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TogetherYes: “Symphony of the Soil” film

Symphony-of-the-soil-movie-posterThursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Together Yes’s Fall 2016 Sustainability Series will kick off the documentary, “Symphony of the Soil,” free of charge and open to the public in the library’s Simoni Room. Together Yes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability and the community building necessary to it. This film was shown two years ago, but bears repeating. It is beautifully made, educational, and inspirational. Popcorn and apple cider will be provided.

Our first and true home is Earth, and our presence here is possible because of a thin layer of “living skin” on the surface of the planet—soil. This film by Deborah Koons Garcia (2013) is an investigation and celebration of what is rightly called the interface between geology and biology. It takes between 700 and 1,500 years to generate an inch of topsoil, and 90% of U. S. cropland is now losing soil faster than its sustainable replacement rate. How can we help make a difference in conserving this vital resource? What are others doing to preserve soil?

To sign up for this film and discussion, please call the library at 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

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Yoga at the Library

picture-of-yoga-triangle-poseMonday, September 26th, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to try a yoga class? Join local yoga instructor, Kathryn Richter, at the Morrill Memorial Library on Monday September 26 and/or Monday October 3 from 6:30-7:45 pm to try Kripalu yoga.

Kripalu yoga is a gentle yoga practice that uses poses, breath work, and relaxation techniques as a way to quiet the mind and integrate mind, body, and spirit.  This class focuses on the flow of energy, practicing compassionate self-acceptance,  and taking what is learned “on the mat” into daily life.  This class will include some gentle warm-ups, standing and seated poses, ending with essential oils during sivasana leaving you calm and refreshed. This class is an all-levels class but is perfectly suitable for beginners.

People can sign up for one or both sessions, and class size is limited to 15. Yoga at the Library is open to adults, and teens ages 13-17 with a parent. Please bring your own yoga mat, yoga blocks if you have them, and a blanket if desired.

Please register by email norprograms@minlib.net, by calling 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or by visiting the Reference or Information Desk.

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Titles on Tap Book Group – September

Library-at-mount-char-book-coverTuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Our next book will be “The Library at Mount Char” by Scott Hawkins, a dark contemporary fantasy novel that questions how we know what we know, and terrifies and astonishes us while doing it. Copies of the book and audiobook are available at the Reference Desk. The audio version is available for instant download or streaming on hoopla for Norwood residents. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 9/27 @ 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.

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