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.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Free school supplies

Thank you again to Phil Lebel, retired teacher.  Get them while they last! 3 items per student.

Drumming on the Common!

Tim Kane and drumming participants!  Fun in the sun!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Open House, Thursday, August 11, at 5:00 p.m.

·        Come meet Cinderella! She will sing and read a story, and pose for pictures (bring your own camera). Costumes encouraged! Thursday, August 11, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Followed by an open house of the children’s room to celebrate Halie Smith’s paintings of beloved story characters, with refreshments.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer Reading Challenge!

Check out 5 or more books during your visit, and earn a free raffle ticket to Howard's or Tip Top Country Store.
Tickets will be pulled Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for fun summer reading! 

Eloise and the Cat in the Hat join the fun!

And the story continues!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Halie's ART!

Halie has completed our Whimsical Window and is moving onto the start of the characters that will populate the Children's Room.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Halie Smith brings art to the Children's Room

Follow the transformation of the Children's Room! 

Meet Halie Smith, student at MCLA, she is the artist who is bringing warmth, characters, and sunshine to us!

Brookfield Elementary School Kindergarten classes at the library

Kindergarten students from BES had a field trip to the library where Mrs. Simpson introduced them to fun stories, library cards, and a tour.  They presented Mrs. Simpson with these lovely thank you cards.  (Now on display.)

Friday, May 20, 2016


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Two summer reading programs in one! The Merrick Public Library and the Brookfield Elementary School are teaming up for a Summer Reading Challenge. The same reading chart being sent home with BES students will be available at the library starting June 22, the last day of school, and will be available to all patrons. The Summer Reading Challenge is not just for the elementary students – we encourage pre-teens, teens, adults…everyone to join the fun!  When you have completed your chart, get it stamped at the library and receive a special prize! If you are a BES student, you can also turn the chart in at school. 
Student participants will also have the opportunity to attend a Paw Sox game free.  Ask the library staff for details.
Summer is a fabulous time to read--ask us for recommendations!

Other summer events at the Merrick Public Library:
·         Musical story hour with Renee Coro, Wed, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3 & 10, 11:15-12:00
·         Drumming with Tim Kane Thurs, Aug 4, 5:00-6:00 pm.
·                    (Please sign-up for this program.)

·         Build with Legos--stop in anytime!

·         Coloring for kids and adults--stop in anytime!