March 5, 2019

MARCH PROGRAMS


Chess Club
Tuesday, March 12th 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.

Patch PROJECT
Tuesday, March 19th 3:30-4:30pm
Join us to create hand crafted heart patches for children living in shelters. These patches will be used as nametags on the superhero capes donated by , Enchanted Makeovers. No sewing required. This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue. 

Birthday Boxes
Wednesday, March 27th 3:30pm
We have received many wonderful and generous donations of teen items, and now it’s time to pack them up! Join us to decorate and pack our teen birthday boxes for the local charity, Birthday Wishes. The Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Program serves homeless children in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels, and other locations.This program will take place at Grace Lutheran on 1294 Bellmore Avenue.

All of the above community service programs are open to grades 5 and up. Community service will be awarded to all participants. Please register in advance online or at the Adult Reference Desk.

January 29, 2019

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS


LIT: ESCAPE THE ROOM
Friday, February 8th 6:30-8:30pm at the Merrick Library
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 help the Avengers stop Thanos from collecting all six infinity stones and decimating half of the universe. This a free program open to those in grades 6 through 12. Please register at www.merricklibrary.org
 
Chess Club
Tuesday, February 12th 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.
  
 





Fleece Hats for the Homeless
Wednesday,  February 13th  3:30
Help make winter a little warmer for homeless children and adults by crafting fleece hats. No sewing skills required! Hats will be donated to a local shelter. 

Life Books for Foster Children
Thursday, February 21st  3:30
Join us to create special scrapbooks, known as life books, that adoptive and foster children will use for sharing their memories and important moments. All materials will be provided and books will be donated to Hope for Life, a local charity serving foster children and their families.

PILLOWS FOR CATS
Tuesday,  February 26th   7pm
Craft a pillow to comfort our furry friends at Second Chance Animal Rescue while they wait to be adopted.

All of the above programs are open to grades 5 and up. Community service will be awarded to all  participants. Please register in advance online or at the Reference Desk.


January 8, 2019

JANUARY PROGRAMS


LIT paint night "Winter Wonderland"
Friday January 11th at 6:30-8pm @ the Bellmore Library
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 join Celicia Cargill of Authentic HeARTwork who will show you how to paint your own winter wonderland at the library! This is a free program. You must register in advance at www.bellmorelibrary.org.
Coming in February...
LIT AVENGERS ESCAPE THE ROOM
Friday, February 8th 6:30-8:30pm at the Merrick Library
Help The Avengers stop Thanos from collecting all six infinity stones and decimating half of the universe. This a free program open to those in grades 6 through 12. Please register at www.merricklibrary.org beginning January 7th.

TEEN GIFT BOXES FOR CHARITY
The Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) Program serves homeless children and teenagers in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels, and other locations. Our Library will host a drive from January 2nd - 31st to collect the items necessary to build a Teen Gift Box to help support the BIAB Teen Program. We will assemble the Teen Gift Boxes next month.
We are asking for the following donations:
¨ Hand-held Games (Cards, Rubik’s Cube, etc.)
¨ Water Bottles/Coffee Mugs
¨ Sports Activity (Examples: Yoga Mat, Basketball, etc.)
¨ Teen Books
¨ Hygiene/Beauty items
¨ All gifts must be brand new and in original packaging with batteries provided if necessary.
Thank you for your support!


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.