Fireside Reads

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

fireplaceCome join us for this annual January book review fun! Librarians Beth Goldman and Margot Sullivan will each review 12 or so titles of an eclectic mix. One never knows, maybe a good mystery, fiction, cookbook, biography, or art book? Coffee, goodies, laughter, and good old sharing “book talk.” What more could one ask? No registration necessary. This Norwood tradition is funded by the Friends of the Library.

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Nutrition Myths Discussion

Thursday, January 15th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Nutrition-pyramidHolistic Health Counselor Robin Cervantes will speak on the topic, “5 Allegedly Healthy Foods That Could Be Ruining Your Health.” She acknowledges the frustration of trying to eat all the right foods only to find you were misled or misinformed. In this workshop, she will talk about specific foods that are touted as being good for you but could actually be harmful to your health and produce the very symptoms you are trying to resolve.

Please register for this discussion by stopping by the Reference or Information Desk, calling 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or emailing

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Stitch Therapy 2015 – First Meeting of the Year is January 20th

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.

Stitch Therapy will be held in the Trustees Room unless otherwise noted from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The dates for Stitch Therapy will change in the fall of 2014 and winter and spring of 2015 to Tuesdays:

January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16.

Space is limited; please register for this group by visiting or calling the library, 781-769-0200 x110 or x222. You may also sign up by emailing

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Filmmaker Jerry Kelleher: “Norwood Arena Speedway”

Thursday, January 22nd, 2014 at 7:30 pm

norwood arenaNorwood native Jerry Kelleher, co-creator of the new feature-length documentary “Norwood Arena Speedway,” will speak about the making of the film after the brief Friends of the Library general meeting.  Mr. Kelleher will show some film clips and talk about his cinematic project to commemorate the Norwood Arena Speedway. Nicknamed “The Little Daytona,” the quarter-mile oval track was once one of the most revered short tracks in auto racing history.

To register for this fascinating glimpse into Norwood’s history, please stop by the library Reference or Information Desk, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or email

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