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Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Movie: Pete's Dragon (2016)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

After the death of his parents, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt down Elliot. Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford co-star. Directed by David Lowery, Pete's Dragon is a remake of the 1977 children's movie of the same name.

2016; 102 minutes; PG

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Community Room
 
rec_paintpalette02 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Adult Coloring Night     Tell a Friend
   

Coloring isn't just for kids! Join us for adult coloring night. We'll provide coloring pages--florals, mandalas, zentagles and more--colored pencils and markers, and light refreshments. This month we're offering postcards to color and send!

No registration is required; just drop in, relax, and let your creativity flow. 

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
 
This week's theme: Opposites
    Location: Community Room
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tot Time     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 toward children ages nine months to three years, 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 January 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM Morning Movie: The Girl on the Train     Tell a Friend
   

Emily Blunt is a recent divorcée who fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride. Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband and his new family. Tate Taylor directed this psychological thriller, which was adapted from the 2015 best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins. 

2016; 112 minutes; R

Universal Pictures

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Rug Hooking 'Hook In' Hosted by Loop by Loop Studio     Tell a Friend
   

Loop by Loop Studio is pleased to host a Rug Hooking "Hook In!" at the Norton Public Library! This event will be a meet and greet for experienced rug hookers as well as people who are interested in learning this primitive craft. Feel free to bring past or current projects to work on during this two hour long meeting or simply come by to chat and share ideas. For those who are new to rug hooking, we have a wide array of kits and supplies and would love to teach any "newbies" this simple, easy art form.  

More information on rug hooking can be found at http://www.loopbyloopstudio.com.  

 

    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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
 
This week's theme: Food
    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play and Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Preschool Play and Learn is a monthly parent & child playgroup. Activities include free play with toys and activites, circle time, and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children ages 2.9-5 will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is 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
 
ent_film-reel 3:00 PM Afternoon Movie: The Light Between Oceans     Tell a Friend
   

In this adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel, an Australian World War I veteran (Michael Fassbender) takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He meets his future wife (Alicia Vikander) at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own. 

2016; 132 minutes; PG-13

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Community Room
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM 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! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Space is limited and registration will begin January 23.

 

 

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Jr. Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for our monthly youth volunteer meeting to discuss ideas for projects and upcoming events. All interested volunteers in grades 4-12 are 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. Members will have opportunities to help improve the library by decorating the Children’s Room, keeping the children’s and young adult book collections tidy, planning events, contributing to book, music, movie, and video game selection, and more.

    Location: Community Room
 
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.

This month's selection is One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No 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 February 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
 
This week's theme: Silly stories!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD - Japanese-American Internment     Tell a Friend
   

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD will once again entertain and enlighten us with American history. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced Japanese Americans from their homes and into internment camps. As we close in on the 75th anniversary of this order, we will learn about the history and legacy of this action. Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD 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
 
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 February 13, 2017 Go To Top
school_microscope 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Silly Science and Mystical Math is a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program for children ages 3.5 through 6. Presented by Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday February 14, 2017 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
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Discovery Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Use books, experiments, and crafts to explore the science and history of a new subject each month. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Grades K-4; homeschoolers welcome! Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


Monthly meeting of the Norton Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
 
This week's theme: Love!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    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 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pokemon Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

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
Friends of the Norton Library Annual Spring Basket Raffle March 3 - April 14! Go To Top
misc_basket 10:00 AM Friends of the Norton Library Annual Spring Basket Raffle     Tell a Friend
   

Enter to win beautiful gift baskets! Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

Choose from a variety of amazing baskets filled with wonderful themed gifts!

Every ticket purchased supports the Friends of the Norton Public Library.
 
Raffle begins March 3; enter to win by Friday, April 14.

Upcoming event

Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_lincoln 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Presidents' Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Presidents' Day.

Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Movie: The Queen of Katwe     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life.

2016; 124 minutes; PG

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Community Room
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Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Magic Carpet Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x1815   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

Take a journey with Ms. Marsha during the Magic Carpet Book Club! We will read great stories and complete fantastic crafts. This vacation week program is for school aged children in kindergarten through grade 4.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tot Time     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 toward children ages nine months to three years, 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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Painting Class     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Express your creativity! Paint a snowy nighttime scene with painting teacher Sandy Churchill. Open to children in grades K-5.

