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The Princess Bride – As I Wished It by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the March 26, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

My daughters were very young when the film version of The Princess Bride released in October of 1987. It had a Motion Picture Association of America rating of PG which warned that it might contain material that parents would not want for young audiences. A Parental Guidance rating usually means bad language, violence or frightening scenes not recommended for young children. And there might be kissing, of course. (more…)

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My Husband Is a Tapeworm by Allison Palmgren

Allison Palmgren is the Technology Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Allison’s column in the March 19, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

It is almost a foregone conclusion that most librarians are prolific readers and often surround themselves with others of a similar persuasion. From my experience, a love of reading is often passed down through the generations, so readers often come from families of bookworms. Additionally, many librarians seem to choose partners that share their passion for the written word.

I have bucked these trends. While my mother, sister, and I are passionate readers, my dad does not even pretend to understand how reading could be an activity from which anyone could derive pleasure. Similarly, my husband, Andy, is not a reader. (more…)

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Culinary Norwood Book Group: “Heat”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

HeatCulinary 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 the second meeting of the Culinary Norwood Book Group, we will be discussing “Heat: an amateur’s adventures as kitchen slave, line cook, pasta maker,and apprentice to a Dante-quoting butcher in Tuscany” by Bill Buford.  Regular print and large print copies will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk on the second floor.

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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Boston’s Own Dr. Spock – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the March 12, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

We’ve all taken our seats at the Mugar Omni Theater at Boston’s Museum of Science and settled in as the lights dim. The first thing we always hear is an explanation of the amazing visual and audio effects with its 180 screens and 360-degree speakers. It begins “this is a test” and during the three-minute introduction we listen to a familiar voice, that of Boston-born Leonard Nimoy. His voice has been testing “who put the bomp in the bomp, she’bomp, she’bomp” since the theater opened in 1987. (more…)

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