Paul Lauenstein: “Fixing Our Broken Democracy”

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

govmoneyJoin the South Suburbs Democracy Club for a presentation called “Fixing Our Broken Democracy” with Paul Lauenstein, creator of the short film by the same name. Paul’s film can be viewed here. If you’ve ever wondered why corporations are considered people or why it’s so hard to get big money out of our elections, the history of how our court system created corporation personhood might interest you. Learn more, as well as what you can do to help fix our election process and revive our broken democracy. Get into the 2016 Presidential election season with renewed hope and enthusiasm!

Sign up at the Reference or Information Desk, call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222, or email

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Actor Stephen Collins: Irish Voices

Monday June 1st, 2015, at 7:00 pm

ShakeSceneActor Stephen Collins will return to the library to give a dramatic presentation titled “Irish Voices” to include excerpts from Irish poets and playwrights such as W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and others. To sign up for this program, funded by the Friends of the Library, stop by the Reference or Information Desk, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or email

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Friends of the Library: “Freedom Writers” film

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

freedomwritersThe brief annual meeting of the Friends, at which elections will be held for the upcoming year’s officers, will be followed by a screening of the film “Freedom Writers” starring Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey. The film runs 122 minutes and is rated PG-13. The Friends of the Library fund the movie licenses that allow us to show these films. Thanks to Bellingham Regal Cimenas for providing popcorn.

To sign up, email, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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Please Complete Our Survey!


We understand that you may be having difficulty completing our survey on a mobile device or tablet.  Please use this direct link to our survey at Survey Monkey if you are not using a web browser.  Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

The Library is in the process of creating its latest five-year plan, 2016-2020, and we want your comments and ideas. Messages are being sent in the Norwood Light bills during the month of May with instructions on how to complete the survey.

Simply click on this link OR type into your web browser to get to the survey.  A link to the survey is also available on the main page of our website, You may also pick up a print copy at the library. Please complete the survey online or in print by May 31, 2015.

Enter your email address at the end of the online survey and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of several $25 gift cards.

We appreciate your help!  Charlotte Canelli, Library Director

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