April 8, 2014

April Programs

Chess Club

Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm

Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, April 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th and May 13th & 27th. New players welcome! Sign up any night the club meets. All skill levels welcome.

Dog Beds for Charity

       Wednesday, April 9th, 7-8pm
Join us for a good doggie cause. We are making soft and cozy dog beds to donate to a local animal shelter. No sewing skills needed!

Operation Spring Cleaning

Tuesday, April 15th 2-5pm
It’s that time of year again, and the YA books need to be cleaned. If you need to get some volunteer hours in or you just want to pitch in, come help us out for 1, 2 or all 3 hours. Feel free to register with a friend to work alongside of you. Registration is required.

 Mini Donuts

Tuesday, April 15th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious mini donuts from scratch. We will follow a recipe, measure and mix ingredients, decorate the donuts and take everything home in a bakery box.

Rodeo Round-up

Wednesday, April 16th 11am
Yee Haw! Put on your boots and saddle up and mosey on over to volunteer at our YA sponsored rodeo for children ages 4 and up. We’ll read stories, play games, do crafts, and more!

Teen Movie: Ender’s Game

Wednesday, April 16th 6pm
Join us for a viewing of Ender’s Game, a sci-fi movie about a young man who’s chosen to lead an epic battle against invading aliens. The movie is based on the YA book by Orson Scott Card. Rated PG-13

Memory Wire Bracelet

Tuesday, April 22nd 7-8pm
Make your own memory wire bracelet to keep or to give to someone else. All materials will be provided. Open to grades 5 and up.

Camp-IN with Jen Calonita

Friday, April 25th 6:30-8pm
Come celebrate the release of Jen Calonita’s latest book, Summer State of Mind, the fresh and funny summer-camp companion novel to Sleepaway Girls! Come ready for a Camp-IN. (PJ’s, sleeping bags, etc.) In addition to some campy crafts, we will be making delicious s’mores pizza! Jen will be there to sign copies of her book, answer questions and just have fun! This event will take place at the North Merrick Library.
 
Community Service
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February 24, 2014

MARCH PROGRAMS

WRITER’S WORKSHOP with MATT BLACKSTONE
Tuesdays, March 4th & 11th 7-8pm
Do you like to write? Would you enjoy honing your skills in this area? Local author, Matt Blackstone, will teach you the techniques to write like a pro! He will also discuss his new book, SORRY YOU’RE LOST. There will be a reading, a raffle and book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity! Please sign up in advance-space is limited!

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7
th-Adult) 8-8:55pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess?  Now is your chance!  Join instructor Joel Salman on 
Tuesdays, March 4th & 18th and April 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th. Learn the basics while our more seasoned players learn new chess strategies and challenge new opponents. We have chess players of all skill levels. New players welcome! No registration required.

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 6th, 13th, 20th and April 3rd, 17th and May 1st. An $80 check, payable to Melissa Bielawski, is required at registration. Students must purchase McGraw-Hill’s SAT I Book, 2014 Edition for class.  We have limited copies for sale at the Reference Desk for $5.  Please sign up in advance.

Waffles & Ice Cream
Tuesday, March 25th 7pm
Join us to celebrate International Waffle Day! March 25th is dedicated to waffles, the delicious food that has been enjoyed for centuries. We will work in groups to measure, mix and make waffles on commercial waffle makers. We will then prepare a sundae on top of the waffle, which will include ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup and bananas. This is a delicious treat! Please sign-up in advance.

Teen Movie: CATCHING FIRE
Wednesday, March 26th 6pm
It’s finally on DVD! Join us for a viewing of Catching Fire. The film begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts . Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games a competition that could change Panem forever. Rated PG-13 

Dog Beds for Charity
Wednesday, April 9th, 7-8pm
Join us for a good doggie cause. We are making soft and cozy dog beds to donate to a local animal shelter. Community service will be awarded. Please sign-up in advance - space is limited!





Teen Tech Week

Love Grumpy Cat and other hilarious memes? Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014 by creating a library or book themed meme to enter in our contest! The meme that makes our board of judges LOL the most will win a $25 iTunes gift card. Entries should be emailed to jtymecki@northbellmorelibrary.org by March 17th. The caption must relate to the library, reading, books, etc. to be considered for entry. Contestants may enter up to two memes. Please send with the subject line "Meme Contest" and include the following information: Name, Email, Phone, and meme attached as an image file. For help creating a meme, check out quickmeme.com or memecrunch.com.  




FEBRUARY PROGRAMS

BOOK BUDDIES
Tuesdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th from 3:30-4:15pm
Teens and children become “buddies” by sharing books and a positive library experience. Children get a chance to practice their reading skills and/or be read to while teens gain volunteer experience, and a chance to make a difference in a child’s life.  Please sign up in advance online or at the Adult Reference desk.

CHESS CLUB
Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess?  Now is your chance!  Join instructor Joel Salman on Tuesdays, February 4th and 18th  and March 4th & 18th to learn the basics while our more seasoned players will learn new chess strategies and challenge new opponents. We have chess players of all skill levels. Whether you're an expert at the Queen's Gambit or you're just graduating from checkers, there is a spot for you in the Chess Club. New players welcome! No registration required.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP with MATT BLACKSTONE
Tuesdays, February 25th, March 4th & 11th, 7-8pm
Do you like to write? Do you want to improve your skills in this area? Local author, Matt Blackstone, will teach you the techniques to write like a pro! He will also discuss his new book, SORRY YOU’RE LOST. There will be a reading from his book, a book raffle and signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night of the event. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!  Sign up in advance, space is limited!

DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY
Sunday, March 2nd, 2pm
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” We hope you choose to volunteer to help at our birthday bash for the one and only- Dr. Seuss! We’ll host children ages 3 and up and read stories, play games, do crafts,  and more! Please register in advance!

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 6th, 13th, 20th and April 3rd, 17th and May 1stAn $80 check, payable to Melissa Bielawski, is required at registration. Students must purchase McGraw-Hill’s SAT I Book, 2014 edition for class.  We have limited copies for sale at the Reference Desk for $5.  Please sign up in advance at the Adult
Reference Desk -space is limited!


January 2, 2014

January Programs

Chess Club
Children (3rd-6th Grade): 7-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult): 8-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, January 7th & 21st, February 4th & 18th.

New players welcome! Sign up any night the club meets.

Cookies for Charity
Monday, January 6th, 4:30pm
Join us in baking for a good cause.  We will learn to make homemade chocolate chip cookies from scratch, and Mrs. Kathy will bake half of them and bring them to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead.  We will bring the other half home to enjoy with family and friends.

Teen Zumba
Fridays, January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and February 7th &14th, 4-5pm
Join the party!  Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance that creates a dynamic, exciting, effective, cardio workout.  These fun, easy routines feature interval aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body as you dance.  
Sign up in Advance!  Space is limited!  


Babysitting Workshop 
Wednesday, January 15th, 6-8pm
Attend our popular program with Registered Nurses Joann Tanck and Georgette Basso, and become a professional babysitter.  Certificates will be awarded to all participants.  Please bring a doll to the class.  
Register in Advance!  Space is limited!  

Teen Movie - The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Wednesday, January 22nd, 6-8:30pm
PG-13, 130 mins
"When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons."


Book Buddies
Tuesdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, 3:30-4:30pm
Become a Book Buddy and read aloud to children ages 4-8.  This program is a great way to share your love of books while earning community service credit.  Sign up in advance online or at the Reference Desk.