Category Archives: Adult Programs

Irish Genealogy Seminar

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm

familysearchGenealogy experts Joe Petrie and Richard Reid will offer a presentation about researching Irish ancestry. This summer, the National Library of Ireland will release an updated database with ancestry records which have previously never been available to researchers. Joe and Richard will demonstrate how to navigate the database and explain how these new records can help fill out your family tree.

Please register for this program by emailing, by calling 781-769-0200 x110, or by visiting the Reference or Information desk.

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Adult Summer Reading 2015

June 13th, 2015: Start logging books
August 21st, 2015: Summer reading ends with the grand prize drawing

escape riding tabletPlease join us for the second annual Adult Summer Reading Program! Sign up online, log the books you’re reading, and be entered to win weekly prize drawings. There is no fixed reading list; all books count, even ebooks and audiobooks. You can also find links to reading suggestions on the summer reading website, as well as book reviews from fellow Norwood adult summer readers. Everyone ages 18 and up, and teens in high school, are welcome to participate.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is part of the statewide reading program, following this year’s theme “Superheroes: Escape the Ordinary.” Please contact Liz Reed at the Reference Desk with any questions, 781-769-0200 x110.

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Broadway Musicals on the Big Screen: “Anything Goes”

Wednesday August 5th, 2015 at 6:30 pm

anything goesStarring Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor, and Mitzi Gaynor. 1956, not rated, 106 mins.

Memorable Songs: Anything Goes, You’re the Top, and It’s De-Lovely

Registration for each film is required. To sign up, please call 781-769-0200 x 222, email, or visit the Reference or Information desk. Each film will begin at 6:30 pm sharp and will end around 9:00 pm. Popcorn will be served courtesy of the Bellingham Regal Cinemas, and library Film Fests are made possible by movie licenses funded by the Friends of the Library.

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Dr. Gary Hylander: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

hiroshima_nagasakiDr. Gary Hylander returns to give a presentation about Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the atomic bombs that ended WWII. After Japanese leaders dismissed Truman’s demand to accept unconditional surrender or to face “prompt and utter destruction” from the air, Truman ordered that atomic bombs be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and August 9th, 1945. Join us to learn more about the ending of the most destructive war in human history.

To register, please email, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

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