Events Calendar


September

A feathered quill pen writes the words 'Creative Writing Club'. Blue, green, and purple colors spatter out of the feather.

September 16 Wednesday

Creative Writing Club

3:30 – 4:30 PM Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be meeting on zoom and talking about what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise. Email Teen librarian Kristen Young at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org if you’re interested. For students in Grades: 6 – 12.


A wire pencil holder and a green apple on a desk. Items in the pencil holder include colored pencils, scissors, paint brushes, and a wooden ruler. Items on the desk include colorful binder clips and erasers.

How To Get Started Homeschooling

6:30 – 8:00 PM Are you curious about how homeschooling works and want to find out more or are you currently homeschooling and looking for connection and support? Join us for a 90 min virtual presentation lead by Amy Faeskorn from the Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts. The presentation will include a history and overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods to keep your child engaged, etc., resources, homeschooling support and a Q & A session. Email tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this zoom event.


Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt book cover.

September 21 Monday

Story Walk: Scaredy Squirrel

Come anytime/any day to the library and enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time! Follow the numbered signs around the library grounds to read the story Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. The story walk will be available from September 21 until October 30.


Playful illustration of an orange butterfly, a red bird, and a smiling green snail. The bird sits on a large tan flower.

September 23 Wednesday

Story Time Online

10:30 AM This 6-week virtual session will be held on zoom with Cathy and Tracy on Wednesdays. Each 20 minute story time will include stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft or fun activity. Registration is required. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this group and include your child’s name and age. Ages: 2 – 6.


Playful illustration of an orange butterfly, a red bird, and a smiling green snail. The bird sits on a large tan flower.

September 30 Wednesday

Story Time Online

10:30 AM This 6-week virtual session will be held on zoom with Cathy and Tracy on Wednesdays. Each 20 minute story time will include stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft or fun activity. Registration is required. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this group and include your child’s name and age. Ages: 2 – 6.


October

Merrimac Zoomers Book Club. A stack of books next to a potted plant on a table top. Icons for email and text messages appear over the table.

October 6 Tuesday

Merrimac Zoomers Book Club

7:30 – 8:30 PM We’ll be discussing the book, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to receive the meeting link.


Playful illustration of an orange butterfly, a red bird, and a smiling green snail. The bird sits on a large tan flower.

October 7 Wednesday

Story Time Online

10:30 AM This 6-week virtual session will be held on zoom with Cathy and Tracy on Wednesdays. Each 20 minute story time will include stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft or fun activity. Registration is required. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this group and include your child’s name and age. Ages: 2 – 6.


A paper lantern craft. Popsicle sticks form the box frame of a colorful paper lantern. The paper sides are patterned with overlapping colorful circles.

October 8 Thursday

Lantern Virtual Workshop

4:00 PM Create a beautiful lantern for your room along with Cathy and Tracy on zoom! Supply kits for registered participants will be available for pick up at the library from Monday, October 5 – Thursday, October 8. Email: chornig@merrimaclibrary.org to register. Ages: 7 & Up.


Playful illustration of an orange butterfly, a red bird, and a smiling green snail. The bird sits on a large tan flower.

October 14 Wednesday

Story Time Online

10:30 AM This 6-week virtual session will be held on zoom with Cathy and Tracy on Wednesdays. Each 20 minute story time will include stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft or fun activity. Registration is required. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this group and include your child’s name and age. Ages: 2 – 6.


Friday Night Frights! Listen if you dare! A full moon hangs in the center of a dark blue night sky. In the distance sleepy houses are set against a backdrop of trees.

October 16 Friday

Friday Night Frights!

7:00 PM Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group’s Friday Night Frights! Tune into TAG’s new You Tube channel to watch a pre-recorded video of one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians, read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7:00 PM a new video will be premiered. Email tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to get the You Tube link. For students in grades: 6 – 12.


October 21 Wednesday

Playful illustration of an orange butterfly, a red bird, and a smiling green snail. The bird sits on a large tan flower.

Story Time Online

10:30 AM This 6-week virtual session will be held on zoom with Cathy and Tracy on Wednesdays. Each 20 minute story time will include stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft or fun activity. Registration is required. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this group and include your child’s name and age. Ages: 2 – 6.


A feathered quill pen writes the words 'Creative Writing Club'. Blue, green, and purple colors spatter out of the feather.

Creative Writing Club

3:30 – 4:30 PM Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be meeting on zoom and talking about what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise. Email Teen librarian Kristen Young at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org if you’re interested. Students in Grades: 6 – 12.


Genealogy 101. Empty picture frames hang a in tree full of green leaves. A blue sky with clouds is in the background.

October 22 Thursday

Genealogy 101

6:30 – 8:30 PM Local genealogist and educator Lisa Powis will present a 2 hour instructional program on how to get started researching your ancestry. Lisa will use zoom to demonstrate how to best navigate and utilize online resources like Ancestry.com, Family Search and Roots Magic, as well as sharing many of her tips and strategies for where to search offline too. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register.


Friday Night Frights! Listen if you dare! A full moon hangs in the center of a dark blue night sky. In the distance sleepy houses are set against a backdrop of trees.

October 23 Friday

Friday Night Frights!

7:00 PM Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group’s Friday Night Frights! Tune into TAG’s new You Tube channel to watch a pre-recorded video of one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians, read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7:00 PM a new video will be premiered. Email tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to get the You Tube link. For students in grades: 6 – 12.


Playful illustration of an orange butterfly, a red bird, and a smiling green snail. The bird sits on a large tan flower.

October 28 Wednesday

Story Time Online

10:30 AM This 6-week virtual session will be held on zoom with Cathy and Tracy on Wednesdays. Each 20 minute story time will include stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft or fun activity. Registration is required. Email: tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to register for this group and include your child’s name and age. Ages: 2 – 6.


October 30 Friday

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt book cover.

Story Walk: Scaredy Squirrel

Last day for the story walk! Come to the library and enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time! Follow the numbered signs around the library grounds to read the story Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.


Friday Night Frights! Listen if you dare! A full moon hangs in the center of a dark blue night sky. In the distance sleepy houses are set against a backdrop of trees.

Friday Night Frights!

7:00 PM Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group’s Friday Night Frights! Tune into TAG’s new You Tube channel to watch a pre-recorded video of one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians, read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7:00 PM a new video will be premiered. Email tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org to get the You Tube link. For students in grades: 6 – 12.


November

A feathered quill pen writes the words 'Creative Writing Club'. Blue, green, and purple colors spatter out of the feather.

November 18 Wednesday

Creative Writing Club

3:30 – 4:30 PM Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be meeting on zoom and talking about what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise. Email Teen librarian Kristen Young at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org if you’re interested. For students in Grades: 6 – 12.


December

A feathered quill pen writes the words 'Creative Writing Club'. Blue, green, and purple colors spatter out of the feather.

December 16 Wednesday

Creative Writing Club

3:30 – 4:30 PM Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be meeting on zoom and talking about what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise. Email Teen librarian Kristen Young at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org if you’re interested. For students in Grades: 6 – 12.