MPL History Book Club

MPL History Book Club

– First Wednesdays, 7:00pm –

Join a lively discussion group focused on history!  A subject is determined each month and participants read a non-fiction history book related to the topic.  New readers are welcome to join and experience history from many points of view on one topic.  No other history book club offers this unique approach!


February Topic Sweethearts and Spouses of Notable World Leaders

February Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00pm – In Person/Zoom Hybrid Meeting – register online!

Everyone is welcome, whether they read a book and want to share or they just want to listen and learn!

The topic for February is Sweethearts and Spouses of Notable World Leaders.  Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, Jackie and JFK, Henry the VIII and his many wives, Abigail and John, Elizabeth and Philip.  History is full of leaders, some with spouses that kept to the background, while other love interests were a tour de force in their own right.  Pick a notable world leader but focus on their significant other.

Need help finding a book?  Checkout a sampling of Melrose-owned books available through the library.  When in doubt, please contact the library ( or 781-665-2313).  The library is once again open to patrons, no appointments needed so come roam the stacks!  Alternatively, the library also offers e-books and e-audiobooks through Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla.

The in person meeting will take place on the main floor in the Dennis J. Kelley Room, located off of the main check out area.  For those not able to attend in person, we are also offering remote access via Zoom.  Please register online for the February meeting so the library can accommodate all those planning to participate.