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A valid MCPL library card for each patron (adults, children and teens) is required at time of registration. Please let us know if you require any special accommodations because of a disability.

Children’s & Family Programs

  • Apple Festival (J562)
    For families with children in Pre-K – 3rd grade.
    Older and younger siblings welcome. Please register each child attending.
    Join us for an afternoon full of apple crafts, apple relay races, games and caramel apples along with storytelling and music presented by Johnny Cuomo.
    Saturday, September 29, 2018    
       1:00pm - 3:30pm      Centereach

  • Drop of Nature (J567)
    For children ages 3 and up with their parent/caregiver.
    Stop in for nature activities the whole family can enjoy! If weather permits, these activities will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather
    Friday, October 5, 2018     
       10:00am - 11:00am      Centereach

    Friday, October 19, 2018    
       4:00pm - 5:00pm      Centereach

    Friday, November 2, 2018    
       4:00pm - 5:00pm      Centereach

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018    
       10:00am - 11:00am      Centereach

    Friday, November 30, 2018    
       10:00am - 11:00am      Centereach

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018    
       4:00pm - 5:00pm      Centereach

    Friday, December 14, 2018    
       10:00am - 11:00am      Centereach

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018    
       4:00pm - 5:00pm      Centereach

  • Leaf-i-mals (J565)
    For children in K – 2nd grade.
    Use your imagination and creativity to transform fall leaves into animals.
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018    
       5:00pm - 5:45pm      Centereach

  • Nature Buddies (J624)
    For children ages 4 – 7 years old.
    Enjoy nature activities with the Green Teens, MCPL’s Teen Environmental Club.
    Thursdays, October 11, November 15, 2018    
       5:30pm - 6:30pm      Centereach

  • Nature Exploration: Fall (J628)
    For children in K – 2nd grade/ 3rd – 5th grade.
    Explore the beauty and science of fall leaves through various arts and crafts.
    Thursday, October 25, 2018    
       5:00pm - 5:45pm (K - 2nd grade)      Centereach
       6:15pm - 7:00pm (3rd - 5th grade)      Centereach

  • Under a Shady Tree (J579)
    For parents/caregivers with children ages 18 months – 4 years old.
    Join us for fun, interactive open-ended play in the Nature Explorium.
    Friday, October 5, 2018    
       12:00pm - 1:00pm      Centereach

    Friday, November 23, 2018    
       10:30am - 11:30am      Centereach

  • What’s the Buzz About? (J650)
    For children in K – 2nd grade/3rd – 5th grade.
    Come discover the incredible world of honeybees with local beekeepers Melissa and Richard Kurtz. Get an up close look at an observation hive, beekeeping equipment and taste honey from the hive! Please let us know if you have any food allergies upon registering.
    Saturday, October 6, 2018    
      2:00pm - 3:00pm (K - 2nd grade)      Centereach
      3:00pm - 4:00pm (3rd - 5th grade)      Centereach


  • DIY Fall Luminaries (T832)
    For teens in 6th – 12th grade.
    Create a fall inspired luminary to light up a crisp November evening.
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018    
      6:00pm - 6:45pm      Centereach
  • Nature Creations (T826)
    For children ages 11 – 17 years old.
    Use your creativity to transform everyday natural materials into works of art.
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018    
      7:00pm - 8:00pm      Centereach

In extreme weather conditions the Nature Explorium may need to be temporarily closed and its programs moved indoors.