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Wednesday October 8, 2014 -  Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray Afghan Raffle     Tell a Friend
   

Take a chance and enter the Friends of the Norton Library's raffle for a hand-knit afghan blanket.

All proceeds will go to support the Friends of the Norton Library.

Winner will be drawn on the last day of the Fall Book Sale, November 8.

Afghan donated by the Knot Just Knitting group, which meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM in the library.

Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Friends     Tell a Friend
   

 
The Jr. Friends of the Library (and several friends and family members) are planning to march in the 2014 Norton Halloween Parade together, representing the Norton Public Library. 
 
We voted on a theme for our marching group and Johnny came up with a great slogan: "Level Up with Reading." We'll all march as video game characters. Those who choose not to dress up will be able to help out carrying signs identifying us as the Norton Public Library. (Those who dress up can carry signs too!  We'll all have fun.)

We meet again on Tuesday, October 21st from 4:00 until 5:30 in order to work on our signs and costumes.  Please bring any costumes or parts of costumes you have prepared to the event that day. If you cannot stay for the whole hour and a half, just stay as long as you can.  

If you have any previously used video-game-themed costumes(maybe you were Pikachu last year... Maia?) and wouldn't mind lending them out for the parade this year, please bring them to library either on the 21st or sooner. Please mark them so that we know who they belong to!

Parents & siblings and even neighbors of any age may join us to march. It would be great to have them in costume too! Please spread the word. I will need to have a complete list of everyone marching and whether they will be in costume by the end of the day on October 22. Any one in grades 4-12 who wishes to participate, however, should show up to the October 21st meeting if possible. You are the ones in charge, and I need your help to get ready.

You may also parade with a bike or a wagon, should you choose. Bring it (or at least its dimensions) on the 21st if you need help decorating it.
We are NOT asking you (or your parents) to go out and spend a fortune on a fancy costume OR quit doing your homework for a week in order to make time to construct an amazing DIY outfit. Of course you can do this if you want, but all we're asking is that you give some thought to what you might like to look like and what might be do-able. Check out the Library's Video Game Costumes pinterest page. 

If you know you want to be an angry bird, try to find a the right color shirt. 

If you want to be Mario, make a mustache, and I can post to the library's facebook page that we're seeking a pair of blue overalls to borrow! (If you ask me to. Just ask.)

If you want to be a minecraft block, bring in a cardboard box--We'll do the rest together on the 21st.

Bring your ideas, your friends, and any items you've come up with to our next meeting. If you have any questions or need me to acquire any items for you, email me at lcostello@sailsinc.org.

We are actively seeking participants in grades 4-7. The library is a great place to have fun, make friends and (sometimes) do community service. 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   
Storytimes with Ms. Leslianne will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Feel free to bring a show-and-tell or wear a costume for the day's theme:
 
October 22: Prickly Porcupines
October 29: Pretending
November 12: Jellyfish
    Location: Community Room
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Jewelry Jingle Fundraiser     Tell a Friend
   

Stop by and browse the collection of new fashion and vintage jewelry, which includes rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and pins. 

100% of the proceeds benefit the Norton Public Library!

 
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 October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Jewelry Jingle Fundraiser     Tell a Friend
   

Stop by and browse the collection of new fashion and vintage jewelry, which includes rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and pins. 

100% of the proceeds benefit the Norton Public Library!

Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Jewelry Jingle Fundraiser     Tell a Friend
   

Stop by and browse the collection of new fashion and vintage jewelry, which includes rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and pins. 

100% of the proceeds benefit the Norton Public Library!

Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dragon 5:30 PM Fractured Fairy Tales Book Club     Tell a Friend
   

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

The Robe of Skulls

"Fire up your cauldron for an exuberant, fast-moving, wildly entertaining tale with a cast of characters who are good, bad, and very, very ugly. High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That doesn't stop her, however--from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using a little magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant (if scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones?"

This parent & child book club is for kids in grades 3-7 (or so) and their grown-ups on the last Monday of each month. Please register at the library and let us know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions, since we always have snacks!

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 3:00 PM Teen Friends     Tell a Friend
   

Tune up the Library Park

We are actively seeking participants for our library youth groups. The library is a great place to have fun, make friends and (sometimes) do community service. Please pick up the flyer at the front desk for more information.

Teen Friends = Grades 8-12

 
office_pencil 6:00 PM Writers' Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.Viana@sailsinc.org
   


Join us for our monthly Writers' Group at the library. Bring some of your work to share, get feedback, and discuss the joys and challenges of writing. All writers welcome!

    Location: Conference 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 October 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Storytimes with Ms. Leslianne will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. Feel free to bring a show-and-tell or wear a costume for the day's theme:
 
October 29: Pretending
 
November 12: Jellyfish
    Location: Community Room
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Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Tot Time     Tell a Friend
   

Monthly playtime, music time, and a simple craft with Marsha from CFCE.

For children 9 months to 3 years.

    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 November 3, 2014 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 Daring Young Men by Richard Reeves. 

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM Junior Friends     Tell a Friend
   

Today: "NaNoWriMo" lab

November is National Novel Writing Month. In celebration, we're going to do some creative group writing experiments.  Bring a friend and give it a try!  We are actively seeking new members in this bi-monthly library club.

For students in grades 4-7 only. This is a rule.

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_book_sale 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale. Browse gently used adult and children's books, movies, music, puzzles and games. 

Proceeds support library programs for all ages! 

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
*Friends' night only. It's a great night to join the Friends!

Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
*Please note that Book Sale hours begin before the library opens at 10:00am.

 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale. Browse gently used adult and children's books, movies, music, puzzles and games. 

Proceeds support library programs for all ages! 

