Events Calendar


June

June 22 Friday

Exploration Time!

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


June 25 Monday

Registration begins for Summer Reading!

Ages 3 – 6:
Register and get your reading logs at the library.
Ages 7 – 12:
Pick up a Summer Reading Bingo card at the library.
Ages 13 – 17:
Fill out a raffle ticket each time you read a book throughout the program for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

June 27 Wednesday

Music Creations

10:30 – 11:30 AM The Haverhill Family & Community Connection hosts this fun drop-in music program where kids play, move, explore instruments, sing, and read! Registration not required. Ages: infants up to age 8.


June 28 Thursday

Summer Program Kick Off with Ed the Wizard

Massachusetts Cultural Council. Friends of the library.

6:00 – 7:00 PM Using wizardly tricks, magic and suspense, Ed will demonstrate how powerful and meaningful reading is in our lives. You’ll have fun as you learn how Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter was an inspiration and hero for Ed the Wizard. Registration not required.
Ages: All ages and families.


July

July 3 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00 AM A fun introduction to Storytime including rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 years.


July 9 Monday

Kindness Rocks Project

3:00 – 4:30 PM Drop by the library anytime between 3:00 – 4:30 PM and help us fill our new Kindness Rocks Garden by painting an inspirational message or picture on a rock. All materials will be supplied. Registration not required. Ages: ages 6 & up and their families.


July 10 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00 AM A fun introduction to Storytime including rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 years.


July 12 Thursday

Friends of the library.

WildKat Hoops

4:00 – 5:00 PM Join Kat, a certified hula hoop teacher, as she brings the joy of hooping to everyone! We will learn basic hooping moves, while increasing hand-eye coordination, strength, balance and agility. Registration not required. Ages: 6 & up.


July 17 Tuesday

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Rockin’ Sing-Along with Steve Blunt

10:30 – 11:30 AM In the mood for some fun songs and stories? Award winning performer Steve Blunt will perform a fun, upbeat sing-along show guaranteed to burn calories and fuel the imagination! Registration not required. Ages: All ages.


July 20 Friday

Exploration Time!

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


July 24 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00 AM A fun introduction to Storytime including rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 years.


July 25 Wednesday

Friends of the library.

WingMasters

10:30 – 11:30 AM Wednesday Come find out all about these rescued raptor’s stories and natural history. You’ll hear the bird’s different sounds and explore their meanings and their music! Registration not required. Ages: 6 & up.


July 26 Thursday

Drive-In Movie

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Build your own cardboard car, 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 begins July 9. Ages: 4 & up (with an adult).


July 31 Tuesday

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 – 11:00am A fun introduction to Storytime including rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration not required. Ages: infants – age 2 years.


August

August 1 Wednesday

Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirt Workshop

2:00 – 3:00 pm Transform a t-shirt into tie-dyed work of art using Sharpie markers and some rubbing alcohol. All materials will be supplied. Registration begins July 23. Ages: 10 & up.


August 2 Thursday

Ukalele Jam with S.N.H.U.G

7:00 – 8:00 PM Join us for a fun evening of great music and stories shared by the members of the Southern NH Ukalele Group. They’re mission is to provide a forum for area ukesters of all levels to share songs, techniques and friendship while learning more about everyone's favorite instrument. Registration not required.


August 7 Tuesday

Teddy Bear Picnic (Rain or Shine)

11:00 AM – Noon Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your favorite stuffed animal! Registration not required. Ages: All Ages.


August 9 Thursday

Novel Engineering

5:00 – 6:15 PM 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 23. Ages: 7 – 12.


August 13 Monday

Irish Step Dance Demonstration

4:00 – 5:00 PM The Bracken School of Irish Step Dance and their students will entertain with a sampling of traditional Celtic dances. Registration not required.

Summer Reading Ends

Turn in all reading logs, Bingo cards & raffle tickets.


August 24 Friday

Exploration Time!

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


“Libraries Rock!” is sponsored by your local library, the Mass. Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the MA Board of Library Commissioners.

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

Friends of the library.

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