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Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Playgroup     Tell a Friend
   

Drop in during the hour for a short storytime, simple crafts, and time to play and socialize with other children and caregivers. Presented by the MOMS Club of Norton.

No registration required, just drop in!

 

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

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

Drop in, no registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
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 1, 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 Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly.

Request the book through our online library system.

 

    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Jr. & Teen Friends     Tell a Friend
   

 

Help plan and prepare for the 2015 Summer Library Program grand finale: a carnival-style party outside in the Library Park in August. This Jr. & Teen Friends program is for library-loving youth in grades 4-12 who want to make the library more awesome. New members are always welcome!

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_handshake 6:30 PM Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting     Tell a Friend
   


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riends of the Norton Public Library meet the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome. 

    Location: Conference 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.

*This month's meeting will be held in the Library Park Gazebo.

    Location: Conference Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   

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

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

 

    Location: Community Room
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Alpaca Education Day     Tell a Friend
   

Did you know that Alpacas have been domesticated for over 6,000 years!  Visit the Library on June 6 to meet some special Alpacas from Happy Snowman Alpaca Farm and learn all about these cool animals.  Alpaca storytime will be held at 10:30, and the animals will be available to visit in the Library Park all day.  (Weather contingent.)

    Location: Children's Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Alpaca Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Let's celebrate alpacas (and their kin, the llama) with this silly, educational storytime.  Yes, real alpacas will be in attendance. Drop-in, no registration required. (This program is weather contingent.) 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Jr. & Teen Friends     Tell a Friend
   

 

Help plan and prepare for the 2015 Summer Library Program grand finale: a carnival-style party outside in the Library Park in August. This Jr. & Teen Friends program is for library-loving youth in grades 4-12 who want to make the library more awesome. New members are always welcome!

    Location: Community Room
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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 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 11, 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
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Volunteer Training     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   
Be a Teen Volunteer at the Norton Library this summer, and earn tons of community service hours doing stuff you actually like! We have a job for everyone:
  • Like kids? You can give out prizes to young readers, help families find books, or lend a hand at children's events.
  • Like art? We need face-painters, photo-booth designers, wall artists and window painters!
  • Like computers? Be a our technology guru and help patrons with the library eCatalog and eBook software.
  • Like your camera? Get hours just for taking photos of our summer events.
  • Like books? Volunteer Shelf Managers keep our books in order, hunt down missing ones, and recommend titles for the library to purchase.
Registration and training is required to volunteer during the summer. Once trained, you'll make your own work schedule. Do NOT show up late for a training session.

To join the Summer Volunteer crew, students entering grades 6-12 must attend one (and ONLY one) of our 1.5 hour training sessions in June. Register on our website or in the library.

    Location: Community Room
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club     Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Training     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   
Be a Teen Volunteer at the Norton Library this summer, and earn tons of community service hours doing stuff you actually like! We have a job for everyone:
  • Like kids? You can give out prizes to young readers, help families find books, or lend a hand at children's events.
  • Like art? We need face-painters, photo-booth designers, wall artists and window painters!
  • Like computers? Be a our technology guru and help patrons with the library eCatalog and eBook software.
  • Like your camera? Get hours just for taking photos of our summer events.
  • Like books? Volunteer Shelf Managers keep our books in order, hunt down missing ones, and recommend titles for the library to purchase.
Registration and training is required to volunteer during the summer. Once trained, you'll make your own work schedule. Do NOT show up late for a training session.

To join the Summer Volunteer crew, students entering grades 6-12 must attend one (and ONLY one) of our 1.5 hour training sessions in June. Register on our website or in the library.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Volunteer Training     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslianne Costello   508-286-2696   lcostello@sailsinc.org
   
Be a Teen Volunteer at the Norton Library this summer, and earn tons of community service hours doing stuff you actually like! We have a job for everyone:
  • Like kids? You can give out prizes to young readers, help families find books, or lend a hand at children's events.
  • Like art? We need face-painters, photo-booth designers, wall artists and window painters!
  • Like computers? Be a our technology guru and help patrons with the library eCatalog and eBook software.
  • Like your camera? Get hours just for taking photos of our summer events.
  • Like books? Volunteer Shelf Managers keep our books in order, hunt down missing ones, and recommend titles for the library to purchase.
Registration and training is required to volunteer during the summer. Once trained, you'll make your own work schedule. Do NOT show up late for a training session.

