EVENT FULL – Author/Artist Tomie DePaola returns to Meriden Public Library

We are overwhelmed by the incredible surge of love demonstrated through your interest, comments and shares, but regret that we must share that the event is full. We will entreat Tomie to visit us again soon!

On Friday, September 16, one of the world’s best-loved children’s book author and illustrator, Tomie dePaola returns to the Meriden Public Library for a talk and book signing!   At 3:30pm, Tomie will autograph copies of his books.  Beginning at 4:15pm, Tomie will talk about his books and personal experiences, and answer questions from the audience.  We will be celebrating not only Tomie’s 82nd birthday, but the recent publication of The Moon’s Almost Here, a lyrical picture book written by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

Visit  http://meridenlibrary.org/tomie-depaola-returns-to-meriden/  for more information

American Indian Music

Thursday, September 8 @ 6:30

Driven by his passion for music, Craig Harris, will be here to share his enthusiasm for the roots music scene. He has written many books and articles on Native flutes, contemporary music, hip hop and electronic music. On Thursday, he will share about his latest book Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian music. An uplifting experience for all ages.

Call to register 203-630-6349 or click here

Adult Summer Reading Winner

Congratulations Crista Anderson!

She read all summer and won the Summer Reading Grand Prize a kindle fire HD8.

Do You Have Questions About Medicare?

David Pallotta, the President of DHP Benefits Consulting Group, will give you the answers.

Come to the Griffin Room on September 7 at 1:00

Mr. Pallotta has over 20 years of insurance experience and will help make sense of Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans and federally funded programs. DHP offers no cost services to help you understand your options and select the best plan for your specific needs. To reserve a seat call 203-630-6349

Friends Bookstore Closed August 22 through September 10

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The Friends of the Library bookstore will be closed for the installation

of new carpeting from August 22 through September 10.

The bookstore will reopen on Monday, September 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


This Year’s Ornament Arrived

The ornament is dedicated to Giuffrida Park.

"Named for Dr. Francis Giuffrida (1910-1966) who practiced medicine in Meriden, the park is located at 800 Westfield Rd in Meriden. The city park contains almost 600 acres of woodland, rocky trails with spectacular views, and a reservoir built in the late 1800's by the Bradley & Hubbard Company." - description comes with the ornament and was written by Jan Franco.

You can purchase ornaments at the Information Desk for $10.

HOT Thursday Night Movies

Movies start at 6:00 in the Griffin Room

Sept 1


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