Programs for Adults
Total Body Conditioning with Jana
Join us for a free, three week workout series with fitness instructor Jana! This fun, high energy total body conditioning class will shape, tone and strengthen your body through a variety of intense intervals. Great for any fitness level, with modifications available for each exercise. Registration is appreciated, click on the date above.
NPL/COA Book Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 2-3pm at the Senior Center (28 Medway Branch). Registration is required. Open to all adults 18+.
*There will be no February meeting*
March 17th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
April 21st: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (nonfiction)
May 19th: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
YA Book Club for Adults
See dates below, 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 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.
Wednesday, March 25th: Title TBD
Technology Learning Tuesday
Registration is required. Click on the date above to register.
Jan 21: Intro to Facebook – Learn how to sign up for a Facebook account and discover all the different features available like finding friends, updating your status and sharing pictures. Participants will need a working email address prior to taking the class.
Jan. 28: Work Online with Google Drive – Learn how to create documents, save your files online and collaborate with others on Google Drive. Email address required.
Feb. 4: eBooks Made Easy – Learn how to access library eBooks, audiobooks and video with your library card. Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or explore the Overdrive website using a library computer.
2nd Saturday of each month, 1-3:30pm. Open to all, no registration is required.
All skill levels are welcome for an afternoon of chess with the Game of Kings. You can bring your own board, but it is not required.
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.
Family Movie Afternoons
Sunday, 1-3pm. No registration is required. Open to all ages.
February 16th: Abominable
March 22nd: Frozen 2
Come out of the cold and join us for a family movie afternoon. Popcorn and water will be provided. Please bring a blanket to sit on, we will be watching the movies picnic style!
Read It & Eat It: A Cookbook Club
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: Martha Stewart
Silent Book Club
Fridays: January 10th, January 17th, January 24th, and January 31st, 10:00-11:30am. No registration is required.
Join us for our Silent Book Group on Fridays in January. The book club where there is no pressure to have the book finished!
We’ll take the first 30 minutes to discuss what we’ve been reading – good or bad. Then for an hour, we’ll each read our own book (any book!) silently together.
Living Room Conversations
Thursdays: February 6th, February 13th, February 20th, February 27th. 11-12pm
Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. (https://www.livingroomconversations.org/)
Cabin Fever Relief: A Family Event
Friday, February 7th, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Registration is required and opens January 1st.
Starting to get cabin fever this winter? Families are invited to come out and join us for a fun evening at the library this February!
Parents, drop your kids off in the Story Hour/Craft Room and then enjoy an evening of snacks, board games and trivia in the Community Room!
Kids, ages 6 and up, will be entertained by a movie, craft and pizza!
Knitting and Crochet Group
Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30pm. No registration is required.
Do you love to knit or crochet? Bring your yarn and knitting needles for our informal knitting group where you can work on projects, socialize, and share advice with other fiber enthusiasts. Please note, no instruction will be provided, although participants are usually willing to help each other if issues occur.
Film Screening: Leap Year
Saturday, February 29th, 2-4:30pm.
Join us as we celebrate Leap Day by watching the movie Leap Year.
Description: Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it. (with Amy Adams and Matthew Goode)
Visit from the Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell
Tuesday, February 25th, 7:00 – 8:30pm, no registration is required.
Join us as Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will be here to speak to the residents of Norfolk.
The short speaking program will touch on the historical nature of the Registry and the Register’s efforts to modernize and computerize the vast number of Norfolk County real estate records. The Register will also speak about the various consumer initiatives at the Registry. Following his remarks, the Register will be available to answer individual questions. Members of the Register’s staff will also be available to assist in providing information about the Massachusetts Homestead Act. On-site work stations will be available to provide the status of a mortgage discharge, print a copy of your deed or provide a demonstration on how the Registry’s On-Line Land Records Database works.
This is a community outreach initiative sponsored by the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. It is Register O’Donnell’s goal to provide a convenient way for residents to learn more about how the Registry serves Norfolk County. Although Registry staff cannot provide legal advice, they will be able to answer basic questions, provide general information, take a document for recording and assist in filling out a Declaration of Homestead form.
Jeff Snow’s Softer Side of Celtic Concert
Sunday, March 1st, 2:00 – 3:30pm, no registration is required.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day a bit early with a musical performance by Jeff Snow.
The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.
The Story of John Hunt: You will hear the story of John Hunt who came to America in 1855. He settled in Aberdeen Maryland, found a job, got married and had children. He never returned to Ireland and never saw his family again. John came to America when he was 13. Their only communication was the annual family letter that told John the family news. The letters were discovered in the 1970’s and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland. You can learn more and read the first and last of the series of letters at http://www.jeffsnow.net/kilkelly.html
Jeff’s concert is interactive, and he encourages questions and input from the audience. The typical concert lasts 75-90 minutes and includes music on the guitar, bouzouki and autoharp.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library.
Friend Speed Dating
Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Registration is required, register here.
A networking event for the 20/30 year olds!
Making new friends can be difficult — so let the library help! Join us for this platonic spin on speed dating, designed to introduce you to a series of potential friends in a low pressure way.
Questions? Please contact Libby O’Neill, Director, at (508) 528-3380 x4 or send an email to [email protected].