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. 

 

Upcoming Events

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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

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

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Movie Matinee

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Film
Registration Required
Event Details:

Vote to pick which movie is shown at the bi-weekly Teen Movie Matinee!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Family Flicks

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Film
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us for a fun family feature Elemental (Rated PG)! Cozy up and bring something comfortable to sit on.

Registration is requested, but not required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Selling Online 101

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Education, Technology Class
Registration Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wondered how to transform your excess items into extra income? Look no further!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Graphic Godzilla Book Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join YA Graphic Godzilla to read fantastic YA comics, graphic novels and manga.

Snag next month's pick, Graceling by Kristin Cashore and illustrated by Gareth Hinds

This event is in the "Children" group.

Paper Mache Bowls

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us to paint a bowl made out of paper mache.

This event is best suited for children 5 years-old and older and siblings are welcome. Registration required.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Education, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us for a fun filled time! Master Valentin will guide students through basic moves giving them an introduction to Korean martial arts.

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

Wiggle Worms Session 1

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, 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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 2

11:00am - 11:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, 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 "School Age" group.

LEGO Mosaic Party with Conn Lug

6:00pm - 7:00pm
School Age
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games
Registration Required
Event Details:

Come create a beautiful Lego mosaic to be put on display in the library for all to enjoy!

Conn Lug the Lego enthusiast group will be here to assist in creating a beautiful mosaic for our library.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Table Top Club

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Event Details:

Come play a couple rounds of your favorite board game and enjoy some snacks.

Check out our new to us boardgames!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Ages 8-12)" group.

Take Home Kit: Beaded Keychains

All Day
Children, School Age, Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Children, School Age, Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Event Details:

Take Home Kit | All Ages

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Practice English Conversation

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 4
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Bilingual, Education
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us to practice speaking English in a fun and comfortable environment!
Some knowledge of English is recommended.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Gardening Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Food/Cooking, Health & Wellness, Nature/Wildlife
Registration Required
Event Details:

Learn how to garden in this monthly meetup!

Check out the teen cooking club in August where we will use what we grow!

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 "Children" group.

Family Storytime

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Alyssa for a fun evening of stories, songs, dancing and more.

This program is geared towards 2-5 year olds, but siblings are always welcome.

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

Lil Coquíes Bilingual Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Bilingual, Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Katerina for Lil Coquíes bilingual storytime filled with music, stories, and Spanish language discovery for your little one!

Siblings are welcome.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Cooking Club

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Food/Cooking, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:

Learn to cook simple dishes using local produce grown by our very own teen garden club.

We will be crafting fancy ramen!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Back to School Blues Party

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games
Registration Required
Event Details:

Sadly, the summer has come to an end...


Attend our Back to School Blues Party! Create your own paper, play some games and get in some last minute summer fun!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Summer Block Party Finale

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Registration 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

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games, Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:

Celebrate the end of summer reading with music, games, food, prizes and more!

Adults are welcome to participate with family or join in end of summer book discussion happening in Multi-Purpose Room 6.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Tales and Origami for Teens

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 5
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Education, Special Event, Travel & Culture
Registration 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 "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: Education, Games, Storytime & Early Learning
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 "Teens" group.

Queer Quetzals Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Club, LGBTQ+
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join YA Queer Quetzals to read fantastic YA with LGBTQIA+ representation.


Snag next month's pick, Being Ace, an anthology from ace writers.