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Movies, Book Discussions, and Crafts
This summer, we have something for everyone! Jump to movies, book discussions, or crafts.

Dig In Movie Matinées
Before we dig into our summer reading program, join us on two Wednesdays for late morning movie matinées in the Community Room. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12.

Wednesday, June 26  11:00
How to Eat Fried Worms
Running time: 84 minutes  PG

Wednesday, July 3  11:00
Gnomeo & Juliet
Running time: 84 minutes  G

Beneath the Surface Movie Matinées
On alternate Fridays during the summer, come beat the afternoon heat with movies that all take place "beneath the surface." Bring your lunch! Caregivers must remain in the building for children under age 12.

Friday, July 12  1:00
James and the Giant Peach
Running time: 79 minutes  PG

Friday, July 26  1:00
The Labyrinth
Running time: 101 minutes  PG

Friday, August 9  1:00
Running time: 117 minutes  PG

Friday, August 23  1:00
The Mummy
Running time: 120 minutes  PG-13

Book Discussions

Time Capsule!
(Registration required)
Tuesday, July 30
Students entering grades 7-12
Discuss Jay Asher's The Future of Us and create a time capsule to be delivered to you sometime in the future. Participants should bring photos, mementos, and other articles worth remembering that they are willing to part with for a year-- or more! The library will provide the container with inside dimensions of about the same size and shape as three stacked DVD cases (small Priority Mail box). Please keep that in mind when collecting your capsule materials.
Books will be available at the end of June at the Circulation Desk.

Treasure Hunt!
(Registration required)
Tuesday, August 6
Students entering grades 4-6
Discuss Jen Bryant's Kaleidoscope Eyes and join us on a hunt for treasure rocks on Town Hill (weather permitting). Bring a small container to collect your treasure in!
Books will be available at the beginning of July at the Circulation Desk.

Please note the age range on these programs and register accordingly. For all craft workshops, it is suggested that you wear clothing that is ok to get messy.

Mushroom Magnets
(Registration required)
Monday, July 15
Students entering grades 4-6
Join us as we paint wooden caps to look like mushrooms, then attach a magnet! Sure to brighten your fridge or school locker come fall.

Bleach Pen T-Shirts
(Registration required)
Monday, August 5
Students entering grades 7-12
Using a bleach pen, teens will draw on dark colored t-shirts to create unique designs! Please bring your own 100% cotton dark colored t-shirt to transform.

Handheld Hedgehog
Monday, August 12
Starting at 2:30
Drop in craft for all ages
Fold and cut a paper plate into your very own handheld hedgehog. Supplies, an example and instructions will be provided so you can create a prickly pal to take home.

Monster Rocks
(Registration required)
Tuesday, August 20
Children ages 6 and up with caregiver
With paint, how will you transform a rock into a terrible (or friendly) monster? However you imagine a monster to be, join us in this workshop to make your vision come ALIVE!

Dig Into Reading and Beneath the Surface are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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

Last Updated: Monday, Jun 10, 2013
Questions and Comments are welcome. 
Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056    Phone: 508-528-3380   FAX: 508-528-6417