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.



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.