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This event is in the "School Age" group.

Magic Marvels

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

In this exciting and interactive course, young magicians will learn the fundamentals of magic and develop their skills in performing captivating tricks from local&nb...

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

In this exciting and interactive course, young magicians will learn the fundamentals of magic and develop their skills in performing captivating tricks from local magician, David Wyskiel!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Colors of My Jewish Year: Blue

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Children's Project Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Civics & Community, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 3-8 | Registration Required Colors of my Jewish Year: Blue כָּחֹל At each gathering of Colors of my Jewish Year, children and caregivers join together to learn about the...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Civics & Community, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Required
Event Details:

Ages 3-8 | Registration Required

Colors of my Jewish Year: Blue כָּחֹל

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Poetry Slam

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Join Meriden Pride for a poetry slam event! Perform a piece you wrote or recite your favorite poem.

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

Join Meriden Pride for a poetry slam event! Perform a piece you wrote or recite your favorite poem.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Augusta Curtis Concert Band Summer Concert

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music, Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages, Community
Event Details:

The Augusta Curtis Concert Band will perform their summer concert at the MPL on Wednesday, June 12th. The band is made up approximately 40 local amateur musicians. The concert i...

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

The Augusta Curtis Concert Band will perform their summer concert at the MPL on Wednesday, June 12th.

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

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Event Details:

We can't wait to see you here! Patrons of all ages are welcome to bring in books to swap with other patrons. While patrons are here, they are welcome to sign up for summer readi...

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

We can't wait to see you here! Patrons of all ages are welcome to bring in books to swap with other patrons.

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
Meeting Room 5 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: Meeting Room 5
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 "School Age" group.

Water on the Move

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

Understanding the role of water in Earth's processes begins with understanding its limits and availability. Join Susan Quincy, educational outreach representative of CT DEEP for in...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Understanding the role of water in Earth's processes begins with understanding its limits and availability. Join Susan Quincy, educational outreach representative of CT DEEP for interesting information on this topic.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Move and Groove with United Rhythms Dance Studio

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music, Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active!

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Connecticut Weather Talks with WFSB-TV3 News Meteorologist Jill Giliardi

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

WFSB Meteorologist Jill Gilardi is talking weather with us! She will talk about how weather impacts our environment in Connecticut and take a few questions from...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

WFSB Meteorologist Jill Gilardi is talking weather with us! She will talk about how weather impacts our environment in Connecticut and take a few questions from the children.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Move and Groove with United Rhythms Dance Studio

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music, Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Move and Groove with United Rhythms Dance Studio

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music, Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active!

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 "Tweens (Ages 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Signing Rocks

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Special Event
Age Group:
Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Event Details:

Learn about ASL through fun games and activities while learning various signs. All levels are welcome! This program is generously funded by a grant provided by the James H. Napi...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Education, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Learn about ASL through fun games and activities while learning various signs. All levels are welcome!

This program is generously funded by a grant provided by the James H. Napier Foundation.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Move and Groove with United Rhythms Dance Studio

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music, Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Magician Ed Pop

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Special Event
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller. He has been entertaining children and family audiences for over 40 years...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller. He has been entertaining children and family audiences for over 40 years.

This event is in the "Tweens (Ages 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Diverse Storytelling

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Author Talk, Education, Special Event
Age Group:
Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Event Details:

Following a storytelling performance by Len Cabral, learn how to use movement, gesture, voice and silence to tell your own stories. This program is generously funded by a grant ...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Author Talk, Education, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Following a storytelling performance by Len Cabral, learn how to use movement, gesture, voice and silence to tell your own stories.

This program is generously funded by a grant provided by the James H. Napier Foundation.

This event is in the "Children" group.

White Memorial Conservation Center: Wildlife Outside Your Window

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

You don’t need to travel any further than your local natural area or even your backyard to find some amazing biodiversity. Did you know we have over 20,000 animal species in CT? ...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

You don’t need to travel any further than your local natural area or even your backyard to find some amazing biodiversity. Did you know we have over 20,000 animal species in CT?

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.

Red Sox-Yankees: The Greatest Rivalry in Sports

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Games, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Event Details:

Welcome to the most intense rivalry in American sports - maybe the world. This fun program hosted by award-winning sportswriter, baseball beat writer and book author Marty Gitli...

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

Welcome to the most intense rivalry in American sports - maybe the world.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Summer Block Party Finale

Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Celebrate the end of summer reading with crafts, music, giant lawn games and more for all ages! Adults are welcome to participate with family or join in end of&nb...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Celebrate the end of summer reading with crafts, music, giant lawn games and more for all ages!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Summer Block Party Finale

Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Celebrate the end of summer reading with crafts, music, giant lawn games and more for all ages! Adults are welcome to participate with family or join in end of&nb...

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

Celebrate the end of summer reading with crafts, music, giant lawn games and more for all ages!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Tales and Origami for Teens

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 5 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Education, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

During this 90-minute program, Motoko will tell traditional tales, full of humor and mystery, and discuss how Japanese folklore has inspired games and anime in the U.S. a...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Education, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Required
Event Details:

During this 90-minute program, Motoko will tell traditional tales, full of humor and mystery, and discuss how Japanese folklore has inspired games and anime in the U.S. and around the world.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.

Where does YOUR Food Come From? with New Britain ROOTS

Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Food/Cooking, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens, Middle School, High School
Event Details:

Do you know where your food comes from? This this program teens will have the opportunity to find out how far food travels to arrive at local stores. Teens will have the option ...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Middle School, High School
Program Type: Education, Food/Cooking, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Do you know where your food comes from? This this program teens will have the opportunity to find out how far food travels to arrive at local stores.

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

Soro-Bindi Performance

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Education, Music, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Age Group:
Teens, Adults, All Ages
Event Details:

Learn all about Ghanaian dances, songs and stories during this interactive performance with Iddi Saaka, an award winning West African dance and music performance artist and teacher...

Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Education, Music, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Required
Event Details:

Learn all about Ghanaian dances, songs and stories during this interactive performance with Iddi Saaka, an award winning West African dance and music performance artist and teacher.