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Library Survey

Please take a moment to answer this anonymous survey about the Melrose Public Library to help us better serve the community.  All questions are optional.  Survey ends Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Paper copies are also available at the Library, City Hall, and the Milano Senior Center.

Playful Engineer Program (Grades K-5) – EVENT FULL!

Playful Engineer Program

(For grades K-5)

Wednesday, February 20

6:00-8:00 PM in the Meeting Room


Teaching Artist Jay Mankita will be bringing his Playful Engineer Traveling Maker Space Workshop to our library; join us to be a part of this kinetic adventure! In this hands-on, STEM focused workshop, participants will design, build, test, and play with “Rube Goldberg machines”, plus domino constructions, exploding popsicle-stick snakes, and many other awesome engineering explorations!

Registration for this event is now full!

Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast: Cooking with Chocolate – EVENT FULL!

Event is now full!

Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast: Cooking with Chocolate – Sweet and Savory 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Meeting Room

Photo courtesy of Liz Barbour

Chocolate is not just dessert; it’s everything you need! Join chef Liz Barbour as she explores chocolate as both a sweet and savory ingredient. Learn about the different types of chocolate, how to select a chocolate based on its fat and sugar content, and how to use chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for dessert. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Melrose Public Library.


Come Read To Therapy Dogs: Dewey & Cooper!

Come Read To Therapy Dogs: Dewey & Cooper!

‘Bone’ up on your reading skills! Dewey and Cooper are certified therapy dogs who love to listen to stories. Children wishing to read to a dog can sign up for one 10 minute slot. Online registration, using the Events Calendar on, begins two weeks before each date. Children’s room staff will call to assign you a time slot between 3 & 4 PM before the day of the event. If you cannot attend please call 781-665-2314 to cancel.




Cooper will be here Thursdays:

February 7th, March 7th,

and April 11th from 3pm-4pm.




Dewey will be here Saturdays:

February 23rd,

and March 30th

from 2:30pm-3:30pm.




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