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Drawing will be held on Friday, April 3! Go To Top
misc_basket 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Spring Basket Raffle     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Library Annual Spring Basket Raffle is going on now!

Choose from 19 beautiful themed baskets filled with wonderful gifts. Take your chances on baskets perfect for home cooks, tea lovers, new babies, family game night, a home spa day and many more!

Tickets are $2 each or 3/$5. 

Stop in to the Library and support the Friends! 

Drawing will be Friday, April 3.

Annual Plant & Bake Sale 10-7! Go To Top
nat_flower02 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Plant & Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will hold their annual Plant & Bake Sale fundraiser from 10-7 on Thursday April 2nd.
Shop a wide variety of beautiful spring plants and flowers, as well as delicious treats.

The proceeds from this annual sale will be used to support programs for all ages at the Norton Library!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 12-18 Go To Top
misc_party1 National Library Week: Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library!     Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Plant & Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will hold their annual Plant & Bake Sale fundraiser from 10-7 on Thursday April 2nd.
Shop a wide variety of beautiful spring plants and flowers, as well as delicious treats.

The proceeds from this annual sale will be used to support programs for all ages at the Norton Library!

 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM Leigh & Friends Puppet Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Come see Leigh and her friends! We'll have fun with this very special storytime read by puppeteer Leigh.

All are welcome!

No registration required!

    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
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our afternoon book discussion group the first Thursday of each month at 4:00pm.

This month's selection is Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Community Room
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Penguins of Madagascar (PG)     Tell a Friend
   

Come watch the new Penguins of Madagascar movie!

Plucky penguins Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights) -- the most elite spies ever hatched -- join forces with a chic undercover organization known as the North Wind. Led by highly trained, handsome and arrogant Agent Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch), this special inter-species task force must stop a many-tentacled villain, Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich), from destroying the world. 

Rated PG, 1h 32min.

Dreamworks

    Location: Community Room
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like LEGOs? Wouldn't it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your creation? Wouldn't it be fun to build with friends? Whether you're a pro or a beginner, you will be inspired. Come join us in the community room to build with Legos of all shapes, sizes, and colors! 

LEGO Club is a walk-in activity for boys and girls and grown-ups. Participants are welcome to take part in the activities anytime during the program time frame.  

The Library is still accepting donations of gently used LEGOs. The more we have, the more creative we can get!

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like LEGOs? Wouldn't it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your creation? Wouldn't it be fun to build with friends? Whether you're a pro or a beginner, you will be inspired. Come join us in the community room to build with Legos of all shapes, sizes, and colors! 

LEGO Club is a walk-in activity for boys and girls and grown-ups. Participants are welcome to take part in the activities anytime during the program time frame.  

The Library is still accepting donations of gently used LEGOs. The more we have, the more creative we can get!

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

Join our Men's book discussion group the first Monday of each month. 

Led by Jay Boucher.

This month's selection is The Good Spy by Kai Bird. 

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:15 AM Great Decisions     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full. We are no longer accepting registrations.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM Junior Friends: How well do you know your best friend?     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

The "Jr. Friends" group is an after-school club at the Norton Library for students enrolled in grades 4-7. The Jr. Friends meet every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of month. Our programs vary week to week, and often include craft activites, community service work, indoor and outdoor games, or social time. 

Today's event: How well do you really know your best friend?

Sign up in advance with your best friend to take part in a friendly competition with other pairs in today's "Game Show." 

 

    Location: Community 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: Community Room
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ready for Kindergarten!     Tell a Friend
   

This program, offered by Gina and Marsha from Self Help Inc. CFCE, helps ease Kindergarten jitters and get preschoolers excited and ready to start Kindergarten next fall. This six-session playgroup series will meet on the following Wednesdays, at 1:00 PM:

  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

 Children who will be attending Kindergarten in Fall 2015 can be registered online once the link is posted to CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM Play N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   
   

Visit the library for Ms. Gina's monthly parent-child play group for ages 2.9-5. Activities include free play, circle time and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually.

Preregistration is required for this group. Offered by Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration open.

    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
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM Morning Movie: Unbroken     Tell a Friend
   

Survival. Resilence. Redemption. Angelina Jolie directs the unbelievable true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Based on the bestselling book by Laura Hillenbrand. 

2014; 137 minutes; rated PG-13

    Location: Community Room
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Brain Building Day     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Self Help Inc. Staff   508-559-1666 x126   cpc@selfhelpinc.org
   

Come join us for this free Saturday event for families, offered by Self Help Inc. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Explore our brain building activity stations:

  • The Literacy Corner
  • Musical Notes
  • Creativity
  • Outdoor Fun
  • Nature Nook
  • and more!!

