Children's Programs - Commack Branch

August Programs

Registration for August programs at the Commack building will be on

Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30am.

(scroll down for July)

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Mondays, August 3 & 10 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, August 29 • 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, August 21 • 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. 

 

Time for Twos

Monday, August 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(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, August 5 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesday, August 5 • 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 storytime. Dress to make a mess.

  

Beach Ball Bonanza

Saturday, August 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Do you love going to the beach?  We do, too!  Join us as we make a colorful beach ball to remind us of the fun we’ve had this summer down by the water.  And, of course, we’ll read stories all about the surf and sand!

  

Sandpaper Sandcastle

Thursday, August 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you ever want to bring a sandcastle home?  At the library, we’ll show you how!  Join us for beach stories and sunny songs while we create a sandcastle picture out of sandpaper. 

  

Here’s the Buzz

Tuesday, August 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Buzz!  Buzz!  Join us for stories and a craft featuring the bee and some of their buggy friends.

  

Terrific Threes

Friday, August 14 • 10:30- 11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.   

  

Beach Day

Tuesday, August 4 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Get out of the hot sun and join us for stories and a craft all about the beach.

 

 Gone Fishin’

Tuesday, August 4 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Having trouble catching some real fish? Well come on down to the library to hear some fishy stories and make your very own fish. We promise you won’t get wet!

 

Sandy Seashore

Thursday, August 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

What’s more fun than fingerpainting? Fingerpainting with paint and SAND!  You’ll create this sandy masterpiece while we listen to stories all about the surf, sea, and sand. Dress to make a mess.

 

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, August 8 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Friday, August 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, and - of course - MILK AND COOKIES!

 

Little Craft Buddies

Wednesday, August 12 • 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.

  

Almost Time for Kindergarten

Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 • 10:30-11:15am

Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 • 2:30-3:15pm

(Children entering Kindergarten in September 2015)

A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

  

Superhero Academy

Tuesday, August 4 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Test your skills in this one-of-a-kind academy and get certified as a true hero!

  

LEGO® League

Tuesday, August 18 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-10 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

  

Crazy 8s Club

Monday, August 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(6-9 years)

Join us for Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, and more!  You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Ramp it Up, Funny Money, and Glow-in-the-Dark City.   Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, the developer of BEDTIME MATH, has developed kid-appealing games to teach basic math. You + Us = FUN!

 

Easy Origami

Wednesday, August 26 • 10:30-11:15am

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

 G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, August 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

A Hero’s Welcome: Heroes of Olympus

Tuesday, August 11 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

Do you belong to Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter? Find out as we celebrate all things demi-god with crafts, activities, and snacks!

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, August 27 • 4:30-5:15pm

(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!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29• 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.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Friday, August 28 • 10:30am-1:00pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for the hit movie "Big Hero 6!" Small snacks will be provided.

  

A Hero’s Welcome: Emmett

Saturday, August 1 • 10:30am-11:15am

(For children under the age of 12)

Join us as we celebrate the “special” hero Emmett with crafts, games, and snacks!

 

 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, August 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Has your favorite stuffed animal ever had their very own sleepover?  Bring your snuggle buddies to the Library, create a night light just for them, sign a special permission slip - and give them a kiss goodnight!  Your favorite stuffed animal will spend the night in the Library and have a wonderful adventure.  Join us the next morning (Friday. August 7th at 10:30am) to pick your buddy up and see pictures of the fun-filled night!

 

 

 

 

July Programs

Registration for July programs at the Commack Branch began

Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00am.

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, July 2 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Thursday, July 9 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, July 25 • 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, July 3 • 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. 

 

Time for Twos

Wednesday, July 8 & 15 •10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Drive-In Movie at the Library!

Wednesday, July 29 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you ever make a car out of a cardboard box?  Now’s your chance!  Before you bring it home, stay and watch a short movie behind the wheel of your new automobile!

 

Art Starts

Wednesday, July 8 • 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 storytime. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Friday, July 10 • 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.

 

Miss Peggy’s Pizza

Friday, July 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

I love pizza!  Do you?  Let’s have some fun telling stories about pizza, and we’ll make a GIANT (pretend!) pizza right on the floor! YUM YUM!

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesday, July 7 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.   

 

Are We There Yet?

Monday, July 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent)

Will you be traveling this summer by car, train or plane?  Join us for stories and the chance to make some activities you will be able to bring with you to help pass the time.

 

Beach Bear Parfait

Wednesday, July 1 • 10:30-11:15am

(3 – 5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott teaches us how to make very special Beach Bear Parfaits. YUM!

 

Boom! Pop! Paint!

Wednesday, July 1 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3 – 5 years with parent/caregiver)

The 4th of July is just around the corner!  Let’s celebrate by making our very own firework paintings and learning all about this national holiday.  All we need are some pipe cleaners, some glitter, and lots of paint!  (Don’t forget to dress to make a mess, just in case…)

 

SHARK!

Monday, July 6 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Quick – Everyone out of the water and into the library!  We’ll be featuring books and a craft about this predator of the deep.

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Thursday, July 9 • 2:30-3:15pm

(4 – 5 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us for stories, songs, dancing, and - of course - MILK AND COOKIES!

 

Be a Superhero!

Saturday, July 18 • 10:30-11:15am

(4-7 years)

Do you love superheroes? Come on down to the library to check out some cool superhero books and design your very own superhero costume craft! Come dressed as your favorite super-hero if you’d like!

 

Little Book Buddies

Monday, July 13 • 4:30-5:00pm

Wednesday, July 29 • 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

Wednesday, July 8 • 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.

 

LEGO® League

Monday, July 27 • 11:00-11:45am

(5-7 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Creative Collage

Friday, July 24 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

Create your own collage using a variety of materials. Really let your creativity run wild in this fun and imaginative program.

 

Easy Origami

Tuesday, July 21 • 10:30-11:15am

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

Crazy 8s Club

Monday, July 20 • 4:30-5:15pm

Thursday, July 30 • 4:30-5:15pm

(6-9 years)

Join us for Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, and more!  You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Ramp it Up, Funny Money, and Glow-in-the-Dark City. Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, the developer of BEDTIME MATH, has developed kid-appealing games to teach basic math. You + Us = FUN!

 

Art Lab

Monday, July 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Join us in this creative environment as we explore a variety of artistic styles and mediums with a new project each meeting.

 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Friday, July 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(8-12 years)

Do you have what it takes to figure out the clues for this zany library scavenger hunt? Prizes will be awarded for each team who finishes the hunt!

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, July 1 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

**Our July meeting will be held at the Kings Park Branch, at GANE Headquarters**

 

A Hero’s Welcome - Harry Potter

Friday, July 31 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-12 years)

Join us as we celebrate “the boy who lived” in this program packed with fun crafts, activities, and snacks!

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, July 23 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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!

 

Community Heroes - Police Officers

Wednesday, July 22 • 10:30-11:15am

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come on down to the library and learn about police officers and what they do!

 

Community Heroes - US Marines

Thursday, July 30 • 2:30-3:15pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come on down to the library and meet a real life hero – we will learn about the Marines and what they do!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays 11, 18, & 25 • 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.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 7 • 2:30-4:45pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for the fun movie "The Incredibles!" Small snacks will be provided.

 

Library Mini-Golf

Tuesday, July 14 • 10:30am-1:00pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

We’re back and better than ever! Join us for another round of Library Mini-Golf – now with more characters! Sessions will be 30 mins long. Please sign up for only 1 session.