April 4, 2017

APRIL PROGRAMS

LIT - GAME NIGHT
Friday, April 7th 7pm
Libraries Ignite Teens invites current 6th-12th graders to kick off the weekend in a fun way with an after-hours space just for teens. This month North Merrick Library will host a Game Night! Join us for an evening of fun with games, a photo booth and a giant Jenga! Please register in advance at www.nmerricklibrary.org.

Chess Club
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th- Adult) 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, April 4th & 18th. All skill levels welcome. Drop in and learn the ins and outs of chess from Chess Master Joel Salman. Sign up any night the club meets.

SLIME TIME
Tuesday, April 11th 3pm
Join Mrs. Tymecki to make a batch of awesome ooey gooey slime. We’ll experiment with techniques and recipes, and see what we can create! Registration required. Grades 5 +.

CUPCAKE WARS
Wednesday, April 12th 7pm
It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in this tasty competition! Team up and compete to create the most creative cupcakes! Finished cupcakes will be judged on neatness, difficulty, creativity and overall appearance. Registration required. Program may contain food allergens. Grades 5+

TEEN MOVIE
Thursday, April 13th  2:30pm
Join us to explore a new era of J.K Rowling’s wizarding world with a viewing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13. No registration required.

COMMUNITY SERVICE 
CAT BEDS FOR CHARITY
Thursday, April 6th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to craft it forward and create fleece beds for homeless cats. The soft and cozy beds will be donated to ARF animal shelter.

SPRING CLEANING
Saturday, April 22nd 10-1pm
It’s that time of year again, and the Young Adult books need to be cleaned. If you need
volunteer hours or you just want to pitch in, come help us out for 1 to 3 hours. Grab a friend and come ready to clean!

HUMANE EDUCATION PRESENTATION
Tuesday, April 25th 7pm
Do you care about animals? Learn how they can benefit from the actions you take and the choices you make everyday.  Representatives from the Humane Society of the United States will discuss ways in which you can get involved in your own communities.

PATIENT PLAY BOOKS
Wednesday, April 26th  3:30pm
There are more than 6 million
children hospitalized each year. Being in the hospital can be really scary, especially for kids. Join us to create activity books to brighten their stay!

Registration is required for all the above programs. Register beginning April 1st at the Adult Reference Desk or www.northbellmorelibrary.org. Preference will be given to NBL patrons. All programs are open to grades 5-12. Community service hours and/or certificates will be awarded  for each program.



March 11, 2017

MARCH PROGRAMS

LIT - MOVIE NIGHT
Join us for a special screening of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the JJ Bellmore Playhouse at 525 Bedford Avenue on Friday, March 24th at 4pm. Author Jen Calonita will be there before the show to chat about her latest entry in the Fairy Tale Reform School Series, Tricked. Books will be available for purchase. This free event is hosted by the N. Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick Libraries. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Please register beginning March 1st at www.northbellmorelibrary.org.
Coming in April...LIT Game Night
Friday, April 7th 7pm @ North Merrick Library
Join us for an evening of fun with games, a photo booth and a giant Jenga! Register in advance at http://www.nmerricklibrary.org

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, March 7th and 21st, and April 4th & 18th. Sign up any night the club meets.Congratulations to our winners, and all those that participated in the Chess Tournament on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Wednesday, March 8th 7-8pm
Join Ms. Kathy make a delicious treat! We will chop and prepare all the ingredients for the homemade BBQ pizza sauce. Make pizza dough from scratch and add all the ingredients. Please register in advance. Space is limited. Open to grades 5 and up.          

Irish Soda Bread for Charity
Wednesday, March 15th 7-8pm
Join Ms. Kathy to make Irish Soda Bread loaves to donate to those in need. All participants will receive a community service certificate. Open to grades 5 and up. This class may contain food allergens.

