September events at the Floral Park Library

September events at the Floral Park Library

There’s a new face on the Library staff. In August, we welcomed Katie Vermilyea, Librarian Trainee, who will be working with Miss Kathy and Miss Kelly in the Children’s area. Katie is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Pratt Institute.

This month, families can enjoy a Movie on the Library Lawn and a Fall decoration craft program with The Pom Pom Queen (for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade). Or, come to the Moon Party with astronomer Tom Lynch. And, be sure to check out the creative Family Faerie Challenge in collaboration with award-winning Floral Park Centennial Gardens. The faerie house designs will be on display at October’s Faerie Festival at the Gardens event.

And, everyone is welcome to check out the wares – and wears – at the 4th Annual Friends of the Floral Park Library Lawn Sale on September 23rd (rain date: September 24th).

The Children’s “regulars,” Baby Start ( 9 – 17 months) and Family Pre-School Hour (from 18 months) with A Time for Kids are at the Library, along with Play Hooray and Toddler Time (18 months – Pre-K).

With summer vacations (sadly) in the rear view mirror, and the seasonal closing of the Floral Park pool, we’re back on track with Adult programs. This month’s offerings include: Tony Dora’s author talk  about his life experience in “A Boy, an Orphanage, a Cuban Refugee: The Road to Freedom,” and a Make Your Own Natural Cleaners DIY.

August’s often challenging weather resulted in the reschedule of the Drum Circle on the Library lawn to early September.

A Shred Away, Inc. will be curbside at the Library on September 15th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. First come, first served.

Additionally, civic-minded programs Stop the Bleed / Hands Only CPR Workshop presented by NYU Langone / Long Island; Emergency Preparedness Workshop with the Army National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps; Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll’s Nassau County Property Tax Exemption Workshop; and Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving program are on the September calendar.

Weekly Chair Yoga for Adults continues in September. Although the instructor will be in Malta, patrons can opt to come to the Library and ZOOM in together, or enjoy their practice from the comfort of their homes. The Monday Movie Matinee is “Love Again.”

We’re giving the Teens time to adjust to the return to school reality, so there are no Teen programs scheduled for September.

The Evening Edition Book Club holds its regularly scheduled meeting; FPPL Friends of the Library Book Club resumes its meetings. The Made with Love Knitting and Crocheting group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

The Library resumes non-Summer hours beginning Saturday, September 9th. The Library Board meets Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

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,, call 516 326-6330, or stop in at 17 Caroline Place. All events and programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.

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