Happy Birthday to us!! The Floral Park Library turns 100 years old this year.
The library first opened its doors in January 1923 with donated books. Anna Fickweiler, the first Librarian, earned a salary of $10.00 per week. And, the first children’s story time held was on January 30, 1937. Special programs and events will be held throughout the year.
Here’s to another 100 years of the Floral Park Library – where our roots are deep and still growing!
This month, Adult patrons can enjoy the following programs: How to Use Your iPhone Camera; The Joy of Collage craft making; a Scrimshaw Workshop with the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum; Mah Jongg for Beginners, and the Monday Movie Matinee “Elvis.” Or, find out at the NYS Unclaimed Funds Workshop if there’s money out there with their name on it. Hybrid Chair Yoga with Micheline is ongoing every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.
Teens can keep busy during Spring break with Tunnel Book Art with Danielle Barbaro, an Earth Day event with Chef’s of d’Future, and earn Community Service with a Pet Frame craft.
Children and Tween programs include: Mini Piñatas, Yarn Painting, and Young Engineers Spero Lego Chariot making for grades 3 – 5. Young Engineers Lego Catapult program is for the Kindgarten through 2nd grade set. Make a Spring Suncatcher or a Mother’s Day Birdhouse with Through the Looking Glass.
In addition, A Time for Kids is at the Library for Tots Night Out/Family Pre-School Hour and Baby Start. Tiny Tots Storytime, Play Hooray Kids, and a StoryCraft with Miss Kathy rounds out April.
Local author Georgina Fagan visits the Library to read her new book “the Galore Gang: Mom and Her Magical Robe.”
AARP Tax Assistance ends April 11th. The weekly English Language Learners program meets Saturday through June 10th.
The Saint Francis Outreach Bus is at the Library on Tuesday, April 11th from 10:00 am until 2:00pm for basic health screenings (no appointment necessary).
The Floral Park Library Urban Explorers visit the New York City Tenement Museum this month.
The Made with Love Knitting and Crocheting group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 11:30 am. Yarn donations are always welcome, allowing the group to make many charitable donations of their many finished pieces.
The Monday Morning Friends of the Library Book Club and the Evening Edition Book Club hold regularly scheduled meetings.
The Library Board holds its monthly meeting at 7:30 pm April 12th.
Call the Library (516 326-6330) to check days and times for the Book Nook, as hours may vary. All sales of books, DVDs, etc. support the Friends of the Floral Park Library, a 501c3 organization.
For more information on dates and times, events registration and program details, visit the library website, floralparklibrary.org, call 516 326-6330, or stop in at 17 Caroline Place. All events and programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.