Children's Programs - Commack Branch

 

September Programs

Registration for September programs for the Commack Branch begins on Wednesday,

August 27, 2014 at 10:00am

 

(Scroll down for August Programs)

 

 

 Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is the month to show off the smartest card in your wallet!Children who show their new or existing library card to a children's librarian will receive a small prize and raffle ticket to be entered in drawing held at the end of the month!

 

 

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, September 18 • 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

Wednesdays, September 24 & October 1 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, September 6 • 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

Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 • 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

Wednesdays, September 10 & 17 • 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, September 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.

 

Fall Leaves Fall

Monday, September 29 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Take a break from all the raking, listen to some stories and make a craft all about fall!

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, September 13 • 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.

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesdays, September 23 & 30 • 10:30-11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

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

 

Chicken Wingding

Monday, September 8 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

It's Chicken month, so come on down and join us for a celebration featuring stories and a craft.

 

Hats Off to Hats

Monday, September 15 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

It's 'Make a Hat Day' - so that's exactly what we'll do. And enjoy a few stories, too!

 

Peppa Pig Party

Monday, September 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Preschoolers can meet their favorite animated pig during this reading of her new book, Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School. Be sure to bring a camera for a photo op!

 

Teddy Bear Tea

Tuesday, September 9 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Bring your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed friend) and enjoy a story or two. Drinks and a small snack will fill your tummy while we read. Then we'll finish our time together with a fun craft!

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, September 11 • 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

Fridays, September 19 • 10:30-11:00am

(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 Book Buddies

Tuesday, September 16 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

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

 

What a Hoot!

Wednesday, September 10 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years old)

Join us for some stories about owls, and then make your very own to take home!

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, September 20 • 11:00am-11:45am

(6-8 years old)

Do you want to try something new? Join us to make some fun origami figures.

 

Artist Trading Cards

Thursday, September 18 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they've either created themselves or traded with others.

 

ArtVentures

Saturday, September 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-11 years old)

We will be learning about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani and creating self portaits in the same style using oil pastels.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, September 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 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.

 

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.

 

Family Movie Matinee

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

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Enjoy the fun family movie "Monsters University" in the morning. This movie is rated G.

 

Make and Take Book Covers

Saturday, September 6 • 2:30-4:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come into the children's room to decorate covers for your school books! We'll supply the bags and art supplies, you bring the creativity! Supplies are limited.

 

 

 

 

 

August Programs

Registration for August programs for the Commack Branch begins on Thursday,
July 31, 2014 at 10:00am.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 • 10:30-11:00am
Saturday, August 2 • 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
Fridays, August 22 & 29 • 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
Thursdays, August 7 & 14 • 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
Friday, August 15 • 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.

Library Playdate
Saturday, August 23 • 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.

Terrific Threes
Tuesdays, August 7 & 14 • 2:30-3:15pm
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

Farm Daze
Wednesday, August 6 • 10:30-11:00am
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Many animals call a farm their home. Listen to stories about some of them and make a craft, too.

Ice Cream Spectacular
Wednesday, August 13 • 10:30-11:15am
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Do you like ice cream? Do you know how it is made? Let's find out as we read about ice cream, create a craft, and end with an ice cream surprise. Come cool off and get out of the heat while enjoying a summer treat!

Pajama Storytime
Monday, August 18 • 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
Thursday, August 21 • 10:30-11:00am
(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.

Book Buddies – Little Buddies
Tuesday, August 19 • 4:30-5:00pm
(Ages 4 – Grade 2)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child ages 4 years to grade 2 is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience! Our teen volunteers will receive community service credit for participation.

Mad Scientist
Saturday, August 16 • 11:30am-12:15pm
(Ages 4 –8)
It's science fair day at the Commack branch! Come on down to see some awesome science experiments like a foam fountain and lava lamp! It may get messy!

Almost Time for Kindergarten
Mondays, August 4, 11 & 18 • 10:30-11:15am
(Kindergarten)
A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.

Feline Frolics
Tuesday, August 12 • 2:30-3:00pm
(Grades K-2)
Join us for some hilarious cat stories and a purr-fect craft!

Only One You!
Thursday, August 21 • 2:30-3:00pm
(Grades K-2)
We will be reading Only One You by Linda Kranz which features illustrations of colorfully painted "rockfish." Children will then create a rockfish of their very own! Dress to make a mess.

Artist Trading Cards
Monday, August 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Grades 3-5)
Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they've either created themselves or traded with others.

ARTventures
Monday, August 11 • 4:30-5:15
(Grades 3-5)
We will be learning about Spanish artist, Joan Miro. We will then use our imagination to create abstract paintings inspired by the artist. Dress to make a mess!

Bird Watchers
Monday, August 4 • 2:00-2:30pm
(Grades 3-5)
We will be learning about Spanish artist, Joan Miro. We will then use our imagination to create abstract paintings inspired by the artist. Dress to make a mess!

G.N.A.T.
Wednesday, August 13 • 4:30-5:15pm
(Grades 3-5)
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.

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.

Family Movie Matinee
Monday, August 25 • 10:30am-12:15pm
(For children under the age of 12)
Beat the heat and enjoy the fun family movie "Meet the Robinsons" in the morning.