Oceanside Library

Community Service Opportunities For Teens
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May/June/July/August 2018

The Library offers numerous opportunities for teens in Grades 6-12 to earn Community Service Credit such as: reading to young children, assisting adults with their computer or smart device questions, receiving donations at a Food Bank table, and more.  Here are the options currently available (space is limited):

You may register online or in-person at the Information Desk.  Limit of two Community Service Opportunities per child.

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Food Bank Collection (Grades 6-12)
Sunday, June 10 // Noon - 2pm OR 2 - 4pm
Help collect food donations for Cory Cares.

LEGO Club (Grades 9-12)
Tuesdays, June 12, July 24, 31 // 6-9 pm
Tuesday, August 7 // 6:30-7:30pm

Teens will help young builders join the LEGO fun!

KEVA (Grades 9-12)
Thursdays, June 7, July 19, August 23 // 4-6pm
Teens will help young builders with Keva planks.

Special Needs KEVA (Grades 9-12)
Monday, July 16 // 5 - 6pm
Teens will help young builders with Keva planks.

Board Games (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, June 26 // 4-5pm
Teens will help young children play games.

Teens n’ Tots Read Together (Grades 6-12)
4 Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 // 10-11am
Meet once a week and share the joy of books with a new friend.

Read A Story (Grades 6-12)
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 // 3-4pm
Come listen as boys and girls in Pm 1-3 read their favorite book to you.

Teen Tech Tutors (Grades 6-12)
Fridays, July 20, 27 & August 3 // 10-11am
Oceanside teens needed to help patrons with basic tech device questions.

Whaling Museum (Grades 6-12)
Monday, July 30 // 5-7:30pm
Teens will help young children with crafts presented by the Whaling Museum.

Click here for a list of organizations that accept teen volunteers.  (Opens in MS Word, right click to save to your computer)

You may register for the following ‘Tween and Teen programs in person at the Information Desk.  If there is no fee attached, you may call 516-766-2360, x4 to register as well.

Online Program Registration is now available for Oceanside residents!
Patrons now have the convenience of registering online for Children’s, Tween, and Young Adult programs through Oceanside Library’s website.  Please have an updated Oceanside Library card and current email address ready to use for online program registrations.

Chess Club (Grades 4-12)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm
Open chess program on Wednesdays. No prior knowledge of the game required.  Light refreshments will be served.

You may register online or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Information Desk in person.  We accept cash or check made payable to Oceanside Library (unless otherwise noted).  Fees are non-refundable.  Participants in the same class require separate checks.

Study Hall (Grades 7-12) // No Registration Required
Need a place to study?  Come and study with friends for finals and regents!
Sunday, June 10 // Noon-10pm
Monday-Friday, June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 // 2-8:45pm
Saturday, June 16 // 9:30 am-4:45pm

Registration for Oceanside School District residents for the following begins on Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm.  Out-Of-District Residents may register beginning Monday, June 4, space permitting.

Anime Club (Grades 6-12)
Mondays, June 4, 18, July 2, 23, August 6 // 7-8pm
Discuss your favorite Manga and Anime, share news about the latest books, watch films, and draw your favorite charac­ters. Refreshments will be served!

Lip Sync Battle
(Grades 6-12)
Saturday, June 9 // 11:30am - 1pm
Break into teams and compete to be the best lip sync and dance champion. Prizes will be awarded each round.

'Tween Scene: Panera Bread Baking Lesson (Grades 4-8)
Tuesday, June 12 // 4-5:30pm
Join us at Panera Bread of Island Park for a bread making lesson. Meet at 4575 Austin Blvd., Island Park.

'Tween Scene: Paint Night with Dad (Grades 4-8)
Thursday, June 14 // 7-8:30pm
Bring your dad or other favorite adult and join us for a paint night. Create a special painting with step by step instructions from Kathy Schirrmacher.

'Tween Scene: Rainbow Rocks (Grades 4-8)
Wednesday, June 20 // 7-8pm
Create several rainbow marbled-color rocks using paint and nail polish to celebrate “Library Rocks” and Pride month.

Book Discussion: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, June 21 // 7-8pm

Before we show the movie on Saturday, June 23 at 1:30pm, join us for a lively discussion of the book . Refreshments will be served.

