Book Madness at Norway Library

Hello Book Lovers,

March Madness is about to start! I do not mean the madness that involves basketballs, gyms, and Diaper Dandies. There is another tournament starting at Norway Memorial Library that may have a Cinderella and does include bracketology. The Tournament of Books begins March 1 with twelve books pitted against each other and at the end of six weeks one book will have its own One Shining Moment just like the NCAA men’s basketball champion.


For six weeks you can vote for your favorite books at the library or on the library’s Facebook page. Each week there will be two match-ups of books going head to head in single-elimination challenges culminating with a champion book. Vote for your favorite titles and see them advance to the next round! Week one will see H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald go against Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup and The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker vs. The Martian by Andy Weir. All voters will be entered in a raffle drawing to win a book selected from among the contenders. There is also another way to win. During week one you can fill out a bracket with your predictions of the winners and be entered to win copy of the all around book champion! Week six will also see a match-up of classical proportions.

To access the library’s Facebook page visit the library’s web site at and click the “Find Us On Facebook” link and while you’re there like us!
Do you like to cook? If so please join me for a cookbook discussion at the library on Thursday, March 31 from 6:30-8:00pm. The selected cookbook is Gina Homolka’s Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. The idea is to look through the cookbook, chose a recipe, make it, and bring it to the discussion. We will sample the dishes and then talk about the book and food. I hosted a similar discussion in October and it was fun to sample the food and talk to other foodies. You do not have to be a great chef, just someone who enjoys cooking and talking about food. Also, bring containers with you to bring home delicious samples of the prepared food. At the October discussion we realized we should have done this, so remember to bring containers. It is okay to change the recipe if you choose to. A few of us did last time to accommodate taste or just to add their own twist to the recipe. To register and request a copy of the cookbook call the information desk at 743-5309 ext.1.

Also, for adults hooked on adult coloring  or those wanting to try the latest form of relaxation the library will be hosting an adult coloring evening on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm. We are starting Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the back of the library. The library will supply coloring books and colored pencils, but if you have your own supplies feel free to bring them.


For those of you with little ones the Norway Easter Fest is Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:00-1:00pm.