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5 Things Oct. 1: Banned Book Week, Grocery Specials and More

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1. Banned Book Week at the library
Celebrate Banned Book Week at the Norton Public Library. At 10:30 a.m., the library is showing the movie adaption of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it change any of the racial tension in the town?

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Monday of each month, join the men's book discussion group led by Jay Boucher. This month's selection is “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking,” by Susan Cain.

2. Georgia Tech welcomes Norton resident Mathew Martini
The fall semester is underway at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Norton’s Mathew Martini, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, is part of the largest, best-qualified and most diverse freshman class in the Institute's history, according to Georgia Tech president G.P. "Bud" Peterson. Georgia Tech is ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities. The Institute is also the nation's leading producer of engineers as well as a leading producer of female and minority engineering Ph.D. graduates. Visit www.gatech.edu for more information.

3. Interplay: Merging Light and Texture in Unexpected Ways
Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, announced the upcoming exhibit featuring the artwork of Diane Chester-Demicco, Laurie Simko and Jesse Thomas. They present fresh insights in nature with bold and powerful artistic deftness through the mediums of oil paint, puddingstone recast and photography. Vibrant colors, rough edges, and distinguishing forms invoke the imagination and create wondrous movement as light and texture are fused together in this exhibit and provide a visual feast of nature’s bounty. The exhibit will run through Nov. 19.The Gallery is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.massaudubon.org or call 781-784-5691.

4. Grocery specials
Find local product deals and printable coupons on this new Grocery Special page on Patch.

5. High near 71, low around 52
Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. There will be patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind will be 7 to 14 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

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