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Monday January 26, 2015 -  Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CLOSED     Tell a Friend
   

The Library will CLOSE at 5:00pm Monday, January 26.

The Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 27 (and all programs cancelled) due to the upcoming storm.

Due dates have been automatically extended to Thursday, January 29. There is no need to return materials while we are closed during the storm.

Check our website or call 508-285-0265 for updates on any further closings or delays.

Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:15 AM POSTPONED Great Decisions     Tell a Friend
   

Due to inclement weather...

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

POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

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

Today's event: Create Candyland

During this hour-and-a-half-long program we will be creating a life-sized Candyland game for the library community room as an activity to run with younger children on February 7th and 10th. Come put your artistic skills to good use!  (This work counts as community service hours.) 

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

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

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 January 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM CANCELLED Music & Movement with Marsha     Tell a Friend
   

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

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

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

No pre-registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM Play N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   
   

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

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

Online registration open.

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

 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read and Rise     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Swirka   508-559-1666 x116   nswirka@selfhelpinc.org
   

For parents and their children ages 2-3 years old. This session runs Fridays at 10:30.

Read and Rise is a free, six-session playgroup offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program and designed to help families to support their children’s early literacy development.  Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, activities, simple art projects and playgroup routines that focus on literacy. Each family will receive a children’s book to keep after each session that they attend.

Although we know things may come up, when you register, please try to committ to attending all six sessions: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 27, March 6

Pre-registration is required by Jan 6th, 2015.  To register: email nswirka@selfhelpinc.org or call Nancy Swirka at 508-559-1666, ext. 116

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Read and Rise     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Swirka   508-559-1666 x116   nswirka@selfhelpinc.org
   

For parents and their children ages 2-3 years old. Fridays at 12:15pm. 

Read and Rise is a free, six-session playgroup offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program and designed to help families to support their children’s early literacy development.  Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, activities, simple art projects and playgroup routines that focus on literacy. Each family will receive a children’s book to keep after each session that they attend.

Although we know things may come up, when you register, please try to committ to attending all six sessions: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 27, March 6

Pre-registration is required. To register: email nswirka@selfhelpinc.org or call Nancy Swirka at 508-559-1666, ext. 116

    Location: Community Room
Monday February 2, 2015 -  Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red Pajama Drive     Tell a Friend
   

The Norton Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4T – 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth.

You can make a difference by bringing in new pajama donations from

February 2nd through March 6th, 2015.

Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

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

Led by Jay Boucher.

This month's selection is City of Lies by Ramita Navai. 

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:15 AM Great Decisions     Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Community Room
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misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Friends     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

Today's event: Design a Library Program

In this hour-and-a-half-long program we will be designing an interactive movie program for younger children, with the help of Ms. Leslianne.  Then on February 17th we will host this program!

    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 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

This month's selection is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
 
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 February 5, 2015 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
 
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 Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Take Your Child to the Library Day     Tell a Friend
   

Today is National Take Your Child to the Library Day!

We are open from 10 AM to 2 PM.  The first 30 children to visit the Norton Library today will be given a special Take Your Child to the Library Day pin. 

 
misc_arrow_r_gray 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Life-Sized Candyland     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

YOU can be a piece in our life-sized game of Candyland.  Drop by the library with your friends between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to race through the Kingdom of Sweet Adventures in the Community Room.  

 This game is geared towards children ages 3-10. Please be aware that you may go home with some sweet treats! All are welcome, no registration required. 

Teens wishing to volunteer at this event should contact the library before January 27th. We'd love to have your help!

    Location: Community Room
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM Morning Movie: The Judge     Tell a Friend
   

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall. Filmed in locations throughout Massachusetts!

2014; 141 minutes; rated R

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

Join Ms. Marsha and Ms. Gina in this Silly Science program for ages 3-5. This month in Silly Science we are learning about Simple Machines. Children will build simple machines with a variety of objects and learn how to find and use these machines in every day life.

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

Please register at the CFCE website.

 

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

This month we'll learn the exciting and inspiring story of the Woolworth sit-ins and the struggle for equality during the Civil Rights Movement.

Book Explorers is a monthly collabrative program for grades K-4 offered by Gina McGarrigle from CFCE and Ms. Leslianne.

Please register at the CFCE website.

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

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

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

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

Today's event: Life-Sized Candyland!

