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 pasttimes!

Not only are you helping these two local organizations but you can enjoy the Superhero Avengers Night and Post-Game Fireworks – a special Paw Sox event where you can meet some of your favorite Super Heroes at McCoy Stadium. Super Heroes will be available for pictures at various locations throughout the stadium. After the game, fans will be treated to a spectacular Super Hero themed Fireworks Show.

Tickets are only $10 and include a $2 credit to the park’s concession stands or team shop!


Ticket cost: $10

Purchase tickets here:


Fitness Fridays

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!


August 2: Yoga

August 9: Pilates

August 16: A nutritionist will be available for discussion

August 23: Zumba


Knit & Crochet Group

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. 


Joy of Coloring

Wednesday, 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.


Let’s Letter!

Tuesdays: 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. 



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.



Monday Matinee

Monday, August 19th, 2 – 4pm, no registration is required. 

Get out of the heat and join us for a Monday Matinee!

August 19th: Space Cowboys



Upcoming Fall Programs

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. 

September 4th: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

October 2nd: Title TBD

November 6th: Title TBD

December 4th: Title TBD


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.  

September 9, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Bubble Paint Hydrangeas

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

January 9, 6:30 – 8pm: Mini Message Board

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.

September 12: 2019 James Beard Nominees

October 24: Theme/Chef TBD

December 5: Theme/Chef TBD

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 three regular meetings)


Ted Talks

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

First meeting: Wednesday, September 11th

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.


Maker Monday Mornings 

Mondays, 11 – 12:30pm, registration is required. Click on the date to register.

Join us as we make fabulous arts and crafts through the Library’s new online resource Creative Bug.  

September 16

September 23

September 30



Yoga Basics with Angela Cote

Mondays, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, and 10/8. Registration required for the series. Register here

Want to try yoga but not sure what to expect? If you are new to yoga (or need a yoga re-fresher), this 4 class series is perfect for you. Explore yoga fundamentals in a fun, welcoming environment with Angela Cote, Creator of Sacred Tree Yoga Studio and Wellness Center in Norfolk.

Topics will include:

  • Yoga class etiquette and the structure of a typical yoga class 
  • Learn basic poses with focus on safety, benefits, and prop usage
  • Experience a sequence of poses that will give a full body experience 
  • Alignment basics
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Q&A

This is the perfect place to begin (or re-kindle) your yoga journey! Come by with an open heart and open mind to create flexibility, balance and strength.

Dress comfortably. Feel free to bring a mat if you have one. If not, there will be mats and blocks that will be supplied. 


Blood Drive and Passport Event

Monday, September 23rd, 2-7pm and 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:


Joy of Coloring

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

First meeting: September 25

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.


The Villainous Pirates of America: Author Talk with Eric Jay Dolin

Thursday, September 26, 7-8pm. No registration is required.

Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. In a dramatic slide show and presentation, Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, including towering Blackbeard, as well as pirates whose stories are are less familiar, but whose despicable deeds are often just as riveting. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Dolin provides this wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.


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: Topic TBA

October 21: Topic TBA

October 28: Topic TBA


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: Project TBA

October 17: Project TBA

October 24: Project TBA


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.


Library Open House

Saturday, October 26, 11 – 2pm

Join us for our Open House!  More details to come.



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.*

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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