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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, large print, and e-audiobook copies of this 2013 title are available from Minuteman Libraries, so reserve your copy 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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Airport: A Local Experience by Vicki Andrilenas

Victoria Andrilenas is an Information Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Vicki’s column in the January 15, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

My husband and I moved to Norwood a few years ago and have enjoyed learning about the town and community.  One local feature that was a nice surprise for me is Norwood Airport.  I grew up near a small airport and my family has long been interested in aviation and airplanes.  For me the noise of planes flying overhead brings back memories of being out in the backyard during the summer and looking up to see what kind of plane was overhead; one summer there were some gliders which was exciting. (more…)

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New Year? – by Liz Reed

Liz Read is the Adult and Information Services Library at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Liz’s column in the January 8, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Happy New Year!  Well, maybe not so new.  Depending on where you are in the world and your cultural heritage, January 1st may or may not be the New Year you celebrate.  In fact, designating January 1st as the start of the year is fairly recent, and Western, in world history.  I dug into our Reference collection to learn more.

According to the “Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary,” there are 10 different major calendar systems used in the world today, and these calendars determine, among other holidays, when the New Year falls.  These various calendars are either lunar (based on movements of the moon), solar (based on movements of the sun), or lunisolar (simultaneously lunar and solar).  There are many more national, regional, religious, and civil variations among these calendars than can be covered in one article, but in general terms the calendars are: Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Mayan and Aztec, Baha’i, and Zoroastrian (which has three calendars). (more…)

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Fireside Reads

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

fireplaceCome join us for this annual January book review fun! Librarians Beth Goldman and Margot Sullivan will each review 12 or so titles of an eclectic mix. One never knows, maybe a good mystery, fiction, cookbook, biography, or art book? Coffee, goodies, laughter, and good old sharing “book talk.” What more could one ask? No registration necessary. This Norwood tradition is funded by the Friends of the Library.

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