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Special Events and Weekly Programs

Special Events

Reading Olympics with Jungle Jim
Wednesday, July 13  2:00-3:00pm
 Ages 4-9
Children under 8 must have caregiver present
Community Room
Jungle Jim presents his Reading Olympics! This awesome balloon magic show features balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in.
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.

Tabletop Games
Thursday, July 14  1:00-3:00pm
Grades 2 and up
Community Room

Spend an afternoon in the library playing your favorite tabletop games! The library will provide Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble Jr., and more but it is strongly encouraged that you bring your favorites from home.

Alastair Moock Family Concert
Tuesday, July 19  6:00pm
All ages
Community Room

 A 2013 Grammy Nominee and two-time Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Winner, Alastair Moock makesmusic for the whole family. Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair is what The New York Times calls “a Tom Waits for kids” and The Boston Globe declares that, “in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, Alastair Moock makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy.” This family concert is held in the Community Room.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library and the Norfolk Recreation Department.

The Jester of Notre Dame
Thursday, July 28  2:00pm-3:00pm
Ages 6-106
Children under 8 must have caregiver present
Community Room

 Alexander, King of Jesters, stars as a Medieval monk who sneaks away from the quiet abbey where he copies books and transforms himself into the Jester of Notre Dame! Featuring stunts, comedy, and music, this program is for anyone who loves comedy and is interested in the dramatic arts. This show is performed in Grammelot, a universal gibberish language first developed by traveling clowns and minstrels during The Middle Ages.
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.

Kids’ Yoga
Wednesday, August 3  1:30pm-2:30pm
Grades 1-3
Registration required
Community Room
An introduction to yoga for elementary-age students. We'll use dance, breathing exercises, and games to develop body awareness and relaxation techniques. Mats will be provided.

 Mini Golf in the Stacks
Thursday, August 11  4:00-7:00pm  
All ages
Children under 8 must have caregiver present
Registration required
Main Library

Join us for a free, fun-filled evening of 10-hole mini golf inside the library! Groups of up to five people may register for a tee time. Bring your finest swing! The course takes up to 45 minutes to complete.

 Giant Game Night
Thursday, August 18  4:00-7:00pm
All ages
Children under 8 must have caregiver present
Town Hill
Play GIANT versions of some of your favorite games on Town Hill. Try giant Scrabble, Jenga, Connect Four, Twister, and a piano! In the event of poor weather we will hold this event in the Community Room. 

Weekly Programs

Baby Time
Mondays, July 11-August 15
Age 0-12 months with caregiver

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

Picnic Playgroup
NEW DAY! Tuesdays, July 12-August 16
Age 0-5 with caregiver

Bring a lunch and enjoy music, stories, and fun. No registration required. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

On My Own Storytime
Tuesdays, July 12-August 16
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.

Try it Tuesday
July 12, July 26, August 9
3:00-4:00  Grades 4-6
Registration required

Join us at the library to try something new this summer!
July 12: Sharpie Tie Dye-- Bring a 100% cotton shirt (wash it first!) and create a unique effect with sharpies. You may bring more than one item to transform, just remember that 100% cotton works best. Register for July 12
July 26: Cupcake Decorating-- Try out all sorts of frosting and decorations on cupcakes! Use your imagination and see what you can create. Register for July 26
August 9: Paint Your Own Pottery-- Decorate an unfired piece of pottery, leave it here at the library, and we will return it to you glazed, fired, and ready to use! Pottery pieces will be preselected from Park Street Books. This program has a $5 materials fee that must be paid prior to the event. Register for August 9

Bubble Party
Wednesdays, July 13-August 17
All ages
Children under 8 must have caregiver present

Everyone loves bubbles! Join us for fun with bubbles of all types. We'll meet on Town Hill weather permitting. If the weather is poor, we'll meet in the Community Room. No registration required.

Multi Age Storytime
Wednesdays, July 13-August 17
Age 2 and up with caregiver

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursdays, July 9-August 13
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.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! and Get in the Game, Read! 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, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to

Last Updated: Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
Questions and Comments are welcome. 
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