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The Author’s Corner with Jerry Thornton

Melrose Public Library presents:
The Author’s Corner with Jerry Thornton
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM*

*Children’s Room closes at 7PM

The New England Patriots have won five of the eight Super Bowl championships they’ve played in since 2001, a run of excellence unparalleled in all of professional sports. A dynasty that began with an improbable run to the 2001 championship has rebuilt, rebooted, and retooled several times over, winning the Super Bowl most recently in 2017. But during those years, no other franchise reached the same level of controversy, drama, and turmoil—or even came close.

Jerry Thornton, bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty, provides an all-access pass to the Patriots’ years of unparalleled greatness from the unique perspective of an observant, obsessive, utterly dedicated fan.

“Jerry has done a great job capturing the details and emotions of the Patriots’ five championship seasons. It has been an honor to be on two of those teams. I hope we can add a couple more chapters to the book.” – Julian Edelman

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

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

 

 

 

Things That Go Bump in the Night: The History and Impact of the Horror Film

Things That Go Bump in the Night: The History and Impact of the Horror Film
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7pm
If you dare, come see how onscreen horror began!  A lifelong lover of film, Frank Mandosa teaches high school English and Film courses and he co-hosts the Stoughton Media Access Center (SMAC) cable show Reel Life.  He’ll be sharing film clips of some of cinema’s most famous horror films throughout the 20th century and talking about their legacies in the entertainment industry.   Attendees can enter a free raffle for movie-themed door prizes!
Interested in film?  Follow Frank‘s public film blog on Facebook at “Silver Screeners,” follow him on Twitter at @filmbuff1974, or visit his web site at  www.frankmandosa.weebly.com.
Please note, seating is limited; sign up is required.  Starting October 1, please sign up online to reserve a seat or call the Library and speak with a library staff member, 781-665-2313.

Call for Quilters!

Calling all quilters!

The Melrose Public Library is seeking small quilts and wall hangings for our upcoming Red, White & Words celebration of quilts.  The exhibit will coincide with other quilt inspired events in Melrose all centered around the homecoming of the “Melrose History Quilt.”  The 1890’s Victorian era history quilt, inscribed with names of local area residents, will be on display at the Beebe Estate in Melrose along with “Stitched Connections,” a contemporary fiber art exhibit. Due to space limitations, quilts or wall hangings are not to exceed 30″ in any direction.  Quilts need not be red and white – we want to see your creative side!

To submit your piece for display at the library, download an application:

Red, White + Words Application

Applications are due by October 17th.

For more information on the Victorian quilt, events and exhibits, visit www.melrosehistoryquilt.org.

Mandala Rock Painting Workshop for Adults

Mandala Rock Painting Workshop for Adults
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Learn how to create beautiful rock designs using acrylic paints and dotting tools.  No experience necessary; step-by-step instruction given and all materials will be supplied!

Example of mandala rock

Photo courtesy of Amy Novit

 

Please note, seating is limited; sign up is required.  Starting October 15, please sign up online to reserve a seat or call the Library and speak with a library staff member, 781-665-2313.

MORE Community Read

MORE Community Read
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30 PM – Meeting Room

The library is partnering with Melrose Organizes For Real Equality (MORE) for a community read!
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt, is a non- fiction account of a family who adopted twin boys, one of whom, from a very young age, identified as female. It follows their journey from having traditional views on gender and identity, to accepting and embracing, and then strongly advocating for the rights of their daughter, Nicole.
Those wishing to attend the discussion are urged to read the book; books are available at the library.  In addition to the book discussion, Judy Tasker, a mother of a transgender son, will start off the evening with a brief talk and q/a about their journey.
Sign up online or call the library to reserve your seat (781-665-2313); seating is limited!

 

 

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