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  1. 1. 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. March _________________________ April ________________ Monday, March 3 - Registration Begins See registration policy for more details. Angry Bird Origami Bookmark Grades 2-6 Sunday, April 6 Anytime 12:30-3:00 p.m. Learn how to make a fun bookmark that looks just like an Angry Bird! Lego Club Kindergarten-Grade 5 Mondays, March 3, April 7 and May 5 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us the first Monday of each month to make Lego creations with your friends. Movie: Free Birds All welcome Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. Wii Play Grades K-6 Sundays, March 16, 30, April 13, May 18 and 25, 12:30-4:00 p.m. Bring your own game or play one of ours. No registration. Putting on the Green St. Patrick’s Day Craft Grades K-6 Monday, March 17, 2:00-7:00 p.m. Wear your best green outfit and make a charming shamrock necklace to go along with your ensemble! Don’t forget to take a green cookie home to snack on. Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Grades K-6 Monday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. Come to the Library to have a meatball slider and see this hit movie. Registration is required for this showing. Red Solo Cup, Stacking Fun Grades K-6 Tuesday, April 15 Anytime 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Create a wall, a fort or simply a great tower. Challenge your friends to a race. All welcome. Rainbow Looms Grades 3-6 Wednesday, March 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m. We’ll put on some music, have a snack and learn to make rainbow looms. If you are already have a project you are working on please bring it in and share your expertise. Family Popcorn and a Movie: Frozen Families with children Grades K-6 Friday Evening, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets are limited and will be distributed at the Children’s Desk on a first come first served basis. Please note there will be a second showing of this movie on Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. Have a Whale of a Day: National Ocean Week Grades K-5 Sunday, March 23 Anytime, 12:30-3:00 p.m. Kick off National Ocean Week by going to the Library to make some fun underwater crafts! Learn to Stitch Grades K-2 Monday, March 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Practice basic sewing stitches using fun patterns and yarn! Tales to Tails: A Reading to Dogs Program Grades 1-5 Tuesday evenings, March 25, April 29 and May 27 from 6:00 to 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 and 7:30 p.m. Please call the Children’s Department to register beginning March 3. Flat Stanley Meets our Local Merchants and Library Supporters Grades K-4 Wednesdays, March 26, April 30 and May 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Who is Flat Stanley and who took him to Ragtime Pizza? Join us as we read Flat Stanley together, and then make a Flat Stanley to take on an adventure in the community. Photograph Flat Stanley at local places such as the deli, bakery, bike shop or post office and then e-mail them to the Library. We’ll put a movie together to post online! I wonder how many Register different places we’ll visit. ms Movie: Frozen All welcome Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. Colorful Craft Stick Wind Chimes Grade K-3 Thursday, April 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join us at the Library to create a bright and cheery wind chime. for progra onday, beginning M March 3 Mr. Recycle Head Grades K-2 Wednesday, April 16 • Anytime 4:30-6:30 p.m. Using recycled materials we’ll make Mr. Recycle Head, a nod to the famous Mr. Potato Head. Wii Bowling Tournament Grades K-6 Thursday, April 17 Anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Come to the Library and play a game of Wii bowling then enter your score on the leader board. The person with the highest score at the end of the tournament goes home with a trophy. There will be a trophy for kids in Grades K-2 and another for Grades 3-6. Pillowcase Game Families, Grades K-6 Friday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. sharp Fill a pillowcase with anything that you think might end up on our list of things you find in your home. Examples would be shoelace, flashlight, toothbrush, comb, granola bar, rubber duck etc. If the items you have match the items on our list you get a point. The family with the most points wins two large pizzas from Ragtime Pizza. Movie: Wings Grades K-6 Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. Take Me Out to the Ballgame; Babe Ruth Day Grades 1-3 Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. Learn about and create baseball cards as we celebrate Babe Ruth. May __________________________ Mother’s Day Gum Drop Topiary Grades K-3 Wednesday, May 7, Anytime 4:00-7:00 p.m. or Thursday, May 8, Anytime 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Drop by to make a yummy gift for Mom. Mother’s Day Dreamcatcher Grades 4-6 Thursday, May 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create beautiful dreamcatchers in different shapes for your mother. Pet Parade All welcome Saturday, May 31 at 11:00 am Show off your pet at the Library today. Please bring your well behaved pet on a leash or in a proper carrier.
