The Merrick Public Library and the Friends of the Library are offering an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Class presented by Matt Simpson on Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1, 2011. The class will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and attendance at both sessions is mandatory. The class is being offered to members of the community who want a course completion card. Students will learn to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives as well as adult, child and infant CPR. Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) will also be taught. This class is open to those age 11 and over. There is a $25 fee, Friends of the Library are sponsoring the other half of the fee for this program. Please call 508 867 6339 for further information. Due to the unusual demand for this program the fee must be paid when you sign up.