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

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – PLAY HOORAY : MONDAY, JANUARY 6 & 13 @ 10:00 AM
Enjoy a fun time singing, dancing and playing.  Registration by phone or online begins Monday, December 23.  

BIRTH – NOT YET IN K – HANDS ON MUSIC : FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 10:00 AM
Sing and clap your hands with Dara Linthwaite. Registration by phone or online begins Friday, December 27. 

3 MONTHS- NOT YET IN K -SING, SIGN & PLAY : SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 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, December 28. Birthdate must be on or before 10/19.  Limited to 20 children. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

AGES 18 MONTHS- NOT YET IN K – A TIME FOR KIDS : THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 10:00 AM
An interactive, fun program. Play and learn with your little one.  Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, January 2.  Birthdate must be on or before 7/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

BIRTH- 17 MONTHS – A TIME FOR KIDS- BABY START : TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 & 28 @ 10:00 AM
An interactive, fun program. Play and learn with your little one. Registration by phone or online begins Tuesday, January 7.  Birthdate must be on or before 8/18. With caregiver. No siblings.

AGES 3-7 YEARS – PAJAMA STORYTIME : TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 @ 7:00 PM
Teens will read their favorite children’s books.  Registration by phone or online begins Friday, January 3.  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE EAST MEADOW PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM.

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.  

 

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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 2-5 -WINTER SOCK BUDDIES : TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 @ 7:00 PM
Make an adorable sock snowman or penguin for the winter season.  Registration by phone or online begins Friday, January 3. 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.  Site to be determined.

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.  Site to be determined.

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.

 

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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.