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Friends Spring Book Sale Tuesday, May 2-Saturday, May 6 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Spring 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.

Upcoming event

    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 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 April, we are reading Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull.

    Location: Community Room
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_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. Drop in and 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
 
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
misc_earth Staff Development     Tell a Friend
   

Library closed for Staff Development Day (postponed from an earlier date.)

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
 
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 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Keating     rkeating88@comcast.net
   

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 meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. For more information please contact Robert Keating at rkeating88@comcast.net

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Spring 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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Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Spring 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 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
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library Spring 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
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Spring 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 May 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  11:30 PM Friends of the Library Spring 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
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Movie: A Dog's Purpose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

This dramedy follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.

2017; 120 minutes; PG

Universal Pictures

    Location: Community 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
 
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 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
 
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  -  5:15 PM Movie: La La Land     Tell a Friend
   

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This 2016 movie starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won five Academy Awards.

2016; 128 min; PG-13

Summit Entertainment

    Location: Community Room
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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
Tuesday May 16, 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
 
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_usflag 10:30 AM Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD - Civil Rights Legacy of JFK     Tell a Friend
   

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD will once again entertain and enlighten us with American history. To commemorate the centennial anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth, Dr. Hylander will present a lecture on JFK's enduring legacy, particularly his impact on Civil Rights. 

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
 
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 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 May, we are reading Into the Lion's Den, by Linda Fairstein.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 5:30 PM  -  6:45 PM Homeschool Fair: Women in American History     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 spring! The theme of the fair is "Women in American History."

Open to the public.

    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
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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
 
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 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
 
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 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
Thursday June 1, 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 June 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Keating     rkeating88@comcast.net
   

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 meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. For more information please contact Robert Keating at rkeating88@comcast.net

    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
Thursday June 8, 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
 
rec_paintpalette02 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Norton Cultural Council Annual Art Show and Reception     Tell a Friend
   

The Norton Cultural Council will hold their Annual Art Show and Reception for 2017 Grant Recipients!

Calling all budding artists! Elementary school age students in Norton are invited to submit one (1) original work of art (any theme, medium, or size). Children's artwork will be on display from June 1-15. Artwork and form can be dropped off at the library. Deadline May 30.

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
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 June 14, 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 Ms. Ellen 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 June 15, 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 June 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Summer Volunteer Training     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

The Library is looking for volunteers in grades 4-12 to help us out with our Summer Reading Program, library events, and more! Come to the volunteer training session to learn all about summer volunteer opportunities. The training session is required for all youth volunteers, whether or not you have volunteered here before. If you can't make it to the training, email Meredith at mruhl@sailsinc.org to schedule a make-up session.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday June 22, 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 June 26, 2017 Go To Top
NORTONPL/jr.friends 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Jr. Friends Wall Decorating     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

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

 

    Location: Children's Room
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 12:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Red Cross Community Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_tentsm 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Circus Minimus     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meredith Ruhl   508-286-2696   mruhl@sailsinc.org
   

The circus is coming to town! Kevin O'Keefe of Circus Minimus brings us the "One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase" show, a whimsical celebration of the imagination. From O'Keefe's suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the incredible Bumbilini Family, and Magician Clyde Zerbini.

All ages welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends and a grant from the Norton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday June 29, 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
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.

Wednesday July 5, 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 July 6, 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
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rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM Cardmaking Class     Tell a Friend
   

Create and donate! Local artist Betty Saccocia will demonstrate how to create beautiful handmade cards. Participants will have the opportunity to create two cards--one to keep and one to donate to a military hero through Operation Gratitude! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Learn more about Operation Gratitude here.

Space is limited and registration will begin June 22.

 

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Zumba┬« Class     Tell a Friend
   

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for teens-seniors. Join us for one or all of the classes! No registration required.

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

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 11, 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.

Build anything you can dream up, or take on this week's LEGO challenge: "Build a Better World!"

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 7:00 PM Four in a Row Concert in the Park     Tell a Friend
   

They're back! Four in a Row is joining us again this summer for a fun concert in the Library Park! This 50's/60's rock and roll band has a wide range of covers and originals. They play Beatles music and 50's music, as well as some modern music and originals. Don't miss this talented young group!

Wednesday July 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
 
rec_aerobics 1:00 PM Yoga and Self Massage with Karen Damiecki     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a free yoga course for beginners using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls and healthy movement to create positive change in your body!

  • Improve flexibility and posture
  • Enhance the way you breath to release stress
  • Reduce pain

Classes appropriate for all levels no yoga experience necessary!

Students should wear loose fitting clothing and bring a  yoga mat or beach towel and bottled water. Karen Damiecki is a local passionate yoga instructor who has also been certified by the Yoga Alliance to be a teacher trainer. 

