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The Ultimate Red Sox Presentation

The Ultimate Red Sox Presentation with Martin Gitlin
Monday, September 28th at 7:00 PM – Virtual Event

Despite how the season is going, take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author Martin Gitlin of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book.  This live, virtual presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history.  The evening will also include trivia questions for participants to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation!

Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program.


Please register online by Sunday, September 27th.  The presentation will be held through Zoom, the online conferencing platform.  Participants will receive the invitation link via email the day of the event.

Tasty Books for Hungry Readers – VIRTUAL MEETING

Join friends old and new for a lively VIRTUAL book discussion of the September title, Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin!  The meeting will be held through the remote conferencing platform, Zoom on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM. If you would like to join in, please register online by Monday, September 28 so the Library can send you the invitation link.

Hope to “see” you all there!

If you don’t have a physical copy, it is available as an e-book to Melrose residents with a library card through our online digital resource Hoopla.  If you are not a Melrose resident, check with your local library to see if Hoopla is available or, if you are a Massachusetts resident, apply for a virtual e-card through the Boston Public Library!

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 ( 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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