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MODEL TRAIN SHOW

TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE

The TMB Model Train Club from Farmingdale will set The Mineola Library will serve as a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” campaign on Monday, November 19, up and run their famous through Thursday, December 13. Donated toys must be new and model railroad with trains unwrapped. The box will be located in front of the Circulation Desk. running on several scale miles of track in our Ann C. Hurley Community Room at the Mineola Memorial Library. Stop by on Saturday, February 9, at 10:30AM-1:00PM to watch them run their trains and ask them questions about how to become a model train engineer! This is a free program for all ages, and signup starts at the Children’s Room desk on Tuesday, January 22.

COOKING COMFORT FOOD IN THE WINTER

Cooking Demo and Tasting: Pollo a la Chilindron -

TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTORS: CHILDREN READING TO DOGS

Chicken Stew Sautéed chicken with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions, Serrano ham, and black and green olives. Easy, delicious and the perfect ‘comfort food’ for the winter months. Presented by Chef Rob Dell’Amore on Saturday, January 19 at 3:00PM. Sign up at the Reference Desk.

Join us for a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere allowing children to practice the skill of reading. When sitting with and reading to therapy dogs (Daisy, a two-year old mixed breed puppy; Lucy, a labradoodle; Mika, also a labradoodle, and Phoenix, a golden retriever), the children will relax and focus on their reading. Many children find this fun, great for their Italian Cuisine: Beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs self-esteem and great for their reading skills. Everyone present will gain a better understanding of dogs as they are encouraged Italy is comprised of 20 Regions, each to sit by, read to and pat a calm and gentle dog on Tuesday, producing its own culinary treasures that February 19, at 3:00-5:00PM. Also, meet Jack Coyne, a define people’s identities just as much 13-year-old certified therapy dog handler. He enjoys reading, as dialects and their traditions. In this running and most of all, spending time with his two dogs, program, on Wednesday, January 30, at Daisy and Jeter. Make a 15-minute appointment starting on 7:00PM, Elena Florenzano will explore the history of Spaghetti, Monday, February 4, at the Children’s Room desk. This some fun facts and a regional spaghetti recipe will be presented and program is made possible by Therapy Dogs International shared. She will also cook “Spaghetti all’Amatriciana” and there will (TDI) and Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy be a tasting. Sign up at the Reference Desk. (PRAAT).

Chocolate Chocolate! Make your very own chocolate treats! The workshop starts with chocolate molding and decorating, followed by cake and dessert decorating and then chocolate trivia with prizes! Taught by veteran master Chocolatier Susan Ackerman on Saturday, February 9, at 2:00PM. This program is for adults only.


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ADULT PROGRAMS

Note: Programs marked with an * require advance registration.

Please call or visit the Reference Desk to sign up for these programs.

ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES*

ANXIETY: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?*

SATURDAYS, JANUARY 5, 12, 19, 26 & FEBRUARY 2 AT 10:15-11:00AM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 7:00PM

Join Kristen Fonte, licensed ZUMBA® instructor and certified personal trainer for this series of workout classes. At the core of each class is music from all over the world, resulting in international rhythms and moves to make the class time fly by. All fitness levels may attend. A $25.00 nonrefundable cash fee is due at registration. Registration starts on December 1 for Mineola residents and on December 15 for non-residents.

HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOPS* SATURDAYS AT 11:30AM-12:30PM DECEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29, JANUARY 12, 19, 26 (SKIPS JANUARY 5)

In a few minutes, you will learn how to relax and feel the lightness and joy of your true nature.

CHI KUNG (QIGONG) MEDITATION CLASSES* TUESDAYS, AT 10:15AM-11:00AM: JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29, FEBRUARY 5, 26 (SKIPS 2/12 & 2/19) Join Andrea Albergo for Chi Kung, which is considered a beautiful peaceful path for body, mind and spirit by combining movement, breathing and meditation.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP* WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 AT 7:00PM

Build your own Gingerbread House using cookie cut outs, royal icing and lots of candy. Everyone takes home a completed Gingerbread House! Fee: $5.00 due at registration, cash only. *This program is for adults only.

