Programs and Book Groups

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Book Groups

Killer Reads: A True Crime Book Club

Location: This group will meet in person in the Schoolhouse

First Tuesday of the Month at 7pm 

Our book group for true crime lovers is back! We will meet each month to discuss a different true crime title. Books will be available at the circulation desk about a month before each meeting.  For more information contact Sarah, [email protected]

More information about titles coming soon


Page Turners Book Club

Location: This group will meet in person in the Schoolhouse

Last Tuesday of the Month at 1pm 
An afternoon book group that reads fiction titles with the occasional non-fiction title. 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]

September 24th: The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry


Read It and Eat It

Location: This group will meet in person in the Community Room at 7pm

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 or to alert to an allergy contact Sarah, [email protected]

August 5th: Ina Garten

September 26th:

November 14th:

January 9th:


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. Prefer a large print title? Sign up for our COA edition on the event calendar! The themes are the same, pick up is just at the Council on Aging. 

July: YA titles

August: Graphic novels

September: Short stories

October: Thrills and chills

November: Food


Puzzle Swap

Puzzle SwapMonday, July 8th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Community Room

Do you love doing puzzles but don’t want to keep buying new ones? Bring your gently used puzzle(s) to the library to exchange for a “new to you” puzzle. Puzzles are a great rainy or lazy day activity for all ages.



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.



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. 




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.

July 15: Faux Taxidermy

August 18: Fish Tea Towels



Adult Take and Make Kits

Adult craft kit take and make – Registration is required, open to adults 18+. Registrants will have one week to pick up their kit, any remaining kits will be given to patrons on the wait list. 

Adult Take and Make Pick Up7/9: Faux Taxidermy (Would you rather do this in person? We will be doing this craft in person for No Fail Craft on 7/15, please only register for one program). 

   Pick up 7/9 – 7/16 in the library lobby.

               7/23: Clay pot toadstool

                Pick up 7/23 – 7/30 in the library lobby.

               8/6: Rock Cactus Garden

                Pick up 8/6 – 8/13 in the library lobby.


Plant Swap

Plant SwapSaturday, July 27th, 10:30-11:30am, Community Room

Bring your pest free plants to trade! All plant types (houseplants, extra veggie/herb plants, cactus, succulent) and plant related materials (pots, soil, moss poles, etc.) are welcome.

Open to all ages. 




Read It & Eat It

Read It and Eat ItMonday, August 5th, 7:00-8:30pm, Community Room

August: Ina Garten

Bring your appetite and join other foodies at Read It and Eat It. Each month we will be discussing different chefs, cuisines, or regions. Come share your experiments, experiences, triumphs, and tragedies. Plates, napkins, silverware, and water will be provided. Don’t forget some containers because there are usually leftovers to take home!

There will be several cookbook titles to go along with each meeting’s theme available for browsing and check out at the circulation desk. Please remember to bring a copy of your recipe to the   meeting.

Have food allergies or a question? Please email Sarah, [email protected]

Registration is required, click here to register.    


Take Home Pooch Painting Kit

Take Home Pooch Painting KitTuesday, August 6th – Pick up all day in the library’s lobby

Get through those last dog days of summer with your own pup! With the magic of peanut butter, an 8×10 canvas, a ziploc bag, and acrylic paints you can help your pooch create a work of art worthy of being hung by their water bowl. The kit will include everything you need….well except for the pup.

Registration is required, click here to register.



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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