Thursday, December 13

Winter Reading Club!

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Wednesday, December 12

Museum Passes

Free Museum Passes and More Perks From Your North Bellmore Library CardPasses may be borrowed by NBL cardholders 18 years of age and older. You can't beat this deal!  The whole family can enjoy some of New York's most popular museums for free with a library card. Click here to see which passes we offer!

Tuesday, December 11

North Bellmore Kindergarten Registration Information

2018 Person of the Year!

Man of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999)[1] is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year".

Monday, December 10

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Sunday, December 9

What a Wondeful World!

Behind his blistering trumpet solos, revolutionary vocal improvising and exuberant stage persona, how did Louis Armstrong see himself? What was it like to be the first pop virtuoso of the recorded era -- the man whose earliest releases set the tune for America's love affair with modern black music, and who went on to become one of history's most famous entertainers?
Those questions aren't rhetorical. There's actually a deep well of resources on hand to help answer them. For his entire adult life, away from the spotlight, Armstrong amassed a huge trove of personal writings, recordings and artifacts. But until this month, you would have had to travel far into central Queens to find them. Now anyone can access them. Thanks to a $3 million grant from the Fund II Foundation -- run by Robert F. Smith, the wealthiest African-American -- the Louis Armstrong House Museum has digitized the entire collection he left behind and made it available to the public.

Friday, December 7

Thursday, December 6

Combining Chanukah and Christmas!

Rather than one seasonal celebration, these picture book recommendations show interfaith families combining Chanukah and Christmas traditions.

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko
Another great multicultural tale about an interfaith family. A super-lucky kid helps Daddy make latkes and Mama hang the stockings as the family embraces all their traditions together.

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket
Funny and farcical in that way only Lemony Snicket can be, this story follows our hero—a latke who's narrowly escaped a hot frying pan—as he flees through a forest and encounters all the symbols of Christmas.

Light the Lights! A Story about Celebrating Hanukkah & Christmas by Margaret Moorman
A simple story about a girl and her parents celebrating the thread connecting both of these winter holidays: light in the darkness.

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift by Dara Goldman
In this retelling of "Gift of the Magi," two bears each sell something important to get the other a gift for Chanukah or Christmas. 

Jackie's Gift
Jackie's Gift by Sharon Robinson
The famous baseball player's daughter tells the story of her dad bringing a Christmas tree to a family that doesn't have one—because, unbeknownst to Robinson, they celebrate Chanukah.

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The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco
When most families in a Russian-American community become sick with scarlet fever, their Jewish neighbors pitch in to create a Christmas celebration for everyone.

Tuesday, December 4

Our Young Adults Creating Birthday Boxes!

 Our Library hosted a Birthday Party Supply drive in collaboration with Birthday Wishes, a local charity with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.

Today is National Cookie Day!!!!

Monday, December 3


Saturday, December 1

NY Times Best Books of 2018

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Tuesday, November 27

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.

Monday, November 26

Opportunity for Community Service Credit !

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Our Library hosted a Birthday Party Supply drive in collaboration with Birthday Wishes, a local charity with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. Now we need help to assemble and decorate the boxes for delivery. Join us to help make a child’s birthday special. You can also bring any donations with you to the event. The boxes will include: new, unopened birthday supplies such as themed plastic tablecloths, birthday banners, party hats, blowers, balloons, disposable cake pans, juice boxes, birthday plates and napkins and unwrapped toys. Community service will be awarded.

Sunday, November 25

Sunday after Thanksgiving, what should we call it? Doesn't it deserve a special name too?

Thursday is Thanksgiving.
Friday is Black Friday.
Then, we have Small Business Saturday.
Cyber Monday has a special name.
What about Sunday?  It is the one day of the five day weekend with no special designation.Which one do you like the best? 
  • Catch up Sunday
  • Sofa Sunday. I'm not leaving it
  • Sober Sunday
  • Cyber list Sunday
  • Turkey gumbo Sunday
  • Go to Church Sunday
  • Free from the relatives Monday
  • Sold out Sunday
  • Premonday
  • End of Eating Leftovers Day
  • Sleep in Sunday
  • Recovery Sunday
  • Sorrow Sunday
  • It's thanksgiving leftovers Sunday
  • Sunday after thanksgiving is the sabbath like every other Sunday.
  • Do whateva Sunday!!!!!!
  • Resting Sunday
  • Lords day.
  • Salty sunday
  • Broke
  • Give It A Rest Sunday.
  • Sleep Sunday !!!!!!!!
  • Day of digital rest
  • MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY is already a thing. This is the second year. The wwii museum is offering specials to members at the store, as are other museums worldwide.
  • Thanksgiving turkey gumbo Sunday
  • Easy Sunday
  • Substantial Debt Sunday
  • Oh dear Sunday! Back to work tomorrow.
  • I got it...why don't we just call it "the Sunday after Thanksgiving" or just November 25th
  • "Who Cares Sunday"
  • Mercy from the food gods Sunday.
  • Self Sunday.... buy for yourself
  • Same clothes you slept in Sunday
  • Serenity Prayer Sunday
  • Sleep-in Sunday
  • Seclusion sunday, silent sunday, sleep in sunday
  • Safety belt Sunday. Busy travel day.

Saturday, November 24

Today Saturday November 24th is Small Business Saturday

Image result for small business day north bellmoreThe Saturday after Thanksgiving is being touted as the start of shopping locally, a first-time event designed to counter  shopping at chain stores and in the malls. Here is a directory of businesses in the Bellmores.

Friday, November 23

Thursday, November 22

Wednesday, November 21

New York Public Library Librarians Best 10 Picks for 2018