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April Cushing is an Adult and Information Services Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read her column published in the August 20, 2015 issue of the Norwood Transcript & Bulletin.
It all started when my 29-year-old called in a panic asking if I had her college diploma. Having accepted a job in London, she had quit her current job, sublet her Brooklyn apartment, and applied for a visa to work abroad. Now she needed to provide proof that she had actually graduated.
I was pretty sure the document was stashed in one of the boxes of Abby’s stuff I had saved, along with multiple containers of memorabilia from my other three girls. While not exactly a hoarder, I seem to be incapable of discarding anything that might turn out to have some sentimental value during my children’s lifetimes, or possibly their descendants’. You just never know. (more…)
Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in September and OctoberDownload or view September Fiction and September 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.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 7:30 pm @ Napper Tandy’s
Our book for August will be “Sailor Twain, or, The Mermaid in the Hudson“ by Mark Siegel; copies are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 8/25 @ 7:30 pm!
Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.
Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the August 13, 2015 issue of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.
I moved away from Massachusetts as a young child and returned for a long visit at the age of 19. Here in New England as a young adult, the Boston Bruins and fried clams had me at hello. I also fell in love with a Boston boy, which I don’t entirely regret because he was the reason I returned to live in Massachusetts a year later.
I quickly picked up New England slang and colloquiums like “packy” and “wicked” and “the Gahden.” However, I never quite got the hang of “down Purity” or “down Zayre’s”. It seemed a disgusting grammatical habit of my group of Bostonian relatives and friends to leave out the prepositions “to” or “at.” No one cared about my annoying complaints, though. Purity Supreme and Zayre’s eventually disappeared as they were swallowed up by competitors and the habit seemed to disappear with the 20th Century. (more…)