  2. 2. brookhavenfree library Serving The South Country Central School District March – May 2014 BOATER’S SAFETY COURSE Food For Fines! Saturday, April 12 OR Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. April 1 – 30 Run by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, this course satisfies Suffolk County requirements and the certificate will not expire. A fee of $30 per patron covers all study materials including completion certificate and proof card needed to submit to N.Y.S. with your boating license application. Boaters 10 years of age and older may register for this program. Payment will be collected, in the form of a check, at the start of the program. Registration begins Monday, March 3. The Food for Fines program is back and ready to provide assistance to our local food pantries. From April 1 through April 30, 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. SPRING CLEANING: SHED THE MEDS AND SHREDDING EVENT Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Welcome spring by ridding your home of old medicines and paperwork clutter! The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be here to collect unused medications and covered hypodermic needles. Proper disposal is essential to protect the environment, and ensure that old prescriptions do not end up in the wrong hands. Smart Shred will also be here, with their state of the art mobile shred center, to safely shred your personal documents. Stop by the Library anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to drop off your unwanted meds and shred your unwanted documents. Thank You Brookhaven Free Library graciously thanks the following generous donors for their recent contributions: ONE ISLAND, ONE BOOK Long Island Reads is an Island–wide reading initiative. Each spring, people in Nassau and Suffolk Counties come together to read the same book, participate in discussions of the selection and enjoy related events in public libraries. The Brookhaven Free Library has complimentary copies of this year’s selection, The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold, for the first 20 patrons to sign up for the discussion, to be held on April 8. Brian and Mary Jane Cullen, The Brookhaven Village Association, The Nelson Family, The Josephine Jackson Foundation, Porters on the Lane, Varney’s, Mike’s Ragtime Pizza, Peppercorn Café, Stop & Shop of Medford, Painters’ Restaurant, Avino’s Italian Table and The Bellport. Notary Services now available. Please call 286-1923 to verify availability. Annual Meeting Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Join us to review the year and celebrate employee milestones. This year, we recognize Pat Bollerman and Brittany LaValle for 5 years of service and Ellen Laurita for 10 years of service. LIRR TO NEW YORK PENN STATION DISCOUNTED TICKETS! Saturday, March 15 (last day to purchase - March 2) and Saturday, May 17 (last day to purchase - May 11) $9.25 Round-trip Budget Vote and Trustee Election Tuesday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Visit our webpage or stop by the Library for budget information. Petitions are currently available for candidates interested in filling a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. Signed petitions must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014. 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 be greeted by the Library representative, on the platform, at the first car. Return tickets for any train leaving Penn Station on that same day will be given to you when you board the train at Ronkonkoma. There are no refunds for tickets. Please check with the Library or the LIRR for any possible schedule changes. 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
  3. 3. Adult Programs Advance registration is suggested for all programs, and is a must for all programs requiring a fee. Adult Program Registration - Monday, March 3 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. DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP No registration required. Second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Registration is encouraged but not required, and new members are always welcome. Copies of titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. March 11 - The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer April 8 - The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold May 13 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP No registration required. The last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Registration is encouraged but not required, and new members are always welcome. Copies of titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. Read these great novels before they hit the big screen in 2014! March 26 - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green April 30 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn May 28 - This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper AFTERNOON MOVIES No registration required. Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of cinematic entertainment. New releases are shown whenever possible. Titles are available online and by calling the Library. EVENING MOVIES No registration required. 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. March 18 - Captain Phillips Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. April 15 - Philomena Rated PG-13, 98 minutes. May 20 - The Book Thief Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. SURF FEVER! No registration required. Thursdays, March 27, April 24, and May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Join us as our resident surfer dude Matt shares new surf film classics and old favorites! As always, snacks, friendship and “story” will be shared! All welcome. 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: April 20, May 11, May 26 Last Sunday Open: May 18 FRIDAY AFTERNOON CREATIVES No registration required. New members wanted! 