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The Environmental Collection Center (ECC) is the City's permanent drop-off facility for unwanted household hazardous materials (anything with a warning label), electronics and recyclables. This facility is operated by the City's Environmental Services Department, and is open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and the Thursday and Friday before the second Saturday, from 3 - 7 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season at the Man House Museum, 604 W. Broad Street, on Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 pm. Take a tour of the decorated Man House, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, create a holiday card, make an ornament, and craft a homemade present for friends or family! Admission is free for this event, but supplies are limited.
Children 3-6 years old, both English and Spanish speakers, with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. This story time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language. Bilingual Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.
Join a one-on-one expert session to learn the basics today with an expert! Sessions offered to learn Microsoft Excel for beginners! Learn the basics: new workbooks, formatting cells, formulas, and more. Program is free but registration is required.
If you need to cancel this registration, please call and let the library know 24 hours in advance at 817-728-3692.
Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.
Sewing just got easier! Join Mansfield Public Library to learn the basics of sewing. Learn beginners sewing skills, how to use a sewing machine and create different sewing projects.
Love to write poetry, song lyrics, stories, or journal? Join us to talk to other like-minded individuals about writing, share your current work, and participate in writing activities. All levels welcome! Registration is required.
Children 3-6 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs and a 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 a.m. No registration required.
Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-12 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.
Come learn about an artist, their techniques and participate in a hands on art project the second Thursday of each month. Program is free but registration is required.
Bring the family to celebrate the season with a special DIY project. Create holiday keepsakes with us as we mix and form our own salt dough ornaments! Program is a come-and-go format and all supplies are provided.
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Learn how to play chess or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels welcome. This program is free with no registration required.
Stir up something delicious with Mrs. Brown from Brown Baking X3. Kids age 5 to 7 will get hands-on cooking skills making a yummy recipe. All supplies are provided for this free kids cooking class. Registration is required
This program was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Babies 0-18 months with a caregiver can enjoy 20-30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, sign language and rhymes, building early literacy and listening skills.
Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.
Reading with a gentle listener can reduce stress while also boosting a reader’s confidence to read aloud. Families and children may sign up for one-on-one time to read aloud to a therapy dog to practice reading skills and get some great pets in. Registration is required for 10 minute reading time slot.
Drop in for VR experiences in gaming, global exploration, artistic creation, and more! Walk-ins and reservations available. Younger family members can watch, but participants must be 13 years of age or older to use the virtual reality headsets according to the manufacturer.
The use of VR headsets are not recommended for those with pre-existing medical conditions such as seizures or medical devices. Please read the manufacturer's safety manual https://bit.ly/3TOqMKX before registering.
Learn how to make your own holiday wreath using a variety of materials! All levels welcome! Supplies are provided. Registration is required.
A group for all levels of interest in crocheting and knitting. Join us to learn new stitches and techniques, meet new people, and spend time doing what you love!
All materials are provided.
Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for an evening of holiday fun! Come enjoy a winter holiday classic - decorating cookies! Whether your cookie is a cheerfully frosty snowman or ever-elegant snowflake, this is the perfect time to celebrate the season and its many sweet treats!
All supplies will be provided
Grow your leadership skills by joining the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Teens can earn volunteer hours while helping to plan library programming, community projects, library engagement and more.
For all of our crafters, come create a fun project for adults (18+) with Mansfield Public Library.
All supplies are provided for this program. No library card is required for this project.
Kiddos age 8 to 12 will explore hands-on projects in science, technology, art, and math every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Registration is required.
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Join us for a movie matinee at Mansfield Public Library. No registration required and program is free. Popcorn will be provided.
Look no further, now you can make your very own hot coco bombs. Learn the basics of creating this tasty holiday snack at the library. All supplies are provided and registration is required. This program is limited to ages 16+.
This program was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Bring your little one to create a trio of Christmas ornaments. You’ll go home with 3 handmade ornaments- a mini fake terrarium ornament, a reindeer ornament, and an air dry clay Santa ornament!
Join us for a snow themed craft day. We will be making three different crafts including fluffy snow, a snowflake, and a snow globe!
The days are getting shorter and the weather getting colder! No snow in Texas? No problem! Join us at Oliver Nature Park to make artifical snow & other fun wintry chemistry experiments.
Let's start our evening with dinner at Texas Roadhouse (Dinner is dutch). Then be prepared to be dazzled by Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie at Lynn Creek as we drive through 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path.
Come learn and play Pickleball! This is a great sport for the whole family. All ages and skill levels will love this popular sport. Limited equipment provided. Bring your friends and family!
Catch Rainbow Trout at a Mansfield pond stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife! Useful for experienced anglers as well as kids new to fishing. Learn about bait and lures specific to trout and investigate what makes a good trout habitat. We supply equipment and bait!
Make a memory with your toddler as you create a flower themed painting together.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Grinch while searching for candy canes with a flashlight! Look high & low while hunting; whoever finds the Grinch wins the grand prize! Music, games, snacks and more.
Do you have a desire to embrace your inner artist? If so, then you will enjoy this hands-on watercolor workshop. Focus on learning techniques to paint your own loose style watercolor sunflowers. Cover the basics of watercolor and practice how to paint a variety of sunflowers.
Jane Austen's third book was Mansfield Park, so it's only fitting we raise a pinkie and toast one of literature's greatest authors on this, the official International Jane Austen Day! We'll enjoy tea and scones, play some games and more. This is a free event but registration is REQUIRED and spaces are limited!
Parents, enjoy a night out on a date or catching up with friends! Drop your kids off at the MAC where we'll have a movie, food, open gym, crafts, concessions, and more! A meal is included.
Come create your own mini-ecosystem using succulents. Participants will use their imagination to create their own ecosystem with a dino or fairy garden design.
Get your Grinch on with jazz, hip hop, games and art all to the tune of the Grinch soundtrack. Don't forget to wear green and red!
We kicked off 2022 with a Tutu 2.2 on 2/22, so we're capping it off with a TOO TOO fun candy cane hunt on 12/22! Free and open to all, come hunt for sweets along the trail and win some fun prizes. No registration required
It's a great time of the year for your family to come to downtown for a laser show on December 8 and an amazing drone show starting at 6 p.m. on Friday night December 9.
Free mulch pickup make up dates for Mansfield residents is scheduled for Dec. 3 and 10. Mulch pickup is self-served and scheduled dates are weather permitting. Bring containers, a truck or a trailer to load your own mulch.