Norfolk Public Library  'Where reading is just the beginning'
Home Hours Directions Catalog Calendar Online Resources
Robin Glasser, Director of Libraries Tel. #508-528-3380

*
Donate or Pay Fines

Welcome to Your Library
* 
* Home Page
* About the Library
* Donate to the Library
* Library Hours
* SAILS Catalog
* Passports
* New DVD's
* Birthday Books
* Rental Collection
* Book Rental Card
* Periodicals
* Reserve Museum Pass
* Reserve Meeting Room
* Trustees / Policies
* About theTrustees
* Friends of the Library
*
What do I read next?
* Reader's Advisory
* Bestseller's Club
* YA Bestseller's Club
* Author Visits
*
Children & Teens
* Youth Programs
* Junior Friends
* Teen Friends
* Children's Links
* Homework Center
* Summer Reading Lists
* Early Childhood Center
*
Reference Needs
* Search the Catalog
* Online Resources
* Pondville Cemetery
* Librarian Links
* Search
*
Norfolk Links
* Town of Norfolk
* Local Links
*

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Newsletters you can trust
Special Events and Weekly Programs

Special Events

Sparky's Puppets presents "The Time Machine"
Monday, July 7   3:00-3:45pm
For children ages 3-10 with caregiver (younger siblings welcome)
Community Room

With help from the audience, a scientist builds a time machine. In his search for some strange and wonderful stories, he sets a dial for the past...and then the future! What will he discover? No registration required.

Family Concert with the Stacey Peasley Band
Tuesday, July 15   6:30pm
All ages welcome
Community Room

Join us for a joyful family concert to delight everyone! Bring an indoor picnic and enjoy Stacey's award-winning performance! No registration required.
Sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library and the Norfolk Recreation Department

Museum of Science presents "Rockets: There and Back Again"
REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PLEASE REGISTER CHILDREN INDIVIDUALLY
Tuesday, July 22
SESSION 1: Grades K-2   2:00-2:50pm Register for session 1
SESSION 2: Grades 3-6   3:00-3:50pm Register for session 2
Community Room

Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design. Caregivers must remain in the library. POSSIBLE ALLERGEN NOTE: This workshop uses latex balloons.
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.

Acton Discovery Museums present "Kitchen Chemistry"
REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PLEASE REGISTER CHILDREN INDIVIDUALLY
Thursday, July 31
SESSION 1: Grades 3-4   1:00-1:45pm Register for session 1
SESSION 2: Grades 3-6   2:00-2:45pm Register for session 2
Storyhour Room

What is a chemical reaction? How is it different from a phase change? Discover the fun of conducting safe chemical reactions as we test the pH of various household liquids using everyday materials as indicators. Caregivers must remain in the library.
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.

Famous Scientists Magic Show
Tuesday, August 5   1:30-2:15pm
For children ages 4-11 with caregiver (younger siblings welcome)
Community Room

In this exciting show, magician Steve Rudolph takes a magical look at some of the most famous scientists who ever lived such as Galileo, Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Jane Goodall, and Isaac Newton. There'll be lots of comedy, surprises, and MAGIC! No registration required.

Sciencetellers present "Dragons and Dreams"
Thursday, August 14   3:00-3:45pm
For children in grades K-5
Community Room

With castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an Ice Sorceress, the Horn of Fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom, enjoy this spectacular adventure as we're swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring of people survive to tell the tale! Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice, and much more. Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight!?! No registration required.


Weekly Programs

NEW FOR THE SUMMER: Book Buddies with Miss Caroline
REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PLEASE REGISTER CHILDREN INDIVIDUALLY
Thursdays: July 10, July 24, August 7 (click the dates to register)
Mondays: July 14, July 28, August 11 (click the dates to register)
2:00-4:00pm

Come read or be read to by Miss Caroline, an Ursuline Academy student. Sessions are 30 minutes long. You will be notified of your time slot before the day of the program. Great for emerging or reluctant readers! Please bring a book or choose from the library's collection prior to your time slot.

Drop-In Baby Time
Wednesdays, July 9-August 13
10:30-11:00am
Age 0-12 months with caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs, and play for babies and their caregivers. No registration required.

Multi-Age Storytime
Wednesdays, July 9-August 13
11:30am-12:00pm
Age 2 and up with caregiver

An interactive drop-in storytime with songs, games, and a hands-on activity. No registration required.

On My Own Storytime
Wednesdays, July 9-August 13
1:30-2:00pm
Age 3 and up

An independent storytime experience with books, songs, and a hands-on activity. Caregivers MUST remain in the building, but are encouraged to let children attend the program alone. No registration required.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursdays, July 10-August 14
10:15-10:45
Age 0-3 with caregiver

A highly interactive program for babies, toddlers, and caregivers. Join us for music, rhymes, puppets, lap bounces, and more! No registration required.

Picnic Playgroup
Fridays, July 11-August 15
11:30-12:15
Age 0-5 with caregiver

Bring a lunch and enjoy music, stories, and fun. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care


Fizz, Boom, Read! and Spark a Reaction 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 mantosh@sailsinc.org


Last Updated: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014
HOME | HOURS | CATALOG | CALENDAR | SEARCH
Questions and Comments are welcome. 
Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
Phone: 508-528-3380   FAX: 508-528-6417