Category Archives: Outreach

Senior Center Book Club Meets Rockefeller

Well, I didn’t say it was the REAL Rockefeller. On June 18th at 10 a.m., our book club will discuss the serial imposter, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter , who spent years fooling society’s most elite, including many in the Boston area. How was he able to pull this off for so many years? And is it possible he could have pulled the wool over your own eyes as well? These are some of the many questions we will tackle at the Senior Center. Come join us.

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Book Club at the Senior Center

Monday, May 21st at 10:00 am – Norwood Senior Center

Who doesn’t love a love story! The next book for our Senior Center read is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. As the book jacket describes, “The Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more.”

Join us on May 21st at 10 a.m., the Norwood Senior Center.

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And the Winners Are . . .

The Outreach Department is pleased to announce the winners of our “Why I Love My Library” essay contest. We will be hosting an Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 30th, at 7 pm in the Simoni Room. The winners will be reading their essays. Please come and listen to their wonderful words.

OUR WINNERS    (adult category)

First Place~Christine Tosi, Second Place~Kathleen Rondinelli, and Third Place~Susan McFarland

Honorable Mentions~Daniel P. B. Smith, Daniela Trammell, and Aryn Forman

OUR WINNERS         (student category)

First Place~Sarayu Vijayanagaram, Second Place~Khushi Shah, and Third Place~Maren Giambanco

Honorable Mentions~Sofia D’Annunzio, Caroline Galvin, and Celia Hazerjian

We appreciate all those who entered, and their essays will be on display in a spiral-bound booklet for anyone who would like to read them.

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“Why I Love My Library” Essay Contest

Put your writer’s caps on! This March, the Morrill Memorial Library will be sponsoring an essay contest. The topic is “Why I Love My Library.” The contest has two categories. The first is open to any student who is a resident of Norwood. The other category is open to adults, age 18 and over, who are residents of the town. Anyone interested in entering the contest may stop by the library for the details and the entry form, or find them here: Adult Entry Form or Student Entry Form. Each submission MUST include the entry form, and be 1,000 words or less. To qualify, the essays need to be submitted between March 1st-March 31st by email to or to the library’s Outreach Department. Three prizes will be awarded in each category, student and adult.  The first, second and third prizes are $50, $30 and $20 dollar gift cards to Barnes & Noble, in that order. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 30, 2012. The library wishes to express its appreciation to the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for its generation donation to this contest, and we encourage our library users to give it a try.

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