Meriden Events

  • Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

    All levels welcome.



    Apr 23, 04:30am - Meriden Library
  • Meriden Library

    Wednesdays 10-11 am

    Apr 24, 10:00am - Meriden Library
  • Plainfield Democratic Committee Meeting

    Apr 24, 07:00pm - Meriden Library
  • Drop-in board games - 2 pm at the Meriden Library

    Apr 25, 02:00pm - Meriden Library
  • This is a drop-in time for you to come with your tech questions.

    Please come with your device(s) and all necessary
    passwords. We can take this time to make sure you are
    set up properly to take advantage of all the library has
    to offer, or to help you get up and running with your
    email program, social media, and the like.
    If we can’t help you, we’ll find an answer or point you in
    the direction of finding it yourself. We hope you’ll take
    advantage of this new service. If the time is not right for
    you, just let us know and we can set up an appointment.
    Tech Tuesdays @ PRML - 10:30-11:30 am (drop in help)
    Tech Thursday @ ML - 3-4: 30 pm (drop in help)

    Apr 25, 03:00pm - Meriden Library
  • Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale, as well as his most recent book, Stone Building – How To Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures The Old Way. Since the publication of The Granite Kiss, Kevin has presented his program at dozens of historical societies, bookstores, and town libraries all over New England, including Canterbury Shaker Village, the NH Historical Society, Castle-in-the-Clouds, Old Sturbridge Village, Boston's Arnold Arboretum, and many, many more.

    Apr 25, 05:30pm - Meriden Library
  • Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

    All levels welcome.



    Apr 30, 04:30pm - Meriden Library
  • Sponsored by the Meriden Friends of the Library.

    Meriden Library 22 Bean Road Meriden, NH

    6:30 PM

    Jennifer Militello, the current NH Poet Laureate, will be reading from her poetry at this event.

    More about Jennifer below:


    Jennifer Militello is the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. She is the author of the hybrid collection Identifying the Pathogen (forthcoming, 2025), The Pact (Tupelo Press/Shearsman Books, 2021) and the memoir Knock Wood, winner of the Dzanc Nonfiction Prize (Dzanc Books, 2019), as well as four previous books of poetry: A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (Tupelo Press, 2016), finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize, Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), named one of the top books of 2013 by Best American Poetry and runner-up for the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, Flinch of Song, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award, and the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail.

    Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New RepublicThe Paris Review, POETRY, Poetry London, The Poetry Review, and Tin House, as well as in Best American Poetry, Best New PoetsPoem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, and 100 Poems to Save the Earth. She has been awarded the Barbara Bradley Award, the Yeats Poetry Prize, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award, the Betty Gabehart Prize, and the 49th Parallel Award, and grants and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Writers at Work, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

    Militello has taught at Brown University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently a faculty member in the MFA program at New England College. She lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire.


    Apr 30, 06:30pm - Meriden Library
  • May 06, 06:00pm - Meriden Library
  • Cookbook Book Group meets bimonthly; in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

         May 8, 2024: Tasting History by Max Miller

    May 08, 06:30pm - Meriden Library