Summer Hours: Saturdays, 9:30-1:30, closed Sundays.

Spark Set 05

Uncrashable Dakota – Andy Marino

Marino.Uncrashable DakotaIn 1912, an airship on its maiden flight is hijacked and young Hollis Dakota, heir to the Dakota Aeronautics empire, his friend Delia, and stepbrother Rob, become embroiled in a family feud that could send the ship–and them–crashing from the sky.

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Incarceron – Catherine Fisher • Incarceron #1

Fisher. I.01.IncarceronTo free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.




The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman • His Dark Materials #1

Pullman.HDM.01.Golden CompassAccompanied by her shape-shifting daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.




The Mammoth Book of Steampunk: 30 Extraordinary Tales – Sean Wallace (ed.)

Wallace.Mammoth Book of SteampunkPresents a collection of thirty short stories which explores alternate worlds from the past in which women and social classes are oppressed and anachronistic technology is used to bring about a better future.



Innocent Darkness – Suzanne Lazear • Aether Chronicles #1

Lazear.AC.01.Innocent DarknessIn 1901, on an alternate Earth, sixteen-year-old Noli rejoices when a mysterious man transports her from reform school to the Realm of Faerie, until Noli learns his sinister reason.




Ashes of Twilight – Kassy Tayler • Ashes of Twilight #1

Tayler.AOT.01.AshesSixteen-year-old Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city where, after 200 years, society is complacent and coal is diminishing until she unwittingly becomes a catalist for a revolution that destroys the dome, which could mean the end of everything.





NEW this Summer!


July 12, 19 & 26 / August 9, 16 & 23 at 10:30am

Registration is required. Please bring your yoga mat and a towel to class. Each session is 3 weeks long. The cost of each session is $12 by check, payable to the Bellmore Memorial Library. Payments are final and will not be prorated. No refunds will be given for missed classes. Sign-up for July classes today!



Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 7:00pm

Learn how to prepare a variety of appetizers, salads and main courses with Glenn Groth, who has over 30 years experience in a seafood restaurant kitchen. Mr. Groth will show you how to cook exquisite meals and you will even get to sample them!

Seating is limited. Registration is required. BML patrons, sign-up today! Non-residents may sign up starting Tuesday, July 15. This session is 4 weeks long. The cost of this 4-week-session is $20 by check, payable to the Bellmore Memorial Library. Payments are final and will not be prorated. No refunds will be given for missed classes.



Summer Reading @BML


There are summer reading clubs for kids, teens and adults at the Bellmore Memorial Library this year.  Ask us, and join in.  You can join a reading club, pick up a book at the train station, take the kids to story time at Newbridge Road Pool.  Summer is the best time for reading-and the Library is the best place to start!

Summer Reading

Spark Set 04

Steampunk Poe – Edgar Allen Poe & illus. by Zdenko Basic

Poe.Steampunk PoePresents a collection of Poe’s short stories and poems, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Raven,” accompanied by steampunk-inspired illustrations.


Cuttlefish – Dave Freer • Drowning Empire #1

Freer.DE.01.CuttlefishIn an alternate 1953 dominated by coal power and the British Empire, Clara Calland and her mother, an important scientist, embark on a treacherous journey toward freedom in Westralia aboard a smugglers’ submarine, the Cuttlefish, pursued by Menshevik spies and Imperial soldiers.


Airman – Eoin Colfer

Colfer.AirmanIn the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.


Fever Crumb – Philip Reeve • Fever Crumb (Prequel-Predator Cities) #1

Reeve.HCP.01.Fever CrumbFoundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.


Agatha H. & the Airship City - Foglio, Phil • Girl Genius Novels #1  

Foglio.GG.01.Airship CityIn a time when the Industrial Revolution has become all-out war, Mad Science rules the world. Agatha Clay was a student rotten luck. Dedicated to her studies but unable to build anything that actually worked, she seemed destined for a lackluster career. But then the University was overthrown, and Agatha was taken aboard the giant airship Castle Wulfenbach–where it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.


Dead Reckoning – Mercedes Lackey

Lackey.Dead ReckoningIn 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.





 Join us tonight at 6:30 for a reception to mark the end of our StoryCorps grant.  We have recorded some wonderful stories of Bellmore, and plan to continue to do so.  To learn how you can participate, click on the StoryCorps link on the masthead above.

Spark Set 03

Railsea – China Miéville

Mieville.RailseaOn board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt but no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea.  When they come across a wrecked train, at first it’s a welcome distraction but when Sham finds a kind of treasure map he’s soon hunted on all sides and it might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.


The Clockwork Scarab – Colleen Gleason • Stoker & Holmes #1

Gleason.SH.01.Clockwork ScarabIn 1889 London young women are turning up dead, and Evaline Stoker, relative of Bram, and Mina Holmes, niece of Sherlock, are summoned to investigate the clue of the not-so-ancient Egyptian scarabs–but where does a time traveler fit in?



Etiquette & Espionage – Gail Carriger • Finishing School #1

Carriger.FS.01.Etiquette & EspionageIn an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.



Foundling – D.M. Cornish • Monster Blood Tattoo #1

Cornish.MBT.01.FoundlingHaving grown up in a home for foundlings and possessing a girl’s name, Rossamünd sets out to report to his new job as a lamplighter and has several adventures along the way as he meets people and monsters who are more complicated that he previously thought.



Vögelein: A Clockwork Faerie – Jane Irwin • Vögelein #1

Irwin.V.01.Clockwork FaerieCreated in 17th-century Germany, Vögelein, a mechanical fairy doll, has a life of her own as long as her caretaker remembers to wind her once a day, but when her latest caretaker dies, she is left to find her own way in a modern city.



Fives Fists of Science – Matt Fraction

Fraction.Five Fists of ScienceTrue story: in 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain’s connections and Tesla’s inventions, they went into business selling world peace. So, what happened? Only now can the tale be told – in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of mankind.