Writing Group

A public venue in which like-minded writers may bring their work for input from fellow writers and, in turn, return the favor to their peers. These read-and-critique sessions will meet the first Monday of the month. This program is facilitated by Vikki Burke with the occasional experienced guest. It is our hope that participants will not only receive valuable feedback on their writing, but will also learn how to create great critique groups of their own.

Speaker Series: InspirED College Prep 101

The College Prep Presentation by InspireEd will be ideal for high school students and families. The presentation will look at the various steps students need to take in order to prepare for college including: financial aid, scholarships, and taking the ACT and/or SAT. Program is FREE and registration is required, please visit .

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Register To Vote or Update Your Voter Information

Exercising the right to vote is one of the most powerful ways you can have a say in how your local, state, and federal governments are run. However, before you can participate in any election, you must first register to vote. It takes less than a minute to register! We will have volunteer deputy registrars at the library to help you figure out if you are already registered, determine if your information is up to date and assist you in getting registered. Program is free and no registration is required.

International Observe the Moon Night

Join Mansfield Public Library in conjunction with Forth Worth Astronomical Society in celebrating International Moon Festival (InOMN). International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation and appreciation of the Moon. We will meet at the library courtyard to view the moon. No registration is required for this program and equipment will be provided.


Murder Mystery Night at the Library

Go down the rabbit hole to find the culprit!

Join us for the library's special murder mystery night event: Murder in Wonderland

For Adults 18+!

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the mystery starting at 7 p.m.

Attendees will play detective for the night and gather clues from Suspects to try and solve the case.

A general Wonderland-esque sense of fashion is optional, but encouraged. Suspects will be dressed as specific characters.

No registration required for this program.

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Creative Aging: Painting Party

Get creative and stay mentally active. Enjoy an afternoon of simple, guided instruction to create a painting. During this art program for senior citizens, each participant will work with an individual canvas and follow along with the instructor to create a simple, beautiful painting.

Registration is required for this program. Registration will open at 9 a.m. on January 22.

How To Read A Story Aloud to Children

Make stories come alive for your audience.

Learn skills and techniques for reading stories aloud and engaging with young listeners. Enjoy a demonstration of story performance from library staff, practice your own read aloud skills, and receive feedback and guidance.

For Adults!

Daily Planning and Journaling

Do you need a new planner or journal? Can you use help organizing your goals and plans? Utilizing a daily planner helps stay on tasks and accomplish goals while allowing time to be maximized. Come create your own personal planner and decorate it in various ways. All materials are provided and program is FREE of charge. Please register for the program, registration opens two weeks prior to the program.


Joins us at the Mansfield Public Library for iNaturalist 101 and learn about becoming a citizen scientist! This free program will introduce you to the iNaturalist app, how to use it, and get you prepared for the Fall Mini Bio Blitz at Oliver Nature Park on October 21 st 9am-noon. Remember to bring your smart phone and download the iNaturalist app prior to attending.

Color and Calm

Relax with an afternoon of coloring, calm, and conversation.

Coloring can be a great way to relax while being creative. Take part in a collaborative art project and contribute your skills to a giant coloring page. Or choose from one of the many provided coloring pages filled with beautiful designs created for adults.

This is a come-and-go event. Feel free to bring your own materials if you prefer.

Registration is not required for this program.


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