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Wednesday September 11, 2019
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Register Today for Time for Kids: Full STEAM Ahead
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, September 25th
10:30-11:30 am
Ages 2 1/2  -5 years                                            

Non-residents register September 18th.

Register

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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, September 11th & 18th from 10:30-11:15am. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Move With PlayHooray
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

For independent 3-5 year olds on Wednesday, September 11th from 4:00-4:45 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 begins August 28th for Merrick residents. September 4th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday September 12, 2019
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Register Today for Fall Treats
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, September 26th
4:00- 4:45 pm
Grades K-2                                          

Non-residents register September 19th.

Register

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Preschool StoryCraft
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Children ages 3-5 years will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, music and movement, and a craft on Thursdays, September 12th, 19th, 26th from 1:30-2:30pm. Registration begins August 29th for Merrick residents. September 5th for non-residents. Registration is for all 3 September sessions.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. All are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
 
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Zumba 4-7 years
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Children ages 4-7 years will learn dance routines, hear music from all over the world, and have fun at a Zumba class on Thursday, September 12th from 5:00pm-5:45pm. Registration begins August 29th for Merrick residents. September 5th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 this course. Registration begins August 8 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 22.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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Zumba 8-12 years
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Children ages 8-12 years will learn dance routines, hear music from all over the world, and have fun at a Zumba class on Thursday, September 12th from 5:45pm-6:30pm. Registration begins August 29th for Merrick residents. September 5th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Friday September 13, 2019
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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, September 13th & 20th. 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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PlayHooray Babies
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Babies 3-17 months and a caregiver will enjoy singing, dancing, and playing with PlayHooray on Friday, September 13th from 1:00-1:45pm. Registration begins August 30th for Merrick residents. September 6th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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PlayHooray Toddlers
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Toddlers 18-48 months and a caregiver will enjoy singing, dancing, and playing with PlayHooray on Friday, September 13th from 2:00-2:45pm. Registration begins August 30th for Merrick residents. September 6th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friday Films
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Public starring Emilio Estevez. Rated PG13.

Light refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
Saturday September 14, 2019
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Register Today for ACT Practice Exam & Pick-Up & Review Night

Saturday, October 12

11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Teens in 11-12th grade

This program is over the course of 2 days. The first session will consist of a full practice ACT exam. Teens will need to bring a small snack, pens, pencils and calculator. At the Exam Pick-up night, J&J Test Prep will analyze and provide an in-depth score report, discuss exam scores with teens and their parents, and offer a comprehensive analysis of each question. Registration for Merrick residents begins September 14th. 

Register

 
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Register Today for Family Fun with PlayHooray
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

September 28th
10:30-11:15 am
Ages 6 months-5 years                                            

Non-residents register September 21st.

Register

 

Sunday September 15, 2019
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Family Cooking with Chef Rob Scott
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chef Rob Scott will help families prepare delicious apple pie donut muffins on Sunday, September 15th at 2:00pm. This program will be held in the Multipurpose Room. Registration begins September 3rd for Merrick residents and September 8th for non residents.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 16, 2019
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Register Today for Broadway Bus Trip-Tootsie
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Registration begins today for the event listed below. Go to the day of the event to sign up.

Broadway Bus Trip-Tootsie                Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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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 12 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 26.

 

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

On Mondays September 9th, 16th , and 23rd children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mindful Meditation & 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 12 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 26.

Payment is to be made by checks payable to the Merrick library or pay online with a Credit Card or PayPal for all exercise classes.

No refunds.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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PreSchool Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This class is held on  Mondays, September 9th, 16th, and 23rd for children ages 3-5 years from 1:30-2:00 pm. Children will learn yoga exercises, breathing, stretching and interactive exercises. Please bring a towel or mat. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins August 26th for Merrick residents and September 3rd for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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Register Today for Beginner Mah Jongg
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Registration begins today for the event listed below. Go to the first day of the course to sign up.

Beginner Mah Jongg     Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Register

 
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Songs with Dara: Apple Songs
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

On Tuesday, September 17th from 10:30-11:15 am, children from ages 0-5 years will listen to Dara sing songs and tell stories about Autumn and apples. This program will be held in the Multipurpose room. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
 
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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.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
 
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Yoga for Kids
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

An exciting yoga class to learn techniques and stretching. Please bring a towel or mat. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins August 27th for Merrick residents, September 3rd for non-residents. For Grades K-2. Program runs September 10th, 17th, and 24th from 4:45-5:30 pm.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Glowga
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Tuesdays, September 10th, 17th, and 24th from 5:30-6:15 pm for children in grades 3-6.Learn yoga techniques and enjoy exercising. LED candles and glow sticks add a unique twist to this yoga class! Please bring a towel or mat. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins August 27th for Merrick residents, September 3rd for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Merrick Library Board of Trustees
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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All Levels Yoga
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher

continues with her very popular classes.

There is a $30.00 fee for this course.  Registration begins August 14 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 28.

