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Boston’s Own Dr. Spock – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the March 12, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

We’ve all taken our seats at the Mugar Omni Theater at Boston’s Museum of Science and settled in as the lights dim. The first thing we always hear is an explanation of the amazing visual and audio effects with its 180 screens and 360-degree speakers. It begins “this is a test” and during the three-minute introduction we listen to a familiar voice, that of Boston-born Leonard Nimoy. His voice has been testing “who put the bomp in the bomp, she’bomp, she’bomp” since the theater opened in 1987. (more…)

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Sweet Land: Tale from the Heartland – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the February 27, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

With the exception of a few years I spent living in such exotic places as Texas and Ireland, I spent the other 60 years of my life making my home on either the west or east coasts of the United States. I’ve lived within a drive to an ocean and sometimes had a bird’s eye view of a bay.

What about spacious skies, fruited plains, and waves of grain and the landscapes of The Great American Midwest? Besides a very quick drive (mostly at night) through the uppermost United States, the tall grasses of the prairies and the little houses in the big woods were simply foreign to me. (more…)

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A Gift You Never Thought to Ask For – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the February 13, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Last summer, we learned that we would be grandparents, again, in early 2015 and it was twins. Two more babies to love! How cool was that!

Early in the fall, our family was told that one of the babies not only had a severe heart defect but that she, our precious new granddaughter-to-be, would be one of the 6,000 babies born each year in the U.S. with Down syndrome. Her twin and brother would be born “normal.” (more…)

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4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Volunteer TeaOn Thursday, February 12th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. we invite all library volunteers to our Fourth Annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea.

Staff members and members of the Board of Library Trustees will make sweet treats and serve coffee and tea. We invite all past and current Friends of the Library, Literacy, Outreach and other library volunteers.  Cookbooks and the recipes for these desserts will be on display.

If you are interested in volunteering at the library, we have a few opportunities that we can discuss with you. Please be sure to attend the tea.

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