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Senior Center Book Club Meets on February 24th, 10 am

Monday, February 24th, at 10:00 at the Senior Center

Dinner with the Smileys PhotoIn our day to day lives, it’s easy to forget the sacrifice of our military for our country. In this “heartfelt true story,” Sarah Smiley recounts her yearlong experience as a mother and wife, as she invites a different guest every week to dinner while her husband is deployed overseas. In total 250 strangers visited the Smileys, and in the process each one helps to raise three boys in the absence of their father. “It’s a love story about marriage, motherhood, and the importance of community in all of our lives.”

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Library Book Club at the Senior Center, Monday, November 18th, 10 am

Monday, November 18th, at 10:00 am

Treasure Island ImageIt is the Halloween season, so we are heading back to a classic tale filled with pirates and treasure and mystery galore. This month our book club is diving into Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Perhaps you read this story when you were young, but it’s worth a trip back with Long John Silver, Old Pew and Ben Gunn. Keep in mind, our discussion will run for a half hour only on the 18th because we are heading to the movies afterward to see The Book Thief (one of our other favorite book club reads).

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Essay Contest Reception, September 9th, 7-9 pm

PenPaperJust a reminder that the reception for the essay contest winners will be held on Monday, September 9th from 7-9 pm. Please feel free to join us and to listen to the winning essays being read by the authors. With 125 entries, these are the authors whose essays rose to the top.

Group 1 (Grade 3-5): Vincent Carrara~First Place, Hannah Islam~Second Place, Samuel White~Third Place, as well as Antonio Mosca, Rithika Prasad, and Lindsey Nychay~Honorable Mention

Group 2 (Grade 6-8): Alyssa Naumann~First Place

Group 3 (Grade 9-Adult): Brad Cole~First Place, Daniel P. B. Smith~Second Place, Deepti Kamma~Third Place, as well as Chloe Belanger, William Condaxis and Hannah Howard~Honorable Mention.

Again, we would like to thank ALL of the participants for their words and work.

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Morrill Memorial Library Annual Essay Contest

Pencil for Essay ContestThe Morrill Memorial Library will hold its 2nd annual essay contest for Norwood residents between May 15th  and June 15th. The categories this year are “The Best Book Ever” (Grades 3-8) and “The Book that Changed My Life” (Grade 9-Adult).

Anyone interested in entering the contest may stop by the library for the details and the entry form or find them below. The essays should be submitted by email to or to Nancy Ling in the Outreach Department.

Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second, and Third Place winners in each group. The prizes are $45, $25, and $15 gift cards to Barnes & Noble. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 8th, and essays will be read at the awards ceremony in September.

The library wishes to express its appreciation to the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for its generous donation to this contest.

The forms are available in pdf format below and at the library Information and Children’s desks.

Student Entry Form 2013

Adult Entry Form 2013

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