It’s all happening at the Merriam Park Library


The Merriam Park Public Library is a popular neighborhood destination. In fact, with an average of 650 – 700 visitors daily, the carpet was worn and in need of replacement. The carpeting had not been replaced since the current library was opened in 1993. The library was closed for two weeks and recently reopened with new carpeting and new shelving for the non-print media area. Finding your favorite DVD, CD or book on tape just became easier because of the new shelves in this popular area. In addition to books, music, movies and events, there is a teen area and quiet study rooms available.

Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30-9

Tuesday 10-9

Friday, Saturday 10-5:30

Sumday 1-5


Pat Gerlach, Branch Manager, encourages everyone to come and see what they offer. “We love to work with students and parents on homework assignments, student papers and projects.”

Here are some of the upcoming events at Merriam Park Library. All are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Celebrate the Second Half of Life Seminar Series
All three seminars are from 7pm – 8pm

October 30 – Harvesting the Wisdom of our Work
Learn how legacy writing (journaling) can preserve your values and ideals for future generations

November 6 – The Changing Dimensions of Retirement
Setting goals and creating an individual retirement map

November 13 – Flexible Employment in the Second Half
How to pursue a second career after retirement that provides income, a sense of purpose and flexibility

Merriam Park Book Club
Book club meets at 7pm.

November 3 – Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexander Fuller

December 15 – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Storytimes for Kids
Fridays at 10:30am – all ages welcome

Jean Gabler lives in St. Paul.