MPL History Book Group

MPL History Book Group

– 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 group offers this unique approach!


February Topic: Revolts & Rebellions

February Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7:00pm at the Milano Center (201 W Foster St Melrose) – in-person/Zoom hybrid

Please register online for the February meeting!

For the February meeting, participants will be exploring Revolts & Rebellions. Choose a non-fiction title involving your choice of a historic revolt or rebellion and share with the group. This includes events from any time period or country. So much of history has been made by people rising up or seeking to overthrow authority, some successful and some not. Feel free to dive into a specific rebellion such as the Amistad Rebellion or, closer to “home,” Shay’s Rebellion. If you’d rather focus on bigger revolts, examine an aspect of the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, or the French Revolution. If you need guidance for finding a book, check out this selection of titles which are available at the Melrose Public Library.

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

The next meeting will take place at the Milano Center on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM.  The library site on West Emerson street is under renovation so the library has moved to a temporary location: the Beebe School, located at 263 W Foster St.  The Milano Center, just behind the Beebe School, has generously offered us a room for our meetings.  Please check in at the front desk when you arrive.   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.