On Saturday, October 13th libraries across Long Island are hosting a variety of different initiatives that will allow us to help those in need. Please join us for a day of community service, family and fun as we host the following:
Thank You Veterans!
Drop in anytime to decorate cards and write letters 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.
Our Library is hosting a Birthday Party Supply drive in collaboration with Birthday Wishes, a local charity with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. Collection boxes will be in the Library from October 13th through November 13th. Help make a child’s birthday special. Donate new, unopened birthday supplies such as themed plastic tablecloths, birthday banners, party hats, blowers, balloons, disposable cake pans, juice boxes, birthday plates and napkins (no solids) and unwrapped toys. After our collection is complete, we will host a Birthday Box fill and assembly party to get our boxes ready for delivery. Stay tuned for the date.
LIT MOVIE EVENT: The Hate U Give
Libraries Ignite Teens 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, LIT will feature different activities, events, as well as spaces to hang out, munch on snacks, and get together with friends. This month we invite you to the Bellmore Playhouse on Friday, October 19th at 4pm for a viewing of The Hate U Give, a film based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. (This film is rated PG-13) Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Tuesday, October 23rd 7-8:30pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Join the NBL Chess Club! All skill levels welcome. Chess boards will be provided. Open to grades 3 through adult. Please register in advance. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.
How To Beat The High Cost of College
Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance
Thursday, October 25th 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. Space is limited. Registration is required.