Library Closed Wednesday, June 19th

The library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. We reopen on Thursday at 9:30am. 

 

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Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Event Calendar
Program Type:
Author Talk
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Register Here Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presen...

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual Event Calendar
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talk
Event Details:
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Practice English Conversation

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Bilingual, Civics & Community, Education
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us to practice speaking English in a fun and comfortable environment! Some knowledge of English is recommended. ¡Únete a nosotros para practicar hablando en inglés ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Bilingual, Civics & Community, Education
Required
Event Details:

Join us to practice speaking English in a fun and comfortable environment!

Some knowledge of English is recommended.

¡Únete a nosotros para practicar hablando en inglés en un ambiente divertido y cómodo!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Keeping Kids Safe from Online Scams

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Technology Class
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Michelle Bourdeau, Educational Foundation Director of the Better Business Bureau® Foundation of CT, will provide information on safeguarding minors from online scams. From ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Technology Class
Required
Event Details:

Michelle Bourdeau, Educational Foundation Director of the Better Business Bureau® Foundation of CT, will provide information on safeguarding minors from online scams.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Summer Reading Kick Off : Book Swap & "Dog Man" Little Free Library Unveiling!

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Event Details:

Summer Reading Kickoff: Book Swap Community Room 1+2+3 We can't wait to see you here! Community members of all ages are welcome to bring in books to swap with other people. A...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Program Type: Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Summer Reading Kickoff: Book Swap

Community Room 1+2+3

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

DMV at the Library

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Civics & Community, Special Event
Age Group:
Adults, Community
Event Details:

There will be DMV services in person at the MPL on Tuesday, June 25th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in Meeting Room 5. Please don't forget to bring any necessary paper work. ...

Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults, Community
Program Type: Civics & Community, Special Event
Event Details:

There will be DMV services in person at the MPL on Tuesday, June 25th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in Meeting Room 5.

Please don't forget to bring any necessary paper work.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classics Clique Movie

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, Film
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This club is for people who love classics, or who just want to try reading more of them. There will be a group book to read every month, as well as a viewing of th...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Film
Required
Event Details:

This club is for people who love classics, or who just want to try reading more of them. There will be a group book to read every month, as well as a viewing of the movie adaptation.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Lotería

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Bilingual, Games
Age Group:
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Event Details:

Like Bingo? You'll love Lotería. Join us for this bilingual program and play the popular Mexican card game.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Bilingual, Games
Required
Event Details:

Like Bingo? You'll love Lotería.

Join us for this bilingual program and play the popular Mexican card game.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Booktok Bookclub

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for BookTok Book Club where we discuss books that have trended on social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram. Share thoughts on your latest read or gather i...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Event Details:

Join us for BookTok Book Club where we discuss books that have trended on social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram. Share thoughts on your latest read or gather ideas for the next one!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Monthly Adult Craft Night - Vision Boards

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Do you have some goals you want to achieve in 2024? Are you looking for some inspiration? Come to MPL's Adult Monthly Craft Night and create your own vision board! These personaliz...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Required
Event Details:

Do you have some goals you want to achieve in 2024? Are you looking for some inspiration? Come to MPL's Adult Monthly Craft Night and create your own vision board!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Connecticut

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Author Talk, Education, Travel & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for a book talk and signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch. His new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut, encourages tra...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talk, Education, Travel & Culture
Required
Event Details:

Join us for a book talk and signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Matinee Monday: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Film
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Astronauts crash-land on a planet where the human inhabitants are mute savages who are despised, preyed upon and enslaved by a race of highly civilized and intelligent apes. The fi...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Film
Required
Event Details:

Astronauts crash-land on a planet where the human inhabitants are mute savages who are despised, preyed upon and enslaved by a race of highly civilized and intelligent apes. The film was an Oscar winner for its simian makeup.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Classics Clique Discussion

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This club is for people who love classics, or who just want to try reading more of them. There will be a group book to read every month, as well as a viewing of the movie adaptatio...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Event Details:

This club is for people who love classics, or who just want to try reading more of them. There will be a group book to read every month, as well as a viewing of the movie adaptation.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Read Around the World

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, Travel & Culture
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Quarterly Reading Group featuring global literary fiction. Our July selection is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, set in Naples, Italy.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Travel & Culture
Required
Event Details:

Quarterly Reading Group featuring global literary fiction.

