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Code Burgundy: The Long Escape

Picture-of-John-KatsarosMonday, September 11th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Hear the incredible story of 94-year-old World War II veteran John Katsaros at the Morrill Memorial Library where he will talk about his combat experiences as a bomber and gunner. The theme of his presentation, which will include original photographs and documents, is “Cherish Your Freedom.”

After being shot down and seriously wounded in 1944, Katsaros was captured by the Gestapo and escaped with the help of the French Resistance, not once but twice. He subsequently joined the French Resistance and the British Special Operations and was given the code name Burgundy. His book, “Code Burgundy: the Long Escape,” was published in 2008 and translated into French.

Mr. Katsaros is currently the President of the U.S. Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society (AFEES) and lives in his hometown of Haverhill. To sign up for this event, please fill out the form below, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by either the library Reference or Information Desk.



Basics of Investing Seminar

CFA-society-boston-logoWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Are you interesting in exploring the sometimes daunting world of investing but would like some tips on how to get started? Come to a seminar led by two members of the non-profit group, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society Boston. In this class you will learn about the different types of investments in easy-to-understand terms. Stocks, bonds, cash, and all significant types of assets will be explained, including risk assessment. The class will also include advice on building a financial portfolio and will cover a few online resources you may find helpful. Questions are encouraged in this relaxed, pressure-free seminar.

To sign up, please fill out the form below, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.


Recent Advances in Irish Genealogy Research

picture-of-genealogist-Joe-PetrieWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about your family tree? Norwood resident, Joe Petrie, will return to give a presentation on Recent Advances in Irish Genealogy Research. He’ll focus on Irish Genealogy databases that are available at the library in Ancestry Library, in, and on the internet.

Joe is a genealogy volunteer at the Morrill Memorial Library and is a published genealogy author. He has presented seminars at the library several times in the past and conducts one-on-one genealogy appointments at the library in May and October. He is a founding member and volunteer at Friends of Irish Research, and conducts one-on-one consultations at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Please contact the library for more information.

To sign up for this genealogy seminar, please fill out the form below, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Stack-of-booksFriends-only preview sale: Friday October 20th, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:45 pm

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:45 pm

The Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale will be held on the third weekend in October. The Friends-only preview sale will take place on Friday 10/20, and if you’re not already a Friend, you can sign up on the day of the sale for only $5. The Book Sale is open to the general public on Saturday 10/21, and again on Sunday 10/22. Sunday’s sale will be a Bag Sale – fill a whole bag with books for just a few dollars.

Some particularly exciting additions for this fall’s sale include donations of vinyl records, jigsaw puzzles, and complete sets of Time-Life Book Series.  Ask a volunteer for details and prices.

If you have any questions about donations, helping with the sale, or general book sale questions, please contact the Friends at

New to town? Come to Norwood 101

Norwood 101 is a new resident welcome program.  Representatives and officials of the Town of Norwood departments and community organizations will be here to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.  The event will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the library. Refreshments will be served. (Adults and teens over the age of 14 please.)
To register, please call the Morrill Memorial Library at 781-769-0200 x 110 or use the contact form below.  New residents only please.

All residents that register in advance will be entered into a raffle for a Taste of Norwood 101 Gift Basket.

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