AN AFTERNOON WITH “A CHRISTMAS STORY”* SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 1:30PM

Save the date for a fun afternoon and join film fan Larry Wolff for a delightful holiday program that the whole family can enjoy. First, enjoy a PowerPoint presentation taking you behind the scenes of the new ‘classic’ holiday film, A Christmas Story. Mr. Wolff will share some film memorabilia and explore the question ‘whatever became of…?’ Then, take a trip back to Indiana of the 1940s with Ralphie Parker and his family as you enjoy viewing the full film, A Christmas Story.

Presented by Dr. Jessy Warner-Cohen from Northwell Health. Everyone experiences anxiety, but it is often misunderstood. This program will cover facts about anxiety, what causes it, and how it can become a more serious problem for some people. It will also cover tips for better managing anxiety.

BROKE HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR ADULTS* SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 AT 1:30PM-2:30PM

You’ve got limited time, funds, and energy, so instead of spending an entire day at the mall buying last minute presents for people you forgot about, come make easy gifts at no cost. Make Scrabble tile art, washi tape coasters, and custom mugs at no cost, so you can spend your money where it matters.

WINTER FAMILY CARNIVAL SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 AT 1:00PM-3:00PM

Fun! Food! Family! Come in from the cold and enjoy some family time playing different winter-themed carnival games at the library! After trying your luck at the games, try a craft or relax with some carnival snacks and hot chocolate! It’s a little bit of summer fun in the wintertime!

WEEKNIGHT MEAL MAKEOVER* MONDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 7:00PM

Start the New Year off with tips and tricks for getting healthy meals on the table without spending hours in the kitchen. Presented by Certified Health Coach Sara Fins.

ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL OUTREACH BUS MONDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 10:00AM-2:00PM

Free Health Screenings. Includes a brief cardiac history, blood pressure and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes for adults 18 and older. Patient education and referrals also provided. No appointment is required. Free flu shots will be available!


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ADULT PROGRAMS (continued) CHASE AWAY THE WINTER BLUES WITH AROMATHERAPY & ESSENTIAL OILS* MONDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 7:00PM

“Tropical Burst” Hand Sanitizer and “Lift Me Up” Lip Balm will make you feel like summer is just around the corner! Learn how to use Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to brighten your day and change your mood! Participants will learn how to create and take home these nourishing products. Recipes, products and labels included. Presented by Tara and Meghan Penske of Amadeus Aromatherapy.

BUYING AND/OR SELLING YOUR MINEOLA-AREA HOME* THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7:00PM

Join Lois Hanson and Maureen Taylor of Coach Realtors as they discuss everything you need to know for home buying and selling but were afraid to ask! Topics include pricing trends, supply and demand and current market conditions. For sellers: how to prepare and stage your home to make a great first impression. Also, how to select a realtor and attorney to represent you. For Buyer: learn the difference between a customer and a buyer client, find out about Pre-qualifying and mortgage options, the process of finding a home, making an offer, and the inspection process. Discussion will include all the parties involved in the Real Estate transaction, such as Title Company, expediter, bank attorney, and surveyor. In conclusion, what are the best times to put a home on the market, and trends in the Mineola area? Bring questions!

COOKING DEMO AND TASTING: POLLO A LA CHILINDRON-CHICKEN STEW* SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 3:00PM

Sautéed chicken with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions, Serrano ham, and black and green olives. Easy, delicious and the perfect ‘comfort food’ for the winter months. Presented by Chef Rob Dell’Amore. Free program, no charge!

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ITALIAN CUISINE: BEYOND SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS* WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 7:00PM

Italy is comprised of 20 Regions, each producing its own culinary treasures that define people’s identities just as much as dialects and their traditions. In this program, Elena Florenzano will explore the history of Spaghetti, some fun facts and a regional spaghetti recipe will be presented and shared. She will also cook “Spaghetti all’Amatriciana” and there will be a tasting. Free program, no charge!

WOOD PALLET PARTY* MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 6:00PM $10.00 per person, cash or check payable to cash due at registration. Non-refundable.

Paint your own 14x20 wood pallet sign! Don’t worry, this will have a stencil and you will paint “Fill a house with love and it becomes a home” on the wood pallet. Perfect item to hang in your home! Presented by Diane Stuart.

