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Peep Literary Diorama Exhibition 2018

Peep Literary Diorama Exhibit 2018

Choose your favorite book or literary character and then create a diorama inside a shoe box where marshmallow Peeps portray the characters in a book!


  • Each diorama must be based on a book or literary theme.
  • All characters must be portrayed by Peeps
  • Make the diorama using a standard shoebox sized box.
  • Exhibition open to all ages.
  • Please limit the use of food items (other than Peeps) in your diorama.
  • Limited to one entry per person.
  • All entries must be submitted with a Peep Literary Diorama Exhibit Entry Form.
  • All entries must be in good taste – Melrose Public Library reserves the right to omit any entries it feels are not appropriate for public viewing.

Three categories: Children (preK – 5th grade), Teens (6th-12th grade), and Adults.

Important Dates

  • April 2-4: Drop off your completed diorama and entry form to the Library during regular library hours.
  • April 5-13: Come in and view the Peeps!
  • April 14-18 Peep diorama pick up.

Paperwork, Shmaperwork! Clever Girl Organizing

Paperwork, Shmaperwork! How to Get Out From Under the Piles and the Files

Monday, April 2, 2018
7-8 PM Meeting Room

Do you sometimes feel like you are drowning in paper?  Maybe you have a pile of “I’ll get to it later” that just grows and grows?  Perhaps you had a filing solution and you’ve fallen behind on it and the folders are exploding?  Back by popular demand!  Kathy Vines, Certified Professional Organizer and owner of Clever Girl Organizing, will share how to tackle the paper clutter in your home.

Event is full! Sign up online or speak with a library staff member to be added to the waitlist!

Melrose Residents, get a jump start on your paper decluttering so you are ready for the Melrose Recycling Committee‘s Paper Shredding Day on April 21st, 2018.


This program is generously supported by Friends of the Melrose Public Library.


MORE Community Read

MORE Community Read
Monday, April 23, 2018
7:30 PM in the Meeting Room

The library is partnering with Melrose Organizes For Real Equality (MORE) for a community read!  Two books have been chosen about poverty in America and a guided book discussion will be held.  Those wishing to attend the discussion are urged to read both titles; books are available in the Main Lobby of the library.
Sign up online or call the library to reserve your seat; seating is limited.
Hand To Mouth: Living In Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado is an unflinching yet funny memoir of a college-educated wife and mother living in poverty. She walks the reader through what a life of poverty is really like, and why poor people don’t always behave as many better-off people believe they should.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit In The American City is the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by sociologist and urban ethnographer Matthew Desmond. He spent several months embedded in Milwaukee, living among eight families in the inner city and a trailer park, all of whom were facing eviction. It’s horrifying and infuriating, but also shows the resilience and kindness of those portrayed.


Poetry Month Weekly Drop-in Workshops

Poetry Month Weekly Drop-in Workshops

Monday Nights in April
2, 9, 23, & 30
6:30-8:45 PM – Upper Lobby

April is National Poetry Month!  Attend one or some of the weekly poetry writing workshops here at the library on Monday nights.  To kick off the first meeting, April 2, attendees are encouraged to bring an original short poem or one by their favorite poet to share.

Local poet, Nita Penfold to facilitate.  No sign up required!