During this two-hour long program, Teen Friends will help younger children and families play Candyland on our life-sized game board.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Life-Sized Candyland     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

YOU can be a piece in our life-sized game of Candyland.  Drop by the library with your friends between 3:30 and 5:00 to race through the Kingdom of Sweet Adventures in the Community Room.  

 This game is geared towards children ages 3-10. Please be aware that you may go home with some sweet treats! All are welcome, no registration required. 

Teens wishing to volunteer at this event should contact the library before January 27th. We'd love to have your help!

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


Monthly meeting of the Norton Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Pajama Day     Tell a Friend
   

It's Pajama Day at the Norton Public Library!  Wear yours when you visit! 

The Norton Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4T – 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth.

You can make a difference by bringing in new pajama donations from February 2nd through March 6th, 2015.

    Location: Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Pajama Storytime!     Tell a Friend
   

Come to this storytime in your PJs and, if you can, consider bringing a new pair of PJs to donate to children in need.

The Norton Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4T - 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth. 

You can make a difference by dropping off new pajama donations at the Norton Public Library between February 1st and March 6th, 2015. 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM Play N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   (508) 559-1666 x123   
   

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

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

Online registration open.

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

 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM Holiday     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed in observation of Presidents' Day. 

Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_martial_arts.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Karate     Tell a Friend
   

Children ages 4.5 to 8 are invited to this fun, free karate introduction presented by the great instructors at Red Dragon Martial Arts. Give it a try and have some fun!

All experience levels welcome--no experience needed. 

Please register at the Library by February 12. 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Junior Friends     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

Today's event: Host a Library Program

In this two-and-a-half-hour program we will be hosting an interactive movie for younger children.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_filmproj 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Interactive Frozen Sing-a-long!     Tell a Friend
   

Sing along with Elsa, Anna, Olaf and friends, plus make some fun crafts with the library's Jr. Friends during this great interactive movie showing.  

ALL AGES are welcome, no registration needed. 

 

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
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trans_van 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Let's Put on a Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

The children will bring history to life as we learn about Rosa Parks and her role in the Civil Rights Movement. Children ages 6-10 will learn a simple story, create scenery and props, and make invitations to the show. This group will meet on three days, Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, and Friday the 20th. On Friday the 20th our program will begin at 12:30 and the show will be at 1:15pm.

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

Please register at CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM “On the Trail of Bonnie & Clyde” with Christopher Daley     Tell a Friend
   

For years the public has been fascinated with the story of this Dustbowl Romeo and Juliet. This one hour lecture will tell their story through the use of period photographs and movies plus modern photographs and video shot by historian Christopher Daley, who has traveled the US on the "Trail of Bonnie and Clyde" photographing & making video of the sites of their homes, murders, robberies, shootouts and hideouts. 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
 
trans_van 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Let's Put on a Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

The children will bring history to life as we learn about Rosa Parks and her role in the Civil Rights Movement. Children ages 6-10 will learn a simple story, create scenery and props, and make invitations to the show. This group will meet on three days, Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, and Friday the 20th. On Friday the 20th our program will begin at 12:30 and the show will be at 1:15pm.

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

Please register at CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
trans_van 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Let's Put on a Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x123   gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
   

The children will bring history to life as we learn about Rosa Parks and her role in the Civil Rights Movement. Children ages 6-10 will learn a simple story, create scenery and props, and make invitations to the show. This group will meet on three days, Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, and Friday the 20th. On Friday the 20th our program will begin at 12:30 and the show will be at 1:15pm.

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

Please register at CFCE's website.

    Location: Community Room
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Cardmaking Class     Tell a Friend
   

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

Space is limited and registration will begin February 9.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

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

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

This month's book: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:15 AM Great Decisions     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Today's event: TBD

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_earth 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Homeschool Culture Fair     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to learn about a variety of different cultures from around the world, 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
 
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 February 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

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

Drop in, no registration required.

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

 

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read and Rise     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Swirka   508-559-1666 x116   nswirka@selfhelpinc.org
   

For parents and their children ages 2-3 years old. This session runs Fridays at 10:30.

Read and Rise is a free, six-session playgroup offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program and designed to help families to support their children’s early literacy development.  Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, activities, simple art projects and playgroup routines that focus on literacy. Each family will receive a children’s book to keep after each session that they attend.

