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Saturday September 22, 2018
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Register Today for Dagger DogVinci
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                   Saturday, October 6th

Grades K-2                                                  2:00-3:00pm

Non-residents register September 29th.

 
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All Levels Yoga
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues with her very popular classes.

There is a $30.00 fee for these classes. Registration begins August 25 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 8.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Dog Book Buddies
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Read to our special guest, a trained reading assistance dog. Children in grades K -6 are invited to sign-up for a 20 minute session of reading books to our special guest dog. While the dog gets to hear favorite stories, the children are actually improving their communication and reading skills. The dogs are specially trained to be read to by children.
Sessions will be held on Saturdays, September 22nd, October 20th, & November 10th. Appointments begin at 11:00am and end at 1:00pm.
Registration begins the week of September 4th.  To register, you may call or come to the Children’s room to set up your preferred day and time.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday September 23, 2018
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Musical Sunday @ the Library
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

One Stop Pony - Brian LaBlanc

One Stop Pony is the most unique tribute show around. It captures the authenticity of many famous artists such as Neil Diamond, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, and many more. This is a show that is not to be missed. You will hear songs from this talented performer that will have you singing along.

Tickets available at the Circulation Desk August 6 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 20.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
Monday September 24, 2018
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Register Today for Preschool Yoga
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                            Monday, October 9

Ages 3-5                                             1:30-2:00 pm

Non-residents register October 2nd.

 
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No Impact Exercise
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Helene Just leads the following classes. There is a $20.00 fee for these classes.

Registration begins August 20 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 4.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families with children ages 0-5 years are invited to listen to a variety of stories, enjoy songs and other activities
on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:00AM. Sessions will meet September 17th & 24th. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mindful Meditation and Relaxation
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Helene Just leads the following classes.

There is a $20.00 fee for these classes. Registration Begins August 20 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 3.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Beginner Bridge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Anne Bass as she helps you understand the game of Bridge. Learn to play the world's greatest game! These lessons are designed for players with little or no previous knowledge of bridge. In this ten week course you will learn the basics, and start playing in no time! Registration begins August 20 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 4. There is no fee for this class.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Register Today for Glowga
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                Tuesday, October 9

Ages 8-12                                              5:30-6:15 pm

Non-residents register October 2nd.

 
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Register today for Tween Maker: Duct Tape Crafts
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                              Tuesday, October 9th

Grades 4th-6th                                          7:00-8:00pm

Non-residents register October 2nd.

 
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Register Today for Yoga 6+7
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                  Tuesday, October 9th

Ages 6-7                                                   4:45-5:30 pm

Non-residents register October 2nd.

 
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Toy Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Toy Room will be available Tuesdays, September 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Enjoy a variety of riding toys, blocks, a basketball hoop and more. Registration is not required.  

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Game Day @ the Library
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mah Jongg…

Canasta and more….

Bring your friends and whatever game you choose to play. 

No registration required.

Excluding Oct.9 & 30, Nov. 6 &13

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
 
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Elementary Storytime: Mercy Watson
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Children in grades K-2 will enjoy stories and a craft featuring Mercy Watson on Tuesday, September 25 from 4:00-4:45 pm.  Registration begins September 11 for Merrick residents and September 18 for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Friends of the Library
4:45 PM - 6:45 PM

The Friends of the Merrick Library will hold their monthly meeting. All are welcome.

 

 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Farmhouse Wreath Craft
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Burlap wreaths are simple and elegant, and yet so easy to make. There are lots of different techniques to choose from, but the method you will learn in this class is so simple, you will want to make one for every season. Perfect for your home or as  a gift. (wood letter not included, but can be added easily on your own). Registration begins August 28 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 11.There is a $6.00 fee for this craft. (Cash or PayPal only)

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Register Today for Fairytale Storytime: The Little Red Hen
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                   Wednesday, October 10

K-2nd grade                                                  7:00-8:00 pm

Non-residents register October 3rd.

 
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All Levels Yoga
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues with her very popular classes.

The cost for each session  is $30.00.

Registration begins August 29 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 12.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Understanding Dementia
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Long Island Alzheimer’s foundation presents: “Understanding Dementia” is an informative caregiver training. Its aim is to give community members a clearer picture of what dementia is, who it affects, and what the various stages look like. During this training, you will be provided with information about dementia, learn what its first signs are, and learn what may cause it. You will also learn about the many forms of dementia and how they are treated. In addition to accessing this information, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with the presenter following the training. All are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
 
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Teen Advisory Group
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Would you like to have a voice when it comes to teen services at your library? Join our Teen Advisory Group and be part of the change. Talk about topics that concern teens, work on event ideas, library materials, and a lot more. 

Registration for volunteer programs begins August 30th.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Family Fun with PlayHooray
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Families with children ages 6 months-5 years are invited to a creative music, movement and fun-filled evening on Wednesday, September 26th from 6:00-6:45pm. Registration begins September 12th for Merrick residents. September 20th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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We Care Blankets
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

All blankets are wrapped therefore time will vary. We need caring adults to join us for an evening of wrapping blankets to donate to a child undergoing chemotherapy.  We invite young people, students and Girl Scouts over the age of 7 to attend. Letters of community service will be provided upon completion of the evening’s wrap. Adult supervision is now required for youngsters who come to our wrap night events for safety reasons. Their website is www.wecareblankets.org. We Care Blankets is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to hospitals all over the East Coast.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Register Today for PlayHooray Babies
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                   Thursday, October 11

0-17 months                                                1:00-1:45pm

Non-residents register October 4th.

 
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Register Today for PlayHooray Toddlers
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                   Thursday, October 11

18-48 months                                                1:00-1:45pm

Non-residents register October 4th.

