Special Programs – Fall 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

18 MONTHS- 5 YEARS – A TIME FOR KIDS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 @ 10:00 AM
Summer fun turtle craft. Enjoy fun, interactive and educational activities that include singing, dancing, storytelling and more.  Registration begins Tuesday, July 31. Birthdate must be from 8/13 to 2/17. With caregiver.

3 1/2 – 6 YEARS – PAJAMA TIME: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 @ 7:00 PM
come to the library in your pj’s and listen to bedtime stories with Dara Linthwaite. Don’t forget to bring your favorite stuffed toy.  Registration begins Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m.. Birthdate must be from 8/12 to 2/15. With caregiver.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 @ 11:15 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical Instruments! Have fun, jump for joy.  Registration begins Tuesday, August 7. With caregiver.

18-36 MONTHS – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite.  Registration begins Friday, August 24. Birthdate must be from 9/15 to 3/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

18-36 MONTHS – LITTLE LISTENERS: SEPTEMBER 13 & 20 @ 10:00 AM
A program of stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their caregivers. Registration begins Thursday, August 30. Birthdate must be from 9/15 to 3/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21& 28 @ 10:00 AM
Enjoy a fun time singing, dancing and playing.  Registration begins Friday, September 7. With caregiver. No siblings.

2 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting! Farmer Rabbit is here!  Registration begins Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. Birthdate must be on or before 9/16.  With caregiver. No siblings.

18-36 MONTHS – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite.  Registration begins Friday, September 21. Birthdate must be from 10/15 to 4/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

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.

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School Age Programs

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GRADES 1-5 – PET ROCKS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 7:00 PM
Create a pet that you won’t have to take on walks or feed. Adopt a rock from our “shop”. Decorate their house and give your pet a name!  Registration begins Thursday, July 26.

GRADES K-2 – YOGA STORYTIME: MONDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 10:00 AM
Once upon a mat…listen to a story and do yoga poses along the way. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.   Registration begins Monday, July 30. Limited to 12 children.

GRADES 3-5 – YOGA STORYTIME: MONDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 4:00 PM
Once upon a mat…listen to a story and do yoga poses along the way. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.   Registration begins Monday, July 30. Limited to 12 children.

GRADES 2-6 – A BALANCING ACT PRESENTED BY THE LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 @ 7:00 PM
Learn about the cool science of gravity, speed and motion as we experiment with pennies and peacock feathers in a fun way! Then, make a high-flying “acrobat” that can balance on a piece of string.   Registration begins Tuesday, July 31.

GRADES 2-6 -MUSIC BINGO: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 @ 2:00 PM
Join your friends for fun and prizes playing Music Bingo!!    Registration begins Wednesday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.

GRADES 1-3 – BOOK PICNIC: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 @ 12:30 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK! Read Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown.  Bring lunch and a drink. We will provide cookies and a fun time. Check out a book when you register.  Registration begins Tuesday, August 7.

3 1/2 YEARS – GRADE 6- SOUNDS LIKE SCIENCE PRESENTED BY MAD SCIENCE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 @ 7:00 PM
Our sound show explores how sound is made and how we hear it. Everyone will be shocked as we create a dinosaur roar with simple materials. Children will learn about changes of pitch while we use technology to distort our voices. They’ll really “rock out” with this supersonic audio experience. Tickets are limited and must be picked up in the Children’s Room starting Wednesday, August 8.  First come, first served.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 4:00 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, August  10.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, September 14.

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 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, OCTOBER 26 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, October 12.

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Family Programs

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ALL AGES – END OF SUMMER ROCKIN’ CELEBRATION FEATURING BRADY RYMER!: FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 @  6:00  PM
Come to the Children’s Department early at 6:00 p.m. for games, fun and crafts! No registration is required. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

ALL AGES- TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Arghh, All Ye Mateys, September 22 is Talk Like a Pirate Day and you are all invited for the fun. You can wear a costume, make a craft, hear a story, play games and enjoy the programs. There is something for everyone of any age. Remember, talk like a pirate!

ALL AGES- STAR WARS DAY: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 ALL DAY
Join us for a full day of celebrating all things Star Wars and the joy of reading!

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