Children's Programs - Commack Branch

May Programs

Registration for May programs at the Commack building will be on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground

Friday, May 5 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesday, May 16 & 23 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, May 6 • 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

Wednesday, May 17 • 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.

 

Art Starts

Friday, May 19 • 10:30-11:15am

Friday, May 19 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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 story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Down in the Jungle

Wednesday, May 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Get ready to roar as we listen to stories about our jungle friends.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, May 30 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Seize the play and keep the mess at our place. Join us for an informal playdate - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

 

Munchkins with Mom

Thursday, May 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us with mom, grandmom, or your very favorite caregiver for a delicious morning of munchkins.  We’ll take your picture together, and you’ll decorate a picture frame to put it in.

 

Patriotic Painting 

Friday, May 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 2-4)

Come on by and create some beautiful Red, White and Blue paintings using interesting materials. Dress to make a mess.

 

Wrapper Flowers

Wednesday, May 31 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make a flower garden using cupcake wrappers. You can enjoy this garden all summer long -- and of course we’ll sing and tell super flowery stories, too.  

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesday, May 16 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, May 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.

 

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

Wednesday, May 3 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Do you love trains?  We’ll explore building a train and spelling your name, too.

 

Mother’s Day Finger Paint Flowers

Wednesday, May 10 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

It’s time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives the best way we know how.  Let’s make finger paint flowers and read some wonderful stories about wonderful moms.

 

TinkerLab

Monday, May 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, May 23 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing and of course, milk and cookies!

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Friday, May 26 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5 – 7 years)

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

 

Little Book Buddies

Monday, May 1 • 4:15-5:00pm

Thursday, May 18 • 4:15-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

Little Craft Buddies

Monday, May 22  • 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 make a craft for the child to take home.

 

Middle Eastern Paper Lanterns

Friday, May 19 • 4:15-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Join us as we continue to learn about holidays around the world as we read It’s Ramadan, Curious George, and afterwards make a fun lantern craft. A small snack will be served.

 

Fluffy Paint

Saturday, May 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years)

Come on down to the library to make your own fluffy paint and create some beautiful artwork! Dress to make a mess.

 

LEGO League

Saturday, May 6 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

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

 

Perfect Parakeets

Wednesday, May 10 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Celebrate our feathered friends as we create our own sidekick using everyday materials.

 

Chess Buddies

Thursday, May 4 • 4:30-5:00pm

Wednesday, May 24 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

'Sock'topus

Monday, May 8 • 4:00-4:45pm

(Ages 7-10)

May 8th is No Sock Day. In honor of this, we will be making our very own Octopus out of socks. This is one craft you won’t want to miss.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, May 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

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.

 

April Programs

Registration for March programs at the Commack building will be on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00am.

 

Baby Playground

Monday, April 10 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free-play and language-based activities with other babies in a relaxed, friendly environment. Siblings are welcome.

 

Babies Boogie

Tuesday, April 25 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-23 months with parent/caregiver)

Bounce and Boogie with your baby! Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking. Presented by Nicole Sparling. 

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Tues, April 18 • 10:30-11:00am

Sat, April 1 • 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.

 

Art Starts

Wednesday, April 19 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesday, April 19 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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 story time. Dress to make a mess.

 

Bunny Bonanza

Monday, April 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Come create a family of bunny crafts and hear a bunny story.

 

Library Playdate

Monday, April 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Seize the play and keep the mess at our place. Join us for an informal playdate - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

 

Imagination Station

Thursday, April 27 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Exercise your imagination as we engage in dramatic play.

 

Spring Fling

Saturday, April 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Celebrate the beginning of spring while enjoying crafts, dancing, and special activities. Dressing up is encouraged.

 

Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, April 5 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as A,B,C and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts. 

 

Earth Day Birthday

Friday, April 21 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

It’s time to celebrate the Earth!  Make a suncatcher to bring home using twigs and grass.  

 

Royal Rendezvous Princess Party

Saturday, April 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Come have a fun celebration with some beautiful princesses.  We will read stories, play games, and have a good time.

 

Styrofoam Mosaic Art

Tuesday, April 4 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We are going to use an everyday object – Styrofoam – to create fantastic art.  Bring out your inner artist!

 

Tinkerlab

Tuesday, April 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Dress to make a mess.

 

Toddler’s Tango

Tuesday, April 25 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(3-23 months with parent/caregiver)

Clap your hands, move your feet! This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Friday, April 7 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing and of course, milk and cookies!

 

Little Book Buddies

Thursday, April 27 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years)

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

 

Budding Builders

Friday, April 14 • 10:30-11:15am

(5 – 7 years)

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

 

LEGO League

Monday, April 24 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

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

 

Name Game

Wednesday, April 26 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Create your own nameplate using everyday materials as we explore what makes our names so special.

 

Shopkins Extravaganza

Monday, April 10 • 6:00-6:45pm

(5-7 years)

Do you love Shopkins? Then come on down to the Commack Branch to celebrate all things Shopkins. We’ll make some very cool Shopkins crafts to take home!

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, April 19 • 4:30-5:00pm

Friday, April 28 • 4:30-5:00pm

(5-12 years)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess?  Do you already know how to play chess and are looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

 

Art Extravaganza

Wednesday, April 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

This program is for ALL types of artists.  Join us for an ART EXTRAVAGANZA, inspired by Herve Tullet. There will be lots of painting going on. Please dress to make a mess.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, April 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our newsletter, do fun crafts or activities and watch a short video playlist. A small snack will be served.

 

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.

 

Interactive Family Movie

Thursday, April 13 • 10:30-1:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie where the audience participates as the movie goes on! A small snack will be served.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, rated PG.