Category Archives: Adult Programs

First Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

bookclubJoin librarian Margot Sullivan for a favorite Norwood community tradition.  The First Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm from fall through spring.

On April 2nd the group will discuss “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie. The group will discuss “Abide with Me” by Elizabeth Strout on May 7th.

Please contact Margot at the Reference Desk with any questions and to sign up, 781-769-0200 x112. You may also sign up by emailing A contribution of $3 is requested for the Friends of the Library as they partially support this program all year.

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Ellen Craft, Civil War Slave

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Ellen_and_William_CraftThe Friends of the Library welcome actress Marcia Estabrook in her one-woman performance portraying the fascinating experiences of Civil War slave Ellen Craft who escaped to the North by pretending to be a man accompanied by his slave, who was actually her husband. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Norwood Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

To register, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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Spring Musical Sundays Concert: Aoife Clancy

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

aoife clancyThe Spring Musical Sundays series continues with a concert by Irish singer/musician Aoife Clancy. Aoife brings a refreshing new voice to folk music that ranges from traditional Irish songs to ballads and contemporary folk. Sign up for this concert, made possible through the Library Endowment Fund, by stopping by the Reference or Information Desk, calling 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or emailing

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Culinary Norwood: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Film Screening

Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

candyOur Culinary Norwood Program Series continues with a screening of the 1971 film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”  This film starring Gene Wilder is rated G and runs 98 minutes. The Friends of the Library sponsor the movie license that allows us to show these films, and Bellingham Regal Cinemas donates the popcorn.

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