Welcome to the Merrill Memorial Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Merrill Memorial Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Magic Saturdays!
215 Main Street
Saturday, Jun. 24, 11 am to 2 pm
Drop in and play Magic the Gathering every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.  For kids in grades 4 through 8!  Now every Saturday!
Magic Saturdays!
215 Main Street
Saturday, Jun. 24, 11 am to 2 pm
Drop in and play Magic the Gathering every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.  For kids in grades 4 through 8!  Now every Saturday!
Monday Matinee: Lion
215 Main Street
Monday, Jun. 26, 1 pm
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family.  Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple.  Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.  
Teen Writing Worksho
215 Main Street
Monday, Jun. 26, 2 - 3 pm
Mondays June 26 to July 17, 2-3 pm.  Each participant will receive a copy of local author Sarah Thompson's new book Deadly Flowers; review discuss, then join the author herself on Friday, July 7 for a writing workshop.  Open to grades 5-8, registration required.  Contact mmadigan@yarmouthlibrary.org for more information. 
Techspresso!
215 Main Street
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2 to 3:30 pm
Are you having trouble navigating a new device?  Want to learn to utilize all your phone's features?  Need a hand downloading ebooks to your tablet? Not sure how to start getting the photos off your phone?

Bring your questions and your smart phone, e-reader, tablet, or laptop for help learning how to do more with your technology.  Join us at the library for a shot of techspresso!

Free tech assistance and coffee on Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30 pm!
Techspresso!
215 Main Street
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2 - 3:30 pm
Are you having trouble navigating a new device?  Want to learn to utilize all your phone's features?  Need a hand downloading ebooks to your tablet? Not sure how to start getting the photos off your phone?
Bring your questions and your smart phone, e-reader, tablet, or laptop for help learning how to do more with your technology.  Join us at the library for a shot of techspresso!
Free tech assistance and coffee on Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30 pm!
Sock Hop Story Time
215 Main Street
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 6 pm
Put on your dancing shoes (or socks) and come join us for a good cause on Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm.  Children of all ages are welcome to attend.  Participants are encouraged to bring one or more pairs of new socks that will be donated to YCAN. 
Science in the Park
215 Main Street
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 12 - 1 pm
Join Youth Services Librarian Melissa Madigan for a series of science activities, held in Royal River Park each Wednesday from noon to 1 pm.  June 28 to August 9.  Open to grades 3-8.  Registration Required, contact mmadigan@yarmouthlibrary.org for more information.
Merrill Film Society
215 Main Street
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 7 pm
When director Jonathan Demme died in late April this year, he left behind a body of work that is eclectic and lauded.  He won only one Best Director Oscar, for Silence of the Lambs in 1992, but several of his other films received nominations for other awards (Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia, Swimming to Cambodia).  Some of his films have achieved cult status, which can't be measured with awards.  He was equally adept at making documentaries, literary adaptations, remakes, comedies, dramas, thrillers, music videos, prestige films, and B-movies.  

Two years after Stop Making Sense came Something Wild, in which the free spirit Lulu (Melanie Griffith) kidnaps the straight laced Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and takes him on a screwball adventure across the country to her high school reunion.  Ray Liotta, in one of his first film roles, is perfectly cast as Lulu's dangerous ex-husband.  Like all cult movies, this one has always deserved a wider audience, according to members of the cult.  
Tales and Tunes - Pr
215 Main Street
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10:30 to 11 am
Story time is designed to promote early literacy and encourage a love of reading. We read books, sing songs, play games, and do action rhymes to enhance creativity, imagination, and communication skills.

Baby and Twos story times typically last 25-30 minutes, while preschool is usually between 40 and 45 minutes long. Participants are encouraged to stay after story time is over to find books, read with their children, or just take time to catch up with other parents/caregivers.

The first 30 minutes of any story time always consists of reading, singing, games, and action rhymes. The last 10-15 minutes are often reserved for crafts, games, and other projects.

