January 2, 2020

JANUARY PROGRAMS


LIT: Star Wars Movie event
Friday, January 3rd 4:00pm
We invite you to the Bellmore Playhouse for a viewing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Join us to watch as the surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration is required and ongoing.

Chess Club
Tuesday, Janaury 14th & 28th 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.

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, February 5th  6:45-8:15
Do you hate making a speech in class? Come learn how to speak with confidence! This workshop will enable you to improve your public speaking techniques through games and other exercises in a non-stressful, fun, effective environment that will encourage your self-assurance and creativity!

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
Little Angel Fund WELCOME kITS
Tuesday, January 7th  7-8:00pm
A volunteer from The Little Angel Fund will help us to assemble Welcome Kits that will be distributed to families of premature and ill infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We will also design cards. Community service credit will be awarded. 
DOOR DECORATIONS FOR SENIORS
Monday January 13th 3:30-4:30pm
Make someone’s day by crafting seasonal door hangers that will be distributed to a local senior care facility. Community service credit will be awarded.
“ADOPT ME” PORTRAITS
Thursday January 23rd 4-5:30pm
Join Miss Theresa to paint portraits of adorable shelter animals that will encourage each animals’ adoption and help them find their forever homes. Community service credit will be awarded.
DESIGN A BOOKMARK
Thursday January 30th 7-8:00pm
The Book Fairies collects and distributes reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. Join us to design bookmarks that can be given out with books and other materials. Community service credit will be awarded.



December 7, 2019

DECEMBER PROGRAMS


COMMUNITY SERVICE 
Design A Quilt Square
Tuesday, December 10th 7-8:00pm
We will be designing quilt squares that will be used to create a warm quilt that will be donated to a local shelter. Please register in advance. Community service credit will be awarded.

Create a Snowbuddy Worskhop
Monday, December 16th 3:30-4:30pm
Be a helper to children in grades k-2 as they hand-stuff and name their newest buddy- a snowman! Please register in advance. Community service credit will be awarded.

Hats for the Homeless
Thursday, December 19th 7-8:00pm
Join us to craft fleece hats for a local homeless shelter. No sewing required. Please register in advance Community service credit will be awarded.  Space is limited. 

Chess Club
Tuesday, December 10th 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.

LIT: Extreme Gingerbread Challenge
Friday, December 6th 7-8:30pm
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! 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. 

Coming in January
LIT: Star Wars Movie event
Friday, January 3rd 4:00pm
We invite you to the Bellmore Playhouse for a viewing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Join us to watch as the surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only for teens in grades 6 through 12.




November 19, 2019

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS


LIT:THANKSGIVING CUPCAKE WARS
Friday, November 15th 7-8:30pm
Have fun decorating cupcakes and battling to see who has the best Thanksgiving theme cupcake. Please register with the North Merrick Library at www.northmerricklibrary.org. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Open to grades 6 - 12.Registration is required.

Coming in December...
LIT Extreme Gingerbread Challenge
Friday, December 6th 7-8:30pm
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! 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. 

CHESS CLUB
Tuesday, November 12th & 26th 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.

CRAFT BUDDIES
Mondays, November 18th, 25th  and December 2nd 3:30-4:30pm
Calling all crafters! Students in grades 6-12 can volunteer to help a child, Kindergarten through 2nd grade, with a variety of craft projects. Please register in advance.
Community service credit will be awarded.

cookie kits for charity
Thursday, November 14th 7-8:30pm
Spread some joy by preparing and decorating cookie kits in jars for a local food pantry. This activity requires handing dry food ingredients. Those with food allergies should visit the reference desk for a list of ingredients. Please register in advance. Community service credit will be awarded.


BIRTHDAY BOXES
Tuesday, November 27th 3:30pm
Our Library hosted a Birthday Party Supply drive in collaboration with Birthday Wishes, a local charity with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. Now we need help to assemble and decorate the boxes for delivery. Join us to help make a child’s birthday special. You can also bring any
donations with you to the event. The boxes will include: new, unopened birthday supplies such as themed plastic tablecloths, birthday banners, party hats, blowers, balloons, disposable cake pans, juice boxes, birthday plates and napkins and unwrapped toys. Please register in advance. Community service credit will be awarded.






October 2, 2019

OCTOBER PROGRAMS

How to Write Your College Application Essays
October 10th 7-8:30pm
Are you a senior applying to colleges this fall? Do you need to jumpstart your application essays? This workshop will discuss what colleges are looking for and how best to answer those application essay questions. You will participate in stress-free brainstorming exercises and review strategies to help you write a terrific essay that best represents you!

How to Beat the High Cost Of College
Thursday, October 24th 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 show 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. Please register in advance. Space is limited.

CHESS CLUB
Tuesday, October 15th & 29th  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.

LIT Haunted Mini-Golf
Friday, October 20th 6:30-8:30pm
Looking for something to do that’s fun and free on a Friday? Fear not! The Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick Libraries have joined forces to provide just that. LIT features different activities, events, as well as spaces to hang out, munch on snacks, and get together with friends. Join us for a fun evening of mini golf on a haunted course after hours at the Bellmore Library. Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Babysitting Workshop
Tuesday, October 15th  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. Please register in advance.


COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
LIFEBOOKS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
Tuesday, October 22nd 7-8:30pm
Join Ms. Nancy to create special scrapbooks, known as lifebooks, that adoptive and foster children will use for sharing their memories and important moments. All materials will be provided. Community service will be awarded. Open to grades 5+.

Thank You Cards for Veterans
Monday, October 28th 3:30-4:30pm
Join us to make cards to thank our Veterans for their service. Our cards and letters will be included in Operation Gratitude care packages sent to Military Veterans all across the country. All materials will be provided. Community service will be awarded. Open to grades 5+.

Coming Soon….. 
Craft Buddies
Mondays, November 4th, 18th, 25th 3:30-4:30pm

September 5, 2019

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

Welcome Back Students!
We hope everyone had a great summer! And a big thank you to all the amazing participants of our Teen SRC! We are now ready for the school year to begin! Our new Library is open!! More importantly...we now have a TEEN ROOM!! Come in and check out our new space dedicated to YOU! We have new computers, spaces for group study, places to plug-in, or grab a book from the YA collection and un-plug on a comfy chair. And don’t forget...we are here to help with any school projects or research! We have access to many databases with valuable information and support for your schoolwork, available in the library and from home. We also have a lot of fun programs and events planned for this school year.


Upcycling Program
Monday, September 9th and Wednesday, September  11th 3:30-4:30pm
Want to learn how to turn your trash into something useful? Join Ms. Hannah to learn about upcycling and what it does for our environment. Open to grades 2-6. Please register in advance.


Chess Club
Tuesday, September 24th 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 and up. Please register in advance.