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
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
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: 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.
Friday, October 21, 2016
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.