View of Norway Library from Main Street

258 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268

Learning and Leisure for Life


Mon., Tues., Fri. 10-5
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 12-5
Saturday 10-3 (10-1 in summer)
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Friends of Norway Library
Fall 2016 Newsletter

The first Saturday of every month is Fine Free Saturday!

Insightful Librarian Blog

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Morning Book Club
Tuesdays at 9:00 am

December 13:
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman

Bring your own coffee or tea.
A breakfast snack will be provided.
This discussion is open to the public- there is no need to pre-register.

Friends of Norway Memorial Library host
Cribbage Afternoons
1:00-3:30 pm

Come to the library on Monday afternoons to socialize and play cribbage.
All skill levels welcome!

This ongoing program is free
and open to the public.

Adult Coloring
First Wednesday of every month
in the back of the library 6:30-7:30 pm

If you want to get started on the latest form of relaxation, tap your creative side, or need a quiet space to do your coloring visit the library on the first Wednesday of every month!
The library will provide coloring pages and pencils, though attendees are welcome to bring their own.

NEW in 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

The Teen Room has a Facebook Page!

"Norway Library Teen Page"

Amazing Resource:

Check out the UMaine Cooperative Extension's YouTube channel for a bunch of how-to & informational videos. Including topics such as how to prune a lilac bush, how to grow tomatoes, native plants in Maine, home composting bins, how to save on home energy and heating costs during Maine winters, gardening in limited space using container gardens, and many more.

YouTube Channel : for informational videos









Fall and winter hours are in effect.
On Saturdays the library is open 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

The library will be closed on December 24 and 26 for Christmas. It will reopen Tuesday, December 27 at 10:00 am. but will also be closed December 31 and January 2 for the New Year. It will reopen Tuesday, January 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Free Holiday Events in the Oxford Hills!


Wild Lands:
What They Mean to Us & What We Mean to Them
a book discussion and program series
Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Image of sunlight through trees in the Maine woods

December 1: book discussion
My Wilderness: East to Katahdin, Adventures in the American Wilderness by William O. Douglas
Not only was Douglas the longest serving Supreme Court Justice, he was a committed environmentalist and he wrote extensively advocating for the preservation and protection of wilderness across the U.S.   His writing in this book is a blend of scientific information, the excitement of the trail, and a philosophical understanding of the intricate patterns of nature. Here are descriptions of eleven primitive areas of our country from Arizona east to Katahdin in Maine. When Douglas writes of a summer blizzard the reader can feel the sting of snow and sleet, or when he observes a wild animal feeding or resting, the reader is at his side observing every nuance of the scene. 

Lucas St. Clair

December 8:
The series will conclude with a talk by Lucas St. Clair of Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. and the Quimby Family Foundation. St. Clair, son of Roxanne Quimby, worked as a proponent of the preservation of land recently designated as Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by President Barack Obama. 

These programs are open to the public and free of charge. They can be experienced as standalone programs. There is no need to pre-register.
For more information, please call 743-5309.

The Friends of the Norway Memorial Library

Annual Holiday Open House

December 9, 2016, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Food, Friends, and Holiday Fun

Christmastide Choir will perform at 7:00 p.m.

If you are looking for gift ideas, the Friends of the Library will have a holiday shopping table with items for sale. Items will include book bags, readers' journals, aprons, note cards, Christmas ornaments, and paperback books. Anyone may sign up for a library card or purchase a non- resident library card for those living outside Norway or South Paris.

There will be a candy cane scavenger hunt through the library and those who complete the hunt will receive a candy cane. Please join us for a fun evening! All ages are invited to attend this free event.

This Holiday Open House will coincide with Norway's Downtown Holiday Nights when Main Street merchants will extend evening hours on Fridays December 2-23.


Holiday Cookie & Book Swap

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Gather together to exchange cookies and swap gently used books. Bring two dozen cookies, the recipe, and book to share. For more information, call the library at 743-5309,ext. 1.


Please glance at our new glass case display just past the circulation desk, "Harvest, Hearth, and Home: Artifacts of Work and Leisure".

Also, try and guess the name of the handmade tool for a chance at a prize. You may pick up a form at the reference desk if you wish to enter. This will be available to view and enter until the end of December.



Set up an appointment with a librarian for a 45 minute one-on-one
to receive training or to discuss any of these topics below!

The Library Catalog (Minerva): Searching - Requesting - Renewing
Using the Internet
Better Google searching
MARVEL: Maine’s Virtual Library
Select a Subject : NoveList : Ancestry Library
Using the Download Library for different devices – Kindle & Amazon accounts, the Nook, and other devices!
Learning Express & the Maine State Library’s Information Commons
Basic Word & other Office Applications: How to create basic documents
Photos: Basic Manipulation - Transferring from camera to computer
Email Accounts: Setting up - Sending attachments - Creating Lists

Other Topics available upon request

For more information or to sign up, visit the Information Desk or contact us at 743-5309 or

Free & open to the public!



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