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Viola Sastavickas Scholarship Applications Due May 15, 2016

Viola Sastavickas was a life-long resident of Norwood and used the library frequently. The family of Viola Sastavickas made a donation to the Morrill Memorial Library in 2007 in order to create a permanent scholarship in the amount of $500. According to her daughter Kathy the scholarship is “a fitting tribute to our beautiful mother and to the library and staff who treated her with great respect and affection.”

This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a current or former library employee or library volunteer for one of the following purposes: undergraduate or graduate school, a formal course of study, or an enrichment opportunity (continuing education). The scholarship will once again be awarded in 2016 thanks to the generosity of the Sastavickas Family.

This scholarship has been awarded nine times since 2007:

  • Elizabeth Porter, 2007
  • Lauren Bailey, 2008
  • Carolyn Bradley, 2009
  • Jillian Goss, 2010
  • Samantha Sherburne, 2011
  • Odhran O’Carroll, 2012
  • Laura Hogan, 2013
  • Hallie Miller, 2014
  • Maureen Riordan, 2015

A brief application form is available online or from the library. Please contact Library Director Charlotte Canelli at 781-769-0200, ext 101. Applications are due by May 15, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded by June 30, 2016.

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Stitch Therapy

stitchtherapyJoin stitchers of all types (knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc.) for Stitch Therapy. Motivate yourself to start or finish a project or to learn a new craft by watching others. This is an informal group of stitchers helping stitchers.  No formal instruction is planned.

Stitch Therapy will be held in the Simoni Room unless otherwise noted from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:

May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20.

Space is limited; please register for this group by visiting or calling the library, 781-769-0200 x110 or x222. You may also sign up by emailing

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Inspiration at a Midwinter Meeting – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the January 14, 2016 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I belong to several professional organizations for librarians, and the largest of these is the American Library Association. ALA has been holding annual conferences in June since 1876. In fact, it held one of its first summer conferences right here in Boston in 1879 with its largest participation in its then five-year history – 162 members.

The numbers have grown, and currently, there are less than ten cities large* enough to host the annual ALA conference (held in June) with the highest number of attendees nearly 30,000 (Washington, DC in 2007). Other annual conferences destinations are Anaheim, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Chicago. (*Large conference cities are those who can house the attendees to area hotels and shuttle them back and forth between the event venues.) (more…)

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Friends of the Library Book Sale This Weekend!

The Friends of the Library hold semi-annual book sales in November and May each year. Members of the Friends are invited to the Preview Event.

The Book Sale will be held on Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1.
A special Preview Event will be held on Friday, October 30, 1:00 pm through 4:45 pm for all Friends of the Library.
You may join that day.

The Book Sale continues on Saturday, October 31, from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm. A bag sale will be held on Sunday, November 1, from 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm.

Donations are always accepted all year long, but … please bring only books and paperbacks in good condition, non-fiction published within the last 5 years, recent best sellers, classic titles in excellent condition and materials about Norwood. Textbooks are accepted if they are in good condition.

Sorry, we cannot use books in worn, torn or poor condition, computer manuals, condensed books, magazines or books with outdated information. Please recycle these items in the town’s curbside bins.

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