Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Our next book will be “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrick Backman. This bestselling Swedish novel is a funny, tragic story about an old curmudgeon and his cat. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk – hurry, they’re going fast! The audio version is available for instant download or streaming on hoopla for Norwood residents. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 7/26 @ 7:30 pm!
Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Experience the Star Wars saga at the Morrill Memorial Library this summer! Beginning July 13th and running every Wednesday at 6:30 pm through August 24th, we will be showing the Star Wars films in order, from Episode I through Episode VII. Join us to revisit these beloved films on the big screen, or to see them for the first time.
On July 27th, we’ll show “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” (2005), which is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours 20 minutes. The original Star Wars film, “Episode IV: A New Hope,” made in 1977, will be shown on August 3rd; this film runs 2 hours 1 minute and is rated PG. “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) will be shown on August 10th, is rated PG, and runs 2 hours 4 minutes. We’ll be showing “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983) on August 17th, which is rated PG and runs 2 hours 11 minutes. Finally, on August 24th we’ll show the 2015 box office hit “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” rated PG-13, 2 hours 16 minutes.
To register for any and all of these films, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information Desk. Popcorn for these films will be provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham. All films will be shown in the air conditioned Simoni Room on the second floor.
All Summer 2016 through Friday September 2nd, 2016
Hello Norwood readers! We have two great options for adults to take part in summer reading with the Morrill Memorial Library in 2016. Everyone high school-aged or older can take part in both these summer reading activities.
For every book you read this summer, you can enter to win a weekly drawing for a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. To enter these weekly prize drawings, fill out and submit this form, OR fill out the paper version and return it to the submission box on the Circulation Desk. Paper forms can be found on the Circulation and Reference Desks. There will be a grand prize drawing on Friday September 2 from all these entries for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. If you write a book review on your form, we’ll post it (anonymously) in the library and on this page. This way, we can all share book recommendations!
If you’d like a challenge, take part in our Reader’s BINGO. The BINGO sheet can be found here or picked up in the library. You can double-dip with both the weekly prize entry and the BINGO sheet, but each title can only be counted once on the BINGO sheet itself. For every completed BINGO row, you get one entry in the drawing for a David Bowie READ poster from the American Library Association. Sheets must be turned in by noon on Friday September 2nd.
Questions? Please contact either Nancy Ling (email@example.com, 781-769-0200 x228) or Liz Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-769-0200 x110). Have fun!
Summer Reading Program, June 27th – September 2nd
Kindergarten and up, Registration begins June 20th
Get your reading skills in gear with the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Every year, public libraries across Massachusetts host this fun, laid back summer-long program to help kids keep up their literacy skills while school’s out. Join online, keep a reading log of all the titles you finish, and engage in a challenge to win cool prizes! Kids can access their summer reading accounts from any computer (even on vacation!) and all reading logs can be printed out at the end of the summer.
Registration begins on June 20th. Children may start logging their books on June 27th. Kindergarten and up. For questions regarding registration or how the program works, call the Children’s Room at 781-769-0200 x225 or email us at email@example.com.