Events Calendar


September

September 13 Thursday

Doug “VB” Goudie: Book Talk and Signing

7:00 PM The former Fox 25 news personality and WRKO Talk show co-host will be discussing his 2 books: ACK in Ashes: Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846 and A Frost in Hell: The True Story of the Petersham Butcher of 1875. Books will be available to purchase at the event. Registration is not required to attend.


September 28 Friday

Drop-In Exploration Time

10:30 – 11:30 AM Come explore activities, hands-on toys and manipulatives, and fun crafts all about getting dressed with Haverhill Family Community Connection. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 8.


September 29 Saturday

Tri-Town Family Story Walk

Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path at each library. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. Enjoy one or all three story walks and events in one morning! Registration is not required. All ages are welcome.

9:30 – 10:30 AM G.A.R. Memorial Library (West Newbury). Read Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton and then enjoy an exciting craft with yarn by Ginger Selman.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Langley-Adams Library (Groveland). Read You are a Lion and Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo and then take a youth yoga class led by Sara Perry.

12:30 – 1:30 PM Merrimac Public Library (Merrimac). Read Bark, George by Jules Feiffer and then watch the Flying High Dogs perform a high flying frisbee show.


October

October 4 Thursday

Merrimac Police Department’s Touch a Truck

3:00 – 6:00 PM All ages are welcome to drop by with their families to explore a variety of emergency and construction vehicles, stop by the child seat safety station and enjoy complimentary donuts and cider from Cider Hill. Rain date Friday, October 5. Ages: All ages.


October 13 Saturday

Book and Bake Sale

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library host their annual book and bake sale. Donations of gently used books, puzzles, games, DVD’s, CD’s, magazines, can be dropped off at the Merrimac Public Library in bags or boxes starting Monday October 1st during library hours. Please do not include mildew or moldy books, no encyclopedias or text books. Email us at friendsmpl@gmx.com if you are interested in volunteering to help with this event or provide baked goods.


October 16 Tuesday

Pumpkin Decorating

4:00 – 5:00 PM Join us in celebrating Halloween by decorating a pumpkin! All materials will be supplied to make it spooky or sparkly. Registration begins October 1st. Ages: 5 & up.


October 24 Wednesday

Build a Book Playlist Workshop

4:00 – 5:00 PM Do you like to write and want to explore how music can inspire you? Local author and NECCO writing teacher, Sara Codair will talk about the first book in her new young adult series, Power Surge. In this workshop Sara will explore how music can inspire the start of a new project, as it did her, help you plan it, and keep you motivated to write it. Registration begins October 9. Grades: 7 – 12.


October 26 Friday

Drop-In Exploration Time

10:30 – 11:30 AM Come explore activities, hands-on toys and manipulatives, and fun crafts all about the fall harvest with Haverhill Family Community Connection. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 8.

A Folk Music Halloween

7:00 – 8:00 PM Get into the spirit of the season with an evening of ghosts, witches, murder and magic through centuries of folk songs. Acoustic trio Speed the Plough has been playing together for over 30 years on banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin. Registration is not required.


November

November 15 Thursday

Lego Builders

4:00 – 5:00 PM We provide the Legos and you bring your imagination! Registration is not required. Ages: 5 & up.


November 19 Monday

International Games Day

12:00 – 2:00 PM Teens - grab your friends, come to the library and spend the afternoon playing giant games, retro board and card games while eating pizza. What better way to spend a Pentucket middle and high school early release day! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: teenagers.


November 27 Tuesday

Gingerbread House Decorating for Adults

6:30 – 8:30 PM Why should the kids have all the fun? Artist Mandy Roberge will provide each person with a homemade gingerbread house as the blank canvas, decorating cones of icing and a candy bar to create their own unique house. All material will be supplied. Registartion begins November 5.


December

December 5 Wednesday

Gingerbread House Workshop

10:30 AM You can register your child for either the morning or afternoon session. Registration begins November 13. There is a $2.00 materials fee per child for this workshop. Ages: 3 & up.

Gingerbread House Workshop

4:00 PM You can register your child for either the morning or afternoon session. Registration begins November 13. There is a $2.00 materials fee per child for this workshop. Ages: 3 & up.


December 7 Friday

Ukulele Holiday Concert

6:30 – 8:00 PM The Southern New Hampshire Ukulele Group is back to perform a night of seasonal favorites! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. Registration is not required.