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The Author’s Corner with Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge

Melrose Public Library presents:
The Author’s Corner with Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM*
*Children’s Room will close early at 7PM

Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge will be talking about their new book, The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS.

Please sign up online to reserve a seat or call the Library and speak with a library staff member, 781-665- 2313.

Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Friends of the Melrose Public Library. Haley Booksellers will have books available for purchase and signing.

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo Write In Wednesday Evenings
November 1, 8, 15, & 29
6:00-8:45 PM – Upper Lobby

November is National Novel Writing Month!  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nonprofit event that encourages participants to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November.

Attend one or some of the drop in Write-Ins here at the library and pursue your creative dream and write the first draft of your novel.  No sign up required!

Find out more on how you can take part in National Novel Writing Month at!

MORE Community Read

MORE Community Read
Monday, November 20, 2017
7:30 PM in the Meeting Room
Due to popularity, this event is now full.  Sign up online to be added to the waitlist.

The library is partnering with Melrose Organizes For Real Equality (MORE) for a community read!  We have chosen two books about race relations in America from the perspective of two men: one black, one white, and will meet to talk about the books in a guided discussion. Those wishing to attend the discussion are urged to read both titles:

  • Between The World and Me, by Ta-Nehesi- Coates is written in a series of essays as a letter to his son in which Coates examines the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.
  • White Like Me by Tim Wise is a memoir in which the author explores the ways that racial privilege shapes the lives of many white people, whether they realize it or not.
Books are available in the Main Lobby of the library!


Diversity Book List

Diversity Book List

Children love reading books that reflect families and people similar to theirs as well as learning about people and families who are different.

Click here for the book list that was created in collaboration with the Melrose Public Schools, the Roosevelt School Parent Teacher Organization, and the Melrose Public Library for children grades K-5, their families, and teachers.

Dr. Margaret Adams, Assistant Superintendent, Melrose Public Schools
Andrea Razi-Thomas, Arlington High School Social Worker/Roosevelt PTO parent
Marianne Stanton, Melrose Public Library

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