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Up Coming Events


Lynne McCauley, Color Chasing Light, Mar. 7 - Apr. 2

Stewards of the Steinway Talk: Schumanns. March 28 at 7:30 p.m.


Art Opening, Over the Hill Gang, April 5, 2 - 4 p.m.

Story Slam, April 11, doors open at 7 p.m.


Art Opening for Coastal Printmakers, May 2, 6 - 8 p.m.

Books in Bloom, May 9 - 10th.


Wine Tasting Event

See The Valentine's Dessert & Wine Tasting Event as published in South Shore Magazine. Click here: (1.88 Mb pdf)

24 West St. Box 164,
Norwell, Massachusetts


Caroline Chapin, Director
Lawrence Wolfe, Music Advisor
Lisa Flynn, Art Gallery Coordinator

Member of the Norwell Chamber of Commerce

Library & Art Gallery Hours:
1-5 p.m.
1-5 p.m.
1-5 p.m.
1-5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.*

*Closed Saturdays during July and August

wifiThe James offers wireless internet access. Bring your laptop to the James and enjoy this free Wi-Fi hotspot in Norwell Center.

• The James Library Honored.
The James has been honored as one of the 1,000 top places to visit in Massachusetts by the 1,000 Great Places Commission.
The Patriot Ledger Jul 12, 2010

• James Library lends quality, intimacy to South Shore arts scene.
Great article about the James and its role in the South Shore arts community in the Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine November issue. (1.2pdf) Read more...

Explore the arts today in your own backyard

Literature and the arts are alive and well in Norwell. Stop by our library and pick up a current bestseller or a hard-to-find classic. Take in a show in our Art Gallery, or attend a concert in our charming performance hall. The James is a gathering place for the community to explore the arts close to home. There is always something happening in this charming Victorian building in Norwell Center. The James Library is free and open to the public.

Concert Hall • Library • Art Gallery