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Posted on: November 30, 2019

Mansfield READS! 2020

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the last child book imageMansfield Reads! One City One Book is a community-wide reading event that encourages all Mansfield residents to read the same book at the same time. The program goals are to promote awareness of the library and foster a sense of community through reading. The concept began in Seattle in 1998 and has spread across the country into many communities large and small. In April 2020, the Friends of Mansfield Public Library is proud to bring in author John Hart to discuss the book The Last Child. Hart has won many famous awards including:

  • The Edgar Award (Down River and The Last Child)
  • Barry Award
  • Southern Independent Bookseller's Award for Fiction
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
  • North Carolina Award for Literature

Mansfield Public Library and the Friends of the Library will be having countless programs during the months of March and April to celebrate and create awareness of the book The Last Child. Join us for the event that starts the celebration and the kick-off of READS 2020 on March 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Market Street.  This will be a night of food, music and book lovers! Other activities include; children’s crafts, adult craft projects, book related quilling program, bicycle jewelry making, and even a book discussion!

Lastly, we will be celebrating an evening with the author, John Hart, to discuss the Mansfield READS 2020 book on April 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Legacy High School. Be a part of this exciting night!


Upcoming Mansfield READS events to look out for:

Mansfield READS 2020 Kick-off:john hart author image

Join us for a night of food, music, and book lovers! Friends of Mansfield Public Library is pleased to announce the kick-off event of Mansfield READS 2020 for the book “The Last Child” by John Hart that will include  hors d'oeuvres catered through Market Street. Winners of the READS photo contest will be announced during the kick-off event. Program is FREE and no registration is required. This event will be taking place at Market Street: 3145 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063

03/05/2020         6:00PM                  TH                         

Children’s READS Craft:

Children 3-6 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, and a special Mansfield READS 2020 craft. Listener’s Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills, creativity, and allows children to interact with others. Listener’s Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 am. No registration required.

03/18/2020      10:30AM                WED        

Bicycle Jewelry Making

Ever wanted to create different jewelry with bicycle elements? Learn how during our Bicycle Jewelry Making as we teach you to incorporate different parts and create some chic, rustic accessories for you or your friends.  Registration is required and all supplies are provided. Visit https://www.mansfieldtexas.gov/calendar to register (please note registration opens two weeks before the program).

 04/07/2020    6:30PM                   TU                  

Get Crafty:

Get Crafty @ MPL. Enjoy making crafts? Come join us on  each month and make a monthly themed craft. Programs are limited to 18 & up.   For the month of March and April, we will be doing special Mansfield READS related themed crafts. Registration is required and all supplies are provided. Visit https://www.mansfieldtexas.gov/calendar to register (please note registration opens two weeks before the program).

03/19/2020    6:00PM                 TH      

04/23/2020    6:00PM                TH  

Mansfield READS 2020:

Friends of the Mansfield Public Library will be celebrating an evening with the author, John Hart, to discuss the Mansfield READS 2020 book, The Last Child at our annual One City, One Book program.  Please register and be a part of this wonderful night! The event will be held at Legacy High School, 1263 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063.

04/24/2020      6:00PM                 FRI           

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