Guide for Mary in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Guide for Mary in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Mary is the quiet librarian of the town’s library. Mary loves reading books, and she’s an aspiring novelist currently working on her own novel. She also loves nature, and you’ll often find her on Mother’s Hill when she’s not working at the library.

If you choose not to marry her, Mary will get married to Gray.

Basic Information

Mary works at the local library | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Mary works at the local library

Birthday: Winter 20 (Alt. Winter 25)

Family: Basil (father), Anna (Mother)

Location: The library

Rival for Marriage: Gray

Extra Affection Points: Read a book on the 2nd floor of the library

Best Gifts: Bamboo Shoots, Poisonous Mushroom, Blue Grass, Wild Grape

Gift Preferences

Giving Mary a present on her birthday | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Giving Mary a present on her birthday
Special Favorite Items
Vegetable Juice, Vegetable Latte, Relaxation Tea
Love
Bamboo Shoots, Blue Grass, Black Grass, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cookies, Diamond, Grape Juice, Elli Leaves, Muffin Mix, Pink Diamond, Poisonous Mushroom, Raisin Bread, Red Grass, Tea Leaves, Truffle, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, White Grass, Wild Grape
Like
Amethyst, Apple, Apple Pie, Apple Jam, Apple Souffle, Bamboo Rice, Cheese (any size), Cheese Cake, Cheese Fondue, Earring, Emerald, Grape Jam, Green Pepper, Honey, Indigo Grass, Jam Bun, Mayonnaise (any size), Moon Dumpling, Mushroom Rice, Orange Grass, Pineapple Juice, Pineapple, Pumpkin Pudding, Pumpkin Stew, Pumpkin, Purple Grass, Ruby, Spinach, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk, Tomato, Tomato Juice, Topaz, Truffle Rice, Wool (any size), Yarn (any size), Yellow Grass
Neutral
Adamantite, Alexandrite, Agate, Autumn Sun, Baked Corn, Baked Sweet Potato, Blue Magic Flower, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Bread, Boiled Egg, Buckwheat Flour, Buckwheat Noodle, Cake, Cabbage, Candied Potato, Carrot, Cookie, Copper Ore, Corn, Corn Flakes, Cucumber, Curry Powder, Curry Noodles, Diner Roll, Eggplant, Egg, Eggs Over Rice, Fish (any size), Fish Sticks, Flour, Fluorite, French Fries, French Toast, Fried Noodles (buckwheat), Fried Noodles (regular), Fruit Juice, Fruit Latte, Gold Ore, Green Grass, Greens, Grilled Fish, Hot Milk, Ice Cream, Ketchup, Milk (any size), Mixed Juice, Mixed Latte, Miso Soup, Moon Drop Flower, Moon Stone, Mountain Stew, Mushroom, Mystrile Ore, Mythic Ore, Noodles, Omelet, Oil, Omelet Rice, Onion, Orichalch, Pancake, Peridot, Pink Cat Flower, Popcorn, Pizza, Potato, Potato Pancake, Pudding, Red Magic Flower, Rice Ball, Rice Cake, Rice Gruel. Roasted Rice Cake, Salad, Sand Rose, Sashimi, Sandwich, Scrambled Egg, Silver Ore, Spa-Boiled Egg, Spring Sun, Stew, Stir Fry, Strawberry, Summer Sun, Sushi, Sweet Potato, Tempura, Tempura Buckwheat Noodle, Tempura Noodle, Tempura Rice, Toasted Rice Ball, Toast, Toy Flower, Turnip, Wild Grape Juice, Winter Sun, Wine
Dislike
Animal Fodder, Buckwheat Chips, Butter, Chicken Feed, Curry Rice, Curry Bread, Failure (cooking), Fried Rice, Happy Eggplant, Junk Ore, Lumber, Pickles, Pickled Turnip, Savory Pancake
Hate
Branches, Golden Lumber, Pirate Treasure, Stone, Weeds, Trash (fishing)

