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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 29, 2019 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • February 26 - The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
  • March 26 - The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
  • April 30 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • May 28 - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
  • June 25 - The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg
  • July 30 - Young Benjamin Franklin by Nick Bunker
  • August 27 - Brooklyn by Com Toibin
  • September 24 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • October 29 - The Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm by Ted Genoways (One Book, One Nebraska 2019)
  • November 26 - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
  • No December Meeting
  • January 28, 2020 - A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita

"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)

  • December 19, 2018 -The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  • January 30, 2019 - The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
  • February 27 - If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Wiess
  • March 27 - The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
  • April 24 - The Nix by Nathan Hill
  • My 29 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • June 26 - The Spy: A Novel of Mata Hari by Paulo Coelho
  • July 31 - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
  • August 28 - My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege
  • September 25 - The Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways (the 2019 One Book, One Nebraska selection)
  • October 30 - The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  • November 27 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • December 18 - Pigs Can't Swim by Helen Peppe

alternates:

  • Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block
  • Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

"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. Contact Amber at the Youth Services Department with any questions.

  • January 12 - Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  • February 9 - When the Sea Turned Silver by Grace Lin
  • March 9 - American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • April 6 - The Walls All Around Us by Nova Rey Suma
  • May 18 - The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • June 15 - TBA/Book by 2020 Nebraska Golden Sower nominee who will be appearing at the 25th Annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival
  • July 13 - TBA/Book by 2020 Nebraska Golden Sower nominee who will be appearing at the 25th Annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival

"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 27 2018th 2018 - Soar by Joan Bauer
  • September 24th 2018 - Moo: A Novel by Sharon Creech
  • October 29th 2018 - Slacker by Gordan Korman
  • November 26th 2018 - Wish by Barbara O'Connor
  • December 17th 2018 - Maxi’s Secrets: (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog) by Lynn Plourde
  • January 28th 2019 - Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • February 25th 2019 - Save Me a Seat by Sara Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
  • March 25th 2019 - Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • April 29th 2019 - Gregor the Overlander by Susan Collins
  • May 20th 2019 - The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • June 24th 2019 - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • July 22th 2019 - TBA/Book by 2020 Nebraska Golden Sower Award nominee who will be appearing at the 25th Annual Norfolk Public Library Literature Festival