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Saturday, November 30, 2013

During the week of finals our two spacious meeting rooms will be transformed to a study hall where students can prepare for exams 
with their friends or on their own. 

Grab your laptop and notes and come and study. 
The library also offers: free wireless access to the Internet, hot chocolate and light snacks. 

Don’t forget that we also have a Group Study Room and a Conference Room that can be booked by a group of  Merrick patrons for study purposes.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown!

charles schulz birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of American cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz, that beloved "Peanuts" creator who would have turned 91 years old if he were still alive today. 
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Schulz is remembered most fondly for the wholesome characters he created throughout his 50-year-long illustration career. Among them are the eternally hesitant Charlie Brown and the mischievous Snoopy, two characters who came to represent the iconic four-panel gag strip known as "Peanuts." Schulz devoted much of his life to the American comic standard, which ran up until the day after his death in 2000.
In honor of the 91st anniversary of Schulz's birth, The Huffington Post wanted to shine a spotlight on the man behind the cartoon, so they put together 20 facts you might not have known about the great American artist. Behold, the quirks of a "Peanuts" here to read the article from the Huffington Post!
 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Two New Music CDs...

John Potter,  "The Dowland Project: Night Sessions" - Classical 

                    Stacey Kent,
             "The Changing Lights" 
                        - Jazz 

Click either title link above to hear a sample...

Two New DVDs out today...

- two cops are out to save the world from total destruction. The irony: they are both already dead! - stars Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Mary Louise Parker (TV's "Weeds")

"Red 2"
- Bruce Willis is back again as Frank Moses, reitred CIA operative returning to help in the hunt for a missing portable nuclear device - all-star supporting cast includes Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones