Together Yes: Mercury, An Avoidable Toxin

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

mercuryPat Scanlon of Wheelabrator Technologies will give a presentation about the Mercury Recovery Program in Norwood and several surrounding towns. Mercury, a highly toxic heavy metal, has contaminated more than 120 bodies of water in Massachusetts. It is used in thermostats, button-cell batteries, etc. Learn more about how the Mercury Recovery Program is making a difference in our towns and waterways. This program is part of Together Yes’ Fall 2015 Sustainability Series.

Please visit the Information or Reference Desk,  call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or email to sign up.

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Before They Were Stars Film Fest: “American Graffiti”

Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

american_graffitiOur fall film fest opens with “American Graffiti” (1973, rated PG) starring Harrision Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ron Howard (113 mins). All films start promptly at 7 p.m. in the Simoni Room. The Friends of the Library fund the movie licenses that allow these films to be shown to the public, and Regal Cinemas in Bellingham donates the popcorn.

To sign up for any or all of these films, email, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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First Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

bookclubJoin librarian Margot Sullivan for a favorite Norwood community tradition.  The First Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm from fall through spring.

The group will discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman on October 1st. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.  Stay tuned to learn about books for November and December!

Please contact Margot at the Reference Desk with any questions and to sign up, 781-769-0200 x112. You may also sign up by emailing A contribution of $3 is requested for the Friends of the Library as they partially support this program all year.

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A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger

Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

jeff belangerPrepare to explore the unexplained with a multimedia lecture, Q & A, and book signing at the Morrill Memorial Library on Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. with Jeff Belanger. The award-winning Emmy-nominated host and writer of PBS’s New England Legends, Belanger knows all about things that go bump in the night. He will provide an in-depth look at ghosts and legends, including images, audio clips, and video from some of the world’s most infamous haunts. In addition to having written over a dozen books on the paranormal, he has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, CBS News, the BBC, NECN, and all the major networks.

To sign up, please email, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk. This event is being sponsored and funded by the Friends of the Library.

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