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A Gift You Never Thought to Ask For – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the February 13, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Last summer, we learned that we would be grandparents, again, in early 2015 and it was twins. Two more babies to love! How cool was that!

Early in the fall, our family was told that one of the babies not only had a severe heart defect but that she, our precious new granddaughter-to-be, would be one of the 6,000 babies born each year in the U.S. with Down syndrome. Her twin and brother would be born “normal.” (more…)

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Answers to the Questions Why 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 6, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I am known in my family of origin as the one who’s always asking questions, and often too many.  The answer I often got was an exasperated, “WE don’t know!”  Perhaps that is why I am drawn to books that answer the question “Why?”   Although I love a good story I can lose myself in, at this point in my life I am more likely to browse the nonfiction shelves of our library, looking for answers to questions about health, nutrition, sleep and other quality of life topics.  I’m finding books that address these questions in depth and satisfy my curiosity in the process.  Two of the topics I’ve read about recently are memory and sleep. (more…)

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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 and large print copies are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor, so pick one up 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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A Whale of a Tale by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the January 29, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Over the recent holiday break, my husband, Gerry, and I toured the New Bedford Whaling Museum on the south coast of Massachusetts.  We’ve developed an appreciation for New Bedford, a city that has been undergoing a cultural Renaissance in recent years – much like that of Providence, RI, and Worcester, MA. New Bedford claims to have had one of the highest per capita incomes in the world during its whaling-capital heyday in the 19th Century.  New Bedford now boasts some of the best community theater in the country.  A visit to its cobblestone streets and views of its long wharves along the Acushnet River should be on anyone’s list of New England trips. (more…)

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