Although we know things may come up, when you register, please try to committ to attending all six sessions: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 27, March 6

Pre-registration is required by Jan 6th, 2015.  To register: email nswirka@selfhelpinc.org or call Nancy Swirka at 508-559-1666, ext. 116

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Read and Rise     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Swirka   508-559-1666 x116   nswirka@selfhelpinc.org
   

For parents and their children ages 2-3 years old. Fridays at 12:15pm. 

Read and Rise is a free, six-session playgroup offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program and designed to help families to support their children’s early literacy development.  Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, activities, simple art projects and playgroup routines that focus on literacy. Each family will receive a children’s book to keep after each session that they attend.

Although we know things may come up, when you register, please try to committ to attending all six sessions: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 27, March 6

Pre-registration is required. To register: email nswirka@selfhelpinc.org or call Nancy Swirka at 508-559-1666, ext. 116

    Location: Community Room
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

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

Led by Jay Boucher.

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

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Junior Friends Library Quilt     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

Today's event: Craft a Library Quilt

In this hour-long program everyone will have the chance to decorate a piece of a new quilt for the Norton Library wall.  

    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 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

This month's selection is The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

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

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 5, 2015 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
 
lib_book3 4:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

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

This month's selection is A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read and Rise     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Swirka   508-559-1666 x116   nswirka@selfhelpinc.org
   

For parents and their children ages 2-3 years old. This session runs Fridays at 10:30.

Read and Rise is a free, six-session playgroup offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program and designed to help families to support their children’s early literacy development.  Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, activities, simple art projects and playgroup routines that focus on literacy. Each family will receive a children’s book to keep after each session that they attend.

Although we know things may come up, when you register, please try to committ to attending all six sessions: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 27, March 6

Pre-registration is required by Jan 6th, 2015.  To register: email nswirka@selfhelpinc.org or call Nancy Swirka at 508-559-1666, ext. 116

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Read and Rise     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Swirka   508-559-1666 x116   nswirka@selfhelpinc.org
   

For parents and their children ages 2-3 years old. Fridays at 12:15pm. 

Read and Rise is a free, six-session playgroup offered by Self Help Inc.'s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program and designed to help families to support their children’s early literacy development.  Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, activities, simple art projects and playgroup routines that focus on literacy. Each family will receive a children’s book to keep after each session that they attend.

Although we know things may come up, when you register, please try to committ to attending all six sessions: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 27, March 6

Pre-registration is required. To register: email nswirka@selfhelpinc.org or call Nancy Swirka at 508-559-1666, ext. 116

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


Monthly meeting of the Norton Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 12, 2015 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
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 19, 2015 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
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM NoteAble Blend Women’s Barbershop Chorus     Tell a Friend
   

NoteAble Blend is back to perform at the library! This fun, energetic women's a cappella barbershop chorus shares a passion for singing, friendship, a love for teaching and promoting the art of barbershop music, and a desire to contribute to the local artistic community through musical expression.

 

 

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM Cardmaking Class     Tell a Friend
   

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

Space is limited and registration will begin March 10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

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

Drop in, no registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
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 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dragon 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Mystery Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello     lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

This month's book: Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

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

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
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
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Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

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

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

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

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 4:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

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

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

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM Men's Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
   

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

Led by Jay Boucher.

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

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement with Marsha     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

No pre-registration required.

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

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 10:30 AM Concert with Tom Madden     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dragon 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Mystery Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello     lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

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

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

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

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

Drop in, no registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

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

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

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

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

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

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

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

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dragon 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Youth Mystery Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello     lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

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

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

Visit our library catalog to reserve your copy now!

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

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war 10:30 AM “Lee Surrenders at Appomattox” with Gary Hylander     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   leslianne.costello@gmail.com
   

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

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

Drop in, no registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Join our morning book discussion group the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

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

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

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

Library Storytimes will be held most Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Children of all ages are welcome (even babies!) and no registration is required. 
Our storytimes include music, dancing, movement play, a simple craft, and (of course) stories! Just drop in.
    Location: Community Room
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 4:00 PM Afternoon Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

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

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

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music & Movement with Marsha     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

No pre-registration required.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
trans_firetruck 10:30 AM “A Fireman of 1899: his life and job” with William Moss     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM Bridgewater Triangle Documentary Screening     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:30 AM “I Slept with George Washington” with Judy Bernstein     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe 6:30 PM “Lost Boston” with Anthony Mitchell Sammarco     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_trophy 10:30 AM Hollywood Quiz Show with Mr. DJ     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
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