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ESL CLASSES TAUGHT BY LITERACY NASSAU

INTRODUCING PRINCH – OUR NEW WIRELESS PRINTING SOLUTION

ESL classes will be given by Literacy Nassau instructors in the small conference room starting on Thursday, April 16, at 10:15AM. All levels welcome! Registration will take place that morning. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at 516-746-8488 ext. 2.

HATCHING CHICKS & NAME THAT CHICK! @ THE LIBRARY

The library is pleased to announce that we have installed Princh, a wireless printing solution. From now on you can use your own mobile device to print your documents! All you have to do is download the free Princh app from Google Play or the App Store, and you are ready to print.

Egg-citing things are hatching at the Mineola Library this spring! On Wednesday, March 18, fertilized chicken eggs will be placed inside an incubator in the Mineola Library’s Children’s Room. The eggs will take about 21 days to hatch. They will be available for viewing in the Children’s Room for a week after hatching (April 7-13). While the eggs are in the incubator, submit your choice of name(s) for the chicks in the Children’s Room. The Children’s Librarians will choose the most imaginative names you have submitted for the baby chicks when they hatch, so get creative and Name That Chick!

MOBILE ADOPTION EVENT SATURDAY, MAY 30 AT 12:00PM-3:00PM The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter will be at the Library with adoptable animals. If you can’t adopt, stop by their table to learn more about the shelter or to donate a pet item.

BLOOD DRIVE MONDAY, JUNE 1 AT 1:30PM-7:30PM The library will be hosting a Blood Drive by Long Island Blood Services. Please donate. You may register at the Reference Desk, or call 516-746-8488 Ext. 2. Walk-ins are always welcome.

You can also print from your laptop by visiting the print. princh.com webpage, and you can still use the library’s public computers as well. Princh also allows you to pay via your credit card or PayPal. Regular printing prices are $.10/page for black & white and $.25 for color. For more information on how to print, look for guide posters in our library and you can always ask our librarians for help.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR MINEOLA CARDHOLDERS: SWITCH AND SWITCH LITE Come check out one of our game consoles!

More information available at the Circulation Desk.


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GIFTS... A GIFT TO YOUR LIBRARY IS A GIFT TO YOURSELF

HEALTH & WELLNESS CHI KUNG (QIGONG) MEDITATION CLASSES*

Memorial and other special gifts are a meaningful way of paying tribute or recognizing a special achievement. All contributions to the Library are tax deductible. Interested persons are asked to contact Charles Sleefe, Director, or complete the following in honor or memory of:

TUESDAYS AT 11:15AM-12:00PM: MARCH 17, 24, 31, APRIL 7, 14, & 21

______________________________________________

Chi Kung is considered a beautiful peaceful path for body, mind and spirit. Instructor: Andrea Albergo.

Please send letter to:

YOGA*

Name _________________________________________ Address ________________________________________ City/State ________________________Zip ___________ Please send Acknowledgment to (Donor): Name _________________________________________ Address ________________________________________ City/State ________________________Zip ___________

ADULT PROGRAMS

Note: Programs marked with an * require advance registration. ADULT PROGRAM POLICIES Programs in this section are restricted to Adults ages 18 and over, unless otherwise indicated.

All programs require advance sign-up except for concerts, movies and theatrical productions.

Registration started in February for Mineola residents and starts on March 3 for non-residents.

SATURDAYS AT 10:30AM-11:30AM: APRIL 18, MAY 2, 9, 16, 30, JUNE 6 (SKIPS APRIL 25 & MAY 23) Fee: $18 (Cash only) Registration starts on March 2 for Mineola residents and on April 3 for non-residents.

Join instructor Robyn Littman for yoga sessions focused on beginner postures that can be modified as needed, breathing, strengthening and stretching. Please bring a mat or towel and a bottle of water.

HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION* FRIDAYS, APRIL 17, 24, MAY 1, 15, 22 & 29 (skips MAY 8) AT 2:00PM-3:00PM

Learn how to relax and feel the lightness and joy of your true nature. Presented by Rajeev Dixit.

TAI CHI* THURSDAYS AT 10:30-11:30AM: MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUNE 4, 11 & 18

Registration starts on April 7 for Mineola residents and on April 23 for non-residents.

Use gentle, flowing movements to help with flexibility, balance, stress and anxiety. Instructor: Andrea Albergo.

