Category Archives: Outreach

Announcing Our Essay Contest Winners

After a month of judging and reading over 100 fabulous essays, we have determined our winners for the 2014 “My Future Library Will Look Like…” contest. Here they are by group:

Group 1 (3rd and 4th grade)–

1st Place–Ellie Gregory, 2nd Place–Ally Steeves, 3rd Place–Ethan Barrows, and Honorable Mention–Sameera Kunaparaju, Cameron Badger, and Caroline Curran.

Group 2 (5th-8th grade)–

1st Place–Alyssa Lahaise, 2nd Place–Jessica Dellicarpini, 3rd Place–Joseph Spadorcia, and Honorable Mention–Erin Ryan, Abigail Menice, and Dante Zaldivar

Group 3 (9th grade-Adult)–

1st Place–Aryn Forman, 2nd Place–Joseph Gallant, 3rd Place–Brian Mich, and Honorable Mention–Jed Hickson

Congratulations to our winners, and a big thank you to all who participated. We especially want to thank The Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for their generous donation that makes this contest possible, and to all the teachers who encouraged their students to participate.

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Open Mic Poetry Night

poetry monthMonday, April 28 @ 7 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining other poets and poetry enthusiasts at the library’s 3rd Open Mic Poetry Night presented by the Outreach Dept. Each participant may read or recite up to two pages of poetry at the microphone. The poems may be the individual’s own work or those of a favorite poet.

The recommended age group is 5th grade through adult, but voices of all ages are welcome. Sign up at the Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222.

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Senior Center Book Club Meets on February 24th, 10 am

Monday, February 24th, at 10:00 at the Senior Center

Dinner with the Smileys PhotoIn our day to day lives, it’s easy to forget the sacrifice of our military for our country. In this “heartfelt true story,” Sarah Smiley recounts her yearlong experience as a mother and wife, as she invites a different guest every week to dinner while her husband is deployed overseas. In total 250 strangers visited the Smileys, and in the process each one helps to raise three boys in the absence of their father. “It’s a love story about marriage, motherhood, and the importance of community in all of our lives.”

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Holiday Reader’s Theater

PLEASE NOTE, the date for the Holiday Readers’ Theater has changed to December 19th, at 7:00 pm in the Cushing Reading Room

GiftoftheMagi_zpsb7e1f2eaSweet, warm recollections and stories of giving and good cheer. It’s a sweet time to celebrate how sweet life can be!

Join Beth Goldman and Luke Andrews for a reading of “The Gift of the Magi” and other stories of giving and good cheer. Beth Goldman, formerly a librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library, is now the librarian at Norwood High School.  She has acted, directed, coached, and taught drama.  This past summer she accompanied NHS drama students to the Edinburgh Ringe Festival where they performed.  She is affiliated with Mansfield’s New England Repertory Company.  Luke Andrews, a sophomore at NHS, performed in Godspell and Annie at St. Catherine of Siena.
Refreshments will be served.
Please sign up at the Information or Reference Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222.

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