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
*Friends' night only. It's a great night to join the Friends!

Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
*Please note that Book Sale hours begin before the library opens at 10:00am.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
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 Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale. Browse gently used adult and children's books, movies, music, puzzles and games. 

Proceeds support library programs for all ages! 

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
*Friends' night only. It's a great night to join the Friends!

Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
*Please note that Book Sale hours begin before the library opens at 10:00am.

 

    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: Conference 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 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale. Browse gently used adult and children's books, movies, music, puzzles and games. 

Proceeds support library programs for all ages! 

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
*Friends' night only. It's a great night to join the Friends!

Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
*Please note that Book Sale hours begin before the library opens at 10:00am.

 

    Location: Community Room
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Norton Public Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale. Browse gently used adult and children's books, movies, music, puzzles and games. 

Proceeds support library programs for all ages! 

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
*Friends' night only. It's a great night to join the Friends!

Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
*Please note that Book Sale hours begin before the library opens at 10:00am.

 

    Location: Community Room
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Elephant & Piggie Party!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello     
   

Join the silly celebration for Piggie, Gerald, and (of course) Pigeon in the Children's Room at noon this Saturday.

Fun for Elephant & Piggie fans of any age.

Please register in advance at the library, starting 10/25.

(The library staff is unable to take registrations by phone or email.)

    Location: Children's Room
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 1:00 PM Silly Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Ms Gina from CFCE leads children ages 3-5 on an exploration of a new math & science topic each month. 

Online registration opens 10/25.

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

Learn about Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos in Book Explorers this month. We'll learn about the Golden Record and think about what we would send out to space if we could.

Book Explorers is a monthly collabrative program for grades K-3 offered by Gina McGarrigle and Ms. Leslianne.

Online registration opens 10/27.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans' Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed in observation of Veteran' Day.

Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Storytimes with Ms. Leslianne will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30.
Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required.
Feel free to bring a show-and-tell for the day's theme:
 
November 12: Jellyfish
    Location: Community Room
 
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 a beautiful handmade cards. Participants will leave with two completed cards and envelopes ready to send!

Space is limited and registration will begin October 29.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM Play N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   
   

Early literacy activities and crafts for ages 2.9-5 with Ms Gina from CFCE.

Online registration opens 10/30.

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

 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


Monthly meeting of the Norton Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Conference Room
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Annual Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


The Norton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Annual Meeting on Monday, November 17 at 7:00pm in the library's Community Room. The Public is welcome to attend. 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Junior Friends & Teen Friends     Tell a Friend
   

Today: Storytime Crash-course

Ever wanted to run your OWN storytime with your own favorite books?  This week we'll all work together to get a craft and storytime ready for a weekend in December. 

This is a joint meeting of the Jr. Friends (grades 4-7) and Teen Friends (grades 8-12). We welcome new members: anyone in grades 4-12 only. This is a rule.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_earth 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Homeschool Fair: Mysteries of History     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to learn about some of history's greatest mysteries, presented in a science-fair style by area Homeschoolers of all grades. Viewing in the library Community Room open to the public!

    Location: Community Room
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Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Playgroup     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in during the hour for free play and a simple craft with other children and caregivers. Presented by the MOMS Club of Norton.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 10:30 AM A Pilgrim Thanksgiving with Gary Hylander     Tell a Friend
   

The first Thanksgiving, as it came to be known, was a time of plenty after many months of hunger and starvation. That these settlers survived at all was a testament to the assistance they received from the local Wampanoags. Sometime in early fall, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, along with Massasoit and ninety braves “entertained and feasted” together for three days. Just in time for the holiday, join us as history professor and lecturer Gary Hylander takes us back to a Pilgrim Thanksgiving.

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
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM Hungrytown Concert     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a live performance from Vermont-based folk group Hungrytown. Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson.  They have released two highly acclaimed CDs,  Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), both of which continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. Rebecca and Ken tour full time; their adventures have taken them throughout the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Their songs have been performed by many other artists, including Nashville songwriting legend David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Hungrytown's music has also appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel's hit series, Portlandia.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Friends     Tell a Friend
   

Today: "NaNoWriMo" lab

November is National Novel Writing Month. In celebration, we're going to do some creative group writing experiments.  Bring a friend and give it a try!  We are actively seeking new members in this bi-monthly library club.

For students in grades 8-12 only. This is a rule.

    Location: Community Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM Writers' Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.Viana@sailsinc.org
   


Join us for our monthly Writers' Group at the library. Bring some of your work to share, get feedback, and discuss the joys and challenges of writing. All writers welcome!

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday November 26, 2014 -  Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 1:00 PM Thanksgiving     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Wednesday December 3, 2014 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 The Used World by Haven Kimmel.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Thursday December 4, 2014 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 The Used World by Haven Kimmel.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Monday December 8, 2014 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
 
anim_dragon 5:30 PM Fractured Fairy Tales Book Club     Tell a Friend
   

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

 

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

 

A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty, the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help. As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world. A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

This parent & child book club is for kids in grades 3-7 (or so) and their grown-ups on the last Monday of each month--except for the Nov/Dec meeting, which meets on December 8 in an effort to avoid conflicting with anyone's holidays! Please register at the library and let us know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions, since we always have snacks!

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
nat_stars2 1:00 PM New Years' Eve     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1 PM on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in observation of New Years and will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015.

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Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_mag 4:00 PM Book Explorers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

Today we celebrate American citizenship with an exploration of immigration and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Book Explorers is a monthly collabrative program for grades K-3 offered by Gina McGarrigle and Ms. Leslianne.

Online registration opens 12/29.

    Location: Community Room
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Norton Public Library

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Phone: 508-285-0265

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