Looking for a book club to join? Take your pick from the variety offered by NPL! 

Already have a book club, but need a book idea? Take a look at what Book Club Kits are available. Each kit contains 5 copies of the book and discussion questions. All you need to add it readers. 

Youth Book Clubs

Teen Book Club

1st Monday of the month 3:00—4:00 PM in the Teen Space
Join us each month to discuss a book chosen by the club, and bring your ideas for future reads! Open to grades 7-12. Check our events calendar or stop by the circulation desk to see what this month’s book is.

Young Readers Club

1st Thursday of each month, 5:30 – 6:15pm in the Community Room. 

Kids grades 2 and 3 with a guardian are welcome to join Young Readers Club! We will read a book for each meeting and discuss the book, it’s place in our diverse world, as well as broader discussions about diversity in our community. Books will be available to borrow at Norfolk Public Library and should be read before the meeting.

May’s Title: Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf. Register here for the May 5th meeting. 

 

Adult Book Clubs

Coming soon! Banned Book Club

Last Tuesday of each month (May – October), 2-3pm on Town Hill

Location: This group will meet outside, but will move indoors on days with inclement weather. 

This book group will read books that have been banned or challenged. We will discuss why they were banned and other topics. Books will range from juvenile to adult titles. 

May 31st: Melissa by Alex Gino (juvenile)          June 28th: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (young adult)

July 25th: Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)          August 30th: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (juvenile)

 

History Book Group

Location: This group will meet in person in the schoolhouse.

Spend an enjoyable evening at the Norfolk Public Library with people who share similar interests and are passionate about reading. This discussion group, led by Chris Kelly, focuses on non-fiction selections that are of both historical and contemporary interest. Chris implores all members to participate in the discussion; silence is deafening! New members are always welcome to attend and registration is not required.

This group typically meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Schoolhouse and will run March through June this year. A month prior to each discussion, copies of the next month’s discussion book are available in the library to check out at the circulation desk.

For more information contact: Chris Kelly, 508-782-8890, [email protected]gmail.com

May 4, 2022: Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History by Saul David (446 pages, 2015)
Describes the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight by Arab and German terrorists and the daring raid conducted by Israeli commandos at Entebbe Airport in Uganda to rescue the hostages.
June 1, 2022: Young Hitler: the Making of the Führer by Paul Ham (308 pages, 2018). 
A rigorous narrative analysis probes into the childhood, war experiences, and early political career of Adolf Hitler to assess how his defining years affected his rise to power.

Forever Young Adults

Location: This group will meet virtually on the dates below at 7pm. 

Young Adult (YA) books capture the vibrance, intensity, and adventure of teenhood with groundbreaking style and refreshing perspective. You’re never too old to enjoy! If you are an adult looking to explore YA, join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Click on the program date to register. 

April 27: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
May 25: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Each month’s book will be available at the library. No need to place a hold, just stop by the circulation desk and ask for a copy. Contact Rachel with any questions: [email protected]

Page Turners

Location: This group will meet in person in the Schoolhouse

1st Tuesday of the Month at 1pm 
The reading selections are mostly fiction choices–with a sprinkling of non-fiction and classics–with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. This group runs September through June. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome. Copies of the discussion book are available in the library to check out at the circulation desk a month prior to discussion. For more information, please contact: Tamara Dalton, [email protected]

2021-2022 Page Turner Reading List:

May 3, 2022: Writers & Lovers by Lily King (2020; 324 pages) Field trip to Harvard Square – Date TBD
June 7, 2022: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (2020; 398 pages)

Taste of Poetry

1st Tuesday of the month at 11:30am 

Location: This group will meet in person in the Schoolhouse

Bring your lunch and an appetite for poetry. Each month we look at few poems by a well-known poet. We provide copies of the poems and lead a discussion after reading them. All are welcome. For more information contact: Tamara Dalton [email protected]

2021-2022 Taste of Poetry Poets:

May: Warsan Shire
June: Rumi

 

Read It and Eat It

Location: This group will meet in person in the Community Room

Each meeting we will be discussing a different chef or cuisine. Copies of the books we will be discussing will be available at the circulation desk. Join other local foodies to talk about what you made, what you liked or did not like, get recipes, and more! Registration for each individual meeting is required, click on the date to be brought to the registration form. All meetings are planned to be in person, but that will be re-evaluated each month and could change. For more information contact Sarah Ward, [email protected]

June 23rd: Lidia Bastianich

 

NPL/COA Book Group

Location: This group will meet in person at the Council on Aging (28 Medway Branch)

All meetings are at 2pm and meeting in person at the Council on Aging. Open to all adults 18+. To register, click on the date or call the circulation desk at 508-528-3380. Registration is also available through the Council on Aging. For more information contact Sarah Ward, [email protected]

May 17: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

June 21: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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