Meriden Library Programs

Meriden Library Programs

Financial Planning Basics with Louis Czerwinski – Sept. 10

How smart are your financial goals? Join Louis Czerwinski at 6:30 p.m. in the Griffin Room at the Meriden Public Library. This workshop will covers: setting goals, budgeting, having an emergency fund, insurance, using credit, investing, tax planning, saving for college, retirement planning, and even estate planning!  All are welcome to this free program.

Medical Practices in the Civil War by Hamish Lutris – Sept. 13

Hamish Lutris will discuss the Medical Practices in the Civil War  at 6:30 p.m. in the Griffin Room. Perhaps the most tragic aspect of the Civil War was the lack of medical knowledge of the time. Thousand died while advances were being made or were about to be discovered that would save soldiers only a few years after the war ended. This program sheds light on the medical practices of the war, helping to explain why so many soldiers would rather have gone to battle through dysentery, wounds and sickness, rather than have to spend time on a regimental sick list.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and Cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West. All are welcome to this free program cosponsored by the Meriden Historical Society. 

Adult Craft Night – Creating Your Future with Vision Boards by Cynthia Mazzaferro – Sept. 18

Want to get a better image of what you want to be, do or have in your life? Would you like to make a vision board? Come at 6 p.m. and create a vision board with Cynthia Mazzaferro.  All materials are provided. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Meriden Public Library.

Wake Up Your Thyroid: Naturally Improve Thyroid, Energy and Metabolism by Dr. David DeRosa – Sept. 24

Dr. David DeRosa will present the program Wake Up Your Thyroid: Naturally Improve Thyroid, Energy and Metabolism  at 6:30 pm. Have you been diagnosed with a malfunctioning thyroid? Do you think you have a thyroid problem, even if your blood work says differently? Are problems with your thyroid affecting your weight, sleep, or energy levels?

Research shows that more than 12 percent of the United States population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.  An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease.  Undiagnosed thyroid problems puts patients at risk for certain serious conditions including cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, depression, and even infertility.  The only solution seems to be medications that will only, at best, give temporary relief.  Help can be found within a few simple steps.

You will learn: Why half of all thyroid disorders go misdiagnosed; The two missing nutritional links no one talks about; Learn simple steps you can take to promote balance in your thyroid.

MORE Ghostly Photographs by Julie Griffin – Sept. 27

Julie Griffin will be back  at 6:45 pm to present MORE Ghostly Photographs. Julie has many new photographs to share and amaze you.

Julie is a photographer, paranormal investigator, and psychic medium. With the hope of capturing more evidence for the existence of the spirit world, she visits locations reported to be haunted. This has led to many intense personal experiences, so she has many stories to tell.

As the evidence photos continue, Julie is writing stories telling why she was visiting that location and how the photos happened. They are real ghost stories you can see with your own eyes.

Be the Peace! Learn Peace-Making Skills for Your Own Life – Sept. 29

Local residents, public servants, business and civic leaders, and educators are invited to come to the first of a series of free peace-making workshops,  in the Cook Room at the Meriden Public Library, starting at 9 a.m.. Registration is available at the library, and at The workshop is being organized by South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church's Pastor John Blossom.

The morning workshop will cover breakthrough insights into how people of all kinds, in all situations, can learn to "wage peace" - even in the middle of our "wars!"  The workshop is based on non-religious materials that have helped thousands of people around the world to take a new perspective on how they view and manage potentially hurtful conflicts. After the morning workshop, the workshop leader will be available in the Cook Room to help workshop attendees practice peace-making skill for their real-life situations

Coffee and light refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Pastor John Blossom of South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church at or 203-293-8511 tel/txt.

All are welcome to these free programs. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 or visit and click on Events.


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