Category Archives: Outreach

“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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Plainsong at the Senior Center

Monday, March 19th at the Senior Center

Plainsong by Kent Haruf will be the next book club discussion at the Norwood Senior Center. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m., on March 19th. You may check out a large or regular print copy of the novel at the library. Anyone is welcome to join us.

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Intergenerational Poetry Night

Tuesday, April 26th, 7pm to 9pm

Join us for a memorable evening of poetry at the library. This is an inter-generational event open to all, featuring the PROPOPEs (Prose, Poetry and People), a poetry group from the Norwood Senior Center, as well as students from the Coakley Middle School. You may read one or two original poems (a maximum of two pages) of your own creation or by your favorite poet(s). This year’s theme is “bright objects hypnotize the mind” from Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, A Word With You. Sign up at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222

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New Book Club at the Senior Center

Monday, April 11, 2011, 10 am-11 am

Join us for a new book club starting at the Senior Center this month. Our first meeting will be a general introduction to discover the genres we love. This developing book club will be held once a month at the Senior Center’s Library and facilitated by Nancy Ling, Outreach Librarian. Snacks are always included. For more information please call Nancy at (781) 769-0200 x228 or email nling at

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