Lunch Bags & Placemats for meals on Wheels
Monday, March 20th 3:30-4:30pm
Join Mrs. T to thoughtfully decorate placemats and lunch bags for Meals on Wheels recipients. It will be a lovely extra and hopefully spread a little sunshine. All participants will receive a community service certificate. Open to grades 5 and up.

SMILES FOR SOLDIERS
Monday, March 27th 3:30-4:30pm
Nearly 20% of service members in Iraq and Afghanistan experience stress, depression, and/or anxiety. We will make and send thank you cards to deployed soldiers to let them know we appreciate their service.  All participants will receive a community service certificate. Open to grades 5 and up.

Teen Movie: A Monster Calls
Wednesday, March 29th 6:30pm
Join us for a viewing of this fantasy drama, based on the novel by Frank Ness. A young boy befriends a wise tree monster while coping with bullying and the terminal illness of his mother. He uses his imagination and friendship with the monster to escape reality. Bring your tissues. Rated PG-13.No registration required.



January 30, 2017

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS

LIT - Escape the Room  @ MERRICK LIBRARY
Friday, February 3rd 6:30-8:45pm
Team up with friends and use your wits to find the clues, solve the puzzles & riddles and get the key to your freedom!! Race against the clock because time is your enemy. Prizes awarded for the winning team! Snacks will be served. This program is part of LIT, an after-hours space just for teens hosted on a rotating basis by the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick & North Merrick libraries on the first Friday of each month. Please register in advance online at www.merricklibrary.org.
Coming in March:
LIT Movie Event: Beauty and the Beast with local author, Jen Calonita
Friday, March 24th 4:30pm

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Want to learn how to play? Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, February 7th & 21st. New players welcome. Sign up any night the club meets.

CHESS TOURNAMENT 
Sunday, February 12th 1:30-5pm
Join Chess Master Joel Salman as he conducts this lively tournament for chess enthusiasts in grades 2 through 12. Chess sets, boards and clocks will be provided. Check-in between 1:30-1:45pm, round one begins at 1:50pm. Please arrive promptly. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be given to those players who complete the tournament. All participants must register in advance online or at the Reference Desk.

BANANA BREAD FOR CHARITY
Wednesday, February 22nd 7pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious banana bread from scratch to donate to those in need. All participants will receive a community service certificate. Open to grades 5 and up. This class may contain food allergens.

TEEN MOVIE: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE
Thursday, February 23rd 3pm
Watch the movie adaption of James Patterson's middle grade book Middle school, The Worst Years of My Life on the big "screen" at the library!
Rated PG. No registration required.

STEAM Buddies
Monday, February 27th 3:30-4:15pm
Need community service? Join us as we combine science and art to demonstrate the force of gravity in a fun art project for kids ages 4-8. We need teen volunteers for this STEAM-filled activity. All participants will receive a community service certificate. Open to grades 5 and up.

BIRTHDAY CARDS FOR SENIORS
Tuesday, February 28th 3:30pm
Join us to make birthday cards for the elderly in collaboration with DOROT, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. Our cards will help bring joy to some of our isolated seniors in the area. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday. All participants will receive a community service certificate. Open to grades 5 and up.

Young Adult programs are open to all North Bellmore Library patrons in grades 6 -12, unless otherwise stated. If you need any special accommodations to attend, please contact Mrs. Tymecki at 516-785-6260 ext. 312 or email at jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org.


January 3, 2017

JANUARY PROGRAMS

LIT EVENT: PAINTING POTTER

Friday, January 6th 6:30pm
Attention all muggles!! Looking for something fun and free to do on a Friday night? join us for a Harry Potter Paint Night! Pamela Paredes, studio owner of Wine and Design Syosset, will guide you through step-by-step instructions on how to paint your "one of a kind" potter masterpiece. And of course, we will have pizza! This program is part of LIT, an after-hours space just for teens Hosted on a rotating basis by the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick libraries on the first Friday of each month. Open to grades 6 - 12. Please register in advance online or at the Adult Reference Desk.
Coming in February.
Escape the Room @ Merrick Library
Friday, February 3rd, 6:30pm
Stay tuned for more details.

