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Events Calendar


October

Photograph of Peter Muise, author and blogger. Peter smiles, wears round glasses and a black tee shirt. Behind him a portion of a mural can be seen, showing Frankentein's monster.

October 14 Thursday

Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts with Peter Muise

7:00 – 8:00 PM Learn about the earliest Puritan accounts of 17th century witches; urban legends about desolate locations haunted by ghostly witch hunt victims; tales of Cape Cod sailors battling witches; the Dogtown witches; and Half-Hanged Mary, the witch who died twice and inspired The Handmaid’s Tale. Muise, who has appeared on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum,” is the author of Legends and Lore of the North Shore; contributor to The Real Witches of New England; and blogger at New England Folklore. This program is part of a series presented as a collaboration between Merrimac and other local public libraries.

Zoom webinar registration: Virtual Fright Night Series.

For: Adults and Teens.


Book Sale. A smiling man wearing a hat and sitting behind a counter stacked with books. He gestures with his hand in mid-conversation. Behind him are shelves filled with more books. Signs identifying sections include: How To, Fiction, and History.

October 16 Saturday

Friends of the Merrimac Public Library Book Sale!

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Donations of clean/gently used books, puzzles, games, CDs, and DVDS in boxes/bags can be dropped off inside the library during regular hours. Please do not leave donations outside the library. Book sale will be held in the Meeting Room at the library.


Poster for film: News of the World. Find where you belong. A photo of actors Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel with determined looks on their faces. Both are wearing dark colored clothes. Tom Hanks wears a wide brimmed dark colored hat. Rain clouds appear in the distance.

October 18 Monday

Monday Matinee: News of the World

1:00 PM Join us for our monthly Movie Matinees on every 3rd Monday at 1:00 in the meeting room! This month we will be screening News of the World (PG-13) with a run time of 1 hour 58 minutes. Five years after the Civil War, Confederate Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news from the far reaches of the globe. Based on Paulette Jiles’s novel, News of the World follows Captain Kidd as he attempts to transport Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old German girl raised by the Kiowa, back to what remains of her family.

Registration is not required.


Poster for film: Hocus Pocus. Actresses Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are dressed up as a trio of colorful witches. Lines of electricity spread out from Bette Midler's fingers. They fly through the night sky on a vacuum cleaner with the extension cord and sparkles trailing behind. A small town is in the distance.

October 28 Thursday

Interactive Movie: Hocus Pocus

4:00 – 5:30 PM Bring a blanket, family or a friend to be part of the movie action by waving glow sticks, dancing, eating Hershey Kisses, and more. Interactive Script and props will be provided. All attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. This movie is rated PG for language and space is limited.

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

Families and Ages: 5 & Up.


Crepuscular picture of library stacks and a window in the background. Between the shelves, the floor is covered in dry leaves. Several gravestones rise up from the floor.

October 29 Friday

Chasing Chandler: Is The Tewksbury Library Haunted?

7:00 – 8:00 PM Over the past 10 years, there have been reports of unexplainable phenomena, from shadowy figures to whispering in empty rooms to falling books seemingly defying the laws of physics. the library commissioned several investigative groups to gather evidence of any supernatural being haunting the library. The team will produce their findings -- which will include videos, photos, EVPs and other test results. This program is part of a series presented as a collaboration between Merrimac and other local public libraries.

Zoom webinar registration: Virtual Fright Night Series.

For: Adults and Teens.


November

Poster for film: What’s cooking. Families. Fights. Feasts. A holiday tradition. A photo of smiling actresses: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard. A baked holiday turkey is in the foreground.

November 15 Monday

Monday Matinee: What’s Cooking?

1:00 PM Join us for our monthly Movie Matinees on every 3rd Monday at 1:00 in the meeting room! This month we will be screening What’s Cooking? (PG-13) with a run time of 1 hour 50 minutes. This comedy/drama centers around the loosely intertwined stories of four different extended families - the Hispanic Avilas, the Vietnamese Nguyens, the Jewish Seeligs and the black Williamses - gathering for their respective Thanksgiving dinners, while a single event at one of the dinners has a profound effect on all four gatherings.

Registration is not required.


Book turkey centerpiece craft. Pages removed from an upcycled book, folded and arranged in the shape of a turkey body. The head and kneck have details drawn onto the pages, such as the eye and beak. Fall colored leaves surround the centerpiece and a lamp is in the background.

November 16 Tuesday

Book Turkey Centerpiece

6:30 – 8:00 PM Join Tracy and learn how to make a unique, and easy decoration for your Thanksgiving celebration with upcycled hardcover books! All materials will be supplied. Space is limited.

Register through Eventbrite: Adult Programming.

For adults ages 18+.


The words Virtual Game Show on the screen of a turquoise laptop. A gold trophy also appears on the screen.

November 24 Wednesday

Virtual Gameshow

1:00 – 2:00 PM Looking for something to do on the school early release day before Thanksgiving? Join Molly and Tracy for an hour of virtual fun playing a variety of games like Jack Box, trivia and a home scavenger hunt!

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

For grades 5 – 8.