Events Calendar


January

Winter Storytimes With Tracy and Trish. Two smiling penguins sledding through a winter landscape. The penguin steering the sled wears a green winter hat and scarf. The penguin passenger wears an orange winter hat. Snow is Wintering and mountains are in the distance.

January 8 Monday

Winter Storytimes Registration

10:00 AM Registration opens for Winter Storytimes with Tracy & Trish.

Register infants through age 6 through Eventbrite: Youth Services.


Film poster for A Haunting in Venice. Kenneth Branagh dressed as character Hercule Poirot. Looking over Hercule's shoulder is a masked character wearing a tri-corner hat. Several actors are standing on a bridge behind them. Venice buildings are in the background.

Monday Matinee A Haunting In Venice Rated PG-13

1:00 – 2:45 PM Join us in the meeting room to watch a newer release movie in comfy seating with light refreshments. In post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve, Hercule Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer. Registration is not required.


Ramen and Board Games illustration. Depicted are a few playing cards, a checker set, and a bowl of ramen noodles. The bowl also holds boiled eggs, tomatoes, scallions, and carrots.

January 12 Friday

Ramen and Board Games

12:30 – 2:00 PM Looking for something to do on this school early release day? Come to the library for “remake your own ramen buffet” and stay for board & card games with friends!

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

For students in grades 7 – 12.


Pokemon club. Pokemon characters running out of the image and smiling. Characters shown include: Misty, Ash Ketchum, Brock and pikachu.

January 18 Thursday

Pokemon Club

4:00 – 5:00 PM Drop-in on the third Thursday of each month to Trade, Battle, talk Pokémon, and more with your friends or meet some new Pokemon enthusiasts! Each child must bring their own Pokemon cards. Pokemon Club will run through May 16. Registration is not required.

Ages 6 – 12.


January 20 Saturday

Canta y Baila Conmigo. Music and movement in Spanish. Real music. Real language. Real learning. A colorful illustration. An orange musical note with a red tilde character above. A red saxophone with black musical notes for feet. Purple sound wave lines are flowing out of the saxophone.

Canta y Baila Conmigo

10:00 – 10:45 AM Music Together founder, Mariana Rigel will lead this uniquely designed program that provides a culturally rich experience, where children acquire Spanish language skills through music and movement in a fun-filled environment. This free introductory class is perfect for families raising bilingual, bicultural children.

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

For ages 0 – 5 years.


Music together. Sample class. A colorful illustration of circle characters with eyes and feet. The character colors include red, green, purple, and white.

Music Together

11:00 – 11:45 AM Music Together founder, Mariana Rigel will lead families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions (with child-friendly instruments, of course). It’s so much fun you won’t realize how much learning is taking place!

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

For ages 0 – 5 years.


Meltdown survival workshop. For parents.

January 25 Thursday

Meltdown Survival Workshop

7:00 – 8:00 PM In this workshop, Merrimac resident and founder of Joyfully ADHD, Ashlee Tracy, discusses techniques that help parents/guardians of children with ADHD and adapts this knowledge for all parents who face childhood meltdowns. Parents/Guardians can learn not only how to prevent meltdowns from happening, but also how to stop them quickly when they do occur.

Register through Eventbrite: Adult Programming.

For Parents and Guardians.


February

White chess pieces on a shiny chessboard. Pieces including bishops, a night, and several pawns surround and protect the king and queen.

February 10 Saturday

Chess Tournament

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM This single round-robin tournament is open to beginners through experienced players! The tournament will include three divisions, based on grade, age and skill level, with prizes awarded to the winner in each division. Refreshments will be provided. Visit the Google registration form for more details. Player register begins on January 8th.

Register through Google Chess Tournament Registration.

For grades 3 – 12 and ages 18+.


My Salinger Year film poster. Actresses Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. Sigourney is sitting in an office with a view of New York City outside her window. Margaret is reading a book in the subway.

February 12 Monday

Monday Matinee My Salinger Year Rated R

1:00 – 2:45 PM Join us in the meeting room to watch a newer release movie in comfy seating with light refreshments. In New York City’s late nineties, a young aspiring writer lands a day-job at J.D. Salinger’s literary agency. Her boss (Sigourney Weaver) tasks her with processing Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, but she’s reluctant to send the agency’s standard response, so she begins personalizing them herself. Based on the memoir, My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff. Registration is not required.


Pokemon club. Pokemon characters running out of the image and smiling. Characters shown include: Misty, Ash Ketchum, Brock and pikachu.

February 15 Thursday

Pokemon Club

4:00 – 5:00 PM Drop-in on the third Thursday of each month (Note: No December meeting) to Trade, Battle, talk Pokémon, and more with your friends or meet some new Pokemon enthusiasts! Each child must bring their own Pokemon cards. Pokemon Club will run through May 16. Registration is not required.

Ages 6 – 12.


Winter Puppet Story Time! Leigh Baltzer smiles and holds four of her puppets. Puppets include a dog, a snowman, an orange monster, and a yellow sun. A snowy winter scene is in the background.

February 20 Tuesday

Puppet Story Time

10:30 – 11:30 AM Leigh Baltzer and her puppets are back by popular demand! This fun winter themed show includes 30 minutes of stories and songs performed by the puppets, followed by (up to) 30 minutes of Puppet Free Play for the kids. Registration is not required.

For all ages.


Three colorful jars, lit up from behind. Each jar is decorated with ribbon, flowers, and leaves around the lids. Inside the jars there is a dragon, a unicorn, and a winged fairy.

February 21 Wednesday

Fantasy Luminaries

3:00 – 4:00 PM We’ll be making Fantasy themed luminaries using glass jars, tissue paper and modge podge. You’ll get to choose the color for your jar and which mythical creatures you want to put in your luminaries - fairies and/or dragons.

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

For students in grades 4 – 8.


Puzzle Race! An illustration of multicolored puzzle pieces, piled on top of each other.

February 22 Thursday

Puzzle Race

6:00 – 7:30 PM Can your team complete a jigsaw puzzle faster than your friends, neighbors or parents? Each team will receive the same 300 piece puzzle provided by the library and will have 90 minutes to complete it. The team that finishes first or completes the most before time is called wins! Registration is required. Only one person from each team should register and teams can have up to four members.

Register through Eventbrite: Adult Programming.

For high school students and adults.


Lessons from Nature on Life, Death, Renewal, and Legacy. A rocky Maine shore line with rolling ocean waves.

February 29 Thursday

Lessons from Nature on Life, Death, Renewal, and Legacy (Virtual Presentation)

7:00 – 8:00 PM Within a short span of time, author and photographer, Margie Patlak lost her mother, sole sibling, and father. Reeling from those losses, Patlak returned to live in Down East Maine, where she spent her childhood summers. Patlak will share several of the vital lessons she and others have learned from nature about life, death, renewal and legacy - lessons that helped her personally heal from her losses. Her virtual presentation will be illustrated with her striking photos of the alluring Maine coast. Patlak’s emotionally compelling presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions, comments, and discussion.