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  • 1. brookhavenfree library Serving The South Country Central School District get a Fresh start in 2014 Clear up library Fines ___________________________ FOOD FOR FINES January 2-January 31 The food for fines program is back and ready to provide assistance to our local food pantries. We will forgive up to $1.00 in overdue fines for each non-perishable food item you bring in. Some restrictions will apply. No fines? No problem! We are happy to accept food donations from one and all. HealtHier Food CHoiCes _________________________ RECIPE REMAKE Thursday, January 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Is a healthier life style on your New Year’s Resolution list? Lisa Basini of the Baking Coach will help you get off to the right start by “remaking” one of your favorite recipes! Submit one recipe of your choice, by December 31 to broolib@suffolk.lib.ny.us or hand in a copy at the Circulation Desk, and Lisa will use her experience as Baking Coach and recipe developer for Domino Sugar and Domino Light Sugar, to remake your recipe with less fat, calories and sugar. At the time of the program, one recipe will be selected for live demonstration and tasting. Participants will receive a printed copy of the ”remade” recipes. Registration begins Monday, December 2. BEATING SUGAR ADDITION Monday, January 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Join Holistic Health Coach, Tina Annibell to learn the top tips for getting off the sugar rollercoaster so you can lose weight, boost energy and feel fabulous. You will learn; common reasons for sugar carb cravings that many people don't know, easy surefire ways to reduce or eliminate your cravings, the dangers of artificial sweeteners and which foods they’re hiding in, discover the world of alternative natural sweeteners and how to use them. Registration begins Monday, December 2. read more __________________________________________ BIG CHILL WINTER READING January 2-February 28 Our annual Winter Reading Club for adults kicks off Thursday, January 2. Sign up at the Circulation Desk to receive a special welcome gift. Each time you check out three books, magazines or audiobooks, you will be entered in our weekly and grand prize raffles! We will raffle off the grand prize, a “Kindle” e-reader on March 1! Registration begins Thursday, January 2. December 2013 – February 2014 Brookhaven Free Library has a New Director The Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Papandrea as Library Director. Jamie received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from St. John’s University and is currently taking classes in Public Library Administration at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at L.I.U. Post. She began her career at BFL back in 1998, when she started as Page and returned to begin her professional career in 2008. She looks forward to working with the staff and community in this new role and is excited for this wonderful opportunity! We invite all community members to join us on Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. to welcome Jamie to her new position. Light refreshments will be served. Congratulations Kelli Edwards Kelli has recently been awarded the Excellence in Service Award, sponsored by the Suffolk County Library Association. This prestigious award is designed to recognize dedication to public service demonstrated by any Suffolk County Library staff member of a public, school, special or academic library and decided by a committee of library professionals. In Kelli’s 31 years here at the Library, she continually demonstrates kindness, compassion, and true devotion to public service. Thank you Kelli, for all you do for the Brookhaven Free Library community! Holiday Happenings Registration for all Holiday Programs begins December 2. CULINARY GIFTS BROOKHAVEN BOOK DISCUSSIONS Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. Learn to create lovely homemade gifts just in time for the holidays! Create sugar scrubs or cookie mixes and leave with them packaged nicely and ready for giving. Please choose the project you would like to work on when you register for the program. A minimum of 10 participants is required for this program. There is a $5.00 materials fee for this program, due at the time of registration. Second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Copies of titles are available for check out at the circulation desk. Registration is encouraged but not required, and new members are always welcome. December 10 - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. January 14 - Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. February 11 - Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. WREATH MAKING learn more about digital downloads _______ DIGITAL DOWNLOADS 101 Wednesday, January 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Monday, February 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Did you receive an e-reader or tablet for the holidays? Sign up for either session to learn what FREE resources your library has available and get the most out of your device, including audio and eBook downloads. All ages and skill levels welcome. Registration begins Monday, December 2. Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Discount Tickets The Brookhaven Free Library has partnered with Madison Square Garden to offer you and your friends discounted tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Discount Prices. You choose the day, time and seats! Purchase Tickets NOW using the following link and use PROMO CODE: CHRISTMAS https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=ENteam=rcm howner=215group=5905err=event=customerID Monday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. Jim Fuchs is back to lead our annual wreath making workshop! Each participant will leave with a beautiful hand-tied wreath. Please bring a pair of shears and gloves. There is a $5.00 materials fee for this program, due at the time of registration. ORNAMENT EARRINGS Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. Make a pair of sparkly Swarovski-studded ornament earrings for the holidays. Pick from a variety of colors to match your favorite cold weather outfit. Pierced ears required. ANNUAL HOLIDAY SING WITH MIKE SOLOWAY Friday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. Lend your voice to the chorus as we sing traditional carols and modern holiday favorites with Mike Soloway. Cookies and cider will be served at the conclusion of this festive Brookhaven Free Library program. All welcome no registration. HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING Saturday, December 21, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. or Monday, December 23, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The Brookhaven Free Library Staff donated gift-wrapping supplies as a thank you to our wonderful patrons. Drop by during library hours to say hi and wrap on us! No registration. BROOKHAVEN FREE LIBRARY 273 BEAVER DAM ROAD BROOKHAVEN, NY 11719 Printed on 100% post-consumer waste. Please recycle this newsletter. ***ECRWSS*** POSTAL CUSTOMER Non-Profit Org. STD. RATE POSTAGE PAID Brookhaven, N.Y. 11719 Permit No. 6
  • 2. Adult Programs Advance registration is suggested for all programs, and is a must for all programs requiring a fee. Adult Program Registration - Monday, December 2 Registration is required for most adult programs. Brookhaven Free Library card holders may register in person or by telephone beginning at 9:30 a.m. and online at www.brookhavenfreelibrary.org any time after 9:45 a.m. Out of district residents are welcome to register if space allows, one week after the posted registration date. Programs that have fees attached require you to register in person at the library Circulation Desk. TUESDAY AT THE MOVIES Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of cinematic entertainment. Newly released movies are shown whenever possible. Titles may be found by checking the library’s webpage or calling 286-1923. No registration required. FRIDAY AFTERNOON CREATIVES Fridays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Our meeting room is open to all creatives! Bring your sewing, stitching, quilting, knitting, or other creative project to work on in the company of other creative people. Feel free to bring a snack or drink if you wish. No registration required. New members wanted! SURF FEVER! Thursdays, December 19, January 23, and February 27 at 6:00 p.m. Join us as our resident “surfer dude” Matt shares classic and new surf films! As always, snacks and story will be shared! All are welcome. No registration required. FIREPLACE LITERARY CLUB MEETING Wednesday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. Join us for our annual holiday party. All are welcome to come and enjoy this festive event! No registration required. MOVIE SCREENING SHINNECOCK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM Sunday, January 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. See the film and talk with co-creator Janine Tinsley-Roe and Director, Thomas Hoffman. Registration begins Monday, December 2. GENEALOGY 101 Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Toni Raptis, genealogy specialist from Patchogue Medford Library will be here to share tips and strategies to make researching your family more successful. Registration begins Monday, December 2. 18TH ANNUAL WINTER TEA Sunday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. Local performers will present a delightful selection of readings at 3:00 p.m. Tea and treats will follow at 4:00 p.m. Contributions of sweets or savories are welcome! Please contact us at 286-1923 for more information. No registration is required. AGING IN PLACE INFO SESSION: Monday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m. How do I protect myself from Identity theft? What would I do if a family member is incapacitated for a long period of time? Should my loved ones or I have insurance to prevent a financial burden? Would I be able to finance a loved one’s care with the equity in my home? Bob Cuccaro and Rick Cashman, both with the Long Island Chapter of the National Aging In Place Council, will be here to discuss possible solutions and planning measures for these important topics. Registration begins Monday, December 2. HEART SHAPED RAVIOLI WORKSHOP Thursday, February 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m. The Baking Coach will take you through the process of making fresh homemade ravioli. All participants take home a dozen ravioli they created, ready to be cooked and enjoyed at home. Please bring a rolling pin to class. Registration begins Monday, December 2. