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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.

Friends of the Melrose Public Library Annual Meeting

FMPL_LOGO_FINAL useThe Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Melrose Public Library will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library meeting room on the lower level of the Library.

All Friends of the Melrose Public Library and anyone who is interested in joining or supporting the Friends are invited to attend the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Friends’ accomplishments during the past year, as well as plans for the upcoming year.  In addition, Library Director Linda Gardener will give an update on Library activities and plans. The evening will conclude with refreshments and time to socialize.

Library Tai Chi

Library Tai Chi
Health and Longevity from the Mountain: An Introduction to Wudang Style Tai Chi Chuan

Thursday August 13, 2015 – 7:30pm – Meeting Room

Shuang Long Dao LogoCome join in on an interactive presentation by martial arts practitioners Paul and Rosalie DiCrescenzo.  This is a program for young adults and adults ages 16 and older which introduces the participants to the flowing, adaptable, powerful, yet gentle art of Wudang style Tai Chi Chuan.  The program includes a short PowerPoint slide presentation of captivating images of the Wudang Mountain region, it’s temples, and it’s world famous martial artists, along with description and discussion about Tai Chi and Wudang Mountain.

Following the presentation, participants will be invited to learn some basic, simple Tai Chi and Qigong moves. While designed for mobile participants, the program is also suitable to include physically challenged attendees who wish to just watch.

Registration is required on the library website or with library staff.

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