AU4

Please join us for Authors Unlimited 4 on April 25, 2015 at 10:00-3:00pm.  The event, taking place at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, celebrates reading by connecting teens and authors. It is a free full-day program open to everyone, but teens and tweens get preferred seating! Attendees will get the chance to meet dynamic authors of young adult literature first at an author panel and then in smaller breakout sessions afterward. Books will be available for purchase with time for autographs at the end of the day! Teens who attend can earn community service by attending and writing a review for the Authors Unlimited blog!

Register today at : http://authorsunlimited.org/registration/

 

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

March Programs

Registration for March programs for the Commack Branch begins on

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00am. 

(scroll down for February)

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Mondays, March 9 & 16 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, March 7 • 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

Tuesday, March 24 & 31 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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

Tuesday, March 10 •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.

 

Cotton Ball Rainbow!

Friday, March 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

What's fluffy, soft, white, and fun to craft with? Cotton balls, of course! Let's use cotton balls to make a cloud and lots of colored construction paper to make a rainbow. We'll read stories about rainbows, too!

 

Leprechaun Magic

Tuesday, March 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)

Leprechauns are hard to catch, aren't they? Let's make our very own to take home! Lots of stories about leprechauns will tell you everything to need to know about this tiny little trickster.

 

Art Starts

Monday, March 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Time to Get Dressed

Monday, March 23 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 2-4 with parent/caregiver)

Stories and a craft to inspire those just learning to dress themselves!

 

Terrific Threes

Thursday, March 26 • 10:30- 11:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Lion or Lamb

Friday, March 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Celebrate the month of March as we make some festive masks and discover all about the weather during this trickster month.

 

Living Large

Tuesday, March 31 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Listen to stories featuring some of the largest animals there are and make a craft, too.

 

Over the Rainbow

Wednesday, March 11 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Join us for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, including stories and a craft.

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, March 6 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Pajama Storytime

Monday, March 2 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Become a Leprechaun!

Saturday, March 14 • 2:30-3:15pm

(Ages 4-5 with parent/caregiver)

Here's your chance to become a leprechaun! Make a green hat, make a red beard, and listen to stories all about these silly little men!

 

Make a Rainbow!

Friday, March 13 •10:30-11:15am

(Ages 4-5 with parent/caregiver)

With a little glue and a lot of colored tissue paper, we can make a fabulous rainbow! Come join us for stories, songs, and - of course - FUN!

 

Milk and Cookies Storytime

Tuesday, March 3 • 2:30-3:00pm

(Ages 4-5 with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Little Craft Buddies

Monday, March 23 • 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

Saturday, March 21 • 10:30-11:15am

(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!

 

Rainbows

Saturday, March 14 • 10:30-11:00am

(5-7 years)

Spring is almost here! Come on down to the library to hear some fun Spring stories and make your very own rainbow.

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, March 28 • 11:00-11:45am

(6-9 years)

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

 

Art Lab

Friday, March 20 • 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.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, March 4 • 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.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Monday, March 30 • 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!

 

LEGO® Legends

Thursday, March 26 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

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

 

Volun-tweens

Wednesday, March 18 • 6:30-7:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Lend your talents to the Library! Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy! Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 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.

 

 

 

February Programs

Registration for February programs for the Commack Branch begins on

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00am. 

 

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, February 5 • 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

Tuesdays, February 10 & 17 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, February 28 • 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

Monday, February 2 • 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

Fridays, February 13 & 20 •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

Tuesday, February 3 • 10:30-11:15am

(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.

 

Make a Polar Bear Mask!

Thursday, February 26 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Did you know that an adult polar bear can weigh up to 1,200 lbs? Or that there are less than 25,000 polar bears left in the world? Learn these and other important polar bear facts and make a mask to take home.

 

Valentine’s Day Suncatcher

Wednesday, February 11 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we learn all about Valentine’s Day and make a beautiful suncatcher to take home.  It’s going to be LOVE-ly!

 

Under the Big Top

Wednesday, February 18 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 2-4 with parent/caregiver)

Ladies and Gentlemen, and children ages 2-5, join us at the library for circus fun!  There will be stories, activities and a craft so come one, come all!

 

Amazing Eskimos!

Friday, February 27 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Learn all about our neighbors to the north - and make a fun craft to take home, too!

 

Be Mine, Valentine!

Monday, February 9 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Listen to love stories and then make a craft you can give to that someone special.

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, February 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Three to Get Ready

Monday, February 23• 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Many things come in threes, even in our favorite folktales.  Join us to listen to some of them and make a craft, too.

 

Valentine’s Day Puzzle Frame

Friday, February 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Make a terrific Valentine’s Day picture frame out of puzzle pieces.  And guess whose picture goes inside?  YOURS!

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, February 26 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Little Book Buddies

Thursday, February 19 • 4:30-5:00pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

Dragons Love Taco Parties!

Friday, February 20 • 4:30-5:30pm

(5-7 years)

Come to the library and join Chef Rob Scott as we read Dragons Love Tacos and then make some tacos of our own to eat! We'll also play some games afterwards!

 

LEGO® League

Wednesday, February 18 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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!

 

Let’s Build a Snowman

Saturday, February 7 • 10:30-11:15am

(5-7 years old)

Brrr...it’s cold outside. Come to the library to build a snowman inside and then take your new friend home with you.

 

Secret Message Valentine

Monday, February 9 • 6:30-7:00pm

(Ages 5-7)

Shhhh. It’s a secret! A secret message that is! Come on down to the Commack branch to make secret valentine messages.

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, February 14 • 10:30-11:15am

(6-9 years)

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

 

Art Lab

Thursday, February 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, February 4 • 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.

 

Junior MakerSpace

Thursday, February 26 • 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!

 

LEGO® Legends

Saturday, February 21 • 10:30-11:15am

(8-12 years)

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

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 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.

 

Library Mini-Golf

Wednesday, February 18 • 6:30pm-8:30pm (30 min sessions)

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for some literary mini-golf fun!