Category Archives: Readers Page

First Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

bookclubJoin librarian Margot Sullivan for a favorite Norwood community tradition.  The First Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm from fall through spring.

The second book of 2015 will be “Claire of the Sea Light” by Edwidge Danticat. On April 2nd the group will discuss “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie. The group will discuss “Abide with Me” by Elizabeth Strout on May 7th.

Please contact Margot at the Reference Desk with any questions and to sign up, 781-769-0200 x112. You may also sign up by emailing norprograms@minlib.net. A contribution of $3 is requested for the Friends of the Library as they partially support this program all year.

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Culinary Norwood Book Group

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

MasteringArtFrenchEating1Culinary Norwood is a series of events at the Morrill Memorial Library in March, April, and May.  We’ll have an on-going book group with a different title each month, a movie showing each month, and even cooking presentations from local chefs!

In this first meeting of the Culinary Norwood Book Group, we will be discussing “Mastering the Art of French Eating” by Ann Mah.  Regular print and large print copies are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor, so pick one up today!

Please sign up for this group and other Culinary Norwood programs by emailing norprograms@minlib.net, calling 781-769-0200 x110, or visiting the Information or Reference desks.

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Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in March and April

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in March and April

2015 MarchDownload or view March Fiction 2015 and March Non-Fiction 2015. 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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Sweet Land: Tale from the Heartland – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the February 27, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

With the exception of a few years I spent living in such exotic places as Texas and Ireland, I spent the other 60 years of my life making my home on either the west or east coasts of the United States. I’ve lived within a drive to an ocean and sometimes had a bird’s eye view of a bay.

What about spacious skies, fruited plains, and waves of grain and the landscapes of The Great American Midwest? Besides a very quick drive (mostly at night) through the uppermost United States, the tall grasses of the prairies and the little houses in the big woods were simply foreign to me. (more…)

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