December 4, 2018

DECEMBER PROGRAMS


LIT Extreme Gingerbread challenge
Friday, December 7th 6:30pm
LIT 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. This month we invite you to be creative and crazy and come build an EXTREME Gingerbread House! We provide the supplies, you provide the design! 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.nmerricklibrary.org or at the Adult Reference Desk.
Coming in January...
LIT paint night "Winter Wonderland"
Friday January 11, 6:30-8pm @ the Bellmore Library
Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Celicia Cargill of Authentic HeARTwork will show you how to paint your own winter wonderland at the library! Open to grades 6-12.
Registration begins December 10th

POT HOLDERS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
Saturday, December 29th Drop in from 10am-1pm
Drop in to our temporary location on Saturday, December 29th anytime between 10am and 1pm to decorate potholders 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. Open to grades 5+ No registration required.

October 29, 2018

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

LIT MOVIE EVENT:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 
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 Friday, November 16th at 4pm for a viewing of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This is the second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Chess Club

Tuesday, November 27th 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. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.

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. Community service will be awarded.

BOOKMARKS FOR THE ELDERLY

Saturday, December 1st 10am-1pm
Drop in at our temporary location anytime between 10am and 1pm on Saturday,
December 1st to design and decorate 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. Community service will be awarded Grades 5 and up.


October 3, 2018

OCTOBER PROGRAMS


On Saturday, October 13th libraries across Long Island are hosting a variety of different initiatives that will allow us to help those in need. Please join us for a day of community service, family and fun as we host the following:
 Thank You Veterans!
Drop in anytime to decorate cards and write letters to honor and thank our Veterans for their service. We will collaborate with Operation Gratitude, and their mission to express appreciation for the sacrifices of our Military. Our cards and letters will be included in the care packages sent to Military Veterans all across the country.
BIRTHDAY BOXES
Our Library is hosting a Birthday Party Supply drive in collaboration with Birthday Wishes, a local charity with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. Collection boxes will be in the Library from October 13th through November 13th. Help make a child’s birthday special. Donate new, unopened birthday supplies such as themed plastic tablecloths, birthday banners, party hats, blowers, balloons, disposable cake pans, juice boxes, birthday plates and napkins (no solids) and unwrapped toys. After our collection is complete, we will host a Birthday Box fill and assembly party to get our boxes ready for delivery. Stay tuned for the date.

LIT MOVIE EVENT: The Hate U Give
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 Friday, October 19th at 4pm for a viewing of The Hate U Give, a film based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. (This film is rated PG-13) Enjoy free popcorn and soda. This is a drop off event only. Space is limited. Registration is required.

CHESS CLUB
Tuesday, October 23rd  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. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.


How To Beat The High Cost of College
Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance
Thursday, October 25th  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 explain how the federal government calculates your “expected family contribution” and how the value of your family home and other property is counted. We show how separation, divorce and remarriage affect your aid, who qualifies as an independent student, and 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. Space is limited. Registration is required. 
  




September 4, 2018

September 2018


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.

BANNED BOOK WEEK
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week 2018 will be held September 23 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.  To honor Banned Books Week we will have a contest! Stop by our temporary location to guess which banned book has been shredded and put on display. Every correct guess will be entered to win a raffle. The winner will be announced October 1st. To get more information about banned books week or to see a list of banned and challenged books, check www.bannedbooksweek.org.


CHESS CLUB
Tuesday, September 25th 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. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.

DID YOU KNOW?????????
The NBL has over 1,000 video games, and we brought all of them to our temporary location. We have games for Nintendo Switch, DS, Wii, Wii U, Microsoft Xbox 360and Xbox One, and Sony PS3 and PS4. Video games are limited to  two per library card, and  can be checked out for  7 days. If you have any  suggestions for purchase  please email Mrs Tymecki at   jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org.







June 30, 2018

SUMMER PROGRAMS @ NBL


Teen Summer Reading Club 2018
Our old building may be closed for renovation, but we’re still rocking! Visit us at our temporary location to sign up for the Teen SRC! All North Bellmore students entering grades 6 through 12 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 SRC you will get a bag of goodies and a chance to guess how many candies are in the jar at the Reference Desk. The closest guess wins the whole jar!
You can drop your book reviews in the raffle box in our temporary location, or you can submit them online at: YA SRC Book Reviews

Due to our building renovation, all of our programs will take place at Grace Lutheran Church located at 1294 Bellmore Avenue in North Bellmore. We are very grateful to the staff and parishioners at Grace Lutheran who have kindly offered their space with the community.

Rock Decorating
Tuesday, July 10th 3:30-4:30pm
Rock your creative side with rocks! We will make kindness rocks, pet rocks, string rocks, a rock gardenthe possibilities are endless!

Duct Tape Art
Tuesday, July 17th 3:30-4:30pm

Join us for some fun with duct tape! We will create and explore all the different things we can make. We will have lots of fun colors and patterns for you to choose from.  


Ithaca Physics Bus
Tuesday, July 24th 10am-2pm &
Wednesday, July 25th 3-7pm
Love science and all kinds of science experiments? Bubbles, chemistry, soundwaves, magnetism, air pressure and more! Come aboard a fantastic silver school bus for a hand-on science experience! Drop-in on either day. No need to register. The bus will be parked in the library parking lot.

MUSICAL MINUTE TO WIN IT
Thursday, July 26th 4-5pm
Are you up for a challenge? Join us and compete in six fun musical competitions to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners.

Bingo

Tuesday, July 31st 3:30pm

Are you feeling lucky? Join us for a few rounds of bingo to win books and other great prizes! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

WOOD Pallet Art
Tuesday, August 7th 3:30pm
Join us to create a personalized unique masterpiece on a wood pallet. All materials will be provided.

Cupcake Wars
Thursday, August 9th 12-1pm
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. Program may contain food allergens. 

Stranger Things Shrinky Dinks
Monday, August 13th 3:30-5pm
Are you a Stranger Things fan? Join us to create your own “Stranger Things” jewelry using shrinky dink paper. Create a necklace or key chain, and you can also add a retro bicycle or a #11 charm. Listen to an epic ‘80s playlist to go along with the theme.

SUMMER READING CLUB FINALE PARTY
Wednesday, August 15th 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 a private viewing of The Darkest Minds at the JJ Bellmore Playhouse at 525 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore. Enjoy free popcorn and soda.

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.