Rainbow Canvas (Grades 6-12)
Monday, June 25 // 7-8pm
Create your own unique rainbow canvas painting with a glitter heart in the middle to celebrate Pride month.

World Cup Live!
(Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, June 27 // 2pm
Enjoy a light Brazilian lunch while watching the Brazil vs. Serbia match.
  A B.O.B. Program.

For Special Needs Teens: Oreo Dirt Cake (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, June 27 // 7-8 pm
Measure and mix all the ingredients to make a delicious cake topped with crushed Oreos and gummy worms.

'Tween Scene: Garden Party Drawing (Grades 4-8)
Thursday, July 5 // 4-5pm
Sit outside in the garden with a sketch pad for a drawing lesson with Kathy Schirrmacher.

'Tween Scene: Cooked To Perfection (Grades 4-8)
Monday, July 9 // 5-6:30pm //
Fee: $15
B.O.B. celebrations continue with our tweens creating a de­licious 3 course Brazilian meal from scratch. Located at 49 Main Street, East Rockaway.
  A B.O.B. Program.

Cappuccino & A Chapter (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, July 11 // 4pm
Enjoy your favorite Starbucks drink while we read a chapter or two of our One Book-One Oceanside pick!

Video Game Night
(Grades 6-12)
Thursday, July 12 // 7-8:30pm

It’s World Cup time! Join us for a FIFA tournament and see if your team becomes the champ. Prizes will be awarded.
  A B.O.B. Program.

Striped Art
(Grades 6-12)
Thursday, July 19 // 7-8pm
Using tape and paint create a one of a kind masterpiece.

'Tween Scene: Ice Cream Sundaes While You Color (Grades 4-8)
Friday, July 20 // 3-4pm
Make your favorite ice cream sundae and color in our “Library Rocks” banner.

'Tween Scene: Pokémon Double-Feature With Pizza (Grades 4-8)
Saturday, July 21 // Noon - 3:30pm
Join members of the Library’s Anime Club along with other Pokémon fans for a screening of the first two feature-length Pokémon movies, Pokémon The First Movie and Pokémon The Movie 2000, along with pizza. You do not have to be a member of the Anime Club to attend.

'Tween Scene: 3D Brazilian Soccer Ball (Grades 4-8)
Tuesday, July 24 // 3-4pm
See how to make a soccer ball in 3D and paint your own soc­cer ball to take home.
  A B.O.B. Program.

Drones (Grades 6-12)
Monday, July 30 // 7-8pm
The Cradle of Aviation will show us how drones are taking over our skies. Students will learn how they work, what they are being used for and even try flying one.

Family Book Cake Workshop
(Grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 2 // 7-8:30pm
Using our One Book-One Oceanside as our template, each family will decorate a ¼ sheet cake with fondant, butter­cream, and icing. Must bring a rolling pin and large bowl.

Puzzle And Pizza
(Grades 6-12)
Monday, August 6 // 7-8pm
Let’s put together a Rock ’n’ Roll puzzle. Pizza and soda will be served.

Flour Shoppe Baking Class
(Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 7 // 4-6pm // Fee: $5
Join us at the Flour Shoppe in RVC for some baking fun. Meet at 486 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre.

'Tween Scene: Edible Cookies Dough Cones (Grades 4-8)
Thursday, August 9 // 4-5pm
Why wait on line in NYC to try edible cookie dough when you can learn to make it from scratch. Make your dough and mix in some of your favorite toppings like sprinkles, M&M’s, gummy bears, Oreos and more.

Anime Club Presents: Movie With Pizza (Grades 6-12)
Monday, August 20 // 6-8:30pm
Join members of the library’s Anime club along with other anime fans to watch and enjoy the Anime movie Summer Wars with pizza.

For Special Needs Teens: Beach Party BINGO
Thursday, August 23 // 7-8 pm
Join Michael for a fun night of games and prizes.


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Video games for Wii, Wii U, XBOX360, XBOX One, and Playstation 4 are located in the Young Adult Department.  Oceanside School District residents (7th grade or older) may check out up to two titles at a time for a 7 day loan period.

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