January 27, 2016


TEEN MOVIE: Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope 
Tuesday, February 16th 4:30pm
You may not have been alive when this film hit the theaters, so here is your chance to see it on a big screen! Join us for a viewing of Star Wars IV where Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Rated PG 121 minutes

Chinese Chicken Dumplings
Thursday, February 18th 7pm
Ms. Kathy returns to make Chinese chicken dumplings to celebrate the Chinese New Year. After a demonstration, participants will prepare all the ingredients needed to make scrumptious dumplings, wrap them individually, put them in a tin, and take them home to cook. Please be advised that this class may contain food allergens.

Monday, February 22nd 3:30pm
Join us to make birthday cards for the elderly. Our cards will help bring joy to some of our isolated seniors in the area. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday. Community service will be awarded. Grades 5 and up.

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, February 2nd & 16th.& March 1st, 15th & 29th. New players welcome. All skill levels!  Sign up any night the club meets.
Sunday, March 6th 1:30-5pm
Join Chess Master Joel Salman as he conducts this lively tournament for chess enthusiasts in grades 2 through 12. Chess sets, boards and clocks will be provided for all players. Check-in between 1:30-1:45pm, round one begins at 1:50pm. Please arrive promptly. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be given to those players who complete the tournament. All participants must register in advance online or at the Reference Desk

SAT Prep Course
Learn tricks and techniques for taking the SATs. Enhance your math and verbal skills while learning test taking strategies that can help you get a higher score. This 6 week course will be held from 6:45-8:45pm on the following Thursday evenings: March 10th, 17th, 31st and April 7th, 14th & 21st. An $80 check, payable to Melissa Bielawski, is required at registration. Students must purchase McGraw-Hill’s SAT I Book, 2016 for class. We have limited copies for sale at the Reference Desk for $5. Registration begins February 1st at the Reference Desk.

January 4, 2016

January Programs

Love to read? Earn community service credit by reviewing award winning Young Adult books selected by the American Library Association. Your review will appear in the Young Adult section and on our blog. Applications and booklists are available at the Reference Desk.

Bookend Decorating
Monday, January 11th, 3:30-4:30pm
Use your crafty skills to beautify the Young Adult Department. We will decorate our boring old bookends using paint, old magazines and glitter! Sign-up in advance online or at the Reference Desk. Community service will be awarded.

Thursday, January 14th 7-8pm
Join us to help a baby in need! We will measure, cut, and knot baby and toddler patterns to make a blanket to donate to a baby in need. No sewing involved. Sign-up in advance online or at the Reference Desk. Community service will be awarded.

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, January 5th & 19th and February 2nd & 23rd. New players welcome! All skill levels!

Taco night
Tuesday, January 26th 7-8pm
Mrs. Kathy will teach us how to season chicken and prepare a delicious and nutritious taco. There will be a choice of soft and hard tacos, and lots of toppings! Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies.

Teen Movie: A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Wednesday, January 27th 6pm
She was bullied all her life because of the way she looks. Unable to gain weight due to a rare condition, Lizzie Velasquez has been the target of countless taunts, among them a YouTube video that described her as 'The World's Ugliest Woman.' Rather than have her spirit crushed, she has overcome the ridicule and shares the story of her personal journey as a motivational speaker. Now Lizzie Velasquez leads the march against cyber bullies, taking her voice to the nation's capital to push for unprecedented anti-bullying legislature. Rated PG-13

November 24, 2015


Cuddle Buddies For Kids
Monday, December 14th 3:30pm
Join Mrs. T to create soft and Cuddly toys for children living in a homeless shelter this holiday season. No sewing required.

Tuesday, December 15th 7-8pm
Join us in baking for a good cause. We will learn to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch, and Mrs. Kathy will bake half of them and bring them to a shelter. We will bring the other half home to enjoy with family and friends.

Dog Treats for Charity
Monday, December 21st 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make dog treats from scratch using cookie cutters to make pet-friendly shapes. We will donate them to a local animal shelter.
(Peanut Butter Products Used)

Patient Playbooks
Wednesday, December 30th 3pm
There are more than 6 million children hospitalized each year. Being in the hospital can be really scary, especially for kids, and Games and other activities can be a great distraction. In collaboration with DoSomething.org we will create activity books to brighten their stay!

All of the above programs are open to Grades 5 and Up. Community Service will be awarded to all participants

Monday, December 7th 3-4:30pm
Do you need help finding the perfect gift for someone? Running low on cash this holiday season? Join us for an afternoon of crafting to make unique and heartfelt gifts for that special someone. We will have different crafts to choose from and we’ll even have gift wrapping supplies on hand. Don’t miss this! Register in advance.

