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!




June 5, 2017

June Programs

CHESS CLUB
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th- Adult) 8-8:55pm 
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, June 6th & 20th. All skill levels welcome. Sign up any night the club meets.

LIT: CREATE YOUR OWN GAME OF THRONES DRAGON EGG
Friday, June 9th 6pm
Looking for something to do that's fun and free on a Friday night? Fear not! We have teamed up with the Bellmore, Merrick and North Merrick Libraries to provide just that. LIT features different activities, events, as well as spaces to hang out, munch on snacks, and get together with friends. In addition to a craft, there will be a trivia contest, prizes, snacks and beverages. Register in advance at: www.bellmorelibrary.org.

MINIATURE S’MORES PIES
Monday, June 5th 7-8pm
Let’s get ready for summer! Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious miniature s’more pies. Open to grades 5 and up. Register in advance.

SPORTS COOKIES FOR FATHER'S DAY
Tuesday, June 13th  7-8pm
Need the perfect gift for dear old Dad? Join Mrs. Kathy to decorate delicious sports themed cookies and wrap them up to give to Dad. Open to grades 5 and up. Register in advance.

BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA
Monday, June 19th 7-8pm
Do you like pizza? Like to cook? Join Mrs. Kathy to  learn how to make a delicious BBQ chicken pizza from scratch. You will chop and prepare all of the ingredients, and make the sauce and dough. Chef Ramsay look out! Open to grades 5 and up. Register in advance.

Registration for all of the above programs begins June 1st for NBL patrons. You can register at the Adult Reference Desk or online at www.northbellmorelibrary.org. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies.

TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB 2017
SRP Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, June 27th 4:30pm

What better way to “Build A Better World” than to learn about different cultures through crazy challenges in strength, intellect and speed? Join us to kick-off the summer right at our SRC Amazing Race Party on June 27th at 4:30pm! Do you have what it takes to win it all?  All students entering 6th through 12th grade in September can join NBL’s summer reading club from June 27th to August 16th. 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!

May 15, 2017

MAY PROGRAMS

Chess Club
Children (3rd- 6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th- Adult) 8-8:55pm 
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, May 2nd, 16th and 30th. 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.


TEEN MOVIE: A dog’s Purpose
Wednesday, May 17th 6:30pm
A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. Rated PG No registration required.

LIT Movie Night
Monday, May 22nd 4pm
 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 Monday, May 22nd at 4pm for a viewing of Everything, Everything, a film based on the young adult novel by Nicola Yoon. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration begins May 1st.



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.