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Special Events Schedule 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
Open House / 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Celebrate the newly restored Victorian Concert Hall on the top floor of the James and meet Sarah Lalone the talented designer who oversaw the restoration of this historic project, and the other contractors who brought new life to the concert hall. The restoration project was funded by the Norwell Community Preservation Committee in FY13. Enjoy presentations by the Board of Trustees, tour the building and enjoy music and complimentary refreshments. FREE.

Sponsored by Shields General Store

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The James Library

November 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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.




December 2013
Free Admission

Saturday, December 7, 2013 / 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Shop locally this season. Don’t miss one of the South Shore’s best holiday shopping fairs. Artisans on three floors of the James Library offer quality, hand-made items for holiday gift giving. Hand-crafted clothing, children’s items, original artwork, wreaths, jewelry and more. Each year new craftspeople and artists are featured. Live music. Support local artisans and the James in a charming New England atmosphere. Free admission.

Sponsored by Hub International New England, LLC

Bird houses Xmas shopping

Christmas Marketplace

April 2014
Story Slam on the theme of "Second Chances"
Hosted by Andrea Lovett of Massmouth

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

"If you have life experience, you have stories" - Andrea Lovett

Come tell your story! If you enjoy the Moth Radio Hour, "This American Life" or love live storytelling, come tell your 5-minute story on the theme of travel disasters as the James’ first story slam. Hosted by Andrea Lovett of Somerville’s Massmouth, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent.

How it works: Come to the slam with a true, 5-minute or less story that you want to share with the audience. Put your name in the box and Andrea will pull ten lucky participants who will tell their story for the audience and 3 guest judges. Each of the featured stories will be judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed and how well the story explores, connects and reveals some truth about the theme. There will be laughs, maybe some tears, a cash bar for sure and thoughtful stories told from the heart. Audience members who want to listen to stories are also a must!

Sponsored by U.S. Wealth Management, John Napolitano

$15 at the door / $12 in advance

Number of tickets

May 2014
Books in Bloom

Friday and Saturday, May 9 / 10
Gala Opening Party, Friday, May 9 from 6-9 p.m.
Exhibits on view, Saturday, May 10 from 10-1 p.m.

Welcome spring! All three floors of the James are filled with creative flower arrangements depicting favorite books selected by thirty South Shore artists. Support the James by attending the festive benefit party celebrating the magical combination of books and flowers. This party features live music, light fare, and spectacular artistry. Proceeds benefit the library.

Download our Exibitior Registration Form. (122Kb pdf)

Sponsored by Liz McCarron, William Raveis Real Estate and
Jackson Real Estate Ltd.

$30 at the door / $25 in advance

Number of tickets

September - December 2013

Adult Studio Chorus



Studio Holiday Singers

Wednesday Evenings - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For all adults

The Studio Holiday Singers is a chorus for adults whose focus is on jazz, bebop and holiday classics. We'll sing in parts, have plenty of performance opportunities and ring in the holiday season with joyful, upbeat and celebratory choral selections.

Call 781-659-5865 for more information.