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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in August and September

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in August and September

August 2015Download or view August Fiction and August 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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Adult Summer Reading 2015

June 13th, 2015: Start logging books
August 21st, 2015: Summer reading ends with the grand prize drawing

escape riding tabletPlease join us for the second annual Adult Summer Reading Program! Sign up online, log the books you’re reading, and be entered to win weekly prize drawings. There is no fixed reading list; all books count, even ebooks and audiobooks. You can also find links to reading suggestions on the summer reading website, as well as book reviews from fellow Norwood adult summer readers. Everyone ages 18 and up, and teens in high school, are welcome to participate.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is part of the statewide reading program, following this year’s theme “Superheroes: Escape the Ordinary.” Please contact Liz Reed at the Reference Desk with any questions, 781-769-0200 x110.

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Titles on Tap – “Sailor Twain”

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 7:30 pm @ Napper Tandy’s

TOT_matOur book for August will be Sailor Twain, or, The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel; copies are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 8/25 @ 7:30 pm!

Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.

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Hearing the Call – 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 July 30, 2015 issue of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

When my oldest daughter was four year’s old she informed us that she wanted to be an ornithologist when she grew up. I’m not sure where she learned that word, probably from her favorite television show at the time, Blue’s Clues, but I do know that she loved birds from early on. Soon her little sister caught the passion too. Rather than collecting American Girl or Barbie dolls, it was the Audubon toy birds that filled our house.

You’ve probably seen these stuffed birds in a variety of stores. My girls loved to squeeze each bird’s belly to hear its individual song. As parents, we never minded the girls saving their funds in order to add the next bird to add to their collection. At least they were learning about nature while playing. More than this, the reward came when walking outdoors together. When we heard a sound like birdie birdie birdie, our girls would turn their heads, invariably one of them saying “Mama, there’s the Cardinal.” (more…)

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