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March 25 – May 8, 2014 Norwood Reads “Following Atticus” Events Planned

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Visit the Programs menu  on our website and links for Norwood Reads “Following Atticus”, Tom and Atticus visit The Norwood  Theatre, and the NRFA brochure of events.

Click here to download a brochure for the entire community reads program.  Read the article about the 6-week project  in the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

We thank the MBLC and the IMLS for the grant that funds the majority of this wonderful 6-week program of events.
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Norwood Reads Following Atticus: Film Fest

As part of our Norwood Reads Following Atticus program, we will be showing three dog-themed films between March 27 and May 8.

Turner and HoochMarch 27, 7:00 p.m. in the Simoni Room:  Turner and Hooch (1989) with Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, and Craig Nelson will be shown on March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Simoni Room. The film has a PG rating and runs for 97 minutes. Free popcorn is provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham, MA. Please register for this event at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.

My Dog SkipApril 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Simoni Room: My Dog Skip (2000) with Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, and Luke Wilson will be shown on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Simoni Room. The film has a PG rating and runs for 95 minutes. Free popcorn is provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham, MA. Please register for this event at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.

Marley and MeMay 8, 7:00 p.m. in the Simoni Room: Marley and Me (2008) with Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, and Alan Arkin will be shown on May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Simoni Room. The film has a PG rating and runs for 115 minutes. Free popcorn is provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham, MA. Please register for this event at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.

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Lost: Mysteries in the Air – by Charlotte Canelli

As I compose this column, there has been no news about the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing on Saturday, March 8.  Searches are continuing in the Indian Ocean, numerous miles from the Australian coastline.  Families are frustrated with grief and disbelief. 26 countries are included in the search that now covers millions of square miles.

Possibly by the time of printing of this column, some kind of explanation will have been determined.

Of course, most of us have been baffled by this mystery.  Some ask how their cellphones disclose their actual location in Norwood, MA, but there is no means of finding the wreckage of this Boeing 777. Others ask why there is no tracking device for this immense jet other than its elusive black box. (more…)

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Tom and Atticus Visit Norwood March 26, 2014

We are very excited to announce that Tom Ryan and Atticus Finch will visit Norwood on March 26 at 7 pm at the Norwood Theatre to kick off our Community Reads program, NORWOOD READS “FOLLOWING ATTICUS.”

NorwoodReadsLogoPlease register for free tickets to this event ASAP by calling the library OR by emailing norwood@minlib.net. Tickets will be held at the door of the Norwood Theatre after 6:15 pm on March 26 under the last name of the person reserving them. Please contact the library with any questions about reservations or tickets.

This event is geared toward adults and young adults. Out of consideration for Atticus and Will, we are requesting that you please leave your four-legged friends at home.

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The Norwood Reads “Following Atticus” six-week program (a Community Reads program) is partially funded by a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by

IMLSthe Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Tom and Atticus are able to visit the Norwood Theatre due to the generosity of owner Susan Lewis. We are also indebted to the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library and the Morrill Memorial Library Gift Fund.

Please note that a brochure of events for children and adults will be posted soon.

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