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 AU4

Please join us for Authors Unlimited 4 on April 25, 2015 at 10:00-3:00pm.  The event, taking place at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, celebrates reading by connecting teens and authors. It is a free full-day program open to everyone, but teens and tweens get preferred seating! Attendees will get the chance to meet dynamic authors of young adult literature first at an author panel and then in smaller breakout sessions afterward. Books will be available for purchase with time for autographs at the end of the day! Teens who attend can earn community service by attending and writing a review for the Authors Unlimited blog!

Register today at : http://authorsunlimited.org/registration/

 

Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

March Children's Programs
Registration starts Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs. 
 
(Birth -11 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 21 • 10:30-11:00am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs and props and most of all fun!
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 10 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, March 7 • 10:00-10:30am 
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesdays, March 24 & 31 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 12 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, March 23 • 3:30-4:15pm
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date – meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 19 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, March 19• 11:15-11:45am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving. 
 
(2-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, March 11• 11:00-11:45am 
Wednesday, March 11 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Join us for a dress up dance party, all catered to your little one!  Dress your best while enjoying music, games, snacks and prizes.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, March 18 • 11:00-11:45am 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 10 • 3:00 -3:45pm
Spring is almost here. Let’s make a special treat to welcome our bird friends back. 
**This program may not be suitable for children with food allergies**
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, March 30 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Visit the Library for a roaring good time with stories, songs and an art project all about the King of the jungle, the lion!
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 13 • 10:30-11:00am
Friday, March 13• 11:30-12:00pm
It’s your lucky day! Join us for colorful stories, songs and create a rainbow art project.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 14 • 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, April 1 • 3:00-3:45pm
Mo Willem’s Pigeon celebrates his birthday on April 1! Celebrate with a reading of these classic play-along-stories and create an art project.
 
(4-5 years old)
Monday, March 9 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-7 years old)
Friday, March 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us as we read and learn about colors! We will put our imaginations together and create a magical rainbow stew.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, March 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(5-7 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 28 • 10:30-11:15am
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.
 
(6-10 years old)
Friday, March 6 • 4:30-5:15pm
Bring your American Girl® or another doll to the Library for a tea party, stories and craft!
 
(8-12 years old)
Wednesday, March 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(8-12 years old)
Tuesday, March 24 • 4:30-5:15pm
Tinker in this one of a kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
 
(8-12 years old)
Monday, March 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
The gold at the end of this sugary sweet rainbow is filled with candy! Make lucky rainbow cupcakes and listen to our favorite Irish folktales.
 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, March 14 • 10:00-4:00pm
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.
 
 
February Children's Programs
 
Registration starts Tuesday, February 3 at 11:00am
Due to the Library's delayed opening on February 3, Nesconset Children's Program registration will take place at 11:00am (instead of 10:00am).
 
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, February 28 • 10:00-10:30am 
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, February 27 & March 6 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
  
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, February 28 • 11:00-11:45am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

 

MARCH Programs

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for March programs begins on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10am.

 

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Monday, March 9 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Saturday, March 21 • 10:30-11:00am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby.  A great introduction to the library for the youngest of children!  Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, March 5 and 12 • 11:00-11:45am (12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities;

includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos

Friday, March 13 and 20 • 11:00-11:45am (24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.

 

Terrific Threes

Monday, March 16 and 23 • 11:00-11:45am (36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts, and circle time.  Siblings are welcome.

 

Farm Friends

Tuesday, March 31 • 11:00-11:30am (2 year olds with parent/caregiver)

“Old MacDonald had a farm…”  Listen to stories about your favorite farm animals and make a fun farm craft to take home with you! 

 

Fantastic Fish Storytime

Saturday, March 14 • 10:30-11:00am (2-3 year olds with parent/caregiver)

Listen to stories and about fish and create your own fish to take home!

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 17 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Top o’ the morning to you!  Enjoy stories about this “green” holiday and make a special craft.

 

Pizza, Pizza

Thursday, March 26 • 11:00-11:30am (Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy listening to “delicious” pizza stories and then have fun decorating a pizza sticker scene.

 

Circus Carousel

Wednesday, March 25 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 5-8 years)

We will read stories about the circus and then make our own carousel craft.

 

Junior LEGO® Buddies                 

Wednesday, March 11 • 4:00-4:45pm (Ages 5-9 years)

Do you enjoy building things? Come join the fun! Children will be paired with a teen for a rewarding experience.

 

Spring is in the Air

Tuesday, March 24 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 6-10 years)

Come and enjoy springtime stories and have fun making a beautiful craft to welcome in the new season.

 

Catch a Leprechaun

Saturday, March 7 • 10:30-11:00am (Ages 6-11 years)

There are leprechauns in the library! Decorate your own trap to catch that sneaky leprechaun this year.

 

Spectacular Stamps

Wednesday, March 4 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 8-11 years)

Enjoy exploring the world of stamps as we read a few stories and then do a cool collage made from real cancelled postage stamps!

 

Junior MakerSpace

Monday, March 16 • 4:00-4:45pm (Ages 8-12 years)

Tinker in this one of a kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

 

 

February Programs

On-line, phone or in person registration for February programs begins on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Vrooming Vehicles   

Friday, February 27 • 3:00-3:30pm (2 years with parent/caregiver)

Let’s read about some of our favorite vehicles and then make a cool sticker scene!

 

Construction Zone

Saturday, February 28 • 10:00-10:45am (2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.

 

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

March Programs

Registration for March programs for the Commack Branch begins on

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00am. 

(scroll down for February)

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Mondays, March 9 & 16 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, March 7 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Tuesday, March 24 & 31 • 2:30-3:15pm

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome. 

 

Time for Twos

Tuesday, March 10 •10:30-11:15am

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Cotton Ball Rainbow!

