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Mini-Golf Fundraiser

minigolf Mini-Golf!
@ The Morrill Memorial Library

Thank you to everyone who came out and made our first ever Mini-Golf fundraiser a success!  We hope everyone had fun and made some memories. photo 2 (1) Thanks also to all our generous sponsors, who donated items and gift cards for the silent auction, funded mini-golf holes, and even supplied all the food!photo 1

We wouldn’t have had this fun afternoon of mini-golf at the library without the hard work of the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library organization. You can thank them yourself on their Facebook page, or visit this page to learn more about the Friends.

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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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Columbus Day Weekend Hours

ColumbusThe library will be closed on Monday, October 13th, in observance of Columbus Day.

Saturday hours remain the same with the library being open from 9:00-5:00.

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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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