Category Archives: Friends of the MPL

Earth Day Documentary – A Plastic Ocean

Earth Day Documentary – A Plastic Ocean
Monday, April 22, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Meeting Room


The Melrose Public Library and the Melrose Recycling Committee will present a free screening of the documentary film, A Plastic Ocean (2016, Not Rated).  The film is directed by Craig Leeson, Australian journalist, filmmaker, activist and adventurer.  What began as a project about finding the elusive blue whale, delves into an examination of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Craig and an international team of scientists and researchers travel to multiple locations and shed light on the levels of plastic pollution and the impacts felt worldwide.

The film will start promptly at 6:30 PM and be followed by a brief question and answer portion lead by the Melrose Recycling Committee.

Starting Saturday, April 6 at 10 AM sign up online or with a Library Staff Member to ensure a seat (781-665-2313).

This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Melrose Public Library.




The Author’s Corner with Juliette Fay

Melrose Public Library Presents:
The Author’s Corner with Juliette Fay
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM*
*Children’s Room closes early at 7PM!

Courtesy of Juliette Fay

Juliette Fay, author of The Tumbling Turner Sisters, returns to Melrose to talk about her latest book, City of Flickering Light. Juliette, described by Library Journal as “one of the best authors of women’s fiction” transports us back to the early days of Hollywood as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen. It’s July 1921, “flickers” are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just jumped off a moving train to escape her brutal fate in a traveling burlesque show. When fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss leap after her, the three find their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry.

Seating is limited; please sign up online or with a library staff member, 781-665-2313.

Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers will have books available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Friends of Melrose Public Library.