Oceanside Library

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Full STEAM Ahead
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Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Special Programs
Storytimes
Time To Build And Play
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids & Zumba For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

September/October 2018

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
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.

OCEANCON IS COMING!!
Saturday, October 20 // Noon – 4pm // ALL AGES
A day filled with comics, superheroes, and games for all ages!  Meet a panel of graphic novel authors and artists, dress up for our cosplay contest, take drawing classes in artist alley, and more!

Noon:
Superhero Scavenger Hunt (Ages 3-12 years)
Various superheroes are hidden around the Children’s Room.  Stop by the librarians’ desk in the Children’s Room to pick up the list and see if you can find them all.
Photobooth fun & Cosplay contest

12:30pm:
Decorate A Superhero Mask (Ages 3-12 years)
If you were a superhero, what would your mask look like?  Stop by the Children’s Room anytime between 12:30 and 1:30pm to create your superhero mask.  While supplies last.

1pm:
Panel: Graphic Novelists Kelly Gordon & Pat and Amy Shand

2pm:
Meet & Greet with panel authors/artists
Meet & Greet with Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion
Superhero Training Camp (Grades K-6)
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?  Put yourself to the test at our training camp, complete all the challenges, and earn your superhero certificate.  Stop in the Children’s Room between 2 and 3pm to participate.
Retro Video Games: Marvel vs. Capcom, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi Outcast, Spider-Man 2, and more!

2:30pm:
Artist Alley: Manga Drawing Class

3pm:
George Lucas and the Creation of Star Wars
Saturday, October 20 // 3pm
Featuring lots of exciting, rare footage, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he became the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas.

3:30pm
Superhero Storytime (Ages 3-5 years) (Registration Required)

Join us for stories, songs, and a brief book-based movie.



PLAYAWAY LAUNCHPADS HAVE LANDED!
Playaway Launchpads
are now 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 (beginning Wednesday, September 5) // 4:30pm

Open chess program.  No prior knowledge of the game required.  Snacks will be provided.

 

Candy Necklaces (Grades K-6)
Monday, October 1 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Using Froot Loops, Life Savers, and licorice, create a one-of-a-kind necklace.

Model Magic (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, October 2 // 5pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Let the artist in you shine!  Use model magic to create spooky clay sculptures.

Decoupage Pumpkin (Grades K-6)
Thursday, October 4 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Decorate a fake pumpkin with colorful cut paper.

Clay Turtles With Art Teacher Amy (Grades 3-6)
Friday, October 5 // 5:30pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
We’re celebrating Booker all month long!  Join Art Teacher Amy as she leads you step by step in creating your own turtle out of modeling clay.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, October 9 // 1pm

Join Ms. Dotty in creating a seasonal craft.

Halloween Loot Bag (Grades K-6)

Tuesday, October 9 // 4:30pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Participants will create their own “Loot Bag” for Halloween using simple Halloween decorations.

Paint Night (Grades K-2)
Thursday, October 11 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Create a mixed media picture of a colorful fall tree.

Spooky Sea Creatures (Grades 3-6)
Monday, October 15 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
What lurks in the deep?  Explore the midnight zone and all of its spooky inhabitants!  See a shark jaw and shark eyes and make a glow in the dark ocean diorama.

Paint Night (Grades 3-6)
Tuesday, October 16 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Create a mixed media picture of a colorful fall tree.

Books To Belly (Ages 3-5 years)
Thursday, October 18 // 4:30pm // Greek Chocolate Chip Cookies (THIS SESSION IS FULL)


Book Discussion With Pizza & Craft (Grades K-2)
Thursday, October 18 // 6pm

Join Ms. Allison to discuss the book, Dory Fantasmagory, as you enjoy pizza and a beverage.  End the evening with a craft.  You can pick up a copy of the book in the Children’s Room starting Tuesday, September 18.

Eyeball & Spider Sandwich Cookies (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, October 24 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Take home a box full of treats using candy and sugar glaze!

Halloween Dirt Dessert (Grades K-6)
Thursday, October 25 // 6:30pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Just in time for Halloween, participants will create a delicious dirt dessert using pudding, crushed Oreos, and gummy works.

Perler Bead Turtles (Grades 3-6)
Friday, October 26 // 4:30pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
We’re celebrating Booker’s birthday all month long!  Get creative with us as we create turtle keychains using Perler Beads.

Booker’s Birthday Bash Storytime (Ages 2-5 years)
Saturday, October 27 // 11am

Celebrate our mascot Booker’s birthday with stories, music, and a turtle craft!

Turtle Tunes (Grades K-2)
Saturday, October 27 // 2pm

Did you know a turtle’s ears are completely covered with skin?  Find out how sea turtles are able to find their way through the ocean by sensing magnetic currents.  Explore some of the challenges facing these endangered creatures.  Touch a real turtle shell and construct a turtle craft.

Monster Munchies (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, October 30 // 4:30pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Creepy crawly scary snacks.  Using a variety of foods, put together a frightfully delicious treat to eat!

 

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: Coco
Friday, October 26 // 7pm
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. 2017. PG. 105 mins.
 

Cool Critters (Grades 1-3)
Wednesday, September 26 // 6pm

What is the difference between an insect and an arachnid?  Compare and contrast the physical characteristics of various live critters to determine if they are insects.  Explore the life stages of a beetle up close and investigate the physical features these cool critters have that will help them to survive in the wild.

Code Your Own Game (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, September 27 // 6pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Learn the basics of coding with Scratch as you create your own game.

