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Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Merrick Library Family...

wishes all our patrons a very 
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Merrick Library wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

So we can all prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, 
please make a note of our holiday hours: 

Wednesday, November 24th 
9:00am to 5:00pm

Thursday, November 25th Thanksgiving 
we will be closed.

Normal hours resume on
Friday, November 26th.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

And now for something completely different...

We are thankful for so many things in the book world and we simply cannot forget the Independent Book Publishers.  
A stellar year was 2015 for the independent press. 
If you're looking for something that's off the beaten track, it is very worth your while to check out some of these titles. 
Flavorwire has generously provided a list of the Top 50 titles for the year and they are spot on. 
Step out of your comfort zone.

Click here to see this terrific link...

My faves:

hererra  nguyen dibbell winnetteross_oreo   

Friday, November 20, 2015

DVDs available Tuesday, November 24th...

American Ultra [DVD + Digital]

American Ultra - A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle. Starring: Jesse EisenbergKristen StewartConnie Britton

Dont Look Back (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (Documentary) - Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Company). The legendary documentarian finds Dylan in London during his 1965 tour, which would be his last as an acoustic artist and marked a turning point in his career. Features appearances by Joan Baez, Donovan and others.

No Escape

No Escape - An intense international thriller centers on an American businessman (Owen Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle.  Stars: Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.

Ricki and the Flash (DVD + UltraViolet)
Ricki and the Flash - Meryl Streep stars as a hard-rocking singer/guitarist Ricki Rendazzo. Directed by Oscar Winner Jonathan Demme, and written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.  Ricki is a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Starring:  Kevin KlineMamie Gummer, Ben PlattRick SpringfieldSebastian Stan, and Audra McDonald.

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper - After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister. Stars Aric Cushing, Juliet Landau and Dale Dickey

Thursday, November 19, 2015

And the 2015 National Book Award winners are...

The 2015 National Book Awards winners 
were announced last night and the recipients are:


2015 NBA Fiction Finalists


Adam JohnsonFortune Smiles: Stories (Random House)



2014 NBA Fiction Finalists


Ta-Nehisi CoatesBetween the World and Me 


Saturday, November 14, 2015

DVDs available Tuesday, November 17th...

5 to 7 - An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there's just one catch: She's married, and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening. Stars:  Glenn Close, Frank Langella, Anton YelchinBérénice MarloheOlivia Thirlby.  Directed by Victor Levin

A Borrowed Identity

A Borrowed Identity - (Foreign) A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity. Stars:  Tawfeek BarhomRazi GabareenYaël Abecassis.  
Directed by:  Eran Riklis
Jurassic World

Jurassic World - new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.  Director: Colin Trevorrow  Stars: Chris Pratt, Dallas Bryce Howard, Ty Simpkins

Leslie Sansone: Burn to the BeatLeslie Sansone Just Walk: Burn to the Beat - This walk workout gives you the speed you need to get started on your goal of getting fit and boosting your calorie burn! You’ll learn the easy way to increase your speed and intensity simply by increasing the BEAT of the music. These walks are all designed around the beat of customized fitness music for a workout that can take you from a starter speed all the way to a SUPER WALKER speed.


Trash  - (Foreign) Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.  Directors: Stephen Daldry,

Christian Duurvoort  


Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, 
Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen

The Power of Kundalini YogaKarena Virginia: The Power of Kundalini Yoga - 
Virginia leads viewers through a 90 minutes of asana practice, guided meditation, and serene reflection in order to release the subconscious and energetic blocks to the miracles of love, health, and abundance that are everyone’s birthright. For first-time practitioners: a 7-part, customizable series of exercises and teachings focused on aligning with the forces of love and gratitude, and freeing ourselves from self-sabotaging fear and negativity. Chapters include: Tuning In, Yoga for Flowing Energy, Yoga for Abundance, and Yoga for Miracles. Music by Snatam Kaur. 

Friday, November 13, 2015


The Friends of the Merrick Library 
invite you to join them for their:

2nd Annual Craft and Vendor Fair! 

Get your holiday shopping done locally 
and support a great group!  

Shop and enjoy free admission 
and refreshments

Saturday, November 14th from 10am-4pm
Held at the Merrick Library
2279 Merrick Avenue

See you tomorrow!