Sign up may be done in person or by phone at 516-746-8488 ext. 2 EXCEPT if there is a fee involved, then registration may only be done in person. There are no Facebook signups for events.

High-demand programs may be open to Mineola residents first, with a later registration date for non-Mineola residents. Non-residents may also be placed on a waiting list and contacted if space is available. Registered participants must be present when the program is scheduled to begin. After 5 minutes, your spot may be given to someone on the waiting list.

All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment. Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient registration or inclement weather. If you can’t attend a program, please contact the Reference Desk. We often have a waitlist for programs and would appreciate being able to let others in if you are unable to attend.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Library will be closed on the following days: Friday, April 10: Good Friday Saturday, May 23: Memorial Day weekend Monday, May 25: Memorial Day


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ADULT PROGRAMS (continued) The Jazz Age Hits 100! It’s been 100 years since the dawn of the Roaring 20s. Join us as we learn more about the decade that saw flappers, The Great Gatsby, the birth of jazz, women’s suffrage, the Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition, and more!!

THE ROARING 20s* THURSDAY, MARCH 12 AT 7:00PM

Meet the youth of “The Lost Generation” who revolted against society’s most time-honored conventions. Learn about the history, music, fashions, fads and follies of the time. Presented by lecturer Marilyn Carminio.

LONG ISLAND AND THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT: LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING* WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 AT 7:00PM

For 72 years American women fought for the right to vote, such as wealthy Long Islander Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, and Rosalie Gardiner Jones of Cold Spring Harbor. Presented by Antonia Petrash, author of Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement. Books will be available for purchase: $15, cash only.

TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN A TRIBUTE TO HARLEM’S MOST FAMOUS COMPOSER, DUKE ELLINGTON PERFORMED BY THE PAUL JOSEPH QUARTET SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT 2:00PM

Duke Ellington started his Big Band in the 1920s and was a founding father of jazz. Hear inspiring instrumental jazz renditions of classics such as “Satin Doll”, “In A Sentimental Mood”, and of course “Take the “A” Train.”

ART HISTORY LECTURE: “ICON OF THE JAZZ AGE”: ARTIST TAMARA DE LEMPICKA* SATURDAY, MAY 2 AT 1:30PM

Tamara de Lempicka was a 20th century portrait painter – she painted the rich, renowned, the refugees, and famous New Yorkers. Her art is a fusion of sculptural hyperrealism and classic painting. Presented by Louise Cella Caruso.

JAZZ AGE LONG ISLAND* WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 AT 6:30PM

At the 100th anniversary of the 1920s, compare the Long Island of today with its fabled Gold Coast history. Mainly a landscape, both rural and roaring, of farms and mansions, LI’s Gold Coast was a symbol of this era—evident in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Presented by Barry Rivadue.

COMPUTER CLASSES PRESENTED BY SHARPER TRAINING SOLUTIONS, INC.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 1* MONDAY, MARCH 23 AT 11:30AM - 1:30PM

For the computer novice, this class will get you started. Learn the basics right from the beginning: turning the computer on, using the desktop, working with the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding windows elements, getting out of trouble, and turning the computer off. Prerequisites: None. Laptops will be provided.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 2* MONDAY, MARCH 30 AT 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Learn how to work with text, files and basic word processing skills.

Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten or Introduction to Computers 1. Laptops will be provided.

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ADULT PROGRAMS (continued)

Please register at the Reference Desk or in the Children’s Room. *Those with feline allergies may wish to refrain from attending.

IRISH SODA BREAD MUFFINS*

MOZZARELLA MAKING*

WITH CHEF ROB SCOTT

MONDAY, APRIL 27 AT 6:30PM Fee: $5.00 cash due at registration Registration starts on March 2 for Mineola residents and on April 13 for non-residents.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AT 2:00PM Registration starts on Friday, February 7 for Mineola residents and on Friday, February 21 for non-residents. Make St. Patrick’s Day extra special with these delicious take and bake Irish Soda Bread Muffins!. Participants MUST BRING: Large bowl, Medium-Large Muffin Pan (that holds 12), wooden spoon. *Allergens may be present*

HOME BUYERS WORKSHOP* WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 AT 6:30PM-8:00PM

Learn how to make fresh, delicious mozzarella! Presented by Jessica Affatato of Harbor Cheese and Provisions. We’ll begin with a tasting of different “pasta filata” styles like mozzarella, burrata, and provolone followed by hands-on mozzarella making. *Allergens may be present*

GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT* WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 AT 7:00PM

Learn how to find the right property, get income from your property, get down payment assistance and more. Presented by a panel of leaders and housing professionals.

