MORRILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closed Saturdays July 1 through Labor Day
Closed Sundays from Memorial Day - Columbus Day Weekend

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Return to Viet Nam: POW/MIA Recovery Mission

Photo-of-recovery-mission-teamMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join us at the library for a very unique program. Michael H. Cunningham, a longtime Norwood resident, Viet Nam veteran, retired U. S. Customs official, and author of numerous books about Viet Nam and homeland security, has recently returned to Viet Nam on a recovery mission with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA.) On this trip, Cunningham and the POW/MIA team searched a mountainous area west of Tam Ky, Viet Nam for the remains of a fallen soldier lost in a horrific battle on July 29, 1968.

Cunningham’s presentation tells the story of America’s loss and attempt to recover the remains of this fallen hero. In this touching and heartfelt story, you will witness the endless means our country goes to in an effort to bring all her fighting men and women home. Please register for this program by calling 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, filling out the form below, or visiting the Reference or Information desk in the library.

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Stitch Therapy

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Join 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:

June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17.

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.

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Beach Reads

Photo-of-reading-on-the-beachWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

Margot Sullivan and Beth Goldman, the same librarians who bring you Fireside Reads every January, will present their annual Beach Reads program, a favorite Norwood tradition. The Library Ladies will recount some summer favorites to read on the beach, the back deck, or wherever. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll get excellent reading recommendations!

Funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required. Please call the Reference Department with any questions, 781-769-0200 x110.

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Sleeping Beauty Returns!

Sleeping Beauty Story Time June 2017 Social MediaWednesday, June 14th 
10:00 am
Ages 6 and under
Registration required

Sleeping Beauty is returning to the MML!  Miss Amy from K&M Dance Studios in Norwood will arrive dressed as Sleeping Beauty, read several stories, and show us some new moves.

Registration is required so please call the library at 781-769-0200 x225 or use the form below to register.

 

 

 

 

Image from http://bit.ly/1TumWQr, Jeffrey Esposito, 2016

What You Need to Know: Ransomware, The WannaCry Attack, 2017

What happened?

“A ransomware attack that began in Europe on Friday is lingering — and hitting new targets Japan and China. The WannaCry software has locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. Users are confronted with a screen demanding a $300 payment to restore their files. The attack has hit more than 200,000 computers.

Because of its success infiltrating systems, the software — also known as WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry — is already inspiring imitators.” (for more information, visit NPR)


What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a malicious program that locks a computer’s files until a ransom is paid. (from BBC)

“There are different types of ransomware. However, all of them will prevent you from using your PC normally, and they will all ask you to do something before you can use your PC.

They can target any PC users, whether it’s a home computer, endpoints in an enterprise network, or servers used by a government agency or healthcare provider.

Ransomware can:

  • Prevent you from accessing Windows.
  • Encrypt files so you can’t use them.
  • Stop certain apps from running (like your web browser).

Ransomware will demand that you pay money (a “ransom”) to get access to your PC or files. We have also seen them make you complete surveys.

There is no guarantee that paying the fine or doing what the ransomware tells you will give access to your PC or files again.” (from Microsoft Malware Protection Center).


According to NPR, you can protect yourself, your computer, and your personal information by taking the following steps:

The Fix

Windows users should update their software to avoid the ransomware, security experts say.

In addition to Microsoft’s Security Bulletin MS17-010 that patched the vulnerability in March, the company also issued a separate patch on Friday for users of older and unsupported operating systems such as Windows XP.

Other advice includes these six tips from the No More Ransom site, edited here for length:

  1. Back up your computer and store the safety version in the cloud or on a drive that’s not connected to your computer.
  2. Use robust antivirus software.
  3. Keep all the software on your computer up to date. Enable automatic updates.
  4. Never open attachments in emails from someone you don’t know. And remember that any account can be compromised.
  5. Never download attachments or programs from someone, or some website, you don’t know.
  6. Enable the ‘Show file extensions’ option in the Windows settings on your computer. This will make it much easier to spot potentially malicious files. Stay away from file extensions like ‘.exe’, ‘.vbs’ and ‘.scr’.
  7. If you find a problem, disconnect your machine immediately from the internet or other network connections (such as home Wi-Fi).

If this has happened to you, DO NOT PAY THE RANSOM.  Why?  More information >


Interested in reading more?  Check out these reputable news-sources

MIT Technology Review

BBC

NPR

Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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