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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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Poetry Open Mic Night

Monday, April 29th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Microphone2To celebrate National Poetry Month, the library is hosting a Poetry Open Mic Night on April 29, 2013, from 7-9 pm. Each participant may read or recite up to two pages of poetry at the microphone. The poem(s) may be the individual’s own work or that of a favorite poet. The recommended age group is 5th grade through adult, but voices of all ages are welcome! Please sign up for this entertaining evening at the Reference or Information Desk by calling 781-769-0200, x110 or 222. (The library is handicapped accessible).

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The Book Thief at the Senior Center

Monday, April 22nd, 10:00 am at the Senior Center

BookThiefCome join us for this discussion. “This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.” It is also a story that is narrated by Death. Among other things it’s about “a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . ” [Amazon]. See you there!

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Conversations: Painting and Poetry, Saturday, April 6, 10-11 am

Been in the winter doldrums? Looking for a creative outlet? Come be inspired by author/illustrator Nancy Poydar (First Day Hooray, Zip, Zip Homework, and Fish School) and author/poet Nancy Tupper Ling (My Sister, Alicia May, Character, and Coming Unfrozen).

In this hour-long intergenerational workshop, we will create poems from paintings and/or paintings from poems, depending on your preference. Called Ekphrasis, this conversation between one artistic media and another is as old as Plato aHoppernd Socrates.

Just bring your imagination and you will go home with your creation in hand! The recommended age group is 4th grade through adult.

Sign up at the Information or Reference Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.
The library is handicapped accessible.

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