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All Dogs Go to Heaven – by April Cushing

April Cushing is the Adult Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read her column published in the Norwood Transcript & Bulletin on February 19, 2014.

July 6, 2013—seven months and seven days ago today—was an unlucky one for me. It was the day my dog got run over and killed. It happened in my driveway on the Cape while I was in the backyard. It was an accident, I know, and Duffy was no pup. Nonetheless, I was devastated, and so was the driver. My devoted companion of almost 14 years was gone and I never even got to say goodbye.

Shortly afterwards I received a condolence note from my boyfriend’s mother. “I’m sure it cast a pall over the entire weekend,” she wrote. You have to admire someone who has so thoroughly mastered the art of understatement. I handed the note to her son to read.

“Mom’s not much of a dog person,” he admitted. (more…)

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Library Closing 3:30 pm, Thursday, February 13th

snowflakes The Morrill Memorial Library is closing today due the snowstorm.  Stay safe and warm and see you February 14, Friday, 10 am.

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“Once” Upon a Time – by Charlotte Canelli

Sometime in the last year or so, I saw the DVD of the Indie film “Once”.  I’m not certain if the film was one of the lucky things I stumbled across when working at the front desk of the library, or whether I heard about it from someone else first. One of the delightful advantages of being a librarian is that the world of books, music, movies and more that sit within my easy reach every day.

I adored the movie – it’s the story of a somewhat hapless Dublin busker and a young Czech girl who meet on the streets of Ireland. Although it is the fictional tale of a story of unrequited, yet star-crossed, love, it is also a story of hope. The movie is full of tenderness and lovely musical moments – surely ingredients for success in my book. (more…)

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One Book – One Community: Norwood Reads “Following Atticus”

NorwoodReadsLogoThe Morrill Memorial Library is excited to announce a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The library’s $7500 federal IMLS/LSTA grant will be used for a IMLS MBLC logoOne Book – One Community project during six weeks this spring – March 25 through May 7. The grant will help finance  publicity materials, library equipment, programs and speakers, and the “Following Atticus” book  in many formats.

Charlotte Canelli, Library Director is pleased to be able to offer a One Book-One Community project to the Norwood community.  With a team of library staff, she has been working to develop a program that will include book discussion groups, an author visit, and various programs with speakers that focus on the adventures presented in the book “Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship” by Tom Ryan.  Ryan, who lives in Jackson, New Hampshire, is scheduled to visit the Norwood community in late March.

Posters, flyers, Facebook and website updates will be posted as the program is developed this spring.

 

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