Programs for Adults
Summer Programs (June - August)
Paw Sox Fundraiser
Saturday, August 3rd, 6:15pm, purchase tickets ahead through the link below
NPL is partnering with Norfolk Community Television (NCTV) in a fundraiser through the Pawsox. Purchase tickets for the August 3rd game through the link below and half of the proceeds come back to Norfolk. Enjoy a great night out with family and friends watching one of America’s oldest pastimes!
PAWTUCKET RED SOX VS. ROCHESTER RED WINGS
Ticket cost: $10
Purchase tickets here: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=53855&schedule=list&agency=PRSV_B2B122
Author Presentation: Easy Walks in Massachusetts
Monday, June 3rd, 7-8pm, open to all, no registration is required.
Wish you knew some new places to get outdoors with your family and friends? Join Marjorie Turner Hollman, author of the three Easy Walks in Massachusetts guides Marjorie has been working closely with the Massachusetts Walking Tour, which will be arriving in Norfolk Wednesday, June 18th for a free concert at the Congregational Church. Enjoy slides of beautiful places around the corner from where you live. See pictures of a past visit of the Walking Tour to this area.
Learn where you can find easy walking trails, great railtrails, beautiful views of the Blackstone River, Ten Mile River, short walks to sweeping vistas along the Upper Charles, and the Neponset River watersheds, and more. Each Easy Walk book in the series covers a number of contiguous towns in South central and southeastern MA, and a few neighboring Rhode Island towns as well. Every suggested walk is parent, grandparent, and kid-friendly. Some are handicapped accessible, and many are handicapped friendly. All dog-friendly trails are noted. Books will be available for purchase after the event. Each book is $20, get all three for $45.
Craft Supply Swap
Saturday, June 8th, 10-12pm., no registration required.
Calling all crafters! Do you have a surplus of supplies? Bring them in to our first annual Craft Swap and go home with some new materials to help spark some inspiration! There is no registration required for this program, but it will only be open to patrons who also bring supplies for the swap.
10-10:30: Come in to arrange your supplies
10:30 – 11:45: Time so swap!
11:45 – 12: Clean up and reclaim any supplies of yours that you would like back
– Any small supplies must be brought in a container or zip lock bag
– Items should be good, clean, and usable
– When choosing new supplies from the donated items, please take about as much as you brought to donate
– Bring your own bag or box
– Any items left at the end of the program will be considered a donation to the library
TED Talks at NPL
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm, no registration required.
TED Talks are recorded presentation that last 20 minutes or less on a wide variety of topics. During each TED Talk program we will watch at least two TED talks and have a discussion.
June 12th: Secrets to Living Longer
Knit & Crochet Group
June 6th, June 20th, July 18th, August 1st, August 15th
1:00 – 2:30pm, Schoolhouse. No registration required.
Bring your yarn & knitting needles for our informal knitting group where you can work on projects, socialize, & share advice. Please note that there will be no formal instruction, but other attendees may be able to answer questions.
Lego Club for Adults
Thursday, June 18th, 7-8pm. No registration will be required for the first session, but will be required beginning in April.
June 18th – register here.
Who says LEGOs are just for kids? Join us for our Adult LEGO Club where you can build what you want or take part in some of the challenges we’ll offer each session!
Joy of Coloring
Wednesday: June 26th, July 24th, August 21st
6:30-7:30pm, no registration required.
Take an hour for yourself and color your cares away. We will have some coloring pages and markers/colored pencils available, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Tuesdays: July 2nd, July 9th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 6th, and August 13th
2-3pm, no registration is required.
Who says snail mail is ending? We’ll provide stamps and anything else you might need to keep good, old fashioned correspondence alive.
Dr. Gary Hylander
Thursday, June 20th, 6:30pm, open to all, no registration is required.
A night of history with Dr. Gary Hylander. Topic TBD.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Bad Art Night
Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 – 8pm, open to adults 18+, registration is required. Register here. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Come and enjoy a silly, surprising, and highly creative atmosphere with no pressure to make something “good.”
This is a freestyle craft event for adults 18+. Everyone will have access to a myriad of arts and crafts materials to do with what they would like.
Learning with Libby Tech Workshops
Wednesdays: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st, 2-3pm, no registration is required.
Tech Workshops are a time where we will focus on a different skill or service. Everyone is welcome to drop in, no registration is required.
7/10: How to create and send e-mails
7/17: How to use your iPhone/iPad
7/24: How to access ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive
7/31: How to use Hoopla
Chess Playing with Game of Kings
2nd Saturday of the month, 1:30 – 3:30. Open to all ages, no registration required.
The Game of Kings is coming to the Norfolk Library, all ages and abilities are welcome to join in and play a game of chess! You may bring your own chess board, but it is not required.
Mondays: June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, 2-4pm, no registration is required.
Get out of the heat and join us for a Monday Matinee!
June 17th: Gravity
July 15th: Interstellar
August 19th: Space Cowboys
Cactus and Succulent Workshop
Saturday, July 13th, 11-12:30pm, open to adults 18+, register here.
During the first part of this workshop, participants will be introduced to the wonderful world of Cacti and Succulents, presented with some design considerations, and instructed on how to assemble their own container gardens, appropriately sized for tabletop or windowsill use. Then after a brief demo, each participant will receive everything they need to assemble their own beautiful container garden.
At the end of the class, each participant will get to bring home their own tabletop garden, as well as printed instructions on proper cactus and succulent home care.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library.
Fridays: July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, 11-12pm. Registration for each individual session is required. Click on the date to register, beginning June 7th.
To kick off our Library Health Initiative, we’ll be partnering with the Hockomock Area YMCA to provide free fitness classes to the public!
More details to follow!
Flying High Dogs
Saturday, July 20th, 11-12pm, Town Hill, open to all ages, no registration is required.
Mike Piazza and his 4 flying Frisbee dogs will be flying all over Town Hill. Fun for all ages!
Moon Landing Party
Saturday, July 20th, 3-4pm, open to all, no registration is required.
Join us for a Moon Landing Party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to land on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission.
A discussion of that time period will occur, as well as a space craft.
Period attire encourage, but not required.
Snacks will be provided.
Night Sky by the Museum of Science
Thursday, July 25th, ages 5 and up (adults too!). Registration for a time slot is required, please limit your visit to one session. Registration opens 7/4.
Night Sky is a 30-minute immersive program using an indoor planetarium that teaches audiences how to find celestial objects in their own nighttime sky. Inside the planetarium, participants will observe a realistic model of the nighttime sky.
Four identical sessions will be available. Please limit your visit to one session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Upcoming Fall Programs
Blood Drive and Passport Event
Monday, September 23rd, 2-7pm.
Join us in the community room for a blood drive and walk in passport event! During this event no appointments are necessary for passports. Have a question about what you need to bring? Please call the circulation desk and they will connect you with a passport agent, 508-528-3380.
Schedule your blood donation appointment here: redcrossblood.org
Adult programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, unless otherwise noted.
Questions? Please contact Libby O’Neill, Director, at (508) 528-3380 x4 or send an email to [email protected].