a superb job of printing tickets, posters, and postcards.

Stop and Shop and Roche Brothers for allowing us to sit outside your stores on those busy summer weekends and sell raffle tickets.

The management of  Willowbend for generously donating a golf package for four as a grand prize.

All the residents, and community members who bought multiple tickets and encouraged friends and neighbors to do the same.  The support and good will for the Library was truly overwhelming as you shared your stories of what the Library means to you and your family members.  Thank you until next year when we will be back bigger and better than ever, and hope you will all try your luck again!

Complete List of Winners:

August 1     Mary Feinberg
August 2     Terrie Barron
August 3     Peggy Martin
August 4     Carolyn Markowski
August 5     Polly Galliker
August 6     William Bryden
August 7     Mariana Duncan
August 8     Eileen Devonshire
August 9     Rita Waldstein
August 10   Theresa Mortimer
August 11   Allison Colleran
August 12   Paul Anderson
August 13   Melinda Carneiro
August 14   Laurie Mollenhauer
August 15   Cheryl Hansen
August 16   Lee Smith
August 17   Jackie McNeil
August 18   Lee Smith
August 19   Carolyn Markowski
August 20   Linda Zammer
August 21   Marliese Zafiropoulous
August 22   Julia Rush
August 23   Sue Hamilton
August 24   Bev Petrie
August 25   Ed Giangrosso
August 26   Jason Melillo
August 27   Chris Salvo
August 28   Silas Pappas
August 29   Connie Tulloch
August 30   Kevin Kilpatrick
August 31   James Johnston









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Raffle Fundraiser with a Month of Cash Winners!

The Friends of Mashpee Library is sponsoring a raffle fundraiser with cash prizes every day in August. Tickets are $10 each, and winners will be drawn from all tickets all month. So all ticket holders can win more than once. The Grand Prize, drawn August 31, is golf for four at Willowbend Country Club.

Tickets are available at the Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee Commons or via PayPal (see the link below!). Your tickets will be mailed to you, or you can pick them up at the Mashpee Library circulation desk. We will also have a table to sell tickets at Stop and Shop July 15 and Roche Bros. July 22.

To purchase a ticket, click the link below!

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You’re Invited to the Friends of the Mashpee Library Awards Ceremony!

You are cordially invited to the Friends of the Mashpee Library award ceremony, July 6, 4:00 PM, at the library. This year, we have two honorees:

  • Ed DeFoe will be honored as the “2017 Library Friend of the Year,” in appreciation for his outstanding service on behalf of the library. 
  • Former Library Trustee Carlo D’Este will be awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership for his 21 years of service as a supporter and advocate of the Mashpee Public Library. 

We hope you can join us in celebrating two people who have helped so much to enrich our library!

Light refreshments will be served. 

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Mini-Golf/Library 6th Birthday Celebration a Big Success!

The second “Selander Open” mini-golf event inside the library on April 20 was a lot of fun! We had 250 kids and parents playing golf, plus birthday cupcakes and other refreshments.

Thanks to all our sponsors, whose generosity made the mini-golf possible:

Cape Cod Rehab

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Clark, Balboni & Gildea Attorneys at Law

Dino’s Pizza & Sports Bar

DKM&G Attorneys at Law

The Lanes Bowl and Bistro

Mashpee Commons

Mashpee Kiwanis


Thos. J. O’Neill Real Estate

Peninsula Council Inc., Homeowners Association at New Seabury

Robert Fox Builders

Roche Bros.


Whole Health Pharmacy


Women’s Club of New Seabury

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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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