Nexus 7 Tablets for Teens!

Attention Teens!

The Young Adult Department has TWO Nexus 7 Tablets available to check-out and bring home by West Hempstead patrons in grades 6-12.

The tablets can be checked out for 28 days and they have 20 pre-loaded Young Adult titles. A parent/guardian must be present to sign the loan agreement the first time you check out the tablet.

**Click on the below image to view the 20 available titles.**

nexus7titlesCall the Young Adult desk at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18 with any further questions and to find out if a tablet is available.

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Tween Program: Marbled Planters

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Planters

This outside Tween program will take place on Thursday, July 16 from 2-4 pm. Various colors of nail polish and a bucket of water are all you need to create these marbled planters. Quickly dip the planter into the bucket and run it through the nail polish until you are happy with the marbled effect.

The leftover nail polish will also be used to decorate your own washer necklaces and keychains. They can be painted one color, multiple colors, stripes, polka-dots, and even in glitter!

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Patrons in grades 4&9 may attend if space permits. Call the Young Adult desk at
(516) 481-6591 ext. 18 to put your name down on the list or register online through our website. Please Note: You will need the barcode on the back of your library card to register online.

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Every Hero Has a Story

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The children’s room is ready for the Summer Reading Club 2015 – “Every Hero Has a Story.”  School visits have been conducted so that children will receive information sheets that explain the club requirements, fun being the most important!

Anytime after Sunday, June 7th children can sign up in the children’s room.  If your child does not attend a school located in West Hempstead please stop in anytime to get information about the club.  We welcome all children from birth through grade 5 while supplies last.

Games, prizes, great books and programs for all ages will be offered this summer so don’t miss out-please check the children’s department for the calendar of events.

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Free Membership to the Art League of Long Island

ALLI_logoThe Art League of Long Island is partnering with the public libraries of Nassau County to provide a Free Introductory One-Year Family Membership for Library Card Holders who are new to the Art League.

This free family membership is valued at $75, and will run for a year from whenever the library card holder signs up with the Art League.  No one is obligated to continue their membership once the first year is up.

The benefits of a family membership include:

  • Discounts on  200+ visual art classes
  • Discounts on art supplies at Blicks and Riebe’s
  • Opportunity to exhibit artwork at annual members’ exhibition
  • Invitations to exhibitions, receptions, lectures, events
  • Discount specials at local businesses

The Art League of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to broad-based visual arts education, providing a forum and showcase for artists of all ages and ability levels.  For more information, visit or call the Art League directly:

The Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 462-5400
Fax: (631) 462-501

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Tween Program: Father’s Day String Art

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There is still room to register for our Father’s Day String Wall Art program on Monday, June 1 from 4-5pm!

Tween patrons in grades 5-8 will outline an initial on a 6″ x 6″ cork board using pins and then fill in the letter with colorful string. Any colors can be used — create an ombre effect fading from green to white, overlap multiple strings to make a mishmash of colors, or use your favorite shade of red.

Patrons in grades 4&9 may attend if space permits.
Voilà! A free, homemade gift for any special person in your life. : )

Call the Young Adult desk at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18 to put your name down on the list or register online through our website. Please Note: You will need the barcode on the back of your library card to register online.

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Tween Program: Mother’s Day Candles

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There is still room to register for our Mother’s Day Candle program! Tween patrons in grades 5-8 will create a design on tissue paper with Sharpies. With the help of wax paper and a heat gun the design will be transferred onto a large candle. (Patrons in grades 4&9 may attend if space permits.)

Voilà! A free, homemade gift for any special person in your life. : )

Call the Young Adult desk at (516) 481-6591 ext. 18 to put your name down on the list or register online through our website. Please Note: You will need the barcode on the back of your library card to register online.

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Candles

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Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library

2015-nlw-librarymade-twitter-75National Library Week will be observed April 12-18, 2015 with the theme, “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”

Did you research or write your book or term paper, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? (This winter our adults and teens made Irish Soda bread and the teens also made Chinese dumplings!)  Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business off the ground? Or perhaps the library’s homework help service made a difference in your child’s last report card.

Help us demonstrate the “Unlimited possibilities available @ your library” by sharing what the library has helped you to create. Share a photo or link to your creation on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #librarymade  for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Maker Shed or Amazon.  Official rules are available on the #LibraryMade promotional page on I Love Libraries website.

Celebrations during National Library Week include:
National Library Workers Day,  Tuesday April 14, 2015
National Bookmobile Day,  Wednesday  April 15, 2015)
Celebrate Teen Literature Day, Thursday April 16, 2015

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Looking for a camp?

Looking for a camp?

With school quickly coming to an end, now is the time to start thinking about summer plans.

There are tons of camps and summer programs for kids to enjoy this summer. Choosing one can be a daunting task. There are tons of online sources that can help you find the right camp for your kids this summer. Here are a few that can help you get started.

http://www.nymetroparents.com/subcategory.cfm?articles=on&cat=Camp-Advice-Tips

http://www.nymetroparents.com/nassau/listings/Camp

http://mommypoppins.com/new-york-summer-camp-guide

http://www.nyparenting.com/camp-guide/

West Hempstead Public Library does not affiliate itself with any
of these organizations or camps. This information is provided as a courtesy.
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Arbor Day Family Festival

Arbor Day Family Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 25th & 26th

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

$20 per vehicle admission fee

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

1395 Planting Fields Rd., oyster Bay, NY 11771

Enjoy music performances, circus shows, crafts, petting zoo and much more!

For more information go to http://www.plantingfields.org/index.php/events

The festival is a collaborative effort between Planting Fields Foundation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
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Get or Renew Your Passport Here!

passport_mobile-officeThe Mobile Passport Center is coming to the library on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. You will find the Town Of Hempstead’s Mobile Passport Center truck in the parking lot. It’s easy and convenient! They supply the forms and take the pictures.  You pay the fees and your passport will be mailed to you.

Now extended through June 30, 2015, the Hempstead Town Clerk’s Office is waiving town fees for replacement Passports lost in Superstorm Sandy. Residents must show a FEMA claim or homeowner’s/flood insurance claim in order to take advantage of the fee waiver.

No registration is required.  Tell your friends and be ready for your next vacation!

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