Registration is required and begins on Feb. 9. Please sign up in our registration book near the front desk or by phone (508-286-2696) or email (mruhl@sailsinc.org). Phone and email registrations are finalized once you have received a confirmation from the library.

    Location: Community Room
Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Vacation Week Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Looking for a fun activity during school vacation week? Kids of all ages can drop in for this craft project!

The craft will not take a full hour, so feel free to drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 am.

    Location: Community Room
Monday February 27, 2017 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 play with instruments! 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
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Page Turners Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Page Turners is a book club for teens and tweens, around ages 10 and up. Pick up a copy of this month's book in the Children's Room (or request it through our online catalog), read it before the meeting, and join us for snacks and a fun discussion!

In February, we will be reading The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Rug Hooking 'Hook In' Hosted by Loop by Loop Studio     Tell a Friend
   

Loop by Loop Studio is pleased to host a Rug Hooking "Hook In!" at the Norton Public Library! This event will be a meet and greet for experienced rug hookers as well as people who are interested in learning this primitive craft. Feel free to bring past or current projects to work on during this two hour long meeting or simply come by to chat and share ideas. For those who are new to rug hooking, we have a wide array of kits and supplies and would love to teach any "newbies" this simple, easy art form.  

More information on rug hooking can be found at http://www.loopbyloopstudio.com.  

 

    Location: Conference Room
 
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:45 PM Homeschool Fair: Inventors and Innovations     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Stop by and see the amazing projects that local homeschoolers have been working on this winter! The theme of the fair is "Inventors and Innovations."

Open to the public.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday March 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 Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
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Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play and Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Preschool Play and Learn is a monthly parent & child playgroup. Activities include free play with toys and activites, circle time, and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children ages 2.9-5 will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is 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
Monday March 6, 2017 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!

This month's selection is Black Flags: the rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick. 

Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No 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 March 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
 
food_apple 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kindergarten Readiness     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

This five-session playgroup will be run by two Parent Support Educational Specialists from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE, Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright, and will be offered to parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. We will focus on activities that promote kindergarten readiness skills in a fun and playful learning environment.

Online registration is required.

The program dates are March 8 and 22 and April 5, 12, and 19.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 9, 2017 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 March 13, 2017 Go To Top
school_microscope 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Silly Science and Mystical Math is a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program for children ages 3.5 through 6. Presented by Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
 
NORTONPL/jr.friends 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Jr. Friends Wall Decoration     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

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!

 

    Location: Children's Room
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    Location: Community Room
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lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Discovery Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Use books, experiments, and crafts to explore the science and history of a new subject each month. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Grades K-4; homeschoolers welcome! Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 16, 2017 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
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Pokemon Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

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
Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
 
food_apple 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kindergarten Readiness     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

This five-session playgroup will be run by two Parent Support Educational Specialists from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE, Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright, and will be offered to parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. We will focus on activities that promote kindergarten readiness skills in a fun and playful learning environment.

Online registration is required.

The program dates are March 8 and 22 and April 5, 12, and 19.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tot Time     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 toward children ages nine months to three years, 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 March 27, 2017 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 play with instruments! 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
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Page Turners Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Page Turners is a book club for teens and tweens (around age 10 and up). Pick up a copy of this month's book in the Children's Room, read it before the meeting, and join us for a fun discussion!

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    Location: Community Room
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Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 30, 2017 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 April 3, 2017 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!

This month's selection is Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right by Jane Mayer. 

Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No 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 5, 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 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
 
food_apple 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kindergarten Readiness     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

This five-session playgroup will be run by two Parent Support Educational Specialists from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE, Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright, and will be offered to parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. We will focus on activities that promote kindergarten readiness skills in a fun and playful learning environment.

Online registration is required.

The program dates are March 8 and 22 and April 5, 12, and 19.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play and Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Preschool Play and Learn is a monthly parent & child playgroup. Activities include free play with toys and activites, circle time, and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children ages 2.9-5 will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
school_microscope 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Silly Science and Mystical Math is a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program for children ages 3.5 through 6. Presented by Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Jr. Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for our monthly youth volunteer meeting to discuss ideas for projects and upcoming events. All interested volunteers in grades 4-12 are 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. Members will have opportunities to help improve the library by decorating the Children’s Room, keeping the children’s and young adult book collections tidy, planning events, contributing to book, music, movie, and video game selection, and more.