Materials and activities are geared for ages 2-6 years old. Register now and come early.... the first 50 families through the door receive a Brain Building In Progress Bag, packed with resources, information, and activities! Register at www.selfhelpcpc.org.

    Location: Community Room
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Cardmaking Class     Tell a Friend
   

Push the envelope--turn boring to brilliant! Local artist Betty Saccocia will demonstrate how to create beautiful handmade cards. Participants will leave with two completed cards and envelopes ready to send!

Space is limited and registration will begin March 30.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

    Location: Community Room
 
school_chemistry2 1:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Join Ms. Marsha and Ms. Gina in this Silly Science program for ages 3-5. 

This program is offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program.

Please register at the CFCE website.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM Book Explorers - Earth Day     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

This month we'll explore creative ways to recycle.

This program is offered monthly for grades K-4 by the Norton Public Library and Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program.Please register at the CFCE website.

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginning Knitting Class Series     Tell a Friend
   

Registration for this class has closed.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies (PG-13)     Tell a Friend
   

Having reclaimed Erebor and vast treasure from the dragon Smaug, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) sacrifices friendship and honor in seeking the Arkenstone, despite Smaug's fiery wrath and desperate attempts by the Hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) to make him see reason. Meanwhile, Sauron sends legions of Orcs in a sneak attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As the fate of Middle Earth hangs in the balance, the races of Men, Elves and Dwarves must decide whether to unite and prevail -- or all die.
 
Rated PG-13, 2h 24min. Free and open to all.
 
New Line Cinema
    Location: Community Room
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


Monthly meeting of the Norton Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ready for Kindergarten!     Tell a Friend
   

This program, offered by Gina and Marsha from Self Help Inc. CFCE, helps ease Kindergarten jitters and get preschoolers excited and ready to start Kindergarten next fall. This six-session playgroup series will meet on the following Wednesdays, at 1:00 PM:

  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

 Children who will be attending Kindergarten in Fall 2015 can be registered online once the link is posted to CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 10:30 AM Concert with Tom Madden     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a concert 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! 

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

 

    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 April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Holiday     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observation of Patriot's Day. 

Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:15 AM Great Decisions     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full. We are no longer accepting registrations.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM Junior Friends: Mother's Day Earring Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

The "Jr. Friends" group is an after-school club at the Norton Library for students enrolled in grades 4-7. The Jr. Friends meet every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of month. Our programs vary week to week, and often include craft activites, community service work, indoor and outdoor games, or social time. 

Today's event: Mother's Day Earring Workshop

$5 materials fee is due when you sign up in advance to make a beautiful pair of beaded earrings for a special person in your life. 

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_martial_arts.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Karate Class for ages 4-6     Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 4 to 6 are invited to this fun, free karate introduction with Sensei Bobby from Red Dragon Martial Arts, back at the library by popular demand. Give it a try and have some fun!

All experience levels welcome--no experience needed. 

Registration opens April 2. Please register at the library by April 21. 

    Location: Community Room
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Karate Class for ages 7-11     Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to this fun, free karate introduction with Sensei Bobby from Red Dragon Martial Arts, back at the library by popular demand. Give it a try and have some fun!

All experience levels welcome--no experience needed. 

Registration opens April 2. Please register at the library by April 21. 

    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
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 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.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

All welcome, no registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_open_book 10:30 AM Oldies But Goodies     Tell a Friend
   

Marian Wrightington, longtime Attleboro resident, Chairperson of the Attleboro Historical Commission, and member of the Attleboro Historic Preservation Society, will present this program on Early American Culture. Dressed in authentic costume, Marian will display historical artifacts from the Early American period, show and explain how they worked, and tell family stories to illuminate the period and bring history to life. 

Program sponsored by a generous donor.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like LEGOs? Wouldn't it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your creation? Wouldn't it be fun to build with friends? Whether you're a pro or a beginner, you will be inspired. Come join us in the community room to build with Legos of all shapes, sizes, and colors! 

LEGO Club is a walk-in activity for boys and girls and grown-ups. Participants are welcome to take part in the activities anytime during the program time frame.  

The Library is still accepting donations of gently used LEGOs. The more we have, the more creative we can get!

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like LEGOs? Wouldn't it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your creation? Wouldn't it be fun to build with friends? Whether you're a pro or a beginner, you will be inspired. Come join us in the community room to build with Legos of all shapes, sizes, and colors! 

LEGO Club is a walk-in activity for boys and girls and grown-ups. Participants are welcome to take part in the activities anytime during the program time frame.  

