MORRILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closed Saturdays July 1 through Labor Day
Closed Sundays from Memorial Day - Columbus Day Weekend

Feb
26
Mon
“Alice’s Ordinary People” film screening and discussion with the filmmaker @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
"Alice's Ordinary People" film screening and discussion with the filmmaker @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

The Morrill Memorial Library is proud to host award-winning documentary filmmaker, Craig Dudnick, on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 pm in the Simoni Room. Craig’s 2012 documentary, “Alice’s Ordinary People,” chronicles the life and work of Alice Tregay, a vital figure in the civil rights movement. The film also follows five decades of fearless activism in the Chicago Freedom Movement from the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the ongoing fight for justice. A screening of this moving one-hour-long film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, himself. Though Alice passed away in 2015, her legacy lives on.

Craig Dudnick is a graduate of Northwestern University and founder of Imagine Video Productions. His work has appeared in numerous syndicated news programs and documentaries, and his camerawork in PM Magazine received a national award.

To sign up for this program, funded by the Friends of the Library, please call 781-769-0200 x110, fill out the form below, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

Feb
27
Tue
Toddler Time (Session 1) @ Morrill Memorial Library
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Scrabble for Adults @ Simoni Room
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Scrabble for Adults @ Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Drop-in Scrabble for Adults meets Tuesday evenings year-round. Scrabble boards, dictionaries, and score sheets are provided. Players of all ability levels are welcome. There is an annual tournament with prizes held in the spring. For more information please call the Adult Services Dept. at 781-769-0200, x110

Titles on Tap – February @ Napper Tandy's
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Titles on Tap - February @ Napper Tandy's | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Our book for February 2018 will be “The Changeling” by Victor LaValle. Copies of the book and audiobook are available at the Reference Desk, and both the ebook and audiobook are available digitally through Overdrive. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 2/27 @ 7:30 pm!

Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.

Feb
28
Wed
Create a Scrap Fabric Wreath for Spring! @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Create a Scrap Fabric Wreath for Spring! @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Shake off the winter doldrums by joining fabric artisan Marg Corjay for a fun, free craft workshop to make your own colorful scrap fabric wreath. These attractive, cheerful wreaths make a great gift or accent to your home or door to welcome in spring. All materials are provided, and class size is limited to 15 participants, ages 14 and up.

To sign up for this workshop, funded by the Friends of the Library, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, fill out the form below, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

 

 

Mar
1
Thu
Learn to Knit Class @ Morrill Memorial Library, Trustees' Room
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Knit Class @ Morrill Memorial Library, Trustees' Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit, but don’t have the tools and aren’t sure who to ask? This program is for you! Several librarians, who happen to be veteran knitters, will lead a workshop about how to knit, from casting on to casting off. The class will work together on the same project, and all materials will be provided in a kit for $5.00. After you’ve taken the Learn to Knit Class you’ll be able to join us later in the month for Stitch Therapy on September 19th to continue working on your project.

Space is very limited, so call 781-769-0200 x110 or email norprograms@minlib.net to sign up or if you have any questions! Participants must be 14 years of age or older. You may also sign up for filling out the form below.

Job Search Workshops: MassCIS job search tool @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Job Search Workshops: MassCIS job search tool @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Looking to land your dream job, or considering a new career? Job search specialist Mike Pyne will return to the Morrill Memorial Library to present a series of five workshops on various evenings in March from 6:30-8:30 pm. Starting Thursday, March 1, the first workshop will focus on an outstanding job search tool created by the Univ. of Oregon—MassCIS–which highlights more than 500 employment opportunities in Massachusetts. In the second workshop, held on Thursday, March 8, Mike Pyne will talk about another highly regarded site that covers careers currently in high demand, detailed information on salaries, and up-to-the-minute job postings. The third workshop, on Monday, March 12, will address how to answer common interview questions as well as more challenging ones, with some mock interviewing included. Resumes that get results is the subject of the second to last workshop, on Wednesday, March 14, and the final session of the series, on Thursday, March 22, is all about cover letters– another opportunity to sell yourself and make a positive first impression on a prospective employer.

Mike Pyne, of Resume Rescue, is a former career counselor at One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts and has led numerous job search workshops. To sign up for any of these workshops in March, please call 781-769-0200, x110, fill out the form below, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

Spring 2018 PJ Story Time @ Children's Program room
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spring 2018 PJ Story Time @ Children's Program room  | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

First Thursday of the Month
7:00 PM
All ages welcome!
No registration required

March 1 | April 5 | May 3

Join Miss Jean once a month for our evening story time! Kids will hear silly stories and get a small snack before bedtime.

Mar
3
Sat
Sewing for Strays @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sewing for Strays @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Stop by the Morrill Memorial Library on Saturday, March 3 any time between 10 am and 4 pm to help make much-needed quilts and toys for rescued and surrendered animals at the Neponset Valley Humane Society, a no-kill organization. “Sewing for Strays” is a Sewstainability initiative sponsored by Together Yes. Anyone age 12 and over is welcome, as there will be pins, irons, sewing machines and scissors present. No sewing experience is necessary; there will be a variety of jobs to do. The goal is to make 100 washable pet quilts and toys by the end of the day. If you cannot stay, please consider dropping off some refreshments for the volunteers.

No registration is necessary, but if you have questions feel free to email sustain@tgryes.org. Any help you can offer would be most appreciated.

March Books ‘n’ Bites : Adoration of Jenna Fox @ Children's Program Room
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
March Books 'n' Bites : Adoration of Jenna Fox @ Children's Program Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

7th – 12th Graders
No registration

Join us the first Saturday of the month where we discuss our monthly read, recommend books to each other, eat snacks, and make a craft.  This month, we’re reading The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, a modern sci-fi thriller.

Copies of March’s book, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, are available at the Children’s Room desk for check out.  Here’s a brief summary of the book:

“Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox awakens after more than a year in a coma to find herself in a life—and a body—that she doesn’t quite recognize. Her parents tell her that she’s been in an accident, but much of her past identity and current situation remain a mystery to her: Why has her family abruptly moved from Boston to California, leaving all of her personal belongings behind? Why does her grandmother react to her with such antipathy? Why have her parents instructed her to make sure not to tell anyone about the circumstances of their move? And why can Jenna recite whole passages of Thoreau’s Walden, but remember next to nothing of her own past? As she watches family videos of her childhood, strange memories begin to surface, and she slowly realizes that a terrible secret is being kept from her.”~School Library Journal.

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