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Teen Craft Time

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Melissa for a Teen Craft every Wednesday afternoon.  We will have a different craft each week relating to our Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   This week we will decorate a Treasure Chest. F...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Evening Storytime

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Childrens Department
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Cathy for stories, dancing, rhymes and more fun!  We will have a different theme each week relating to the Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   Suggested for children ages 3-5, all ages are welcom...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Self-Protection & Awareness Seminar

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teens, Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Special Event, Workshop, Other
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come learn what self-defense is and how to become more aware of your surroundings with our very own Officer Cruz! You will also have the opportunity to practice self-defense techniques in the event of a hostile situation. Program will meet on th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Potluck Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Event Details:
Want to talk about books?  Meet with us on the first Wednesday of each month.  We will talk about books we are reading or books that are our all-time favorites! Everyone can share their thoughts and get ideas for other books to read. Reg...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Afternoon Makers: Ice Orbs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tweens
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
See nature and chemistry at work with these Ice Orbs.  We will make the ice melt to find your treasure frozen inside it! ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Henna Artist: Author Talk with Alka Joshi

9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tweens, Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Event Calendar
Age Group: Tweens, Adults
Program Type: Special Event, Other
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a virtual program.  Join us for an evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her bestselling books, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Game Time

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Drop in anytime between 12 Noon and 4 pm on Friday afternoons for some game time fun!  Choose from PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Board Games.  Play one or all-your choice, based on availability at time.   For Teens ages 13-18. D...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Childrens Department
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Cathy for stories, dancing, rhymes and more fun!  We will have a different theme each week relating to the Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   Suggested for children ages 3-5, all ages are welcom...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adults, Family, Community
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Family, Community
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:
Gladstone WoodsHole, fake, unknown oceanographer shows and tells what might be down there!     ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

BringtheHoopla

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children, School Age
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:
This fitness program for children brings the FUN back into fitness.  Participants will play a few Hula Hoop games and practice a variety of Hula Hoop tricks. Registration is required. The Meriden Library is located in the Meriden Mall, nea...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Teen Craft Time: Make Your Own "NO-SEW" Tote Bag!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens, Tweens, Adults
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Teens, Tweens, Adults
Event Details:
Totes are fun to make using discarded t-shirts. Use them for groceries, books, whatever you like! This program is being offered on Tuesday, July 13, 3:00 PM and on Tuesday, July 26th, 6:00 PM. Choose to come for one session or both! Ideal for twee...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Evening Storytime

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Childrens Department
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Cathy for stories, dancing, rhymes and more fun!  We will have a different theme each week relating to the Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   Suggested for children ages 3-5, all ages are welcom...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

What's Next? Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join in the discussion of Kristin Hannah's "The Nightingale".  This historical fiction book is the story of two sisters in France during World War II and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of  France.   ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Event Calendar
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Family, Community
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a virtual program.  Join us as we sit down in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. David’s thirty-five years of experience as a manage...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Afternoon Makers: Pool Noodle Creatures

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tweens
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Make your own Crab out of a pool noodle, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Game Time

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Drop in anytime between 12 Noon and 4 pm on Friday afternoons for some game time fun!  Choose from PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Board Games.  Play one or all-your choice, based on availability at time.   For Teens ages 13-18. D...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Childrens Department
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Cathy for stories, dancing, rhymes and more fun!  We will have a different theme each week relating to the Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   Suggested for children ages 3-5, all ages are welcom...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Morning News: Read the News and Share Your Opinion

10:30am - 11:30am
Teens, Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come read and discuss the news that is currently making headlines!  Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the Meriden Public Library in the Meriden Mall, 470 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451  For adults and teens. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make Your Own "NO-SEW" Tote Bag

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens, Tweens, Adults
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Teens, Tweens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Totes are fun to make using discarded t-shirts.  Use them for groceries, books, whatever you like!  This program is being offered on Tuesday, July 19, 3:00 PM and on Tuesday, July 26th, 6:00 PM.. Choose to come for one session or both! Idea...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Todd the Magician

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children, School Age
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:
Todd the Magician will perform his Magic Show and entertain us with a theme tied to our Summer Reading Program:  Oceans of Possibilities.  His Magic Show is "Pure, Direct, and Unforgettable!"  Registration is required. The Meride...

Teen Craft Time

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Melissa for a Teen Craft every Wednesday afternoon.  We will have a different craft each week relating to our Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   This week we will make a Mermaid Sugar Scrub. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Evening Storytime

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Childrens Department
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join Miss Cathy for stories, dancing, rhymes and more fun!  We will have a different theme each week relating to the Summer Reading Program Theme:  Oceans of Possibilities.   Suggested for children ages 3-5, all ages are welcom...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Valentin Karate

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come and try a Karate Class with Valentin Karate! For ages 5- 12.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Tories, Spies, & Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults, Family, Community
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Family, Community
Registration Required
Event Details:
Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians a...