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.



November 9, 2016

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

LIT Movie Event
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. 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 at 525 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore on Friday, November 18th at 4pm for a viewing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. Space is limited. Please register in advance online at www.northbellmorelibrary.org.

Teen Yoga
Tuesdays, November 1st, 8th and 15th 4-5pm
Yoga is a health-based system of exercise that explores and integrates the mind, body, and breath. Teens will have fun learning how to move gracefully, breathe smoothly and deeply, sustain their focus and concentration, develop strength, flexibility, balance, mental clarity and emotional stability. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat to class. 

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, November 1st, 15th and 29th and December 13th and 27th. New players welcome! All skill levels. Sign up any night the club meets.

How To Beat The High Cost of College
Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance
Monday, November 21st 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. 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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
Craft Buddies
Mondays, November 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 3:30-4:15pm
Volunteer to help young children create fun fall craft projects!  Open to grades 5 and up.

No Sew Hats for Charity
Tuesday, November 8th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to knot, cut and create fleece hats for children in need. No sewing involved.

Blankets for Charity
Monday, November 28th 7-8pm
Have fun while earning community service making blankets for those in need! No sewing involved. Join Mrs. Kathy to measure, cut, and knot fleece material to make cuddly blankets. All participants will receive a community service certificate.

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 26, 2016

OCTOBER PROGRAMS

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, October 4th  and 18th and November 1st, 15th and 29th. New players welcome! All skill levels. Sign up any night the club meets.

Teen Yoga
Tuesdays, October 18th, 25th and November 1st, 8th and 15th 4-5pm
Join instructor, Vicky Seff, and have fun learning how to move gracefully, breathe smoothly and deeply, sustain focus, develop strength, flexibility, balance, mental clarity and emotional stability. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat to class. Grades 5 and up. Please register in advance.

LIT: Live Action Clue Game
Friday, October 21st 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 Live Clue Game! Test your sleuthing skills and jump into the action where you will decide Whodunit!  Please register in advance at www.nmerricklibrary.org.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
Bookend Decorating
Monday, October 17th 3:30-4:30pm
Use your crafty skills to beautify the YA Department. We will decorate our boring old bookends using paint, old magazines and glitter! 

Bookmarks for the Homebound
Monday, October 24th 3:30-4:30pm
Join us to make beautiful and unique bookmarks for our homebound patrons. It will brighten their day to receive a fancy new bookmark that is crafted from the heart.

Pumpkin Loaf to Donate
Wednesday, October 26th 7-8pm
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. Community service certificates will be given to all participants.

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.