To join the Summer Volunteer crew, students entering grades 6-12 must attend one (and ONLY one) of our 1.5 hour training sessions in June. Register on our website or in the library.

    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
 
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 June 25, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Tot Time Sing N Learn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marsha Wright   508-559-1666 x124   
   

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

Drop in, no registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
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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Tuesday June 30, 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: Community Room
Thursday July 2, 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
Friday July 3, 2015 -  Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM Independence Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 10:00am.  

Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Summer Concert Series: Java Jive     Tell a Friend
   

Bring a blanket or chairs and join us in the Library Park! This concert series is free and open to the public, rain or shine (rain location: library community room).

 

Thursday July 9, 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
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Summer Concert Series: Timmy Brown     Tell a Friend
   

Bring a blanket or chairs and join us in the Library Park! This concert series is free and open to the public, rain or shine (rain location: library 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 and 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
 
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 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_familytree 10:30 AM Getting Into Genealogy     Tell a Friend
   

Grow your family tree! Learn the basics of genealogical research from Kathleen Rubano, President of the Bristol County Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists. 

 

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Summer Concert Series: Marc Berger     Tell a Friend
   

Bring a blanket or chairs and join us in the Library Park! This concert series is free and open to the public, rain or shine (rain location: library community room).

 

Thursday July 23, 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
 
misc_rivers 3:00 PM Going to Extremes with Peter Mandel     Tell a Friend
   

An adventure travel journalist for The Boston GlobeThe Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Huffington Post, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. The author of ten books, he'll talk about his most extreme travel experiences--experiencing a coup in Ecuador, suiting up as a theme park character, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty--as well as about how adventure travel turns to prose on today's newspaper page. 

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
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Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_turtle 10:30 AM Galapagos Islands     Tell a Friend
   

Norton local & world traveler Dana Zaiser will take us along on an armchair adventure to the Galapagos Islands. This talk will focus on his recent trip to explore the unique wildlife of the Islands. The Galapagos were made famous during Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle; his experiences there informed his theory of evolution. Full color photographs will illustrate this lively talk. 

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:00 PM Summer Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Viana   508-286-2695   Amanda.viana@sailsinc.org
   

Our annual Summer Book Discussion will be led by the library's Information Services Librarian, Amanda Viana. This year we will be discussing Wild by Cheryl Strayed, in keeping with the summer's theme: Escape the Ordinary! 

Request the book through our online lib
rary system.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Summer Concert Series: Four Guys in Tuxes     Tell a Friend
   

Bring a blanket or chairs and join us in the Library Park! This concert series is free and open to the public, rain or shine (rain location: library community room).

 

Thursday July 30, 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
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM Book Cooks     Tell a Friend
   

Let's get wild with food! This year's Book Cooks is inspired by the memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Chef Anna Biron will help us "Escape the Ordinary" with a hands-on cooking program; afterward we'll enjoy the fruits of our labor. The menu will include edible plants, mushrooms, and berries that might be found in the wild, as well as foods and flavors that evoke the West Coast of North America. 

This program will be held at the Daggett-Crandall-Newcomb Home. Registration begins 7/21 at the library; limited to 25 participants. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the (name of local cultural council), a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and supported by Anna Biron.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 6, 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
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 sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 13, 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
Thursday August 20, 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
Thursday August 27, 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
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_hammer Labor Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed today in observation of Labor Day.

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
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Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed today in observation of Columbus Day.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans Day     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed today in observation of Veterans Day.

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
Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 1:00 PM Thanksgiving     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1:00 today in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.We will reopen at 10:00 on Saturday, November 28.

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
Thursday December 24, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat Christmas     Tell a Friend
   

The library will close at 1:00 PM today in observation of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 28.

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