The Library is still accepting donations of gently used LEGOs. The more we have, the more creative we can get!

    Location: Community Room
 
anim_dragon 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Mystery Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello     lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

Join us at the Norton Public Library for tasty snacks and mystery mayhem!  

This month's book: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

This parent & child book club is for kids in grades 3-7 (or so) and their grown-ups--usually on the last Monday of each month. All attendees (grown-ups too) should try to read the book in advance of our meeting, but if you don't finish, please come any how! Register at the library to be notified of any changes and to let us know about food allergies or dietary restrictions, since we always have snacks!

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:15 AM Great Decisions     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full. We are no longer accepting registrations.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Friends     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

The "Teen Friends" group is an after-school club at the Norton Library for students enrolled in grades 8-12. The Teen Friends meet every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday of month. Our programs vary week to week, and often include craft activites, community service work, indoor and outdoor games, or social time. 

Today's event: Help decorate the Children's Room wall! 

For grades 8-12 only, no advance registration required.

    Location: Community 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 April 29, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement with Marsha     Tell a Friend
   

Come sing, dance, and create music with Ms. Marsha from CFCE!  This 45-minute music and movement program sets the stage for caregivers and their children to sing, dance, and make music together.

Appropriate for children of all ages, geared towards 5 and under. 

No pre-registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ready for Kindergarten!     Tell a Friend
   

This program, offered by Gina and Marsha from Self Help Inc. CFCE, helps ease Kindergarten jitters and get preschoolers excited and ready to start Kindergarten next fall. This six-session playgroup series will meet on the following Wednesdays, at 1:00 PM:

  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

 Children who will be attending Kindergarten in Fall 2015 can be registered online once the link is posted to CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

This group is open to children 9 months to three years and their caregivers.  Come play, sing, dance, and listen to stories  with Ms. Marsha from CFCE as we sing and learn together!  

Drop in, no registration required.

    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 May 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

Join our Men's book discussion group the first Monday of each month. 

Led by Jay Boucher.

This month's selection is Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin. 

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday May 6, 2015 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 morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

This month's selection is A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 4:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our afternoon book discussion group the first Thursday of each month at 4:00pm.

This month's selection is A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 1:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Join Ms. Marsha and Ms. Gina in this Silly Science program for ages 3-5. 

This program is offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program.

Please register at the CFCE website.

 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ready for Kindergarten!     Tell a Friend
   

This program, offered by Gina and Marsha from Self Help Inc. CFCE, helps ease Kindergarten jitters and get preschoolers excited and ready to start Kindergarten next fall. This six-session playgroup series will meet on the following Wednesdays, at 1:00 PM:

  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

 Children who will be attending Kindergarten in Fall 2015 can be registered online once the link is posted to CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM Play N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   
   

Visit the library for Ms. Gina's monthly parent-child play group for ages 2.9-5. Activities include free play, circle time and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually.

Preregistration is required for this group. Offered by Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration open.

    Location: Community Room
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like LEGOs? Wouldn't it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your creation? Wouldn't it be fun to build with friends? Whether you're a pro or a beginner, you will be inspired. Come join us in the community room to build with Legos of all shapes, sizes, and colors! 

LEGO Club is a walk-in activity for boys and girls and grown-ups. Participants are welcome to take part in the activities anytime during the program time frame.  

The Library is still accepting donations of gently used LEGOs. The more we have, the more creative we can get!

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

Do you like LEGOs? Wouldn't it be great to have hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your creation? Wouldn't it be fun to build with friends? Whether you're a pro or a beginner, you will be inspired. Come join us in the community room to build with Legos of all shapes, sizes, and colors! 

LEGO Club is a walk-in activity for boys and girls and grown-ups. Participants are welcome to take part in the activities anytime during the program time frame.  

The Library is still accepting donations of gently used LEGOs. The more we have, the more creative we can get!

    Location: Community Room
 
anim_dragon 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Mystery Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello     lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

Join us at the Norton Public Library for tasty snacks and mystery mayhem!  

This month's book: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton

This parent & child book club is for kids in grades 3-7 (or so) and their grown-ups--usually on the last Monday of each month. All attendees (grown-ups too) should try to read the book in advance of our meeting, but if you don't finish, please come any how! Register at the library to be notified of any changes and to let us know about food allergies or dietary restrictions, since we always have snacks!