 
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Time For Kids - Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Rocket Ship
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An interactive, educational program for children and their adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they explore, play and build together on Thursday, September 27th from 10:30-11:30am for children age 2-5 years and a caregiver. Registration begins September 13th for Merrick residents and September 20th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Beginners Yoga
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues with her very popular classes.

There is a $30.00 fee for these classes. Registration begins August 23 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 6.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Merrick Eats-CANCELLED
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The Friends invite you to Merrick Eats– join us  and taste the various

foods of Merrick. Pick up a flier in the Library for more details.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
Friday September 28, 2018
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AARP Smart Driver Course
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

$20.00 for AARP members –You must present your membership card.  $25.00 for non-members.

Please have an undated check made payable to AARP Smart Driver Course.  One check per participant. Bring your Driver’s License to class.

Registration begins August 31 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 14.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday September 29, 2018
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All Levels Yoga
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues with her very popular classes.

There is a $30.00 fee for these classes. Registration begins August 25 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 8.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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ACT/SAT Practice Test
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This class is over the course of 2 days. The first session will be a full practice SAT or ACT. At the second session will take place on Tuesday October 2nd from 7:00-8:00 PM. Curvebreakers will give a presentation about prepping for the SAT and ACT and how to determine which test is right for you. Each student will also receive a report on their performance and a printed diagnostics report with their grade. Parents are welcomed to attend the test review.

Registration begins August 29th for Merrick residents. Non-residents may register on September 12th. 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
Monday October 1, 2018
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No Impact Exercise
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Helene Just leads the following classes. There is a $20.00 fee for these classes.

Registration begins August 20 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 4.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families with children ages 0-5 years are invited to listen to a variety of stories, enjoy songs and other activities
on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:00AM. Sessions will meet October 1st, 15th, 22nd, & 29th. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mindful Meditation and Relaxation
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Helene Just leads the following classes.

There is a $20.00 fee for these classes. Registration Begins August 20 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 3.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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George Gershwin-Sponsored by the Meadowbrook Women
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. His compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most

popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue, and An American in Paris.

Stephen Orphanos will lead this lecture on the life of this great composer. All are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
 
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Beginner Bridge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Anne Bass as she helps you understand the game of Bridge. Learn to play the world's greatest game! These lessons are designed for players with little or no previous knowledge of bridge. In this ten week course you will learn the basics, and start playing in no time! Registration begins August 20 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 4. There is no fee for this class.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Game Day @ the Library
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mah Jongg…

Canasta and more….

Bring your friends and whatever game you choose to play. 

No registration required.

Excluding Oct.9 & 30, Nov. 6 &13

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
 
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Let's Move with PlayHooray
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

For independent 3-5 year olds on  Tuesday, October 2 from 1:00-1:45 PM.  A lively, active class with dynamic pop music, hula hoops, instruments and more that makes exercise tons of fun. Please note, children will attend the program by themselves, but caregivers are asked to remain in the children's room.  Registration for Merrick residents begins September 18 and September 25 for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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ACT/SAT Test Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is over the course of 2 days. The first session will be a full practice SAT or ACT. At the second session, Curvebreakers will give a presentation about prepping for the SAT and ACT and how to determine which test is right for you. Each student will receive a report on their performance and a printed diagnostics report with their grade. Parents are welcomed to attend the test review.

Registration begins August 29th for Merrick residents. Non-residents may register on September 12th. 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Register Today for Pizza and Pages: Tween Book Hang
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                 Wednesday, October 17th

Grades 4-6                                                 7:00-8:00 pm

Non-residents register October 11th.

 
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All Levels Yoga
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues with her very popular classes.

The cost for each session  is $30.00.

Registration begins August 29 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 12.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A story time for toddlers ages 18-35 months. All toddlers must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sessions will consist of stories, songs, finger plays, music and playtime. Meet professionals who will answer child developmental questions.
Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th from 10:30-11:15am. Registration is not required. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Monthly Book Discussion
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters' football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin's unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon. Simultaneous. 

Refreshments will be served

Copies available at the Circulation Desk September 5.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
 
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Mean Girls & Bath Bombs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Mean Girls Day by making your own bath bombs while watching the movie. 

Registration begins on September 3rd for Merrick residents. Non-residents registration begins September 19th. 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Register Today for Fall Preschool Storycraft, Ages 3-5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Go to day of program                                 Thursday, October 18

3-5 years                                                 1:30-2:15 pm

Non-residents register October 11th.

 
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Brain Fitness Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Brain Fitness Workshops are designed for those individuals of any age who want to maintain and enhance their cognitive abilities. The activities such as word retrieval, music trivia, recall of famous people, places and much more sharpen logical thinking and recall and encourage the brain to exercise, work and be active while stimulating the area that controls memory and visual cues. All are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
 
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Beginners Yoga
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues with her very popular classes.

There is a $30.00 fee for these classes. Registration begins August 23 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 6.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Tot's Night Out: Unicorns
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Children ages 18 months - 5 years and a caregiver will enjoy songs, acitivities, and a unicorn craft on Thursday, October 4th from 7:00-8:00 pm. Registration for Merrick residents begins Thursday, September 20 and September 27 for non residents.  In the Multipurpose Room.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Merrick Kiwanis Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Merrick Kiwanis will hold their monthly meeting in the Multipurpose Room.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
Friday October 5, 2018
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Shake Rattle and Roll
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For children ages 0-17 months and a caregiver from 10:30-11:00am on Fridays,October 5th & 12th.
The program introduces babies to books, finger plays, songs, movement, and nursery rhymes. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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