Magnificent Microscopes

Saturday, August 5, 10:00-11:00am

Come explore the magic in a found object too small to see with the naked eye. Professor Rich Kessin will introduce you to the science and art of microscopy. Be prepared to be amazed!


Slide Talk: Alfredo Taylor in Norfolk

Ann Havemeyer

Saturday, August 5, 3:00 pm

A century ago, motorists driving to the village of Norfolk along Litchfield Road would have enjoyed a winding country lane dotted with a collection of impressive stone and timber houses. Proudly lining the road or dramatically perched on the hills above, many of these houses bear the signature of Alfredo Taylor, the Beaux-Arts architect whose work has come to define the look and style of this small town. Taylor came to Norfolk in the first years of the last century, and his distinctive hand is to be seen everywhere, as he and his clients put their imaginative mark on the landscape.


Haystack Book Talk with Karin Roffman

Sunday, August 6, 2-3 PM

Norfolk resident Karin Roffman will discuss her new book The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017) with Willard Spiegelman, author of numerous books and essays on Romantic and contemporary poetry and, most recently, of the memoir Senior Moments: Looking Back, Ahead (2016).





The Cabins

Sunday, August 13, 2:00 pm

Local novelist Courtney Maum’s collaborative retreat “The Cabins” returns to Norfolk this year with a vibrant group of writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians who will be working together by Tobey Pond for four days in August. Join us at the Library as they present excerpts of their individual work. A filmmaker who worked on “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and an opera singer are among the talented participants, so it should be quite a show and tell!




Norfolk Library Book Sale

The 41st Annual Book Sale will take place the weekend of August 26-27, on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to browse through over 10,000 amazing books donated from Norfolk’s private libraries, 75% of them hardcover. Proceeds benefit the Norfolk Library Associates and support the Library’s many free special events, documentary films, concerts, book discussions, and children’s programs.