Events Calendar


June

Illustration of a brown moose with large antlers.

June 10 Monday

Summer Reading: Adult Registration

10:00 AM Registration begins for the Adult (18+) “Read, Renew, Repeat” Summer Reading Packages. Space is limited!


June 13 Thursday

Black and white photograph of stacks of mailboxes. Black and white photographs of Mark Chester.

Roadshow Anthology with Mark Chester

7:00 – 8:00 PM In conjunction with his upcoming exhibit at the Merrimac Library, photographer-columnist Mark Chester will show, and talk about, images from his book, Roadshow Anthropology, published by UMass Press. This collection of engaging black-and-white photographs captures America from the driver’s seat. Offering fresh perspectives on the United States’ iconic highways, byways, back roads, and small-town main streets, Mark puts America’s unique spirit of innovation on full display.

Register through Eventbrite: Adult Programming.


June 19 Wednesday

Library Closed for Juneteenth


Illustration of a tan and white barn owl.

June 24 Monday

Summer Reading Begins!

Summer Reading “Read, Renew, Repeat” program begins for ages preschool - adults.


So You Think You Can Game?

3:00 – 4:00 PM Stop by the library with your friends for an afternoon of Chess, Card & Board Games and snacks! Registration not required.

Ages 12 & Up.


June 25 Tuesday

Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Meet Author Jennifer Welborn and Illustrator Rozilla MH, creators of the award-winning picture book Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals. Children will participate in the interactive story and learn how to diagnose and treat their favorite stuffed animals with a mini vet kit provided! Kids will have an option for their stuffie to participate in a library Stuffie Sleepover too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. Vet kits are limited to 30 participants. Online registration begins at 10:00 AM June 17th.

Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals: Registration Form

Ages 5 & Up.


June 27 Thursday

Star Wars Night

6:00 – 7:00 PM Don’t miss this fandom event including games, crafts, and photo ops with costumed members of the Star Wars 501st New England Legion! Registration is not required.

Ages 5 - Adult.


June 28 Friday

Pop-Up Storytime

10:30 – 11:00 AM Join Tracy & Trish for stories & songs on the lawn with special appearance by Merrimac’s own Kings Grant Farm’s goats! Registration is not required.

All ages welcome.


July

July 1 Monday

Builders Workshop

3:00 – 4:00 PM Drop-in for a free fun afternoon of building with the library’s collection of LEGO, DUPLO, Lincoln Logs, Magnetic Tiles, Tinker Toys, foam and wooden blocks and Lite Brite! Registration is not required.

Ages 4 and up.

A cabin with a yellow door built out of brown Lincoln Logs. A colorful tower built out of magnetic tiles. A city built out of tan wooden blocks. A castle built out of colorful foam blocks.

July 2 Tuesday

Magnificent Monarchs

10:30 – 11:30 AM Join local Monarch Way Station gardener Hannah Sparks as she demonstrates monarchs in all their stages: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. You will learn about how to find monarch eggs and how to raise them at home and how to support this native pollinator that has recently been listed as at risk of extinction. The library will release the monarchs they have been raising since mid-June! Sponsored by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. Registration not required.

All ages welcome.


July 4 – July 5 Thursday and Friday

Library closed for Independence Day


July 8 Monday

Rolie Polie Guacamole Concert

3:00 – 4:00 PM Jersey natives Frank Gallo & Andrew Tuzhilin created the “Kindie Rockers” band, Rolie Polie Guacamole in 2006 and over the next 15 years, they played thousands of shows and recorded eleven records! Registration not required. Weather permitting concert will be held outside, so bring blankets/chairs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. Registration is not required.

All ages welcome.


July 11 Thursday

Freshwater Surfcasting

6:30 – 7:30 PM When you are waiting for the tide to turn, why not fish in the nearby pond, lake, or river? This workshop will take your “bank fishing” to a whole new level! You’ll learn species-specific techniques and spots that will catch you more Lake Trout, American Shad, Carp, Largemouth bass, and Smallmouth bass. Julio Silva is an all-species and all-methods angler and former President of the Plum Island Surfcasters group. He has been blogging for 14 years about all things fishing and has been delivering fishy seminars for 12 years. Sponsored by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. Registration is not required.

Ages 10 - Adult.


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

July 15 Monday

Pokemon Club

3:00 – 4:00 PM Drop-in to Trade, Battle, talk Pokémon, and do some fun activities with your friends or meet some new Pokemon enthusiasts! Each child must bring their own Pokemon cards. Registration is not required.

Ages 6 – 12.


July 17 Wednesday

Porcupines Don’t Shoot Their Quills

10:30 – 11:30 PM Come join Jane Newhouse, founder of Newhouse Wildlife Rescue in Chelmsford, MA, as she shares interesting facts about our local wildlife. Jane will discuss what wildlife rehab is all about, share fun facts about opossums, porcupines, beavers, raccoons and foxes. Learn the do’s and don’ts of helping injured and orphaned wild animals in an emergency. Bring your questions! Registration is not required.

Ages 5 & Up.


July 19 Friday

Pop-Up Storytime

10:30 – 11:00 AM Join Tracy & Trish for stories & songs on the lawn! Registration is not required.

All ages welcome.


An Acoustic Night Out

6:30 – 7:30 PM A longtime seasoned performer, Joe Leary has that way of bringing your musical memories to life as he takes you on a journey with the classic acoustic music from the 60’s & 70’s (Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, John Denver and more). Sponsored by the Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. Registration is not required.

Recommended for Teens and Adults.


July 22 Monday

Crafternoon

3:00 – 4:00 PM Julie Schaeffer is back with another sewing project where kids will learn how to repurpose an old tee shirt into a hand sewn pillow! Participants will need to drop off an old tee shirt the week before the program. Space is limited. Online registration begins at 10:00 AM June 17th.

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.


July 23 Tuesday

Alex the Jester

7:00 – 8:00 PM This gibberish-speaking jester is the brainchild of Alex Feldman, who has dazzled audiences on Showtime, America’s Got Talent, at Just for Laughs in Montreal, and off-Broadway in New York. An accidental expert on nonverbal communication, Alex is a master of using face, body, and tone of voice in his unique and hilarious performances. Registration is not required.

Recommended for Ages 5 & Up.


July 26 Friday

Bee House Workshop

10:30 – 12:00 PM Did you know that 1 in 4 wild bee species in the US are at risk of extinction? Join educator Heather Burkett to learn more about wild bees and create a bee nesting house for your yard. Participants will need to provide a clean aluminum can. Space is limited. Online registration begins at 10:00 AM June 17th.

Register through Eventbrite: Youth Services.

Ages 7 – 14.


July 29 Monday

So You Think You Can Game?

3:00 – 4:00 PM Stop by the library with your friends for an afternoon of video gaming and snacks! Registration not required.

Ages 12 & Up.


July 31 Wednesday

Adventures at the Hidden Temple

6:00 – 7:00 PM Join the Science Heroes on an adventure with Professor Noble, who embarks on a treasure-hunting quest deep within an ancient temple. The audience helps the performer act out the tale, as we use the events in the story to discover and explore several exciting science concepts — like air pressure, the transfer of energy, physical and chemical changes, and more! Funded by The Merrimac Cultural Council. Registration is not required.

Ages 6 – 13.