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. No formal instruction is provided, but advice is available if you ask. Feel free to bring a snack or drink if you wish. SMART NUTRITION FOR BUSY PEOPLE: HEALTHY EATING ON THE GO Wednesday, March 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Learn the top tips every busy person needs to know for healthy eating when time is tight. At this workshop, Holistic Health Coach Tina Annibell will share her super-quick and simple meal ideas, the single most important step to take to eat healthy when time is at a premium, best meal planning strategies and how to make the best choices when eating out. You will also take home Tina’s favorite time-saving recipes. Registration begins Monday, March 3. BAKING WITH THE BAKING COACH: IRISH SODA BREAD Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Join the Baking Coach and learn to make Irish soda bread just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! You will leave the Library with a loaf of bread ready for baking. Registration begins Monday, March 3. NEW YORK DRIVER’S SAFETY COURSE Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A representative from Empire Safety Council will be here to present their six hour class, recognized by all New York State insurance companies, which can help you reduce your auto collision and liability insurance rates by 10%. If you have incurred violations during the 18 month period prior to completing the course, up to 4 points will automatically be reduced on your driving record. There is no formal exam. A fee of $27 will be collected at registration. Please make checks payable to “Empire Safety Council”. Please note that a minimum of 10 registered patrons is required for this program. Registration begins Monday, March 3. WOMEN & FINANCE: CREATING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Met Life will present information all women should know about managing their finances. This seminar focuses on the basics including Life Insurance, LTC, retirement planning and other financial needs. At the end of this seminar, the audience will understand their current financial needs and be empowered to make informed financial decisions. Registration begins Monday, March 3. HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, COOL SUMMER FOODS Saturday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. Get a head start on summer cooking by joining professional chef Rob Scott to learn delicious new ways that will keep you cool all summer long. A crispy noodle salad, Mediterranean shrimp wraps, and blueberry-strawberry almond Romanoff are all on the menu. There is fee of $5.00 for this program, due at registration. Registration begins Monday, March 3. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS Grades 7-12 POPCORN AND A MOVIE FOR TEENS First Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. March 6, April 3, May 1 Come relax with your friends and munch on popcorn while watching a good movie! Registration begins Monday, March 3. TEEN GAMING Third Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. March 20, April 17, May 15 Chill out and take a break from schoolwork to play Wii and PS3 on the Library’s giant screen as well as other games. You may bring your own games. Snacks will be served. Registration begins Monday, March 3. TEEN MOVIE NIGHT: CATCHING FIRE Friday, March 7, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Kick back with your friends, after hours and enjoy some popcorn while watching this new release! Registration begins Monday, March 3. TEEN TECH WEEK: D.I.Y. TECH CASE AND PERLER BEAD HEADPHONES Sunday, March 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Celebrate Teen Tech Week by making Perler Bead headphones as well as your own phone/eReader/mp3 player case. Registration begins Monday, March 3. COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: TOY BOX E.R. Saturday, March 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Come revive our Children’s Room toys while earning community service hours! Registration begins Monday, March 3. RETRO GAME NIGHT Wednesday, April 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Who wouldn’t want to relive the games of their childhood? Swing by to play some of the most popular games of the 90’s. (Hint, hint- think Musical Chairs, Simon Says, Hangman and life-sized Tic Tac Toe just to name a few!) Registration begins Monday, March 3. EARTH DAY: RECYCLED JEWELRY EDITION Saturday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. We’re repurposing old jewels into new, fabulous pieces! Registration begins Monday, March 3. COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: DOWN ON THE FARM Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. No rain date. Join Miss Jen on a walk to the Hamlet Organic Garden (H.O.G). Once there, we will learn a little bit about the farm and lend a helping hand. Community service hours will be earned. Registration begins Monday, March 3. Q-TIP FLOWERS Saturday, May 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Make your loved one a funky, cool “flower” bouquet, just in time for Mother’s Day! Registration begins Monday, March 3. TEEN SWAP MEET Wednesday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your gently used merchandise (clothing, jewelry, games, CD’s, accessories, etc.) down for a friendly game of swap! Bring something, leave with something! Bring your items to the Library by 5:30 p.m., then spend any amount of time until 7:30 p.m. swapping! Registration begins Monday, March 3. COMING SOON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS - August 9 We’re looking for Battle participants! Call or email Miss Jen for updates and information. jennifer.rocco@ymail.com / 631-286-1923 ext. 101.
