Author Archives: Linda Gardener

Real Life Civics

Real Life Civics with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – 7:00-8:00 PM via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

The Kennedy Institute’s Real Life Civics virtual program provides a non-partisan starting point for those who want to understand today’s political complexities better.  In this 60 minute program, explore how the U.S. government is structured under the Constitution and the division of powers among the branches. Kennedy Institute staff will discuss the traditions and norms that have guided the work of elected officials, as well as political figures who have broken with established practices and set new norms through their actions. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of staff.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute brings Senator Kennedy’s vision for a dynamic hub of civic engagement to life.  Visit their website to learn more!

This program will be held virtually through ZoomPlease sign up online through the library Event Calendar to receive an invitation to the Zoom webinar.
This program is being sponsored by School Committee Member Ed O’Connell.

Melrose Seed Library Return

Melrose Seed Library – Seed Return 2021

Harvest and dry your seeds; put them into an envelope or bag* labeled with the plant name, year of harvest, and any additional helpful information!

Drop your seed returns in the Seed Return box, located inside the library at the Seed Catalog.

Need some guidance on how to save seeds?  Check out the slides from a presentation by Gretel Anspach of Massachusetts Master Gardener Association from library presentation (March 31, 2021).

*Envelopes and bags are available at the Seed Catalog!


Need to access a Wi-Fi signal? The Melrose Public Library’s WiFi network is accessible on library grounds outside of the building! Just look for the melwireless signal. It is not a secure network and no password is required to access it.