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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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Airport: A Local Experience by Vicki Andrilenas

Victoria Andrilenas is an Information Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Vicki’s column in the January 15, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

My husband and I moved to Norwood a few years ago and have enjoyed learning about the town and community.  One local feature that was a nice surprise for me is Norwood Airport.  I grew up near a small airport and my family has long been interested in aviation and airplanes.  For me the noise of planes flying overhead brings back memories of being out in the backyard during the summer and looking up to see what kind of plane was overhead; one summer there were some gliders which was exciting. (more…)

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New Year? – by Liz Reed

Liz Reed is the Adult and Information Services Library at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Liz’s column in the January 8, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Happy New Year!  Well, maybe not so new.  Depending on where you are in the world and your cultural heritage, January 1st may or may not be the New Year you celebrate.  In fact, designating January 1st as the start of the year is fairly recent, and Western, in world history.  I dug into our Reference collection to learn more.

According to the “Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary,” there are 10 different major calendar systems used in the world today, and these calendars determine, among other holidays, when the New Year falls.  These various calendars are either lunar (based on movements of the moon), solar (based on movements of the sun), or lunisolar (simultaneously lunar and solar).  There are many more national, regional, religious, and civil variations among these calendars than can be covered in one article, but in general terms the calendars are: Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Mayan and Aztec, Baha’i, and Zoroastrian (which has three calendars). (more…)

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