The Floral Park Library has a few special events on October’s calendar: the sports-themed Fall Festival on the Library lawn – including a cheerleader workshop; The Annual Solar Eclipse event with Sidewalk Astronomer Tom Lynch; and the always popular Friends of the Floral Park Library Book Sale. And, in collaboration with Floral Park’s Centennial Gardens, the Family Faerie Challenge entrants will be featured at October 28’s Faerie Garden Festival.
To support the children of Belmont Child Care Association’s Anna House, the Library has selected them as the recipients of The Great Give Back. Donations of new Halloween costumes (ages 6-9 months to 5T) and trick or treat bags are welcome!
This month, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Teens can attend grade-specific College Prep sessions with Paul Meyfort. It’s never too soon to start the process. For a little fun, there’s the Haunted Halloween Party with Chefs of d’Future, Teen Haunted Halloween with the Pom Pom Queen, or the Halloween Zombie Event with special effects designer Karen Gebbia.
Halloween events for the younger set include Halloween Story Time, Halloween Treats with Chefs of d’Future, and Mommy and Me Halloween Craft with the Pom Pom Queen. Additionally, there’s Toddler Time; A Time for Kids Baby Start and Pre-School Hour; Funkytown Playground; Play Hooray; a Pom Pom Queen program for grades 3 – 5; Painted Lanterns with Through the Looking Glass; Storycraft for Pre-K through 2nd grade; and Chefs of d’Future Mommy and Me.
There’s a special visit from local author Jon Navarro, too. He’ll read his Children’s book “How to Put a Baby to Sleep.”
The popularity of September’s Drum Circle on the Lawn called for a “two”-over; there’s another program scheduled this month. Adults can also opt for any number of informative, fun, and civic programs and presentations: author Rachel Corsini’s “Sushi and Sea Lions” book talk; Reiki Circle; 3-week series Mah Jongg; Naela Cooks Mediterranean; Les Wolff’s Sports Memorabilia; Photography class at Centennial Gardens; Start Climbing Your Family Tree – an Introduction to Genealogy; How to Use Libby; Medicare Made Clear; and Tax Strategies for 2023 and Beyond. Rounding out the month, the theme appropriate “Long Island Ghosts and Hauntings” with Eco-Explorers.
Nassau County Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll presents her tax forum, while Legislator John Guiffre offers a program on Senior Scams.
Weekly Wednesday Chair Yoga is back to its original hybrid program; Micheline is back from Malta and back at the Library. In keeping with the spooky season, The Monday Movie Matinee is “M3GAN.”
The Evening Edition Book Club holds its regularly scheduled meeting. Thank you to Kathleen King for coordinating these meetings. The steadily growing Made with Love Knitting and Crocheting group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
The Library Board meets Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.
The Library is closed Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day.
One-to-one tech help for tablets, smartphones, laptops and Kindles is available for our Floral Park patrons by appointment only.
Call the Library (516 326-6330) to check days and times for the Book Nook. 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.