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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in April and May

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in April and May2015 April Book NewsDownload or view April Fiction 2015 and April Non-Fiction 2015. 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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Kids Scrabble Club

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

kids scrabbleNo registration is required. Drop in any Tuesday night, from
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, for a fun and friendly game of Scrabble in the Children’s Program Room. For grade 3 and older, all levels of ability are welcome.

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My Husband Is a Tapeworm by Allison Palmgren

Allison Palmgren is the Technology Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Allison’s column in the March 19, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

It is almost a foregone conclusion that most librarians are prolific readers and often surround themselves with others of a similar persuasion. From my experience, a love of reading is often passed down through the generations, so readers often come from families of bookworms. Additionally, many librarians seem to choose partners that share their passion for the written word.

I have bucked these trends. While my mother, sister, and I are passionate readers, my dad does not even pretend to understand how reading could be an activity from which anyone could derive pleasure. Similarly, my husband, Andy, is not a reader. (more…)

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The Winter of Our Discontent by April Cushing

April Cushing is the Adult and Information Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read her column published in the March 7, 2015 issue of the Norwood Transcript & Bulletin.

If you were to pick one title to sum up this much maligned season, Hugo’s “Les Miserables” might come to mind. Or what about “The Winter of Our Discontent”? I was pretty sure it was William Shakespeare who first penned those immortal words, but to be sure, I did what any good reference librarian would do: I googled it. So begins the tragedy “Richard III”: “Now is the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this sun of York.” I wondered if the future sovereign had survived a tough winter himself back in 1471 before “snow events” become commonplace, so I read on. It seems Will was waxing more metaphorical than meteorological. (more…)

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