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 being a welcoming and inclusive gathering place that provides access to resources, programming, and interactive lifelong learning and leisure opportunities.
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.
Programs & Events:
Homeschoolers at the Library – Join other homeschool families for activities and community building during this drop-in program. Explore all the library has to offer while it is closed to the public. All ages welcome!
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month Norwood Branch 1-2 p.m.
Westwood Family Drop-In Nights – Join us on the following Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. at our Westwood Branch for some free family fun!
February 7 – Lego Night
February 21 – S.T.E.A.M. Night
Paper Bag Princess Day – Join us on Saturday March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Norwood Branch for a virtual recording of the Paper Bag Princess read by author Robert Munsch. Other activities will include:
– Decorate your own crown
– Colour and name your own dragon
Registration is required.
Saturdays from January 20 – February 24 at 1:30 p.m. at our Norwood Branch. Each week participants will log their weekly reading progress, receive reading recommendations and enjoy a self guided activity/ craft at the Library. A little competition can be a great added incentive to listen to or read books. Program recommended for ages 4 to 12. Register here. Guardians are expected to remain at the Library during the program.
Herb & Spice Club – Pick up a free take home kit each month of a featured herb or spice. Each kit contains a small sample of the herb or spice and some suggested recipes to try. Join the Facebook group to share your food pictures and reviews! Registration is required.
Stories & More with Ms. Trish – This program is for toddlers and preschoolers looking to have fun while sharing in our love of books! Music, movement, stories and more. Come join the fun every Tuesday morning at our Norwood branch at 10:30 am. Registration is not required.
Feel Good Fridays – This program for adults focuses on feeling good with movement, laughter, and community. Click here to register or call either branch of the library.
Together Stitching – This fun program is all about social connection, stitched together with a little yarn! Beginner to advanced knitters, crocheters or other yarn artists are welcome. This drop-in program happens at our Westwood Branch every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10:30 am.
PJ Story Time – Put on your jammies, grab your favourite stuffed animal and join us Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Westwood Branch for a couple of bedtime stories.
CO2 Monitor – This item can be now be borrowed from our Norwood branch. It is a small battery operated device used to monitor the CO2 (Carbon dioxide) levels in your home to determine your indoor air quality. You can visit Peterborough Public Health for more information. Our ‘Library of Things’ collection is growing. See what we have to offer by selecting “Library Services” at the top of the page.
Library Membership – Click Here to apply for an Asphodel-Norwood library card. If you do not live in the Township, please contact us by telephone or email for assistance.
Our Online Catalogue makes it easy to keep track of your account! You will need your library card number and a PIN (books).
All you need is your library card to access these e-resources:
SUMMA – Summa provides patrons unlimited access to thousands of hours of captivating and informative video covering a vast array of topics, from interesting and fun DIY projects to nature documentaries presented in stunning detail. Summa also gives you access to an unrivalled collection of content featuring Indigenous voices and issues. Login using your library card number in the barcode field, password library.
SUMMA-Kids – Summa kids includes a wealth of kid-targeted video programming focused on children under 12. Login using your library card number in the barcode field, password library.
Mango Languages – An adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills. Choose use Mango as a guest and enter your card number. Click Mango-Overview for more information.
CBC Corner – Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more. This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows, educational kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!
OverDrive – An online collection of audio and e-books that can be downloaded to your device for FREE.
If you need assistance accessing our e-resources, please drop by and visit with one of our librarians.
“Energize, Exercise, Empower!”
Our programs and events are created to inspire you to energize your mind, exercise your body, and empower your spirit! Keep up to date with what’s happening here on our website as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages! Get a quick view of the month with our monthly calendar so you don’t miss anything!
Plan your fun with our February 2024 Calendar.
There are several ways you can keep up with what’s happening at ANPL. Along with our website, you can visit us on our Facebook page, connect with us on Facebook @AsphodelNorwoodPublic Library or Instagram @anpl_norwoodwestwood_library, or subscribe to our YouTube channel (which has video tutorials for OverDrive and our Online Catalogue).
Asphodel-Norwood Public Library always has great new books to check out – if we don’t own 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 through the Inter-Library Loan network.
Don’t forget to check out our Online Catalogue to search for books or check your account.
ANPL Book Clubs
Westwood Book Club:
Looking for a low key and inexpensive activity to add to your social calendar, why not join our Westwood Book Club? If interested, contact the Westwood branch at (705) 768-2548.
February 26 – The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
March 25 – Hamnet: a novel of The Plague by Maggie O’Farrell
April 22 – Moments of Glad Grace by Allison Wearing
Youth Book Club:
This fun group meets every other month to discuss our book selection and share our love of reading.
Join us for our next meeting on March 12, 2024 at our Norwood branch at 6pm to talk about Roll with it by Jamie Sumner.
Email email@example.com for more information or to secure your FREE book. Book selections suitable for 12 and up.
For the Love of Books (Norwood Book Club and Reading Challenge):
Each month we will reveal a new theme. You choose your own book related to the topic. Check our Book Club 2024 poster for more information. We will meet at our Norwood Branch at 6:00 pm on the last Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified) to talk about our choices over refreshments. If we don’t have a meeting, or you can’t make them, the year will go like this: Book Challenge 2024
February 27 – Romance or Romantic Suspense
March, 26 – A book from the last 5 years that has been adapted into a movie or TV series
April 30 – Poetry (or choose to read Yellowface by R. F. Kuang)
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Kids Stuff at ANPL
There is a special reading room at OverDrive made especially for children and youth. Try out the Kid’s Reading Room today.
Stories & More with Ms. Trish is up and running! Join us Tuesdays at 10:30am at our Norwood Branch for stories, songs, activities and more.
PJ Story Time happens Mondays at 6:00 p.m. Westwood Branch. Bring a stuffy and get cozy!
Check out our Facebook group ANPLKids for activity ideas and keep up to date on future online kids programming.
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