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The Author’s Corner with Whitney Scharer

Melrose Public Library Presents:
The Author’s Corner with Whitney Scharer
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Whitney Scharer is coming to The Author’s Corner at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 25th to talk about her captivating debut novel, The Age of Light.

Photo © Sharona Jacobs

Scharer tells the true story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse.  “I’d rather take a photograph than be one,” she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray.  Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows.  As they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee’s life forever.

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.


How to Be a Great Storyteller

How to Be a Great Storyteller

2 Part Workshop*

Monday, September 9 & September 16, 2019

7:00 — 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of storytelling podcasts like The Moth or This American Life?  Have you ever wanted to craft your own story and not sure where to start?  Kim Kerrigan of Corporate Classrooms will lead a two-part workshop to introduce or refine your skills as an oral storyteller.  The first session will lay the groundwork for creating your own story which at the following session will be shared with the group.

Starting Monday, August 26 at 10:00 AM, please sign up online or with a library staff member.  By signing up you are committing to both dates of the workshops:  Monday, September 9, 2019 (7:00 – 8:30 PM) and Monday, September 16, 2019 (7:00 – 8:30 PM).

*Recommended for adults and 16+

Friends of the Melrose Public Library Fall Book Sale

Sunday, September 8, 2019

(Victorian Fair Day)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Melrose Public Library Lawn
69 W. Emerson Street

(Rain Date – September 15)

Thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs for all ages and interests.

Most items priced between 50 cents and $2.

All proceeds benefit the Melrose Public Library.

Thank you for your support!