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Bubblepalooza On Tap At Two MRCPL Branches

16 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

We all know what bubbles are, but have you ever tried to describe one?

Wikipedia puts it this way: “A soap bubbles is an extremely thin film of soapy water enclosing air that forms a hollow sphere with an iridescent surface. Soap bubbles usually last for only a few second before bursting, either on their own or on contact with other object.

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library invites you to explore the world of bubbles this month. Not only will participants be blowing bubbles and learning about different kinds of bubbles, but they will also learn a little about what makes a bubble a bubble. More…


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The Ren And The Library Partner To Promote Theatre Season

20 Jun , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts and Mansfield/Richland County Public Library are pleased to announce a collaboration for the 2020-2021 Renaissance Theatre Season.

Through this collaboration, all MRCPL cardholders will be offered one ticket free to any production in the Park National Bank Broadway Series, the OhioHealth Symphony Series, or the Mechanics Bank Education Series. Cardholders are able to redeem their complimentary ticket now for the production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The Broadway Musical running July 31-August 9. For any other season production, tickets will be available beginning July 21. More…

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MRCPL Summer Program Canceled

26 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

In a recent video announcement on the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s website, Library Director Chris May shared an update on operations in the MRCPL system.

This includes, May shared, cancellation of the Library’s 2020 Summer Program.

That shared, alternatives are being developed, May said, to keep families engaged. Details will be forthcoming on the website and on the Library’s social media pages — some of which can already be found on the MRCPL Facebook Page. More…

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Library Closing All Locations Through April 6

17 Mar , 2020  

In a statement on its website and through social media, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library announced the closure of all library locations from Monday at 8PM through Monday, April 6.

In its statement, the Library shared, “The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has been working closely with Richland Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health and taking the precautionary steps recommended to help combat the spread of COVID-19 More…

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History & Tourism

A Mansfield Mayor Who Married A King’s Ex-Mistress

5 Feb , 2020  

Do you read the latest post in the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Sherman Room blog? It’s so good!

Since the Sherman Room is focus on preserving our history and genealogy, that’s what the blog focuses on too. Their latest is a story about a Mansfield lawyer and mayor, Patrick Purdy Hull, who went to California during the gold rush and ended up marrying a woman who – in her short but colorful life – was the mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. More…


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Free Tax Assistance For Elderly Or Lower Income Residents

3 Feb , 2020  

First Call 2-1-1, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide have furnished a list of places that can provide free tax help to low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. This service is offered in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If you are unsure whether you qualify for assistance, call 2-1-1 (or 419-522-4636). More…

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The Year Of The Rat At MRCPL

24 Jan , 2020  

This Saturday, January 25, is the Chinese New Year. The day is China’s largest holiday and it is celebrated by more than 20 percent of the population worldwide. In Chinese culture, each year is characterized by one of 12 animals; and 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which symbolizes wealth and the beginning of a new day.

Youth interested in learning more about Chinese culture have a wonderful opportunity locally; the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has organized a Chinese Culture Series for grades 6-12. More…


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Older Kids Can Ring In The New Year A Bit Early With Library Fun

19 Dec , 2019  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will help kids in grades 6 through 12 to celebrate the end of the year, and the decade, in an unexpected way: With an afternoon of “Nerf”ing. The event will take place at the Main Library (downtown Mansfield) on December 30, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM; registration is required as the number of open spots is limited. More…

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Library’s Newest Offering: Vinyl Records

3 Dec , 2019  

Audiophile: noun; a hi-fi enthusiast.

Get ready audiophiles, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system now has vinyl records available for checkout. You can visit their website and search the catalog for available titles. More…


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Library Provides Free Music Concerts

30 Nov , 2019  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system has been utilizing the second floor lobby of the Main Library in downtown Mansfield to provide music concerts for several years. These concerts are free and open to the public, and are just another way that the MRCPL brings value to our community.

In December and January the following artists will be performing on Sundays at 2:00 PM: More…


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Where To Find Little Buckeye’s Traveling Vet Clinic

27 Nov , 2019  

In recent months we reported on the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum’s traveling museums, which afford children a new way to interact with the downtown Mansfield children’s museum exhibits. You can read those stories here and here.

Here’s the schedule for the traveling Children’s Veterinary Exhibit over the next few months: More…


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Library To Host Diabetes Information Sessions

1 Nov , 2019  

The main branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will be holding two information sessions on the topic of diabetes, both during the month of November.

According to the CDC, 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and only 12% know they have it. The Ohio Department of Health estimates that nearly 1 million people in the state have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is approximately 11% of the state’s population.  More…


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Library Book Hacks

14 Sep , 2019  

The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system has so much to offer to area residents (did you know you can rent a blood pressure cuff from the library??), but the first word that most people associated with “library” is still “books”.

We’ve assembled some great book hacks that you can use to make sure you’re getting the most from the local library. More…


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Downtown Library Getting A New Front Door: For Cars, That Is

21 Jul , 2019  

In an announcement on its website, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library recently shared news of a change in the way that patrons access the building’s parking garage.

Consistent with the original 1989 plan which was changed before construction, the Board of Trustees voted to move the entrance “around the corner,” as it were, placing it on Third Street. Preparation work has begun on the project. During construction, the parking garage will remain open. More…

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Bricks And Books

18 Mar , 2019  

It has been said that books are like bricks in building an education; the more you read, the taller the structure becomes.

In Mansfield, avid readers can enjoy both at the same time through the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Brickyard Books program. More…