Thursday, February 20, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Reminder! The library is CLOSED Saturday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Horizon Wings, February vacation! Tuesday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. FREE! Friends of the Merrick Public Library


Horizon Wings
Raptor Rehabilitation and Education
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged
by the way its animals are treated." – Gandhi
Horizon Wings was formed in 2001 by Mary-Beth Kaeser as a 501C3 non-profit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center specializing in Birds of Prey located in Ashford, CT.   Horizon Wings has several raptors that cannot be released back into the wild due to their injuries.  Fortunately we are able to keep these birds at our center and, with a special permit, use them for educational programs.

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Bird Brains

Did you know that crows are capable of recognizing and remembering individual faces and can teach their children which individuals to avoid? Far from being “hard-wired” as previously thought, recent research proves that birds actually possess sophisticated cognitive abilities. Indeed, responding to changing conditions by changing the way they act, is often crucial to their survival. Join us as we compare and contrast the fascinating qualities of avian intelligence among four different species of birds: an American Crow, a Peregrine Falcon, an owl, and a parrot.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at the
Merrick Public Library, Brookfield
Snow date, Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.

FREE
Funded by the
Friends of the Merrick Public Library

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Luminaries bags are available to fold!

Bundles of 50 bags are available at the library to fold in preparation of Brookfield's unique Christmas Eve event!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Merrick Public Library





I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone TM


 Merrick Public Library, Brookfield, MA
Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Funded with a Jeppson Brookfield Memorial grant, Greater Worcester Community Foundation
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How to make Shower Melts FREE sponsored by Friends of the Library


LIMITED to 10, please call or come in the library to sign up 508 867 6339

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trick or Treat!


Trick or Treat in Brookfield will be Saturday, November 2 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. followed by a parade from the Fire Station to the Common for annual costume contest.

For any families that would like to participate in handing out candy, we have received approval to have trunk or treat in the spaces in front of the town hall and Tip-Top. Please send us message via Facebook if you are planning to attend.  We will be awarding a prize for best decorated car. The Police Department has asked that you back in with your trunk facing the sidewalk.
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Hillcrest Montesorri School had a fun trick or treat at the library with sand art, playtime and a goody bag for treat!




Friday, October 25, 2019

I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone, Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.

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In this fiery presentation, Lucy describes the tension of Antebellum Boston. Her discussion touches on the gender caste system and also encompasses the fierce abolitionist movement. Women were evolving from successful abolitionists to struggling suffragists! Their fight was ferocious, so come along for the ride! Suitable for all ages.

Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Funded with a Jeppson Memorial Grant for Brookfield, Greater Worcester Community Foundation
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Pre-school story time with Shanna Desroches, Fridays 11:30 to Noon


  Free, no sign-ups, with a free snack and apple juice or water.  
This program is funded by the Jeppson Grant for Brookfield, through the 
Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Jeffrey Fiske recently donated an array of tools, in three cases, from a dig on Oakholm Farm during the 1960's

This wonderful donation includes reports, descriptions of the dig, charts and photographs, including images of Barker Keith.  Come in and check this out!






Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Overlook Vista Adult Day Program information, tomorrow at 11:00 am with refreshments! FREE!


Wednesday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. Kathy Walker will be here at the Merrick Public Library with refreshments, and will answer questions regarding this new program at Overlook. FREE!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Starting Friday, September 6, 11:30 to noon, Pre-school story time with Shanna Desroches. Free! no sign-ups, no age limits, join us for fun!


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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME with Shanna Desroches, Fridays starting September 6, 11:30 a.m. to Noon.  Free, no sign-ups, no age limits, with a free snack and apple juice or water.  This program is funded by the Jeppson Grant for Brookfield, through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.