Adult Summer Reading 2018

Summer Reading Adult Programs

Rock your reading all Summer long!

 

Libraries Rock! written on a heart with wings, books bursting forth from behind the heart.Paul Speidel Band Kick Off Concert on the Library Lawn

Wednesday, June 27

6:30 – 7:30 PM

photograph of Paul Speidel with guitar

Image courtesy of Paul Speidel.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get ready to rock out to some jazzy beats as we kick off our Summer Reading Adult Programs!  The Paul Speidel Band, lead by Paul Speidel on guitar and guests Steve Skop on bass and James Kamal Jones on drums, have been playing in the Boston area for over 20 years.  The Paul Speidel Band has played with many greats including Jay Geils, Shirley Lewis, and John Lee Hooker, Jr., and for the great Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson.

Sign up online or speak with a library staff member to reserve your spot!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency and The Friends of the Melrose Public Library.

 


Adult Coloring Craft Night: Kindness RocksImage of guitar with books

Wednesday, July 11 – Meeting Room

7:00 – 8:45 PM

Get in touch with your inner child AND spread a little kindness! In addition to our monthly coloring night, we are taking part for a second year in a row with The Kindness Rocks Project.

Bring your creativity and inspiration to share with others!  Coloring materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Starting June 13, sign up online or speak with a library staff member to reserve your seat.


A trumpet, a saxaphone, and a bass are leaning against a stack of books. Musical notes float around the image.Scott Stanton, The Tombstone Tourist

Wednesday, July 18 – Meeting Room

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Scott Stanton is an avid traveler, writer, and, as he puts it, “a really mediocre guitarist.” His latest book, The Tombstone Tourist

Scott Stanton kneels behind the gravestone of Frank Sinatra.

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

—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!

Starting June 20, sign up online or speak with a library staff member to reserve your seat.


Adult Coloring Craft Night: CD ArtTwo singing birds perch on a stack of books.

Wednesday, August 1 – Meeting Room

7:00 – 8:45 PM

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.

Starting July 11, sign up online or speak with a library staff member to reserve your seat.


Drawing of a purple baby grand piano with colorful books spilling from the interior of the piano!Singer Fiona Corinne, closing concert on the Library Lawn

Wednesday, August 8

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Fiona Corinne, singer and songwriter, will rock our Library LawnPhoto of singer Fiona Corrine for our closing summer reading concert!  Fiona hails from Rochester New York but is now making her mark in the Boston area with her creative show tune twists on pop rock and her energetic vocals.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the free concert on the lawn!

Starting July 18, sign up online or speak with a library staff member to reserve your seat.