Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

April Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Hip Hop Baby
(3-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 20 • 10:15-10:45am
Boogie and bounce along with your baby during this interactive movement and music class. The littlest movers will enjoy wiggling and giggling.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 20 • 6:30-7:00pm
Tuesday, April 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, April 29 • 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.

Sensory Crawl
(8 months – 23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 28 ∙ 10:30-11:15am
You and your little one will have tons of fun with sensory activities that encourage exploring, creating and playing. No older siblings please.

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, April 18 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, April 12 • 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.

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 6 • 11:00-11:45am
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, April 26 • 3:00-3:30pm
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.

Giraffes Can’t Dance
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 7 • 11:00-11:45am
Giraffes can’t dance, can you? We will read about our giraffe friend Gerald and make some maracas to help us dance to the beat.

Storytime Safari
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, April 19 • 11:00-11:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book, treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.

Emeraldalicious
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, April 21 • 11:00-11:45am
Green is glamorous - discover how Pinkalicious and recycling magic turn a garbage-filled park into a greentastic garden, and make your own gorgeous recycled accessories.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, April 15 • 11:00-11:45am
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.

Up, Up and Away
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, April 27 • 11:00-11:45am
Soar through some stories and create a hot air balloon that will take you up, up and away.

Spring Sundaes
(5-8 years)
Monday, April 10 • 3:30-4:15pm
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry too. We love ice cream, how about you? Enjoy your day off from school with ice cream sundaes, board games and karaoke.

Game Time
(5-12 years)
Thursday, April 13 • 6:30-7:15pm
Bring your game face and challenge our teen volunteers to board games or play against them using our Nintendo Wii. A small snack will be served. 

Homework Help
(6-10 years)
Mondays, April 17, 24, May 1 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays, April 6, 20, 27 • 4:30-5:30pm
Do you have the homework blues? Need help studying for an upcoming test? Let our qualified teen volunteers help you with homework, studying and projects! Bring your work to the Library and leave feeling accomplished. Registration is required for each individual date. Please indicate which date(s) you wish to attend when registering.

LEGO® League
(5-12 years)
Wednesday, April 12 • 3:00-3:45pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Q-Tip Art
(8-12 years)
Tuesday, April 11 • 3:00-3:45pm
Using your handprint and q-tips you will create a blooming cherry blossom for the spring season. Dress to make a mess.

Play Date Concert
(Families with children under the age of 7)
Saturday, April 22 • 11:00-12:00pm
Sing, dance and rock out with Play Date! Join husband and wife duo Greg Attonito (of the Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate of the award-winning kindie group, Play Date. Their music inspires children to use their imaginations – and their dance moves – to rock out and explore the world around them. Play Date’s live, interactive show is a great place for families to share a positive, energetic and memorable music experience together.

 

March Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Baby Bounce
(Birth - 11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, March 28 • 11:00-11:30am
Join us for a program especially for babies. There will be songs, props and most of all, fun.

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 9 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, March 18 • 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.

Young at Art
(12-30 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 23• 10:30-11:15am
Explore and discover art with your toddler through hands-on activities and fine motor fun. Each child will take home their own masterpiece. Dress to make a mess.

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 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.

SaturPLAY
(12-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 25 • 10:30-11:15am
The weekend is made for play – participate in an open ended, self-directed playtime and explore our creative art stations.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 16 • 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.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, March 20 • 10:30-11:00am
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.

March into Music
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 10 • 11:00-11:30am
Little feet will dance and march to the beat. We will use a variety of instruments and simple songs to bring out the dancer in everyone.

Me and My Grandparent
(2-4 years with Grandparent(s))
Tuesday, March 21 • 11:00-11:45am
Join us for this special program created especially for Grandparents and their grandchildren. Enjoy spending time together playing, making a craft and listening to stories and songs.

Lucky Leprechauns
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 17 • 10:30-11:00am
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, March 17 • 11:30-12:00pm
Meet us at the end of the rainbow for stories, songs and create a colorful art project.

Block Art
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, March 15• 11:00-11:45am
Have some fun as we explore different types of blocks and use them to make art. Dress to make a mess.

Little Lambs
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, March 18 • 11:30-12:15pm
Baa, baa black sheep, have you any books? Yes sir, yes sir, at the Library take a look. Join us for a barnyard storytime and craft.

Storytime Safari
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
N– Wednesday, March 22 • 11:00-11:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book, treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.

Sensory Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, March 30 • 11:00-11:45am
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.

Silly Storytime
(4-5 years)
Tuesday, March 14 • 3:00-3:45pm
It’s time to get silly! This storytime will have silly stories, songs and crafts.

Jump and Jive
(4-6 years)
Wednesday, March 29 • 4:30-5:00pm
Preschoolers will enjoy this high energy independent music and movement class designed to sharpen motor skills. Dance, sing and play age appropriate games that will keep you jumpin’ and jivin’.

Picklepalooza
(5-7 years)
Friday, March 24 • 4:30-5:15pm
It’s pickle party time! Crunch along as we read stories, play games and make “dill”arious crafts to take home and share.

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans
(5-7 years)
Saturday, March 11 • 10:30-11:15pm
Wear your green and join us for Irish folktales, design a lucky piece of wearable art and create a snack fit for a leprechaun.

Homework Help
(6-10 years)
Mondays, March 13, 20, 27 • 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays, March 16, 23, 30 • 4:30-5:30pm
Do you have the homework blues? Need help studying for an upcoming test? Let our qualified teen volunteers help you with homework, studying and projects! Bring your work to the Library and leave feeling accomplished. Weekly registration is required.

Chess Buddies
(5-12 years)
Thursday, March 16 • 6:30-7:15pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play chess and are you looking for someone to play with? Join us for chess buddies where you will play chess with a teen volunteer.

Simple Silhouettes
(8-12 years)
Saturday, March 25 • 3:00-3:45pm
Join in the crafting fun as we use magazines and craft paper to make colorful animal silhouettes.

Play Date Concert
(Families with children under the age of 7) 
Saturday, April 22 • 11:00-12:00pm
Sing, dance and ROCK OUT with Play Date! Join husband and wife duo Greg Attonito (of the Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate of the award-wining kindie music group, Play Date. Their music inspires children to use their imaginations – and their dance moves – to rock out and explore the world around them. Play Date’s live interactive show is a great place for families to share a positive, energetic and memorable music experience together.

Creation Station
(Families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, April 1 • 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.

Baby Bump                                                                                                                                                                                      (Expectant parents)                                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, March 22 • 7:00-7:45pm                                                                                                                                               This program has been cancelled.                                                                                                                                         There’s nothing as sweet as tiny baby feet. Get ready for your little one’s arrival, meet with professionals in areas of child birth and child rearing while meeting other expectant parents. This session will feature certified lactation consultant Jenn Barry, of The Village Sprout. Open to all expectant parents and parents of infants who reside in Suffolk County.