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS Grades 7-12 ORAGAMI WREATHS Grades 7-8 Saturday, December 7 Anytime 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Learn to make a colorful decorative wreath. Registration begins Monday, December 2. EGLOMISE SERVING TRAY Grades 7-8 Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. You will make a serving tray out of a picture frame that you will treasure for all time. Registration begins Monday, December 2. HOLIDAY WRAPPING Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. Head down to the library with up to 3 of your unwrapped presents and leave with beautiful packages for that special someone! Registration begins Monday, December 2. YOUNG ADULT WINTER READING CLUB January 2-February 28 Curl up with a good book this winter and enter to win special prizes! Keep track of the titles (including audiobooks and e-books) that you read. Fill out a simple book review form and hand it in to receive a raffle chance. The more books you read the better chances you have of winning some awesome prizes! Registration begins Thursday, January 2. TEEN CHALLENGE Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. Test your knowledge and skills with a wacky blend of physical challenges and trivia questions! Registration begins Monday, December 2. COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES Earn Community Service Credits! Registration begins December 2. (Opportunities are reserved for BFL cardholders only.) LIRR TO NEW YORK PENN STATION - Discount tickets! $9.25 Round-trip Leave as a group from Ronkonkoma train station at 9:40 a.m. and arrive at Penn at 10:59 a.m. The group will meet on the platform at the first car. Your individual return tickets will be given to you by the library representative on the train. There are no refunds for tickets. Please check with the library for any possible LIRR schedule changes. Tickets go on sale starting December 1, 2013. Please be prepared to show a valid Suffolk County Library Card at time of purchase. Group travel dates are: Saturday, December 21, 2013 and Saturday, March 15, 2014. BROOKHAVEN FREE LIBRARY 273 BEAVER DAM RD. BROOKHAVEN, NY 11719 (631) 286-1923 (telephone) (631) 286-0120 (fax) E-mail: broolib@suffolk.lib.ny.us Website: www.brookhavenfreelibrary.org Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m. September – June CLOSINGS: December 24, 25, January 1, 20 and February 17. Closed at 2:00 p.m. on December. 31. Board of Trustees Judith Bird, Kathleen DuPointe, AnnMarie Gordon, Janet Quirk, Jeffrey Scharpf, Claudia Taylor, Judith Travers Director Jamie Papandrea Upcoming Board Meetings: The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. As some changes are unavoidable please call the library or check our online calendar to verify dates and times. • Saturday, December 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Help prepare for the Library’s Winter Apparel Exchange. • Saturday, December 21, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Help others wrap their holiday gifts. • Sunday, December 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Help others wrap their holiday gifts. • Monday, December 23, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Help others wrap their holiday gifts. • Saturday, January 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Learn how to make a fleece blanket that will be donated to a local organization to help keep someone warm this winter. • Saturday, February 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mix up a batch of dog treats, bake off at home, return them to the Library so that they can be donated to the Brookhaven Animal Shelter.
  • 3. Children’s Programs - Birth to Pre-K A note about program attendance: Our goal is to maximize attendance and thereby offer as many South Country Central School District residents the opportunity to enjoy library programs. Please notify us if you will be unable to attend a program so that we may call a child on our waiting list. Registration is required for all programs. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATE - Monday, December 2 Online registration is available for children who have their own library cards and begins at 9:45 a.m. Phone or in person registration is available during Library hours. Please note you must show your valid library card in order to register. Out of district residents may register, if space allows, one week after the posted registration date. December __________ Monday, December 2 - Registration for all children’s programs begin. See “registration policy” for more details. Frosty Days Story Time Ages 3-Pre-K Tuesdays, December 3, 10 and 17 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Toddler Playtime Walkers-36 months with parent or caregiver Tuesdays, December 3, January 7, February 4 Anytime 6:00-7:30 p.m. Parents, make the library your go to place for fun with your toddler. I’m a Little Pine Tree Story Time and Craft Ages 3-Pre-K Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 or 4:30 p.m. Hear the story The Night Tree by Eve Bunting then decorated your own paper