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Going to the Dogs – by Kate Tigue

Read Kate Tigue’s column in the April 17, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. Kate is a Children’s Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library.

The library’s current community program, Norwood Reads: Following Atticus, kicked off with a fabulous author event at the end of March and is now in full swing! After reading the book and reflecting on Tom Ryan’s thoughts on dog ownership, I started to reminisce about dogs in my life. When I was a young child, I was deathly afraid of dogs. I blame Honeybun, a yappy dachshund with no love for small kids and overindulgent owner. If a dog was being walked down the street, I had to be on the other side, wailing while clutching the leg of a bewildered parent. My dad often had to carry me into dog owners’ homes. My two dog-loving parents didn’t get it and set out to find a permanent solution to my canine phobia. (more…)

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Boston Stronger – by Charlotte Canelli

Read Charlotte Canelli’s column in the April 10, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Many of us remember where and when we first learned that President Kennedy was assassinated, that the Twin Towers had been struck on September 11th and that kindergarteners were murdered in cold blood in the classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  We hold that coffee cup again, we shake our heads in disbelief, we stare at the television screen or the words on a computer monitor. We wonder how we will face the world we now know and we mourn for the lives of childhoods that have lost their innocence. (more…)

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The Pitter-Patter of Little … Paws? by Alli Palmgren

Read Alli Palmgren’s column in the April 3, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. Alli is the Technology Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library.

A few years ago, my husband Andy and I decided to expand our family of two. We settled on getting a puppy.

While I had had a dog as a kid, my family had rescued our Boxer, Helen (she was from Troy, New York), as an adult. Because she had been used for breeding in a puppy mill, the only thing she knew was how to be a mom. For all intents and purposes, she was a human that just happened to walk on four legs instead of two. She didn’t fetch or play with toys. Helen just liked to watch TV. We had never really trained her and while she didn’t know any fancy tricks, she knew how to act like a civilized person. (more…)

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Spring 2014 Musical Sundays Series

The Spring 2014 Musical Sundays Series will begin on March 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Library’s Simoni Room.  For a PDF brochure, download it here.

Upcoming concerts include:

April 6 – Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band

April 27 – Jumpin’ Juba

May 18 – Daria Titova-Janssen, cellist

Registration is necessary to attend the concert. Sign up at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222.

We are grateful for the support of the Library Endowment Fund which makes these concerts possible.

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