Children's Programs - Commack Branch

                                                                                          October Programs

                                                                      Registration for October programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                       Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00am.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Fridays, October 7, 14 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, October 15 • 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, October 26 • 2:30-3:15 pm

(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, October 24 10:30-11:15 am

(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, October 19 • 10:30-11:15 am

Wednesday, October 19 • 2:30-3:15 pm

(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.

 

Tissue Paper Pumpkin

Monday, October 17 2:30-3:15 pm

Monday, October 17 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you know that you can make your very own Halloween decoration?  All you need is some sticky paper and tissue paper.  Of course, we’ll read some fun Halloween stories, too.

 

Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, October 18 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Early literacy is easy as ABC and 1-2-3 with songs, stories, and crafts.  This month, we focus on the letters C and D.

 

Going Batty

Wednesday, October 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Bats are amazing animals.  Join us for a program where we learn about them and make a terrific craft to take home.  

 

Jack the Jack-O-Lantern

Friday, October 28 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

We’re going to make a silly jack-o-lantern out of something you see around the house every day -- a roll of toilet paper. Of course, we’ll also read some silly Halloween stories...and maybe have a Silly Dance Contest, too.  It’s going to be so….SILLY!

 

Sensory Storytime

Wednesday, October 12 • 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.

 

Skeletoni

Tuesday, October 25 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

The foot bone’s connected to leg bone...connect some rigatoni to some spaghetti and create your own skeletoni.

 

TinkerLab

Tuesday, October 4 • 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.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, November 1 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4-5 years)

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

 

Little Book Buddies

Tuesday, October 18  • 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.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Friday, October 21 • 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.

 

Jinkies! It’s a Mystery!

Monday, October 24 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 8 years)

With Halloween coming up, it is the perfect time of year for a mystery.  Come join Velma on a mystery adventure that includes stories, a craft, and a treasure hunt.  You might even leave with a special prize.  So put on your thinking caps and help us solve the mystery of the lost treasure. 

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, October 12 • 4:30-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 19 • 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.

 

Emoji Mania

Saturday, October 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(7-10 years)

Make your own emoji mask that is totes adorbs and play an epic round of emoji Bingo.

 

The Minor Leagues-Fantasy Sports

Saturday, October 1 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(7-12 years)

Join us for a fantasy sports club where we will talk all things sports and compete in kids-only fantasy leagues. In October, we will be doing a fantasy football league, with our end of season party to be held on Thursday, November 3rd at 4pm. 

 

Bad Art Challenge

 Thursday, November 3 • 7:00-7:45pm

(8-12 years)

Make dreadful masterpieces as you create the worst type of art you can think of!  “Winners” will receive a special prize.

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Tuesday, October 25 • 7:00-7:45pm

(8-12 years)

Join us for another visit with Chef Rob Scott as he helps us prepare a chocolate pumpkin bread you will finish baking at home.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Friday, October 14 • 4:15-5:15pm

(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.

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, October 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.

 

Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 29 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 5 and under)

BOO!  It’s time for a Halloween Parade!  Join us as we share silly Halloween stories, make a fun craft and then trick-or-treat our way through the building in a fabulous Halloween Parade!  Don’t forget to wear your costume.

 

                                                                                               September Programs                                                   

                                                                         Registration for August programs at the Commack building will be on

                                                                                                     Wednesday, August 31 at 10:00am.

 

Nursery Rhyme Time

Saturday, September 3 • 10:30-11:00am

Tuesdays, September 20 & 27 • 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, September 16 • 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

Wednesday, September 28 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesday, September 28 • 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.

 

Library Playdate

Friday, September 9 • 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.

 

Pies with Miss Peggy

Tuesday, September 27 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

I love pie, all kinds of pie -- cherry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie!  Let’s make a fun (pretend) cherry pie to take home and tell stories about this delicious dessert!

 

Super School Bus

Thursday, September 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Are your older brothers and sisters riding the school bus to school?  Before it’s your turn to ride the bus, make a school bus craft to take home and show them.

 

Imagination Station

Tuesday, September 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Exercise your imagination as we engage in dramatic play and make a fun craft.

 

Alphabet Soup

Friday, September 23 • 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.  This month, we focus on the letters A and B.

 

Apple Sand

Thursday, September 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

 September is the perfect time for delicious apples.  Let’s read about them, and make a special apple craft using colored sand.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Wednesday, September 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4-5 years)

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

Little Book Buddies

Wednesday, September 28 • 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.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Tuesday, September 20 • 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.

 

“Corn”y Craft

Saturday, September 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years)

Get organized this year with a cool corn on the cob pencil holder.

 

Junior Lego® Buddies

Friday, September 9 • 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.

 

Chess Buddies

Wednesday, September 21 • 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.

 

Pokémon Pandemonium

Saturday, September 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-12 years)

"Pokémon Go" to the library, do you? Come on down to the library to make some fun Pokémon themed crafts, play games, and share some Pokémon game tips.  

 

Nerd Squad

Wednesday, September 7 • 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.