plate pine tree with colorful cereal garland. Parent Child Story Time Ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 10:30 a.m. This first time story time will present a selection of easy picture books interspersed with songs, rhymes and finger play. Let’s Sing Babies-Pre-K with parent or caregiver Friday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 3 at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. Children love music! Join us as we sing a selection of children’s favorites. No registration. Artsy Kids Ages 2-4 with parent or caregiver Tuesdays, December 10, January 14 and February 11 Anytime 6:00-7:30 p.m. Creating art expands a child's ability to interact with the world around them, and provides opportunities for self-expression and communication. Please wear play clothes or a smock. Tiny Tot Art Ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver Wednesdays, December 11, January 15 and February 12 Anytime 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join us for 3 thematic art sessions that are sure to spark your child’s imagination. Dec. 11 - Bath Time Jan. 15 - Time for Snowmen Feb. 12 - Train Time Reindeer Story and Craft Ages 3-Pre-K Monday, December 23 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. January ____________ Indoor Crabwalk Volleyball Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten Monday, January 6 5:00-6:00 p.m. Let’s get moving. We’ll crank up the tunes and play a version of volleyball with balloons in our stocking feet! Alphabet Soup; Story and Activity Time Ages 3-Pre-K Tuesdays, January 7-February 25 10:00-10:45 am or 12:00-12:45 p.m. A fresh take on independent story time, Alphabet Soup will feature stories and activities based on a different letter of the alphabet each week. No Mess Finger Painting Ages 2-Pre-K Sunday January 19 Anytime 1:00-3:00 p.m. Have a fun sensory experience in the library while learning how to re-create this fun technique at home. No registration. Get Ready…DECEMBER IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM December Holiday Craft Give-away! - December 2 through December 20 while supplies last. A thoughtful homemade gifts means so much to the people who receive them. Free crafts for children to make at home for friends and family are back! Take out 5 children’s items to receive a free holiday craft while supplies last. Surprise someone you love today! Boots, Snow pants, and Skates Exchange - Kids grow out of seasonal apparel so quickly. Let’s recycle instead of buying this year. December 2-December 14 we’ll collect all outgrown items that are in good condition. Please tag your item with a size tag and tie boots and skates together. On December 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and December 16, 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. items will be available in the community room for anyone who can use them free of charge. Apparel that is not claimed will be donated to local charities. Mommy Daddy and Me Yoga Ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. Start your weekend with a good stretch! Kids Yoga Ages 4-Pre-K Saturday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. This independent yoga program will hit the mark with your 4 and 5 year olds. Space is limited. February ___________ TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY ALL WELCOME (See details on back cover) Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Puzzle Play Ages 2-Pre-K Wednesday, February 5 Anytime, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All welcome, no registration. Hugs and Kisses Ages 2-Pre-K Friday, February 14 Anytime 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Stop in to make a homemade Valentine’s Day card that will make someone very happy! Playing with Sound Ages 2-Pre-K Wednesday, February 19 Anytime 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All welcome. No registration. Pete the Cat Day Age 3-Grade 3 Sunday, February 23 Anytime 1:00-3:00 p.m. See Back cover for details Building Time Ages 2-Pre-K Wednesday, February 26 Anytime 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All welcome. No registration. KIDS CINEMA Start Time 1:00 p.m. Monsters University Sunday, December 8 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Sunday, December 29 Elf Monday, December 30 Annual Holiday Sing with Mike Soloway - Friday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. - Lend your voice to the chorus as we sing traditional carols and modern holiday favorites with Mike Soloway. Cookies and cider will be served at the conclusion of this festive Brookhaven Free Library program. All welcome no registration. Grades K -6 Programs on Back Cov er The Smurfs 2 Saturday, January 4