Learn about grief and the effects it has on one’s physical and emotional health. Receive information and resources to help you move through your grief journey. Presented by Nancy Marsh, LCSW-R, ACHP-SW.

THINK YOU ARE READY TO RETIRE? WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES/ PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS*

TONY AWARDS WITH ROBERT VIAGAS*

MONDAY, MARCH 23 AT 6:30PM

Should you retire with your mortgage or refinance? Downsize? Do you need a will and/or trust? How does power of attorney work? How important is a healthcare proxy? Get answers to these questions and more from a panel of mortgage experts!

SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFE* WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 AT 6:30PM

How often do you fantasize about the life you always wanted for yourself? This seminar is divided into three segments: lecture, meditation, and Q & A. Presented by Constance Hallinan Lagan.

COOKING WITH AN INSTANT POT: DEMO AND TASTING* MONDAY, MARCH 30 AT 7PM

Pressure cooking enthusiast and expert Aidan Bouchelle will help you become familiar with the Instant Pot. Three dishes will be prepared and samples distributed.

PURRFECT YOGA: YOGA WITH CATS* SATURDAY, APRIL 11 AT 11:00AM-12:00PM

Relax with adoptable cats as you learn the basics of yoga. Open to all ages. Please bring an old towel to class. All cats are from the Golden Paw Society’s adoption center.

THURSDAY, MAY 7 AT 6:30PM Inside the 2020 Tony Awards With a Tony Awards Insider

Longtime Playbill editor Robert Viagas will walk us through the hottest races of the 2020 Tonys and a quick look at the season ahead. Q & A to follow.

MAXIMIZING SOCIAL SECURITY & RETIREMENT* MONDAY, MAY 11 AT 7:00PM

At what age should I apply for Social Security? Do spousal benefits still exist? What about taxes on my social security income? How do I protect my retirement income? Presented by Rich Milella.

MAH JONGG FOR BEGINNERS* TUESDAYS, MAY 12, 19 & 26 AT 1:00PM-3:00PM

Do you want to learn Mah Jongg or sharpen your skills? Master player Jacqui Palatnik will introduce you to the tiles and basic moves in this game of skill, concentration and strategy.

SCAM PREVENTION WORKSHOP (UPDATED PRESENTATION!)* MONDAY, MAY 18 AT 1:00PM

Manda Kristal from Family & Children’s Services will present an updated educational workshop that reflects current scams aimed at seniors.


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ADULT PROGRAMS (continued) Classics & Conversation: American Politics on Film

Join Adam Simms for a screening and discussion of the following films on select Thursdays at 1:30PM:

The Library’s Book Club meets one evening each month at 7PM. Come enjoy our relaxed atmosphere as we discuss great books. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each discussion.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts; hosted by Library Director Charles.

March 12: The Great McGinty (1940)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 - The Stationery Store by Marjan Kamali; hosted by Librarian Jillian.

May 21: State of the Union (1948)

THURSDAY, MAY 21 -Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

April 23: Keeper of the Flame (1942)

Performances: ST. PATRICK’S DAY CONCERT: BAGPIPES & MORE! SATURDAY, MARCH 14 AT 2:00PM

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Darius Kaufman as he performs in full kilt. A lyric sheet of popular Irish and Scottish songs will also be handed out, so we can have a sing along!

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE BY THE CARLYLE PLAYERS: ALL MY SONS SATURDAY, MARCH 28 AT 2:00PM

The Carlyle Players Theater Group returns for a matinee performance of All My Sons.

BRILLIANT!: THE SONGWRITERS OF NYC’S HOUSE OF HITS SATURDAY, MAY 30 AT 2:00PM

Enjoy the music of Burt Bacharach, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, and more. Keyboardist/vocalist Willa Bassen will perform their songs and discuss this uniquely New York moment in music history.

