Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

September Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, September 5 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 28 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, September 16 • 10:00-10:30am 
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. 
 
(3-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 20 • 10:15-10:45am
Boogie and bounce along with your baby during this interactive movement and music class.  The littlest movers will enjoy wiggling and giggling. 
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, October 4 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(12-30 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 14• 10:30-11:15am OR 2:30-3:15pm
Explore and discover art with your toddler through hands-on activities and fine motor fun.  Each child will take home their own masterpiece.  Dress to make a mess.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, October 6 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, September 11 • 10:30-11:00am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving. 
 
(2-4 years with grandparent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 12 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Join us for this special program created especially for Grandparents and their grandchildren. Enjoy spending time together playing, making a craft and listening to stories and songs.
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 19 • 11:00-11:45am OR 2:30-3:15pm
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks. 
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, October 5 • 10:15-11:00am
Red, yellow or green, apples are always delicious. Fall into some autumn stories and use apples to create a unique art project. Dress to make a mess.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, September 29 • 10:15-11:00am
Come enjoy a variety of hands-on, fun-filled science activities.
 
(5-7 years)
Thursday, September 28 • 4:30-5:15pm
Chirp away with some stories and make the perfect treat for the birds in your backyard.
 
(6-12 years)
Saturday, September, 16 • 11:00-11:45am
Artistic inspiration is all around – use elements of nature to explore the printmaking process. Dress to make a mess. 
 
(8-12 years)
Tuesday, September 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
Add some DIY flair to your school gear when you design one-of-a-kind buttons and badges. 
 
(9-12 years)
Wednesday, October 4 • 4:30-5:15pm
Enjoy a hands on photography program where you will learn how to get the most out of your camera or smart phone while being creative in the process.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, October 10 • 2:45-3:30pm
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, October 10 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you have that sunshine in your pocket? That good soul on your feet? Strut your stuff with Branch and Poppy and make colorful crafts that will make you want to sing, dance and hug. 

August Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, August 1 at 10:00am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

Baby Bounce
(Birth - 11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, August 15 • 11:00-11:30am
Join us for a program especially for babies. There will be songs, props and most of all fun.

Beach Babies
(3 - 18 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 9 • 10:15-11:00am
Wednesday, August 9 • 11:30-12:15pm
Break out the sunglasses and bring a beach towel to our indoor beach party! We will play with beach balls and make an art project using your baby’s footprint. Dress your beach best for our green screen photoshoot!

Nursery Rhyme Time
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 16 • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, August 10 • 6:30-7:00pm
Saturday, August 19 • 10:30-11:00am
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.

(8-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, September 1 • 10:15-11:00am
You and your little one will have tons of fun with sensory activities that encourage exploring, creating and playing. No older siblings, please.

Wonderful Ones
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, August 22 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

Time for Twos
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 30 • 11:00-11:45am
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

Hip Hop Tots
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, August 7 • 10:30-11:00am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving.

Art Starts
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, August 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Different crafts encourage children’s eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

Bubble Bar
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, August 21 • 10:15-10:45am
Monday, August 21 • 11:00-11:30am
Enjoy the summer sun with water tables, bubbles and chalk! Dress to make a mess. Please sign up for one session.

Drive-In Movie at the Library
(2-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 17 • 11:00-12:00pm
Have you ever made 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.

Mermaid and Pirate Party
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 23 • 3:00-3:45pm
Sail the seven seas for adventure and make a splash with stories, crafts and games. Dress like a sparkling mermaid or swashbuckling pirate.

Elephant and Piggie Party
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 9 • 10:30-11:15am
(6-8 years)
Saturday, September 9 • 3:00-3:45pm
Join our friends Gerald and Piggie on a friendship adventure! We will read our favorite stories and participate in fun crafts and games.

Beautiful Butterflies
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 24 • 3:00-3:45pm
Flutter down to the library for summer-filled stories and a fun craft.

Rockin’ Rhyme Storytime
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, August 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
Rock out during our Library jam session! Stories, songs and crafts will leave you cheering for more.

Bug Out
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, August 26 • 11:00-11:30am
Do the beetle bop and discover the buzz about insects with stories and creative art activities.

Jump and Jive
(4-6 years)
Thursday, August 3 • 11:00-11:30am
Preschoolers will enjoy this high energy independent music and movement class designed to sharpen motor skills. Dance, sing and play age appropriate games that will keep you jumpin’ and jivin’.

Little Library Buddies
(4-7 years)
Tuesday, August 8 • 3:00-3:45pm
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.

Musikgarten
(Children entering Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year)
Saturday, August 12 • 10:00-10:45am
Through active listening, music and movement, we will rock out and get ready for Kindergarten!

Summer Daze
(5-7 years)
Friday, August 25 • 4:30-5:15pm
Enjoy the outdoors while playing hopscotch, jump rope and making simple summer crafts with our teen volunteers.

Gone Fishin’
(5-7 years)
Thursday, August 31 • 7-7:45pm
Summer is almost over, so let’s go night fishing and make a simple fishing game together.

LEGO® League
(5-12 years)
Wednesday, August 9 • 3:00-3:45pm
Calling all master builders! Bring your imaginations to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

Kids Crafternoon
(5-8 years)
Friday, September 1 • 3:00-4:00pm
Join in the crafting fun! We will have different craft and activity stations for you to engage in. Teen volunteers will be on hand to help you. 

Recycla-Build
(6-9 years)
Friday, August 11 • 3:00-3:45pm
Building with a twist! We will use all recyclable materials to construct ideas from our imaginations.Teen volunteers will be on hand to help you. 

Solar Powered S’mores
(8-12 years)
Thursday, August 10 • 4:30-5:15pm
Science has never tasted so good – use the sun’s energy to make a delicious treat.

Summer Shadow Box
(8-12 years)
N – Tuesday, August 15 • 3:00-3:45pm
Create a work of art to help keep your summer memories alive! Bring any special items to the program to display in your shadow box.

Decoupage Fun
(8-12 years)
Thursday, August 17 • 7:00-7:45pm
Kick off the school year in style with a decoupage notebook. If you want, bring some of your own pictures to use.

Gesture Sketches
(8-12 years)
Thursday, August 24 • 11:00-11:45am
Let your creative side take hold as we sketch, sculpt and shadow our way to becoming artists.

Galaxy Jars
(9-12 years)
Monday, August 14 • 10:30-11:15am
Create your own "Galaxy in a Jar" using paint, water, glitter, and cotton balls.

Stories and Sirens
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Wednesday, August 23 11:00-11:45am
Join Officer Mark of the Suffolk County Police Department as he talks about life as a police officer, teaches about safety in the community and gives a tour of his police car. No registration required.

Art after Dark
(for Families with children under the age of 12)
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8 • 6:30-8:30pm
An evening drop in craft night that lets your creativity shine like a star in the night sky. No registration required.