A Universe of Stories! Several ships fly through space. Two kids pilot a rocket ship. Two green aliens pilot a flying saucer. In the distance a space car is shining its headlights. Everyone is reading books. One of the kids is reading a book titled 'Explore Book Worm Holes.'

Events Calendar


June

June 11 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00 AM This fun interactive, drop-in early literacy program uses a variety of activities to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 yrs.


June 17 Monday

Registration begins for “A Universe of Stories!” Summer Reading Program!

Ages 3 – 6: Register and get your reading logs at the library.

Ages 7 – 12: Pick up a Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark at the library.

Ages 13 – 17: Fill out a raffle ticket for every book you’ve read throughout the program and you’ll get to choose which raffle prizes to compete for.

Additional program information and registration details are listed on the home page.


June 18 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00 AM This fun interactive, drop-in early literacy program uses a variety of activities to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 yrs.


June 21 Friday

Kitty Cafe

11:00 – 12:30 PM The library and the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society are teaming up to bring this free event to animal lovers of all ages. You’ll be able to meet snuggly, pre-adoptable kitties, enjoy some light refreshments, make a fun kitty craft, and learn about the rescue organization. Bring your kitty for a nail trim (for a donation) too! Registration not required. All ages and families.


June 25 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00 AM This fun interactive, drop-in early literacy program uses a variety of activities to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 yrs.


June 27 Thursday

Little Red Wagon: Tails Inspired By Ancient Egypt

6:00 – 7:00 PM The UNH theater troupe will entertain all ages with this live performance of stories inspired by the history of ancient Egypt and their beloved cats. Registration not required. All ages & families.


July

July 2 Tuesday

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 – 11:00 AM This drop-in program is full of stories, rhymes, songs, bubbles and open playtime. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 3.


July 9 Tuesday

Astronaut Storytime

10:30 – 11:30 AM We’ll watch NASA videos of real astronauts reading stories from the International Space Station, make straw rockets and do some fun space themed activities. Registration not required. Ages: 4 & up.


July 11 Thursday

Boston Museum of Science: The Night Sky

4:00 – 4:30 PM Register for 1 of the 2 sessions where you’ll spend 25 min in Starlab, an inflatable indoor planetarium. You’ll go on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and learn useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard. Registration begins June 24. Ages: 5 & up.


Boston Museum of Science: The Night Sky

5:00 – 5:30 PM Register for 1 of the 2 sessions where you’ll spend 25 min in Starlab, an inflatable indoor planetarium. You’ll go on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and learn useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard. Registration begins June 24. Ages: 5 & up.


July 15 Monday

Paint Night

6:00 – 8:00 PM Instructor Leanne Paparella will lead you through the process to create an original piece of art inspired by the night sky. All materials will be supplied. Registration begins June 24. Ages: 13 up through adults.


July 17 Wednesday

Creature Teachers

10:30 – 11:30 AM This live animal program will fascinate the audience with the wonders and diversity of the animals that share our planet. Registration not required. Ages: 4 & up.


July 18 Thursday

Drive-in Movie Theater

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Build your own cardboard rocket, and then enjoy a short animated movie from the driver’s seat! Bring a snack and we’ll provide the boxes and other supplies. Registration not required. Ages: 4 & up with an adult.


July 22 Monday

Howl at the Moon with a Wild Thing Tune!

10:30 – 11:30 AM Tom Sieling, guitarist, banjoist and singer will keep you laughing with songs about our natural world in this very fun and participatory family program that promotes reading and library skills. Registration not required. Ages: 4 & up.


July 23 Tuesday

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 – 11:00 AM This drop-in program is full of stories, rhymes, songs, bubbles and open playtime. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 3.


July 25 Thursday

Sharpie Galaxy Shoe Workshop

4:00 – 5:00 PM Transform a pair of your white canvas sneakers or shoes into an amazing galaxy using Sharpie markers and some rubbing alcohol. Participants will need to bring a pair of white canvas sneakers/shoes. Additional materials will be supplied. Registration begins July 8. Ages: 10 & up.


July 29 Monday

Novel Engineering

10:30 – 11:45 AM Elementary teacher, Jennifer Sands will read a story then mentor the kids as they work together to take on the role of engineer and problem solve a challenge for the characters in the book. Registration begins July 8. Ages: 7 – 12.


July 30 Tuesday

Blast Off with Math!

11:00 AM – Noon Elementary teacher, Heather Burkett will lead this creative math workshop with videos and fun activities. This Mathematical Mindset program was developed at Stanford University through the work of Jo Boaler. Registration begins July 8. Ages: 7 – 10.


August

August 1 Thursday

Urban Moves

6:00 – 7:00 PM A Boston Mobile Dance Studio instructor will share her passion for making everyone a dancer! You’ll have fun learning how to move your body more comfortably while learning some beginner hip hop routines. Registration not required. Ages: 5 – 13.


August 7 Wednesday

DIY I-Spy Bottles

10:30 – 11:15 AM We’ll be making I-Spy bottles and filling them with all sorts of everyday objects to help you beat the summer boredom! Registration begins July 29. Ages: 4 – 10.


August 9 Friday

“Anything on Wheels” Decorating

10:30 – 11:30 AM Come with your bike, scooter, wagon or stroller and decorate with your friends for the Old Home Days Anything on Wheels Parade. Bring your decorations from home and we’ll supply tape, scissors, markers, etc. Registration not required.


“A Universe of Stories!” Summer Reading Program Ends

Turn in reading logs, Challenge Bookmarks and raffle tickets by the time the library closes at 2:00 PM.


August 13 Tuesday

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 – 11:00 AM This drop-in program is full of stories, rhymes, songs, bubbles and open playtime. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 3.


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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Merrimac Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Sponsored fully or in part by the Friends of the Merrimac Library.