August 17, 2016

Welcome Back Students!

We are here to help with any school projects or research papers. Visit us at our home page www.northbellmorelibrary.org for access to many databases with valuable information and support for your schoolwork, available in the library and from home. Students who have not yet read the required summer reading book, can still come in to find the books in the YA section. If the book is not on the shelf, a Librarian can request that a copy be brought into the library.

SAT Prep Class
This is a six-week math and verbal course to help high school sophomores and juniors prepare for the new Scholastic Aptitude Test. Classes will be held: Thursdays, September 15th, 29th October 6th, 13th & 20th and November 5th from 6:45-8:45pm. An $80 check, payable to Melissa Bielawski, is required at registration. Students must purchase McGraw-Hill’s SAT I Book, 2017 Edition for class. Please sign up in advance at the Adult Reference Desk. Space is limited!

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, September 13th & 27th and October 4th  and 18th. New players welcome! Sign up any night the club meets.

LIT Movie Night
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 on Friday, September 30th at 4pm for a viewing of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. Registration is required! 

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Birthday Mail
Monday, September 19th 3:30-4:30pm
Over a million children experience homelessness every year. Many kids’ birthdays fall while they are in a shelter, making it hard to celebrate. In collaboration with DoSomething.org we will make and mail birthday cards to help ensure everyone gets to celebrate on their special day! All materials provided and community service certificates will be awarded.

Cookies for Charity
Tuesday, September 20th 7-8pm
Join us in baking for a good cause. We will learn to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch, and Mrs. Kathy will bake them and bring them to a local shelter. Community service certificates will be awarded.





July 1, 2016

Tween & Teen Summer Programs

Teen Summer Reading Club 2016
SRC Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, July 5th 4:30pm
Join us to kick-off the summer right at our SRC pizza party on July 5th at 4:30pm!  Sign up for the teen summer reading club while eating pizza, playing bingo and other fun games, making crafts, and entering raffles to win more prizes!  All students entering 6th through 12th grade in September can join NBL’s summer reading club from July 5th to August 12th.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 gift card raffle. Everyone that signs up gets a prize!

Sports Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 7th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious sporty cookies!

LIT - Escape the Room @ MERRICK LIBRARY
Friday, July 8th 7-9pm
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 a 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.

Teen Yoga
Mondays, July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st 3:30pm
Improve your flexibility and reduce stress with yoga instructor Vicky Seff. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat to class.

Chicken Quesadillas
Tuesday, July 12th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make chicken or vegetable quesadillas and scrumptious guacamole from scratch!

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 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10 & 17. New players of all skill levels welcome!

Pop-Art Collage
Thursday, July 14th 7-9pm
Meet “Sir Real” and experiment with collage art. Make your own masterpiece!  This is a combined J/YA family art event. Grades 3 and up. 

Woven Ball Necklace Workshop
Tuesday, July 19th 7-8:15pm
Join Miss Gina to make a unique and beautiful necklace. All materials provided.

Rough Turf Dirt CakE
Monday, July 25th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make an irresistible tasting Oreo dirt cake. Yum!

Teen movie: Allegiant
Tuesday, July 26th 7-9pm
Join us for a viewing of the first of two films based on the third book of the Divergent trilogy. No registration required.

Comic Book drawing workshop
Thursdays, July 28th, August 4th & 18th 7-9pm
Join professional artist, Kelly Gordon, in this three part series. Learn how to draw your very own comic book character from a pro!

Board Game Cupcakes
Thursday, August 11th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy and have fun decorating cupcakes using assorted goodies and treats!

SUMMER READING CLUB FINALE PARTY
Tuesday, August 16th 4:30pm
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 the SRC Finale Party! End your summer with a bang!

Sign-up for the SAT Prep Class begins September 1st at the Reference Desk. This is a six-week math and verbal course to help students prepare for the new SAT. Classes will be held Thursdays, September 15, 29, October 6, 13, 20 and November 3 from 6:45-8:45 p.m. An $80 check, payable to Melissa Bielawski is due at registration.

Don’t forget....We have multiple copies of the books on your summer reading list. Pick one up before they’re all gone!

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 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.

Want to register for any of the above programs? Visit this link:



May 31, 2016

JUNE PROGRAMS

Libraries Ignite Teens
We invite current 6th-12th graders
to kick-off the weekend right, with an after-hours space just for teens. This month we’re heading to North Merrick Library for a LIT-Fest! Hang out with Aimee Friedman, author of Two Summers and our host, YA author extraordinaire, jen Calonita, on Friday, June 3rd for games, crafts, activities, and snacks. Register at www.nmerricklibrary.org.

Babysitting Workshop
Monday, June 20th 6:30-8:30pm
Do you plan on babysitting this summer? 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.

