NORTON LIBRARY: FEBRUARY EVENTS

FEBRUARY

Morning Movie

Join us Monday February 3rd at 10:30 AM in the Community Room for the Morning Movie.

 

Zak is a young man with Down syndrome residing in a nursing home. Inspired by his favorite professional wrestler, The Salt Water Redneck, Zak sets out to train at a wrestling school. To make his dreams come true, Zak breaks out of the facility and ends up running into Tyler, a grieving outlaw who becomes his friend and coach. When Eleanor, a kindhearted caseworker, tries to bring him home, she’s convinced to join them on their journey. The trio bands together to help Zak and learn heartfelt lessons about themselves and the meaning of life. Lions Gate; PG-13; 97 minutes

 

Men’s Book Group

 Join us Monday February 3rd at 6:30 PM in the Community Room for Men’s Book Group.

 

Do you enjoy thought-provoking books, learning about history and current events, and lively discussion? The Men’s Book Group is for you! The group usually meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. For more information please contact Robert Keating at rkeating88@comcast.net

 

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting

 Join us Tuesday February 4th at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room for Friends of the Library Meeting

 

Friends of the Norton Public Library meet the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome.

 

U.S. Census Jobs Info

Join us Wednesday February 5th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Community Room for U.S. Census Jobs Info session.

 

A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will be available in the lobby with information about jobs for the Bureau’s 2020 Census count. We invite you to drop in or click here for more information.

 

Morning Book Group

Join us Wednesday February 5th at 10:30 AM in the Conference Room for Morning Book Group

 

Join us for our monthly Morning Book Group the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM. All are welcome!

 

This month we are reading The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

 

Request a copy through our online library catalog here.

 

CONTACT:  Amanda Viana  508-286-2695  amanda.viana@sailsinc.org

 

Family Storytime

Join us Wednesday February 5th from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM in the Community Room for Family Storytime.

 

Join Leah in the Community Room to build early literacy skills and a lifelong love of books with stories, rhymes, and songs. Stick around after storytime to meet other families and play in a warm, social environment. For kids of all ages and their caregivers.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Play & Learn

Join us Thursday February 6th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Community Room for Play and Learn.

 

Play & Learn is a parent/child activity that is held monthly at the Norton Library. This group is set up like a preschool class with free play centers, circle, crafts and stories. Children ages 2.9 and their parent, grandparent, or other adult are welcome to attend this fun, theme-based activity. This program is presented by Gina McGarrigle from CFCE.

 

Please register online.

 

CONTACT:  Gina McGarrigle   508-559-1666 x1814  gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

 

Knot Just Knitting

Join us Thursday February 6th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Community Room for Knot Just Knitting.

 

Bring a handiwork project and share patterns and tips with other crafters! Whether you knit or crochet, are an expert or a beginner, all participants are welcome. The group is proud to make garments and blankets for charities.

 

Afternoon Movie

 Join us Thursday February 6th at 3:00 PM in the Community Room for the Afternoon Movie.

 

Staying on top of the game as a big-time hitman is harder than it looks, especially for one man. When he was in his prime, there was no limit to what he could do, but now his age is beginning to show. And just when he thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, he finds himself pitted against an opponent that’s practically impossible to beat, a clone of his younger self. Racing against time, he must fight for his very existence. Paramount Pictures; PG-13; 117 minutes

 

Dr. Gary Hylander Presents: Roosevelt and the Yalta Conference

Join us Friday February 7th at 10:30 AM in the Community Room for Gary Hylander: Roosevelt & The Yalta Conference.

 

The Yalta Conference, the last wartime meeting of the Big Three, remains the most controversial of the wartime conferences. At Yalta, FDR took enormous risks for peace. His critics charged that Roosevelt had “sold out” Eastern Europe to Stalin and in doing so had laid the groundwork for the Cold War. Join us as we discuss The Yalta Conference and its impact on postwar Europe.

 

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is a scholar and professor who has taught at Stonehill College and Framingham State University and lectures for many cultural and educational forums including the Norton Institute for Continuing Education (NICE).

 

Program and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

Silly Science

Join us Monday February 10th from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM in the Community Room for Silly Science.

 

Join Ms.Gina and Ms.Marsha for silly science, where we explore science concepts through hands-on activities.  Parents will be provided with handouts to continue the learning at home.  This program is for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.  Registration is required – check back here soon for a link.

 

CONTACT:  Gina McGarrigle  508-559-1666×1814  gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

 

Junior Friends of the Library Meeting

Join us Monday February 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Community Room for the Junior Friends of the Library Meeting.

 

Kids and teens from 4th grade-12th grade, come make friends while making a difference in this community service group. Need volunteer hours? Come on down!

 

Join your Youth Services Librarian, Leah, to take an active role in library programming, promotion, fundraising, and decision-making. Members will have opportunities to help improve the library by decorating the Children’s Room, keeping the children’s and young adult book collections tidy, planning events, contributing to book, music, movie, and video game selection, and more. Nut-free snacks are welcome!

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

 Great Decisions

Join us Tuesday February 11th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the Community Room for Great Decisions.

 

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for this 8-week discussion group led by Bob Tosca.

 

Program runs select Tuesdays January 28 – April 28, 10:00am-11:30am. Registration begins December 16; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

 

2020 Topics

 

January 28 – Climate Change and the Global Order

February 11 – India and Pakistan

February 18 – Red Sea Security

March 3 – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

March 17 – U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle

March 31 – China’s Road into Latin America

April 14 – The Philippines and the U.S.

April 28 – Artificial Intelligence and Data

 

Zumba® Class

Join us Tuesday February 11th at 12:30 PM in the Community Room for Zumba Class.

 

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for teens-seniors.

 

How Zumba® works: We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

Tai Chi Class

Join us Tuesday February 11th at 1:45 PM in the Community Room for Tai Chi Class.

 

Learn tai chi with instructor Kelley Brophy! Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

Winter Writing Workshop

Join us Tuesday February 11th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the Community Room for Winter Writing Workshop.

 

Sharpen your pencils and your writing skills at the library as the Norton High School chapter of the National English Honor Society presents a fun writing workshop for ages 6-12. Kids will learn about imagery, plot, conflict, and character development from current NHS NEHS members and start their very own piece of creative writing! Writing materials will be provided.

 

To register, email Ms. Birkett at KBirkett@norton.k12.ma.us with your child’s name and age.

 

CONTACT:  Kimberly Birkett    kbirkett@norton.k12.ma.us

 

Board of Library Trustees

Join us Tuesday February 11th at 6:00 PM in the Community Room for the Monthly Public Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

 

Family Storytime

Join us Wednesday February 12th from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM in the Community Room for Family Storytime.

 

Join Leah in the Community Room to build early literacy skills and a lifelong love of books with stories, rhymes, and songs. Stick around after storytime to meet other families and play in a warm, social environment. For kids of all ages and their caregivers.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Music & Movement

Join us Thursday February 13th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Community Room for Music and Movement.

 

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers – let’s sing, dance, and move to the groove! Enjoy a variety of fun songs, movement activities, and even musical instruments. Music & Movement works on a variety of skills including listening, following directions, and participating in a group.  Research has shown that music optimizes brain development, enhances mutiple intelligences, builds social-emotional skills, and facilitates genuine bonding between you and your child. This program is presented by Marsha Wright from Self Help Inc.’s CFCE.

 

CONTACT:  Marsha Wright  508-559-1666 x1815  mwright@selfhelpinc.org

 

Knot Just Knitting

Join us Thursday February 13th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Community Room for Knot Just Knitting.

 

Bring a handiwork project and share patterns and tips with other crafters! Whether you knit or crochet, are an expert or a beginner, all participants are welcome. The group is proud to make garments and blankets for charities.

 

Afternoon Movie

Join us Thursday February 13th at 3:00 PM in the Community Room for Afternoon Movie.

 

Lionel Essrog suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome and works as detective during the 1950s. When a man close to him named Frank Minna is murdered, it’s up to Essrog to solve the crime. As he goes over the small amount of clues in the case, the detective realizes that there is more at stake than one murder. In fact, the consequences of the murder and his search for the truth may destroy the way an entire city does business. Warner Bros.; R; 144 minutes

 

Morning Movie

Join us Friday February 14th at 10:30 AM in the Community Room for Morning Movie.

 

Kate is known for getting into some bad positions when it comes to relationships. Now, she’s moving on to work as an elf for one store’s Christmas display. As she goes about her work, she meets a guy named Tom. As a possible romance blooms for her, Kate is forced to ask some questions of not only herself, but the situation. More importantly, she needs to figure out why everything may not be what it seems in this fairy tale. Universal Pictures; PG-13; 103 minutes

 

LEGO Club

Join us Saturday February 15th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Community Room for Lego Club.

 

Calling all builders! Wouldn’t it be awesome to have hundreds and hundreds of different pieces to choose from for your LEGO creations? Drop in to hang out with friends and build with our huge LEGO collection.

 

All ages. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Presidents’ Day

Monday February 17, 2020 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – President’s Day

 

The library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 

Great Decisions

Join us Tuesday February 18th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the Community Room for Great Decisions 2020.

 

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Join us for this 8-week discussion group led by Bob Tosca.

 

Program runs select Tuesdays January 28 – April 28, 10:00am-11:30am. Registration begins December 16; a materials fee of $25.00 is due at registration (includes Great Decisions Briefing Book).

 

2020 Topics

 

January 28 – Climate Change and the Global Order

February 11 – India and Pakistan

February 18 – Red Sea Security

March 3 – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

March 17 – U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle

March 31 – China’s Road into Latin America

April 14 – The Philippines and the U.S.

April 28 – Artificial Intelligence and Data

 

Crafty Kids

Join us Tuesday February 18th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Community Room for Crafty Kids.

