Category Archives: Outreach

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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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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