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50 Plus Years of Beatlemania – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library Director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the June 4, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

One day, a few years ago, I found my diary from 1965 and I chuckled at the entry from a day in late summer.

“Went to the movies and saw Help!  I LOVE Paul” it read.

That Paul, of course, was Paul McCartney, the cutest Beatle, in my opinion. (more…)

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Volunteers Make a Difference – by Norma Logan

Norma Logan is the Literacy Coordinator at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read Norma’s column in the May 28, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Most people think of volunteerism in conjunction with hospitals, the Red Cross, animal shelters, or overseas agencies.  There are many more volunteer opportunities than these and varied reasons for people who seek them out.  I am interested in volunteerism because I train and work with literacy volunteers in the Literacy Volunteer Program at the Norwood Library, and I, myself, was once a volunteer tutor. (more…)

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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June

2015 May FictionDownload or view May Fiction and May 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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It’s All in the News – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the May 21, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Most weekdays, I wake up to local, national and international news on the radio, specifically NPR.  It doesn’t take long to get an assessment of the state of the world if it’s changed overnight.  I don’t get a morning newspaper anymore. To be honest, I get most of my news from logging onto my tablet or phone.  From there, social media, blogs, posts and alerts update me throughout the day. The occasional times I am unplugged or out of range, it only takes an instant to figure out the state of things when I tune back in. (more…)

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