A StoryWalk® at the Meriden Public Library
Families are invited to enjoy the book ‘That's not a daffodil!’ by Elizabeth Honey, a StoryWalk® on loan from the Kiwanis Club of Meriden at the Meriden Public Library during the month of April. The panels will be in English and Spanish. A StoryWalk® is a series of signs featuring sequential spreads from a children’s picture book. The pages are spread throughout a space allowing a reader to follow along with a story by walking. The story will be displayed in the Marion Cook Room during the month of April and all are welcome to enjoy the story when the room is open.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.Census 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Census Takers to work in their communities. There are many great jobs available. Stop into the Meriden Public Library on Tuesday, April 30 between 1 and 3 p.m. or 5 and 7 p.m. for more information about the positions available and how to apply. You can also apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.Quran Exhibition, Coffee and Conversation
Come to this educational, bridge building exhibit of the Holy Quran by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cook Room at the Meriden Public Library. Discover with your neighborhood Ahmadi Muslims what heralded the Golden Age, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Age of Reason in History. The 1400 year old Scripture, unchanged since its revelation, of the fastest growing faith on earth: Islam. Yet, more than 60 percent of Americans are unacquainted with its content of remedying societal ills, global guidance towards justice and peace, scientific truths, and precise predictions. It encompasses and honors the Gospels, Torah and Holy Books of other faiths from around the world and it all started with the unlettered orphan known for his righteousness: Muhammad the Messenger of Allah. Learn from peace-loving Muslims who live by 'love for all, hatred for none' and make new friends in the process. Refreshments will be served.
Do you enjoy playing Scrabble? Stop into the Meriden Public Library Monday, April 15 at 2 p.m. and play a game or two. Boards are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. All skill levels are welcome.Needles and Hooks Group
Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Are you a novice or an expert? Need help with a pattern or just want to chat with others who enjoy the same craft? Come to the Needles and Hooks Group at the Meriden Public Library. They meet monthly on a Wednesdays. The next meetings is scheduled for April 10 and April 24 at 10 am to noon. All skill levels are welcome.Passports on Wheels
Need to renew or get a new passport? Stop into the Meriden Public Library and bypass that line at the Post Office. The Post Office holds a passport application service at the library each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one on Saturday, April 20. Bring your birth certificate or naturalization certificate with front and back photocopy, valid photo identification (such as a driver’s license) with front and back photocopy, personal check/money order for payment of the passport fee. Photos will be offered for $15. For more information and forms, visit http://travel.state.gov. Check the library’s calendar at www.meridenlibrary.org for future dates of this service.Meriden Poetry Society
The Meriden Poetry Society will meet at the Meriden Public Library on Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. and on Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. All who are interested in writing and/or reading poetry are welcome to attend.Writer’s Network
Are you writing a book or interested in writing? Join the Writer’s Network at the Meriden Public Library. They meet monthly on Tuesdays. The April meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. Come discuss writing, get encouragement and help others with their writing.Chess Club
The chess club at the Meriden Public Library meets monthly. The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Stop in to play a game or two of chess. Don’t forget to bring your favorite chess board.
For more information, call 203-630-6349 or visit www.meridenlibrary.org.