Originally known as the Brambleton Branch, this library opened on April 26, 1922 in a store front at 1520 E. Brambleton Ave. A new Brambleton Branch opened at its current location, 961 Park Avenue, in 1986. The branch was renamed Jordan-Newby Branch in 1997 to honor the late Judge Joseph A. Jordan and members of the Newby family.
Judge Jordan was a Norfolk Attorney, the first African-American to be elected to Norfolk’s City Council, served as vice-mayor, and was appointed as a U.S. District Court Judge. Dr. Thomas Newby was a Norfolk educator and Booker T. Washington High School principal. His brother, Dr. James Newby, Jr., was Chief of Medicine at Norfolk Community Hospital and the first African American to serve on the Norfolk Planning Commission. Their father, James E. Newby, Sr., was a Norfolk educator and principal at Ruffner and Rosemont Junior High Schools in Norfolk.
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Newbee Readers' Book Club
- Date: 06/10/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Jordan-Newby Branch
961 Park Ave.
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
Welcoming lovers of all literary genres and interests, please stop by for engaging discussion and refreshments! Whether you’re already an avid reader and regular book club attendee – or a newbee! -- feel free to join in, listen, or just stop by and chat about the month’s selection. Our May selection is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It's a stirring biography of WWII veteran Louis Zamperini, who survived being shot down over the Pacific only to face a harrowing journey to freedom. This is an inspiring story of human resilience and an unbeatable will.
See our front desk to place a copy of the current month's on hold. We also welcome suggestions for any future book club sessions!