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November/December 2018

You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Children's Room Desk in person.  We accept cash only (exact change if possible please!).  Fees are non-refundable.

Any questions?  Please call the Children's Room Desk: 516-766-2360, option 2.

Playaway Launchpads
are available for circulation to residents in the Oceanside Library district.  Children in Pre-K through Middle School will love these easy-to-use, durable tablets pre-loaded with high-quality secure learning apps and games.  Playaway Launchpads are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age.  Subjects include Math, Science, English Language Arts, and more.  Please inquire about these exciting educational items in the Children's Department.  Check one out today!

SESAME STREET eBOOKS - In Library -- At Home
Offers 150+ Sesame Street eBooks, Audio eBooks, interactive eBooks, and animated eBooks.

Chess Club (Grades 4 – High School)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm

Open chess program.  No prior knowledge of the game required.  Snacks will be provided.
  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4 for the most up to date information on club dates.  Please note: There will be no Chess Club on Wednesday, November 21.

Turkey Cupcakes (Grades K-6)
Saturday, November 17 // 2pm

Make a cupcake look like a turkey using candy corn and other sweet treats.

Thanksgiving Cornucopias (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, November 20 // 6pm

Using ice cream cones, sprinkles, and candy treats, make a tasty cornucopia to take home.

Book Club With Pizza & Craft (Grades K-2)
Monday, November 26 // 6pm

My Weird School Talent Show Mix-up by Dan Gutman
Tuesday, December 4 // 6pm
Spark by Kallie George

Teddy Bear Picnic (Ages 2-5 years)
Wednesday, November 28 // 11am

Teddy needs to fill his belly before he hibernates for winter – join him for some yummy fun!

Books To Belly (Ages 3-5 years)
Thursday, November 29 // 4:30pm

Whole Wheat Pancakes
Thursday, December 20 // 4:30pm

Egyptian Inspired Canopic Jars (Grades 3-6)
Friday, November 30 // 5:30pm

Learn about what the Ancient Egyptians used canopic jars for back then, and create your own jar.  A B.O.B. program.

Winter Deer Crunch (Grades K-6)
Monday, December 3 // 6pm

Using popcorn and white chocolate create this yummy seasonal goody.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, December 4 // 1pm

Join Ms. Dotty in creating a seasonal craft.

Mug Decorating (Grades 3-6)
Friday, December 7 // 4:30pm

Using different color Sharpies, decorate your own mug to keep.

Snowy Tree Painting (Grades K-2)
Monday, December 10 // 4:30pm

Design a picture of a winter tree using unique tools.

Crazy Cocoa (Grades 3-6)
Friday, December 14 // 4:30pm

December 13 is National Cocoa Day, warm up with a delicious hot cocoa craft.

Painting Egypt (Grades K-2)
Friday, December 14 // 5:30pm

Join Art Teacher Amy as she guides you through painting a beautiful Egyptian scene using watercolors.    A B.O.B. Program.

Get Creative With Perler Beads (Grades K-6)
Saturday, December 15 // 2pm

Create your own design using Perler Beads.

Donut Snowman (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, December 18 // 6:30pm

Using powdered donuts and other candy, create a seasonal snowman.

Marvelous Snowman Snack (Grades K-6)
Thursday, December 20 // 6pm

Make a treat then eat!

Imagination Fun! (Ages 2-5 years)
Wednesday, December 26 // 3pm

Fun with Play-Doh!

Snow Art (Grades K-6)
Friday, December 28 // 3pm

Create cool designs that look like snow.


Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Ice Age: Collision Course
Thursday, November 29 // 7pm
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.  Featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo.  2016.  PG.  94 min.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Trolls
Thursday, December 27 // 7pm

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and Zooey Deschanel.  2016.  PG.  92 min.

Bloxels (Grades 4-6) (IN SESSION)
Monday, November 19 // 6pm
Working in teams of 2, each pair will create their own video game using the Bloxels game board and blocks.

Little STEAMers: Apple Sensory (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, November 20 // 11am

Fun with apples!

Little STEAMers: Winter Sensory (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, December 4 // 4pm

Sensory fun along with a storytime and a craft.

Frosty Full STEAM Ahead (Grades 2-6)
Thursday, December 6 // 6pm

Science is snow much fun!

Little STEAMers: Sugar Cube Pyramids (Ages 3-5 years)
Friday, December 21 // 4:30pm

Learn about pyramids and then create a pyramid using sugar cubes.  A B.O.B. Program.

Spin, Pop, Boom: A Mad Science Show
Thursday, December 27 // 2pm

Fun for the whole family!  Witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore all sorts of spectacular reactions.  You will marvel at their demonstrations as they release genies from bottles and spew massive columns of foam with the use of catalysts!

Tinker & Play (Grades 1-6)
Thursday, December 27 // 6pm

Have fun using Dash and Dot, Little Bits, VR Merge Cubes, and more!


Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.

Monday, November 19 // 4:30pm (IN SESSION)

Family PlayHooray (Ages 6 months - 5 years)
Friday, November 16 // 11am
Wednesday, November 14 // 6pm // Fee: $4
Fridays, December 7, 14, 21 // 11am // Fee: $12
Tuesday, December 11 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond

Baby PlayHooray (Ages 6-18 months) (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, November 20, 27 // 10am
Tuesdays, December 11, 18 // 10am // Fee: $8
Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.

