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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pick up your Museum Passes at the Circulation Desk starting October 2nd!

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For your convenience, pick up all museum passes at the Circulation Desk starting October 2nd! 
Make your museum reservations online right here,
make them at the Reference Desk.
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See all 18 museums right here and make your reservations now!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Celeste Ng: By the Book

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Author of "Everything I Never Told You" and the newest, "Little Fires Everywhere" shares her favorites with us in the By the Book column feature in the Sunday, NYT. 

A small piece of the interview is below.

NYT: Which classic novel did you recently read for the first time?
“The Age of Innocence,” by Edith Wharton. I’d read “Ethan Frome” in high school, but somehow missed this one. It’s a masterpiece. Despite being almost a hundred years old, it still speaks powerfully on the assumptions we make about each other, and our human failures to communicate our needs and desires.
If you need to reacquaint yourself with either title mentioned above, just click that link. 
Happy reading!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stop thinking about that unwritten novel and start writing it: join us for NaNoWriMo!

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NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month!
NaNoWriMo provides structure, community, and encouragement to help find your voice, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
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So, writers! 
Join us for a writing session to kick off your new project! 
Bring a laptop or your favorite writing tools! Please note this is not a workshop
Registration begins October 7 for Merrick residents. 
Non residents October 21. 
Any questions please email

Our friends at have created "25 Writing Prompts for Fall, Because It's The Perfect Season To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!" Click here to get started and check back soon to sign up for our NaNoWriMo program!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Love to cook? Join our NEW Cookbook Discussion Group!

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Here's how it works in three easy steps:

1. Sign up at the Reference Desk
2. Select your recipe from the book provided
3. Prepare and bring it to the meeting. It’s that simple!

Registration begins September 13 for Merrick residents. 
Non residents September 27.

This month’s theme is: Small Bites & Appetizers.

Your recipes are from this book available at the Reference Desk:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Binge watch with us!

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You guys, we now offer Binge Boxes! 
Borrow the whole box and watch the entire season of popular TV shows.

Mad Men: Seasons 1-7, order here. 
True Blood: Season 1-7, order here.
Homeland: Seasons 1-5, order here. 

Perfect for the weekend, the rain, the snow -- get yours to go! 

Join us Wednesday, October 4th at 2:30pm as we discuss "Before We Visit the Goddess"!

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Three generations of Indian mothers and daughters discover their greatest source of strength in one another—from a baker's daughter who dreams of an impossible education, to the daughter who confronts her culture and independence in America, to the granddaughter who learns indelible lessons about freedom and heartbreak.
Chitra will Skype in with us, so don't miss it!

Monday, September 11, 2017

September is also National Preparedness month...

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Did you know that September is also National Preparedness Month?
Being well informed is the first step to preparedness.
Checkout the link below for a toolkit and resources to help you and your family put a plan in place.

September is Library Card Sign-Up month!

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How do you do it? See below!
You may get a card if you live in the Merrick Union Free School District (MUFSD).
Apply in person at the library. Bring two forms of identification, unless you have a current driver's license. Acceptable identification is defined as follows:
  1. A valid driver's license or other identification with a photo.
  2. A utility bill, credit card bill, current car registration, insurance card, property tax bill, mortgage statement, bank statement, typed lease, landlord's notarized letter, or school identification.
All of the above must have your current Merrick address. A P.O BOX IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Non-residents who own property in the Merrick School District also may have a library card if they show current identification and a tax bill for the property they own. This library card will be valid for one year.
Patrons whose cards are issued for one year will be asked to verify their qualifying information annually. All other cardholders are required to verify their residency every three years by presenting one form of identification.
Lost cards will be replaced at a $1 fee. Cards that are no longer usable due to wear and tear will be replaced at no charge.

Children's Library Cards

All children from birth-sixth grade are eligible for a Merrick Library card. Children’s cards are issued at the Children’s Room desk.  If a child is getting a card for the first time, and is in seventh grade she/ he is entitled to an adult card. 

A parent must be present and must show proof of residency in the Merrick School district. This can be their own library card if it is in good standing or a driver’s license. Otherwise, (2) proofs with their address are required. Parent must sign the application, accepting responsibility for all materials borrowed on their child’s card.  The child’s name appears in red on the card. Upon entering seventh grade, the name is rewritten in black ink and status is changed in the computer. Children who attend a school in Merrick but live in another community must obtain a card from their home library.  Nassau library cards can be used in any Nassau library.