68 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
Wednesday, March 26 from 5:00-9:00 PM
On Wednesday nights, the Trinity Bar, Restaurant and Patio opens its doors to local organizations to assist in their fundraising efforts. On Wednesday, March 26 from 5:00-9:00PM Trinity will be sponsoring the Friends of the Norton Public Library.
Show your support by visiting Trinity during this event! (Dine in only.) Present your ticket to your server and Trinity will donate 20% of your total purchase to the Friends of the Norton Public Library.
Pick up your ticket at the library or click here to print one from home. Thank you for your support!
We're beating the winter blues with four fabulous films! For more information visit our event calendar.
Tuesday, March 11 at 3:00 PM
Cheer with us as two tributes battle the evil President Snow & the Capital.
Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 PM
Feel the suspense as an astronaut and a sciencist are stranded in space.
Saturday, March 22 at 10:15 AM
In this family film, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen", a young girl teams up with a moutaineer to battle eternal winter.
Fridays at 10:15 AM
Parents and their child(ren) ages 2.5 to 3.5 are invited to this free, 6 session literacy playgroup, running on Fridays from March 7-April 11. Click here for registration information.
Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 PM
Authors Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy will give a free workshop and promote their new book titled "A Moving Child is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think." For more information, visit their website: http://movingsmart.co.nz/
This workshop is for adults only, no childcare will be available. Click here for registration information.
Wednesday, March 19 at 1:30 PM
Norton Schools Early Release Day Special Event!
Magician Debbie O'Carroll blends enchanting stage magic with lively physical comedy to introduce the audience to a clan of classical characters from Irish children's literature. They will meet a comical, ghostly pooka, and participate in an Irish language poem about a banshee. They will discover the secrets of the Salmon of Knowledge, meet an elusive sea serpent called an Ollphéist and encounter the mischievous, headless Dullahan. Ages 4 to 12 will delight in the charm of magical Ireland. No registration required.
Sponsored by the Norton Cultural Council and the Friends of the Norton Library.
Thursday, March 20 at 10:30 AM
Historian Christopher Daley will examine the many facets of the early Irish experience in Boston. Beginning with a look at the Irish who were brought over unwillingly as indentured servants in the mid-17th Century, to the massive wave of immigration into Boston that followed the Great Potato Famine, and examining the rise of the Irish within the sphere of Boston politics and the emergence of the "Ward Boss"; this lecture will examine the condition of new arrivals, the neighborhoods they settled, how they banded together, the kind of work they did to survive, and their eventual assimilation into American culture.
Program & refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.
(Photo by Jerry_J available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerry_j/397963230/)
Tax forms are arriving slowly but steadily. We have a limited amount of MA Resident Income Tax booklets, and we now have 1040EZ, 1040, and 1040A forms and instructions. Stop in or call Amanda for updates.
The SAILS Library Network and the Norton Public Library now offer patrons the option to securely pay library fines or donate to your library via credit or debit card using SmartPAY. Learn how!
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The free and legal way to download music with your library card!
"DRM-Free" means there is no "Digital Rights Management" attached to the music files. Music you download is yours to keep. Under the terms of our license agreement, registered card holders of the Norton Public Library can download a maximum of three (3) tracks per week from the music catalog, which contains hundreds of thousands of music tracks from many labels. Just enter your Norton Public Library card number and search or browse the catalog for music tracks, review sound clips, and click download. Be sure to save the file to your hard drive or other recordable media prior to playing the sound file!
Online magazines delivered to your computer, tablet, or phone!
Unlimited access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.
Online language learning!
Available languages: Spanish (Latin American), Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, English (Spanish Speakers), English (Japanese Speakers)
The Norton Cable Access Community Grant has funded six brand-new computers for the public in the adult area, and a wonderful new digital display in the lobby.
The library is certified once again! Be sure to update your card to get full benefits.
Use the library edition of the popular genealogical research website, Ancestry.com to search census records, create family trees and more!
Ancestry Library is available to use inside the library on one of our public computers or via library wifi.
Need resume help? The Library now offers Cypress Resume; a free online program that will help you develop polished and professional resumes and cover letters. This service is available on library computers and at home through our website.