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!


June Topic: Amphibious Military Operations

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

Please register online for the June meeting!

The topic for June is Amphibious Military Operations. Attacks launched from the sea onto shores have been used throughout history. The Persians at Marathon, medieval Norse raiders, the British at Gallipoli and the Allies on the beaches of Normandy are just a few ideas. Choose one example of any historic amphibious military operation and read a related nonfiction book to then share with the group. If you need guidance for finding a book, check out this selection of titles which are available through the NOBLE library system.

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, June 7 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; doors will close and be locked by 7:30PM.   For those not able to attend in person, we are also offering remote access via Zoom.  Please register online for the June meeting so the library can accommodate all those planning to participate.