We kicked off our seven weeks of Mansfield Reads! programs last month, and we’re continuing the fun this month. Find out what’s in store for April, including movie night and our cornerstone Evening with the Author. All events are free, but registration is required for some. You can register online at morelibrary.org or at the library.
Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Genealogy 101 Workshop (adults, teens)
Want to learn more about your family history but don’t know where to start? Come join us for Genealogy 101, a beginner’s guide to starting your family tree. The program is completely free and only uses free online resources accessible through the Mansfield Public Library.
Thursday, April 6 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Henna Night (adults)
The art of henna body painting has been practiced for more than 5,000 years in India, Pakistan, Africa and the Middle East. Henna was not only a popular adornment for the rich but also the poor, who could not afford jewelry and used it to decorate their bodies. Join us for a special evening with a professional henna artist who will paint a henna design on you! Each henna application will take approximately 10 minutes. Space is extremely limited so register early.
Thursdays, April 6 & April 20, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Creative Colors for Adults (adults)
Join us for this relaxing drop-in program where we will have mandala coloring pages available. Mandalas, loosely translated from Sanskrit meaning “circle,” are elaborate geometric figures representing the universe. All materials will be provided. Come and go as you please.
Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. – Movie Night (adults, teens, families)
In partnership with the Mansfield Arts Commission, join us at the historic Farr Best Theater in downtown Mansfield for a screening of The Mistress of Spices, PG-13, based on the book of the same name by this year’s author. Concessions will be available. Sponsored by Hornburg Real Estate Group.
Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. – Oleander Planting (families, teens, adults)
Paint a beautiful pot and plant an oleander in it. The Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department will be on hand to provide plant care information. This free program will be held just outside the library. Registration is required.
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – As the Page Turns Adult Book Club (adults)
Join us for a discussion of the Oleander Girl by Chitra Divakaruni at the library’s monthly book cub.
Tuesday, April 25 5:30 p.m. – Family Game Night (families)
Bring the kids and spend a fun night learning how to play the ancient Indian game of Pallanguli! Families will make their own game boards, then be guided by library staff in how to play the game, similar to mancala. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Get Crafty! (adults)
Join us for an evening of crafting and socializing with adults. The projects will each focus on an aspect of Indian culture and arts. All materials will be provided, however registration is required.
Friday, April 28, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – An Evening with the Author
Join us for what’s sure to be an enlightening night as we hear from award-winning and bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Rounded out by food and a book signing, you won’t want to miss this cherished community event. RSVP today.