Children's Programs - Commack Branch

September Programs

Registration for September programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, August 26 at 10:00am.

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, October 1 • 2:30-3:00pm

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Fridays, September 4 & 11• 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, September 26 • 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.

 

Babies Boogie

Wednesday, September 16• 10:30-11:15am

(3-24 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.

 

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, September 24 • 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

Wednesday, September 23 •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, September 1 • 10:30-11:15am

Tuesday, September 1 • 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 storytime. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Thursday, September 17 • 10:30-11:15aam

(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.

 

Toddler’s Tango

Wednesday, September 16 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(2-4 years 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.

 

Playdough Playtime

Tuesday, September 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 2-5 with parent)

We’ll start with some silly stories and end with all sorts of playdough fun.

 

Terrific Threes

Wednesdays, September 16 & 23 • 2:30-3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Oldies But Goodies

Monday, September 28 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3 -5 with parent)

The stories we share may be old but they’re still good!  We’ll make an old fashioned craft, too.

 

PandaMonium

Monday, September 14 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3 – 5 with parent)

What’s black and white and loved all over? The panda, of course! Join us for stories and a craft featuring one of everyone’s favorite animals.

 

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, September 5 • 10:30-11:15am

(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, September 28 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years 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.

 

TinkerLab

Tuesday, September 29 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a 'maker' environment designed for the littlest of tinkerers. Some projects may get messy. Please dress to make a mess!

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, September 9 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 year)

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

 

Little Book Buddies

Wednesday, September 23 • 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.

 

After School Shenanigans

Monday, September 14 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years)

Come listen to some ZANY stories with Ms. Erin, and afterwards we'll do a fun craft or activity!

 

Budding Builders

Saturday, September 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Kids’ Crafternoon

Friday, October 2 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years)

Join us in a creative environment for a fun craft. Dress to make a mess!

 

LEGO® League

Thursday, October 1 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-10 years)

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

 

Easy Origami

Thursday, September 10 • 5:30-6:15pm

(6-9 years)

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

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, September 2 • 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, September 24 • 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!

 

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.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Tuesday, September 15 • 2:30pm-4:30pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Paddington

Bring the family down to the Library for a fun movie. A small snack will be served. Rated PG; runtime 95 minutes.

 

 

 

 

August Programs

Registration for August programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30am.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Mondays, August 3 & 10 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, August 29 • 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

Friday, August 21 • 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

Monday, August 24 • 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

Wednesday, August 5 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesday, August 5 • 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 storytime. Dress to make a mess.

  

Beach Ball Bonanza

Saturday, August 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Do you love going to the beach?  We do, too!  Join us as we make a colorful beach ball to remind us of the fun we’ve had this summer down by the water.  And, of course, we’ll read stories all about the surf and sand!

  

Sandpaper Sandcastle

Thursday, August 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you ever want to bring a sandcastle home?  At the library, we’ll show you how!  Join us for beach stories and sunny songs while we create a sandcastle picture out of sandpaper. 

  

Here’s the Buzz

Tuesday, August 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Buzz!  Buzz!  Join us for stories and a craft featuring the bee and some of their buggy friends.

  

Terrific Threes

Friday, August 14 • 10:30- 11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

  

Beach Day

Tuesday, August 4 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Get out of the hot sun and join us for stories and a craft all about the beach.

 

 Gone Fishin’

Tuesday, August 4 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Having trouble catching some real fish? Well come on down to the library to hear some fishy stories and make your very own fish. We promise you won’t get wet!

 

Sandy Seashore

Thursday, August 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

What’s more fun than fingerpainting? Fingerpainting with paint and SAND!  You’ll create this sandy masterpiece while we listen to stories all about the surf, sea, and sand. Dress to make a mess.

 

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, August 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Friday, August 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

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

 

Little Craft Buddies

Wednesday, August 12 • 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.

  

Almost Time for Kindergarten

Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 • 2:30-3:15pm

(Children entering Kindergarten in September 2015)

A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

  

Superhero Academy

Tuesday, August 4 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Test your skills in this one-of-a-kind academy and get certified as a true hero!

  

LEGO® League

Tuesday, August 18 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-10 years)

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

  

Crazy 8s Club

Monday, August 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(6-9 years)

Join us for Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, and more!  You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Ramp it Up, Funny Money, and Glow-in-the-Dark City.   Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, the developer of BEDTIME MATH, has developed kid-appealing games to teach basic math. You + Us = FUN!

 

Easy Origami

Wednesday, August 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(6-9 years)

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

 

 G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, August 5 • 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.

 

A Hero’s Welcome: Heroes of Olympus

Tuesday, August 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

Do you belong to Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter? Find out as we celebrate all things demi-god with crafts, activities, and snacks!

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, August 27 • 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!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29• 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.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Friday, August 28 • 10:30am-1:00pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for the hit movie "Big Hero 6!" Small snacks will be provided.

  

A Hero’s Welcome: Emmett

Saturday, August 1 • 10:30am-11:15am

(For children under the age of 12)

Join us as we celebrate the “special” hero Emmett with crafts, games, and snacks!

 

 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, August 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Has your favorite stuffed animal ever had their very own sleepover?  Bring your snuggle buddies to the Library, create a night light just for them, sign a special permission slip - and give them a kiss goodnight!  Your favorite stuffed animal will spend the night in the Library and have a wonderful adventure.  Join us the next morning (Friday. August 7th at 10:30am) to pick your buddy up and see pictures of the fun-filled night!