Alan Parker Film Series: “Fame”

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

FameCelebrate the movies of director Alan Parker! This series continues with the 1980 musical “Fame,” rated R, 2 hours 14 minutes, starring Eddie Barth and Irene Cara. Finally, on May 18th we’ll show the 1999 film “Angela’s Ashes,” rated R, 2 hours 25 minutes, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.

This film series is being shown in anticipation of a talk given by Alan Parker expert, David Gonthier, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Regal Bellingham Cinemas generously provides the popcorn. To sign up, please email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

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Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable

Thursday, May 12th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Chromecast_plugged_into_TVEver experienced sticker shock upon opening your cable bill? Want to learn about other choices available to you? Join Technology Librarian Allison Palmgren for a discussion and demonstration of various devices (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV) and services (Netflix, Hulu, Prime Instant Video, apps, etc) that allow users to stream television shows, movies, music, and more at a fraction of the cost of cable.

To sign up, email us at norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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

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

2016 May PrepubDownload or view May Fiction and May Non-Fiction. 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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Viola Sastavickas Scholarship Applications Due May 15, 2016

Viola Sastavickas was a life-long resident of Norwood and used the library frequently. The family of Viola Sastavickas made a donation to the Morrill Memorial Library in 2007 in order to create a permanent scholarship in the amount of $500. According to her daughter Kathy the scholarship is “a fitting tribute to our beautiful mother and to the library and staff who treated her with great respect and affection.”

This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a current or former library employee or library volunteer for one of the following purposes: undergraduate or graduate school, a formal course of study, or an enrichment opportunity (continuing education). The scholarship will once again be awarded in 2016 thanks to the generosity of the Sastavickas Family.

This scholarship has been awarded nine times since 2007:

  • Elizabeth Porter, 2007
  • Lauren Bailey, 2008
  • Carolyn Bradley, 2009
  • Jillian Goss, 2010
  • Samantha Sherburne, 2011
  • Odhran O’Carroll, 2012
  • Laura Hogan, 2013
  • Hallie Miller, 2014
  • Maureen Riordan, 2015

A brief application form is available online or from the library. Please contact Library Director Charlotte Canelli at 781-769-0200, ext 101. Applications are due by May 15, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded by June 30, 2016.

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