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December 2017

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, manning a Food Bank table, and more.  Students may sign up at the Information Desk or by calling (516) 766-2360, option 4.  Here are the options currently available (space is limited):

Please register for the following volunteer opportunities at the Information Desk.

Food Bank Collection (Grades 6-12)
Help collect food donations for Cory Cares.
FURTHER DATES TBA

Keva (Grades 9-12)
Teens will help young builders with Keva planks. 
FURTHER DATES TBA

Lego Club (Grades 9-12)
Teens will help young builders join the Lego fun.
Tuesday, December 19 // 6-9pm
(WAIT LIST ONLY)

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meetings (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, December 18 // 7pm (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Come ready to wrap gifts!  Refreshments will be served.


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 Coming Soon!
Beginning in the near future, patrons will 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.

Online program registration is coming in January 2018!
Here are a couple of YouTube videos created by our staff to help you get prepared for this exciting new service!
How do I create a pin?
How do I register for a program?


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.

‘Tween Scene: Star Wars Science (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Monday, December 18 // 7-8pm

Learn about the ways Star Wars uses simple science to make special effects, like galaxy slime seen in the films and make some to take home!

Sticker Art & Pizza (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, December 27 // 1-3pm

Create a colorful collaboration, one sticker at a time.  Pizza and drinks will be served!

‘Tween Scene: Candy Bingo
Friday, December 29 // 2:30-3:30pm

Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row and call out Bingo!  Win your favorite candies!

 

Online Homework Help

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.

Tutor.com Adult Education And Career Center - In Library -- At Home

Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Users can receive assistance with careers, job searches, writing résumés and cover letters. Help with citizenship exams, school subjects from GED prep to introductory college courses is also available. SkillsCenter Resource Library is open 24/7. In English and Spanish.

Tutor.com Online Homework Help
- In Library -- At Home
Live help is available from real tutors daily from 2:00 - 10:00PM (some holidays excluded). Students in grades K-12, introductory college students and adults can receive help with math, science, social studies, English and writing. Also provides résumé and cover letter assistance and proofreading. Available in English and Spanish.


Tutor.com To Go™ for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch is the free mobile companion for Tutor.com. Connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help, review past one-to-one tutoring sessions, store documents or photos in your Tutor.com Locker, or browse the resources in our SkillsCenter™ Resource Library. Learn More


RESEARCH DATABASES
If you are doing research for school reports, extra credit, or simply out of personal interest, the Library provides many useful databases that you can access from home as well as in the Library.  Go to our Research Databases page and select your topic of interest, ranging from history and current events to literature, science, health, art, music, biography, and practice tests.


GAME ON!!
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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