Author Archives: Liz Reed

A Revolution of Her Own: Deborah Samson Gannett

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

RevolutionofHerOwnJudith Kalaora, character actress and owner of History At Play, will portray the life of Deborah Samson Gannett, the first woman to enlist and fight in the American military. Impersonating a man, she fought in the Revolutionary War for a year and a half before being honorably discharged. Experience Mrs. Deborah Samson Gannett’s arduous upbringing, her active combat service, and her success as the first female professional soldier through this dramatic, one-woman performance.

To sign up for this event, funded by the Friends of the Library, email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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Together Yes: Mercury, An Avoidable Toxin

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

mercuryPat Scanlon of Wheelabrator Technologies will give a presentation about the Mercury Recovery Program in Norwood and several surrounding towns. Mercury, a highly toxic heavy metal, has contaminated more than 120 bodies of water in Massachusetts. It is used in thermostats, button-cell batteries, etc. Learn more about how the Mercury Recovery Program is making a difference in our towns and waterways. This program is part of Together Yes’ Fall 2015 Sustainability Series.

Please visit the Information or Reference Desk,  call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or email norprograms@minlib.net to sign up.

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The Stitch Doctor Is IN!

yarnFellow knitters and crocheters: are you swamped by swatches? Incensed by increases? Peeved at patterns? In knots over SL1 K2TOG PSSO? Oh, and do you have a gift deadline? We can help! The knitters and crocheters of the Morrill Memorial Library will be available by appointment to help with knitting and crochet quandaries. Please bring all of the materials for your project, including needles and patterns. Also, please let us know ahead of time what sort of project you’d like help with, in case we need to look up a new technique. A second pair of eyes can’t hurt!

Please contact Adult Services Librarian Liz Reed to schedule all appointments and to answer any questions about this service. Liz can be reached at 781-769-0200 x110 or lreed@minlib.net.

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Titles on Tap – “Sailor Twain”

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 7:30 pm @ Napper Tandy’s

TOT_matOur book for August will be Sailor Twain, or, The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel; copies are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 8/25 @ 7:30 pm!

Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.

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