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The Gravestone Girls: “Welcome to the Graveyard”

picture-of-the-gravestone-girls-in-a-cemeteryWednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Learn about the art, history, and symbolism in Norwood’s own living history museums – its graveyards. Cemetery educators, The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to “Keep Our Dead Alive,” will be presenting a virtual tour called “Welcome to the Graveyard,” centered on Norwood’s local cemeteries. Their 90 minute presentation is built on photographs recently taken in these special and interesting burial places around Norwood, and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the 21st century. This popular program has been given for over fifteen years across New England by The Gravestone Girls. To learn more about The Gravestone Girls and their work, please visit their website,

Registration is required. To sign up for this unique program, call 781-769-0200 x110, email, or visit the Reference or Information Desk. “Welcome to the Graveyard” will be partially funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


October Fright Fest Film Series: “Psycho”

Psycho-movie-posterThursday, October 13th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Get in the Halloween spirit with our October Fright Fest Film Series! We’ll be showing 4 classic horror films during the month of October. On Thurs. Oct. 13 we’ll be showingor second film, Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” (1960, rated R, 1h 49mins) starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Vera Miles. We’ll show our third film, “Poltergeist” (1982, rated PG, 1h 54mins) starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, and Craig T. Nelson, on Thurs. Oct. 20. Our final film will be shown on Thurs. Oct. 27: Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” (1980, rated R, 2h 26mins) starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley DuVall, and Danny Lloyd.

All films will begin at 6:30 pm and will be shown in the Simoni Room. Popcorn for this film series is being generously provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham. To sign up for any or all of the films in this series, please email, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.


Musical Sundays Concert: Women in World Jazz

Women-in-world-jazz-band-photoSunday, October 16th, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The fall Musical Sundays concert series will begin on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. with a musical trip around the world by the all-female ensemble formerly known as Cruzamente. This group of accomplished musicians from Cuba, Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East will perform a selection of jazz and world/ethnic music that is lively, diverse, and will most likely instill an urge to get up and dance.

To sign up for this educational, all-ages concert that invites audience participation, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk. The Musical Sundays series is made possible through the library Endowment Fund.


Essential Wellness: Using Essential Oils for Every Day Well-being

Photo-of-essential-oil-dropperMonday, October 17th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Join Kathryn Ford Richter, RN, to learn how to naturally care for your family using therapeutic grade essential oils. This informative class will empower you to take a natural approach to your health and that of your family. You will learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively for everything from creating a clean, nontoxic home to mood enhancement and overall wellness. You will be able to experience the oils hands-on as you to learn the different ways to integrate them in your daily life including topically, internally and aromatically. You will leave this class feeling more empowered to overhaul your medicine cabinet to support a healthier, natural lifestyle and a chance to win a sample pack of oils.

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


Stitch Therapy

Stitch-Therapy-sheep-and-wool-logoJoin 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 Simoni Room unless otherwise noted from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:

October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17.

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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