November events at the Floral Park Library

November events at the Floral Park Library
Photos Provided by Rivkin Radler

The recent cat adoption program, the Library’s “Great Give Back” initiative, was a resounding success. First, there was a family event to make toys for the shelter cats, then there was the on-site cat adoption program through the Give Me Shelter Adoption Program. At the time this article was written, six cats were pending adoption!
In keeping with the Thanksgiving season, the library features its “Food for Fines” program during the month of November. Cardholders can receive up to $5.00 fine forgiveness in exchange for donating non-perishable food, which will benefit Our Lady of Victory parish. Even if no fines are owed, donations are welcome.
Once again, Boy Scout Troop 482 will hold its annual Wreath Sale fundraiser on the Library lawn on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Of special note, the Library is sponsoring a Dec. 7 bus trip to the New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show with lunch at Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue. Call the Library Adult Reference staff at 516 326-6330 for details.
High School Sophomores and their parents get their turn this month with the always popular, standing room only College Prep evening event.
November brings an array of programs for the younger (and youngest) set: A Time for Kids offers Baby Start, Family Pre-School Hour, an Evening Pre-School Hour, and a special Sensory Story Time for Atypical Learners. Chefs of d’Future hosts a Mommy and Me program, and drop off craft for 2nd – 5th graders.

Our regulars, Play Hooray and Funkytown Playground are in the house, too. Special programs include a Thanksgiving Story Time for three and four year olds, Cardboard Turkey Painting, our own Ms. Kelly’s DIY Clay Leaves craft project, and a walking tour of award-winning Centennial Gardens for families with children three years old and above, hosted by Laura Trentacoste.
Adults can choose from crafts, art, lectures, games, and more: How to Use Your iPhone Camera; 2-part Jewelry Making with Cat’s Meow Cathy Buckley; Mah Jongg; Game Nites; Mixed Media Painting with Danielle Barbaro; The Silent Submarine Service (ZOOM only); and SCORE’s Build Your Business with Social Media. The monthly Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving is scheduled for Nov. 10.
The Floral Park Explorers’ October visit to – and tour of – St. John the Divine was, well, divine!
The Made with Love Knitting and Crocheting volunteer group meetings are weekly Mondays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 11:30 am. New volunteers are welcome. And both the Monday Morning Book Club and the Evening Edition Book club have new titles on tap for this month.
The Library Board meets at 7:30 pm Wednesday, November 9th. All are welcome to attend.
Book Nook hours can vary. Call the Library (516 326-6330) to check days and times. Proceeds from the sale of books, DVDs, etc. go to support the Friends of the Floral Park Library, a 501c3 organization.
The Library is closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day, and Thursday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. For more information, registration dates and times, visit the recently relaunched library website,, or stop in at 17 Caroline Place. Please note all events and programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.

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