Category Archives: Adult Programs

Playwrights’ Reading Room presents: “Billy the Bomber”

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 2:00-3:30 pm

masksMary Sue Price of Playwrights’ Reading Room (PRR) will present her original play, “Billy the Bomber.” This performance tells a story of fantasy, longing, ambition, love, and shake-and-bake meth, all colliding in a messy rent house in small-town Oklahoma where three people and a fantasy champion wrestler go after their own versions of the American dream. “Billy the Bomber” was a semi-finalist for the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference in New York City.

To sign up for this dramatic event, written, directed, and read by PRR, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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Spring Musical Sundays Concert Series: Sonny and Perley

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 3:00 pm

sonnyandperleyTo conclude our Spring Musical Sundays series, Sonny and Perley will perform “The Great American Songbook and International Cabaret.” The concert will include the music of composers including Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, James Mercer, Duke Ellington, Edith Piaf, and many others, interpreted and performed in their own inimitable style.

To sign up for this concert, made possible through the library Endowment Fund, email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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Alan Parker Film Series: “Come See the Paradise”

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

comeseetheparadiseCelebrate the movies of director Alan Parker! This film series continues with the 1990 film “Come See the Paradise,” rated R, 2 hours 18 minutes, a historic romance starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita on May 4th. On May 11th, we’ll show the 1980 musical “Fame,” rated R, 2 hours 14 minutes, starring Eddie Barth and Irene Cara. Finally, on May 18th we’ll show the 1999 film “Angela’s Ashes,” rated R, 2 hours 25 minutes, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.

This film series is being shown in anticipation of a talk given by Alan Parker expert, David Gonthier, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Regal Bellingham Cinemas generously provides the popcorn. To sign up, please email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

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First Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 am and again at 7:00 pm

children_actJoin librarian Margot Sullivan for a favorite Norwood community tradition.  The First Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm from fall through spring.

On May 5th, the group will discuss The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

Please contact Margot at the Reference Desk with any questions and to sign up, 781-769-0200 x112. You may also sign up by emailing norprograms@minlib.net. This program is partially supported by the Friends of the Library.

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