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Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Memorial Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 3:00 PM Movie: The Finest Hours     Tell a Friend
   

Based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, this docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.

2016; 117 minutes; PG-13

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff.

Request the book through our online lib
rary catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

Do you enjoy thought-provoking books, learning about history and current events, and lively discussion?

The Men’s Book Group is for you!

The group is led by Jay Boucher and meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Click here to reserve this month's selection from our online catalog: Confederates in the attic: dispatches from the unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz.

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Friends Party     Tell a Friend
   

It's party time! After a lot of hard work, it's time to have some fun with the Jr. Friends of the library! Peanut-free snacks welcome.

The Junior Friends of the Norton Library is a group designed to let youth take an active role in library programming, promotion, fundraising, and decision-making. Junior Friends will be open to students in grades 4-12. Members will have opportunities to do help improve the library by decorating the children’s room, keeping the children’s and young adult book collections tidy and beautiful, running programs for younger kids, fundraising, etc., and also will have opportunities to influence library book, music, movie, downloadables, and video game selection, and youth event planning. 

    Location: Children's Room
 
misc_handshake 6:30 PM Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


F
riends of the Norton Public Library meet the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome. 

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Playgroup     Tell a Friend
    Contact:      nortonmomsma@gmail.com
   

Enjoy a story, toys, a simple craft, and the chance to make new friends at this open playgroup hosted by the Norton MOMS Club. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Norton MOMS Club, this is a great chance. Open to all--you do not have to be a member (or even a mom) to come to this playgroup.

The MOMS Club® of Norton is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club® (MOMS Offering MOMS Support).  MOMS Club® is an international nonprofit organization aimed at providing support for mothers who stay home, part-time or full-time, and raise their children. 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 12:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Friends of the Norton Public Library Community Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
   

The American Red Cross will be here for the fourth Blood Drive at the Norton Public Library. Double Red Cell Procedure Available!

"Not all heroes wear capes. Every 2 seconds someone needs blood. Every donation you give helps us do more of what we do. Thank you!"

For an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org

Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


Monthly meeting of the Norton Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
    Location: Community Room
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Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_treasurechest 10:30 AM Norton Road Show Free Appraisal Day     Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Ralph Stefanelli, CAI, of Norton Road Show Appraisal Service. Ralph has been a Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) member since 1985. CAI members are recognized across the country by the American Bar Association & the American Banking Association as providing quality services. Appraisals are given for insurance purpose, estate settlement, inheritance, gifts and re-sale and are used by private citizens, bank officials, insurance agencies, estate attorneys and other institutions.

Bring in 1 or 2 portable items only for a verbal sight appraisal or discussion. Bring your items in between 10:00 and 10:15. Program will begin at 10:30.

    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pokemon Club     Tell a Friend
   

Join in the fun at the Norton Library Pokemon Club!

Bring your Pokémon decks and trading cards--we will provide Pokémon playing mats. Fun for all ages and experience levels!

Participants are welcome to bring peanut-free snacks.  Note: We will be playing the Trading Card Game, not the Pokemon video games.

 

    Location: Community Room
Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM Movie: Zootopia     Tell a Friend
   

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis. Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia L. Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Alan Tudyk, Don Lake, and John DiMaggio also lend their voices. 

2016; 108 minutes; PG

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Community Room
Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Let’s sing dance and move to the groove to the latest and greatest children’s songs.  We will sing, dance, use props, and even have an instrument play! One lucky family will leave with the program CD!  This program is presented by Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.’s CFCE.

Ages 0-5. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM GQ & the Lady Concert     Tell a Friend
   

Welcome back this experienced, musically diverse dance band, featuring one of the area's most versatile and dynamic lead female vocalists.

Sponsored by North Easton Savings Bank.

 

Raindate: June 28

    Location: Library Park
Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tot Time Sing and Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright`   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Join Ms. Marsha from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE to sing songs, play with toys, read stories, and complete a simple craft loosely based around a monthly theme. There will be a period of free play in the beginning of the program which allows parents to chat with each other while their children play.  This program is geared for children ages nine months to three years old, and siblings are always welcome.

    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM Movie: London Has Fallen     Tell a Friend
   

In this sequel to the 2013 action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist plot unfolds in London as a number of politicians gather for the funeral of the British prime minister. A Secret Service agent (Gerald Butler), the U.S. president (Aaron Eckhardt), and an MI-6 operative (Charlotte Riley) must work together to stop the terrorists from assassinating the world's leaders and destroying the city's landmarks. Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, and Sean O'Bryan co-star.

