Special Programs – Winter 2020

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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.  Patrons may sign up over the phone by calling (516) 794-2570 ext. 6 and as of June 17th, 2019, online registrations will also be taken.

***ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW JEWISH CENTER LOCATED AT 1400 PROSPECT AVE, EAST MEADOW UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.***


Early Childhood

3 MONTHS- NOT YET IN K -SING, SIGN & PLAY : SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ 10:00 AM
Join certified Baby Sign Language instructor Christina Napoletano as she leads children and their caregivers through ASL vocabulary, music and play. Registration by phone or online begins Saturday, January 25. Birthdate must be on or before 11/19.  Limited to 20 children. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

AGES 3-7 YEARS – LITTLE CHEFS : TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 @ 7:00 PM
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Come and make a special surprise for  your valentine.  Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, January 28.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

18 MONTHS- NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 @ 10:00 AM
An interactive, fun program. Play and learn with your little one. Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, January 29.  Birthdate must be on or before 9/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – HANDS ON MUSIC : THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite. Registration by phone or online begins Thursday, February 13.  

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY FAMILY FUN : WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 & 18 @ 11:15 AM
Nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music and more!  Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, February 19.  

AGES 18 MONTHS- NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 @ 10:00 AM
An interactive, fun program. Play and learn with your little one.  Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, February 26.  Birthdate must be on or before 9/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

AGES 2 YEARS- NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting! Hear the lion roar. Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, March 4.  Birthdate must be on or before 3/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

AGES 18 MONTHS- NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 @ 10:00 AM
Jungle fun time crafting with animal themes.  Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, March 18.  Birthdate must be on or before 10/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

AGES 2 YEARS- NOT YET IN K – TOTS AT NIGHT : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 @ 7:00 PM
Fun time crafting! It’s a bird in a nest for springtime. Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, April 8.  Birthdate must be on or before 4/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY FAMILY FUN : FRIDAY, MAY 1 & 8 @ 2:00 PM
Nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music and more!  Registration by phone or online begins Friday, April 17.  

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School Age Programs

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GRADES 3-9 -UKULELE 101 : THURSDAYS,  JANUARY 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 7:00 PM
Learn the basics of playing the ukulele! During this four week workshop, you’ll learn about tuning, scales and chords. Then, you’ll put all of your skills together to start playing songs! Ukuleles will be provided, but you may bring your own if you have one. Sign up starting Thursday, December 26. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

GRADES 2-4 -SCIENCE TIME FUN : WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 @ 4:30 PM
Explore your architectural skills with the use of strawbees.  Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, January 15.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY.

GRADES K-1 -STORYCRAFT : TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 4:30 PM
Wintertime fun is here. Join us and make a fun craft too.  Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, January 22.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY.

GRADES 3 AND UP -RECYCLED BEADED BRACELET CRAFT: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 7:00 PM
Using recycled paper beads made in Kenya you can make a unique bracelet that is not only beautiful but helps support Reason2Smile and the Jambo Jipya School. Every time you put it on, you know you made a difference in the world.  No registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

GRADES 1 AND UP -CANVAS PAINT PARTY : WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 @ 2:00 PM
Paint on a canvas and create a winter themed work of art in just 90 minutes. Parents can help their child or create their own work of art. Each person planning to paint must register. Registration by phone or online begins Wednesday, February 5.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE SAMANEA MALL.

GRADES 4-12  -LEPRECHAUN CUPCAKES: THURSDAY, MARCH 12 @ 7:00 PM
Using icing and various candies, make these festive and delicious geen treats. Registration begins online Sunday, March 1.  PLEASE NOTE: FOOD SERVED AT THIS PROGRAM MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FORTHOSE WITH ALLERGIES.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

GRADES 4-12  -FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS: TUESDAY, MARCH 24 @ 7:00 PM
Hang with friends and learn some new knots for your bracelets. Registration begins online Tuesday, March 10.  PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

GRADES 4-12  -TWINKIE CREATIONS: THURSDAY, APRIL 9 @ 7:00 PM
Using peeps and twinkies, make an edible springtime scene.  Registration begins online Thursday, March 26.  PLEASE NOTE: FOOD SERVED AT THIS PROGRAM MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FORTHOSE WITH ALLERGIES.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

 

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Family Programs

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ALL AGES – TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY : SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 @ 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Celebrate this special day by making  your own bookmark and searching for our library mascots. Find all 5 mascots and collect a prize. No registration is required. 

ALL AGES – DROP-IN CRAFTS : THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 @ 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Come in from the cold and warm up with some crafty fun at the library. No registration is required. 

ALL AGES – LEAP YEAR PARTY : FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Leap year only comes around every four years, so what better way to celebrate than with a leap frog party! Join us for games and other frog themed activities. No registration is required. This program will be held at the East Meadow Public Library. 

ALL AGES – DROP-IN CRAFTS : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 @ 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Come in from the cold and warm up with some crafty fun at the library. No registration is required.