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“Why are you taking the personal touch out of the library with self-service holds?” July 2015

Did you know that you can send comments and suggestions to the director right from our website?  Use this link.

Read the answer to the latest comment (above title) here.

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Up North or Down East in Maine – by Charlotte Canelli

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…)

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Our Essay Contest Winners

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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The Morrill Memorial Library would like to announce the winners of the 2015 essay contest. Join us in celebrating the winners and to hear the winning essays read. The topic was “The Literary Character I Would Most Like to Meet” and there were just under a hundred entries. The Outreach Department ran the contest from April 15th – May 15th thanks to a donation from the Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund.

The winners from Group 1 (Grade 3-4) were Margaret Stenstrom (First Place), Rachel O’Neil (Second Place), Arushi Gupta (Third Place), Cameron Badger (Honorable Mention), Shannon Brady (Honorable Mention), Dylan Hamwey (Honorable Mention) and Sofia Schallmo (Honorable Mention). The winners from Group 2 (Grade 5-8) were Taylor Lynch (First Place), Haniya Sperling (Second Place), Jonathan Maffeo (Third Place), and Siva Dasuri. Lastly, Group 3 (Grade 9-Adult) winners were Aryn Forman (First Place), Brian Mich (Second Place), and Mary Erickson (Third Place). The characters the contestants most wanted to meet ranged from Captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Hazel Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars.

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

Reserve Bestsellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in April and May2015 April Book NewsDownload or view April Fiction 2015 and April Non-Fiction 2015. 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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