Events Calendar


September

Poster for film: Here Today. Actors ‎Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal are smiling in the photo. They both wear sweaters. Tiffany Haddish wears a grey knit cap. Billy Crystal wears a blue flat cap.

September 20 Monday

Monday Matinee: Here Today

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 Here Today (PG-13) with a run time of 1 hour 37 minutes. When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Registration is not required.


September 24 Friday

Strange New England with Tom D’Agostino

7:00 – 8:00 PM Meet some incredible New Englanders whose lives ranged from outlandish to out-of-this-world. Wilmington’s Dr. France Hiller, “The Casket Lady,” will be among those highlighted, proving that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. D’Agostino, author of A Guide To Haunted New England and nearly a dozen other paranormal history books, is the co-founder of Paranormal United Research Society. 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


October

R2R. Ready to Read Book Club. Grades 1–3. Merrimac Public Library. Read along books and activities!

October 4 Monday

Ready To Read Book Club

4:00 – 5:00 PM Welcome early readers to your very own book club! Join Tracy and Molly, once a month, as we read a book together, then do some activities or crafts based on the book. Space is limited.
Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.
Grades 1 – 3.


An open hard cover book resting on a rustic wooden table. The pages are fanned out with a book mark in the middle.

October 6 Wednesday

Book Club

4:00 – 5:00 PM Join Tracy and Molly, once a month, as we read our way through an engaging and fun chapter book. We invite the kids to relax, unwind, and listen as they discover the joy in hearing a story. We’ll talk about what is happening in the book and play a game or do a craft too! Space is limited.
Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.
Grades 4 – 6.


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.


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.