Category Archives: From the Library – A Weekly Column

Broken Hearts – Grieving a Child by Charlotte Canelli

Read Charlotte Canelli’s column in the January 16, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

This column might be troublesome to read.  I know.  It was difficult to write.

The unthinkable has happened once again to our extended family, one that has been especially saddened by the loss of now four children. That incomprehensible loss touched us again just days after Christmas when my husband Gerry’s sister’s son – and another extended family – lost their precious 2-year old child, Noah. (more…)

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New Beginnings: Coming to America – by Norma Logan

Read Norma Logan’s column in the January 9, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

New beginnings in life happen all the time, but the start of a New Year always signals a fresh start with New Year’s resolutions. Along the way to a new year, babies are born, marriages are celebrated, and people move and start new jobs. Some new beginnings are chosen, and others are not; some are happy, and some are sad. (more…)

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Norwood Reads – “Following Atticus” – by Charlotte Canelli

Read Charlotte Canelli’s column in the January 2, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I met Atticus Finch in October 2011 in Burlington, Vermont.  No, not THAT Atticus Finch, the heroic attorney fictionalized by Harper Lee in the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

The Atticus M. Finch I met on that lovely fall day in 2011 was a four-footed version. (more…)

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The Gift of the Short Story – by Charlotte Canelli

Read Charlotte Canelli’s column in the December 27, 2013 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

On December 19, six days before Christmas, Nancy Ling (Outreach Librarian) hosted a Reader’s Theater in the Cushing Reading Room.  Surrounded by the glow of Christmas tree lights and fresh poinsettia flowers, Beth Goldman (Norwood High School librarian) was accompanied by one of her students, Luke Andrews. They sat in front of our magnificent fireplace and treated an audience of several dozen to holiday stories, all read in dramatic voice. The well-known “The Gift of the Magi” was one of them. (more…)

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