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSES* The AARP Smart Driver Course is open to individuals 50 and over. Please register at the Reference Desk; spots will not be reserved over the phone. Checks or money orders payable to AARP: $20.00 AARP members, $25.00 all others, are required at registration. One check or money order per person. SATURDAY, MARCH 21 AT 10:15AM-4:45PM

Please register at the Reference Desk; spots will not be reserved over the phone. Registration starts on February 18. FRIDAY, MAY 8 AT 10:15AM-4:45PM

Please register at the Reference Desk; spots will not be reserved over the phone. Registration starts on April 6.

FILM SERIES

Thursdays at 6:30PM and Fridays at 11:00AM March 5 and 6 - The Art of Racing in the Rain. Narrated by a witty dog named Enzo, this is the story of his bond with his owner Denny, an aspiring Formula One racecar driver. Based on the novel by Garth Stein. March 19 and 20 - Judy. Judy Garland arrives in London for a series of stage performances in a desperate attempt to keep her career alive after lifelong anxiety and substance abuse that threaten her ability to perform. April 2 and 3 - Downton Abbey. In this cinematic return to the PBS series, the Crawleys prepare for a visit from King George V and Queen Mary. April 16 and 17 - Harriet. The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. April 30 and May 1 - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Journalist Lloyd Vogel is assigned to write an article about Fred Rogers, despite disbelief that anybody could be as heartfelt and honest as the beloved TV icon. May 14 and 15 - JoJo Rabbit. This satirical look at Nazi Germany focuses on Jojo, a young boy indoctrinated into Hitler Youth, who is forced to reevaluate what his country is demanding of him when he discovers his mother is harboring a young Jewish girl.

THE WALTER & JOAN HOBBS ART GALLERY: ARTISTS’ SHOWS Please join us downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, an artist’s work will be on display for public viewing. MARCH - Ant Pereira: Photography APRIL - Michael Albert: Collage


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YOUTH PROGRAMS PROGRAM POLICIES: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

• All programs require advance sign-up (unless otherwise indicated). Walk-ins are not permitted.

• To sign up you must have a valid Mineola Library card (patrons with cards from other libraries will be put on a waitlist and contacted if space is available). • Sign-up may be done in person, by phone (516-746-8488 ext. 1) or e-mail (childrensmineola@nassaulibrary.org). There are no Facebook signups for events.

• Registered participants must be present when the program is scheduled to begin. Late arrivals are NOT guaranteed a spot unless the Children’s Room Desk is notified in advance that you will late.

• Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the program begins to check in. After 5 minutes, your child’s spot may be given to someone on the waiting list. • If you can’t attend a program, please contact the Children’s Desk. We often have an extensive waitlist of children waiting to get into a program.

Storytimes and More… SPRING STORYCRAFTERS THURSDAYS AT 10:30AM (NOTE NEW TIME!): APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Ages 2 ½ years-Kindergarten with adult. Sign up begins Monday, March 23 Join Ms. Meredith for exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts.

BABY LAPSIT TUESDAYS AT 11:00AM: APRIL 7, 14, 21 Ages 4 mos. – 1 year w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., March 23 Join us for bounces, tickles, songs, and more during this fun program. Find out how these simple activities enhance early literacy skills. Limit 12 families.

TALES FOR TOTS TUESDAYS AT 11:00AM: MAY 5, 12, 19 Ages 13 – 29 months w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., April 20 Are you too old for Baby Lapsit but too young for Storycrafters? This program is designed especially for you! It features songs, stories, movement, and more just for toddlers. Limit 12 families.

CHOCOLATE SHAKE CAKE SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AT 11:00AM

Ages 3 yrs old and up w/ adult. Sign up begins Tues., Feb. 18

Chef Rob will show you how to make a delicious chocolate shake cake. *Allergens may be present.

FINGERPAINTING WITH PUDDING MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 11:00AM Ages 14 mos. to 4 yrs old w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., Feb. 24 We’ll read some stories and then “paint” with pudding. *Come dressed for a mess!

COMPUTER ANIMATION MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 6:00PM-8:00PM Gr. 3-12. Sign up begins Tuesday, February 18

Trish Tergesen will show you how to create computer animation with GIFs, stick figures,much more! Bring a flash drive!

BABIES PLAYDATE TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 11:00AM Ages 0-5 years old with adult. Sign up begins Mon., Feb. 24

Join other grown-ups for a meet and greet. Coffee,snacks, and toys available. New books for grown-ups and children will be on display for checkout.

