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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!


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.

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