Sunday November 29, 2020
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
(STUCK AT) Home for the Holidays

James Crichton is at it again! James will lead us through a half hour of winter and holiday themed songs performed by some of Long Islands own talent. In these performances you will see some familiar faces from our staff and Board spreading some holiday cheer. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten our younger patrons! Teachers from our local elementary schools will be reading Ezra Jack Keats Snowy Day. This is sure to get you in the holiday mood!

This will be a Facebook event for all to enjoy!

LOCATION: Facebook

James Crichton is at it again! James will lead us through a half hour of winter and holiday themed songs performed by some of Long Islands own talent. In these performances you will see some familiar faces from our staff and Board spreading some holiday cheer. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten our younger patrons! Teachers from our local elementary schools will be reading Ezra Jack Keats Snowy Day. This is sure to get you in the holiday mood!

This will be a Facebook event for all to enjoy!

LOCATION: Facebook

Monday November 30, 2020
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Take and Make: No Sew Cup Cozy

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS: PICK UP DAYS FOR THIS CRAFT KIT HAVE BEEN CHANGED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR YOUR EMAIL FOR UPDATES. THANK YOU.

This holiday season make someone happy with this homemade gift. The Cup Cozy easily goes over any store bought coffee cup. If your special person loves to buy coffee, tea, or hot chocolate this gift is sure to please!  

Pickup up your No Sew Cup Cozy Craft Kit during the week of Monday, November 30th through Saturday, December 5th. Kits can be picked up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 10:30am-3:30pm and Wednednesdays 10:30-6:30pm. This Take and Make Craft program is for children in Grades K-6. Registration begins November 16th and is for Merrick residents only.

The registration period has ended.

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS: PICK UP DAYS FOR THIS CRAFT KIT HAVE BEEN CHANGED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR YOUR EMAIL FOR UPDATES. THANK YOU.

This holiday season make someone happy with this homemade gift. The Cup Cozy easily goes over any store bought coffee cup. If your special person loves to buy coffee, tea, or hot chocolate this gift is sure to please!  

Pickup up your No Sew Cup Cozy Craft Kit during the week of Monday, November 30th through Saturday, December 5th. Kits can be picked up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 10:30am-3:30pm and Wednednesdays 10:30-6:30pm. This Take and Make Craft program is for children in Grades K-6. Registration begins November 16th and is for Merrick residents only.

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Make Pumpkin Bread or Muffins
Learn how to make pumpkin bread or muffins at home! Dry ingredient kits will be provided. For those that register, recipe and instructions regarding ingredient pick-up will be provided through email. Registration begins November 9th for Merrick residents. 
 
To sign up, go to www.bellmorelibrary.org, click on Events & Programs, scroll to the date of the program and select Register. You will be emailed an invitation to Zoom one hour before the program starts. 

Register

 

 
 
Learn how to make pumpkin bread or muffins at home! Dry ingredient kits will be provided. For those that register, recipe and instructions regarding ingredient pick-up will be provided through email. Registration begins November 9th for Merrick residents. 
 
To sign up, go to www.bellmorelibrary.org, click on Events & Programs, scroll to the date of the program and select Register. You will be emailed an invitation to Zoom one hour before the program starts. 

Register

 

 
 
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoom Book Discussion with Author Kelli Jo Ford for her debut Crooked Hallelujah
Crooked Hallelujah tells the stories of Justine―a mixed-blood Cherokee woman― and her daughter, Reney, as they move from Eastern Oklahoma's Indian Country in the hopes of starting a new, more stable life in Texas amid the oil bust of the 1980s. Kelli Jo Ford with Zoom with us for this discussion! 
 
Librarian Carol Ann will lead this discussion and author visit.
 
Register here: https://bit.ly/2SPsKxb
 
 
 
LOCATION: Zoom
Crooked Hallelujah tells the stories of Justine―a mixed-blood Cherokee woman― and her daughter, Reney, as they move from Eastern Oklahoma's Indian Country in the hopes of starting a new, more stable life in Texas amid the oil bust of the 1980s. Kelli Jo Ford with Zoom with us for this discussion! 
 
Librarian Carol Ann will lead this discussion and author visit.
 