1-2-3 FULL STEAM AHEAD SATURDAY, MARCH 14 AT 10:30AM Ages 2 ½ to 5 yrs old with adult. Sign up begins Mon., Feb. 24

“A Time for Kids” will introduce parents and children to the concepts of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a fun way.

LEPRECHAUN ESCAPE ROOM TUESDAY, MARCH 17 AT 4:30PM Gr. 1 and up. Sign up begins Monday, March 2

Lucky the Leprechaun was in the library and left a mess! Help figure out the clues he left, so we can escape the room and find his pot of gold.

STORIES AND MORE: WELCOME SPRING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 AT 7:00PM Ages 3-6 years old (with adult). Sign up begins Mon., March 2

Come listen to stories and make two crafts, one of which is edible. *Program may have allergens.

INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO FRIDAY, MARCH 20 AT 4:00PM Ages 3 yrs-Kindergarten w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., March 2

Learn about different types of instruments while you touch and play with each one yourself! Presented by Reprise Music.

HANDS ON MUSIC: WINDSONGS THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AT 1:00PM Ages 0-5 years old with adult. Sign up begins Mon., March 9 Songs, fingerplays, and more about spring. Presented by Dara Linthwaite.


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YOUTH PROGRAMS (continued) LEARN THE UKULELE! THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AT 4:30PM-6:00PM Gr. 1 and up. Sign up begins Monday, March 2

Instructor Adam King will help you learn the fundamentals of music through the ukulele!

SQUISHY CIRCUITS TUESDAY, MARCH 31 AT 4:30PM Gr. 1 and up. Sign up begins Monday, March 16

Miss Vivian will show you how to use cookie cutters to cut out different squishy playdough shapes and use them to experiment with electronic circuits and lights!

A TIME FOR KIDS: HUNGRY, HUNGRY HIPPOS SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AT 10:30AM Ages 18 mos.-5 yrs. old w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon, March 23 Join “A Time for Kids” for some hippo themed fun!

BUBBLE POP TUESDAY, APRIL 14 AT 4:00PM Ages 3 yrs. to Gr. 5 w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., March 30 Become a bubble scientist and learn about the properties of bubbles in three interactive stations. Presented by the Long Island Children’s Museum.

TEDDY BEAR CLINIC WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AT 4:00PM Ages 3 years to Gr. 2 w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., March 30

Dress up as doctors & nurses & take care of stuffed animals at different “medical” stations. *Please bring a stuffed animal or doll.

CANDY SCIENCE THURSDAY, APRIL 16 AT 4:00PM-5:00PM. Gr. 1 and up. Sign up begins Mon., March 23

READ TO DOGS & PAINT A PUPPY!

Instructor Chris Buchman will show you how to construct structures out of candy and perform candy-related science experiments.

MONDAY, APRIL 6 AT 4:30PM-6:00PM

POKEMON PARADISE POKEBALLS

Ages 5 yrs (or starting to read) and up. Sign up begins Mon., March 16

Practice your reading skills by reading to a therapy dog! Paint a puppy suncatcher or bank while you wait for your turn.

VOLCANIC EGG-DYEING TUESDAY, APRIL 7 AT 4:30PM. GR. 1 AND UP. Sign up begins on Monday, March 23

Miss Vivian will show you how to dye eggs with a mix of paint & baking soda, and drop them into vinegar for a fizzy, explosive, volcanic reaction! *Please dress for a mess.

INTRODUCTION TO MARTIAL ARTS/SELF DEFENSE THURSDAY, APRIL 9 AT 4:30PM-5:30PM. Gr. 2 and up. Sign up begins on Mon., March 23

An introduction to learning how to kick, punch, block, and move with Aikido and Jiu-Jitsu, as taught by Grand Master Gene Perceval.

PURR-FECT YOGA: YOGA WITH CATS SATURDAY, APRIL 11 AT 11:00AM-12:00PM Parent/caregiver required if under 13 yrs. old. Sign up begins Monday, March 16

Relax with adoptable cats as you learn the basics of yoga from a professional yoga instructor. The cats are from the Shabby Tabby Cat Café and the Golden Paw Society’s adoption center. Please bring an old towel. *Feline allergens will be present.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 AT 3:45PM-5:15PM. Gr. 3 and up. Sign up begins Mon., March 30

Instructor McKel Supreme will show you how to create custom terrariums or landscapes for each Pokemon toy figure inside a plastic ball (Pokeball).