Our July selection is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, set in Naples, Italy.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Monthly Adult Craft Night - Mason Jar Wind Chimes

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Create a mason jar wind chime using colorful glass beads. Please bring a clean recycled jar (8-12 ounces). Other supplies will be provided.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Required
Event Details:

Create a mason jar wind chime using colorful glass beads.
Please bring a clean recycled jar (8-12 ounces).

Other supplies will be provided.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Miniature Clay Succulent Garden

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Nature/Wildlife, Workshop
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

In this fun and fast paced workshop, participants will create their very own polymer clay permanent succulent garden. Each participant will learn how to create three different real...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Nature/Wildlife, Workshop
Required
Event Details:

In this fun and fast paced workshop, participants will create their very own polymer clay permanent succulent garden. Each participant will learn how to create three different realistic faux plants, and "plant" them in a flower pot.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cinema Classics

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Film
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join fellow film enthusiasts as we explore a diverse selection of timeless classics; our selections will include award winners and feature influential actors and directors. Wh...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Film
Required
Event Details:

Join fellow film enthusiasts as we explore a diverse selection of timeless classics; our selections will include award winners and feature influential actors and directors.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Composting 101

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Nature/Wildlife
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Are you passionate about sustainability and reducing waste? Do you want to learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden? Join us...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Nature/Wildlife
Required
Event Details:

Are you passionate about sustainability and reducing waste?
Do you want to learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Topics: Introduction to Keyboard and Mouse

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Technology Class
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Come to the library for this interactive introduction to the basics of operating a mouse. Practice your typing skills and learn keyboard shortcuts in a relaxed environmen...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Technology Class
Required
Event Details:

Come to the library for this interactive introduction to the basics of operating a mouse.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Media Literacy with ACES Learning Specialist Kimberly Cellini

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Workshop
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

We can't wait to see you here! Join us for this workshop on fostering positive relationships with technology for families. This program will empower adults with the knowledge an...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Workshop
Required
Event Details:

We can't wait to see you here! Join us for this workshop on fostering positive relationships with technology for families.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Namibia: A Southwest African Birding Safari with Jerry Connolly

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Nature/Wildlife, Travel & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Have you ever wanted to go on an African safari, and see a colorful array of native birds in addition to traditional safari animals? Come see Jerry Connolly, owner of The Audubo...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Wildlife, Travel & Culture
Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wanted to go on an African safari, and see a colorful array of native birds in addition to traditional safari animals?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Learn How to Play the Ukulele (Adults)

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

One instructor, 24 ukuleles, and a really good time! Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukule...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Required
Event Details:

One instructor, 24 ukuleles, and a really good time!

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. No experience necessary.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Booktok Bookclub

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for BookTok Book Club where we discuss books that have trended on social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram. Share thoughts on your lat...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Event Details:

Join us for BookTok Book Club where we discuss books that have trended on social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram. Share thoughts on your latest read or gather ideas for the next one!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Summer Reading Book Discussion

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, Special Event
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Book Discussion of “The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store” by Cait Flanders. ...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Book Discussion of “The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store” by Cait Flanders.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Decluttering 101

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Health & Wellness, Workshop
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

A clean and tidy home can improve sleep, boost mood, and promote relaxation. In this class, you will learn several different decluttering methods and find one that works best fo...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Health & Wellness, Workshop
Required
Event Details:

A clean and tidy home can improve sleep, boost mood, and promote relaxation.

In this class, you will learn several different decluttering methods and find one that works best for you!