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Tasty Books for Hungry Readers – VIRTUAL MEETING

January Meeting: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 7:30 PM – Virtual Meeting through Zoom

January Title: Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Join friends old and new for a lively VIRTUAL book discussion of the January title,  Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reich.

The meeting will be held through the remote conferencing platform, Zoom on Tuesday, January 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM. If you would like to join in, please register online by Monday, January 25th so the Library can send you the invitation link.

 

The library has a limited number of physical copies available; please call 781-665-2313 to request one.  It is also available as an e-book and e-audio through our online digital resource Overdrive/Libby.

Hope to “see” you all there!

Robin Cook in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Virtual Author Talk – Robin Cook in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan
Friday, February 5, 2021 – 7:00 PM via Crowdcast

How to Register: Register for this event directly on Crowdcast HERE.

About the Author: Dr. Robin Cook is the author of 37 worldwide bestsellers which have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Most of Dr. Cook’s books explore various medical, ethical, and public policy issues and have included topics ranging from the supply of organs for transplantation (Coma) to medical nanotechnology (Nano) and the spread of disease (Outbreak, Contagion, Pandemic). Dr. Cook’s most recent book is Genesis, which deals with using ancestral DNA to aid forensics. There have also been almost a dozen theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Dr. Cook’s work.

Recognition of Dr. Cook’s work includes a 1982 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2012 James McConaughy Award, both given by his alma mater Wesleyan University, the 2002 Author of Vision Award given by the RP International, and the 2014 Literary Legend Award given by the Florida Heritage Book Festival. In 2014 he was also the recipient of the first annual Robert B. Parker mystery writer’s award. In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. by President George W. Bush. Dr. Cook divides his time between his home base in Naples, Florida, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, Martha’s Vineyard in the summer, and Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more about Robin HERE.

About the Facilitator: Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 12 thrillers, winning five Agathas and the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and 37 EMMYs for TV investigative reporting. The Murder List (2019) won the Anthony Award for Best Novel, and is an Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. Her newest psychological standalone is The First to Lie. The Publishers Weekly starred review says “Stellar. Ryan could win her sixth Agatha with this one.”  Learn more about Hank HERE.

Books will be available for sale before and during the event from our bookstore partner Haley Booksellers

How to Register: Register for this event directly on Crowdcast HERE.

Browsing Bags

Don’t have a specific title in mind but want a good book to read or movie to watch?  Try one of our browsing bags!  Click on a link below, fill out the corresponding form, and staff will create a browsing bag of 5 titles for you.

Adult Browsing Bag

Children’s Browsing Bag – infant to 5th grade

Teen Browsing Bag – 6th to 12th grade

When you receive notification that your items are ready for pickup, give us a call at 781-665-2313 to arrange a Front Door Pickup.

Please note that our services are in high demand and in-house staffing limited, so we may not be able to process your request immediately. Your patience is appreciated!

NOTE: we are unable to access your previous selections, so feel free to let us know if you want to make sure you do not receive a duplicate item!

Additional questions? Please contact the library via email, browsingbag@noblenet.org, or by phone, 781-665-2313.

Temporary Library Card

Melrose residents who do not currently have a library card, but would like access to our online resources, please call (781-665-2313) or email (melcirc@noblenet.org) with all of the following information:

– Full name
– Street address
– Telephone number
– Email address
– Birth date

You will receive a temporary library card number and PIN via email, which will allow you to access our online services that require a card. This card will expire in three months.  Upon re-opening, we will revert to our normal procedures.  Temporary card holders will be able to come to the library with their photo ID and proof of address to convert their temporary cards to permanent cards.

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