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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.

  • Amazing Spiders (J749)
    For children in Pre-K – 2nd grade
    Join us to learn about amazing and fascinating spiders through stories, a craft, and games!
    Thursday, October 30, 2014
       5:00pm – 6:00pm      Centereach
  • Apple Festival (J806)
    For families with children in Pre-k – 3rd grade. Older and younger siblings welcome
    Join us for an afternoon full of apple crafts, apple relay races and games, caramel apples, and storytelling and music presented by Johnny Cuomo.
    Saturday, September 27, 2014
       1:00pm – 3:30pm      Centereach

  • Drop of Nature (J729)
    For families with children age 3 and up with their parent/caregiver
    You’re invited to stop in for nature-based activities the whole family can enjoy! If weather permits, these activities will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
    Mondays, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15
       10:00am – 12:00pm      Centereach
    Thursdays, October 16, November 20, December 18   4:30pm – 6:30pm     Centereach

  • Family Scarecrow Contest (J821)
    For families with children 2 years old – 5th grade (Siblings welcome)
    The library will provide a Scarecrow frame and stuffing to each family that signs up. You bring the clothes, finished head and any accessories, and of course, your imagination. Judges will present ribbons for all who participate and one scarecrow will be declared “Best in Show”.
    Saturday, October 18
       10:30am – 12:00pm
                   OR
       12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Rain date: Sunday, October 19th    
    1:30pm – 3:00pm
                   OR
       3:15pm – 4:30pm      Centereach
  • Nature Book Workshop (J822)
    For children in 4th & 5th grade
    Discover the Nature Explorium in the fall, and express your love of the outdoors through creative writing and sketching in your own nature journal.
    Tuesday, September 30, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
       5:00pm – 6:30pm      Centereach

  • Nature Exploration: Clouds (J737)
    For children in 3rd – 5th grade
    Learn about cloud identification and classification, and make a hand-held weather window. Then go on a weather walk in the Nature Explorium.
    Monday, September 29, 2014
       5:00pm – 6:00pm      Centereach

  • Papermaking Workshop (J738)
    For children in 3rd – 5th grade
    Join us to participate in the very creative and fun process of making paper art pieces using natural and recycled materials.
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
       5:30pm – 8:30pm      Centereach

  • The Shape of Things (J748)
    For children in Pre-K – 2nd grade
    Join us to participate in fun activities as we identity common shapes appearing in natural and built environments.
    Monday, October 20, 2014
       5:00pm – 6:00pm      Centereach

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


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