December 8, 2017

DECEMBER PROGRAMS

Fleece Hats for Babies
Monday, December 4th 7-8pm
Winter is coming! Join Mrs. Kathy to knot, cut and create a warm fleece hat for a child in need. The hats will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.

Adopt Me Portraits
Monday, December 11th 7-8:30pm
We will paint or draw portraits of adoptable shelter animals, assisted by instructor Theresa Maritato. Each picture will be donated to a local animal shelter, which will help to promote each animal’s adoption.

Reason2Smile Bracelets
Wednesday, December 13th 7-8:30pm
Using colorful recycled paper beads made by Kenyan women, Donna Rosenblum, Executive Director of Reason2Smile, will instruct you on how to make a beaded bracelet. Use of these recycled beads supports the Jambo Jipya school and Children's home in Mtwapa, Kenya while keeping our planet green. Donna will also share what life is like in Mtwapa and how Reason2Smile is making a difference in lives of children.

Adopt Me Bandanas
Friday, December 29th 3:30-5pm
Teens will paint special messages onto bandanas using fabric paint, markers and stencils, assisted by instructor Theresa Maritato. Shelter pets can wear these to special events and they will help to promote each animals’ adoption.

All of the above programs are open to grades 5 and up. Community service will be awarded to all participants. Please register in advance online at ww.northbellmorelibrary.org or at the Reference Desk.

Chess Club
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th- Adult) 8-8:55pm
Are you interested in the game of chess? Come to the library and play! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. No registration required. Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, December 5th & 19th.

LIT Event: Extreme
Gingerbread challenge
Friday, December 1st 6:30pm
 LIT invites current 6th-12th graders to an after-hours space just for teens. Hosted monthly on a rotating basis by the N. Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and N. Merrick Libraries. This month we invite you to be creative and crazy and come build an EXTREME Gingerbread House! We provide the supplies, you provide the design! We will work in teams, and the winning team will receive a grand prize! To make sure we have enough goodies, please register in advance at www.northbellmorelibrary.org or at the Adult Reference Desk.

Coming in January
Mini Golf @ the Bellmore Library
Friday, January 12th 6:30pm
Escape the cold winter weather, and come putter around the Bellmore Library! Don’t miss this fun opportunity to tee off after hours in the library! Register in advance at www.bellmorelibrary.org.





October 30, 2017

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

Chess Club
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th- Adult) 8-8:55pm
Are you interested in the game of chess? Come to the library and play! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. No registration required. Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, November 7th & 21st.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dog Beds for Charity
Wednesday, November 8th 7-8pm
Join us for a good doggie cause. Mrs. Kathy is going to help us create soft and cozy dog beds to donate to a local animal shelter.  

Craft Buddies
Mondays, November 13th & 20th 3:30-4:15pm
Calling all crafters! Volunteer to help a child create fun fall craft projects! 

Humane Society
Monday, November 13th 7pm
Do you care about animals? Learn how they can benefit from the actions you take and the choices you make everyday. A representative from the HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) will join us to discuss ways you can get involved in your own community.

Dog Treats for Charity
Tuesday, November 14th 7-8pm
Unfortunately we can't bring home every dog that lives in the shelter, but we can brighten their day with tasty treats!  Join Mrs. Kathy to make dog biscuits to be donated to a local animal shelter. (Peanut butter products used)

Caturday Crafts
Tuesday, November 28th 7-8:30pm
Let's not forget about those adorable shelter cats! We will create crafts which will promote their adoption. We will also make toys for cats to keep them busy while they wait for a fur-ever home.

LIT Movie Event: Wonder
LIT invites current 5th-12th graders to an after-hours space just for teens. Hosted monthly on a rotating basis by the N. Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and N. Merrick Libraries. This month we invite you to the Bellmore Playhouse on Wednesday, November 29th at 4pm for a viewing of Wonder, a film based on the NY Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration begins November 1st.

Coming in December: EXTREME GINGERBREAD CHALLENGE
Friday, December 1st 6:30pm
We provide the supplies, you provide the design! Be creative and crazy and come build an EXTREME Gingerbread House! We will work in teams, and the winning team will receive a grand prize! We provide the supplies, you provide the design! Be creative and crazy and come build an EXTREME Gingerbread House! We will work in teams, and the winning team will receive a grand prize! To make sure we have enough goodies, please register in advance at www.northbellmorelibrary.org or at the Adult Reference Desk. This program is free and open to teens in grades 6 through 12. 



  

October 6, 2017

OCTOBER PROGRAMS

Chess Club
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th- Adult) 8-8:55pm
Are you interested in the game of chess? Come to the library and play! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. No registration required. Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, October 10th & 24th.

LIT: SPOOKY EDITION
Friday, October 13th 7pm @ North Merrick Library
Join us on Friday the 13th for a fun and fearful night! Bugs, ice, and other gross games. Do you have what it takes?  Come take the Fear Factor Challenge at the library! We will also be joined by our special guests, YA authors, Jen Calonita & Kieran Scott, to discuss their latest books. Snacks will be served. You don’t want to miss this! This event will take place at the North Merrick Library. Please register in advance at www.nmerricklibrary.org. And stay tuned for a Wonder Movie Event in November!

TEEN Craft TIME
Tuesday, October 17th 3:30pm
Want to spruce up your boring locker? Or need to add a little flare to your bedroom? Join us to make a clothespin wheel to display your notes, photos or anything you want. All materials provided.

community service programs
Pumpkin Loaf to Donate
Wednesday, October 11th 7pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious pumpkin loaf from scratch to donate to those in need. We will measure and mix the ingredients to make the loaves. Mrs. Kathy will bake the loaves and bring them to a local shelter.