STORIES AND MORE: BUNNIES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 AT 7:00PM Ages 3-6 yrs. old (with adult). Sign up begins Monday, April 6 Come and listen to some stories and make two crafts, one of which is edible. *This program may contain allergens.

BUNNY HOP STORYTIME FRIDAY, APRIL 24 AT 4:00PM Ages 16 mos. to Gr. 1 with adult. Sign up begins Monday, April 6 Hop over to the library for a bunny themed storytime with bunny crafting stations.

ARTSY BABY TUESDAY, APRIL 28 AT 11:00AM Ages 6 mos. to 3 yrs. old with adult. Sign up begins Monday, April 13 Explore and discover art with your baby through hands-on activities. *Please come dressed for a mess!


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YOUTH PROGRAMS (continued) EARTH DAY WINDCHIMES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 AT 4:30PM Ages 3 yrs to Grade 1 with adult. Sign up begins Mon., April 13 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrate with us and create a windchime out of recycled materials.

MOTHER’S DAY PLANTERS FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 4:00PM. Ages 2-6 with adult. Sign up begins Monday, April 13

Decorate a pot for Mother’s Day. Then fill the pot with dirt and some seeds.

BABY YODA COOKIES MONDAY, MAY 4 AT 4:30PM. Gr. 1 and up. Sign up begins Monday, April 20 Decorate cookies in the shape of Baby Yoda (The Child) with colored frosting. *Food allergens may be present.

STAR WARS STORYTIME TUESDAY, MAY 5 AT 4:00PM Ages 3-8 yrs. old with adult. Sign up begins Monday, April 20 May the force be with you! Celebrate Star Wars Day with storytime and crafts that are out of this world!

STRETCHY TALES YOGA WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 AT 11:00AM Ages 3-6 yrs. old with adult. Sign up begins Monday, April 20 Children will enjoy yoga, stories, and a craft. Please wear comfortable clothing.

LLAMA LLAMA POUCH FOR MAMA WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 AT 4:30PM. Gr. 1 and up. Sign up begins Monday, April 20 Miss Vivian will show you how to color & decorate a velvet art fabric llama pouch for Mother’s Day.

SING, SIGN, AND PLAY SATURDAY, MAY 9 AT 12:30PM Ages 3 mos. to 5 yrs. old w/ adult. Sign up begins Mon., April 20 Certified baby sign language instructor Christina Napoletano will lead children and their caregivers through ASL (American Sign Language) vocabulary, music, and play.

MUSIC BY GENINE WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 AT 10:30AM Ages 0-5 yrs. old with adult. Sign up begins Monday, April 27 Children will enjoy singing, rhythm, and movement with instruments and props!

TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND) One-Hour Appointments Per Day for Gr. 6 - 12 Main Contact: Miss Vivian (Librarian)

TEEN HANGOUT! For Grades 5-12

MARCH: 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 APRIL: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 22, 29, 30 MAY: 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29.

SMASH ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT TUESDAY, MARCH 3 AT 3:00PM-5:00PM Gr. 5-12. Sign up begins Tuesday, February 18

Prove yourself worthy of a trophy. Go up against other teens in a tree-style game of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Refreshments will be provided.

BOOK FOLDING TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 3:00PM-4:00PM Gr. 5-12. Sign up begins Monday, February 24

Fold the pages of old books to create a shamrock! Program takes place during teen hangout hours.

TEEN PAINT NITE THURSDAY, APRIL 2 AT 3:00PM-4:00PM Gr. 5-12. Sign up begins Monday, March 16

Paint what you like on canvas or follow along with an instructor. Takes place during teen hangout hours.

ESCAPE ROOM TUES., APRIL 28 AT 3:00-3:45PM OR 4:00-4:45PM Gr. 5-12. Sign up begins Monday, April 13

Solve the puzzles to escape this themed room before time runs out.

NAILED IT! THURSDAY, MAY 14 AT 3:00PM-4:00PM Gr. 5-12. Sign up begins Monday, April 27

Using icing & decorating tools, recreate the sample bake for judges. Dress for a mess!

INTRODUCTION TO MAKEUP/BEAUTY MAKEOVERS THURSDAY, MAY 28 AT 4:30PM-6:30PM Gr. 5-12. Sign up begins Monday, May 4

Instructor Karen Gebbia will show you the basics of applying makeup & how to give yourself a beauty makeover! You will go home with a makeup kit.

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