Tech Saturday (Grades 2-6)
Saturday, September 29 // 10am

Try out some of the different devices that we have at the library, such as Dash & Dot, Little Bits, and Merge VR Cubes.

“M” Is For Monster (Grades 3-6)
Wednesday, October 17 // 4:30pm

Join us for some science activities and a craft.

 

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

Mondays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 19 // 4:30pm // Fee: $25 (THIS SERIES IS FULL)
 

Baby PlayHooray (Ages 6-18 months)
Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23 // 10am // Fee: $12 (THIS SERIES IS FULL)

Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.

PlayHooray (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 // 10am OR 11am //
Fee: $12
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19 // 10am //
Fee: $12
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Family PlayHooray (Ages 6 months – 5 years)
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19 // 11am //
Fee: $12
Wednesday, October 17 // 6:30pm //
Fee: $4
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.
 

Green Oceanside
Thursday, September 27 // 7pm // ALL AGES // No Registration Required

Join our group dedicated to creating and implementing environmental projects throughout the District.  Open to all ages.

Taste Test Challenge
Saturday, September 29 // 2pm // No Fee // ALL AGES // Registration Required

Think you can tell the difference between different flavored Oreos?  How about Twizzlers?  Can you ID Coke vs. Pepsi?  Can you tell spices by smell?  Join us for this all-ages event where you will learn how products are made, how our sense of taste and smell work, and try your luck at our taste-test challenge stations!  All product info will be available soon for food allergy concerns. 
Open to the entire family! (You don't have to do each station)

Come learn how some of our favorite foods are made--and then take part in our Taste Test Challenge: Some stations will feature blind taste test; others will dare you to identify flavors, others will let you discover your favorites!
We will be using the following foods (this list will be updated from time to time)
Oreos
Twizzlers
Pringles
Dunkin Donuts Munchkins
Chocolates (varying from white through dark)
Pretzels
Coke
Pepsi
Sprite
7-Up
Various bottled waters
Herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley, oregano, dill, bay leaf, coriander, tarragon, marjoram
Various apples

Off-Site Visit: Oceanside Fire Department (Grades K-6)
Saturday, October 13 // 11am
// Registration Required
Meet us at the Oceanside Fire Headquarters located at 65 Foxhurst Road, Oceanside NY 11572 to learn about fire safety, tour the station, and get an up close view of a fire truck.

Choking Prevention Seminar For Parents

Monday, October 29 // 7pm
// No Registration Required
Participants will have the opportunity to lean the tools necessary to combat a child from choking.  A registered nurse & nurse practitioner will teach caregivers how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on infants, young children, and adults.
 

Mother Goose (Ages 18 months – 3 years)
Wednesday, September 26 // 1:30pm (THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Monday, October 15 // 10am

Enjoy stories, music, movement, and a craft!

Tots Night Out (Ages 18 months – 5 years)
Thursday, September 27 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
Wednesday, October 24 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4

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


Baby Belly Time (Ages 1-5 months)
Monday, October 1 // 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, October 3, 10, 17 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

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

Going Batty Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, October 10 // 2pm

Enjoy fun stories about bats and make a bat craft.

Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7 years)
Monday, October 22 // 7pm (THIS SESSION IS FULL)

Bring your favorite furry friend for stories and a craft.

Books & Babies (Ages 4-12 months)
Monday, October 29 // 10am

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

Leap Into Learning (Ages 18-30 months)
Monday, October 29 // 11am

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

Halloween Teens N’ Tots (Ages 3-5 years)
Monday, October 29 // 7pm
(THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Witches and ghosts and monsters!  Oh my!  Wear your scary or silly costumes to our Halloween storytime where teens read to tots.

Halloween Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, October 31 // 11am

Join Ms. Michelle as she shares Halloween stories, music, and a craft.  Costumes are welcome!

 

Toy Time (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Monday, October 22 // 10am

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

Lego Clubs (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, October 23 // 6pm  (THIS SESSION IS FULL) OR 7pm

Special Needs Keva (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, October 3 // 5pm

Keva Challenge (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, October 3 // 6pm

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

Youth And Digital Safety Digital Workshop
Monday, October 22 // 7pm // For parents and students // No Registration Required

This workshop is dedicated to empowering parents and helping children to understand the risks of the Internet.  Long Island Citizens for Community Values will provide parents with digital solutions to protect their children.

 

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.

Yoga For Kids (Ages 5-12 years) (IN SESSION)
Fridays, September 28, October 5, 12 // 4:30pm

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.

Baby & Me Yoga (Adult w/infant to early crawlers)
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 // 10am // Fee: $20

This beginner Yoga class is for caregivers with the babies.  Babies participate throughout the class (through developmental movements and interactive yoga postures).  Please bring a blanket and toys for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself.

 

INTERNET AVAILABLE IN CHILDREN'S ROOM
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

Click here for access to Online Homework Help and Tutoring in most subjects, Test Prep, Career Help, Resume Writing, and more all in a one-on-one chat session.
Click here for more info.

NOTE: PATRONS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO CREATE A TUTOR.COM LIVE HOMEWORK HELP USER ACCOUNT WITH THEIR LIBRARY BARCODE NUMBER AS THEIR USERNAME AND A PASSWORD THEY CHOOSE THEMSELVES.

ALL USERS WHO HAVE CREATED AN "OPTIONAL" ACCOUNT WITH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND A PASSWORD TO LOG IN, WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR USERNAME TO THEIR BARCODE NUMBER INSTEAD.  IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES, PLEASE ADVISE LIBRARY STAFF.



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!

Tumblebooks

 

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