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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:

August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15.

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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“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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Congratulations, Irene!

IreneIrene Gotovich, Technical Services Technician at the Morrill Memorial Library was awarded the Massachusetts Paralibrarian of the Year Award at the Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference on May 4, 2015 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Along with this honor, Irene received complimentary memberships to both the Massachusetts Library Association and the American Library Association.

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