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Mini-Golf Fundraiser

minigolf Mini-Golf!
@ The Morrill Memorial Library
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1pm to 5pm
10 • 5 • 2014

This fun, family-oriented program will feature a real 18 hole mini-golf course that is set up inside the library! Many holes are sponsored by a local business, including Roche Bros., Babel’s, Norwood Light, Sheraton and more! Victoria’s Cafe will be providing delicious FREE food! There will also be a silent auction featuring gift certificates, too! So come on down and try your hand at some mini-golf.
See you there!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library

If you or your business or organization are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the library.

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Elmo Story Time October 18

Draw-Elmo-Step-16Join us for a special story time with Elmo! Bring your camera for photos!  Saturday, October 18 at 10:30am.  Sign up at the Children’s Desk, by email norchild@minlib.net, or by calling 781-769-0200 ext 225  This program is presented by U. Fund Start U. Reading.

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Birthday Books!

Birthday BalloonsCelebrate a birth or a birthday by giving a book to the library in some special someone’s name! Click here for information or choose Birthday Books from the drop-down menu under Children’s Services.

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The Big Ditch: the Cape Cod Canal – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts.  Read Charlotte’s column in the August 7, 2014 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

The Panama Canal and the Cape Cod Canal both opened the same year – 1914.  The Cape Cod Canal, 7 miles long, opened to some traffic on July 29 just one day after the start of World War One (or the Great War) on July 28.  The Panama Canal, 48 miles long, opened two weeks later on August 15. These amazing feats of engineering may have started years before by entrepreneurial investors, but both were completed as American ventures.

The centennial of these two principal waterways were celebrated this summer.  The Panama Canal has, of course, world significance as it provides a water route between the two oceans, or more accurately from the Caribbean Sea through the Isthmus of Panama to the Gulf of Panama at the Atlantic Ocean. Noted author David McCullough wrote “The Path Between the Seas” (2001), the story of the 400 years of blood, sweat and tears and the eventual successful building of the Panama Canal. The canal’s rich history includes its ownership by several countries and partnerships, its triumphant completion by the United States government, and its final control by the Panamanian government in 1999. (more…)

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