2016; 100 minutes; R

Focus Features

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
NORTONPL/jr.friends 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Friends Wall Decoration     Tell a Friend
   

The Library is looking for volunteers who are in grades 4-12 and want to help make the Children's Room more awesome by redecorating the back wall bulletin board. 

 

Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
anim_parrot2.GIF 10:30 AM Creature Teachers     Tell a Friend
   

Join us in the Library Community Room for a live animal show, sponsored by the Norton MOMS Club. We’ll see animals like the kinkajou, kookaburra, cockatoo, alligator, chameleon, or flying squirrel!

Recommended for ages 3 and up. All welcome, no registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
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Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Independence Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Independence Day.

Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
rec_generic 10:30 AM The Reading Olympics with Jungle Jim     Tell a Friend
   

On your mark, get set, READ! Join us as we kick off the summer with Jungle Jim & The Reading Olympics! This awesome balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together. 

This program is supported by the Friends of the Norton Public Library and a grant from the Norton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
Summer Storytime will take place weekly on Thursday mornings through August 11.
 
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
Summer Storytime will take place weekly on Thursday mornings through August 11.
 
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 'Action Jackson' Painting Class     Tell a Friend
   
Paint like famous abstract artist Jackson Pollock! Using yarn, marbles, and other tools instead of paintbrushes, participants will create their own "action paintings" in the style of Pollock's unique drip paintings.
 
Ages 5 and up. Registration is required and will begin July 5.
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Zumba Class     Tell a Friend
   

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for ages 13+. 

This is one of three summer classes--join us for one, two or all three! No registration required. 

How Zumba® works: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kids 11:00 AM The Bubble Guy     Tell a Friend
   

Sun, fun, and laughter in the Library Park! The Bubble Guy is coming--Mr. Vinny (half of the superstar Toe Jam Puppet Band) will be bringing his bubbles to the Norton Library Park. BIG bubbles = BIG fun! If you've seen Toe Jam or Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppet Show you know Mr. Vinny always delivers unique entertainment that's fun for the whole family. 

This program is supported by a grant from the Norton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 7:00 PM Timmy Brown Concert     Tell a Friend
   

Norton's own Timmy Brown is part of our summer concert series! Timmy is a singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist whose infectious energy and talent have made him a local favorite.

Sponsored by Miller Construction. 

Raindate: July 26

    Location: Library Park
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Storywalk with Ms. Marsha     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Drop by for this parent-child activity with Self Help. Inc. CFCE! A storywalk is a fun journey that combines a children’s story with a walking route outdoors. Enjoy time to play at the library and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can begin in the library park! You can also complete a related art project (or bring it home). 

If it rains the program will be held in the Library Community Room.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
Summer Storytime will take place weekly on Thursday mornings through August 11.
 
    Location: Community Room
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Zumba Class     Tell a Friend
   

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for ages 13+. 

This is one of three summer classes--join us for one, two or all three! No registration required. 

How Zumba® works: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_film-reel 4:30 PM Movie: Allegiant Part 1     Tell a Friend
   

After discovering the truth about their walled city and breaking down its oppressive faction system, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) lead a journey outside of Chicago to learn more about who has been manipulating their civilization. But once their group comes face-to-face with the society that turned their city into an enclosed experiment, secrets are uncovered that threaten the fate of humankind. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, and Zoë Kravitz reprise their roles in the third entry of this YA adventure series, while Jeff Daniels joins the cast. 

2016; 120 minutes; PG-13

Summit Entertainment

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Let’s sing dance and move to the groove to the latest and greatest children’s songs.  We will sing, dance, use props, and even have an instrument play! One lucky family will leave with the program CD!  This program is presented by Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.’s CFCE.

Ages 0-5. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
Summer Storytime will take place weekly on Thursday mornings through August 11.
 
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_wizard_hat 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hogwarts Art Class     Tell a Friend
   
Dreaming of going to Hogwarts like Harry, Ron, and Hermione? Join us for a crafternoon inspired by the Harry Potter books! Participants will get to sample butterbeer, make their own wands, experiment with potions, and more.
 
Ages 5 and up. Registration is required and begins July 14.
    Location: Community Room
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Zumba Class     Tell a Friend
   

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for ages 13+. 

This is one of three summer classes--join us for one, two or all three! No registration required. 

How Zumba® works: We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Tom Madden Concert in the Library Park     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a concert in the Library Park with solo artist Tom Madden, formerly of Java Jive. You’ll hear music from Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, The Temptations, Harry Belafonte, Sting, Train, Rascal Flatts, Dean Martin, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, The Platters, The Drifters, Josh Groban, John Denver, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, and many more!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
Summer Storytime will take place weekly on Thursday mornings through August 11.
 