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Discovery Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Use books, experiments, and crafts to explore the science and history of a new subject each month. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Grades K-4; homeschoolers welcome! Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
 
food_apple 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kindergarten Readiness     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

This five-session playgroup will be run by two Parent Support Educational Specialists from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE, Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright, and will be offered to parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. We will focus on activities that promote kindergarten readiness skills in a fun and playful learning environment.

Online registration is required.

The program dates are March 8 and 22 and April 5, 12, and 19.

    Location: Community Room
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Patriots' Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Patriots' Day.

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with special guest Ms. Ellen includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
 
food_apple 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kindergarten Readiness     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   mwright@selfhelpinc.org
   

This five-session playgroup will be run by two Parent Support Educational Specialists from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE, Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright, and will be offered to parents and children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017. We will focus on activities that promote kindergarten readiness skills in a fun and playful learning environment.

Online registration is required.

The program dates are March 8 and 22 and April 5, 12, and 19.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Big Ryan's Tall Tales     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Big Ryan's Tall Tales will feature original stories, puppets, a bit of music and movement, and a whole lot of fun!

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pokemon Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

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
Monday April 24, 2017 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 play with instruments! 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
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Page Turners Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Page Turners is a book club for teens and tweens (around age 10 and up). Pick up a copy of this month's book in the Children's Room, read it before the meeting, and join us for a fun discussion!

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM FULL Great Decisions Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

This program is full.

Prepare to discuss the world.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for an 8-week discussion group led by Evelyn Ross and Bob Tosca. This group will meet every other Tuesday from 10:15-11:45am beginning January 24.

Registration begins December 15; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

2017 Discussion Topics

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security
    Location: Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No 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 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tot Time     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 toward children ages nine months to three years, and siblings are always welcome.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 3, 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 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join Meredith for a special storytime for babies! Baby Time includes books, music, bouncing rhymes, and play time.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months, but older siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_book_red 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Discovery Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Use books, experiments, and crafts to explore the science and history of a new subject each month. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Grades K-4; homeschoolers welcome! Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Play and Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Preschool Play and Learn is a monthly parent & child playgroup. Activities include free play with toys and activites, circle time, and crafts. Each group offers floor and table activities. Children ages 2.9-5 will have the opportunity to play together as well as individually. Presented by Gina McGarrigle from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
school_microscope 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Silly Science and Mystical Math is a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program for children ages 3.5 through 6. Presented by Gina McGarrigle and Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE.

Online registration is required.

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_bookshelf 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Jr. Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for our monthly youth volunteer meeting to discuss ideas for projects and upcoming events. All interested volunteers in grades 4-12 are 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. Members will have opportunities to help improve the library by decorating the Children’s Room, keeping the children’s and young adult book collections tidy, planning events, contributing to book, music, movie, and video game selection, and more.

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Pokemon Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

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
Monday May 22, 2017 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 play with instruments! 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
 
lib_book3 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Page Turners Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Page Turners is a book club for teens and tweens (around age 10 and up). Pick up a copy of this month's book in the Children's Room, read it before the meeting, and join us for a fun discussion!

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tot Time     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 toward children ages nine months to three years, and siblings are always welcome.

    Location: Community Room
Monday May 29, 2017 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 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Calling all builders! Wouldn't it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

Library Storytime with our Youth Services Librarian, Meredith Ruhl, includes music, dancing, movement play, and (of course) stories! The program will end with a short craft or other fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies) and no registration is required. Wiggles welcome!
    Location: Community Room
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
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 7, 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 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.


Request the book through our online library catalog.

    Location: Conference Room
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Tuesday July 4, 2017 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.

Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Labor Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Labor Day.

Monday October 9, 2017 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.

Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Veterans Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Wednesday November 22, 2017 -  Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 10:00 AM Thanksgiving     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, and reopen at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 10:00 AM Christmas     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_balloons 1:00 PM New Years' Eve     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

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Today is Tuesday January 24, 2017

Norton Public Library

68 East Main Street

Norton, MA 02766

Phone: 508-285-0265

Fax: 508-285-0266





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