Schedule

On Mondays, you can find Mary and her family on Mother’s Hill | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
On Mondays, you can find Mary and her family on Mother’s Hill
Tuesday to Sunday (all weathers)
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMInside her house (locked)
10:00 AM – 10:10 AMWalking to the library
10:10 AM – 4:00 PMInside the library
4:00 PM – 6:00 PMInside the library (locked)
6:00 PM – 6:10 PMWalking to her house
6:10 PM – 7:00 PMInside her house
7:00 PM – 6:00 PMInside her house (locked)
Monday (sunny)
6:00 AM – 7:00 AMInside her house (locked)
7:00 AM – 7:30 AMWalking to Mother’s Hill
7:30 AM – 10:00 AMMother’s Hill
10:00 AM – 11:30 AMWalking to her house
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMInside her house
1:00 PM – 1:20 PMWalking to the Supermarket
1:20 PM – 4:00 PMInside the Supermarket
4:00 PM – 4:20 PMWalking to her house
4:20 PM – 7:00 PMInside her house
7:00 PM – 6:00 AMInside her house (locked)
Monday (rainy/snowy)
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMInside her house (locked)
1:00 PM – 1:20 PMWalking to the Supermarket
1:20 PM – 4:00 PMInside the Supermarket
4:00 PM – 4:20 PMWalking to her house
4:20 PM – 10:00 PMInside her house
10:00 PM – 6:00 AMInside her house (locked)

Heart Events

Mary’s purple heart event on the library’s 2nd floor | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Mary’s purple heart event on the library’s 2nd floor

Heart events are scenes between you and a girl. It’s important to view these events if you want to marry a certain girl.

Black Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Mary is on black heart level or higher

Go to the library between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. When you arrive, Mary is deep in thought and doesn’t even notice you. She will bump into you and apologize.

Responses:

  • “Can I help?”: +3000 affection points
  • “Be careful.”: No effect.

Purple Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Mary is on purple heart level or higher
  • Must have seen the black heart event

Visit the library on a Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Mary will ask for your help in finding a lost book.

Responses:

  • “I’d be glad to.”: +3000 affection points
  • “Sorry, I don’t want to.”: -2000 affection points

Blue Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Mary is on blue heart level or higher
  • Must have the largest rucksack upgrade and a free item slot
  • Must have seen the purple heart event

You’ll find Mary at the peak of Mother’s Hill on a sunny Monday afternoon. She asks you if you ever cry while reading a book.

Responses:

  • “Sometimes.”: +3000 affection points and the special item, Mary’s Book
  • “Never.”: -2000 affection points

Yellow Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Mary is on yellow heart level or higher
  • Must have seen the other heart events

Go to Mary’s house on a Monday between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Mary is writing a novel, and she asks you for some ideas.

Responses:

  • “I can’t think of anything.”: -2000 affection points
  • “How about a farm story?”: +3000 affection points
  • “How about Basil’s job?”: No effect.

Rival Heart Events

Viewing Mary and Gray’s black rival heart event | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Viewing Mary and Gray’s black rival heart event

To view rival heart events, a girl’s affection level towards you must be lower than the event you are trying to view. If you raise a girl’s affection levels too high, you won’t see any of the rival events.

Black Rival Heart Event

  • Location: Saibara’s House (Blacksmith)
  • When: Any day except Monday
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Mary visits Saibara to thank him for the tool he had made for Basil. Gray hurts himself while working and Mary tends to his injury.

Blue Rival Heart Event

  • Location: The library
  • When: Any day except Monday
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Mary asks Gray if he’d like to read a novel that she’s writing. Gray agrees to read the novel and Mary is delighted.

Green Rival Heart Event

  • Location: Mother’s Hill
  • When: Sunday, Tuesday, or Friday, and its Year 2 or later
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Gray compliments Mary’s novel and gets jealous of how good Mary’s writing is. Mary encourages Gray to keep training as a blacksmith.

Orange Rival Heart Event

  • Location: The library
  • When: Thursday or Saturday, and its Year 4 or later
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Gray tells Mary that if not for her encouraging words in the past, he would’ve given up being a blacksmith long ago.

Important Note: Mary and Gray will get married seven days after viewing this event.