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The Quest for Longitude – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts.  Read Charlotte’s column in the August 21, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. Most of my life, I was continually confused over the definitions of longitude and latitude. As an elementary school student, I thought of the earth as simply being measured by a ruler or yardstick, or straight up and down.  Therefore, longitude seemed logically (or illogically in this instance) as measuring the earth’s length, which is, of course, the north-south measurement or latitude, instead. This confusion followed me for years. (Along with my lifelong dysfunction differentiating my left from my right, I might add. I drive Gerry crazy when I am instructing him in the car. “No, no!  My other right!”) (more…)

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New and Not-So-New Books Recommended by Staff

Each month, members of the Morrill Memorial Library staff meet to discuss the books they are reading.  Here are the June/July 2014 and August 2014 lists.  Click on the links to download.June New Not So NewAugust New Not So New

June New Not So NewJune New Not So New

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What Will My Future Library Look Like? 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 August 15, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

There are lots of books about the future. From classics like Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 to modern books like Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Lois Lowry’s The Giver, authors have spent years imagining the world that awaits us. Needless to say, most of these portrayals are downright dystopic.

So it was with some trepidation that we announced the topic for this year’s essay contest—“My Future Library Will Look Like. . ..” Sponsored by the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund, our essay contest had become quite the hit around town. Still we wondered if we were opening up a can of worms with this year’s prompt. (more…)

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Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in August and in September 2014

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in August and in September 2014

2014 August FictionDownload or view August Fiction 2014 and August Non-Fiction 2014. 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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