Events, Kids, Storytime

September Events @ NPL

Join us for a month full of engaging and entertaining activities for the whole family.

Adult Events

Fall Book Discussion Series – Dante’s The Divine Comedy, with an emphasis on The Inferno. September 8, September 29 & October 20th at 7 PM in the Library’s Community Room. The book is available at the Circulation Desk.

Friends Pop Up Book SaleSeptember 10, 9AM – 2PM and September 11, 10AM – 2PM 338 Main Street. The Friends will be featuring the library of Joe Medlicott, an alumnus of Dartmouth, a popular teacher at ILEAD / OSHER, and a genial, learned, and engaging presence in the Upper Valley community. Joe comes from a long line of serious book collectors, and he definitely inherited the book-collecting gene. His lovely old Federal-period house in Piermont was filled to overflowing with books of all kinds – art, English language and literature, military studies, biographies and memoirs, cartooning, 1st editions, Western Americana, nature studies, and American and World history. Paperbacks are $1 and hardcover $2.

Mending: Then & Now – An Expressive Writing Workshop, in association with The Norwich Historical Society. In this three-week workshop, we will use the device of a timed writing prompt to look back and forward. No writing experience is needed at all, just a willingness to express yourself on the page and share without self doubt. In this safe and convivial space, you will be invited to be heard and to listen–the very roots of social activism and positive change. This workshop is led by author and writing instructor Joni B. Cole..

Mondays, September 19, 26 & October 3. 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Workshop fee is $40 (for all three sessions.) All sessions will be held at the Norwich Historical Society. Register here

After School Programming

LEGO TuesdayTuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM (beginning 9/13/22)

Create what you want or participate in our weekly challenges. Creations will be displayed in the youth services room each week and you’ll de-construct your masterpiece the following week. Snacks provided. This is a drop-in event. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Celebrate: Garfield!Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Celebrate this popular cat with fun activities including making our own veggie “lasagna” snack! This is a drop-in program so stop by between 2:30pm and 4pm. Can’t make it? We’ll have a packet of Garfield fun available in the vestibule for you to enjoy at home. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids and Teens’ Freedom to Read Celebration: Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides UsThursday, September 22, 11:00 – 4:00 PM

Celebrate our kids and teens’ right to choose what they want to read in this celebration of intellectual freedom! We’ll have a scavenger hunt, trivia, and crafts to help kids and teens advocate for their right to choose what to read for fun. This is a drop in event. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Questioneers: Rosie Revere, EngineerWednesday, September 28, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Come tinker and learn as we explore STEM concepts inspired by this popular book. This is a drop-in program so join us any time between 2:30 and 4pm. Can’t make it? We’ll have activities available for you to pick up in the vestibule. Snacks provided. This is a drop in program. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Calling All Gamers: MarioKartThursday, September 29, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Whether you’re new to the game or an expert, come play MarioKart on the big screen! We’ll use the library’s Switch but feel free to bring your own to play as you wait your turn. Snacks provided. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Preschool Programming

Storytime – Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM (beginning 9/14/22)

Join us for songs, fingerplays, and stories in this interactive storytime designed for infants-4 year olds accompanied by a caregiver. Stay and play! Storytime will meet outside, weather permitting, otherwise we’ll be in the Community Room.

*SPECIAL Afternoon* Preschool StorytimeWednesday, Sept. 21, 1:00 – 1:45 PM

A special storytime designed for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers filled with stories, songs, and activities to support your child’s early literacy development. Younger siblings are welcome! We’ll meet in the garden, weather permitting.

Little ArtistsThursday, September 29, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Encourage your child’s creativity as we explore art together and as a bonus we’ll be working on our fine motor skills! This program is designed for 1-5 year olds. Siblings welcome!