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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cinema Classics

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Open
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. Whether you're a casual viewer or a movie buff, Cinema Classic...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Crochet Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teens
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn how to make scarves, hats, coasters, and more! All supplies will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms

10:30am - 11:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for special storytime for your little wiggle worm! This is a high energy storytime filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Castle Craig Adult Learning Center, Other, Special Event
Event Details:
The five Smith sisters of Glastonbury CT were ahead of their time. Born in the last two decades of the 18th century, during a period when the young United States was struggling to define the term democracy, they spent their entire lives challenging n...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Flapping Butterfly Craft

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Children, School Age
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Paper butterflies will take flight during this fun craft! Participants will use paper, markers, scissors, tape, and straws to create a lovely flapping friend. All supplies are included and registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Lego Block Party

10:00am - 2:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games
Event Details:
Imagination and creation combined! Join us once a month to make a LEGO creation to be put on display at the library. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Movie Matinee

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teens
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Film
Registration Required
Event Details:
Vote to pick which movie screens at the biweekly Teen Movie Matinee! Vote in person the day of and enjoy some snacks! ...
This event is in the "Community" group.

Spring Fest 2024

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Community
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Community
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join the MPL Bookmobile for a FREE family-friendly event that’ll include activities for all at Cuno Camp, a beautiful and unique nature preserve right here in Meriden. There will be activities and fun for everyone, including: -Activities: kickb...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Take Great Photos with your Smartphone

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens, Adults, Community
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Community
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Education, Technology Class
Registration Required
Event Details:
Take Great Photos with your Smartphone – The quality of smartphone cameras is improving rapidly. Their capabilities extend far beyond what some people primarily use them for... taking selfies. In many situations, they work quite well as stand-ins for...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Film
Registration Required
Event Details:
Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance continue their star wars with the evil Empire of Darth Vader in the second film to be released in George Lucas's sci-fi series. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Topics: Email Basics 1

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Technology Class
Registration Required
Event Details:
Participants are introduced to basic email functions, such as composing, replying, and exploring common email folders. They will also receive tips for password retention. Please note that many online applications require an e...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Messy Makers: Bubble Painting

10:30am - 11:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come get messy with us! This month we're painting with bubbles! We'll provide aprons but please come in clothes you don't mind getting messy! For ages 1-5. ...
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Holocaust Room
Purpose of Meeting
They will be providing Spanish translation services so Spanish language speaking persons can access library services. They will also provide assistance with online applications and/or any other forms or internet usage that requires Spanish translatio...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sensory Playtime

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for a sensory friendly playtime where children and caregivers can interact with several stations of fun activities while socializing. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Social Security Workshop

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Social Security: You Have Questions, We Have Answers! In this presentation, Robert Rodriguez, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration will provide you with an excellent overview of SSA programs & servi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual Event Calendar
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Talk
Event Details:
Register Here Join us online for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropr...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms

10:30am - 11:30am
Babies & Toddlers
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Instructional Chess Program

6:00pm - 7:00pm
All Ages, Community
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: All Ages, Community
Program Type: Education, Games
Event Details:
An instructional chess program offered for an eight week spring session will feature a premier area instructor. The program is for players of all ages, beginners welcome. The program will include age and skill appropriate group lessons on strategy, i...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

BookTok Bookclub

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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! May Book: Vampires of El Norte by Isabe...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Babies & Toddlers
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Melissa for a fun evening of stories, songs, dancing and crafts. This program is geared towards 2-5 year-olds, but siblings are always welcome. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Paper Mache Turtles

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Civics & Community, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Create a turtle out of recycled paper to celebrate world turtle day! ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Stories

3:30pm - 4:30pm
School Age
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Education, Games, STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us each week for stories and a fun STEAM related activity. This event is best suited to children ages 6-11. Older siblings are welcome to join in. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Nature/Wildlife
Registration Required
Event Details:
Spring is finally upon us, and many of us want to be outside! Do you like to be out in nature? Do you like to hike? Join us as avid hiker, naturalist, and photographer duo Mark Wantroba & Lyndsey Gress – back for a second time! – talk about th...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms

10:30am - 11:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for special storytime for your little wiggle worm! This is a high energy storytime filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime. ...