Friday, March 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

What's fluffy, soft, white, and fun to craft with? Cotton balls, of course! Let's use cotton balls to make a cloud and lots of colored construction paper to make a rainbow. We'll read stories about rainbows, too!

 

Leprechaun Magic

Tuesday, March 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

Leprechauns are hard to catch, aren't they? Let's make our very own to take home! Lots of stories about leprechauns will tell you everything to need to know about this tiny little trickster.

 

Art Starts

Monday, March 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

 

Time to Get Dressed

Monday, March 23 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 2-4 with parent/caregiver)

Stories and a craft to inspire those just learning to dress themselves!

 

Terrific Threes

Thursday, March 26 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.  

 

Lion or Lamb

Friday, March 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Celebrate the month of March as we make some festive masks and discover all about the weather during this trickster month.

 

Living Large

Tuesday, March 31 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Listen to stories featuring some of the largest animals there are and make a craft, too.

 

Over the Rainbow

Wednesday, March 11 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Join us for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, including stories and a craft.

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, March 6 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Pajama Storytime

Monday, March 2 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Become a Leprechaun!

Saturday, March 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(Ages 4-5 with parent/caregiver)

Here's your chance to become a leprechaun! Make a green hat, make a red beard, and listen to stories all about these silly little men!

 

Make a Rainbow!

Friday, March 13 •10:30-11:15am

(Ages 4-5 with parent/caregiver)

With a little glue and a lot of colored tissue paper, we can make a fabulous rainbow! Come join us for stories, songs, and - of course - FUN!

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, March 3 • 2:30-3:00pm

(Ages 4-5 with parent/caregiver)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, and - of course - MILK AND COOKIES!

 

Little Craft Buddies

Monday, March 23 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

 

LEGO® League

Saturday, March 21 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Rainbows

Saturday, March 14 • 10:30-11:00am

(5-7 years)

Spring is almost here! Come on down to the library to hear some fun Spring stories and make your very own rainbow.

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, March 28 • 11:00-11:45am

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

Art Lab

Friday, March 20 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Join us in this creative environment as we explore a variety of artistic styles and mediums with a new project each meeting.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, March 4 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Monday, March 30 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Tinker in the one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design, and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

 

LEGO® Legends

Thursday, March 26 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Volun-tweens

Wednesday, March 18 • 6:30-7:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Lend your talents to the Library! Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy! Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

 

 

February Programs

Registration for February programs for the Commack Branch begins on

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00am. 

 

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, February 5 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Tuesdays, February 10 & 17 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, February 28 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Monday, February 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome. 

 

Time for Twos

Fridays, February 13 & 20 •10:30-11:15am

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, February 3 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

 

Make a Polar Bear Mask!

Thursday, February 26 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you know that an adult polar bear can weigh up to 1,200 lbs? Or that there are less than 25,000 polar bears left in the world? Learn these and other important polar bear facts and make a mask to take home.

 

Valentine’s Day Suncatcher

Wednesday, February 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we learn all about Valentine’s Day and make a beautiful suncatcher to take home.  It’s going to be LOVE-ly!

 

Under the Big Top

Wednesday, February 18 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 2-4 with parent/caregiver)

Ladies and Gentlemen, and children ages 2-5, join us at the library for circus fun!  There will be stories, activities and a craft so come one, come all!

 

Amazing Eskimos!

Friday, February 27 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Learn all about our neighbors to the north - and make a fun craft to take home, too!

 

Be Mine, Valentine!

Monday, February 9 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Listen to love stories and then make a craft you can give to that someone special.

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, February 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime.  The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Three to Get Ready

Monday, February 23• 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Many things come in threes, even in our favorite folktales.  Join us to listen to some of them and make a craft, too.

 

Valentine’s Day Puzzle Frame

Friday, February 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Make a terrific Valentine’s Day picture frame out of puzzle pieces.  And guess whose picture goes inside?  YOURS!

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, February 26 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Little Book Buddies

Thursday, February 19 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

Dragons Love Taco Parties!

Friday, February 20 • 4:30-5:30pm

(5-7 years)

Come to the library and join Chef Rob Scott as we read Dragons Love Tacos and then make some tacos of our own to eat! We'll also play some games afterwards!

 

LEGO® League

Wednesday, February 18 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Let’s Build a Snowman

Saturday, February 7 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years old)

Brrr...it’s cold outside. Come to the library to build a snowman inside and then take your new friend home with you.

 

Secret Message Valentine

Monday, February 9 • 6:30-7:00pm

(Ages 5-7)

Shhhh. It’s a secret! A secret message that is! Come on down to the Commack branch to make secret valentine messages.

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, February 14 • 10:30-11:15am

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

Art Lab

Thursday, February 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

Join us in this creative environment as we explore a variety of artistic styles and mediums with a new project each meeting.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, February 4 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, February 26 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Tinker in the one-of-a-kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design, and other creative projects. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

 

LEGO® Legends

Saturday, February 21 • 10:30-11:15am

(8-12 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

Library Mini-Golf

Wednesday, February 18 • 6:30pm-8:30pm (30 min sessions)

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for some literary mini-golf fun!

 

 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an interactive format. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. 
 
Click here to connect with TumbleBooks. 
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Sesame Street eBooks
 
Enjoy classic as well as brand-new Sesame Street stories with eBooks that are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. They are ready to read right here, right now. 
 
 
                                                 
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ABCmouse.com for Libraries provides access to a learning resource including language, literacy, math, social studies, arts, and music.  Click here to begin.  Please note: this is only available for use inside the Library.

Logo - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

All families and caregivers are encouraged to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Families can build the skills needed for future success. Ask your children's librarian for more information.

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Nesconset Elementary
 mar-2015
 
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