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Summer Programs for Teens
Teens: Join us at one (or more) of our summer programs!

Summertime Photo Contest
Show off your photography skills! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit up to two photos on the theme “Summer.” Here’s an opportunity to think about what summer means to you—is it a trip to the beach, laying in a hammock, or playing a favorite sport? Maybe it’s sparklers on the Fourth of July, or an outdoor barbecue. Use your imagination, take a lot of great pictures, and enter our contest!

SEND US YOUR STUFF: Photos must be emailed as JPEG attachments to with your NAME, GRADE in the fall of 2015, an EMAIL ADDRESS, and a PHONE NUMBER.

Although we love photography tricks, please limit yourself to minimal editing and filters. Photos will be printed on 4x6 photo paper. Instagram photos are square and do not qualify for this contest.

Photos must have been taken within the past year. There will be two groups: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12, with prizes awarded to the top photos in each group. Voting will be done by the public, with the library staff reserving the right to break any tied votes.

SUBMISSION STARTS: Wednesday, July 1.
SUBMISSION ENDS: Saturday, August 1.
VOTING STARTS: Wednesday, August 5.
VOTING ENDS: Friday, August 14.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Tuesday, August 18.

Photos may be taken home starting August 29.

Paint Your Own Pottery/Popsicle Picnic
Tuesday, June 30
2:00-3:30     Community Room
For students entering 6-12 grade and recent HS grads

Create a pottery masterpiece! Materials will be provided for you to paint your own mug. You may choose between a zigzag mug and an owl mug. While we will be painting inside, popsicles will be available to celebrate summer! Pieces will be fired and returned to the library for pickup.
Materials fee of $5 must be paid prior to class. Details regarding payment will be emailed to you after you register.

Knitting for Teens
Tuesdays, July 7-August 11
2:00-3:00pm   Outside (in the storyhour room in case of rain)
For students entering 6-12 grade and recent HS grads

Enjoy an hour knitting and spending time with friends! The King Philip HS Knitting Club is relocating to the Norfolk Library for the summer, but even if you go to a different school or haven’t been in knitting club, come join us! We will have some knitting supplies, but it is recommended that students bring size 7 or 8 needles and a skein or worsted weight yarn to get started. No experience is necessary. Mrs. Pickart, the KP Knitting Club advisor, will drop in and join us for instruction at one of our meetings.

Historical Swords: Combat Through the Ages
Thursday, August 6
2:30pm   Community Room
For students through 12 grade

What is a hero without a trusty sword? Learn about different eras of European sword use, with demonstrations of combat from historical combat manuals. Discover the use of several different types of swords, their design and use. Audience members will have a chance to participate--  do you have what it takes for combat?  We’ll also have a question and answer/mythbusters" session where we’ll discuss the common misconceptions about swords.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Norfolk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

College Essay Writing Workshop
Check back for details soon! We are hoping to bring this program back in August!

Every Hero Has a Story! and Unmask! 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: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015
Early Childhood Resource Center

materials, services, and programs are available to teachers, administrators, students, child care providers, parents, and anyone who works with young children.

Questions and Comments are welcome. 
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