AARP FREE TAX HELP* will be offered on WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 27, MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27, APRIL 3, 10 at 10:15AM-2:00PM Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 516-746-8488 ext. 2 starting on Monday, January 7. Walk-Ins will not be admitted.

CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT 2:00PM

Make your very own chocolate treats! The workshop starts with chocolate molding and decorating, followed by cake and dessert decorating and then chocolate trivia with prizes! Taught by veteran master Chocolatier Susan Ackerman. Free program, no charge! This program is for adults only.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK: BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF SUSPENSE* SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 2:00PM

Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense. A spinetingling look behind the scenes of The Master of Suspense’s notorious classics, from The Lodger (1927) to Frenzy (1972), and the meticulous planning of them. Presented by Max Alvarez, film historian.


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ADULT PROGRAMS (continued) PERFORMANCES TOM POLITO & FRIENDS HOLIDAY SHOW SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 2:00PM

The Tom Polito & Friends Holiday Show features American Songbook standards along with holiday classics written by legendary composers Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser and Jule Styne, including such songs as I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, White Christmas and Let It Snow. An afternoon of musical favorites guaranteed to put you in a festive spirit. Patty Haff and Dave Pachter on vocals, Rick Swenson on saxophone and clarinet, Tom Polito on piano, Sue Karejwa on bass and Glen Stollak on drums.

LONG ISLAND HARMONIZERS SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 2:00PM

Enjoy an afternoon of a cappella harmony with the Long Island Harmonizers, Nassau Mid-Island Chapter chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They will sing a variety of songs, from an extensive song list, most of which was written between 1890 and 1940.

LOVE SONGS THROUGH THE DECADES WITH THE PAUL EFFMAN BAND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 2:00PM

Join us as the Paul Effman Band plays romantic ballads and swinging hits from the 1930s through the present.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSES EMPIRE SAFETY COUNCIL DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE* SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT 10:15AM-4:15PM

Individuals of all ages may attend. Checks for $27.00 payable to Empire Safety Council are necessary when registering. Forty participants may attend the course. Registration started on Oct. 29.

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE* FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 10:15AM-4:45PM

The AARP Smart Driver Course is open to individuals 50 and over. Please register at the Reference Desk. Checks payable to AARP, $20.00 AARP members, $25.00 all others, are required at registration. Forty participants may attend the course. Registration starts on December 17.

PROPERTY TAX GRIEVANCE WORKSHOP WITH CHARLES BERMAN, TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD RECEIVER OF TAXES Pick the date that’s best for you! THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 AT 6:30PM-8:30PM or TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 2:00PM-4:00PM

Representatives from the Town of North Hempstead will review the property assessment and grievance processes, and explain how to fill out the grievance application (on paper or online). Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience. Please bring your 2020-2021 Notice of Tentative Assessment issued by the Nassau County Department of Assessment available on their website www.mynassauproperty.com starting January 2, 2019 (Taxable Status Date). You have the right to appeal your property’s annual assessment with the Assessment Review Commission (ARC). You are not required to hire an attorney to file a grievance; property owners may file on their own with a simple paper application or online with ARC. There is no fee to file directly with ARC during the filing period January 2 - March 1, 2019.

Meetings at 7:00PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20—And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie; hosted by Library Director Charles WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16—Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; hosted by librarian Jillian. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14—All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani; hosted by librarian trainee Jaime.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Library will be closed on the following days: Monday, December 24, 2018: Christmas Eve (observed) Tuesday, December 25, 2018: Christmas Day Monday, December 31, 2018: New Year’s Eve (observed) Tuesday, January 1, 2019: New Year’s Day Monday, January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Monday, February 18, 2019: Presidents’ Day


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FILM SERIES

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Thursdays at 6:30PM and Fridays at 11:00AM

DECEMBER 13 AND 14—Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. In the sequel to the first show, Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself. DECEMBER 27 AND 28—Won’t You Be My Neighbor? An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers. JANUARY 10 AND 11—Crazy Rich Asians. A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. JANUARY 24 AND 25—My Cousin Rachel. The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. FEBRUARY 7 AND 8—The Little Stranger. The story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants, a mother, son, and daughter, are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own. FEBRUARY 21 AND 22—We the Animals. Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

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. DECEMBER: Margaret Casella - Lighthouses JANUARY: Helen Zhang - Oil Paintings/Pastels FEBRUARY: Kristina Galea – Resin and Petri Art

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PROGRAM POLICIES: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

All programs require advance sign-up (unless otherwise indicated).

