Category Archives: Outreach

Alzheimer’s awareness program: Getting Started

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

alzheimers2Jennifer Hoadley from the Southeastern Massachusetts chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present a comprehensive program for families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. She will focus on diagnosis, treatments, addressing communication and behavior problems, legal issues, research, community resources, and advocacy.

To register, please visit the library’s Information or Reference desk or call the library at 781-769-0200, x110 or 222. You may also sign up by emailing norprograms@minlib.net.

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Alzheimer’s awareness program: Know the 10 Signs

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

alzheimers1Jennifer Hoadley from the Southeastern Massachusetts chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present an interactive workshop on the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, learn the facts to begin planning for the future.

To register, visit the library’s Information or Reference desk or call the library at 781-769-0200, x110 or 222. You may also sign up by emailing norprograms@minlib.net.

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Senior Center Book Club

Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am

LongMileHomeOur next book title hits close to home–The Long Mile Home, to be specific. Written by two Boston Globe reporters, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, this book looks at the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and the tense manhunt that left Boston in lockdown for several days afterward. Copies may be checked out from the library, but the group meets at the Norwood Senior Center. Hope to see you there!

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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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