Registration will begin June 28. 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 13, 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_usflag 3:30 PM Remembering the Vietnam War     Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association will share a slideshow presentation and memories of their experiences during the Vietnam War. They will also bring military memorabilia as well as items from their time in Vietnam, including a Montagnard crossbow and sword, scrapnel from a 122mm rocket, and a piece of a Skycrane helicopter. 

The Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association is a non-profit organization. Based in Taunton Massachusetts, it was officially founded in January of 1983 by five Vietnam Veterans and one Korean Veteran. Many months prior to this date a great deal of time was spent on writing a list of purposes around which the group was built.The following is a list of the TAVVA's purposes and goals: To improve the conditions for Vietnam Veterans, to promote positive education for all on Vietnam and its Veterans, to assist the needs of our members and their families whenever possible, to provide Vietnam Veterans representation at area meetings and ceremonies when required or requested, and to insure the continuing remembrance of our fallen brothers and sisters and those still listed as M.I.A.'s.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 18, 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.

Build anything you can dream up, or take on this week's LEGO challenge: Build a cool vehicle!

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 20, 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 July 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 1:00 PM Tai Chi for Beginners     Tell a Friend
   

Learn tai chi with instructor Kelley Brophy! Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

Harvard Women's Health Watch: The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM Georgia O'Keeffe Style Paint Night with Sandy Churchill     Tell a Friend
   

Come join us for a fun and engaging paint night! Painters of all levels are welcome to learn to paint in the style of 20th century artist Georgia O'Keeffe. All materials will be provided (including paints, brushes, watercolor canvas, etc.). 

Sandy Churchill teaches “Paint with the Masters” classes to budding artists, including enrichment classes, homeschool programs, and library classes. While she has taught classes in the style of Van Gogh, Lichenstein, Klimt, Seurat, and Matisse, Monet remains a personal favorite! 

This is the second in a series of three classes designed to introduce adults to the styles of fine artists and foster hands-on creation of individual paintings inspired by the masters. 

Space is limited; registration is required and will begin July 11. Please note this program is for adults only.

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

    Location: Community Room
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Wednesday July 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
 
rec_aerobics 1:00 PM Yoga and Self Massage with Karen Damiecki     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a free yoga course for beginners using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls and healthy movement to create positive change in your body!

  • Improve flexibility and posture
  • Enhance the way you breath to release stress
  • Reduce pain

Classes appropriate for all levels no yoga experience necessary!

Students should wear loose fitting clothing and bring a  yoga mat or beach towel and bottled water. Karen Damiecki is a local passionate yoga instructor who has also been certified by the Yoga Alliance to be a teacher trainer. 

Registration will begin July 12. 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 27, 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 July 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM Zumba┬« Class     Tell a Friend
   

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for teens-seniors. Join us for one or all of the classes! No registration required.

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

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower02 10:30 AM Aromatherapy 101     Tell a Friend
   

Led by instructor Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations, this educational, hands-on program presents the history and health benefits of essential oils. From the ancient societies of the Mediterranean, East Asia, and India to modern chemistry, essential oils have been shown to improve health and wellness.

Class participants will have the opportunity to make bath salts, a dream pillow, and soap balls to take with them. Instrumental music and herbal teas set the mood for an evening of education, creativity, and relaxation.

Please note this program is for adults and is limited to 25 participants. Registration begins July 18.

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

 
    Location: Community Room
 
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.

Build anything you can dream up, or take on this week's LEGO challenge: Build an animal or imaginary creature!

All ages. No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday August 2, 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
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM Cardmaking Class     Tell a Friend
   

Create and donate! Local artist Betty Saccocia will demonstrate how to create beautiful handmade cards. Participants will have the opportunity to create two cards--one to keep and one to donate to a military hero through Operation Gratitude! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Learn more about Operation Gratitude here.

Space is limited and registration will begin July 19.

 

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 3, 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
Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 6:30 PM School of Rock Concert in the Park     Tell a Friend
   

Rock out in the Library Park with this teen band from Attleboro, MA with covers of “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen, “Ain't it Fun” by Paramore, “Sweet Child O' Mine” by Guns N' Roses, and other hits!

Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 1:00 PM Tai Chi for Beginners     Tell a Friend
   

Learn tai chi with instructor Kelley Brophy! Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

Harvard Women's Health Watch: The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 1:00 PM Yoga and Self Massage with Karen Damiecki     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a free yoga course for beginners using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls and healthy movement to create positive change in your body!

  • Improve flexibility and posture
  • Enhance the way you breath to release stress
  • Reduce pain

Classes appropriate for all levels no yoga experience necessary!

Students should wear loose fitting clothing and bring a  yoga mat or beach towel and bottled water. Karen Damiecki is a local passionate yoga instructor who has also been certified by the Yoga Alliance to be a teacher trainer. 

Registration will begin July 26. 

    Location: Community Room
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Thursday August 10, 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
Thursday August 17, 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
Thursday August 24, 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
Thursday August 31, 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 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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Norton Public Library

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Norton, MA 02766

Phone: 508-285-0265

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