  • 4. Children’s Programs - Grades K-6 Birth P Progra re-K ms o Page 3 n A note about program attendance: Our goal is to maximize attendance and offer as many South Country Central School District residents the opportunity to enjoy library programs. Please notify us if you will be unable to attend a program so that we may call a child on our waiting list. Registration is required for all programs. December __________ Monday, December 2 - Registration for all children’s programs begin. See “registration policy” for more details. Lego Club Grades K-6 Thursday Evenings, December 5, January 2 and February 6 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join your friends and take a Lego Challenge. Origami Wreath Grades 4-6 Saturday, December 7 Anytime 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Learn to make a colorful decorative wreath using Japanese paper folding techniques. Eglomise Serving Tray Grades 3-6 Saturday, December 14 11:00 a.m. Make a serving tray out of a picture frame that you will treasure for all time. A perfect gift! Space is limited. Sweet Treat; Sparkly Holiday Ornament Workshop Grades K-3 Wednesday, December 18 Anytime 4:30-7:00 p.m. We’re making two very cute ornaments that you will be proud to show off this holiday. Ivory Soap Snowmen Grades K-6 Sunday, December 22 Anytime 1:00-3:00 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and mold a friendly snowman out of soap flakes! New Year’s Eve Sequined Ball Grades K-3 Friday, December 27 Anytime 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ring in the 2014 with some sparkle! Saturday Wii Play Grades K-6 Saturday, December 28 and February 15 Anytime 1:00-4:00 p.m. Call a friend to join you at the Library to play Wii games on our big screen! Use our games or bring your own. (Family friendly games only please.) All welcome, no registration. Magnetic Silly Putty Grades 2-6 Monday, December 30 11:00 a.m. If you like cool science, you’re going to love making your own magnetic silly putty. Space is limited. Indoor Crabwalk Volleyball Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten Monday, January 6 5:00-6:00 p.m. Let’s get moving. We’ll crank up the tunes and play a version of volleyball with balloons in our stocking feet! Marble Tracks Grades K-6 Saturday, January 11 Anytime 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Have fun while participating in this cooperative building project. Kids are Cooking! Grades 4-6 Wednesdays January 8, 29 and February 19 6:00 p.m. - approximately 7:00 p.m. We’ll be making: Fried Tortilla Snowflakes - 1/8 Shrimp Egg Rolls - 1/29 Yummy Chicken Pot Pie - 2/19 A list of ingredients will be made available at registration. Fancy Schmancy Wool Bracelets Grades K-4 Saturday, January 18 11:00 a.m. Relax at the library while you create a pretty cuff bracelet from wool. Chinese New Year 2014 The Year of the Horse Grades K-6 Sunday, January 26 Anytime 1:00-3:00 p.m. Learn about Chinese New Year and the zodiac, make and decorate a Chinese lantern, learn to paint Chinese characters and decorate a noise maker! Tales to Tails Grades 1-5 Tuesdays, January 28 and February 25 6:00-7:30 p.m. Make an appointment to read to one of our certified therapy dogs. This program builds confidence and excitement for all readers but especially for readers who struggle. Appointments can be made for 15 minute sessions between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Registration begins December 2 by calling the Children’s Desk at 286-1923, ext. 3. February ___ Heart Light – Valentine’s Day Project Grades K-6 Saturday, February 1 Anytime 1:00-4:00 p.m. I Made this from a Water Bottle! Grades K-3 Mondays, February 3 and 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Create a fun new use for the simple water bottle! January ____________ Snowflake Workshop Grades K-6 Saturday, February 8 Anytime 1:00-4:00 p.m. “Not a Box” Imagination Time Grades K-3 Sunday, January 5 Anytime 1:00-3:00 p.m. Create a house, a boat, a taxi or whatever you like! Great family fun. Woven Heart Valentine’s Day Card Grades 3-6 Sunday, February 9 Anytime 1:00-2:30 p.m. Learn to weave a heart shape card with colorful papers. Easy Book Binding Grades 3-6 Sunday, February 16 1:00-2:30 p.m. Come learn to bind an accordion book that can display poems, photos or illustrations! Crock Pot Candy and a Movie Grades 2-6 Saturday, February 22, 10:30 a.m. Pack your lunch and come spend the day at the library. First learn to make a cool “crock pot” candy recipe and watch the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When the movie is done we’ll mold our candy for you to take home and share with your family. Animal Mosaics Grades K-3 Thursday, February 27, Anytime 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Buttons Winter Reading Club Ages 2-Grade 6 Pete loves reading just as much as he loves his four groovy buttons. Join Pete and your friends by making a resolution to read every day! Visit the library beginning January 6 to register. Readers will receive a groovy button each time they read 5 picture books or 50 pages of a chapter book. Buttons can be redeemed for prizes February 23March 1. We will celebrate the end of the program with a special Pete the Cat Day Sunday, February 23 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. We’ll have craft stations, refreshments and more. All are welcome. Take your Child to the Library Day Saturday, February 1 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join libraries across the nation by participating in “Take your Child to the Library Day”. Stop by with your child at 11:00 a.m. for storytelling, songs, refreshments and door prizes. Show your support and have fun too! Please register online or in person so we can plan for refreshments.

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