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Tom and Atticus Visit Norwood March 26, 2014

We are very excited to announce that Tom Ryan and Atticus Finch will visit Norwood on March 26 at 7 pm at the Norwood Theatre to kick off our Community Reads program, NORWOOD READS “FOLLOWING ATTICUS.”

NorwoodReadsLogoPlease register for free tickets to this event ASAP by calling the library OR by emailing Tickets will be held at the door of the Norwood Theatre after 6:15 pm on March 26 under the last name of the person reserving them. Please contact the library with any questions about reservations or tickets.

This event is geared toward adults and young adults. Out of consideration for Atticus and Will, we are requesting that you please leave your four-legged friends at home.


The Norwood Reads “Following Atticus” six-week program (a Community Reads program) is partially funded by a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by

IMLSthe Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Tom and Atticus are able to visit the Norwood Theatre due to the generosity of owner Susan Lewis. We are also indebted to the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library and the Morrill Memorial Library Gift Fund.

Please note that a brochure of events for children and adults will be posted soon.

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From Rescue Dog to Family Pet

563623_545004208903563_2137848103_nWednesday, April 23rd, at 7:00 pm

Dog-trainer Hannalore Tice, owner of Boston for the Dogs, will bring in her dog Maya and talk about how to help a rescue dog become a family pet. She will also share some exciting “tails” of her experiences rescuing dogs from all over the country.

Sign up for this fun and informative program–part of our Norwood Community Reads series–at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222.

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Man’s Best Friend Film Fest: My Dog Skip

Wednesday, April 16th, at 7:00 p.m.

My Dog SkipThe second movie in our film series is My Dog Skip (2000) with Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, and Luke Wilson will be shown on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Simoni Room. The film has a PG rating and runs for 95 minutes. Free popcorn is provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham, MA.
Please register for this event at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.

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One Book – One Community: Norwood Reads “Following Atticus”

NorwoodReadsLogoThe Morrill Memorial Library is excited to announce a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The library’s $7500 federal IMLS/LSTA grant will be used for a IMLS MBLC logoOne Book – One Community project during six weeks this spring – March 25 through May 7. The grant will help finance  publicity materials, library equipment, programs and speakers, and the “Following Atticus” book  in many formats.

Charlotte Canelli, Library Director is pleased to be able to offer a One Book-One Community project to the Norwood community.  With a team of library staff, she has been working to develop a program that will include book discussion groups, an author visit, and various programs with speakers that focus on the adventures presented in the book “Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship” by Tom Ryan.  Ryan, who lives in Jackson, New Hampshire, is scheduled to visit the Norwood community in late March.

Posters, flyers, Facebook and website updates will be posted as the program is developed this spring.


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