PlayHooray (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, December 7, 14, 21 // 10am // Fee: $12
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Noon Year’s Eve Party (Ages 3-12 years)
Saturday, December 29 // 11am

Ring in the New Year early with us.  Join us as we countdown to Noon while working on a craft and taking photos in our photo area.  Then celebrate with a dance party.  Refreshments will be served.


Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7 years)
Mondays, November 19 & December 10 // 7pm

Bring your favorite furry friend for stories and a craft.

Scarecrow Storytime (Grades K-2)
Friday, November 23 // 3:30pm

Join Ms. Ilene for an entertaining storytime and then enjoy a sweet snack to take home.

Books And Babies (Ages 4-12 months)
Mondays, November 26 & December 10 // 10am

Join us in this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.

Leap Into Learning (Ages 18-30 months)
Mondays, November 26 & December 10 // 11am

Enjoy songs, finger plays, a story, a craft, and movement.

Tots Night Out (Ages 18 months – 5 years)
Wednesday, November 28 // 6pm // Fee: $4
Monday, December 17 // 6pm // Fee: $4

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational program.

Snowman At Night Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Saturday, December 1 // 2pm

Enjoy a simple snowman craft related to the story.

Baby Belly Time (Ages 1-5 months)
Monday, December 3 // 10am

Spend quality time with your newborn and learn to incorporate songs, rhymes, and reading books into your everyday routine with Ms. Jen.  Tummy time and especially cuddling will be featured.  Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.

Time For Tots (Ages 18 months – 5 years)
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series.

The Mitten Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, December 5 // 4:30pm

Enjoy this Jan Brett classic story and make a craft.

Penguin And Polar Bear Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, December 11 // 11am

Join us for stories and a playful craft.

Mother Goose (Ages 18 months – 3 years)
Tuesday, December 18 // 1:30pm

Enjoy stories, music, movement, and a craft!


Toy Time (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Mondays, November 19 & December 17 // 10am

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.

Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)
Tuesdays, November 27 & December 11 // 6pm OR 7pm

Special Needs Keva (Grades K-6)
Thursday, December 13 // 4pm
Keva Challenge (Grades K-6)
Thursday, December 13 // 5pm

Put your Keva building skills to the test.  Compete as teams as you are given different Keva challenges by our teen volunteers.

Pyramid Challenge (Grades 3-6)
Monday, December 17 // 6:30pm

How many different ways can you make a pyramid!  Using different materials, we will see who can create the most unique pyramids.  A B.O.B. Program.


Cooking & Booking
Fridays, November 16, 30, December 7, 14 // 4-5pm
// Registration Required
Let’s read Next Best Junior Chef: Lights, Camera, Cook! By Charise Mericle Harper.  Then we’ll do taste testing & challenges (like those in the food competition shows) that pair with the story!  Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Egyptian Paint & Craft
Monday, December 3 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Create a pyramid and paint the backdrop.

Glow Jar
Thursday, December 13 // 3:45pm
// Registration Required
Using glow sticks & glitter, we will create a glow jar and everyone will go home with a glow-in-the-dark mason jar.  This is a great STEM program.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Basil Bisque Soup
Friday, December 28 // 1-2pm
// Registration Required
We will make the sandwiches and soup at the library for all to enjoy!!  All sandwiches are served with potato chips and a drink.

Letters To Our Soldiers (November 1 - November 30)
Write a letter to a soldier thanking them for their service and deposit it in our letter box decorated by our Teen Advisory Board. These letters will be delivered to our soldiers in time for the holidays.


Yoga For Kids (Ages 5-12 years) (IN SESSION)
Friday, November 16 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Join our yoga master, MaryClare, for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxation and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses.  Please wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  Caregiver must remain in the building.


The Internet is available in the Children's Room to holders of children's library cards in good standing.  Written parental consent is required.  Permission forms may be obtained at the Children's Reference Desk and will be kept on record there.  The library assumes no responsibility for Internet content, quality, accuracy, or currency.  It is important for parents to be aware that the Internet may contain material of a controversial nature.  Therefore, it is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's selections.

Online Homework Help

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Parenting Resource Network
The Oceanside Library is pleased to be a partner with the Parenting Resource Network, an information and referral service for parents of children up to five years of age.  The Network is staffed by early childhood professionals who can provide parents with information or referral to community resources that address their questions or concerns.  Call the Network at (516) 240-6018 or visit their website Parenting Resource Network for parenting tips at your fingertips.

Sesame Street eBooks - In Library -- At Home
Offers 150+ Sesame Street eBooks, Audio eBooks, interactive eBooks, and animated eBooks.

TumbleBooks Library
TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  You can access TumbleBooks from the library or from home.

All you need is the Flash plug-in for your browser and a computer set up for sound and speakers. If you find that you are unable to view the TumbleBooks at home, you may need to download the FREE plug-in for Flash animations at www.macromedia.com/downloads.
Click on the graphic and enjoy!



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