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Our Essay Contest Winners

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

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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Congratulations, Irene!

IreneIrene Gotovich, Technical Services Technician at the Morrill Memorial Library was awarded the Massachusetts Paralibrarian of the Year Award at the Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference on May 4, 2015 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Along with this honor, Irene received complimentary memberships to both the Massachusetts Library Association and the American Library Association.

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Old Wives Tales in the Kitchen by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the April 9, 2015 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

“Feed a fever, starve a cold.”  I can never remember the correct version of this advice when I actually have a cold or a fever. Am I supposed to feed the fever or the cold?  When I’m sick and want a warm bowl of macaroni and cheese or a cold cup of sherbet, is this bad or is it good?

Guess what? It doesn’t matter because that’s not how the real old wives tale goes, anyway. (more…)

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