Programs for Adults

Fall Programs

Library Open House

Saturday, October 26, 11 – 2pm

Reptile Show 11-12pm

Join us for our Open House! See what collections and programs the library has to offer and meet some of the staff. Light refreshments will be provided. 


YA Book Club for Adults

1st Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm at the Eagle Brook Saloon, registration is required.

Are you an adult who still enjoys YA titles? Then this book club is for you! Join fellow YA lovers at a local restaurant on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss young adult literature. Copies of each month’s book will be available at the Circulation Desk.

The library provides the books, but your drinks and food are on you!

Location: Eagle Brook Saloon, 258 Dedham St. 

October 2nd: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

November 6th: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (available on Hoopla!)

**There will be no meeting in December.


No Fail Crafts for Adults

No experience with crafts? No worries! Crafts for this program are for any skill level and all supplies are provided. Registration is required. Open to adults 18+. Please see the list below for the craft for that month, time, registration link (click on the date) and if there is a materials fee. If there is a materials fee due, it is payable by cash or check by the night of the program.  

November 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins (There is a $5 materials fee for this session)

January 9, 6:30 – 8pm: Etched Wine Glass

February 11, 6 – 8pm: Gum Ball Machine

March 24, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Wine Cork Pendant Slider

April 28, 6 – 8pm: Book Page Magnolia Wreath (There is a $5 materials fee for this session)

May 26, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Herb Pots

June 23, 6 – 8pm: Flip Flop Welcome Sign (There is a $5 materials fee for this session)


Read It & Eat It

Thursdays (see dates below), 7-8pm, registration is required.

Join NPL staff and others who share a passion for cookbooks to discuss and sample the fares of some today’s more celebrated cookbook titles. Copies of the selected title(s) will be available for checkout at the circulation desk weeks prior to the discussion. After we have all had a chance to peruse and perhaps sample some of the recipes at home, we will meet in the library to share our thoughts and samplings prepared from the selected title(s). Although, bringing a prepared dish is not required, it is encouraged. Registration is required.

Can’t attend in person? Check out the Read It and Eat It Facebook group available through the Library’s Facebook page under groups. Interact with other foodies and see what everyone is trying out during the month.

October 24: Asian Dishes

December 5: Brunch Dishes

January 16: Theme/Chef TBD

February 27: Theme/Chef TBD

April 9: Theme/Chef TBD

June 4: Throwdown Event (To register you must have attended at least four regular meetings)


Ted Talks

2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 7:30pm. No registration is required.

TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including from science and technology to culture and arts. During each TED Talk session, we will watch at least two TED talks and discuss.



Joy of Coloring

4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 – 7:30pm. No registration is required. Open to adults 18+.

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.



Tech Workshops with NCTV

Mondays, 7-8pm. Click on the date to register for your desired session.

Join us for a series of tech workshops led by NCTV and in celebration of Media Literacy Week.

October 7: Be Smarter Than Your Smartphone

So, you’ve mastered how to call someone on your smartphone, but what else can it do? What are these pocket computers capable of and how do you harness its power? We’ll take you through some simple ways to take control of your smartphone and help you customize your digital experience in this beginner workshop.

October 21: Social Media Starter Kit

Likes, tweets, and shares…oh my! Get back to basics with this beginner workshop about online security, privacy settings, and fake news. 

October 28: Tips & Tricks for Video on the Go

Devices that capture video are more affordable now than ever before, and you might even have one in your pocket! Smartphones, digital cameras, DSLRs and tablets all have the ability to capture high quality video right out of the box. Take some time in this beginner workshop to learn the best practices for clear, beautiful, and stable video to share for generations.


Crafternoon Class

Thursdays, 3 – 4:30pm. Registration is required. Click on the date to register*.

Join us for a crafternoon afternoon as we create arts and crafts through tutorials from our new online resource Creative Bug!

*Please note: the October classes will be a repeat session of the Maker Monday Morning workshops.  If you already participated in those, please do not sign up again.

October 10: Macrame Key Chain

October 17: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

October 24: Doodle & Paint Animal Portraits


Author Talk with Arlyn Halpern

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 – 7:30, no registration required.

Author, therapist and dancer Arlyn Halpern shares her route from early life challenges to spiritual abundance in her book “Dancing Into the Light”. With vivid imagery and skillfully woven memories she takes her readers on a journey through Israel, Sweden, and India, then back to the states where she embarks on in-depth Buddhist study and practice with a Tibetan Buddhist Master, where “the teachings become a knowing rather than an intellectual exercise.” Her lifelong passion for dance and search for spiritual truth carries her, and us, on the universal path to greater wisdom, self-acceptance, and compassion. Arlyn Hope Halpern is a psychotherapist in private practice. She holds a Master’s in Dance and previously was a dance instructor at Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado. She began the study of Buddhism under the tutelage of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in the early 1970s. She resides outside of Boston with her husband.


Craft Swap

Sunday, October 27th, 1 – 2:30pm, no registration required. Adults 18+

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. 

Event Timeline:

1:00: Come in to arrange your supplies

1:15: Time so swap!

2:15: 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


Essential Oils Workshop with Chris Ventura

Tuesday, October 29, 7-8:30pm. Registration is required. Register here.

Ms. Ventura will lead an educational workshop on the health benefits of using essential oils in our every day lives.  Participants will then put together a make and take roller bottle.

The information in this workshop is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. All content discussed will be for general information purposes only.

*Please note: There will be a materials cost of $5 per participant for the make and take roller bottle.  Please pay by cash or check on or before October 29, 2019.*


Blood Drive and Passport Event

Friday, December 13th, 1-6pm. 

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:

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].

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