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.


  

July 2, 2019


TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB
Our old building may be closed for renovation, but were 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!

CHESS CLUB
Tuesdays, July 16th 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.

CONSTELLATION CANVAS
Thursday, July 18th 7-8:30pm
What Zodiac sign are you? Capricorn, Gemini, Libra? Let’s take YOUR birth month constellation from the sky and bring it into your room with canvas, paint and LED lights! All materials will be provided.

BINGO
Tuesday, July 23rd 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.

ROCK DECORATING
Tuesday, July 30th 3:30-4:30pm
Rock your creative side with rocks! We will make kindness rocks, pet rocks, string rocks, a rock garden…the possibilities are endless!
CANCELLED

ITHACA PHYSICS BUS
Tuesday, July 24th 4-7pm
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 hands-on science experience! Drop-in any time from 4-7pm, no need to register. The bus will be parked in the library parking lot.

DUCT TAPE CRAFTS
Thursday, August 8th 7-8pm
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.

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 N. Bellmore Library patrons in grades 6 -12, unless otherwise stated. Please register for all programs at the Reference Desk or online at www.northbellmorelibrary.org  All programs will take place at Grace Lutheran Church located at 1294 Bellmore Avenue in N. Bellmore. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Tymecki at jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org. 




May 25, 2019

Hello June....


Teen summer reading Club 2019

SRP Kick-Off Party on Monday, June 17th 4pm

Join us on Monday, June 17th at 4pm to explore A Universe of Stories at our SRC kick-off Movie Event. We will get a private viewing of Men In Black: International at the JJ Bellmore Playhouse located at 525 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore! Popcorn and drinks are included. Please register in advance online or at the Reference Desk. All students entering 6th through 12th grade in September can join NBL’s summer reading club from June 17th to August 9th. 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 automatically be entered in our raffle, but you will also get chance to guess how many candies are in the jar. The closest guess wins the whole jar!
If you need any special accommodations to attend,  please contact Mrs. Tymecki at  jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.orgAlways stay up to date by following our blog at: www.nblya.blogspot.com



April 30, 2019

MAY PROGRAMS


LIT Movie Event
Friday, May 3rd @ 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 located at 525 Bedford Avenue on Friday, May 3rd at 4pm for a viewing of Avengers: The End Game. Space is limited. Please register in advance online or at the Reference Desk.

Chess Club
Tuesday, May 14th 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 CARDS FOR SENIORS
Saturday, May 25th 10am-11:30Am
Stop in the library anytime between 10am and 11:30am to make birthday cards for the elderly. 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. Open to grades 5 and up. Community service will be awarded. No registration required.