Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Banister Book Group

Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.  A story “about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?””-- Provided by publisher. Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Book, 2015

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The Bill of Rights and You, 225th anniversary

The Bill of Rights and You

The Merrick Public Library will host a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution.  This exhibit runs through February 28, 2017.  

Friday, December 30, 2016

Holiday hours

The library will be closed Saturday, December 31 for New Year's Eve.  We will re-open normal business hours Tuesday, January 3, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Book Discussion, Tuesday, January 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tea, Cheese and Chocolate with Klassic Kreations



PLEASANT PAIRING: WITH TEA, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE TASTING. Thursday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. at the library.  Join Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations Gourmet as we explore the interesting histories of Tea and Chocolate. Hear all about the health benefits of both and learn a bit about the reverent tea ceremony. Lovely antique teapots and lace will be on display as well as our tasty tea, cheese and chocolate samplings, which round out this fun and educational program. Free event, but please sign up, by Wednesday, November 16.

Banister Book Group for November



BANISTER BOOK GROUP: Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.  Working as an indentured servant alongside slaves on a tobacco plantation, Lavinia, a 7-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, finds her light skin and situation placing her between two very different worlds that test her loyalties.


Music Time with Ms. Renee

Ms. Renee will be here on Wednesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 23 from 11:15 a.m. to noon time!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Halloween! Costume Exchange

The library is hosting a costume exchange, or come and get a costume!  Available during open library hours.  Candy is being collected and may be dropped at the library, also.
Trick or Treat is Monday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Apple time of year!

Apple material on display at the library!
The 38th Apple Country Fair is Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Library will have their Annual Book Sale and Apple Pie Surprise, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you fall clean, we are excepting book/material donations for the Book Sale during regular open hours.