Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Baby Playhooray
Bingo
Books & Babies
Crafts
Dr. Seuss Day
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Laugh-A-Lot Poetry
Lego Clubs
Mad Science
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Saturday/Sunday Family Movie Series
Springtime Storytime
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

March/April/May 2015

Call the Children's Room at (516) 766-2360, option 2 for program registration availability.  Note: Due to the popularity of some programs, the Library cannot guarantee that space will be available following evening registration.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

Residents of the Oceanside School District are given priority for our programs.  In-person registration begins at 7pm.  The Library reserves the right to limit the number of tickets given to any one person.  Fees are nonrefundable.  To secure a place in a program, patrons must pay (cash only) within three days of registering, or we will contact the next person on the waiting list.  Out-of-district patrons may begin registering on the fourth day after in-person registration.  Proof of age is required.
 

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

Tuesday, March 31 // 10am (IN SESSION)

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 // 10am // Fee: $12

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Tuesdays, May 12, 19, 26 // 10am // Fee: $12
 

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Thursday, April 9 // 3pm
Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row...it's not hard!
 

This early literacy program showcases nursery rhymes and music.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6


Thursday, April 16 // 10am

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Thursday, May 21 // 10am
 

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6


Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, April 15 // 1pm
Welcome the birdies with Miss Dotty as you listen to a spring story and make a Bird's Nest Plate.

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, April 15 // 4:30pm

Concentric Kirigami, anyone?  Let Joanne show you how to create a colorful, one-of-a-kind piece of art.


In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Friday, May 1 // 1pm
Moms and kids join Miss Dotty for a surprise Mother's Day craft and story!

Art With Joanne (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, May 6 // 4:30pm
Join Joanne for an hour of creative fun as you make a gorgeous floral centerpiece for Mom on her special day.

 

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

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Mondays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 // 4:30pm // Fee: $25
 

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Thursday, April 16 // 4:30pm
Come watch Darren Sardelli act out his hilarious and witty poetry. Find out where he gets his ideas from, and learn how to paint pictures with your words.
 

Grades K-2 young builders join the Lego fun.  Grades 3-6 join the fun and build something super with your friends or on your own.

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6


Grades K-2
Sunday, April 19 // 1pm

Grades 3-6
Sunday, April 19 // 2:30pm

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Grades K-2
Sunday, May 17 // 1pm

Grades 3-6
Sunday, May 17 // 2:30pm
 

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Mad Science: Science Of Magic (Grades K-5)
Tuesday, April 14 // 4:30pm

Is it magic? No! It's science! Learn the secrets behind famous magic tricks. Mother Nature has some tricks of her own, and Mad Science would like to show you what's up her sleeve! Mystify your family and friends with your very own Mad Science Curious Cube.

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Mad Science: Magnetic Magic (Grades K-3)
Tuesday, May 13 // 4:30pm

Investigate the power of magnets! Become a magnet magician as you learn how to magnetize ordinary metals, discover how a compass works, and test a powerful electromagnet! Bring home the cool Mad Science Magnet Lab.
 

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.  Caregiver must attend.

Thursday, April 2 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
Fridays, March 27, April 3 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, April 17, 24, May 1 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Thursdays, May 14, 21, 28 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, May 15, 22, 29 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
 

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Rio
Sunday, March 29 // 2pm (PLEASE NOTE THIS WEEK'S FILM IS ON SUNDAY)
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. Featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, and George Lopez.  2012, 96 min. Rated G.

The Penguins Of Madagascar
Saturday, April 11 // 2pm

Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched.  Follow this madcap adventure as a team of undercover penguin spies join forces to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.  2014, 92 min.  Rated PG.

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
Saturday, April 25 // 2pm

The magical inhabitants of a rain-forest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. Featuring the voices of Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, and Robin Williams.  1992, 76 min.  Rated G.

The Incredibles
Saturday, May 2 // 2pm

Oscar-Award winning animated film follows the adventures of a family of superheroes, forced to live undercover until once again called upon to save the world. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee, this is a film for all ages.  2004, 115 min.  Rated PG.

Shrek
Saturday, May 9 // 2pm

An ogre fights to keep his swamp from being overrun by fairy tale creatures. Funny on multiple levels; adults will enjoy this as much as the kids! Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, John Lithgow, Linda Hunt, and Cameron Diaz star.  2001, 89 min.  Rated PG.

Flubber
Saturday, May 30 // 2pm

Starring Robin Williams as the absent-minded professor who invents a super-bouncy flying-rubber: flubber!  1997, 93 min.  Rated PG.
 

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Thursdays, April 16, 23, May 7, 14 // 2:15pm
Big books!  Little books!  Songs, stories, and more!
 

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

Wednesdays, April 1, 15, 22 // 10:15am OR 11:15am (IN SESSION)

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $16

 

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play.  Caregiver must attend.

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6


Mondays, April 20, 27, May 4 // 10am OR 11am
 

Pre-register for these programs at the Information Desk.

Earth Day Celebration: Chocolate Popcorn Trees

Monday, April 13 // 7-8pm
Make popcorn, melt chocolate and use a pastry bag to design your very own Chocolate Popcorn Tree.

Book Cover Cookies
Wednesday, April 29 // 7-8:30pm

C
reate a jumbo book cover of their favorite book on a cookie and take it home to eat!

Mother's Day Chocolate Gift Platter
Wednesday, May 6 // 7-8pm

Design a beautiful platter of chocolate covered marshmallows, pretzels, and cookies for someone special.

 

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.

Friday, March 27 // 4:30pm (IN SESSION)

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 2 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 3 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 6

Fridays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

In-person registration begins Thursday, April 23 @ 7pm
Telephone registration begins Friday, April 24 @ 9:30am, space permitting
Out-of-district registration begins Monday, April 27

Fridays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 // 4:30pm // Fee: $20

 

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.


TUMBLEBOOK 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

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572