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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick-Law-Olmsted-portraitMonday, November 14th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

A nationally renowned expert on Frederick Law Olmsted, Alan S. Banks will give a slide show and presentation on the founder of American landscape architecture at the Morrill Memorial Library on Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m.  Banks, a Supervisory Park Ranger, oversees historical interpretation at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA.

The firm Olmsted established more than a century ago was involved in over 1,200 landscape architecture projects throughout the state, ranging from expansive public parks to intimate private gardens. One of Olmsted’s greatest achievements is the six-mile “Emerald Necklace” of ponds, parks, and parkways that winds its way through Boston and Brookline. This hour-long illustrated lecture will examine his rich landscape legacy and explore the ideas that shaped some of the most treasured lands in Massachusetts. You can visit the house and grounds of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline for free.

To sign up for this program, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, stop by the library Reference or Information Desk, or fill out the form below.


Stitch Therapy

Stitch-Therapy-sheep-and-wool-logoJoin stitchers of all types (knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc.) for Stitch Therapy. Motivate yourself to start or finish a project or to learn a new craft by watching others. This is an informal group of stitchers helping stitchers.  No formal instruction is planned.

Stitch Therapy will be held in the Simoni Room unless otherwise noted from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:

November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21.

Space is limited; please register for this group by visiting or calling the library, 781-769-0200 x110 or x222, or by filling out the form below.


Books & Brews, Part 2: The Castle Island Experience

Castle-Island-Brewing-logoWednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

For this unique look inside Castle Island Brewing Co., we’ll all be meeting at the brewery itself, located at 31 Astor Ave in Norwood just off of Route 1. Owner Adam Romanow will tell us the Castle Island story, from the first inkling of what the brewing company could be to how this hidden gem found a home in Norwood. On tours through the brewery, we’ll learn about their brewing process and philosophy. And of course, samples of their freshy brewed suds will be available for tasting. This program is open to everyone aged 21 and older.

To find out how Castle Island Brewing Co. is carrying on the strong tradition of craft brewing in New England, don’t forget to register with the library by calling 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, by visiting the Reference or Information desk, or by filling out the form below.


Ted Reinstein: New England’s Most Famous Feuds

Author-Ted-Reinstein-and-his-book-wicked-pissedMonday, November 21st, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome Channel 5 “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein to the Morrill Memorial Library on Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m. to talk about his latest book, “Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds.” From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, and bitter disputes over boundaries, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. Native New Englander and writer Ted Reinstein will share fascinating stories of some of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself.

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


Titles on Tap Book Group – November

Station-Eleven-book-coverTuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Our next book will be the debut novel “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, an award-winning science fiction-lite novel about a pandemic flu, Shakespearean actors, the quest to save humanity. Copies of the book and audiobook are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 11/22 @ 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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