Register here: https://bit.ly/2SPsKxb
 
 
 
LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday December 3, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Family Storytime

Children ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. Storytime will take place on Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17. Registration is for all three sessions and begins on November 19th.. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. 

There are 8 spaces available.

Children ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. Storytime will take place on Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17. Registration is for all three sessions and begins on November 19th.. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. 

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday Night In: Teen Virtual Trivia
On Thursday, December 3, challenge your friends to Kahoot trivia where you can match wits with your knowlege of winter movies, traditions and more! Don't forget to wear your ugly sweater! Prizes will be awarded for ugliest sweater and to the trivia winners. Mobile device, tablet or laptop needed. For 6th-12th grade.
 
A Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the program.

 

 
 
There are 8 spaces available.
On Thursday, December 3, challenge your friends to Kahoot trivia where you can match wits with your knowlege of winter movies, traditions and more! Don't forget to wear your ugly sweater! Prizes will be awarded for ugliest sweater and to the trivia winners. Mobile device, tablet or laptop needed. For 6th-12th grade.
 
A Zoom invitation will be emailed prior to the program.

 

 
 
There are 8 spaces available.

Monday December 7, 2020
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Take and Make: Painted Picture Frame

A picture perfect gift for this holiday season! Paint a wooden picture frame as a gift for someone special. Kits contain picture frame, paints, and paint brush. Recommended for children ages 4-12 years. Pick up your Painted Picture Frame craft kit beginning Monday, December 7th through Saturday, December 12th during regular library hours. Registration is for Merrick residents only and begins Tuesday, November 24th. 

There are 3 spaces available.

A picture perfect gift for this holiday season! Paint a wooden picture frame as a gift for someone special. Kits contain picture frame, paints, and paint brush. Recommended for children ages 4-12 years. Pick up your Painted Picture Frame craft kit beginning Monday, December 7th through Saturday, December 12th during regular library hours. Registration is for Merrick residents only and begins Tuesday, November 24th. 

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Holiday Family Bingo

Children in grades K-6 are invited to compete in a fun game of Holiday Bingo against their siblings and friends on Monday, December 7 from 6:30-7:15pm. Prizes will be distributed for those who win a round. An invitation to the Zoom event and a link for a Bingo card will be emailed the day before the program. Bingo cards can be printed out or played on a smart phone, tablet or on the computer. If you are printing out the Bingo card make several copies as we will be playing more than one round. Siblings need to register separately. 

There are 10 spaces available.

Children in grades K-6 are invited to compete in a fun game of Holiday Bingo against their siblings and friends on Monday, December 7 from 6:30-7:15pm. Prizes will be distributed for those who win a round. An invitation to the Zoom event and a link for a Bingo card will be emailed the day before the program. Bingo cards can be printed out or played on a smart phone, tablet or on the computer. If you are printing out the Bingo card make several copies as we will be playing more than one round. Siblings need to register separately. 

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Adult Crafts @ Home-Hand Painted Wineglasses

Create 2 stemless snowman wine glasses. We will supply everything you need to complete this project. A YouTube link will be provided to you after registration. Registration begins November 24 for Merrick residents only.

Pick up date for supplies begins Wednesday, December 2.

There is no fee for this program. 

LOCATION: YouTube
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Create 2 stemless snowman wine glasses. We will supply everything you need to complete this project. A YouTube link will be provided to you after registration. Registration begins November 24 for Merrick residents only.

Pick up date for supplies begins Wednesday, December 2.

There is no fee for this program. 

LOCATION: YouTube

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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7:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Facebook Pajama Storytime: Bears!

On Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm, watch Miss Phyllis on Facebook as she reads books and sings songs about bears! No registration required.

On Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm, watch Miss Phyllis on Facebook as she reads books and sings songs about bears! No registration required.

Wednesday December 9, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Snack and a Story with Miss Elly on Zoom

You bring the snack, relax for an afternoon break, and listen, while Miss Elly reads aloud from Because of Winn Dixie by Cate DiCamillo on Zoom. Wednesdays December 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:00PM. No registration required.  For all three weeks, join the program at https://zoom.us/j/96180739789?pwd=dzQ2dUsvRkxRWTN0djcrZHMvTWxyZz09  or email childrensroom@merricklibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.  Recommended for children in grades K-5.

