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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in March and April

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in March and April

March 2016 PrepubDownload or view March Fiction and March 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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New Technology Comes to the Library – by Bonnie Wyler

Bonnie Wyler is a Literacy/Outreach Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Bonnie’s column in the February 18, 2016 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

In early January, the power-adjusted table arrived at the library.  Within a week, it had been assembled and placed in the Reference Department, awaiting the remaining hardware and software that will make it a dedicated accessible workstation.   When the workstation is complete, it will provide the most up-to-date assistive technology available for library patrons who have vision loss or other disabilities.  Because we know that age-related eye diseases are a leading cause of vision impairment, meeting the needs of older patrons and others with vision loss is a growing priority for the library. (more…)

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Man in the Wilderness: Hugh Glass – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the February 11, 2016 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Each year I promise myself that I will see most of the Oscar-nominated films. My hope is always simply that I can watch the presentation program with enough meaningful attention to the awards to ignore all the bad jokes. Unfortunately, that quest hasn’t been exactly fruitful lately. I actually don’t believe I’ve tuned into the Academy Awards telecast for the past several years.

This year, though, I’ve totally surprised myself. Or let’s say, my husband, Gerry, has surprised me.  And he’s surprised himself. He’s not a go-to-the-movies kind of guy, but this year he made it his goal to make me one happy wife.  Over the holiday vacation and beyond, we’ve managed to see eight of the top 2015 movies together.  Add to that the three I managed to see on my own. I’ve topped every goal I could hope for. (more…)

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Fireside Reads 2016

Looking for a good book to read? Beth Goldman and Margot Sullivan share their recommendations. If the chilly weather kept you from attending our Fireside Reads 2016 earlier this month, see what books Beth and Margot have chosen for this session. Click on one of the book covers below to get the list with links to the catalog.


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