September 15, 2014

September Programs

Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pmYA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, September 16th & 30th and October 14th  and 28th. New players welcome! 

Tuesday, September 23rd 3:30-4:30pmOver 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 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.

Tuesday, September 30th 6pmWe’ll supply the tissues for this tearjerker. Hazel and Gus are two teens who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Rated PG-13. 126 minutes 


Welcome Back Students!

We are here to help with any school projects or research papers. Visit us at our home page for access to many kinds of databases withvaluable information and support for your schoolwork, available in the library and from home. Students who have not yet read the required summer reading book, can still come in to find the books in the YA section. If the book is not on the shelf, a Librarian can request that a copy be brought into the library.

July 26, 2014

SAT Review Class

Sign-up for the S.A.T. Prep Class begins Tuesday, September 2nd at the Reference Desk. This is a six-week math and verbal course to help high school students prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Classes will be held Thursdays: October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th and November 6th from 6:45-8:45 p.m. An $80 check, payable to Melissa Bielawski, is required at registration. Students must also purchase McGraw-Hill’s SAT I Book, 2015 Edition for class.
We have limited copies for sale at the Reference Desk for $5.

YA Summer Programs

Shake and Make Homemade Ice Cream and Sundaes
Monday, July 28th 7-8pm
Learn how to shake and make ice cream in a bag. Then enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae! 

Beach Bag Book Club
Tuesday, July 29th 7-8:30pm
Join our favorite teen author, Jen Calonita (Secrets of My Hollywood Life and Belles series) to discuss fun summer reads with famous authors! Bestselling author E. Lockhart will present her new book We Were Liars and author Sarah Mlynovski will present her new book Don’t Even Think About It. Our club will meet at the Merrick Library at 2279 Merrick Avenue.

Cool Chemist Cupcakes
Monday, August 4th, 5-6pm
Join us to create scientific cupcakes using decorating bags, icing, and assorted candies. Bring your creativity!

Video Editing
Thursday, August 7th 7-8:45pm
Join an instructor from Sharper Training Solutions, Inc. to learn how to work with videos by creating overlays, transitions, effects and sound.

Teen Movie: Divergent
Tuesday, August 12th 6pm
Did you love the book Divergent by Veronica Roth? Join us for a viewing of the movie and see how it compares to the book.

Let’s Make Pizza
Monday, August 18th 7-8pm
Join Mrs. Kathy to make delicious pizza from scratch. Learn how to measure, mix and shape your pizza and add sauce and toppings to create a one of a kind pizza (to take home and bake).

Tuesday, August 19th, 7pm
Join us to celebrate the finale of the Summer Reading Club! If you submitted at least 1 book review this summer you will get an exclusive invitation to the SRC Finale Party! We will have games, crafts, pizza and ice cream! Raffles and prizes! End your summer with a bang!

June 4, 2014


Chess Club

Children (3rd-6th Grade) 7:-7:55pm
YA & Adults (7th-Adult) 8:-8:55pm
Our chess club will meet on Tuesdays, June 10th & 24th. New players welcome! All skill levels welcome. Sign up online or at the Adult Reference Desk.

       Beach Bag Book Club       

It is our 6th annual Beach Bag Book Club and we’re pulling out all the stops! Teens will get to discuss a book pre-selected for them with not only our favorite YA author Jen Calonita, but with the author of the book itself! Everyone that signs up gets a beach bag to tote all of your favorite books around in this summer, and the first 10 people to sign up will receive a free book from one of our guest authors on the day of the BBBC event! We are starting our club off with an amazing panel of YA authors - Susane Colasanti, Elizabeth Eulberg, Jen. E. Smith and Kieran Scott!
Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30pm
And continuing into July with the amazing duo of Sarah Mlynowski and E. Lockhart!  
            Tuesday, July 29th at 7pm               
Sign up in advance online or at the Adult Reference Desk. Open to grades 6 and up. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!! These events will take place at the Merrick Library at 2279 Merrick Avenue.

 Chicken & Dumplings

Thursday, June 5th 7pm
After a demonstration we will prepare all the
ingredients and use dumpling wrappers to create delicious Asian dumplings. We will bring them home in a tin to cook.

BBQ Sauce

Tuesday, June 10th 4pm
We are going to cook up some homemade BBQ sauce, bottle it up and design a label to take with the sauce. Makes a great Father's Day gift!

Vegetable Quesadillas

Tuesday, June 17th 7pm
Celebrate Eat Your Vegetable Day here at the Library with delicious vegetable quesadillas. After a demonstration we will prepare our fresh ingredients and cook our quesadillas in the Library. We will also make guacamole from scratch! Bring your appetite!

Teen Summer Reading Club 2014
SRP Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, July 1st 4:30pm
Join us to kick-off the summer right and Spark a Reaction at our SRP pizza party on July 1st at 4:30pm!  Sign up for the teen summer reading club while eating pizza, playing Bingo and other fun games, making crafts, and entering raffles to win more prizes!  All students entering 6th through 12th grade in September can join NBL’s summer reading club from July 1st to August 19th.  As a member you will read books, write reviews of the books you have read, and submit them for a chance to win the weekly raffle. When you sign up for the summer reading club you will get a chance to guess how many candies are in the jar at the library. The closest guess wins the whole jar!