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Programs for Grades K-6
January-February 2017

Special Programs

Positive Spin with Ooch
Saturday, January 14
Grades 1-8

This energetic program empowers every student to turn negative situations into positive ones through the use of two simple words - "Spin it."

Brett Outchcunis, aka Ooch, addresses issues that are important to elementary and middle schoolers and affect them on a daily basis. Ooch discusses and offers students tips and tricks relating to such issues as popularity, making and keeping friends, earning respect of teachers and peers, becoming comfortable in your own skin, bullying and dealing with failure. Through the use of his own personal stories and the help of music, magic, imagination, yo-yos and dance, Ooch puts a positive spin on the challenges of growing up.

4th Annual Valentine's Day Tea Party (Registration required)
Monday, February 14
Ages 4-8 with caregiver

Join us for a tea party hosted by Cinderella!  Make a valentine and a paper flower bouquet, and enjoy refreshments. Enter a raffle and go home with a party favor from Cinderella. Children are encouraged to dress up if they wish. Registration fee of $5 is due one week prior to secure your spot. Proceeds benefit the Junior and Teen Library Councils.

Monthly Programs

Comics Club (Registration required)
First Thursday of every month (Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, Jun. 1)
NEW TIME: 3:45-4:45
Grades 1-3

Explore comics with us! Each month, we'll read a comic book or graphic novel and talk about the story and the artwork. We'll also make comics of our own and more! Books for each month will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Paws to Read (Registration required)
Second Thursday of every month (Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, May 11, Jun. 8)
Grades 2-6

Children in grades 2-6 are invited to come and meet special therapy dogs once a month to practice their reading with a furry friend. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a "one on one" with their reading dog. Children must be able to read by themselves. This program is not for tutoring or becoming comfortable with dogs, rather, it is a chance for children to become more confident readers. Caregivers may remain in the building but are asked to remain outside the reading area. Sponsored by Therapy Dogs International. *Registration will open online two weeks prior to the program date. You will be notified of your time slot by email.

Art Adventures (Registration required)
Fourth Monday of every month (Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 22)
Grades K-4

Join us for Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art.  Children will learn about the artist or style and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create! Sponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program. Please note earlier date in December.

Try it Tuesday (Registration required)
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (Feb. 14, Feb. 28)
Grades 4-6

Every other Tuesday, join us to try new projects. Everything from art to science, we’ll experiment, explore, and create. Registration is required so we have enough supplies.
Register for Feb. 14 Minute to Win It: Stack it Up
Register to Feb. 28 Duct Tape Wallets, Bookmarks, and more!

Youth programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

Questions? Please call Marissa Antosh, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to


Last Updated: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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