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309 N 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone: (402) 844-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Book Clubs

The library loans out copies of the books for the Library book clubs so that these great discussion groups can be enjoyed at no cost to the members.  New members are always welcome!  Please contact the book club leader if you are interested in joining.

Tuesday Night Book Club

This discussion group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library's meeting room and is led by Jessica Chamberlain.  (Titles subject to change due to availability)

  • January 30, 2018 - Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margo Lee Shetterly
  • February 27 - Son of the Gamblin' Man by Mari Sandoz
  • March 27 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • April 24 - Nebraska Presence: an Anthology of Poetry edited by Greg Kosmicki and Mary Stillwell (2018 One Book, One Nebraska selection)
  • May 29 - Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • June 26 - The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
  • July 31 - The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Jean Pendziwol
  • August 28 - The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
  • September 25 - One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury
  • October 30 - Glass Houses by Louise Penny
  • November 27 - Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
  • January 29, 2019 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

Wednesday Morning Book Club

This discussion group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Library's meeting room and is led by Karen Drevo. (Titles subject to change due to availability)

  • January 31 - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • February 28 - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • March 28 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • April 25 - Nebraska Presence: an Anthology of Poetry edited by Greg Kosmicki and Mary Stillwell (2018 One Book, One Nebraska selection)
  • May 30 - Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
  • June 27 - The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee
  • July 25 - The Address by Fiona Davis
  • August 29 - The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  • September 26 - Old Jules by Mari Sandoz
  • October 31 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • November 28 - Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda
  • December 19 - The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."  - Mark Twain


20's and 30's Book Club

This book club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library's meeting room and is led by Anneka Ramirez.

  • December 28 - The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  •  January 25, 2018- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  •  February 22 - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  •  March 29 - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  •  April 26 - Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
  •  May 31 - Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  •  June 28 - The Story of a Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
  •  July 26 - The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright
  •  August 30 - The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.' - George R.R. Martin


Young Adult Book Group

Y.A.B.G. (Young Adult Book Group) is for any teenager who loves to read and talk about books.  Group members select what books they want to read and discuss, and at this time are meeting during the summer months only.  Refreshments are served. Contact Amber at the Youth Services Department with any questions.

  • June 16th 2018 - The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron. Sharon will be appearing in Norfolk at the 24th annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival on July 28th.
  • July 14th 2018 - When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin. Paul will also be appearing in Norfolk at the 24th annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival on July 28th>.
  • August 11th 2018 - Girl in the Blue Contact by Monica Hesse

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." -  Walt Disney

 

Golden Sower Book Club

This Book Club for kids ages 8-12 meets on the last Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.  Their reading selections come from titles nominated for the Golden Sower Award, Nebraska's Children's Choice Literary Award. Contact the Youth Services Department with any questions.

  • August 28th 2017 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • September 25th 2017 - All the Answers by Kate Messner
  • October 30th 2017 - Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sacher
  • November 27th 2017 - Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler
  • December 18th 2017 - A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
  • January 29th 2018 - The Seventh Most Important by Shelley Pearsall
  • February 26th 2018 - Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • March 26th 2018 - Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • april 23th 2018 - Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
  • June 25th 2018 - Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo and Because of Mr. Terupt by Bob Buyea
  • July 23rd 2018 - All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Cook by Leslie Connor. Leslie will be appearing in Norfolk on Saturday, July 28, at the 24th Annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival.