Adult Summer Reading Program

Congratulations, everyone!

Thank you to all who took part in ourLiteraryElements_cut first Adult Summer Reading Program at the Morrill Memorial Library.  In all, 66 participants read 339 books and wrote 200 book reviews!  Book reviews will continue to be available on the summer reading page.  Thanks to everyone who submitted feedback about how to improve the program for next year.  If you would like to offer any suggestions or feedback, email Adult Services Librarian, Liz Reed, at

The Adult Summer Reading Program was part of the statewide reading program, following this year’s theme “Literary Elements.”  Thanks again to the Friends of the Library for funding this year’s prizes. See you at the library!

Please contact Liz Reed at the Reference Desk with any questions, 781-769-0200 x110.

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Dr. Gary Hylander: Anne Hutchinson

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

AnneHutchinsonPopular historian Dr. Gary Hylander will provide another fascinating glimpse into our nation’s history through the eyes of Anne Hutchinson. In her time, Anne was branded “a verye dangerous woman” and an “instrument of the devil” for daring to hold religious meetings in her home and question the biblical authority of the sermons of local ministers. Learn about Anne’s life as an outspoken Puritan in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s, and what happened after she was banished from Boston.

Registration is required. Please sign up at the Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

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Good Medicine at Risk

Thursday, September 18th, at 7:00 p.m.

bacteriaImagine a world where antibiotics no longer work. It’s not science fiction. Learn how factory farms and dairies and the U.S. agricultural system are helping antibiotic-resistant bacteria get into the soil and water systems. Local nutritional counselor Robin Cervantes and Food and Water Watch will explain the current public health risk and what we can do about it. This program is sponsored by TogetherYes.

Please sign up for this presentation and discussion at the Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222.

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Stitch Therapy Dates for 2014-2015

stitchtherapyJoin stitchers of all types (knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc.) for Stitch Therapy. Motivate yourself to start or finish a project or to learn a new craft by watching others. This is an informal group of stitchers helping stitchers.  No formal instruction is planned.

The dates for Stitch Therapy will change in the fall of 2014 and winter and spring of 2015 to Tuesdays, September 16, October 21, November 25, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16.  Stitch Therapy will be held in the Trustees Room unless otherwise noted from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Space is limited; please register for this group by visiting or calling the library, 781-769-0200 x110 or x222.


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