Events Calendar


A man leans against a closet door, struggling to keep cleaning tools from falling out.

April 21 Saturday

Clutter Control 101---Downsizing your stuff

2:00 PM Presented by Dave Downs. Dave discusses the pros and cons to selling, donating, giving away, throwing out and paying someone to take our stuff away. During Dave’s presentation, he talks about several BIG reasons why Americans have so much STUFF. Decluttering is a process, not an event and Dave suggests when, where, and how to begin the process. He uses amusing stories throughout the talk to engage as well as inform the audience. Registration is not required to attend. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library.

Smiling children hold up plants while gathered around a large globe showing the Earth.

April 27 Friday

Exploration Time!

10:30 – 11:30 AM Come explore activities, hands-on toys and manipulatives, and fun crafts all about the Earth with Community Action from Haverhill. Registration is not required. Ages: Infants – Age 8.

Mindfulness. A smiling child looks up.

April 28 Saturday

Mindfulness Workshop

10:30 – 11:30 AM Sheryl White from Baby Kneads leads this workshop in simple and fun activities to encourage mindfulness and relaxation so that everyone can see it in action. This program is designed to practice mindfulness with children while modeling how to be more aware and in the present moment. Mindfulness can help children increase their attention span, focus and concentration, improve memory, better social functioning, self-esteem, reduces stress, and can improve relationships with parents. Registration begins April 9 and space is limited. Ages: 3 – 5 and their parents/caregivers.


Mosaic suncatchers hang from a porch ceiling, catching the light. Pieces of colored glass in various shapes make up intricate patterns for each piece.

May 2 Wednesday

Mosaic Sun Catcher Workshop

4:00 – 5:00 PM Glass artist Leslie Doherty will lead this workshop where you’ll learn how to combine glass colors and shapes to create a beautiful mosaic suncatcher. All materials will be supplied and space is limited so stop by the children's room or call 978-346-9441 to register your child. Ages: 8 and up.

Bird’s Nest Pendants arranged on a table. Each pendant holds tan or green colored stones inside a wire nest.

May 8 Tuesday

Bird’s Nest Pendant Workshop

6:30 PM Create a beautiful bird’s nest pendant using beginning wire working techniques. All materials will be provided. Stop by the library or call 978-346-9441 to register. Ages: teens and adults.

Manners matters: a smiling raccoon holds a napkin and a tea cup with pinky properly extended.

May 25 Friday

Exploration Time!

10:30 – 11:30 AM Come explore activities, hands-on toys and manipulatives, and fun crafts all about manners with Community Action from Haverhill. Registration is not required. Ages: infants – age 8.

McKenna and her diabetic service dog Dice on the beach.

May 31 Thursday

McKenna & Dice: A Lifesaving Friendship

4:00 – 5:00 PM Merrimac resident, McKenna Shedd and her diabetic service dog, Dice will visit the library. McKenna and her Mom, Pam will read a story, talk about how Dice came into their lives and the important work she does every day. Registration is not required to attend. Ages: 5 & up.


The Saturday Evening Girls Club book cover. Three women wearing 19th century dresses sit on a porch looking out at a manicured lawn.

June 7 Thursday

Author Visit: The Saturday Evening Girls Club author Jane Healey

7:00 – 8:00 PM Jane Healey was inspired to write The Saturday Evening Girls Club after learning of the group’s history while researching an article on their namesake pottery, also known as Paul Revere Pottery. She became fascinated by the relatively unknown stories of these smart, sassy, enterprising young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End at the turn of the twentieth century. In addition to being a fiction writer, Jane is a freelance journalist and consultant. After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A. Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested. Registration begins May 21.

Black and white photo of smiling author Jane Healey.