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User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 12, 2018 5:06 PM (UTC)

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User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 12, 2018 4:06 PM (UTC)

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Happy birthday to Jack London, author of adventure novels and short stories about life in the American frontier during the late 19th and early 20th century. #literarybirthday #jacklondon #nortonma #nortonlibrary
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 11, 2018 5:12 PM (UTC)

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Come check out our new Read-Box! Books on demand--the best part? They're free!
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 10, 2018 9:26 PM (UTC)

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Common Sense was published by Thomas Paine on January 10, 1776, just a few months before the American Revolution. An instant bestseller, more than 150,000 copies of the 50-page pamphlet sold within a few months. Paine’s work heavily influenced the writing of the United States Constitution and many future documents for other democracies. #thomaspaine #commonsense #nortonlibrary #nortonma
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 9, 2018 7:40 PM (UTC)

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January 9, 1793, French adventurer Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard manned the first free-balloon flight in American history. He took off in Philadelphia, PA before a crowd of government officials, including President George Washington. Accompanied by only his little black dog, Blanchard piloted the hydrogen-filled balloon high as 5,800 feet and landed 46 minutes later at a field fifteen miles away in New Jersey.⠀
Extra math fun! In miles per hour, what was the average speed of Blanchard's balloon during the trip (discounting the time it took for the balloon to rise to 5,800 feet)? Do you think that is very fast? Answer in the comments! #nortonlibrary #nortonma #balloonflight
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 6, 2018 10:29 PM (UTC)

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75th anniversary- wow! Are you rooting for anything or anyone this year? #goldenglobes #goldenglobeawards
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 6, 2018 4:22 PM (UTC)

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Happy birthday to Carl Sandburg, American writer and three time Pulitzer Prize winner. #literarybirthday #nortonlibrary #nortonma #carlsandburg #poetrycommunity
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 4, 2018 4:01 AM (UTC)

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Happy birthday to British author and linguistic, J. R. R. Tolkien!
Among other words he invented or created new meanings for - the word “tween” as a noun meaning "child nearing puberty"
approximately ages 9 to 12)
Tolkien uses it in "Lord of the Rings" for "the irresponsible twenties between [Hobbit] childhood and coming of age at thirty-three."
#jrrtolkien #literarybirthday #thehobbit #nortonlibrary #nortonma
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 3, 2018 9:28 PM (UTC)
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The library will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, due to the inclement weather but you can access our digital library 24/7! Check out ebooks, audiobooks, music, streaming video and more: https://goo.gl/D5pcZA
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 2, 2018 10:20 PM (UTC)
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Happy birthday to science fiction author Isaac Asimov! (And Happy Science Fiction Day to the rest of us!) #scifi #asimov
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Jan 1, 2018 12:09 AM (UTC)

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User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Dec 30, 2017 4:30 PM (UTC)

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Happy birthday to Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book.
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Dec 28, 2017 2:36 PM (UTC)

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Wonder what he would say about today’s weather?Bbrrr❄️❄️
Written by Benjamin Franklin under the name of Richard Saunders, Poor Richard's Almanack was published from 1733 through 1758 and included weather forecasts, proverbs, tips on planting crops, and many other interesting facts from colonial life. #nortonma #nortonlibrary #benjaminfranklin #poorrichards
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Dec 27, 2017 8:31 PM (UTC)

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Did you know that today is #makecutoutsnowflakesday ? We have cold, but no snow today, so cut out your own snowflakes and have an indoor snowstorm! #snowflakes #❄️ #snowflakesinthelibrary #nortonlibrary #nortonma
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Dec 26, 2017 7:02 PM (UTC)
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Did you get a new phone, ereader, or tablet this holiday season? Now it's easier than ever to get FREE ebooks, audiobooks, music, and even streaming video from the library! Check out our Freegal, Overdrive and Hoopla collections to learn more: http://www.nortonlibrary.org/online-resources.html
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Dec 24, 2017 2:41 PM (UTC)

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The library will be closed Monday December 25th Christmas Day and will re-open Tuesday December 26th at 10:00 a.m. #nortonlibrary #nortonma
User Image nortonlibrary Posted: Dec 20, 2017 6:07 PM (UTC)

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❄️⛸️ Did you know the library has a pass for Winter Skate at Patriot Place? Each pass allows for free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under 18. Skate rentals ($4.00) not included. Weather permitting. ❄️⛸️⠀
Learn more on our website: www.nortonlibrary.org/museum-passes.html