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). Please have your card handy when signing up for programs.

Registered participants must be present when the program is scheduled to begin. After 5 minutes, your child’s spot may be given to someone on the waiting list.

All programs have a minimum and a maximum enrollment. Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient registration or inclement weather.

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… WINTER STORYCRAFTERS THURSDAYS: JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 14 AT 10:45AM Ages 2 years old to kindergarten (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Wednesday, December 26 Join Ms. Meredith for exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts.

PAJAMA STORYCRAFTERS WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 9-FEBRUARY 13 AT 7:00PM

(NO PJ STORYTIME ON JANUARY 30) Ages 2 years old to kindergarten (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Wednesday, December 26 Join Ms. Maryanne in your pajamas for exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts.

BABY BRAIN TIME

MONDAYS AT 11:15AM: JANUARY 15, 22, 29 Ages 0-15 mos. w/ caregiver. Sign up begins Tue., December 18 Join us for this fun and informative program where you will learn simple ways to ensure healthy brain development in your baby and toddler.

TALES FOR TOTS WEDNESDAYS AT 10:45AM: FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20 Ages 13 – 23 mos. with adult. Sign up begins Tue., January 22 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.


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YOUTH PROGRAMS (continued) DRAWING CLASSES WITH NIGHT & DAY ANIME STUDIOS Grades 3 & up

McKel Supreme of Night & Day Anime Studios will teach quick but easy step-by-step drawing classes on how to draw simple characters and cartoons. Handout tutorials will be available to take home. Learn How to Draw Anime – Wed., December 5, at 4:30-6:00PM (Sign up begins Monday, November 19)

Learn How to Draw Pokemon – Thur., January 17, at 4:30-6:00PM (Sign up begins Monday, December 17)

THE MAGIC OF AL GARBER: CHILDREN’S MAGIC SHOW THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 AT 2:30PM All Ages. Sign up begins Mon, Dec. 10 Magician Al Garber will keep you laughing and gasping in awe during his exciting magic show.

ALL ABOARD! TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 AT 4:30PM Ages 18 months to Grade 1 with Adult caregiver Sign up begins Monday, December 17

Learn to Design Video Game Characters – Thur., February 28, at 4:30-6:00PM (Sign up begins Monday, February 11)

You’re the conductor in this fun program! Come dressed in your “choo-choo” best, listen to stories, play with our trains, and make a craft!

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY MOVIE SHOWING: “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER”

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK STORYTIME

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 4:30-5:30PM All Ages. Sign up begins Monday, November 26

Enjoy a classic movie showing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Snacks will be provided! *Food allergens may be present in this program.*

XMAS TREE SQUISHIES! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 AT 4:30-5:00PM Grades 1 & up. Sign up begins Monday, December 3

Design and color in your own Xmas tree squishy to take home for the holidays!

THE POLAR EXPRESS CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 4:30-6:30PM All Ages. Sign up begins Monday, December 3 Grab your ticket and jump onto the Polar Express! We will enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies, make a “Believe Bell,” and watch the movie. *Food allergens may be present in this program.*

MELTED CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM FRENCH TOAST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 AT 2PM Ages 2 years old to Grade 1 (with adult caregiver)

IN PERSON ONLY SIGN UP BEGINS MON., DEC. 10

A $5 PER CHILD, EXACT CASH ONLY, NON-REFUNDABLE INSTRUCTOR’S FEE IS DUE AT SIGN UP.

Chef Rob will show children how to create delicious French toast by soaking challah bread in melted chocolate and topping with ice cream and powdered sugar. Allergens may be present.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 4:15PM Ages 16 months to 6 years old (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Monday, January 7

It’s time for “lights out” at the library! Join us for a special storytime with glow-in-the dark stories and activities. Wear something white or fluorescent so you will glow too!

ZUMBINI MONDAYS: JANUARY 28 AND FEBRUARY 4 AT 10:30AM Ages 0-4 years old (with adult) Sign up begins Monday, January 14 You may sign up for just one class or both Join Zumbini instructor Linda Bancalari for this early childhood program that uses original music and movement to promote flexibility for babies and adults!

