Special Programs – Winter 2018

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Parents or Caregivers are required to remain in the library
while children are in programs.

Please take a moment to read our Policy on Unattended Children.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Patrons can register another patron if they have that patron’s library card. Caregivers with EMPL Library cards can register an out-of-district child that they care for with their library card and the child’s proof of age. If you are wait-listed for a program, you will be contacted if space becomes available.

All registrations are limited to one class per day and one on-going program. All registrations begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Programs are limited to 25 children unless otherwise noted. Programs may be cancelled due to inadequate registration. Non-residents may inquire about availability one week prior to the program. If you have any questions about program guidelines such as age, grade or caregiver, call us first before arriving for a program. Our librarians are pleased to help you make your child’s library experiences positive and happy!

**PLEASE NOTE** Library cards can now be issued to children of all ages. Children must have an East Meadow Library card to register for programs. Most programs require prior registration. AFTER the first day of registration, patrons may sign up over the phone by calling (516) 794-2570 ext. 6.


Early Childhood

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 @ 11:15 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy! Registration begins Tuesdsay, October 2.  With caregiver. No siblings.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 @ 7:00 PM
Pumpkin Fun time crafting!  Registration begins Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. Birthdate must be on or before 10/16.  With caregiver. No siblings.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 @ 11:15 AM
Make the Greatest Gobbler Puppet plus songs and fingerplays and fun! Registration begins Thursday, November 1.  Birthdate must be on or before 11/16.  With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 @ 10:00 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical instruments! Have fun, jump for joy! Registration begins Saturday, November 10.  With caregiver.  No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite.  Registration begins Friday, November 23. With caregiver. No siblings.

18-30 MONTHS – LITTLE LISTENERS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 13 @ 10:00 AM
A program of stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Wednesday, November 21. Birthdate must be from 6/16 to 6/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY: MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 & 17 @ 10:00 AM
Enjoy a fun time with Molly Mouse singing, dancing and playing.  Registration begins Monday, November 26. With caregiver. No siblings.

3 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – 1, 2, 3 FULL STEAM AHEAD: A TIME FOR KIDS : FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 & 21 @ 10:00 AM
Our team presents an interactive, educational series or children and their caregivers that stimulates and engages thinking as they EXPLORE, PLAY and BUILD together. Registration begins Friday, November 30.  Birthdate must be on or before 12/15.  With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K- FAMILY STORYTIME: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 @ 10:00 AM 
It’s family story time here at the library. Join us for lots of fun. Registration begins Saturday, December 1. With caregiver.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 @ 11:15 AM
Home for the Holidays is our fun wintertime craft. Registration begins Tuesday, December 4.  Birthdate must be on or before 12/16.  With caregiver. No siblings.

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School Age Programs

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GRADES 3-5 – SCIENCE TIME: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 @ 4:15 PM
Join us for science time. It’s a surprise treat!  Registration begins Tuesday, October 9. Limited to 15 children.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, October 12.

GRADES K-2 – STORYCRAFT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ 4:15 PM
Listen to some fun stories and make a great craft.  Registration begins Tuesday, October 16.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, November 16.

GRADES K-2 – SCIENCE TIME: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 4:15 PM
Join us for science time. It’s a surprise treat!  Registration begins Tuesday, November 27. Limited to 15 children.

GRADES K-2 – STORYCRAFT: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 @ 4:15 PM
It’s wintertime, good for a fun story and craft.  Registration begins Tuesday, December 4. Limited to 18 children.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, December  7.

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Family Programs

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BIRTH – NOT YET IN K- FAMILY STORYTIME: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 @ 10:00 AM 
Time for fun stories with the family. Registration begins October 6.

ALL AGES -NO SCHOOL MOVIE MATINEE AT THE LIBRARY: INCREDIBLES 2: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @  2:00  PM
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back! Can they save the day again? – which is easier said than done, even when they’re all incredible. Popcorn will be served. No registration is required. 

ALL AGES- UNICORN AND DRAGON DAY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This is a very special day. Unicorns are magical and beautiful. Dragons are exciting. Join us for crafts, music, stories and more. Mr. Pop’ n Twist will make balloon fun. Folk music with Larry Moser and Mary Nagin will begin at 11:00 a.m. No registration is required.

GRADES 2-5- UNICORN DOUGHNUTS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Decorate colorful and magical unicorn doughnuts.  Registration begins Saturday, November 3. Limited to 24 children.

ALL AGES- DROP- IN CRAFTS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27  @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come in from the cold! Join us in making a wintry craft. No registration is required.

ALL AGES- NOON YEAR’S EVE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 @ 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM 
Join us for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve party for all ages. Dress up for a celebration, make a festive hat, enjoy snacks and countdown to noon! The countdown will be followed by an awesome dance party! No registration is required.