September Movies at the Library

Rio 2


Rio 2

Saturday, September 20 at 2:30 pm

In the  Griffin Room

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The Fault in our Stars

Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm

In the Griffin Room

How to Pay for College – Tuesday, September 30

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On Tuesday, September 30, at 6:30 pm in the Griffin Room at Meriden Public Library, Tom and Vince, The College Guys, will return to present the seminar “How To Pay For College: Strategies You Can Use Today.”  Tom Polowy and Vincent Winans are college funding experts of Valark Financial Services located in downtown Hartford.

In this program the College Guys will discuss how the financial aid system works, what types of assistance programs are available, and what aid families can reasonably expect to see. The program will cover various tips and pitfalls related to common college savings plans such as 529’s, EE bonds, UGMA accounts, as well as a discussion of how the economic meltdown has affected college investments, tuition costs, and available aid.

This year there have been a number of changes to the financial aid system under the Obama Administration, and it’s important that parents are aware of not only the changes, but how to access the financial aid they need. There are strategies a family can use to improve their eligibility for assistance, and there are a number of sources families can look to for funds. The College Guys will cover many of these strategies.

All are welcome to this free program. To reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, email or visit and sign up through the adult calendar.


Online Marketing: Newsletters and Announcements – Tonight (Monday, Sep. 15) at 6:30 pm

Robert Clark from LucidPointe will be presenting two Constant Contact classes in online marketing at Meriden Public Library. The first class, Online Marketing: Newsletters and Announcements will be held on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 pm in the Griffin Room.  This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective. Attendees will learn: the different types of newsletters, what to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images, subject line best practices, when to send your newsletter, the importance of understanding how connected email and social media are…they have to be done together, and what types of additional tools might be useful.

The second class, Online Marketing: Offers and Promotions will be held on Monday, October 6 at 6:30 pm in the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room.

Robert Clark is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and Solution Provider Partner with over 30 years of experience advising small and medium-sized businesses, Fortune 50 companies, nonprofits, associations, and industry groups on marketing, sales, operations, strategy, international trade, and information technology. He is Managing Principal of LucidPointe, LLC, based in Darien, CT.

All are welcome to this free program. To reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, email or visit and sign up through the adult calendar.

Parking Lot Construction

September 13th – 17th                                  roadconstructionsign
The back Library Parking Lot will be closed due to construction. The side lot is open.

There is a small parking lot on Catlin Street and minimal street parking. Sorry for the inconvenience but the lot will be much nicer on Thursday.

Friends of the Library Bookstore
Will be CLOSED during construction and
reopening on Thursday.


Another successful Summer Reading

Thank you to the following businesses for the generous donations that made our Summer Reading Challenge a success!
Barnes and Noble, North Haven

Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
Bella Luna Pizza and Restaurant, Meriden
BounceU, North Branford
Golf Quest Family Sports Center, Southington
Huxley’s Bookmark Cafe, Meriden
Holiday Cinemas 14, Wallingford
Les’ Dairy Bar, Meriden
McDonalds, W. Main St., Meriden
New Britain Rock Cats, New Britain
Napoli Pizza, Meriden
The Pottery Piazza, Plainville
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury
Safari Golf, Berlin
San Souci Restaurant, Meriden


North Sea Gas folk group

picture of north sea gasNorth Sea Gas, a Traditional folk group from Edinburgh, Scotland, will be performing on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30 in the Griffin Room. This is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Featuring guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistles, bodhrans, and banjo, and good humor as part of the entertainment. Reservations optional, but to secure a seat, call the Community Services Department 203-630-6349.

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Front desk 203.238.2344 Info desk 203.238.2347 Fax 203.238.3647