Extended Hours for Summer Session 1 Finals

The McQuade Library will be open this Sunday, June 25th from 1-5 PM and hours will be extended Monday, June 26th until 10 PM to accommodate students preparing for the end of Summer Session 1.

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McQuade Hosts Human Library Project

During Social Justice Week the McQuade Library welcomed over 60 faculty, staff, and student participants to our first ever Human Library Event!

The Human Library is an international event dedicated to breaking down stereotypes and prejudice through conversation. Throughout the afternoon, members of the Merrimack community engaged with individuals who shared their stories, experience, and insights.

 Senior, Sue Ung, sharing her story with fellow students.

Librarian Michaela Keating engaging in dialog with students listening to her story.


Sophomore international student, Luis Bartolomeu, sharing a laugh with a graduate student.


Librarian Kadie Turcotte keeping the human book list up to date.

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Read popular magazines digitally using Flipster!

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Summer Reading Pick- Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

For a book about cannibalism, this is surprisingly funny, charming, and light. Looking at the concept of cannibalism across many species, including humans, this book manages to be scientific without being dry, and detailed without being ghoulish. By staying away from the sensational and deviant cannibalism cases of the twentieth century (you’ll have to read My Friend Dahmer if you want to know about that…), Bill Schutt creates a compelling read that explores the role of cannibalism in myth and reality.

-Michaela Keating, Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication

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Farmer Dave’s CSA


McQuade Library has partnered with Farmer Dave’s to provide sustainably grown and local fruits and vegetables to the Merrimack Community. Vegetable shares are available in small and large sizes and fruit shares are also available. The full season is 20 weeks, but you can sign up throughout the season. Contact Librarian C.J. Wong at McQuade if you are looking to share a share. If you are ready for a convenient way to get your produce then visit Farmer Dave’s CSA page!

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Summer Reading Pick: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

I fell in love with Neil Gaiman’s world of mythology and folklore in American Gods, so I was thrilled to learn he had a book focused exclusively on Norse mythology.  Gaiman’s re-telling of these classic myths (from world creation to Ragnarök) are lively and entertaining, with the spark of humor that is the hallmark of Gaiman’s style. Beat the heat this summer by hanging around in Jötunheimr, the frozen wasteland that’s home to the Frost Giants.

-Michaela Keating, Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication

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Summer Hours through July 4th

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CETL Summer Reads

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Library Sponsors Successful STEMsmart Teachers Workshop

The “Coding with Robots: From Kindergarten to Career” workshop held on Wednesday, 4/26, co-sponsored by McQuade Library, the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS), and the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors Society, was a huge success! Over 60 Merrimack students, alumni, colleagues, as well as local teachers and members of local school districts, met Root – a robot that brings coding to life for all ages! Presenters and Root developers Shay Pokress and Raphael Cherney discussed the importance of introducing computer science and coding into K-12 classrooms. Participants enjoyed a hands-on experience with Root and its connecting software!

This workshop was made possible through McQuade Library’s STEMsmart grant, with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Summer Hours

Beginning May 22, library hours will be Mon-Thurs 8:30am – 7:00pm, Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm, closed weekends. We will also be closed Memorial Day, July 3 & 4, and Fridays from June 16 through August 11. Click to view the McQuade Daily Calendar or call the library at 978-837-5215 with questions.

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