Programs and Other Info for Ages 0-12

Weekly & Monthly Programs

 

Wiggly Ones September-December Series

Wiggly Ones September-December Series

Wednesdays 2:00—2:30 PM

Town Hill (weather permitting)

A program that will involve lots of gross stuff that you aren’t allowed to play with at home! 

 Ages 3-5. We encourage you to attend with your child and have fun together, but they can attend alone. However, an adult must remain on the library campus.  

Please list any allergies your child has when registering for the series.  Remember to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

***Is the class full and you were only able to register for the wait list? Please come if you are able, not everyone shows up and a spot may become open, we just cannot guarantee that will happen. 

Program will be canceled in inclement weather. Program is subject to changes as colder weather arrives.

 

Multiage Storytime

Multiage Storytime

Thursdays 10:30—11:00 AM

Community Room

Multiage Storytime is back! 

Join Miss Courtney in the community room for some spread-out, in-person storytime fun!

Geared towards ages 3 and up but all are welcome.

No registration, but attendance will be limited to 15 families. First come, first serve.

 

Music with Miss Jenn

1st Monday of the month 10:30—11:45 AM

Town Hill (weather permitting)

Come have fun with this great music and movement class with Miss Jenn! 

 

Young Readers Club

1st Thursday of the month 5:30-6:15pm

Town Hill (weather permitting)

A new book club for kids and their guardians!

Kids grades 2 and 3 with a guardian are welcome to join Young Readers Club! We will read a chapter book for each meeting and discuss the book, it’s place in our diverse world, as well as broader discussions about diversity in our community.

Books will be available to borrow at Norfolk Public Library and should be read before the meeting.

October’s book is Zoe and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows

 

Motion Picture Books

Motion Picture Books

2nd Tuesday of the month 11:30am – 1:30pm

Town Hill (weather permitting)

Did you know that some of your favorite movies were picture books first? Join us once a month for a reading of a picture book, followed by a screening of the movie it inspired!

Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and picnic lunch. Movie snacks and themed activities will be provided.

9/14: The Lorax

10/5: Shrek 

11/9: Ferdinand

12/14: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

1/11: Boss Baby

This event will take place on Town Hill. In case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified of any changes or cancellation.

 

Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners

2nd Saturday of the month 1:00—3:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Dungeons and dragons for those who have never played!

Grades 4-6 only

 

Animal Crossing Adventures

Animal Crossing Adventures

3rd Monday of the month 7:00—9:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Do you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Looking for new DIYs or items? Up for the challenge of an obstacle course to win a prize? Visit the Norfolk Public Library Island!

Look out for special events as well!

Register at the link below for a 20 minute time slot. You’ll get an email with the Dodo code a few minutes before your time slot on the day of the event. Please do not share this Dodo code with anyone else. Please leave through the airport when you’re done. And don’t forget to bring unwanted DIYs and Items to swap!

Geared for grades 4-12 but all welcome

https://forms.gle/spoC3aj5JEac8SnY9

 

Outside Fun Flicks

Outside Fun Flicks: The Sandlot

Last Friday of the month (August-October)

Town Hill (weather permitting)

In partnership with Norfolk Recreation, we’ll be hosting outside movies on Town Hill in August, September and October!

August 27 at 7:30pm: The Sandlot 

September 24 at 6:45pm: Raya and the Last Dragon

October 29 at 6PM (double feature): Coco and Monsters vs. Aliens

Please feel free to bring along chairs, blankets, and/or snacks to enjoy these family movies under the stars!

This is a FREE event. However, please register to help facilitate social distancing.

Special Programs

 

Jay Mankita – Playful Engineers

Saturday, September 25 10:30 AM—12:00 PM

Community Room

Family STEM Workshop with Jay Mankita.  More details to come.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

Singers and Shakers with Miss Stacy

Singers and Shakers with Miss Stacy

Thursday, October 14 1:00—1:45 PM

Town Hill (weather permitting)

Move and groove with Miss Stacy in an energetic, music-friendly environment!

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

 

Beginner’s Chess for All Ages

Beginner's Chess for All Ages

Tuesday, October 26 7:00—8:15 PM

Virtual Meeting

Get an introduction to chess with instructor Glenn Davison! No chess set required. Suitable for adults, teens, and children ages 8+

This online class teaches the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including:

  • Setting up the chess men
  • Using the pawns
  • Chess pieces and how they move to win
  • Special moves
  • Ten tips for playing a better game
  • How to win a game of chess in 4 moves

This meeting will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants.

 

Write Your Own Picture Book

Write Your Own Picture Book

Wednesday, November 3 3:30—4:30 PM

Town Hill (weather permitting)

Ever wanted to write your own book? Come learn about different ways to tell a story, and try writing/drawing your own to keep (or show off at the library!). Open to grades K-6.

This event will take place on Town Hill if weather permits.

 

Gingerbread House Workshop

Gingerbread House Workshop

Thursday, December 9 3:30—4:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

Pick up a kit complete with all the things you need to make your own gingerbread house. Join Many from WickedGoodHenna for a virtual lesson on how to construct your gingerbread house.

Zoom information will be provided the day before the event. Kits should be picked up prior to the Zoom meeting.

Grades 3-12

 

“Noon” Years Eve

Friday, December 31 11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Community Room

Noon Years Eve party! More details to come

Take-Home Kits

 

Tween Takeout

1st Monday of the month ALL DAY

Lobby

Sign up to receive a monthly book bundle from the library! 

Tween Takeout is for grades 4-6

Fill out this form to sign up for a monthly themed book bundle containing a personalized library book pick (must be returned), snack, craft, and a couple of goodies! Sign up for every month!

Bundles are available to pick up on the first Monday of every month in the lobby of the Library. 

You must have a SAILS Library card.

​You can check out one bundle per card.

You have one week to pick up your bundle.

Return the library book when you’re done, keep everything else!

 

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

1st Monday of the month ALL DAY

Lobby

Grades 4-12

Get an all-new cooking kit, complete with ALL the ingredients you need to make a fun and easy recipe!  Show off what you made by sending pictures to Courtney at [email protected], directly to Instagram @NorfolkPL or via Snapchat @NPLteen

(May need milk, eggs, or other perishable but common ingredients, see description below.)

Please note the ingredients provided and be aware of food allergies. If you have questions, feel free to contact Courtney at [email protected]

 

Plus special kits – (details TBD)

Pumpkin decorating,

Thanksgiving take and make

Winter take and make

Youth programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

Questions? Please call Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to [email protected].

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