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.
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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 "School Age" group.

Water on the Move

6:00pm - 7:00pm
School Age
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Registration 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

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Registration 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Registration 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

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Registration 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

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Registration 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

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

Signing Rocks

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Education, Special Event
Registration 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

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Registration 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

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Special Event
Registration 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

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tweens (Ages 8-12), Teens
Registration
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
Registration 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Registration 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

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 "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 "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

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens, Middle School, High School
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Teens, Middle School, High School
Program Type: Education, Food/Cooking, Special Event
Registration 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

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teens, Adults, All Ages
Registration
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
Registration 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join the mentalist, Keith Zalinger, for an hour of mysterious showmanship. Keith is an award-winning hypnotist, thought-reader, and paranormal entertainer.