Parents/caregivers are required to stay with any child under the age of two. For the Twos and Preschool story time, however, they may allow their child to join the group independently and use that time to explore other parts of the library.
Sibling and Family S
215 Main Street
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2 to 2:30 pm
Story time is designed to promote early literacy and encourage a love of reading. We read books, sing songs, play games, and do action rhymes to enhance creativity, imagination, and communication skills.
Baby and Twos story times typically last 25-30 minutes, while preschool is usually between 40 and 45 minutes long. Participants are encouraged to stay after story time is over to find books, read with their children, or just take time to catch up with other parents/caregivers.
The first 30 minutes of any story time always consists of reading, singing, games, and action rhymes. The last 10-15 minutes are often reserved for crafts, games, and other projects.
Parents/caregivers are required to stay with any child under the age of two. For the Twos and Preschool story time, however, they may allow their child to join the group independently and use that time to explore other parts of the library.
Readers Circle: Bird
215 Main Street
Thursday, Jun. 29, 7 pm
Join us for a Readers Circle discussion of Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler.
 
Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.  
Baby Bounces and Boo
215 Main Street
Friday, Jun. 30, 10:15 to 10:35 am
Baby Storytime is for babies 0-24 months and their parents or caregivers.  It is designed with a baby’s needs for developing language and physical skills.  The program is mostly songs, rhymes and activities, along with a short book.  Parents and caregivers are expected to participate with their babies sharing this experience.  

Story time is designed to promote early literacy and encourage a love of reading. We read books, sing songs, play games, and do action rhymes to enhance creativity, imagination, and communication skills.
Baby and Twos story times typically last 25-30 minutes, while preschool is usually between 40 and 45 minutes long. Participants are encouraged to stay after story time is over to find books, read with their children, or just take time to catch up with other parents/caregivers.
The first 30 minutes of any story time always consists of reading, singing, games, and action rhymes. The last 10-15 minutes are often reserved for crafts, games, and other projects.
Parents/caregivers are required to stay with any child under the age of two. For the Twos and Preschool story time, however, they may allow their child to join the group independently and use that time to explore other parts of the library.

Please drop in - this program is free and open to the public.

 
Tales for Twos - Sto
215 Main Street
Friday, Jun. 30, 11 to 11:30 am
Story time is designed to promote early literacy and encourage a love of reading. We read books, sing songs, play games, and do action rhymes to enhance creativity, imagination, and communication skills.
Baby and Twos story times typically last 25-30 minutes, while preschool is usually between 40 and 45 minutes long. Participants are encouraged to stay after story time is over to find books, read with their children, or just take time to catch up with other parents/caregivers.
The first 30 minutes of any story time always consists of reading, singing, games, and action rhymes. The last 10-15 minutes are often reserved for crafts, games, and other projects.
Parents/caregivers are required to stay with any child under the age of two. For the Twos and Preschool story time, however, they may allow their child to join the group independently and use that time to explore other parts of the library.

Please drop in - this program is free and open to the public.
Magic Fridays!
215 Main Street
Friday, Jun. 30, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Drop in and play Magic the Gathering every Friday from 2:30-4:30 pm.  For kids in grades 4 through 8!

 

Teen Writing Worksho
215 Main Street
Monday, Jul. 3, 2 - 3 pm
Mondays June 26 to July 17, 2-3 pm.  Each participant will receive a copy of local author Sarah Thompson's new book Deadly Flowers; review discuss, then join the author herself on Friday, July 7 for a writing workshop.  Open to grades 5-8, registration required.  Contact mmadigan@yarmouthlibrary.org for more information. 
Holiday Closure
215 Main Street
Tuesday, Jul. 4, All Day
We are closed in observance of Independence Day.  
Science in the Park
215 Main Street
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 12 - 1 pm
Join Youth Services Librarian Melissa Madigan for a series of science activities, held in Royal River Park each Wednesday from noon to 1 pm.  June 28 to August 9.  Open to grades 3-8.  Registration Required, contact mmadigan@yarmouthlibrary.org for more information.
Teen Writing Worksho
215 Main Street
Monday, Jul. 10, 2 - 3 pm
Mondays June 26 to July 17, 2-3 pm.  Each participant will receive a copy of local author Sarah Thompson's new book Deadly Flowers; review discuss, then join the author herself on Friday, July 7 for a writing workshop.  Open to grades 5-8, registration required.  Contact mmadigan@yarmouthlibrary.org for more information. 
Techspresso!
215 Main Street
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2 - 3:30 pm
Are you having trouble navigating a new device?  Want to learn to utilize all your phone's features?  Need a hand downloading ebooks to your tablet? Not sure how to start getting the photos off your phone?
Bring your questions and your smart phone, e-reader, tablet, or laptop for help learning how to do more with your technology.  Join us at the library for a shot of techspresso!
Free tech assistance and coffee on Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30 pm!
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