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Four in a Row Concert     Tell a Friend
   

This 50's/60's rock and roll band has a wide range of covers and originals. They play Beatles music and 50's music, as well as some modern music and originals. Don't miss this talented young group!

Raindate: August 16

    Location: Library Park
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Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! Just drop in. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome! 
 
Summer Storytime will take place weekly on Thursday mornings through August 11.
 
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Let’s sing dance and move to the groove to the latest and greatest children’s songs.  We will sing, dance, use props, and even have an instrument play! One lucky family will leave with the program CD!  This program is presented by Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.’s CFCE.

Ages 0-5. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Storywalk with Ms. Marsha     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Drop by for this parent-child activity with Self Help. Inc. CFCE! A storywalk is a fun journey that combines a children’s story with a walking route outdoors. Enjoy time to play at the library and then when individual families are ready to start the walk they can begin in the library park! You can also complete a related art project (or bring it home). 

If it rains the program will be held in the Library Community Room.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knot Just Knitting     Tell a Friend
   

Join this group of those who want to share and/or compare knitting and crocheting projects. From beginner to expert participants are welcome. The group also knits/crochets for charities.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Labor Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood.


 

    Location: Conference Room
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

Do you enjoy thought-provoking books, learning about history and current events, and lively discussion?

The Men’s Book Group is for you!

The group is led by Jay Boucher and meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Click here to reserve this month's selection from our online catalog: Crazy Horse and Custer: the parallel lives of two American warriors by Stephen E. Ambrose.

    Location: Conference Room
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM Book Talk and Signing with Author Ann Hood     Tell a Friend
   

Providence author Ann Hood will join us to discuss her newest title The Book That Matters Most (August 2016). Hood is the bestselling, award-winning author of (among others) The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and An Italian Wife and the editor of the anthologies Knitting Yarns and Knitting Pearls. She shared her personal story of losing her 5 year old daughter, Grace, in her memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice and named one of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly

Books will be available for sale and signing. Program and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
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Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM The Gravestone Girls--Welcome to the Graveyard!     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a personalized virtual tour of the cemeteries of Norton! The Gravestone Girls' mission is to "Keep Our Dead Alive!" Brenda Sullivan will present a lecture on cemetery art, history & symbolism in a 90 minute Powerpoint format. The 'virtual tour', called "Welcome to The Graveyard", takes us from colonial burial grounds into 21st century locations, examining the evolution of cemeteries & gravestones. The Girls will photograph the cemeteries of Norton to build the presentation with as much local content as possibleBrenda Sullivan leads the Gravestone Girls with vast experience studying & presenting the folk art history of gravestones. In addition to lectures, Brenda leads tours, teaches gravestone rubbing classes, and has designed a casting technique for creating sculpted art pieces to commemorate this special history. Brenda's work revolves around keeping this rich history alive, preserving local history, and inspiring community service projects. We hope the information given in the program will inspire graveyard clean ups, documentation projects and other fun and educational cemetery experiences as a result of this learning experience.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Norton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

 

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Columbus Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Veterans Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Veterans Day. 

Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:30 AM Gary Hylander - 'Hail to the Chief'     Tell a Friend
   

On the heels of the 2016 Presidential Election, Gary Hylander will take us back to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, where the office of the President and the Electoral College were created. As Connecticut Governor Samuel Huntington stated it was a "new event" in human history. Unanimously elected the nation’s first president, Washington was well aware of his unique position: “I walk,” he wrote, “on untrodden ground.” Gary Hylander is a scholar and professor who has taught at Stonehill College and Framingham State University and lectured for many cultural and educational forums including the Norton Institute for Continuing Education (NICE).

 

 

 

Program and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday November 23, 2016 -  Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 10:00 AM Thanksgiving     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd, and reopen at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 6:30 PM Concert with Timmy Brown     Tell a Friend
   

Don’t miss this holiday concert with Norton’s own up-and-coming pop/country artist! This young country singer, songwriter and performer has auditioned for “The Voice”, “Rising Star”, and “America’s Got Talent.” Timmy made it all the way to Hollywood and was a contestant on Season 14 of “American Idol.” Join us for an evening of pop and country favorites and holiday classics!

 
This program is supported by a grant from the Norton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

 

 

 

Saturday December 24, 2016 -  Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 10:00 AM Christmas     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Saturday December 31, 2016 -  Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_balloons 1:00 PM New Years' Eve     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 31st, 2016, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in observance of New Year's.

Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am. New members are always welcome! 

This month's selection is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
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Norton Public Library

68 East Main Street

Norton, MA 02766

Phone: 508-285-0265

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