Tie-Dye Apron for Dad
Thursday, June 9th 7-8pm
Can’t think of anything good to get for dear old dad for Father’s Day? Join Mrs. Kathy to create a unique tie-dye apron using Sharpie markers. All materials provided. Grades 5+

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, June 7th & 21st. New players always welcome! All skill levels welcome Sign up any night the club meets.

Book Swap
Tuesday, June 28th 6:30-7:30pm
Don’t know what to do with your old books? Looking for something new to read? Bring up to 5 of your gently used books to swap with other teens! Each book you bring earns a ticket for one swap. Snacks will be served!

Teen Summer Reading Club 2016
SRP Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, July 5th 4:30pm
Join us to kick-off the summer right at our SRC pizza party on July 5th at 4:30pm!  Sign up for the teen summer reading club while eating pizza, playing Bingo and other fun games, making crafts, and entering raffles to win more prizes!  All students entering 6th through 12th grade in September can join NBL’s summer reading club from July 5th to August 12th. 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 candies are in the jar at the library. The closest guess wins the whole jar!



May 4, 2016

MAY PROGRAMS

Libraries Ignite Teens
We invite current 6th-12th graders to kick-off the weekend in a new way, with an after-hours space just for teens. Hosted on a rotating basis by the N. Bellmore, Bellmore, Merrick, and North Merrick libraries on the first Friday of each month, LIT will feature different activities, events, as well as a space to hang out, munch on snacks, and get together with friends. It’s our turn to host on Friday, May 6th!
Paint & Dip
Join us for an evening of Canvas Art & Fondue Fun!
Friday, May 6th 7:00-8:45pm
Register in advance online or at the Adult Reference Desk.
LIT-FEST - MEET YA AUTHORS
Friday, June 3rd at North Merrick Library.
This month we will get you set up with the perfect beach reads! Aimee Friedman, author of Two Summers and our host Jen Calonita will be hanging out with us. There will be games, activities, and snacks. Register in advance at www.nmerricklibrary.org

NECKLACE WORKSHOP
Thursday, May 5th 7-8:30pm
Need a gift for Mom or Grandma for Mother’s Day? Or even better, bring Mom and Grandma with you and you can each make a beautiful necklace with freshwater pearls, turquoise, granite, citrines, glass beads, crystals and more! $10 materials fee.

CHESS CLUB
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, May 10th and 24thand June 7th & 21st. New players welcome. All skill levels! Sign up any night the club meets.

TEEN MOVIE: The 5th Wave
Monday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a viewing of this sci-fi thriller based on the YA novel by Richard Yancey. Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. Rated PG-13

SPRING DONUTS
Tuesday, May 17th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy and learn how to make delicious mini donuts from scratch. We will follow a recipe and measure and mix the ingredients. We are using cutting edge technology to create our Spring treats. We will add glaze and decorate. You will bring your donuts home for yourself or to share! Open to grades 5+.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dog Toys for Charity
Monday, May 23rd 3:30pm-4:30pm
Dogs that don't get toys to chew on can be less playful, which makes them less likely to be adopted. Everyone loves a playful pooch! We will make DIY doggie toys for shelters and encourage potential adopters to give those pups a new home. Please bring an old t-shirt with you! Grades 5+.

Money Jars for Charity
Monday, May 23rd 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to create a loose change jar using tissue paper, paint, markers, buttons, ribbons, and more!. We will wrap them up and donate them to children at Ronald McDonald House. A community service certificate will be given to all participants! Grades 5+





 


April 6, 2016

APRIL 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, April 12th and 26th.and May 10th and 24th. New players welcome. All skill levels!  Sign up any night the club meets.

Earth Day Cookies
Monday, April 18th 7pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us by making delicious planet Earth cookies from scratch! Open to grades 5+ Please register in advance. 

Pizza Margherita
Monday, April 25th 7pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to learn how to make pizza from scratch! We will measure, mix and knead all the ingredients to make our own pizza dough. Then we will shape the dough in a tin, add the sauce and the cheese. The pizza will be baked at home. Yum! Open to grades 5+ Please register in advance. 

SPRING CLEANING
Tuesday, April 19th 3-5pm
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 or 2 hours. Community service will be awarded to all participants. So grab a friend and come ready to clean! Open to grades 5+ Please register in advance.

INTO THE WOODS
Wednesday, April 27th 12:30-3pm
Do you need community service hours? Join us for a fun afternoon of activities inspired by some of our favorite storybook characters. The YA Department will be hosting children of all ages as they travel through the storybook woods in search of adventure, and we need teen volunteers to help! You can even dress in costume if you like! Please register in advance.

LIBRARIES IGNITE TEENS
We invite current 6th-12th graders to kick-off the weekend in a new way, with the grand opening of 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, LIT will feature different activities, events, as well as a space to hang out, munch on snacks, and get together with friends. Check the hosting library’s website for details each month.
Paint & Dip
Join us for an evening of Canvas Art & Fondue Fun!
Friday, May 6th 7:00-9:00pm at North Bellmore Library
Register in advance at www.northbellmorelibrary.org