Preschool Story Hour:

Tuesday and Saturday mornings, from 11am to noon, the library provides an interactive Story Time with story, music, and crafts for preschool-aged children. This active hour allows pre-readers to develop social skills, motor skills, and introduces young minds to the foundations of reading letters and numbers. The emphasis is on fun at the Public Library, and as each child gets a tactile as well as auditory experience s/he is introduced to the importance of the library experience. Children are encouraged to get a library card and take books with them for the week to read at home.

Book Gnomes:

This is a book club coordinated in conjunction with the Northfield Community School to provide a fun and social book club experience for third grade students.




Documentary Club:

Join us on the third Thursday of the month to view a documentary movie with your neighbors.

Tour of Poetry

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) partnered with the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield to sponsor the ongoing senior poetry workshop series titled “A Tour of Poetry for Seniors.”   Workshops are held one Saturday each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a lecture on poetry and reading from a visiting poet. A light luncheon is offered, compliments of the Library and local food service businesses.  At the end of the year, an anthology of the group's poetry is published.

Moving Mindfulness and Meditation:  Introduction to Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan

Experience the scientifically proven physical and mental benefits of moving your body in slow, gentle mindful ways while focusing your attention on your physical posture, muscle relaxation, and relaxed breathing. This program is provided in conjunction with the JCC.

Creative Writing:

Weekly creative writing classes to begin in the Fall of 2017 in conjunction with the JCC.


Monday mornings at 10am.  All players welcome, instruction available for novice players in the summer months.

Girls Book Club:

Girls ages 10-13 are welcome to join this group of fun, snack loving girls who love reading (and cats).  We meet on a weekly basis throughout the year and read a wide range of books from classics to contemporary fiction and various styles of writing from graphic novels to literary fiction to memoir.




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