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Senior Center Book Club

Monday, January 25th at 10:00 am

ClaraAndMrTiffanyOutreach librarian, Nancy Ling, hosts a book discussion each month at the Senior Center. Our next meeting will be on January 25th, at 10 am. (Normally we meet on the third Monday of each month, but the dates are different this January and February because of Martin Luther King and President’s Day). Our book for January is Clara and Mr. Tiffany, a novel by Susan Vreeland. According to the starred review from Booklist: “There’s no excuse for any reader of high-quality literary fiction to let this novel pass by.” Come discover the story of the woman who created the famed Tiffany glass lamps! Clara!

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Our Essay Contest Winners

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Morrill Memorial Library would like to announce the winners of the 2015 essay contest. Join us in celebrating the winners and to hear the winning essays read. The topic was “The Literary Character I Would Most Like to Meet” and there were just under a hundred entries. The Outreach Department ran the contest from April 15th – May 15th thanks to a donation from the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund.

The winners from Group 1 (Grade 3-4) were Margaret Stenstrom (First Place), Rachel O’Neil (Second Place), Arushi Gupta (Third Place), Cameron Badger (Honorable Mention), Shannon Brady (Honorable Mention), Dylan Hamwey (Honorable Mention) and Sofia Schallmo (Honorable Mention). The winners from Group 2 (Grade 5-8) were Taylor Lynch (First Place), Haniya Sperling (Second Place), Jonathan Maffeo (Third Place), and Siva Dasuri. Lastly, Group 3 (Grade 9-Adult) winners were Aryn Forman (First Place), Brian Mich (Second Place), and Mary Erickson (Third Place). The characters the contestants most wanted to meet ranged from Captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Hazel Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars.

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Senior Center Book Club

Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am

LongMileHomeOur next book title hits close to home–The Long Mile Home, to be specific. Written by two Boston Globe reporters, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, this book looks at the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and the tense manhunt that left Boston in lockdown for several days afterward. Copies may be checked out from the library, but the group meets at the Norwood Senior Center. Hope to see you there!

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Announcing Our Essay Contest Winners

After a month of judging and reading over 100 fabulous essays, we have determined our winners for the 2014 “My Future Library Will Look Like…” contest. Here they are by group:

Group 1 (3rd and 4th grade)–

1st Place–Ellie Gregory, 2nd Place–Ally Steeves, 3rd Place–Ethan Barrows, and Honorable Mention–Sameera Kunaparaju, Cameron Badger, and Caroline Curran.

Group 2 (5th-8th grade)–

1st Place–Alyssa Lahaise, 2nd Place–Jessica Dellicarpini, 3rd Place–Joseph Spadorcia, and Honorable Mention–Erin Ryan, Abigail Menice, and Dante Zaldivar

Group 3 (9th grade-Adult)–

1st Place–Aryn Forman, 2nd Place–Joseph Gallant, 3rd Place–Brian Mich, and Honorable Mention–Jed Hickson

Congratulations to our winners, and a big thank you to all who participated. We especially want to thank The Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for their generous donation that makes this contest possible, and to all the teachers who encouraged their students to participate.

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