Programs and Book Groups

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Book Groups

All Booked Up

Location: This group will meet in person at the Council on Aging

3rd Tuesday of the month, 2pm

All meetings are at 2pm in person at the Council on Aging on Medway Branch. Open to all adults 18+. Registration is not required. For more information contact Sarah, [email protected] or Courtney, [email protected]

NEW DATE January 23rd: This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub (Sarah)

February 20th: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (Courtney)

March 19th: Beartown by Frederick Backman (Sarah)


Page Turners Book Club

Location: This group will meet in person in the Schoolhouse

Last Tuesday of the Month at 1pm 
The reading selections are mostly fiction choices–with a sprinkling of non-fiction with an emphasis on books appealing to an many tastes 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 contact Kate, [email protected]

January 30th: The Beantown Girls by Jane Healy

February 27th: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

March 26th: Educated by Tara Westover

April 30th: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

May 28th: Title TBD


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. For more information contact Sarah, [email protected]

January 25th: Greek Cuisine

March 14th: Erin French

April 25th: Yossy Arefi

May 23rd – Throwdown (Participants must register directly with Sarah and have attended a previous regular meeting this year.)


Slightly Literary Book Subscription Box

Location: Lobby

Pick up the second week of each month beginning on Tuesday

A fun, themed book box for adults! Each box will have a themed book(s) and some goodies. You get to keep the goodies, but the books do need to be returned. 

Boxes will be available for pick up the 2nd Tuesday of each month and you will have one week to pick up. You must have a valid SAILS library card to register. 

January: True Crime

February: Romance

March: Books in a Bookish Setting

April: Outdoor Adventure

May: Space

June: Memoirs


Learn to Quill

Learn to Quill

Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00 – 8:00pm, Community Room

Registration is required, open to adults 18+. Click here to register.

Join us for a hands on class to learn the art of paper quilling with a teacher from The Quilling Card and Gallery. All materials and tools will be provided. 


Nancy Drew Presentation With Alicia Mello

Nancy Drew Presentation with Alicia MelloThursday, March 7th, 6:30-7:30pm, Virtual

Registration is required Click here to register.

Join Alicia Mello as she shares the mystery behind Nancy Drew books. Participants will learn facts they may not know such as the true author and why Nancy carried a gun early on in her books.  Guests will be able to ask questions and discuss their memories reading Nancy Drew books and how/if that impacted their childhood.

Guests may also bring Nancy Drew books from their collections to share. Alicia will assess the book values and identify their true publication date, another mystery! 

Clear Your Thoughts, Clear Your Clutter

Clear Your Thoughts; Clear Your ClutterTuesday, March 23th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Registration is required Click here to register.

As anyone who’s ever tried to declutter knows, decluttering isn’t as simple as walking around your home tossing unwanted things in a trash bag. 

Instead, our stuff gets tangled up in thoughts that make it challenging to let go of possessions.

Susan McCarthy will discuss some of the most common reasons people have for holding onto stuff they may not use, need, or even like. You will learn the important technique for talking back to clutter-clinging thoughts.

Watercolor Meet Ups

Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, Community Room, no registration required.

Do you enjoy painting with watercolors?

This group is for adult watercolor painters, all levels welcome, to gather together while painting your own projects.

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a relaxed painting session where we can share techniques, ideas, tips and projects. Bring with you your supplies and what you’re currently working on. Please note that there will be no instruction given. 


Tech 911

Fridays (see dates below), 10:00-11:00am, Magazine/Reading Room

Mystified by your smart phone, tablet, or laptop? Need help using Libby or another digital library service? Bring your device with you for in person assistance.

Click on the session date if you’d like to register.

                                                           2/23, 3/22, 4/26



Fiber Art Group

Fridays, 10:30-12pm, NPL Magazine Room, no registration required.

Do you love to knit, crochet, embroider, or do another fiber craft? If so, bring your current WIP to our informal group where you can work on projects, socialize, and share advice. 




Writers’ Block

2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm, Lounge, Registration preferred

Whether you’re looking for feedback, a space to share your work, accountability for adding to your word count, or just to meet up with other creative people, this is the spot for you! All forms of writing are welcome.

February 12th, February 26th, March 11th, March 25th



No Fail Crafts for Adults

No Fail Crafts for AdultsClick on the session date to register. No Fail Crafts will be held in person in the Community Room. All programs begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted. 

Enjoy an evening or afternoon of crafting with all materials provided. Great for all skill levels. Open to adults 18+. Registration is required.

March 6th: TBA

April 11th: TBA

Adult programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, unless otherwise noted. 

Questions? Please contact Sarah, Director, at (508) 528-3380 x3 or send an email to [email protected].

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