Teen Movie: The Maze Runner 2
Tuesday, December 23rd 6pm
Join us for the next installment of the Maze Runner series based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner.No registration required. Rated PG-13 132 minutes

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Do you like to play chess? Or Want to learn how to play? Join our chess club on 
Tuesdays, December 8th and 22nd  and January 5th & 19th.New players welcome! All skill levels!

November 4, 2015

November Programs

Craft Buddies
Mondays, November 2nd & 9th 3:30-4:15pm
Volunteer to help young children create fun fall craft projects!  Community service will be awarded.

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, November 10th and 24th and December 8th and 22nd. New players welcome!

Memory Wire Bracelet
Tuesday, November 10th 6-7pm
Join Miss Gina to create a beautiful memory wire bracelet. All supplies will be provided. Grades 5+

Dog Beds for Charity
Thursday, November 12th 7-8pm
Join us to make comfy beds for dogs that live in a shelter. There is no sewing involved. Community service certificates will be given to all participants!

Computer Coding
Mondays, November 23rd & 30th 4:30-6:30pm
Learn the basics of computer language, code structure and implementation. Sharper Training Solutions will teach us how to write a script that will move objects on the screen and trigger movement of other objects. Registration is required. Open to grades 5+

How To Beat The High Cost of College
Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance
Monday, November 23rd 7pm
With college costs skyrocketing, find out how to get your share of $134+ billion available for student financial aid. Learn insider tips to maximize your financial aid from Long Island’s leading financial aid experts with over 35 years of experience. Follow our step-by-step strategies to fill out your FAFSA , plan a needs analysis, and negotiate with the college. This is an excellent time for parents of seniors as well as juniors to begin planning. We welcome questions at the conclusion of the program. No registration required.

Teen Movie: Paper Towns
Tuesday, November 17th 6pm
We saw it in the theatre, now it’s time to watch it at the Library. Join us for a viewing of Paper Towns, based on the YA novel by John Green. After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime. Rated PG-13

Movie Premiere Party
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Friday, November 20th 4:30pm
Come to the Bellmore Playhouse and join us for the release of the movie, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part 2. After the screening we’ll have a chat about the movie and cool raffles. Popcorn and soda will be served. This event is free and sponsored by Merrick, N. Merrick, Bellmore and N. Bellmore Libraries. Open to grades 7-12. Registration is required.

September 21, 2015


Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, September 15th & 29th, October 13th and 27th and November 10th and 24th. New players welcome!

Birthday Mail
Monday, September 28th 3:30-4:30pm
Over a million children experience homelessness every year. Many kids’ birthdays fall while they are in a shelter, making it hard to celebrate. In collaboration with DoSomething.org we will make and mail birthday cards to help ensure everyone gets to celebrate on their special day! All materials provided and community service awarded.

Teen Movie: Pitch Perfect 2
Tuesday, September 29th 6pm
In this sequel to Pitch Perfect, the collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition, but they are told it will be impossible to win because they are from the U.S. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. Rated PG-13. 1 hour 54 minutes.

SAT vs. ACT Workshop
Tuesday, October 6th 7pm
C2 Education and the North Bellmore Public Library are offering a FREE question and answer workshop for parents and high school students. Join us to get valuable information about these two different tests. No registration required. Free and open to the public.

Craft Buddies
Mondays, October 19th, 26th and November 2nd & 9th 3:30-4:15pm
Volunteer to help young children create fun fall craft projects!  Community service will be awarded. Registration required.


This Teen Read Week (Oct. 18-24), we dare teens to read for the fun of it! TRW is a time to celebrate reading for fun and escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, part-time jobs and so on by picking up something to read or join us for one of the fun activities below!

Spa Day
Tuesday, October 20th 7pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to customize your own natural body scrub using. different essential oils. You will pick a scent and make your own scrub in a decorated jar. Please register is advance.  

Anti-Stress Workshop
Wednesday, October 21st 4pm
Join Mrs. T to learn stress reduction activities and create a coping box. This box is a collection of items that you can use when you are feeling anxious, panicky or distressed. Please register is advance.

Monday, October 28th 6pm
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Rated PG-13 No registration required.

Halloween Cupcakes
Thursday, October 29th 7pm
Join Ms. Kathy to make deliciously frightening Halloween cupcakes. We will create spooky cupcakes using fondant, cookies, candies and more!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Friday, November 20th 4:30pm
Come to the Bellmore Playhouse and join us for the release of the movie, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part 2. After the screening we’ll have a chat about the movie and cool raffles. Popcorn and soda will be served. Online registration starts 10/1.This event is sponsored by Merrick, North Merrick, Bellmore and North Bellmore Libraries. No fee for this program. Open to grades 7-12.