Our Essay Contest Winners

poetryThe Morrill Memorial Library would like to announce the winners of the 2015 essay contest. The topic was “The Literary Character I Would Most Like to Meet” and there were just under a hundred entries. The Outreach Department ran the contest from April 15th – May 15th thanks to a donation from the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund.

The winners from Group 1 (Grade 3-4) were Margaret Stenstrom (First Place), Rachel O’Neil (Second Place), Arushi Gupta (Third Place), Cameron Badger (Honorable Mention), Shannon Brady (Honorable Mention), Dylan Hamwey (Honorable Mention) and Sofia Schallmo (Honorable Mention). The winners from Group 2 (Grade 5-8) were Taylor Lynch (First Place), Haniya Sperling (Second Place), Jonathan Maffeo (Third Place), and Siva Dasuri. Lastly, Group 3 (Grade 9-Adult) winners were Aryn Forman (First Place), Brian Mich (Second Place), and Mary Erickson (Third Place).

The characters the contestants most wanted to meet ranged from Captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Hazel Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars. To hear all the winning essays, please come to the celebration at the Morrill Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 2nd, from 7-9 p.m. in the Simoni Room.

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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 norprograms@minlib.net.

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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in June and July

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June2015 June FictionDownload or view June Fiction and June Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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Please Complete Our Survey by June 1


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 http://www.norwoodlibrary.org/survey into your web browser to get to the survey.  A link to the survey is also available on the main page of our website, www.norwoodlibrary.org. 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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