Meriden Public Library Happenings for December 2023

From: Meriden Public Library
December 1, 2023

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Ronny LeBlanc: Expedition Bigfoot-

Saturday, December 2nd


Meeting Room 1+2+3 

CT Paid Leave Information Session-

Thursday, December 7th


Multi-Purpose Room 6

What’s Next? Book Club-

Wednesday, December 13th


Meeting Room 5

Hartford Healthcare's Early Detection and Prevention Program Table-

Thursday, December 14th

@10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Entrance Hallway

Matinee Monday: Casablanca (1942)-

Monday, December 18th

@11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Meeting Room 1+2+3

Augusta Curtis Cultural Center Winter Concert-

Wednesday, December 20th

@6:00 - 8:00 PM

Meeting Room 1+2+3

An Introduction to Hiking & Nature in Meriden, with Mark & Lyndsey Wantroba-

Thursday, December 21st

@6:00-8:00 PM

Meeting Room 5

New Year's Celebration Loteria for All Ages-

Wednesday, December 27th

@3:00-4:00 PM

Multi-Purpose Room 6


Felt Gingerbread Decorating-

Tuesday, December 5th

@5:30-7:00 PM

Children's Program Room

Teen Holiday Crafting-

Friday, December 8th

@3:00 - 4:30PM

Multi-purpose Room 6

Drop-In Paint Your Own Mini Holiday Tree-

Saturday, December 9th

@10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Children's Program Room

DIY CD Curtain-

Tuesday, December 12th

@3:30 - 5:00 PM

Teen Room

Hot Cocoa Mug Craft-

Wednesday, December 13th

@3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Children's Program Room

Snowflake Embroidery-

Thursday, December 14th

@3:00 - 4:30 PM

Teen Room

Paint a Hedgie Drop-In Craft-

Thursday, December 21st

@4:00-5:00 PM

Children's Program Room

Dogman Perler Beads Craft-

Tuesday, December 26th

@5:30 - 6:30 PM

Children's Program Room

Matt Mathews Magic Show-

Wednesday, December 27th

@6:30 AM- 8:00 PM

Meeting Room 1+2+3

Black Bears In Connecticut Presentation for Kids-

Thursday, December 28th

@11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting Room 5

New Years Celebration-

Saturday, December 30th

@3:00 - 4:00 PM

Teen Room

Get Cozy with a Good Book

Rise Up! Indigenous Music in North America

Covering over 500 years of history, religion, and cultural evolution, Rise Up! combines deep research with personal stories by four dozen award-winning Indigenous musicians - providing an unprecedented eye-and-ear-opening look at Indigenous music, spirituality, and life. More than powwow drums and wooden flutes, Indigenous music intersects with rock, blues, jazz, folk music, reggae, hip-hop, classical music, and more. In conjunction with Rise Up’s publication, Craig Harris will present a 90-minute multimedia and participatory introduction to today’s Indigenous music, incorporating songs, stories, a video montage, and guided music-making. 

Music historian, percussionist, and Washington, DC radio host, Craig Harris is the author of The New Folk Music, The Band; Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow; Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time, & Americana Music, Crossing Borders, and the forthcoming Rise Up! Indigenous Music in North America. Playing drums/percussion since his teens, Harris has played with C.J. Chenier, Greg Brown, Jonathan Edwards, Rod MacDonald, Melanie, Mustard’s Retreat, Merl Saunders, Rick Danko (The Band), and Los Texmaniacs. Since 2014, he’s co-hosted the syndicated Gaea Crystal Radio Hour. After teaching music in public/charter schools in Boston, Somerville, Chelsea, and Springfield, MA for twenty-six years, Harris launched Drum Away the Blues in 2009. 

Saturday, December 9th @2:00 PM

Meeting Room 1+2+3

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