Visit the events calendar at http://melrosepubliclibrary.org for more information and to register for programs.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday
Children’s Library: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday
ADULT COLORING NIGHT: 7-8:45 p.m. March 11. 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 at http://melrosepubliclibrary.org events calendar or speak with a library staff member.
POLYMNIA COMMUNITY READ: 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 12. In collaboration with the Polymnia Choral Society, the Melrose Public Library will be leading a book discussion on “The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed” by Judy Shepard. Pick up a copy and sign up to join in on the discussion. To learn more about the Polymnia Choral Society, visit their webpage! Please sign-up online or with a library staff member to reserve your seat, 781-665-2313.
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU LUCY STONE: 7-8 p.m. March 16. Register online (or with a library staff member, 781-665-2313) starting 10 a.m. Feb. 29 for the critically acclaimed one-woman performance celebrating the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the United States. History At Play™ Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora is Lucy Stone: The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, a fierce abolitionist, and women’s rights activist. A Q&A will follow the session! This program is supported in part by The Friends of the Melrose Public Library and a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
SIGNIFICANT SHORT STORIES DISCUSSION GROUP: 2-3:30 p.m. March 18. This group meets the first and third Wednesday afternoons each month (September to June) to discuss short stories from various authors (i.e. Willa Cather, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, E.B. White and many more). New members are always welcome
MPL BOOK GROUP: 7:30-8:45 p.m. March 19. The Melrose Public Library Book Discussion Group (for adults) will meet to discuss by “Saints for All Occasions” by J. Courtney Sullivan. Stop by the circulation desk and arrange to pick up this month’s title in advance so you can join in the discussion.
TASTY BOOKS FOR HUNGRY READERS: 7:30-8:45 p.m. March 31. Join friends old and new for a lively discussion while enjoying snacks and treats inspired by our monthly book selection. Past titles include an array of fiction, non-fiction and memoirs! Stop by the main desk to pick up this month’s selection, “Grocery: The Buying and Selling Of Food in America” by Michael Ruhlman.
History Book Group: 7-8:45 p.m. April 1. Join a lively discussion group focused on history! New members are welcome to join and experience history from many points of view on one topic — no other history book club offers this unique approach! Attendees are asked to read a book on the monthly topic. Each person will have an opportunity to share what they read. To give everyone a chance to speak and allow for group discussion, members should plan to talk for about ten minutes. Everyone is welcome, whether they read a book and want to share or they just want to listen and learn! This month’s topic is TBA.
LEGO CLUB: 10-11:30 a.m. March 7. Lego lovers unite! Drop in and show off your amazing Lego talents. Register online or with library staff. Don’t forget to bring a friend. Register online beginning 8 a.m. the morning of the program.
TODDLER TIME: 10:30 a.m. March 9. Toddler Time is a registered program for children ages 18-36 months in the company of an adult. The 30 minute early literacy program includes stories, songs, finger plays, plenty of movement and fun. Register online beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of each program on the Library’s Events Calendar at http://melrosepubliclibrary.org.
TODDLER TIME: 10:30 a.m. March 10. Toddler Time is a registered program for children ages 18-36 months in the company of an adult. The 30 minute early literacy program includes stories, songs, finger plays, plenty of movement and fun. Register online beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of each program on the Library’s Events Calendar at http://melrosepubliclibrary.org.
BABY STEPS: 2 p.m. March 10. Baby Steps is a registered program that introduces babies 0-17 months and their caregivers to the library and the wonderful world of books! Join us for 30 minutes of finger plays, rhymes, lap songs, stories and fun. There will be time after each program for babies and caregivers to socialize. Register online beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of each program at http://melrosepubliclibrary.org.
MUSIC WITH DARA: 6:30-7:15 p.m. March 10. Join Dara VanRemoortel in her popular monthly bedtime music program for toddlers and their parents. Best for children ages 2 and older. Each program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Children are invited to attend in their PJ’s. Register online or with Children’s Room at 781-665-2314 staff the morning of each program. Sponsored by the Friends of Melrose Public Library.
BABY STEPS: 10:30 a.m. March 11. Baby Steps is a registered program that introduces babies 0-17 months and their caregivers to the library and the wonderful world of books! Join us for 30 minutes of finger plays, rhymes, lap songs, stories and fun. There will be time after each program for babies and caregivers to socialize. Register online beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of each program at http://melrosepubliclibrary.org.
E.P.I.C. THURSDAYS: 10:30-11:15 a.m. March 12. Explore, Play, Imagine, Connect Thursdays is a new registered program for children ages 3-5. Classes include a story and play based learning activities for both grownup and child to experience together. Each class will be limited to 18 children. Register online beginning 8 a.m. the morning of each program. Caregiver/parent participation in this program is the key to its success.
TOGETHER TIME: 10:30-11 a.m. March 14. Together Time is for children ages 2-3 years and their grownup. This program includes stories, songs, finger plays, movement and fun. Register online at melrosepubliclibrary.org starting at 8 a.m. on the morning of each program.
SULINHA: 10:30-11:15 a.m. March 21. Brazilian–inspired music for children and their grownup! Sulinha’s trio uses traditional Brazilian instruments to engage the audience through interactive and dancing songs. Register online at 8 a.m. the day of the program.
SNACK PACK: 3-4 p.m. March 26. Calling all book lovers entering the fourth and fifth grades! You are invited to participate in the library’s monthly book discussion group. Register online or with library staff. The library provides the books and snacks. Ask at the Children’s Room desk for a copy of this month’s selection.