Children's Programs - Commack Branch

December Programs

Registration for November programs for the Commack Branch begins on

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00am. 

(scroll down for November programs)

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Fridays, December 12 & 19 • 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, December 2 • 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, December 16 •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.

 

All About Mittens

Monday, December 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Mittens, mittens, mittens!  Everything mittens!  Join us for stories, songs and a craft.  Dress to make a mess!

 

Art Starts

Wednesday, December 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.

 

Chocolate Handprint Reindeer

Monday, December 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make your very own reindeer ornament using your hand dipped in chocolate pudding. Oh so cute and oh so yummy!

 

Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 30 • 11:30am- 12:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Ring in 2015 with us here at the Library without staying up past your bedtime! Siblings are welcome.

 

Winter in a Bottle

Thursday, December 11 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

You can enjoy winter all year round by making this fun project. Come craft with us and enjoy some stories all about winter! Remember, it may be cold outside, but it's nice and warm at the library!

 

Terrific Threes

Monday, December 8 • 10:30- 11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Candy Cane Owls

Saturday, December 20 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Come on down to hear some fun holiday stories and create your own candy cane owl craft.

 

Gingerbread House Shadow Box

Wednesday, December 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Sometimes gingerbread houses can be difficult to make, can't they? Well, no walls can fall down in our gingerbread house shadow box version! There will be plenty of delicious candy to enjoy, too. Yum, yum!

 

Musical Mania

Monday, December 29 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make your own musical instrument and then join in for some toe tapping fun!

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, December 12 • 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.

 

Winter Sleepers

Tuesday, December 9 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

BRRR!  It’s cold outside!  Find out how some animals manage with this weather!

 

Winter Window Pane

Thursday, December 4 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Oooh, baby, it's cold outside! Let's create a terrific winter window using your hands to make the tree and the snowman, too. Don't forget to dress to make a mess!

 

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, December 23 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years 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.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Tuesday, December 9 • 2:30-3:00pm

(4 & 5 years)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Thursday, December 18 • 7:00-7:30pm

(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.

 

Gingerbread Mayhem

Friday, December 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Can you catch the gingerbread man? Come and join us for a storytime and a craft to see if you can catch this tricky treat.

 

LEGO® League

Saturday, December 20 • 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!

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-10:45am

(6-9 years)

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

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, December 3 • 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 Monthly

Monday, December 15 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Junior Makerspace Monthly is a program designed just for kids who love to build and tinker! The possibilities are only limited by your creativity!

 

LEGO® Legends

Saturday, December 13 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(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!

 

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.

 

Get Frozen at the Library!

Tuesday, December 23 • 2:30-4:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Enjoy a family movie day at the library as we watch Frozen, have a small snack, and do a cool craft!

 

Library Mini-Golf

Saturday, December 27 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

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

 

Life-Sized Angry Birds

Monday, December 29 • 2:30-3:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come to library with your family and create your own structures to knock down with life-sized angry birds! Will your family split builders vs birds? Challenge other families? The possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

November Programs

Registration for November programs for the Commack Branch begins on Thursday,

October 30, 2014 at 10:00am. 

 

Twinkle Toes

Wednesday, November 19 • 2:30-3:00pm

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Thursdays, November 6 & 13 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, November 22 • 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

Mondays, November 17 & 24 • 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, November 14 & 21 •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, November 18 • 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.  A light snack will be served. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, November 25 • 2:30-3:15pm

(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.

 

Terrific Turkeys

Monday, November 24 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we make a very special one-of-a-kind turkey -- starring YOU! Gobble, gobble!

 

Terrific Threes

Fridays, November 7 & 14 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

All Aboard!

Tuesday, November 18 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Chugga chugga choo choo! If you like trains, then this is for you! Join us for stories and a craft, too!

 

Red, Blue, Circles, Too!

Wednesday, November 12 •10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with paren/caregivert)

Explore colors and shapes through books, songs and a craft.

 

Paper Plate Pilgrims

Thursday, November 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Make these cute boy and girl pilgrims out of paper plates. We'll learn some facts about the pilgrims, too!

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, November 7 •10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years old 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.

 

Turkey Time

Wednesday, November 26 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Gobble up some books and make a turkey craft, too.

 

Twilight Turkeys

Thursday, November 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Gobble, gobble! Make a twilight turkey night light to take home and keep you cozy during these chilly nights.

 

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, November 19 • 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.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Monday, November 3 • 2:30-3:00pm

(4 & 5 years old)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Tuesday, November 25 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

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.

 

A Feast for Your Eyes

Saturday, November 15 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years old)

Come join us for storytime and a phony festive feast for your eyes to celebrate Thanksgiving.

 

Make Your Own Mayflower

Monday, November 17 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years old)

Using your handprint and some brown paint, make your version of the famous Mayflower ship to take home. We'll learn some facts about the journey of the Mayflower, too! Please dress to make a mess.

 

LEGO Legends Jr.

Saturday, November 29 •11:00-11:45am

(5 – 7 years old)

Calling all master builders! Come down to the library to construct your own creations and make new friends!

 

Overstuffed Apples

Tuesday, November 4 • 4:30-5:30pm

(5-7 years old)

Come join Chef Rob Scott as we make a delightful fall treat of stuffed apples. You’ll be able to take your apples home to bake and enjoy! Registration began on September 26.

 

Dia De Los Muertos

Monday, November 3 • 6:30-7:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Come down to the library to learn all about the traditional Mexican Holiday and design your own skeleton.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, November 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years old)

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 Monthly

Thursday, November 20 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Junior Makerspace Monthly is a program designed just for kids who love to build and tinker! The possibilities are only limited by your creativity!

 

LEGO Legends Sr.

Saturday, November 8 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8 – 12 years old)

Calling all master builders! Come down to the library to construct your own creations and make new friends!

 

Volun-tweens

Monday, November 24 • 4:30-5:15pm

(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.

 

The Night Before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26 • 6:30pm – 7:15pm

(For children under the age of 12 with parent/caregiver)

Need some time to prep for the big feast? Send your second –in-command over to the library with the kids while we watch a short holiday movie and make a fun Thanksgiving craft to display on your holiday table!

Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!