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Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in March and April

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in March and April

2015 MarchDownload or view March Fiction 2015 and March 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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Prints in the Snow by Jean Todesca

Read Jean Todesca’s column in the February 19, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. Jean is the Head of Children’s Services at the Morrill Memorial Library.

Let’s just say, I live in the woods.  Although my home is 17 miles southwest of Boston, you would think I lived in the Maine wilderness.  Day to day, I forget the large amount of wildlife that surrounds me.  With the current snowstorms that we have experienced, there are reminders everywhere.  The many paths the deer created through the snow.  The tiny white footprints impressions placed all over my driveway.  The mounded tunnels running across the ground.   (more…)

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Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in February and March of 2015

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in February and March of 2015

February PrepubDownload or view February Fiction 2015 and February 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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Answers to the Questions Why by Bonnie Wyler

Bonnie Wyler is a Literacy/Outreach Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Bonnie’s column in the February 6, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I am known in my family of origin as the one who’s always asking questions, and often too many.  The answer I often got was an exasperated, “WE don’t know!”  Perhaps that is why I am drawn to books that answer the question “Why?”   Although I love a good story I can lose myself in, at this point in my life I am more likely to browse the nonfiction shelves of our library, looking for answers to questions about health, nutrition, sleep and other quality of life topics.  I’m finding books that address these questions in depth and satisfy my curiosity in the process.  Two of the topics I’ve read about recently are memory and sleep. (more…)

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