BABYSITTING WORKSHOP

Monday, June 20th 6:30-8:30pm
Join registered nurses Joanne Tanck and Georgette Basso for a two-hour basic first aid course and an introduction to babysitting skills. Participants are asked to bring a doll or stuffed animal for demonstration. Certificates will be awarded to all participants. 

DOG BEDS FOR CHARITY

Wednesday, January 25th 7pm
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. Community service will be awarded to all participants.

 CHESS Club

Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Or do you want to learn how to play? Join our chess club on Tuesdays, January 10th and 24th and February 7
th and 21st. New players welcome! All skill levels!

CHESS TOURNAMENT

Sunday, February 12th 1:30-5pm
Join Chess Master Joel Salman as he conducts this lively tournament for chess enthusiasts in grades 2 through 12. Chess sets, boards and clocks will be provided for all players. Check-in between 1:30-1:45pm, round one begins at 1:50pm. Please arrive promptly. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be given to those players who complete the tournament. All participants must register in advance online or at the Reference Desk

CHINESE CHICKEN DUMPLINGS

Tuesday, January 31st 7pm
Ms. Kathy returns to make Chinese chicken dumplings to celebrate the Chinese New Year. After a demonstration, participants will prepare all the ingredients needed to make scrumptious dumplings, wrap them individually, put them in a tin, and take them home to cook. Please be advised that this class may contain food allergens.

SUPER BOWL FOOTBALL PRETZELS

Thursday, February 2nd 4pm
 Learn how to make homemade hot pretzels dough from scratch. Then shape it into a football and add the salt.  Participant will bring it home on a tin and bake at home.




December 5, 2016

DECEMBER TWEEN & TEEN PROGRAMS

December LIT Event: Doctor Who
Friday, December 2nd, 6:30pm
Libraries Ignite Teens invites current 6th-12th
graders to kick off the weekend in a fun way with an after-hours space just for teens. In anticipation of the new season of Doctor Who, Bellmore Library will host a Doctor Who Pizza and Cosplay Party! Join us to create your own light up TARDIS ornament, eat pizza and refreshments, and we will have a DW giveaway. To further whet your Whovian appetite, we will be screening last year's Christmas Special: “The Husband’s of River Song.” Please register in advance at ww.bellmorelibrary.org.

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Or do you want to learn how to play? Join our chess club on Tuesdays, December 13th and 27th. New players welcome! All skill levels!

Memory Wire Bracelet
Thursday, December 15th 7-8pm
Need to get a last minute gift? Join Miss Gina to create a beautiful memory wire bracelet. All supplies will be provided. Open to grades 5 and up.

Wednesday Flicks
Join us every other Wednesday evening for a viewing of the latest movie releases. We are showing the following films:
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Wednesday, December 14th 6pm
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
MAXIMUM RIDE
Wednesday, December 28th 6pm
Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
Pillows FOR CHARITY
Monday, December 12th 7-8pm
The winter weather is coming. Join Mrs. Kathy to make a fuzzy, fleece pillow to donate to those in need. No sewing involved! Community service certificate will be given to all participants! 

BATH TOWELS FOR CHARITY
Wednesday, December 21st 7-8pm
The Mary Brennan Inn Soup Kitchen is the only place in Nassau County that allows people to shower, no questions asked. They are in need of towels. Join Mrs. Kathy to decorate towels with paint and stencils to be donated. Community service certificate given to each participant.

Dog Treats for Charity
Thursday, December 29th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make dog treats from scratch using cookie cutters to make pet-friendly shapes. We will donate them to a local animal shelter.
(Peanut butter products are used at this event.)

All of the above programs are open to Grades 5 and up. Community Service will be awarded to all participants. You must register in advance at the Reference Desk or online at www.northbellmorelibrary.org.