You bring the snack, relax for an afternoon break, and listen, while Miss Elly reads aloud from Because of Winn Dixie by Cate DiCamillo on Zoom. Wednesdays December 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:00PM. No registration required.  For all three weeks, join the program at https://zoom.us/j/96180739789?pwd=dzQ2dUsvRkxRWTN0djcrZHMvTWxyZz09  or email childrensroom@merricklibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.  Recommended for children in grades K-5.

Thursday December 10, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Family Storytime

Children ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. Storytime will take place on Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17. Registration is for all three sessions and begins on November 19th.. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. 

Children ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. Storytime will take place on Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17. Registration is for all three sessions and begins on November 19th.. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. 

 
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7:00 PM
Top Shelf Live

Top Shelf Live continues  with Librarian Carol Ann hosting author Kathleen Rooney for her recently released WWI historical fiction stunner, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey.

No registration necessary, just go to the Merrick Library Facebook page at 7pm.

No need to read the book in advance, but you will want to afterwards!
Hope to see you there!
 

LOCATION: Facebook

Top Shelf Live continues  with Librarian Carol Ann hosting author Kathleen Rooney for her recently released WWI historical fiction stunner, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey.

No registration necessary, just go to the Merrick Library Facebook page at 7pm.

No need to read the book in advance, but you will want to afterwards!
Hope to see you there!
 

LOCATION: Facebook

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Winter Scene Pop-up Cards
On Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 P.M., join other tweens/teens in creating holiday pop-up cards to give or donate to someone who might need a pick-me-up! Participants will earn 1 hour of community service. Kits with project and art supplies will be available for pickup on December 9th. Mobile device, tablet or laptop needed. For 5th-12th grade. A Zoom invite will be emailed prior to the event. 
 
 Registration begins November 27.
 
There are 4 spaces available.
On Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 P.M., join other tweens/teens in creating holiday pop-up cards to give or donate to someone who might need a pick-me-up! Participants will earn 1 hour of community service. Kits with project and art supplies will be available for pickup on December 9th. Mobile device, tablet or laptop needed. For 5th-12th grade. A Zoom invite will be emailed prior to the event. 
 
 Registration begins November 27.
 
There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday December 12, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Facebook Live Baking Demonstration: Holiday Cookies with Chef Rob

Appropriate for all ages! Join us Saturday, December 12th at 12pm for a Facebook Live Holiday Cookie Baking Demonstration with Chef Rob Scott. Learn to bake Bakery-style Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Raisin Walnut Cookies, and Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies. Recipes will be posted to the Library's Facebook Page and on Instagram on December 6th so patrons will have time to purchase their own ingredients-- or e-mail childrensroom@merricklibrary.org.  No registration required.

Appropriate for all ages! Join us Saturday, December 12th at 12pm for a Facebook Live Holiday Cookie Baking Demonstration with Chef Rob Scott. Learn to bake Bakery-style Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Raisin Walnut Cookies, and Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies. Recipes will be posted to the Library's Facebook Page and on Instagram on December 6th so patrons will have time to purchase their own ingredients-- or e-mail childrensroom@merricklibrary.org.  No registration required.

Monday December 14, 2020
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Take and Bake: Chocolate Snowstorm Cookies

Take and Bake Chocolate Snowstorm Cookies kits for Grades 5-12. Each kit will contain all of the non-perishable ingredients, a recipe card, and a YouTube link so you can make this yummy recipe along with Chef Rob. For this recipe, all you will need to add is one egg, one stick of butter, and vanilla. Walnuts are optional. Kits will be available for pick up beginning Monday, December 14 through Saturday, December 19.  Registration begins Friday, December 4. One registration per family.

Registration will begin on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Take and Bake Chocolate Snowstorm Cookies kits for Grades 5-12. Each kit will contain all of the non-perishable ingredients, a recipe card, and a YouTube link so you can make this yummy recipe along with Chef Rob. For this recipe, all you will need to add is one egg, one stick of butter, and vanilla. Walnuts are optional. Kits will be available for pick up beginning Monday, December 14 through Saturday, December 19.  Registration begins Friday, December 4. One registration per family.

