Category Archives: Library Event

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.




Peanut Butter Valentines

Peanut Butter Valentines: February 1–28, 2019

All are invited to give a special “valentine” to their neighbors by donating a jar of peanut butter or jelly for A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry.

Drop off your donations in the marked boxes in the Main Lobby or the Children’s Room during the month of February.

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