Live the Story!

leeny del seamonds

With a face and voice that launched a thousand characters, Leeny Del Seamonds is an internationally acclaimed performer, coach, author, multi award-winning recording artist and professional Voice Actor.  Winner of the National Storytelling Network ORACLE Circle of Excellence Award, Leeny’s animated and uplifting tales and tunes reflect her love of people and desire to embrace life to its fullest.  From a prized television show, to a village in Gengcun, China; from the Comix Club in NYC, to the National Storytelling Festival, Leeny encourages listeners to rejoice in human and cultural diversity, inviting them to share in her Cuban-American sense of humor and joy of performing.  With Latino passion, fire and wit, Leeny’s dynamic one-woman shows and renowned workshops headline festivals, concerts and events worldwide.

This program is open to all ages and includes opportunities for audience participation.  For more information, please call the Tomie dePaola Children’s Library at (203) 630-6347.

Music of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Friday, 19th at 1:00

Jeffrey Engel will present Serge Prokofiev's ballet as well as explore the rest of "Romeo" canon. Since the early 18th century, composers have been inspired by the world's most beloved love story.

The Forgotten Chapters

Rescheduled to March 1 at 6:30  February 9 at6:30

Ms. Dimancescu's presentation will offer an engaging blend of history and ancestral stories as she brings to life long forgotten and little known chapters of New England's rich history. She will also discuss the process of creating a non-fiction narrative. Look her up on her facebook page

A Month of Celebration

Join us in celebrating Pura Belpré: latina storyteller, author, puppeteer, librarian

Saturday, Jan 30th at 11:00: bilingual Story Hour/Cuentacuentos

Tuesday, Feb 2nd at 6:00: the film "Pura Belpré, a Storyteller" followed by birthday cake and a talk with UConn professor

Saturday, Feb 13 at 2:30: Storyteller Leeny Del Seamonda will present "Vive al Cuento/Live the Story"

Tuesday, Feb 16th at 3:30: Puppeteer Mathew Leonard from Lionheart Puppets will perform "The Emperor's New Clothes"

All month, in the hallway to the Children's Library, the Pura Belpré Traveling Exhibit will be on display. We hope you enjoy these programs and learn about Puerto Rican folk lore and culture.

Income Tax Assistance

It's that time of year...

Following is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance schedule:

Mondays from 5:30 - 8:00 January 25 through March 28th

Wednesdays from 5:30 - 8:00 January 27 through April 13

Saturdays from 9:30 - 1:00 January 30 through April 16

You may call (860) 356-2000 Monday - Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 to make an appointment.

Have you tried this?

Coloring and Coffee for Adults

Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Cook Room

coloring pencils

Come in for this session and see what the hype is all about. Its been proven that coloring is a great way to relax and de-stress. Supplies will be provided.

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647