Registration will begin on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

 
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Take and Make: Snowflake Dreamcatcher

Create a beautiful Snowflake Dreamcatcher at home.  This Take and Make kit is available Monday, December 14th through Saturday, December 19th.  Recommended for children in Grades 2-6.  You will be emailed a link to an instructional video to accompany the kit on December 14th.  Registration is for Merrick residents only.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Create a beautiful Snowflake Dreamcatcher at home.  This Take and Make kit is available Monday, December 14th through Saturday, December 19th.  Recommended for children in Grades 2-6.  You will be emailed a link to an instructional video to accompany the kit on December 14th.  Registration is for Merrick residents only.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Family Holiday Movie Trivia Night

Enjoy a fun game of Kahoot Trivia themed around Holiday movie classics. This program is open to children in Grades K-5 and their families. You will be receiving a Zoom link the day of the program. Registration starts November 30th. 

Registration will begin on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Enjoy a fun game of Kahoot Trivia themed around Holiday movie classics. This program is open to children in Grades K-5 and their families. You will be receiving a Zoom link the day of the program. Registration starts November 30th. 

Registration will begin on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Candyland-themed Obstacle Course and Scavenger Hunt

From December 15th through January 15th, come enjoy our Children's Room indoor Candyland-themed Obstacle Course-- walking only please!  Prizes available for children who complete the scavenger hunt. Recommended for ages 2 years and up. Both the obstacle course and the scavenger hunt are self-directed and open during regular library hours. 

From December 15th through January 15th, come enjoy our Children's Room indoor Candyland-themed Obstacle Course-- walking only please!  Prizes available for children who complete the scavenger hunt. Recommended for ages 2 years and up. Both the obstacle course and the scavenger hunt are self-directed and open during regular library hours. 

 
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4:30 PM
Learn to Draw a Gingerbread House with Art Teacher Amy

Join Art Teacher Amy on Zoom, Tuesday, December 15th at 4:30pm to learn to draw a Gingerbread House! Have paper and pencils, markers or crayons available for the program. For children in grades K-5.  Registration begins Friday, November 27th.

There are 9 spaces available.

Join Art Teacher Amy on Zoom, Tuesday, December 15th at 4:30pm to learn to draw a Gingerbread House! Have paper and pencils, markers or crayons available for the program. For children in grades K-5.  Registration begins Friday, November 27th.

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday December 16, 2020
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blood Drive

The New York Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Multipurpose Room. To schedule an appointment call 1 800 933-BLOOD. Walk-Ins Welcome with social distancing permitting.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB

The New York Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Multipurpose Room. To schedule an appointment call 1 800 933-BLOOD. Walk-Ins Welcome with social distancing permitting.

LOCATION: Multipurpose Room AB

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Snack and a Story with Miss Elly on Zoom

You bring the snack, relax for an afternoon break, and listen, while Miss Elly reads aloud from Because of Winn Dixie by Cate DiCamillo on Zoom. Wednesdays December 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:00PM. No registration required.  For all three weeks, join the program at https://zoom.us/j/96180739789?pwd=dzQ2dUsvRkxRWTN0djcrZHMvTWxyZz09  or email childrensroom@merricklibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.  Recommended for children in grades K-5.

You bring the snack, relax for an afternoon break, and listen, while Miss Elly reads aloud from Because of Winn Dixie by Cate DiCamillo on Zoom. Wednesdays December 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:00PM. No registration required.  For all three weeks, join the program at https://zoom.us/j/96180739789?pwd=dzQ2dUsvRkxRWTN0djcrZHMvTWxyZz09  or email childrensroom@merricklibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.  Recommended for children in grades K-5.

Thursday December 17, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Family Storytime

Children ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. Storytime will take place on Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17. Registration is for all three sessions and begins on November 19th.. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. 

Children ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and songs. Storytime will take place on Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17. Registration is for all three sessions and begins on November 19th.. A Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program. 

