Events Calendar


Craft Fair sign. Brown Maple leaves are strung across the top of the image. Colorful flags are hanging on a line below.

November 12 Saturday

Craft Fair

12:00 – 5:00 PM Get an early start on some holiday shopping at The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library’s first annual Craft Fair! The craft fair will feature 20 artisans local to Merrimac that will showcase their handmade wares. There is no entry fee for the public. This event will be held in the library meeting room. Hope to see you there!

Where the Crawdads Sing film poster. Based on the global best-selling phenomenon. Every creature does what it must to survive. From producer Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. Picture of a young woman with long dark hair. Her expression is a mix of focus and concern. Second image is a silhouette of a girl with a marsh in the background. Trees, birds, and a setting sun are in the distance.

November 14 Monday

Monday Matinee Where the Crawdads Sing Rated PG-13

1:00 – 3:15 PM Join us one Monday a month in the meeting room to watch some great new movies in comfy seating with light refreshments! Registration is not required to attend. Where the Crawdads Sing is the film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Delia Owens. A young woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Running time: 2hrs 5min.

Four lego bricks in colors including: white, blue, yellow, and red.

November 17 Thursday

LEGO Builders

4:00 – 5:00 PM Drop by the library and build your own unique creations with the library Legos and your friends! Registration is not required.

Ages 5 & Up.


A gingerbread house image against a green background. The house is decorated with spiral colored hard candy discs and thick white frosting. Holly berries and leaves are placed above a second story window. A green wreath is hung on the front door. Lights can be seen through the windows.

December 1 Thursday

Gingerbread House Workshop

4:00 – 5:00 PM Create your own Gingerbread House with a milk carton, graham crackers, royal icing and lots of fun candies, etc. All material will be supplied. Space is limited for this very popular event and registration begins on November 14.

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

Ages 3 and Up.

A winter greens centerpiece placed on a wooden stool. The arrangement is made from evergreen branches, holly branches and berries, pine cones, and bare branches.

December 7 Wednesday

Winter Greens Centerpiece Workshop

6:30 – 7:30 PM Create along with instructor Sarah Seamans and take home your own unique winter greens centerpiece! At this in-person event all materials will be supplied. Space is limited for this very popular program!

Register through Eventbrite: Adult Programming.

Ages 18+.

Portraits of three mystery authors next to their book covers. Included are Sulari Gentill, writer of 'The Woman In The Library'; Hank Phillippi Ryan, writer of 'Her Perfect Life'; and Eva Jurczyk, writer of 'The Department Of Rare Books And Special Collections'.

December 8 Thursday

“She’s on the Case” Virtual Program

7:00 – 8:30 PM Join us for an evening with mystery authors Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk moderated by Rachel Raczka of the Boston Globe. By setting a fun house mirror into the still quiet of the Boston Public Library, award winning author, Sulari Gentill has captivated readers and librarians with her “elegantly constructed, funny, and profound (PW starred)” mystery-within-a-mystery, The Woman In The Library. Hank Phillippi Ryan is the bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers and has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction. Hank’s newest book is Her Perfect Life, is a shocking, suspenseful psychological standalone novel with “clever twists and an abundance of secrets”. Eva Jurczyk is a debut novelist and Toronto librarian. Her first novel, The Department Of Rare Books And Special Collections is a darkly comedic, literary mystery about a career librarian who is suddenly instated as the director of a prestigious university collection and its eccentric staff, when a whole host of priceless books go missing. This event is a collaboration between the Merrimac Public Library, Burlington Public library and many others. Registration is required.

Zoom webinar registration: She’s On The Case.

Blind Ambition film poster. When God closes a door, he opens a bottle. Audience Award Winner. Best Documentary. Four smiling young men in front of a stone wall. Each man wears a green polo shirt bearing a Zimbabwe flag emblem and country name. A bottle of red wine and a wine glass are on the stone wall, and a grape vine is climbing over the top of the wall. A Zimbabwe flag flies behind the men. In the distance there is a vineyard and a group of stone winery buildings.

December 12 Monday

Monday Matinee Blind Ambition Documentary

1:00 – 2:45 PM Join us one Monday a month in the meeting room to watch some great new movies in comfy seating with light refreshments! Registration is not required to attend. Blind Ambition follows four friends who have conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers after escaping starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and a sense of national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first national wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of “World Wine Tasting Champions”. Running time: 1hr 36min

An atrium decorated for the holidays. Palm trees and red flowers are all around the perimeter. A Christmas tree in the center of the room is covered in lights and surrounded by candles placed on the floor. A deep blue sky is framed by the structure of a glass ceiling.

December 13 Tuesday

Decked Out for the Holidays Virtual Program

7:00 – 8:00 PM Enjoy the beauty of magnificently decorated conservatories and mansions and beautifully lit gardens during the holiday season in this virtual tour. Includes Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Blithewold, Heritage Museums and Gardens, and others. Presented by Jana Milbocker, the principal of Enchanted Gardens a landscape design service, and the author of The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast and The Garden Tourist’s New England. This event is a collaboration between the Merrimac Public Library the Newburyport Public Library and others. Registration is required.

Zoom webinar registration: Decked Out for the Holidays.