 

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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, September 11th & 18th from 10:30-11:15am. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Volunteer-- Maker Club
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Volunteers will help kids create crafts and engage in STEAM-related activities. Registration begins September 4th. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Maker Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children in 1st-3rd grade will create crafts and engage in STEAM-related activities on Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30-7:30pm. Registration begins September 4th for Merrick residents. September 11th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Mystery Lover's Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul Jabar

This novel involves Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character of Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock Holmes, solving a mystery early in his career as a government official. It is Abdul-Jabbar's first adult novel.

Copies available at the Circulation Desk August 21. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
Thursday September 19, 2019
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Register Today for the Teen Window Display

Thursday, October 3

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

For students in 7-12th grade

Help decorate the Teen Space windows with a different theme each month. Volunteer certificates will be awarded. 

 

Register

 
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Advanced Baby Sign Language
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Children ages 3 months - 3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language on a more advanced level at our World of Sing and Sing Workshop on Thursday, September 19th from 10:30-11:15am. Child and caregiver should attend a Baby Sign Language class before attending this advanced class. Siblings are always welcome. This program will be held in the Multipurpose Room.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Preschool StoryCraft
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Children ages 3-5 years will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, music and movement, and a craft on Thursdays, September 12th, 19th, 26th from 1:30-2:30pm. Registration begins August 29th for Merrick residents. September 5th for non-residents. Registration is for all 3 September sessions.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Hearing Loss and Todays Assistance Technology
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know that the Merrick Library has a hearing loop system? Please join us for an informative discussion with Dr. Karen MacLennan, Audiologist about hearing loss.  The communication challenges people with hearing loss face and how to improve hearing access, especially as it relates to our library’s hearing loop system. You will have an opportunity to listen using our hearing loop and learn how you can use a hearing loop for activities that take place in our Multipurpose Room and beyond. All are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
 
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Kindergarten Book Club: Elephant and Piggie
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Children in Kindergarten should read an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems before the session, and come prepared to talk about their book and have fun! Children do not need to be reading independently. We will create crafts and enjoy snacks. Held on Thursday, September 19th from 4:00-4:45pm. Registration begins September 5th for Merrick residents. September 12th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 this course. Registration begins August 8 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 22.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
Friday September 20, 2019
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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, September 13th & 20th. 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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When Cheating Goes Wrong: Infidelity in Opera Part 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Can cheating be forgiven after the betrayal is over? Join Tanisha as she explores infidelity in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. This opera talk includes a live performance by the speaker, Tanisha Mitchell.  All are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
 
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Crazy 8s Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s is a recreational math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! With Crazy 8s kids in grades 3-6 will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics. Sessions will be held on September 20th, 27th and October 4th from 4:00-5:00pm. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins September 6th for Merrick residents. September 13th for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday September 21, 2019
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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 this course. Registration begins August 17 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 31.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Dog Book Buddies
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 can sign-up for a 20 minute session to read to a trained reading assistance dog. While the dog gets to hear favorite stories, the children are actually improving their communication and reading skills. Appointments are scheduled between 10am-12pm. Sessions will be held on Saturdays, September 21st, October 19th, and November 9th. Registration begins September 3rd, you may call or come to the Children’s room to set up your preferred day and time. Children may register for ONE session out of the three offered.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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SAT Practice Exam
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The first session will consist of a full practice SAT exam. Teens will need to bring a small snack, pens, pencils, and a graphing calculator. At the Exam Pick-up night, Tuesday, September 17th from 7:00- 8:30 p.m., J&J Test Prep will analyze and provide an in-depth score report, discuss exam scores with teens and their parents, and offer a comprehensive analysis of each question. Registration for Merrick residents begins August 24. Registration is open to others, space permitting, starting September 7th. 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB
There are 23 spaces available.
Monday September 23, 2019
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Register Today for Babysitting Workshop

Monday, October 7

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Teens in 7-12th grade

Become a certified babysitter with the help of registered nurses, Joann Tanck and Georgette Basso. Topics include basic child care, minor first aid, and handling emergencies. Certificates will be awarded to all participants. Please bring a doll to the class. Registration begins September 23.

Register

 
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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 12 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 26.

 

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

On Mondays September 9th, 16th , and 23rd children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mindful Meditation & 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 12 for Merrick residents. Non residents August 26.

Payment is to be made by checks payable to the Merrick library or pay online with a Credit Card or PayPal for all exercise classes.

No refunds.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room B
 
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PreSchool Yoga
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This class is held on  Mondays, September 9th, 16th, and 23rd for children ages 3-5 years from 1:30-2:00 pm. Children will learn yoga exercises, breathing, stretching and interactive exercises. Please bring a towel or mat. Registration is for all 3 sessions and begins August 26th for Merrick residents and September 3rd for non-residents.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Jewelry workshop-Tree of Life Pendant
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The tree of life is a life-giving tree created to symbolize a new beginning in any aspect of one’s life. Ofra Levin will teach you how to twist, bend, bead and wrap your own pendant. There is a $6.00 fee for this class.

All materials are included. This is an advanced class for students who have taken previous workshops. Registration begins August 19 for Merrick residents. Non residents September 3.

 

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room A
There are 7 spaces available.

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