Youth & Young Adult Events
Tuesdays, January 7, 14, and 21, 3:45 – 4:45
Join us as we do hands-on science experiments in the library. We will build a spectroscope, work with gravity as we build pom pom runs, and finish with making a winter slime.
Registration required. To sign up: Email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the front desk at 846-4763 or sign up at the Circulation Desk.
Join us for a discussion of
Reporter: A Memoir
by Seymour Hersh
Thursday, January 23, 2020. 7:00pm
Yarmouth History Center
118 East Elm Street, Yarmouth, ME
The theme of the 2020 Camden Conference is THE MEDIA REVOLUTION: CHANGING THE WORLD. Since 1987, the annual Camden Conference has provided a venue to foster informed discourse on world issues, and until the weekend of the conference (Feb. 21-23, 2020), there will be local community events around the state, including at Merrill Memorial Library.
On Thursday, January 23, join MML, the Yarmouth History Center, and the Camden Conference to discuss Seymour Hersh’s memoir, Reporter. As a prominent member of the media, Hersh was a witness to much history in the late twentieth century.
Future local Camden Conference events include
February 12, 2020 — Screening of the 2019 documentary Mike Wallace is Here
Go to www.camdenconference.org for more information about the conference
or to www.yarmouthlibrary.org for information about our local events.
Dangerous Thinking Club
NEW @Merrill Library
If you like to think and read and discuss, please join Jill on the third Friday of the month from 3-4 PM. Each month we will set the next month’s topic. For our January meeting, we are reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone. The book tells the story of a boy trying to find his place in a world where the color of skin is seen as defining his character. He looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for answers. A powerful and timely book that should lead to a really interesting discussion.
Third Friday each month (except Feb when it will be the 4th Fri): January 17, 2020, February 28, March 20, April 17, and May 15.
Register at the Front Desk or email Jill (email@example.com) for more info.
Grades 6 & up
Each week, a group of Minecrafters meet at the library to build worlds together or play in a game or a challenge. The Club uses Pocket Edition over the MML wireless. Players are welcome to bring their own devices or we do have a limited number of devices to borrow. Courteous gamesmanship and adherence to Club Rules is expected. These clubs require registration.
Grades 5 and up: Meets on Thursdays from 3-4PM. The Winter 2020 Club will start up on Thursday, January 16, 2020. In order to enter into our Lottery for a spot in the club, fill out this form by Thursday, January 9. Participants will be notified by Friday, January 10 via email.
Grades 2-4: Meets on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45. The Club begins on Tuesday, January 28 and participants will be selected by a lottery (due date to get into lottery is Tuesday, January 21) and notified on Wednesday, January 22. If your player would like to be put on the list, you must fill out this form.
For information about the Clubs, please email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these links if you’re stumped by what to read next
- Good Reads, a great site for tracking what you are reading and for finding new books to read based on what you have read and liked.
- Cloud Library, find downloadable audio and e-books for almost every device.
- Young Adult Library Association, extensive lists of award winners in all Young Adult categories, past and present.
- No Flying No Tights, reviews of graphic novels and comics.
- mr.schureads.blogspot.com, book reviews, videos about books, and interviews with authors. Great for all ages and reading levels.