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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American Job Center Table

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Entrance Hallway
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics & Community
Event Details:

American Job Centers (AJCs) provide free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. Nearly 2,300 AJCs, funded by the U.S.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Practice English Conversation

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Bilingual, Civics & Community, Education
Registration 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

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Technology Class
Registration 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!

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Program Type: Special Event
Registration 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

10:00am - 2:00pm
Adults, Community
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

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Film
Registration 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

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Bilingual, Games
Registration 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

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration 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.
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Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Registration 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.
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Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talk, Education, Travel & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Film
Registration 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

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration 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

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teens, Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Travel & Culture
Registration 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Registration 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

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens, Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Nature/Wildlife, Workshop
Registration 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

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Film
Registration 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

11:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Nature/Wildlife
Registration 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Workshop
Registration 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Wildlife, Travel & Culture
Registration 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Registration 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

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration 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

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Special Event
Registration 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

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Health & Wellness, Workshop
Registration 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!