Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library Fall Book Sale Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2014

book-sale-tableSpecial Friends Preview: Fri, Oct 31 from 1 – 4:45 pm (You can join that day!)
General Public: Sat, Nov 1 from 9 am – 4:45 pm
Bag Sale: Sun, Nov 2 from 2 – 4:45 pm

Come stock up on some great reads, and get a head start on your holiday gift shopping!  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library organization.

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Sublime Sunflowers: How to Pastel Paint like the Masters

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 2:30-4:30 pm (AVAILABLE) and 6:30-8:30 pm (FULL)

sunflowersIn this fun pastel painting workshop for adults, Greg Maichack will guide beginners through advanced painters to create their own sunflower pastel painting. Greg will provide insights into the lives of the old masters who painted the sunflower: Vincent van Gogh, Monet, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The essentials of pastel painting will be demostrated as participants follow along. Professional-grade pastel supplies will be provided, and participants can keep their paintings.

Space is limited; please sign up at the Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222. You can also sign up by emailing This event is being generously funded by the Norwood Woman’s Club.

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Together Yes Film Series: “Symphony of the Soil”

Wednesday, November 5th, at 7:00 pm

symphony of the soilTogether Yes is presenting a special screening of the award-winning film “Symphony of the Soil,” which addresses concerns such as how we can help conserve the world’s topsoil and what others are doing to preserve this vital resource. A debt of gratitude is owed to the Jerry Hopcroft family who purchased the film. This film is part of the Together Yes Fall 2014 Sustainability Series and runs 104 minutes.

Sign up at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222. You can also sign up by emailing


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First Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

bookclubJoin librarian Margot Sullivan for a favorite Norwood community tradition.  The First Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm from fall through spring.

The second Fall 2014 book will be “An American Childhood” by Annie Dillard on Thursday November 6th, and the third will be “Family Album” by Penelope Lively on Thursday December 4th.

Please contact Margot at the Reference Desk with any questions and to sign up, 781-769-0200 x112. You may also sign up by emailing A contribution of $3 is requested for the Friends of the Library as they partially support this program all year.

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