Welcome to the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library

Welcome to the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library. There are always events going on at both branches. Below you will find the latest happenings plus books, videos and community events we would like to share with you. Notice that each post on this page has one or more categories associated with it. Click on these category links to see similar items. Don’t forget to use the menu across the top of this page to see specific information about your library. Have fun and contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help you.

Our Mission Statement: The Asphodel-Norwood Public Library supports and enriches the community by providing access to resources, programming, and opportunities for interactive lifelong learning and leisure.

Above: Photos of activities in and around the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library over the past year.

Where do you go to grow? Try your public library. A visit will get you thinking!

SYNC Audiobooks

The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its eighth year with an exciting lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors. SYNC gives away two FREE audiobook downloads every week over the summer to listeners age 13+.

These books are totally free and yours to keep forever. You can download them to your computer, tablet, or other device. You can sign up for email or text alerts at AudioBookSync so you don’t miss any, and you don’t want to miss the downloads because they are only available for one week – once the next set comes out, the old ones are gone forever. This program runs from April 27 to August 16, 2017.

Together We Read

OverDrive’s new Digital Book Club called Together We Read will make Amazing Grace by  Lesley Crewe available to all Canadian OverDrive patrons, with unlimited access from April 13 – 27, 2017

Together We Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds.


Crafter's Club

Do you love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, bead, work with plastic canvas, or enjoy other easily transportable crafts?

We would love to have you join us for our Crafter’s Club at Norwood Public Library on the third Tuesday of the month.

This is a chance to get together with other crafters to enjoy our crafts, share ideas, get some help and meet some new friends we might not have thought had common interests.

Want to learn something new? Or maybe you could be the one answering someone’s question.

Just bring your work in progress. Coffee, tea and conversation will be supplied.

Our next meeting is Tuesday April  18th at 6:30pm.


Basket Weaving

Basket weaving is back!

Because this workshop was so popular, Asphodel-Norwood Public Library worked with artisan Julia to get two more classes for this spring.

For more information, please click Basket weaving workshop 2017.

Sign up soon! Space is limited and won’t last long!



Are you confused about Pinterest? Want more out of Facebook? Can’t figure out how to upload that video to Youtube?

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library now has a link to an excellent resource for all things online!

TechBoomers has tutorial courses for just about everything on the internet, including Social Media, Entertainment, Shopping, Learning, Everyday interests, and of course, Internet 101.

You can learn at home, or visit the library and do the tutorials there with a librarian at hand in case you need help.

New E-Resources

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library now has access to the following e-resources:


Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health Reference Center Academic

Kids InfoBits

Ancestry.ca (in library use only)

NoveList (link coming soon)

April News

It’s April!!

This year Canada celebrates 150 years!!

To continue this amazing year, this month’s theme is “Sensational Saskatchewan”

Drop by either branch of the library this month for a variety of crafts and activities.

While you’re visiting, enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate from our Keurig machines for just $1.50.

Come in to the Norwood Branch for Preschool Storytime on Friday mornings and activities on Tuesday nights.

Drop in to the Westwood Branch for crafts on Mondays and Wednesdays, Family drop-in on Thursdays and Saturday morning crafts.

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library always has great new books to books to check out – if we don’t have it, you can ask for it to be added to our suggestion list, or if it’s an older title, we may be able to borrow it from another library. Check out our Online Catalogue to search for books or check your account.

Check the Township website and calendar for local news and events and view our activity schedule by clicking the link below.  

April 2017 Events Calendar

April 2017 Newsletter

Book Club Books

Asphodel-Norwood Public Library now has a new pool of books – The Book Club Pool Collection is a set of ten books of one title, designed for book clubs but available to everyone.

There are two sets available. We keep one set at the Norwood Branch and one at the Westwood Branch.

If you have, or would like to start, a book club then contact the library to see about borrowing multiple copies.

The Norwood book in our Book Club Collection is The three sisters bar & hotel by Katherine Govier.

The Westwood book in our Book Club Collection is The savage garden by Mark Mills.

Visit The three sisters bar & hotel  for some question-inspiring reviews for your book club. Visit the Westwood branch of our library on Wednesday April 19 to discuss this book with other readers.

Check out The savage garden for more information.

KidStuff at ANPL

Try out the new Kid’s Version on the ANPL Catalogue. There are themes to customize your look, big green buttons to let you know the item is in the library, and a bookbag to keep track of the books you want to read.

All the same information as the regular catalogue, but a lot more fun to use!

Try out the Kid’s  Catalogue today and let us know what you think.

There is a special reading room at OverDrive made especially for children and youth.

Try out the Kid’s Reading Room today.

And don’t forget to visit the library branches for games, crafts and story times.

Our Norwood Branch has Pre-school Story Time every Friday morning at 10am.

Check out the Family Drop-in program at our Westwood Branch on Thursday mornings.