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tech Talk: Cord Cutting and Digital Streaming Services
LOCATION: Zoom
Monday December 21, 2020
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Noon Year's Eve in a Bag

First come first served! While supplies last! Everything you need to enjoy the library's annual "Noon Year's Eve" party at home!  No registration required. Noon Year's Eve in a Bag will be available in the Children's Room beginning December 21st through December 30th, while supplies last, during regular library hours.  Please share pictures of your Noon Year's Eve celebration with the library -- tag us on Facebook or Instagram, or email childrensroom@merricklibrary, so we can enjoy the fun with you!

First come first served! While supplies last! Everything you need to enjoy the library's annual "Noon Year's Eve" party at home!  No registration required. Noon Year's Eve in a Bag will be available in the Children's Room beginning December 21st through December 30th, while supplies last, during regular library hours.  Please share pictures of your Noon Year's Eve celebration with the library -- tag us on Facebook or Instagram, or email childrensroom@merricklibrary, so we can enjoy the fun with you!

 
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Take and Bake: Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread

Looking for something fun to do over the holiday break? Take home a Take and Bake: Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread kit! Each kit will contain all of the non-perishable ingredients, a recipe card, and a YouTube link so you can make this yummy recipe along with Chef Rob. All you will need to add is one egg, buttermilk, vegtable oil, and vanilla. Kits will be available for pick up begining December 21st through December 29th (the Library will be closed December 24th and 25th).  Registration is for Merrick residents only and begins December 1st.  All ages. One registration per family.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Looking for something fun to do over the holiday break? Take home a Take and Bake: Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread kit! Each kit will contain all of the non-perishable ingredients, a recipe card, and a YouTube link so you can make this yummy recipe along with Chef Rob. All you will need to add is one egg, buttermilk, vegtable oil, and vanilla. Kits will be available for pick up begining December 21st through December 29th (the Library will be closed December 24th and 25th).  Registration is for Merrick residents only and begins December 1st.  All ages. One registration per family.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday December 23, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Snack and a Story with Miss Elly on Zoom

You bring the snack, relax for an afternoon break, and listen, while Miss Elly reads aloud from Because of Winn Dixie by Cate DiCamillo on Zoom. Wednesdays December 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:00PM. No registration required.  For all three weeks, join the program at https://zoom.us/j/96180739789?pwd=dzQ2dUsvRkxRWTN0djcrZHMvTWxyZz09  or email childrensroom@merricklibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.  Recommended for children in grades K-5.

You bring the snack, relax for an afternoon break, and listen, while Miss Elly reads aloud from Because of Winn Dixie by Cate DiCamillo on Zoom. Wednesdays December 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:00PM. No registration required.  For all three weeks, join the program at https://zoom.us/j/96180739789?pwd=dzQ2dUsvRkxRWTN0djcrZHMvTWxyZz09  or email childrensroom@merricklibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.  Recommended for children in grades K-5.

Thursday December 24, 2020

The Library will reopen Saturday, December 26 at 10:30 AM.

The Library will reopen Saturday, December 26 at 10:30 AM.

Tuesday December 29, 2020
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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
SO Fun Gameshow!

Join us on December 29th at 11:45AM for SO Fun Gameshow on Zoom. Kids will feel like they are on live TV playing in a gameshow together! Hosted by a professional magician and writer for the TV show, The Carbonaro Effect, kids will become the stars of their very own INTERACTIVE game show production. With on-screen challenges, jaw dropping special effects, trivia, and never before seen surprises, this gameshow is truly SO Fun. Will you help to beat the high score of the week? For children in grades K-6. 

To register for this program go to https://www.sofuncity.com/merrickgameshow 

 

Join us on December 29th at 11:45AM for SO Fun Gameshow on Zoom. Kids will feel like they are on live TV playing in a gameshow together! Hosted by a professional magician and writer for the TV show, The Carbonaro Effect, kids will become the stars of their very own INTERACTIVE game show production. With on-screen challenges, jaw dropping special effects, trivia, and never before seen surprises, this gameshow is truly SO Fun. Will you help to beat the high score of the week? For children in grades K-6. 

To register for this program go to https://www.sofuncity.com/merrickgameshow 

 
Thursday December 31, 2020

The Library will reopen Saturday, January 2 at 10:30 AM.

 

The Library will reopen Saturday, January 2 at 10:30 AM.

 


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