Veterans – Get a FREE Portrait

Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th          between 10:00 and 4:30

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If you are a Veteran living in: Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire, Southington, Berlin, Middletown, or Middlefield you are invited to the Meriden Public Library on May 25th and 26th for a portrait. 8 x 10 portraits can be taken with family or without and wearing your service uniform or not. Finished prints will be delivered to the library 2 – 3 weeks after the event.

Thank you to RAY  GAWLAK for donating his time and skills.


Our New Catalog is Here!

Our new online catalog is launching today with a new look, enhanced searching and a more efficient display of titles in all formats. Each LION library will have its own customized display. Try it! We think you will like it! We are here to answer your questions if needed.

Click on the CATALOG tab at the top of the page.

How to Understand Negative Emotions and Unhealthy Behaviors

scars that never heal

Saturday, June 2 at 2:00

Author, LaToya McPherson, discusses the issues in her non-fiction book "Scars That Never Heal." This is an important discussion for any of use whose experiences left us emotionally and psychologically scarred. LaToya will address sensitive areas like abuse, adoption, divorce, and generational curses.

An Evening with the Gillettes

Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30

Who was William Gillette? What was his connection to the greatest fictional detective of all time? Was Sherlock Holmes fact… or fiction? What is the story behind the image of Dr. Holmes… the cap… the pipe… the lens?

You will get answers to all of the above questions. Harold and Theodora Nivers will not leave you in suspense. We promise.  The Nivers do not only talk about the Gillettes, they BECOME the them.

Costuming is authentic and period correct. The Nivers knowledge of Sherlock, the Gillettes and Gillette Castle is extensive.

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