Poetry Open Mic Night

Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

poetryCelebrate National Poetry Month with us on our Poetry Open Mic Night! Each participant may read or recite up to two poems at the microphone. The poem(s) may be the individual’s own work or that of a favorite poet. The recommended age group is 5th grade through adult, but voices of all ages are welcome. This is a family friendly evening.

Please click here to sign up. You may also call 781-76-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Reference or Information Desk to register.

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Viola Sastavickas Scholarship Applications Due May 22, 2015

Viola Sastavickas was a life-long resident of Norwood and used the library frequently. The family of Viola Sastavickas made a donation to the Morrill Memorial Library in 2007 in order to create a permanent scholarship in the amount of $500. According to her daughter Kathy the scholarship is “a fitting tribute to our beautiful mother and to the library and staff who treated her with great respect and affection.”

This scholarship was to be awarded annually to a current or former library employee or library volunteer for one of the following purposes: undergraduate or graduate school, a formal course of study, or an enrichment opportunity (continuing education). The scholarship will once again be awarded in 2015 thanks to the generosity of the Sastavickas Family.

This scholarship has been awarded eight times since 2007:

  • Elizabeth Porter, 2007
  • Lauren Bailey, 2008
  • Carolyn Bradley, 2009
  • Jillian Goss, 2010
  • Samantha Sherburne, 2011
  • Odhran O’Carroll, 2012
  • Laura Hogan, 2013
  • Hallie Miller, 2014

A brief application form is available online or from the library. Please contact Library Director Charlotte Canelli at 781-769-0200, ext 101. Applications are due by May 22, 2015. The scholarship will be awarded by June 30, 2015.

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Titles on Tap

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 7:30 pm @ Napper Tandy’s

TOT_matTitles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s, and 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. Our book for April will be The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta; copies are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 4/28 @ 7:30!

Sign ups are not required, but appreciated! To sign up, email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Information or Reference Desks.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Soon!

The Friends of the Library hold semi-annual book sales in November and May each year. Members of the Friends are invited to the Preview Event.

The Book Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3.  A special Preview Event will be held on Friday, May 1, 1:00 pm through 4:45 pm for all Friends of the Library. You may join that day.

The Book Sale continues on Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm. A bag sale will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm.

Donations:
Donations are always accepted all year long, but … please bring only books and paperbacks in good condition, non-fiction published within the last 5 years, recent best sellers, classic titles in excellent condition and materials about Norwood. Textbooks are accepted if they are in good condition.

Sorry, we cannot use books in worn, torn or poor condition, computer manuals, condensed books, magazines or books with outdated information. Please recycle these items in the town’s curbside bins.

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