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The Tombstone Tourist

Scott Stanton, The Tombstone Tourist
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Meeting Room
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Scott Stanton is an avid traveler, writer, and, as he puts it, “a really mediocre guitarist.”

Scott Stanton kneels behind the gravestone of Frank Sinatra.

Scott Stanton visiting Frank Sinatra’s final resting place. Image courtesy of Scott Stanton.

His latest book, The Tombstone Tourist—Musicians, chronicles the final resting places, shrines, homes, and memorabilia of over 500 dearly departed musical artists throughout the world. Raised in the musically rich environs of Southern California during the sixties, Stanton spent nearly a decade working in recording studios and the “soulless bar circuit” before, in his words, “It became apparent to all that my talents lie somewhere outside the music industry.” After twenty years spent on the road in search of all things musical, his articles and photographs have been featured in dozens of diverse outlets such as Guitar World, Revolver, ABC News Online, and VH1’s Behind the Music. Today he lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts and works as a financial administrator for Salem State University.

Scott will take you on an adventure without leaving your seat to learn more about the fascinating resting places of various musicians!

Sign up online or call the library to reserve your seat!


Adult Coloring/Crafting Night: CD Art

Adult Coloring/Crafting Night: CD Art

Wednesday, August 1

7:00-8:45 PM in the Meeting Room

Come unwind and get in touch with your inner child and create some colorful wall art using recycled CDs! All materials will be provided, just bring your imagination, a sense of creativity and a dash of inspiration to share with others! To reserve a seat, sign up online or speak with a library staff member.

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

Pronunciator Language Program

Hello, Hola, Ciao, Salut, Merhaba, Hujambo, Nín hǎo …

The Melrose Public Library now offers Pronunciator – a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages. This program can be accessed at the library, at home, or on your mobile device for learning on the move.

Are you a Melrose Public Library member? Log in with your library card number and password and start learning.  Not sure of your card number or password – just stop by the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk and we can get you started.

Click here to see what Pronunciator is all about.



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