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Sun Tzu and the Art of War – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library Director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the June 18, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I love lists. I’m always drawn to lists like “The Ten Best Movies for a Rainy Afternoon” or “A Hundred Things to Organize Before You Retire.”

I especially like lists of books because, well, mainly because I’m a librarian, and that’s my job.

I’ve always been curious about a title that appears on most lists of “books you must not miss.” I read many classics as a child and college student, but I was never required to read, or never was introduced to, the military classic of all time. The Art of War, by military general and philosopher, Sun Tzu was written sometime around 522-496 B.C. I must confess, I managed to avoid reading The Art of War until this past year until it was assigned reading for a master’s of public administration course in strategic leadership. (more…)

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

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

2015 July Fiction
Download or view July Fiction and July 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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Don’t Use Your Face As a Brake Pad – by Allison Palmgren

Allison Palmgren is the Technology Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Allison’s column in the June 25, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Bicycles are my thing. For years, I raced almost every weekend from April to January in whatever discipline that season offered: road, cyclocross, XC mountain biking, and track. Racing has given me my friends, my health, my identity, and my husband (we met at a bike industry Christmas party, but that is a story for another day). (more…)

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