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Events for Families at The James 2013 - 2014

Save $ and purchase your tickets in advance. Event tickets can be purchased online using your credit card. Simply go to the event listing, choose the desired number of tickets and "Add to Cart." Complete your purchase on our secure server. Your name will be added to our list of attendees. You can also call 781-659-7100 for credit card purchases to save on each adult and senior ticket. Tickets may also be purchased by mail and at the door (space permitting).

October 2013
Music with Sarah presents
Halloween fun for children

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. FREE

Celebrate Halloween with interactive songs with the inventive children's entertainer Sarah Gardner. Kids may come in costume and be prepared to have some "not-too-spooky" fun with Sarah.

No charge but free-will offerings are gratefully accepted with proceeds to benefit the library. Call 781-659-7100 to register. Best for children ages 3-6 with adult.

Community sponsorship by The Church Hillers of Norwell

Sarah Gardner

November 2013

Best Children's Books Roundtable
with Shelley Sommer

Thursday, November 21, at 9 a.m.
(new day and time)

Bring a friend and enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to Inly School Library Director Shelley Sommer discuss the best children's books of 2013 for holiday gift giving. Shelley knows books and she knows what kids like to read! Shelley will have all the suggested books in hand and arranged by age group for easy holiday gift planning. FREE, but donations at the door are gratefully accepted.


November 2013


Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9-5 p.m.

Silhouette artist Joy Anne MacConnell creates custom, hand-cut silhouettes while you wait. This talented artist creates one-of-a-kind heirloom portraits of children and adults in brief 10 minute sessions. This event always sells out in advance. Call 781-659-7100 to book your appointment. This fundraiser benefits the library's programs for families.


Sponsored by Timothy Colon, DDS and Image Resolutions


February 2014
Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

He's baaack! Big Ryan is one of the South Shore's most popular storytellers and kids and adults adore him. Big Ryan deftly spins tales and gets everyone laughing as soon as he begins his entertaining program. Call 781-659-7100 to sign up or just drop in.

Best for children ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult.

Sponsored by a grant from First Parish Preschool of Norwell

Big Ryan

Six Week Summer Session

Monday - Wednesday
July 7th through August 13th

Private Piano, Vocal Coaching, Choral Singing

Studio Chorus - Grades 3-8 - new members by audition only.

NEW: Studio Holiday Glee Club - Grades K-5 - No audition required.

NEW: Studio "a Capella" Prep - Grades 9-12 - By audition only.

Call 781-659-5865 for more information or to schedule an audition.

Download the program flyer in pdf format here (4.6MB).

Studio Chorus



Visit the library's delightful children’s area and select new or classic books for your child. The children's area, refurbished in 2008, features a selection of picture books, easy readers and chapter books for older readers.
Library hours are:
Tuesday - Friday 1-5 p.m. and
Saturday 10 – 1 p.m.