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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in June and July

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in June and July

June 2016 PrepubDownload or view June Fiction and June Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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The Bravest Character I Know – by Nancy Ling

Nancy Ling is an Outreach Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read the published version of Nancy Ling’s column in the May 19, 2016 issue of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I thought I would take this opportunity to let someone else’s words speak to our library readers. This year the topic for our annual essay contest was “The Bravest Character I know.” We had over 100 entries and while the decision to choose winners from the various age groups is never easy, the best writing seems to rise to the top.

We had twelve judges read and reread all of the fabulous entries that we received. We would like to thank the teachers and librarians who work so hard to give this opportunity to their students. Perhaps you, too, will find a character to admire from a selection of the winning essays below: (more…)

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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June

2016 May PrepubDownload or view May Fiction and May Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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Saying Goodbye to Big Blue – by April Cushing

April Cushing is an Adult and Information Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read her column published in the May 12th, 2016 issue of the Norwood Transcript & Bulletin.

I paced the mini-mart attached to the former Mobil station on Nahatan Street, anxious why it was taking so long. My recent inspection had resulted in a big red rejection sticker so this was the last hurrah. The door to the garage finally opened; the verdict was in.

It wasn’t good. The mechanic droned on about oil leaks and emission standards and emergency brakes and how I shouldn’t have let Jiffy Lube reset the diagnostics to make the engine light disappear. I had already decided against taking drastic measures to keep my car on the road, but it still felt like signing a DNR. Although I’d seen it coming–the dashboard’s warning lights had lit up like Las Vegas–it didn’t lessen the guilt. Or my grief at having to say farewell to a car I considered family. (more…)

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