Friday, July 21, 2017

Boston Public Library

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DID YOU KNOW?! All Massachusetts residents can register online for a Boston Public Library eCard and have access to a wide array of digital collections and online resources.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

Inside the library!

The founding fathers of Merrick Public Library, Banister Memorial Hall

Pliny Merrick, Esq. donated $10,000 in 1867 and his collection of books to establish Merrick Public Library.

William Banister, Esq. donated $10,000 in 1882 to build a public library in memory of the Brookfield Banister's.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Reading Program

SUMMER READING FUN: Merrick Public Library Summer Reading 2017
The summer reading theme this year is Build a Better World. 

 BUILD WITH US! Thanks to a grant from the Brookfield Community Club, we have Magnatiles, Magformers, and wooden blocks to play with! Starting June 23, drop in Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4.

 READ WITH US! Sign up for summer reading! We are again doing a joint program with the Brookfield Elementary School. The school and library will hand out the same reading chart. Read as much as you can! When your chart is full, bring it to the library: we will stamp it and give you a prize. Brookfield Elementary School students can use the same chart twice—after you get it stamped at the Merrick Public Library, turn it in at school for another prize. Summer reading starts when school gets out (June 22) and ends when school starts up again (August 29). Open to all ages.

BUILD WITH US! Thanks to a grant from the Brookfield Community Club, we have Magnatiles, Magformers, and wooden blocks to play with! Starting June 23, drop in Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4.
BUILD A BOOK! A three-day bookmaking camp with Miss Carrie, July 18, 19 and 20 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Come for one day, two days, or all three!
EAT PIZZA! Pizza night for students 7th grade to 12th grade. Check out a book and get a piece of pizza. Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, August 17, 6 to 7 p.m.
SUMMER READING RAFFLE! Get a free raffle ticket each time you check out five or more items (one ticket per day). Prizes will be raffled at the end of the summer.

Halie is back in the Children's Room

Halie Smith is on her MCLA, college break and is back painting in the library!  Come in and check out her progress!

Halie is creating a mural in memory of John O'leary, Jr.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Brownies sleepover at the library!

The project for the little ladies during their sleepover at the library was to build Fairy Houses!  and read by flashlight into the wee hours...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Archaeology Program and Campground

FYI: An Archaeology Program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday May 10th at the former campground at 5 Hobbs Ave.  

Rain date will be Thursday May 11th.  The program will be taped for those who can’t attend. (FROM BOS)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Congratulations to Library Trustee Carol Plumb

Quaboag Historical Society presented Carol Plumb with the 2017 Lucy Stone Award at the Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield.  This fun event took place April 23.  

Friday, April 21, 2017

Programs and services available

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS:  The next meeting will be Thursday, May 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  There will be no meeting in April.

  • Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. to noon. Ms. Renee’s Pre-School Music Therapy.  Free snacks and juice too.  Sponsored by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield. Image result for greater worcester community foundation
  • Fridays free home delivery and pick-up of library materials for anyone housebound.  This free service may be long or short term—call for more information.
  • Notary Public.  Brenda Metterville, free service available during regular business hours.

TRUSTEES MEETING, Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Preschool Music Time with Ms. Renee

Preschool music time will begin Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 with Ms. Renee and continue to mid-June! (She is not available on Wednesday, April 12th.)
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Banister Book Group

Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Written on the Heart by Morgan Callan Rogers. “As unexpected clues regarding the fate of Florine's mother-- who disappeared when Florine was twelve--begin to surface, Florine and Bud face the challenges of trying to solve an old mystery while building a new marriage and raising a family"-- Provided by publisher.
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Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Coal River: A Novel by Ellen Marie Wiseman.  Orphaned and penniless at nineteen, Emma Malloy accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, in 1912. Treated like a servant, Emma works for free in the company store. The young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.
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Tuesday, June 27. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Beekeeper’s Apprentice: on the segregation of the queen by Laurie King.  A chance meeting with an elderly beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.Image result for beekeeper's apprentice