Events Calendar


Spring Storytime. A smiling bee reads a book while flying over a green field. Spring flowers bloom in the foreground.

Spring Story Hours

Winter session runs from April 8May 14.
No story hour during school vacation week.

Sign-up is required. Sign-up begins on March 23. Children can enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts at these fun and educational programs. Choose one of the following sessions:

2 – 3 Year Old
Wednesdays or Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM
4 – 6 Year Old
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Mother Goose rides a large white goose. She wears a green dress, a yellow shawl, and oval glasses.

Mother Goose on the Loose

The winter session runs from April 7May 12.
No program during school vacation week.

This drop-in group is for infants – age 2 and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning early-literacy program that uses a variety of activities, such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence. Registration is not required.

Infants – Age 2
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM

February

Playing with Fire film poster. John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Leguizamo play smokejumpers (fire fighters) and stand in front of a firetruck. Two kids hold fire hoses in front of them. Another younger child smiles broadly. A dog in the middle of it all wears a fire man's helmet and has the fire hose wrapped around himself.

February 18 Tuesday

Free Family Movie - “Playing With Fire”

12:30 PM This movie is rated PG and registration is not required to attend. Bring a blanket, picnic lunch, friends and family to enjoy this fun winter movie together! We have resolved our technical issues from the last movie, so no worries.
Ages: recommended for ages 6+.


Book Bingo. Colorful numbered and lettered bingo balls appear against a blue sky.

February 19 Wednesday

Book BINGO

3:00 – 4:00 PM Join us for this fun family event where the prizes are books for all ages! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: 5 & Up.


March

Two Thomson men smile in the photo. Each man is wearing a driver cap and plaid shirt. They are holding violins and bows.

March 7 Saturday

The Fiddling Thomson’s

1:00 – 2:00 PM Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with a fun, free hour of live Celtic Music! The Friend’s of the Merrimac Public Library will provide light refreshments. Registration is not required to attend.


Ford v Ferrari film poster. A race between a ford and ferrari, with the cars coming head on in the painting. One car is red with the number 21 in a circle. The other car is blue with a pair of white racing stripes. Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in this film.

March 9 Monday

Monday Movie Matinee: Ford v Ferrari

12:30 PM Light refreshments served. In this exciting film based on true events, American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford to challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Pre-registration is available at the library, if you would like a reminder call before movie day. Ages: for adults.


Children hold up a sign that reads: Come Play!! The children are smiling, jumping, and waving.

March 10 Tuesday

Drop-In Play Group

10:30 – 11:30 AM Drop by the library for an hour of open play and socialization with other local Moms, Dad’s or Grandparents! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: infants – age 2.


Children hold up a sign that reads: Come Play!! The children are smiling, jumping, and waving.

March 17 Tuesday

Drop-In Play Group

10:30 – 11:30 AM Drop by the library for an hour of open play and socialization with other local Moms, Dad’s or Grandparents! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: infants – age 2.


Don Jarvis and his service dog Mocha. Don smiles and holds a copy of his book: Mocha, The Superhero Service Dog. Mocha has black fur and a grey muzzle.

March 19 Thursday

Mocha, The Superhero Service Dog

4:00 PM Local veteran Don Jarvis and his service dog, Mocha will be visiting to share their new children’s book, Mocha, The Superhero Service Dog. After a reading and Q & A session the audience will have time for a meet and greet with Mocha. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Registration is not required to attend. All ages are welcome.


Three smiling kids play in a colorful fabric tunnel. The tunnel has four sections and an top opening in the middle. The section colors are blue, purple, pink, and green.

March 23 Monday

Pop Up Playground

11:00 AM – Noon Drop by the library for an hour of open play and movement in our tents and tunnels! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: 2 – 5.


Children hold up a sign that reads: Come Play!! The children are smiling, jumping, and waving.

March 24 Tuesday

Drop-In Play Group

10:30 – 11:30 AM Drop by the library for an hour of open play and socialization with other local Moms, Dad’s or Grandparents! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: infants – age 2.


Children hold up a sign that reads: Come Play!! The children are smiling, jumping, and waving.

March 31 Tuesday

Drop-In Play Group

10:30 – 11:30 AM Drop by the library for an hour of open play and socialization with other local Moms, Dad’s or Grandparents! Registration is not required to attend. Ages: infants – age 2.