Special Programs – Summer 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

18-36 MONTHS – HANDS ON MUSIC: FRIDAY, JUNE 1 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite.  Registration begins Friday, May 18. Birthdate must be from 5/15 to 12/16. With caregiver.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM REGISTRATION: MONDAY, JUNE 11 
LIBRARIES ROCK!!  Join our Summer Reading Program for ages 3 1/2 years to entering 1st grade or children entering grades 2-6. Register and receive your ticket for PETRA PUPPETS. Shows are  on Wednesday, June 20 at 4:15 p.m.  OR 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are extremely limited. First come, first served.

3 YEARS – NOT YET IN K – SCIENCE OF MUSIC: PROGRAM PRESENTED BY MAD SCIENCE: WEDNESDAY, JULY  18 @ 11:15 AM
Join us for a special presentation on the science of music.  Registration begins Thursday, July 5. Birthdate must be on or before 7/15. Limited to 20 children.  With caregiver.

3 1/2 – 6 YEARS – PAJAMA TIME: MONDAY, JULY 23 @ 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 Monday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.. Birthdate must be from 7/12 to 1/15. With caregiver.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – JUMP FOR JOY!: WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 @ 11:15 AM
Dance, sing and play. Costumes! Puppets! Musical Instruments! Have fun, jump for joy!  Registration begins Tuesday, July 10.  With caregiver. No siblings.

18 MONTHS – NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS: TUESDAY, JULY 31 @ 10:00 AM
Stories, songs, dancing and a frog craft.  Registration begins Tuesday, July 17. Birthdate must be on or before 1/17. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY : WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 11:15 AM
There’s a party in the house! Play Hooray like a rock star with balls, instruments, drums and so much more. This lively music and movement class will have you reeling and rocking to the beat! Registration begins Thursday, July 26.  With caregiver.

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.

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School Age Programs

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GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, JUNE 29 @ 4:15 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, June  15.

GRADES 3-5 – GAME NIGHT: TUESDAYS, JULY 10, 17, 24 & AUGUST 7 @ 7:00 PM
Join our Book Buddies for an hour of board game fun.  Registration begins Tuesday, June  26 at 7:00 p.m.

GRADES K-5 – MAMBO KING! PROGRAM PRESENTED BY THE LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 @ 7:00 PM
Learn about Tito Puente and the Mambo King and create musical instruments to take home.  Registration begins Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m.

GRADES 4-6 – BOOK PICNIC: MONDAY, JULY 23 @ 12:30 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK! Read a picture book biography about a musical artist-musician, singer or dancer. Bring lunch and a drink. We will provide cookies and a fun time. Check out a book when you register.  Registration begins Tuesday, July 10.

GRADES 2-5 – LEGO CLUB: FRIDAY, JULY 27 @ 4:00 PM
Join your friends to make your own creations with LEGOs.  Registration begins Friday, July 13.

GRADES K-5 – SONIC SOUNDS PRESENTED BY MAD SCIENCE: TUESDAY, JULY 31 @ 7:00 PM
One very energetic hour to discover sound, sound waves, and use of ordinary objects to create a sound symphony!  Children will bring home their very own Mad Science Sonic Horn resonance chamber!  Registration begins Tuesday , July 17 at 7:00 p.m.

ENTERING KINDERGARTEN – ON YOUR MARK…GET SET, KINDERGARTEN!: MONDAYS, AUGUST 6 & 20 @ 10:00 AM
Help your child get ready for kindergarten with this preparation class.  Registration begins Monday, July 23.

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 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.

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Family Programs

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BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – FAMILY FUN WITH PLAY HOORAY: FRIDAY, JUNE 18 @ 10:00 AM
Enjoy family time together singing, dancing and playing. Registration begins Friday, May 25.

ALL AGES – DROP-IN CRAFTS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 @ 2:00- 4:00  PM
Have fun at the library on craft coloring day. No registration is required.

ALL AGES – NEW YORK NETS COME TO READ: THURSDAY, JULY 12 @ 4:15 PM
Join us in a read-a-thon and great giveaways by the Nets organization. No registration is required.

3 1/2 YEARS – GRADE 6 – GREEN MEADOW FARMS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 @ 7:00 PM
Enjoy this exciting hands-on program featuring bunnies, bugs and baby farm animals. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are limited and must be picked up in the Children’s Room starting Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. First come, first served.

ALL AGES – DROP-IN CRAFTS: TUESDAY , AUGUST 7 @ 2:00- 4:00  PM
Come and make musical instruments- maracas, bells and tambourines.  No registration is required.

3 1/2 YEARS AND UP – MAGIC BEYOND IMAGINATION: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 @  7:00  PM
A fun evening program for the whole family. Bob McEntee presents magic as you have never seen. Tickets are limited and must be picked up in the Children’s Room starting Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.  First come, first served.

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.