Armchair travel series ongoing at Merrimack library
Merrimack Public Library Adult Services Associate Michele Ricca, left, admires an embroidered tryptich depicting iconic white elephants of Thailand, an artwork shared here by Pim Houlihan, a local for 17 years and a native of Thailand. Houlihan offered on Tuesday, March 27, a presentation about Thailand’s out-of-the-way places to an audience of library patrons and guests. The presentation that featured a slideshow, exhibits of Thai products and generous samples of Thai cuisine, served mostly by Pim’s husband, Tim, were a part of the library’s ongoing Armchair Travel Series. Participants heard about a lengthy trip recently shared by the Houlihans and some friends who toured lesser known attractions in Pim’s homeland. A visit to Pim’s family, a visit to an elephant sanctuary and stops at some of the most beautiful of the country’s 40,000 Buddhist temples were a part of the trip. The applause was hearty for the couple whose culinary delights and spirited descriptions of a land visited much less often than Disneyland were thorough and entertaining. The library’s next offering in its Armchair Travel Series is an event scheduled for Thursday, May 3, that will spotlight travels in China. Registration is recommended. Information: mricca@Merrimacklibrary.org.