Welcome to the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library
There are always events going on at both branches of the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library. 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.
Activities in and around the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library over the past year.
Check here to find out what’s new and upcoming at your library.
We have a new Online Catalogue to check out! You will need your library card number and a PIN (password is books).
Board Meeting – Thursday March 14th, 2019 in Westwood at 5:30 pm.
Lunch n’ Learn – Monday February 25, 2019 at the Norwood Branch at 11:00 am. Seminar by Nancy Jackson of Ptbo Credit Counselling and lunch provided by Wrap-It-Up & Go.
S.T.E.A.Mpunks ASC – afterschool program for kids 7-12, Thursdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm (no program on January 31, 2019)
Windows 10 Guide – a a great guide for troubleshooting Windows 10.
The theme for 2019 is “Play to Learn, Learn to Play” February invites you to “Get in the Game!” with our “Game Show Edition”
Drop by either branch of the library this month for a variety of crafts and activities.
Come in to the Norwood Branch for: Tech Tuesdays, STEAMpunks ASC on Thursdays, Story Time Friday mornings and Games & Puzzles Saturday afternoons.
Drop in to the Westwood Branch for: Monday Movie Day, Family Drop-in Thursday mornings, and Games & Puzzles Saturday mornings.
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.
Welcome to a new year, and new discoveries! Asphodel-Norwood Public Library has some new e-resources lined up for this year to compliment e-resources we already have.
Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only) – Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story.
World Book Online – The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
OverDrive – An online collection of audio and e-books that can be downloaded to your device for FREE
ANPL Book Clubs
Our Westwood Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.
Our Norwood Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm.
The next meetings will feature The Pity of the Winds by Robin Timmerman. Norwood will meet on February 19th and Westwood will meet on February 20th.
KidsStuff at ANPL
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.
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Where do you go to grow? Try your public library. A visit will get you thinking!