Kindness Rocks
Monday, October 16th 3:30pm
Paint a kindness rock at the library! Kindness rocks are stones that have been painted with an uplifting image or message. They are frequently placed in inconspicuous public places for passers-by to find and be inspired by. You don't have to be a good artist to paint a kindness rock. You just need a good heart!  

Thank You Veterans!
Monday, October 23rd 3:30pm
Join us to honor and thank our Veterans for their service. We will collaborate with Operation Gratitude, and their mission to express appreciation for the sacrifices of our Military. Our cards and letters will be included in the care packages sent to Military Veterans all across the country.

All of the above programs are open to grades 5 and up. Community service will be awarded to all participants. Please register in advance online or at the Adult Reference Desk.

September 5, 2017

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS


HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF COLLEGE
Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance
Monday, September 18th  6:30pm
With college costs skyrocketing, find out how to get your share of $134+ billion available for student financial aid. Learn insider tips to maximize your financial aid from Long Island’s leading financial aid experts with over 35 years of experience. Follow our step-by-step strategies to fill out your FAFSA, plan a needs analysis, and negotiate with the college. We explain how the federal government calculates your “expected family contribution” and how the value of your family home and other property is counted. We show how separation, divorce and remarriage affect your aid, who qualifies as an independent student, and how to conduct the best FREE Internet scholarship searches. We describe the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® application, New York State’s unique financial aid program-TAP, and federal grant and loan programs. This is an excellent time for parents of seniors as well as juniors to begin planning. We welcome questions at the conclusion of the program. No registration required.

CHESS CLUB
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th- Adult) 8-8:55pm 
Are you interested in the game of chess? Come to the library and play! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. No registration is required. Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, September 12th & 26th.

DID YOU KNOW THAT SEPTEMBER 19TH IS TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY? LET’S CELEBRATE!

TEEN MOVIE: THE GOONIES
Join us for a viewing of The Goonies at 3pm. The Goonies are a group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town who find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure filled with humor and heart-pounding peril as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie. Rated PG

PIRATE CUPCAKES
Tuesday, September 19th 7-8pm
Arrr!! Why just talk like a pirate when you can eat like one? Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious pirate cupcakes to celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day”!

COMMUNITY SERVICE
BLANKETS FOR CHARITY
Wednesday, September 13th 7-8pm
Have fun while earning community service making blankets for those in need! No sewing involved. We will measure, cut, and knot fleece material to make cuddly blankets. All participants will receive a community service certificate.

SHRINKY DINK KEYCHAINS FOR SHELTER ANIMALS
Wednesday, September 27th 7-8:30pm
Are you an animal lover? Join us to create unique shrinky-dink keychains of adoptable shelter animals. Each keychain will be donated to the shelter and their new owner will receive them!

All of the above programs are open to grades 5 and up. Community service will be awarded to all participants. Please register in advance online or at the Adult Reference Desk.




June 27, 2017

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

Young Adult Programs are open to all North Bellmore Library patrons entering grades 6 12, unless otherwise stated. You must register in advance for all programs online at www.northbellmorelibrary.org or at the Adult Reference Desk  If you need any special accommodations to attend, please contact Mrs. Tymecki at jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org or at 785-6260 ext. 312.

TEEN SRC 2017
Build a Better World through library programming and reading! All students entering 6th through 12th grade in September can join NBL’s summer reading club. As a member you will read books, write reviews of the books you have read, and submit them for a chance to win the weekly raffle. When you sign up for the summer reading club you will get a chance to guess how many jelly beans are in the jar at the library. The closest guess wins the whole jar!

TEEN YOGA
Mondays, July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 3:30pm
Improve your flexibility and reduce stress with yoga instructor Vicky Seff. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat to class.

CHESS CLUB
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:00-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:00-8:55pm 
Our chess club will meet this summer on Wednesdays, July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd, 9thNew players of all skill levels welcome!

LIT - LOCK IN @ THE LIBRARY @ MERRICK LIBRARY
Friday, July 14th 6:30pm
Looking for something to do on a Friday night? Fear not! The Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick Libraries have joined forces to provide just that. In July, join us in the library after hours for a lock-in! We’ll have crafts, snacks and games!  Please register in advance online at www.merricklibrary.org

CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
July 17th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious chicken or vegetable quesadillas and scrumptious guacamole from scratch!

TERRARIUM & MEMORY JAR CRAFT
Thursday, July 20th 4-5pm
Join Ms. Nancy to create a unique terrarium to spruce up your bedroom. And we’ll also be creating memory jars to add notes about memories from the year, ticket stubs, souvenirs and other mementos to the jar. Look at the items periodically to remind you of the fun you had! All materials provided.

EMOJI PARTY
Tuesday, August 1st 7-8pm
The Emoji movie has hit the theaters, and we’re celebrating with all things Emoji! Join us for snacks, crafts, contests, raffles and fun! It’s time to get in touch with your emoji-onal side!

CHOPPED: TEEN EDITION
Monday, August 7th 12-1:30pm
Do you like to cook? Join us for a cooking competition and make unforgettable meals. Rounds consist of an appetizer, an entree and a dessert using mystery ingredients. Prizes will be given out to the Chopped Champions.

LIT- SKATE SCIENCE SHOW @ N. MERRICK LIBRARY
Thursday, August 17th 7pm
Join us for a HUGE interactive skateboarding show!Explore the science behind awesome skateboarding flips, jumps, and tricks.  Our first stop is exploring the science behind sport safety – by lying on a bed of nails! From there, the sky is literally the limit.  Please register in advance online at www.nmerricklibrary.org

SUMMER READING CLUB FINALE PARTY
Friday, August 11th 4pm
Join us to celebrate the finale of the Summer Reading Club! If you submitted at least one book review this summer you will get an exclusive invitation to our Pizza and Ice Cream Finale Party! End your summer with a bang!