MORRILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sundays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Closed Sundays from Memorial Day - Columbus Day Weekend

May
29
Tue
Scrabble for Adults @ Simoni Room
May 29 @ 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

Jun
2
Sat
Learn to Play the Ukulele @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn to Play the Ukulele @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Have you always wanted to play an instrument? Join us for 4 weeks of fun and learn the fundamentals to start your musical journey on the UKELELE. No prior musical experience is necessary. You will learn basic chords, rhythms, and strums that will enable you to play songs in no time! The library has a very limited number of ukuleles available to reserve, but all participants are encouraged to bring their own SOPRANO, CONCERT, or TENOR ukelele (with GCEA tuning) and music stand. A clip on electronic tuning device such as a Snark Tuner is also recommended. This program is generously sponsored by the 2017 Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund, is recommended for ages 17+, and is offered on Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on May 12, May 19, June 2, and June 9. In order to make the most of this program, please do not register unless you can commit to attending all 4 classes. Space is limited. Contact the library with any questions and to register.

Lisa Cohen is co-founder and co-director of the Unlikely Strummers. She was one of the original members of the Zukes Ukelele Orchestra, performing with the Wellington Ukelele Orchestra at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford in 2015. In addition to The Unlikely Strummers, she participates with the Massapoag Uke Strummers in Sharon and the Featherstone Uke Jam on Martha’s Vineyard. Lisa believes the ukulele is the perfect instrument for those that may have previously believed themselves to be “non-musical”. She is passionate about sharing the joy of ukulele with new strummers.

Cindy Miller is co-founder and co-director of the Unlikely Strummers, and teaches beginner and advanced beginner ukulele classes for both adults and children. She is also a current member of the Zukes Ukulele Orchestra, and has played with The Mighty Uketones and the Massapoag Strummers. Cindy has performed at the Cape Cod Ukulele Festival, Ashokan Ukulele Camp, and numerous community events, fundraisers, coffeehouses, and open mic nights in the area.

Please register by filling out the form below, calling 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

Jun
4
Mon
Wellness Coaching and Reiki Healing @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wellness Coaching and Reiki Healing @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Come to the presentation “Inspire Your Journey” at the Morrill Memorial Library on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. with Certified Health Coach and Reiki Master Susan Kapatoes. She will give an overview of how health coaching and Reiki can help you reconnect to your inner wisdom, offering tools of empowerment that can last a lifetime. Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing art that involves a system of tapping into universal life energy, or ki, and transmitting it through light touch. Susan is also the author of an inspirational self-help memoir entitled “A Spiritual Journey,” copies of which can be purchased for $10.

Toward the end of the program, Susan will offer individual Reiki sessions to six interested volunteers. These abbreviated, 5-minute-long sessions will include light touch on the top of the head and shoulders. Susan is the owner of Inspire Your Journey LLC, a company dedicated to helping people transform their wellness goals into action. To sign up for this event, limited to 25 participants, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, fill out the form below, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

Jun
5
Tue
Scrabble for Adults @ Simoni Room
Jun 5 @ 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

Jun
6
Wed
Dr. Gary Hylander: Remembering D-Day @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Gary Hylander: Remembering D-Day @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, come hear historian Dr. Gary Hylander discuss this pivotal event during World War II at the Morrill Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Dubbed Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Europe began on June 6, 1944. The greatest armada the world had ever seen began to assemble in the pre-dawn hours off the French coastline in preparation for the final assault upon Hitler’s Germany. In his General Order of the Day, Eisenhower called the attack a “great crusade” and assured the soldiers about to storm the Normandy beaches that the “hopes and prayers” of the free world “march with you.”

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

Jun
7
Thu
Kindness Rocks at the Library! @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kindness Rocks at the Library! @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Looking for a fun, easy way to spread some kindness around town? This spring, the Morrill Memorial Library is collaborating with the Norwood Recreation Department and the Council on Aging to participate in the Kindness Rocks movement. Adults and kids are invited to drop by the library on Thursday, June 7 any time from 6:00-8:30 pm to paint rocks with inspirational quotes and affirmations. These will be sealed and brought to Norwood’s first Concert on the Common to be distributed around the community. Registration is encouraged by not required, and all materials will be provided.

If you wish to sign up for this event, organized by librarian Alli Palmgren and held in the 2nd floor Simoni Room, please call 781-769-0200, x110, fill out the form below, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

Jun
9
Sat
Norwood Knits in Public @ Norwood Town Common
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Norwood Knits in Public @ Norwood Town Common

Take part in Worldwide Knit in Public Day and join the Morrill Memorial Library’s “Norwood Knits in Public,” hosted on the Norwood Town Common on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event will be casual and social, and will be a happy gathering of knitters, crocheters, and whatever other fiber artists want to come. Basic beginner instruction may be available if you bring your own materials – please email norprograms@minlib.net to inquire. Saturday June 9th will also be Art in the Park. We’ll set up a tent with chairs off to the side of the other festivities. Street parking is available around the Common, and light refreshments will be provided. Bring whatever project you’re working on; materials will not be provided. Feel free to bring whatever you need to be comfortable outside – after all, this is New England! In the case of inclement weather we’ll meet in Perks Coffeehouse, 685 Washington St in Norwood.

World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest Knitter run event in the world. It started in 2005 and was celebrated in 54 different countries in 2017. The mission of WWKIPD: “Better living through stitching together!” Learn more on the WWKIPD website, wwkipday.com. To join us in this global event, please register by calling 781-769-0200 x110, filling out the form below, or visiting the Reference or Information Desk. Registration isn’t required but is appreciated.

Learn to Play the Ukulele @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn to Play the Ukulele @ Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Have you always wanted to play an instrument? Join us for 4 weeks of fun and learn the fundamentals to start your musical journey on the UKELELE. No prior musical experience is necessary. You will learn basic chords, rhythms, and strums that will enable you to play songs in no time! The library has a very limited number of ukuleles available to reserve, but all participants are encouraged to bring their own SOPRANO, CONCERT, or TENOR ukelele (with GCEA tuning) and music stand. A clip on electronic tuning device such as a Snark Tuner is also recommended. This program is generously sponsored by the 2017 Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund, is recommended for ages 17+, and is offered on Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on May 12, May 19, June 2, and June 9. In order to make the most of this program, please do not register unless you can commit to attending all 4 classes. Space is limited. Contact the library with any questions and to register.

Lisa Cohen is co-founder and co-director of the Unlikely Strummers. She was one of the original members of the Zukes Ukelele Orchestra, performing with the Wellington Ukelele Orchestra at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford in 2015. In addition to The Unlikely Strummers, she participates with the Massapoag Uke Strummers in Sharon and the Featherstone Uke Jam on Martha’s Vineyard. Lisa believes the ukulele is the perfect instrument for those that may have previously believed themselves to be “non-musical”. She is passionate about sharing the joy of ukulele with new strummers.

Cindy Miller is co-founder and co-director of the Unlikely Strummers, and teaches beginner and advanced beginner ukulele classes for both adults and children. She is also a current member of the Zukes Ukulele Orchestra, and has played with The Mighty Uketones and the Massapoag Strummers. Cindy has performed at the Cape Cod Ukulele Festival, Ashokan Ukulele Camp, and numerous community events, fundraisers, coffeehouses, and open mic nights in the area.

Please register by filling out the form below, calling 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

Jun
12
Tue
Scrabble for Adults @ Simoni Room
Jun 12 @ 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

Jun
19
Tue
Scrabble for Adults @ Simoni Room
Jun 19 @ 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

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