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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:

December 15, January 19, February 16.

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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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Sorry, we cannot use books in worn, torn or poor condition, computer manuals, condensed books, magazines or books with outdated information.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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“Why are you taking the personal touch out of the library with self-service holds?” July 2015

Did you know that you can send comments and suggestions to the director right from our website?  Use this link.

Read the answer to the latest comment (above title) here.

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Viola Sastavickas Scholarship Applications Due May 22, 2015

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 was 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 2015 thanks to the generosity of the Sastavickas Family.

This scholarship has been awarded eight 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

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 22, 2015. The scholarship will be awarded by June 30, 2015.

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