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A Whale of a Tale by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the January 29, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Over the recent holiday break, my husband, Gerry, and I toured the New Bedford Whaling Museum on the south coast of Massachusetts.  We’ve developed an appreciation for New Bedford, a city that has been undergoing a cultural Renaissance in recent years – much like that of Providence, RI, and Worcester, MA. New Bedford claims to have had one of the highest per capita incomes in the world during its whaling-capital heyday in the 19th Century.  New Bedford now boasts some of the best community theater in the country.  A visit to its cobblestone streets and views of its long wharves along the Acushnet River should be on anyone’s list of New England trips. (more…)

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Curing Cabin Fever Blues by Jean Todesca

Read Jean Todesca’s column in the January 22, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. Jean is the Head of Children’s Services at the Morrill Memorial Library.

Oh No!  The days are shorter and winter’s cold has settled in.  The kids are getting restless and cranky.  It’s time to find cures for “Cabin Fever”.  Bundling up everyone and getting some outside activity is an answer, but some days it’s too too cold.

Cure 1.  Let’s get moving!  The library offers books and DVDs to enhance your fun.  The DVDs; “Yogakids” and “Barney. Shake Your Dino Tail!” will get them exercising.  “Llama Hoppity Hop”, “From Head to Toe” and Doreen Cronin’s titles “Bounce” and “Stretch” are books you can move to. (more…)

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

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

2015 January prepubDownload or view January Fiction 2015 and January 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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Library Closed

Monday, January 19, 2015

The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20th at 9:00 am.

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