SNOW GLOBES TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 4:30-5:00PM Grades 1 & up Sign up begins Monday, January 14

Design and decorate your own wintry snow globe to take home.

LITTLE HANDS ART WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 30, FEBRUARY 6, AND 13 AT 4:00PM Ages 18 months to 5 years old (with adult caregiver) Sign up for one or all of the classes beginning Monday, January 14

Join us as we create art for little hands and read a book inspired by art.


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YOUTH PROGRAMS (continued) “YEAR OF THE PIG” CERAMIC PIGGY BANKS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 4:30-5:00PM Grades 1 & up Sign up begins Tuesday, January 22

Have fun celebrating the “Year of the Pig” by painting your own ceramic piggy bank for Chinese New Year or make it into a green pig from “Angry Birds!” *Come dressed in old clothes for a mess.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT 10:30AM-1:00PM All ages Sign up begins Tuesday, January 22

The TMB Model Train Club will set up and run their famous model railroad with trains running on several scale miles of track in our Ann C. Hurley Community Room. Stop by to watch how they do it and ask them how to be a model train engineer!

A TIME FOR KID’S: VALENTINE’S DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 10:30AM Ages 18 months to 5 years old (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Monday, January 28

Join “A Time for Kids” for this preschool readiness program. Music, movement, fine and gross motor skills will be focused on. There will also be a take-and-make craft.

UNICORN SQUISHIES! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 4:30-5:00PM Grades 1 & up Sign up begins Monday, January 28

Design and color in your own unicorn squishy for Valentine’s Day to give as a gift or to take home for yourself!

BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 10:45AM Ages 6-17 months (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Monday, January 28

Let’s get moving in this fun and interactive program with instructor Michelle Vamos.

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CHOCOLICIOUS: CANDY AND CHOCOLATE PIZZA MAKING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 11:30AM-1:00PM Ages 4-10 years old Sign up begins Monday, January 28

Join master chocolatier Susan Ackerman for hands-on chocolate fun. You will create a candy and chocolate pizza and then play candy bingo with prizes. Allergens may be present.

1-2-3 FULL STEAM AHEAD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 11:00AM Ages 2 ½ years old to 5 years old (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Monday, February 4

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

TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTORS: CHILDREN READING TO DOGS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 3:00-5:00PM (15-MINUTE SESSION PER CHILD) Recommended for Kindergarten & up Sign up begins Monday, February 4 (Make a 15-min. appointment.)

Join us for a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere allowing children to practice the skill of reading. When sitting with and reading to therapy dogs (Daisy, a two-year old mixed breed puppy; Lucy, a labradoodle; Mika, also a labradoodle, and Phoenix, a golden retriever), the children will relax and focus on their reading. Many children find this fun, great for their self-esteem and great for their reading skills. Everyone present will gain a better understanding of dogs as they are encouraged to sit by, read to and pat a calm and gentle dog. Also, meet Jack Coyne, a 13-year-old certified therapy dog handler. He enjoys reading, running and most of all, spending time with his two dogs, Daisy and Jeter. This program is made possible by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) and Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy (PRAAT).

FUN STUFF EXPRESS MOBILE STUFF-A-BEAR WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 4:00PM Ages 3-12 years old IN PERSON ONLY SIGN UP begins Monday, February 4 A $5 PER CHILD, EXACT CASH ONLY, NONREFUNDABLE INSTRUCTOR’S FEE IS DUE AT SIGN UP. Children will choose a 16” animal to stuff with some “fluff,” pick a satin heart for a wish, get a custom t-shirt, birth certificate, and carrying case.


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YOUTH PROGRAMS (continued) OPERATION SAFE CHILD (IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 FROM 11:00AM-2:00PM All Ages. No sign up required Parents will receive a free wallet-sized ID card that includes the child’s photo, name, biographical information, and their fingerprints. This program is sponsored by the Office of District Attorney Madeline Singas.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 10:45AM Ages 6-17 months (with adult caregiver) Sign up begins Monday, February 4

Join instructor Michelle Vamos for songs, sounds, movement, and fun in this interactive program.

NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY CELEBRATION

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT 4:30PM Ages 2 years to 3rd Grade (with caregiver) Sign up begins Monday, February 4

Did you know that today is the day of the pancake? We will read pancake-themed stories, eat delicious pancakes with toppings, and more!

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS ***All programs require advance registration at the Children’s Desk.***

ADOPT-A-SHELF VOLUNTEERS - Grades 6-12 Organized and detail-oriented volunteers are welcome to apply at the Children’s Desk to be an “adopt-a-shelf” volunteer. Volunteers will be responsible for keeping a section of the Children’s Room book collection in alphabetical or numerical order on a weekly basis. Hours are flexible and volunteers will earn volunteer/community credit. Sign up for one or more 2-hour time slots at the Children’s Desk. TOY PARAMEDICS VOLUNTEERS - Grades 6-12 Volunteer to help keep the library’s toddler toys clean and in tip-top shape. Sign up for one or more hour time slots at the Children’s Desk. Volunteer/Community credit will be given. MINEOLA MINI CROCHET CIRCLE

Sessions must be scheduled with Miss Kaye. Grades 6-12 Volunteers will learn how to crochet a 5x7 rectangle or knit a hat with Miss Kaye. During each appointment, they will work on their projects until completed. Completed projects will be donated to a place in need of crafted goods. Each session is worth one community service hour.

TWEEN ROOM - Grades 5-12

DEC. 3, 4, 11, 13, 17, 20; JAN. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 22, 24, 28, 29 FEB. 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, 28 AT 3:00PM-4:00PM Come hang out with us at the library! Play games like Super Smash Bros, Minecraft, and MarioKart. Also enjoy board games and Lego builds with Miss Kaye and Miss Jaime. No sign up required. No limit. Tween Room is located downstairs in the Ann C. Hurley Community Room.

BROKE HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR TEENS TUES., DEC. 4 AT 4:00-5:00PM - Gr. 7-12. Open sign up You’re young, your allowance money is running low, and you’ve got presents to buy. Come make easy last minute gifts for your loved ones, your annoying little sister, or anyone else you’re forced to include on your list.

MILK AND COOKIES NIGHT - Grades 6-12

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 6:00PM. Open sign up Come spend a cozy, wintery night at the library with snacks, crafts, a movie, and your comfiest pajamas.

SNOWED IN AT THE LIBRARY SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 3:00-3:45PM . Gr. 9-12 SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 4:00-4:45PM . Gr. 5-8 Sign up begins Monday, January 7 A cozy afternoon turns lethal when the weather causes a brief blackout. When the lights come back on, somebody is dead - and the killer is still in the room. At this murder mystery, you will take on a role and follow a script to discover who the murderer is before they strike again.

GETTING READY TO BABYSIT - Grades 6 and up THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 4:00-7:00PM Sign up begins Monday, January 7 Would you like to earn some money babysitting over the winter break? An instructor from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County will help you develop the skills necessary for the responsibility of being a sitter—child safety, developmental stages of children, and how to plan activities that are age appropriate. Hands-on activities and course certification are included.

PETSITTING 101 - Grades 5 and up FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 4:00-5:00PM Sign up begins Monday, January 14 Do you love animals? Do you want to become a petsitter? Then this program is for you! Instructor Michelle Vamos will help you learn the responsibilities and skills needed to watch an array of different animals, while having fun and making new friends! Fish, reptiles, cats and dogs, you will learn how to take care of them all! We will also make animals toys for you to take home with you! ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY - Grades 7-12 SAT., FEBRUARY 16 AT 1:30-3:30PM. Open sign up If you’re sick of everyone talking about love in the air, come commiserate with a scary movie, crafts, and candy (the only good thing about this time of year).

CHILDREN’S DISPLAY CASES If your child has a special collection or display they would like to share, call or visit the Children’s Reference Desk at 516-746-8488 ext. 1 or childrensmineola@nassaulibrary.org. This is a great way to make your child feel special by allowing them to share their interests with friends.

DECEMBER - Libby M., Beanie Boos JANUARY - Devan R., Dinosaurs FEBRUARY - Henry W., Lego Figures

Chapter & Verse Winter 2018-2019  
Chapter & Verse Winter 2018-2019  
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