Category Archives: Adult Programs

Director’s First Annual Author Visit: Jacquelyn Mitchard

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

jacquelyn_mitchardJoin local author Jacquelyn Mitchard whose first book, “Deep End of the Ocean,” was Oprah’s first book club novel. Her latest novel, due out this spring, is “Two if by Sea.” To sign up for the  Director’s First Annual Author visit, funded by the Friends and the library Endowment fund, 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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Discovering New England Stone Walls

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm

KevinGardnerKevin Gardner will present on the history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics of New England’s iconic stone walls. He will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. There will be a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Kevin Gardner has been a stone wall builder for more than forty years, is the author of The Granite Kiss, copies of which will be available for purchase. During the presentation, Kevin will occupy himself building a miniature stone wall in front of the audience.

To sign up for this unique program, please email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200, x110, or visit the Reference or Information desks in the library.

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The Stitch Doctor Is IN!

yarnFellow knitters and crocheters: are you swamped by swatches? Incensed by increases? Peeved at patterns? In knots over SL1 K2TOG PSSO? Oh, and do you have a gift deadline? We can help! The knitters and crocheters of the Morrill Memorial Library will be available by appointment to help with knitting and crochet quandaries. Please bring all of the materials for your project, including needles and patterns. Also, please let us know ahead of time what sort of project you’d like help with, in case we need to look up a new technique. A second pair of eyes can’t hurt!

Please contact Adult Services Librarian Liz Reed to schedule all appointments and to answer any questions about this service. Liz can be reached at 781-769-0200 x110 or lreed@minlib.net.

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Spring Musical Sundays Concert Series: Quintessential Brass

Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 3:00 pm

quintessential_brassOur Spring Musical Sundays series continues with a concert by Quintessential Brass. The brass quintet will perform a variety of jazz, rock, and pop numbers as well as music from TV, movies, and Broadway. Their current repertoire includes the music of Leonard Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Jason Mraz, the Beach Boys, John Williams, John Phillip Sousa, Little Feat, Herb Alpert, and Chicago, in addition to selections from “Frozen” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Quintessential Brass consists of five full-time professional musicians who have, individually, played with groups all over the world, recorded CDs and movie soundtracks, and performed for presidents, at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

To sign up for this all-ages concert, made possible through the library Endowment Fund, 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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