The James Library and Center for the Arts

24 West Street
Norwell, MA 02061


The James Library & Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization offering programs in music, art and literature. Housed in a landmark 1874 Victorian building in the heart of historic Norwell Center, the James features a concert hall with a Steinway B grand piano, a free lending library and an art gallery offering new exhibits each month.

The Victorian building originally housed the First Parish of Norwell library and was then home to Norwell’s Public Library until 1973. In 1991, the James was recast as a community arts center, and today it offers concerts, music lessons, art exhibits, a community meeting space, and a range of cultural events. The James is totally self-supporting and relies on annual financial support from the community.

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