Meriden Library

Big Read

Plainfield Libraries Participates in

Big Read Fall 2023


The Bear by Andrew Krivak


Pick up a free copy of the book at either library and join the discussion on


Tuesday, October 17

Meriden Library

Children's Musician Steve Blunt.

Children's Musician Steve Blunt will perform at the Meriden Library 

A fun, upbeat performance of songs that celebrate diversity & build community—with warmth, humor & lots of audience participation. Steve is an award-winning children’s musician who plays a delightful mix of original tunes & beloved standards.

Book Talk with Author Gretchen Cherington

Former Meriden resident Gretchen Cherington talks about her new book The Butcher, the Embezzler, and the Fall Guy with author Marjorie Nelson Matthews. 

Kirkus Review calls the book "A dazzling account that deftly combines crime, drama, history, and introspective remembrance."

Meriden Library Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for the opening celebration of the new Meriden Library building.

10 am Morning refreshments.

10:30 am  Steve Taylor talks about the history of the library

11:30 am , 12:15 pm , and 1 pm  Magician BJ Hickman. 

12:30 Good Humor Truck serves ice cream treats.

Fun activities throughout the day:

  • Scavenger hunt.
  • Story Walk
  • Photo Booth.


Liberty is Our Motto Songs and Stories of the Hutchison Family Singers

Founding member John Hutchinson (portrayed by Steve Blunt) tells about the Hutchinson family singers and shares several of their highly popular songs.

Living history presenter Steve Blunt is an award-winning singer and storyteller who brings a fun interactive approach to the Hutchinsons' story.

Appropriate for tweens, teens, and adults. 

Book Group Tuesday at Two

Discussing Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Books are available at the Meriden Library.

Everyone is welcome to join the discussion. 

Story Time

Storytime outside at the Meriden Library. For young children with a caregiver.

Thursdays at 10 am 

Knitting Club

Have you been wanting to learn how to knit or have something you're already working on? Come join our new Knitting Club starting at the Meriden Library. 

Starting Thursday, January 30th at 3:30PM.

Learn how to knit or bring something you're working on.  All ages and levels are welcome. Deb Hodges and Lori Estey will be here to help current knitters and teach beginners.