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Man in the Wilderness: Hugh Glass – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the February 11, 2016 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Each year I promise myself that I will see most of the Oscar-nominated films. My hope is always simply that I can watch the presentation program with enough meaningful attention to the awards to ignore all the bad jokes. Unfortunately, that quest hasn’t been exactly fruitful lately. I actually don’t believe I’ve tuned into the Academy Awards telecast for the past several years.

This year, though, I’ve totally surprised myself. Or let’s say, my husband, Gerry, has surprised me.  And he’s surprised himself. He’s not a go-to-the-movies kind of guy, but this year he made it his goal to make me one happy wife.  Over the holiday vacation and beyond, we’ve managed to see eight of the top 2015 movies together.  Add to that the three I managed to see on my own. I’ve topped every goal I could hope for. (more…)

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Library Closed on Monday, Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 15th

Mount_Rushmore_National_Memorial,_The library will be closed on Presidents’ Day.
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16th, at 9:00 am.


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“Serial” Podcast Listen & Discussion Group

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
And every following Wednesday evening through mid-March

serialSeason 1, Episode 7

Calling all mystery-lovers! Each Wednesday evening in early 2016 we’ll be meeting to listen to an episode of the wildly popular podcast, “Serial.” Produced by NPR’s This American Life, “Serial” investigates a real-life crime case, sifting through witness testimony, evidence, the time line, and expert theories. Each short episode is similar to a radio-show segment, and we’ll listen together then discuss what we’ve just heard. There will be hot cocoa and other refreshments, and no registration is required. Feel free to bring your own quiet activities, such as knitting and coloring books, to work on while we listen to the episodes. Call 781-769-0200 x110 or email if you have any questions.

If we have to cancel due to weather, we’ll bump that night’s episode to the next week. If we meet but you can’t make it, come another day when the weather abates and we can catch you up, or show you how to listen at home. And, if the need arises, we may add a daytime session – we’ll see where the winter takes us!

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First Thursday Book Discussion

Thursday, March 3rd at 10:00 am and again at 7:00 pm

Round HouseJoin 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 7:00 pm from fall through spring.

The group will discuss The Round House by Louise Erdrich on March 3rd.

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 This program is partially supported by the Friends of the Library.

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