Library Events

Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, 424-5021, merrimackpl@merrimacklibrary.org, merri­macklibrary.org. Registration for adult events is encouraged and may be required for some events because of space limita­tions.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

The theme of the Summer Reading Challenge is "Ev­ery Hero Has a Story." We’ll celebrate heroes of all kinds: superheroes, community heroes, legendary heroes, and we’ll find the hero in ourselves. Sign up now for the children’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to Merri­mack residents and Merrimack Library cardholders of all ages. Each age group has their own guidelines and perks:

For babies up to age 3, we offer an Activity Log to track playful activities to share with your toddler that will help build language and other early literacy skills.

For ages 3-12, we offer a timed reading log. Children track the time spent reading (on their own, or being read to). Children of all ages earn a half-way prize and a prize for finishing the log.

Teens have a similar timed reading challenge and adults have their own "bingo" version.

Our goal is to beat last sum­mer’s reading time of 10,000 hours. If we make this goal, the Friends of the Merrimack Pub­lic Library will make a donation to Veterans Count NH in honor of our local military heroes.

In addition to the Reading Challenge, we are offering a full calendar of special events for all ages. Visit the online cal­endar for a peek at what is to come. Many activities require registration with an adult’s Merrimack Library card. See individual events for details.

IDENTIFYING AND PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PAPERS

A presentation designed to help you assess the state of your family papers, photo­graphs and film will be held 7-8 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Lowell Room. We will also examine the material components and chemical processes that you may encounter in handling your documents; with rec­ommended best practices for future preservation. Registra­tion required.

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Learn about the basics of Lightroom, the digital photo editing software from Adobe in a workshop held 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Lowell Room. In this interactive demonstration, we will learn how to capture photos, import them from our camera, organize them on our computer and do minor touch-ups and editing. Presented by the Michael Loverme Memo­rial Foundation. Registration required.

CRIBBAGE, ANYONE?

If you’d like to play or learn to play cribbage, drop in from 2-3 p.m. Mondays. This friendly group meets weekly in the Lowell Room upstairs.

ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS

The Merrimack Public Library offers Knit, Stitch or Crochet from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; drop-in tech help (make an appointment with a librarian); a monthly book discussion group that meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month; a music cata­log; an online newsstand; and Kindle library books. Contact the library for details.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GAM­ING NIGHT

The Merrimack Public library and Merrymac Games & Comics bring you a Dungeons & Dragons gaming night from 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Join other gamers for a fun-filled evening. No registration required.

MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE

Are you looking for great places to visit? The Merrimack Library has 14 museum passes available for cardholders. Some passes provide free ad­mission, while others provide a discounted admission. Passes can be reserved online, in per­son or by phone at 424-5021. Visit the website for informa­tion about the passes and links to each museum.