 

Drop in to spark your creativity & make something fun over school vacation week! Grades K-5.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Library Playdate

 Join us Wednesday February 19th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Community Room for Library Playdate, a friendly hour of unstructured play.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Tunes with the Tax Collector! Musical Entertainment with Catherine VanDyne

Join us Thursday February 20th at 10:00 AM in the Community Room for Tunes with the Tax Collector.

 

Join us as Norton Tax Collector Catherine VanDyne leads us in song! Enjoy oldies, favorites, and other standards with us. Whether you sing along or just tap your toes to the beat, it’s sure to be a great time!

 

Knot Just Knitting

Join us Thursday February 20th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Community Room for Knot Just Knitting.

 

Bring a handiwork project and share patterns and tips with other crafters! Whether you knit or crochet, are an expert or a beginner, all participants are welcome. The group is proud to make garments and blankets for charities.

 

Teen Craft Time

Join us Thursday February 20th from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the Community Room for Teen Craft Time.

 

Come relax, create, and socialize over school vacation week! We’ll design little jars or make mosaics or other kinds of artwork using collage techniques. Come see what strikes your fancy! Grades 6-12.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Pokemon Club

Join us Thursday February 20th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Community Room for Pokemon Club!

 

Bring your Pokémon decks and trading cards–we will provide Pokémon playing mats. Fun for all ages and experience levels!

 

Participants are welcome to bring peanut-free snacks.

 

Note: We will be playing the Trading Card Game, not the Pokemon video games.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  508-286-2696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Baby Time: Let’s Bounce & Rhyme!

Join us Friday February 21st from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Community Room for Baby Time. Let’s bounce and rhyme.

 

Join us for a rollicking, hands-on, joyful baby lapsit, where we’ll share rhymes, songs, and books with our littlest readers. This program is geared toward babies from birth through early walking age (approx. 0-18 months). If you plan to bring an older sibling, please bring a baby doll for them so they can participate with their own baby. If your older children aren’t quite old enough to participate that way, consider joining us for Family Storytime, which engages a wider range of ages and activity levels.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  508-286-2696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Tai Chi Class

Join us Saturday February 22nd at 12:30 PM in the Community Room for Tai Chi Class.

 

Learn tai chi with instructor Kelley Brophy! Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.

 

Morning Movie

Join us Monday February 24th at 10:30 AM in the Community Room for Morning Movie

 

Harriet Tubman is a legendary part of American History that works to free slaves as they escape from their masters. Her life story begins by being born into slavery. She escapes and eventually begins to help others in her position find freedom. The abolitionist works with the Underground Railroad to ensure former slaves travel to safe destinations and finds a life for herself becoming the heroine of her own story. Focus Features; PG-13; 125 minutes

 

Page Turners Book Club

Join us Monday February 24th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Community Room for Page Turners Book Club.

 

Readers in grades 4-8, let’s geek out about books! Join us each month for snacks and a fun discussion. This month we’re talking about friendship stories. We’ll vote on the titles at the January meeting on 1/27. New members and nut-free snacks are always welcome!

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Family Storytime

 Join us Wednesday February 26th from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM in the Community Room for Family Storytime.

 

Join Leah in the Community Room to build early literacy skills and a lifelong love of books with stories, rhymes, and songs. Stick around after storytime to meet other families and play in a warm, social environment. For kids of all ages and their caregivers.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  5082862696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Morning Movie

Join us Thursday February 27th at 10:30 AM in the Community Room for the Morning Movie.

 

The battle of Midway unfolds in a tense landscape that jeopardizes the entire allied front during WWII. As part of the Pacific battle, American forces fight against Japanese ships intent on securing their position. While the action rages, both soldiers and leaders alike must make quick decisions that could influence their very way of life. Meanwhile, orders are coming from Washington and other points which might go against every instinct of those in the field. Lions Gate Films; PG-13; 138 minutes

 

 Knot Just Knitting

Join us Thursday February 27th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Community Room for Knot Just Knitting.

 

Bring a handiwork project and share patterns and tips with other crafters! Whether you knit or crochet, are an expert or a beginner, all participants are welcome. The group is proud to make garments and blankets for charities.

 

Baby Time: Let’s Bounce & Rhyme!

Join us Friday February 28th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Community Room for Baby Time. Let’s bounce and rhyme.

 

Join us for a rollicking, hands-on, joyful baby lapsit, where we’ll share rhymes, songs, and books with our littlest readers. This program is geared toward babies from birth through early walking age (approx. 0-18 months). If you plan to bring an older sibling, please bring a baby doll for them so they can participate with their own baby. If your older children aren’t quite old enough to participate that way, consider joining us for Family Storytime, which engages a wider range of ages and activity levels.

 

CONTACT:  Leah Labrecque  508-286-2696  leah@sailsinc.org

 

Zumba® Class

Join us Saturday February 29th at 12:30 PM in the Community Room for Zumba Class.

 

Dance party! Are you interested in a fun workout for everybody and every body? Zumba instructor Kelley Brophy will lead this free Zumba class for teens-seniors.

 

How Zumba® works: We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.