Earth Day Documentary – A Plastic Ocean
Monday, April 22, 2019 – 6:30 PM
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.
Universe of Stories
The library is seeking Space (as defined by you – outer, inner, living, breathing, parking…you decide) related 2D artwork for display in our upcoming summer reading themed show, Universe of Stories. The exhibit will run from the middle of June to the middle of September. Open to artists 18 years and older. Preference will be given first to Melrose residents and then to artists with a Melrose connection.
Stop by the library for an application or download and print one here: Universe of Stories Artist Application
Any questions, please contact the Reference department at 781-665-2313. Applications are due May 24th.
Adult Coloring Night!
Wednesday May 8, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM in the Meeting Room
Come unwind and get in touch with your inner child! Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! To reserve a seat, sign up online or speak with a library staff member.
MORE Community Read: Indigenous Peoples
Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:00 PM – Meeting Room
The library is partnering with Melrose Organizes For Real Equality (MORE) for a community read!
There There by Tommy Orange
is a work of fiction but rings heartbreakingly true as it
follows twelve characters through their lives in the Oakland, CA area. The author provides the reader with a clear window into the challenges of Native Americans in
today’s society. Copies of the book are currently available at the Library.
Speakers Heather Leavell and Faries Gray will begin the evening with a presentation and Q&A period. A resident of Melrose, Heather is a Native rights advocate and collaborator and a co-founder of Indigenous Peoples Day Melrose. Faries Gray is Sagamore of the Massachusett tribe and serves as adviser to Indigenous Peoples Day Melrose. A book discussion of There There will follow the speakers.
Seating is limited; sign up online or call the library to reserve your seat (781-665-2313).
Get out your gardening gloves and prep your dirt!
The Melrose Seed Library is open and ready for the 2019 growing season!
Click on the Melrose Seed Library sign above for more information!