  4. 4. 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, March 3 Online registration begins at 9:45 a.m. for children who have their own Library cards. Phone or in person registration is available during Library hours. Please note you must show a valid Library card in order to register. Out of district residents may register, one week after the posted registration date if space allows. March _____________ Monday, March 3 - Registration Begins See registration policy for more details. Alphabet Soup Story Time and Activity Ages 3-Pre-K Tuesdays, March 4-May 20 10:00-10:45 a.m. 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 class on April 8 and 15 Toddler Pajama Playtime Walkers-36 months with parent or caregiver Tuesday Evenings, March 4, April 1 and May 6 Anytime 6:00-7:30 p.m. Parents, make the Library your “go to” place on the first Tuesday of the month for fun with your toddler. Feel free to have toddlers dressed for bed. We’ll take care of the bedtime story at the end of your play session. Parent Child Story Time Ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver Thursdays, March 6 through May 22 10:30-11:00 a.m. We’re excited to be part of your child’s first formal story time experience. We will patiently introduce a wide selection of easy picture books, songs and rhymes that will be a great foundation to give them confidence as they prepare for independent story time. The room will be open for informal play and socializing immediately after the program. No class on April 17. Get on Board the Animal Train; Story and Craft Program Ages 2-Pre-K with parent or caregiver Mondays, March 10 through May 19 (no class April 14) 1:00-1:45 p.m. Each week we will feature fun facts and stories about a different animal. No class on April 14. Grades K -6 Programs on Back Cov er Tiny Tot Art Ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver Wednesdays, March 12, April 9 and May 14 Anytime 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join us the second Wednesday of the month for fun art classes to spark the imagination. Let’s Sing Babies-Pre-K with parent or caregiver Wednesdays, March 19 and April 16, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Children can’t help but smile when they hear music. Join us as we sing a selection of children’s favorites. Parent Child Workshop Ages 9-30 months with parent or caregiver Fridays, March 14 through April 4 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come meet other parents, talk to the experts about your parenting concerns and engage in some enjoyable one on one time with your toddler. April ______________ Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gold Hunt Walkers to Pre-K (no siblings please) Saturday, March 15, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon The leprechaun has spilled his pot of gold all over the Library lawn. Be here at 11:00 a.m. sharp to find your share. Irish soda bread will be served after the hunt. In the event of snow or rain this program will be cancelled. For the safety of your child, older siblings may not participate in this program. Putting on the Green St. Patrick’s Day Craft Age 3- Pre-K Monday, March 17, 2:00-7:00 p.m. Wear your best green outfit and make a charming shamrock necklace to go along with your ensemble! Don’t forget to take a green cookie home to snack on. Artsy Kids Ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver Tuesday Evenings March 11, April 8 and May 13 Anytime 6:00-7:30 p.m. Join us the second Tuesday evening of each month to experience a variety of art materials. This program is great for working parents and their children. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program Babies-Pre-K Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon All over the United States families are excited to give their children a leg up on literacy by committing to read 1000 Books before Kindergarten. It is not that hard to reach this goal and the benefits are priceless. We promise to cheer you on all the way with applause and prizes each time you read 100 books. Families can track their progress on our permanent display and our 1000 Books before Kindergarten web page. Finally, each year during National Library Week you will be invited to a special awards ceremony where those who have completed the program will be honored. Please sign up and join us at our Kick-Off Party April 19 from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. We will have music and refreshments for all to enjoy. Movie: Pony Tale All welcome Thursday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. Baby Brain Power Babiespre-walkers Wednesdays, April 2 and May 7 10:00-10:45 a.m. A variety of manipulatives, toys and sensory experiences will be set up for your child to explore. This is a wonderful program to meet other parents in your neighborhood. Terrific Toddlers Walkers to 30 months Wednesdays, April 2 and May 7 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Toddlers are anxious to explore everything. Help them build, conquer puzzles and enjoy some imaginative playtime. May _______________ Mother’s Day Gum Drop Topiary Age 3-Pre-K Wednesday, May 7, Anytime 4:00-7:00 p.m. OR Thursday, May 8, Anytime 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Drop by to make a yummy gift for Mom. My Baby and Me Parents with Babies-Pre-Walkers Fridays, May 2, 9 and 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Have you been wanting to meet some friends while carving out a bit of time for yourself? Each week parents will complete a craft for the baby to play with or something for the nursery. We’ll chat about new books, the news and current events while babies play. Spread the word! 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.

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