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
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rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ready for Kindergarten!     Tell a Friend
   

This program, offered by Gina and Marsha from Self Help Inc. CFCE, helps ease Kindergarten jitters and get preschoolers excited and ready to start Kindergarten next fall. This six-session playgroup series will meet on the following Wednesdays, at 1:00 PM:

  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

 Children who will be attending Kindergarten in Fall 2015 can be registered online once the link is posted to CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
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holiday_civil_war 10:30 AM “Lee Surrenders at Appomattox” with Gary Hylander     Tell a Friend
   

On April 9, 1865, Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant met in the village of Appomattox Courthouse, where Lee accepted the terms of surrender which would eventually lead to the end of the Civil War. Witness history as once again professor and historian Gary Hylander takes us back in time.

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ready for Kindergarten!     Tell a Friend
   

This program, offered by Gina and Marsha from Self Help Inc. CFCE, helps ease Kindergarten jitters and get preschoolers excited and ready to start Kindergarten next fall. This six-session playgroup series will meet on the following Wednesdays, at 1:00 PM:

  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27

 Children who will be attending Kindergarten in Fall 2015 can be registered online once the link is posted to CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

This group is open to children 9 months to three years and their caregivers.  Come play, sing, dance, and listen to stories  with Ms. Marsha from CFCE as we sing and learn together!  

Drop in, no registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015 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 morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

This month's selection is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
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lib_book3 4:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our afternoon book discussion group the first Thursday of each month at 4:00pm.

This month's selection is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
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ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement with Marsha     Tell a Friend
   

Come sing, dance, and create music with Ms. Marsha from CFCE!  This 45-minute music and movement program sets the stage for caregivers and their children to sing, dance, and make music together.

Appropriate for children of all ages, geared towards 5 and under. 

No pre-registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_ribbon 10:30 AM Jane Austen Fashion     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a look at contemporary fashions from Jane Austen’s time! Karen Antonowicz, History of Fashion Professor at Bay State College (and part time at RISD), will discuss the fashion of the early 1800’s, or Regency Era. The lecture will include both slides and clothing samples. 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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trans_firetruck 10:30 AM “A Fireman of 1899: his life and job” with William Moss     Tell a Friend
   

Retired firefighter William Moss presents an entertaining & educational first person narrative in A Fireman of 1899: His Life & Job! Journey back in time as he introduces audiences to the challenges of 19th century firefighters, both in their personal and professional lives.  Learn about the typical day of work, the dynamite men, fire horses, fire pumps & steamers, the bucket brigade, fire wardens, salvage companies, and the most important firefighting tools of the time.  

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM Bridgewater Triangle Documentary Screening     Tell a Friend
   

The Bridgewater Triangle sits within the Southeastern portion of Massachusetts, and includes a number of locations known for unexplained occurrences. The first-ever feature-length documentary on the subject, The Bridgewater Triangle explores the history of this fascinating region.  The film features a number of local residents providing first-hand accounts of unexplained occurrences.  In addition, an all-star assembly of paranormal researchers, folklorists and authors provide expert analysis regarding the many mysteries of the triangle. 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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misc_usflag 10:30 AM “I Slept with George Washington” with Judy Bernstein     Tell a Friend
   

Actress Judy Bernstein presents: I Slept with George Washington...and discovered that he was an inventor, a farmer, a marriage counselor, an actor, a mediator, a dancer, an historian, and a prophet. Meet the real George Washington!

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 6:30 PM “Lost Boston” with Anthony Mitchell Sammarco     Tell a Friend
   

Author and historian Anthony Mitchell Sammarco will discuss the lost landmarks of Boston, the subject of his book Lost Boston. Once-loved Boston institutions turned vanished local landmarks include schools, churches, theatres and more.  Sammarco is the author of 60 books on his native city, including Boston: A Century of Progress and Downtown Boston

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

(This program was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 15.)

    Location: Community Room
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misc_trophy 10:30 AM Hollywood Quiz Show with Mr. DJ     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an interactive game show experience! With thousands of video AND audio questions including American History, Patriots, Red Sox, Fun Facts, Pop Culture, Hollywood Legends, Name that Tune, Name that TV Tune, Name that TV Commercial, Presidents, States and even Nursery Rhymes & Animal Sounds, Mr DJ will stroll down memory lane, tickle your brain and provide a wonderful GAME SHOW experience, seldom seen...except on TV! 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday December 17, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 10:30 AM Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” with Gary Hylander     Tell a Friend
   

Charles Dickens’s novella A Christmas Carol, published in 1843, has become one of the best loved Christmas tales of all time. You know the story, but do you know the history behind it? Join us as professor and historian Gary Hylander sheds light on the history and vision of one of Dickens’s most cherished works. 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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