Author Archives: Morrill Memorial Library

“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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Accounting for Dogs – by Nancy Ling

Nancy Ling is an Outreach Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read the published version of Nancy Ling’s column in the January 30, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

As with many children growing up in the seventies, I had a love of dogs that began with one television show—Lassie. Didn’t every kid long for heroic friend to push all the world’s bad guys into a well? While Lassie took less than 30 minutes to solve her weekly drama, I’d wait on the edge of my seat for the commercials to wrap up and a happy ending to occur. (more…)

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Stitch Therapy 2014 – First Meeting of the New Year is January 23, 2014

Join 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.

canstockphoto11301518The group will meet in the library’s Trustees Meeting Room on Thursdays: January 23, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 and June 19 at 6:30 in the evening.

Space is limited; please register for this group by visiting or calling the library, 781-769-0200 x110 or x222.

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