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Musical Movie Mondays film series: “Easter Parade”

Easter-Parade-movie-posterMonday, August 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Movie musicals are back this summer! A total of eight popular musicals will be shown this summer on consecutive Monday evenings through August 29, concluding with our only Wednesday night screening on August 31. The summer schedule of musicals continues as follows:  “Easter Parade” (Mon. 8/1), “West Side Story” (Mon. 8/8), “Gigi” (Mon. 8/15), “Mary Poppins” (Mon. 8/22), “The King and I” (Mon. 8/29), and “Moulin Rouge” (Wed. 8/31).

All films begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Simoni Room, and complimentary popcorn is provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham. A CD of the soundtrack to that evening’s musical will be raffled off before each screening. To sign up, please call 781-769- 0200, x110 or 222, email, or visit the library Reference or Information Desk.

Fame Movie Bill

Alan Parker Film Series: “Fame”

Celebrate the movies of director Alan Parker! This series continues with the 1980 musical “Fame,” rated R, 2 hours 14 minutes, starring Eddie Barth and Irene Cara. Finally, on May 18th we’ll show the 1999 film “Angela’s Ashes,” rated R, 2 hours 25 minutes, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.

This film series is being shown in anticipation of a talk given by Alan Parker expert, David Gonthier, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Regal Bellingham Cinemas generously provides the popcorn. To sign up, please email, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.


2016 Essay Contest Winners and Reception

The Outreach Department would like to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Essay Contest. Our topic was “The Bravest Character I Know.” Click here to see a fun graphic of the winners and titles, or read below to see our winners.
The celebration will be held in the Simoni Room on Monday, May 9th, from 7-9 pm. The winners will be reading their essays at that time. Please join us. In the meantime, stop by the library to see a poster that honors our entrants.

The winners are:

Group 1 (3-4th grade):
1st place – Ananya Ramamoorthy
2nd place – Catherine Cronin
3rd place – Joy Xu-Allan

Honorable Mentions: Nevan Sujit, Nirjara Akkole, Scotty Lynch

Group 2 (5th-8th grade):
1st place – Venkata Dasuri
2nd place – Alyssa Lahaise
3rd place – Cameron Badger

Group 3 (9th-12th grade):
1st place - Mary Erickson
2nd place – Meenu Ravi

Congratulations to all the winners! We’d like to thank all of the participants for entering.

2016 05 1 1 Essay Contest Celebration

First Thursday

Book Discussion Group

Join 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 Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro on April 7th.

On May 5th, the group will discuss The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

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 This program is partially supported by the Friends of the Library.


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