Friday, November 6, 2009

Upcoming Programs (Novemeber & December 2009!)

Child Safety & Protection Event
Friday, November 6 • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Families with children 6 months - 5 years
Youth & Parent Services
New York Life Insurance Company will host this family-friendly event, which will inform parents and children on how to stay safe in the home, at play, or wherever they happen to be in the community. All children with a parent/guardian will receive a complimentary Identification Card, complete with photograph and fingerprints. Open to all. No registration required.

Sleeping Beauty with Little
People’s Theater
Friday, November 6 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages 4 – Grade 6 and up with families
Main Auditorium
Children from The Little People’s Theater perform a classic production of the fairytale Sleeping Beauty (Or the Famous Rose Taboo), by Barbara Fried and Norman Sachs. The dramatic script has action to captivate children and wit to keep adults laughing as well. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Open to all. Registration required.

Thinking About Adoption?
Thursday, November 12 • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Youth Program Room
In recognition of National Adoption Month in November, a certified social worker, experienced in the adoption process, presents important information about adopting a child from the United States or abroad. Open to all. No registration required.

Together Time
Saturdays, November 14, 21, December 5, & 12
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Children ages 12 - 35 months with parent/ caregiver (no siblings!)
Main Auditorium
We continue the interactive play and sharing encouraged by participants in the Parent/ Child workshop. The focus of this program shifts slightly by presenting resource people who focus on areas of interest for the children. A simple introduction to literature is also a highlight of the program. Each program ends with a “circle time” featuring finger plays and songs.

Autumn Craft Workshop
Saturday, November 14 • 11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Grades 1 - 5
Station Community Room
Join Helen Murdock Prep and create a beautiful autumn craft just in time for the holidays.

On My Own
Tuesdays, November 17, 24, & December 1
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Children 4 & 5 who are not yet in kindergarten
Main Youth Program Room
Children listen to longer stories in this independent literature sharing experience.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Candy
Wednesday, November 18 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children 3 - 5 years old with parent/caregiver
Main Youth Program Room
Make this delightful, delicious Thanksgiving Cornucopia Candy together with your child.

Thanksgiving Feast
Thursday, November 19 • Grades K – 3
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm OR 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Main Youth Program Room
Join friends as you listen to delicious stories and create a special turkey plate for our fun feast.

Babies, Books, & ABCs
Fridays, November 20, December 4, & 11
10:00 am – 10:30 am OR 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Children ages 6 - 23 months with parent/caregiver
Main Youth Program Room
Learn fun ways to introduce young children to letters, numbers, and sounds -all of the skills needed to aid in reading development. These skills and ideas are demonstrated in our traditional Mother Goose Rhyme Time that takes place the last week of the session.

Let’s Talk About Books: The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Friday, November 20 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades 3 - 5
Main Youth Program Room
Discuss the book with us. Then, see the new movie based on the book, which opens in theaters on November 13. Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family. The first 15 to register receive a FREE copy of the book.

Teddy Bear Storytime
Fridays, November 20, & December 4
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Children 3 – 5 years with parent/caregiver (siblings welcome!)
Main Youth Program Room
Bring your favorite stuffed animal buddy and wear your PJ’s to this fun family evening story time event!

Just You & Me
Mondays, November 23, 30, & December 7
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Children 24 - 35 months with parent/caregiver
Main Youth Program Room
This interactive literature sharing program features stories, songs, and a parent/child reading activity designed to demonstrate ways to develop pre-reading skills in children.

Friday, November 27 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grades K - 5
Station Community Room
Make Quesadillas, just like they do in your favorite Mexican restaurant, with the help of the Baking Coach. Everyone goes home with a fully made, delicious quesadilla.

Be Creative @ the Library
Fridays, November 27, December 4, & 18
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm • Grades K - 5
Main Youth Program Room
Continue the fun we started this the summer by joining us weekly for a different drop-in craft to make at the library or to take home. Open to all. No registration required.

Chocolate Pizza
Saturday, December 5
Grades K – 3 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grades 4 – 6 • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Youth Program Room
Mix and match your favorite candy toppings for your personal sized chocolate pizza.

4th Annual Nursery School Fair
Monday, December 7 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parents/Caregivers of Nursery School Age Children
Main Auditorium
If you are considering nursery school for your child, come to HPL’s 4th Annual Nursery School Fair. Speak with nursery school representatives and find out about the schools and their philosophies. Open to all. No registration required.
***Huntington Public Library does not recommend or endorse any of the preschools participating in the Nursery School Fair.***

Tuesday, December 8 • 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Children ages 3 - 18 months with parent/caregiver
Main Youth Program Room
Sing, dance, and Playhooray with your baby, a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music, and movement.

Tuesday, December 8 • 10:45 am - 11:30 am
Children ages 18 months – 5 years with parent/
Main Youth Program Room
Get up and move with Molly Mouse! Enjoy nursery rhymes, books, music, dancing, parades, and more! Fun, fun, fun!

Holiday Cards
Tuesday, December 8 • Grades K - 2
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm OR 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday December 10 • Grades 3 - 5
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm OR 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Main Youth Program Room
Design and create greeting cards using rubber stamps, decorative papers, beads, glitter, and other materials.

Wednesday, December 9 • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 4-9
Learn the basics of printmaking, using simple materials, and create a beautiful print that you can use for your holiday cards.

Bilingual Mother Goose
Rhyme Time
Monday, December 14 • 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Children ages 6 - 30 months with parent/
caregiver. (siblings welcome!)
Station Community Room
Parents and babies are invited to participate in this interactive program that uses the charm of nursery rhymes and play to encourage language development. Rhymes are in both English and Spanish.