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Best of Luck to Our Visitors From Pakistan

We wish the best of luck to Fnu Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Muhammad Farooq, who left Norwood yesterday after touring the town to learn about our local government as part of a U.S. Department of State program. They attended Town Meeting and visited many local institutions, including the Morrill Memorial Library. They will now travel to New York and Washington, D.C.

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Backyard Beekeeping

Monday, October  22, 2012 ~ 7 pm

Learn about backyard beekeeping with Norwood resident Gerry Canelli. Gerry will share his knowledge of beginning beekeeping. He will bring in slides and video clips of his bees and provide delicious samples of his own honey for tasting. If you would like to try beekeeping yourself, Gerry can give you tips on how to get started.

Sign up for this informative and entertaining event at the Library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.

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Agatha’s Express – by Charlotte Canelli

Read Charlotte Canelli’s column in the October 19, 2012 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin or listen to the podcast on SoundCloud. Podcasts are archived on the Voices from the Library page of the library website.

On the evening of Friday, December 3, 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared. At the time, she was the well-known author of “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”, her seventh mystery. Her car was found abandoned several hours after she had announced that she “was going for a drive.” She left several notes; in one to local authorities, she declared that she feared for her life. In another, to a relative of her husband, she stated that she was going on a vacation. Her friends and fans were very confused and they speculated that she might have committed suicide. A local lake, one in which one of the characters in her novels had drowned, was dredged. 15,000 volunteers searched for Ms. Christie high and low.

Although Agatha’s mother had died months before, and admittedly Agatha was suffering from that loss, the story that emerged was that she was actually grief stricken over a very blatant affair that her husband was having. In the end, Agatha might have wanted to publicly embarrass her husband and at the same time escape the humiliation caused by his affair. In any event, husband Archie Christie was forced to travel eleven days after her disappearance to the Old Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Yorkshire, England. His mission? To identify Agatha, a resort guest and an identical match who was refusing to admit she was the one and only Ms. Christie. Or so the mystery goes. (more…)

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Boston Globe Movie Critic: Ty Burr

Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Globe movie critic Ty Burr will talk about his new book,  Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame.  Copies of his book will be available for sale for $28.95, and 20% of the book sales that evening will be donated to the Friends of the Library.  Both cash and checks are gratefully accepted.  This event is being presented by the Friends of the Library.

Please sign up at either the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222.

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