Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Volunteer Opportunity Just Added!

Recycled!: Story/Art Volunteers  EIY782
Saturday, April 7, 10:15-11:15am
Volunteers will assist children, ages 3 1/2 - 5, with a story and a recycled craft.  For grades 7-12.

Register today!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 10am-4pm
St. Joseph's College, Patchogue NY
open to students in grades 6-12

Authors Unlimited is a free event, brought to you by the public libraries of Suffolk County and St. Joseph's College, meant to celebrate reading by connecting teens and authors.  Don't miss out on these authors attending this year's Authors Unlimited:

Michael Beil
Sarah Beth Durst
Madeleine George
Christopher Grant
Lisa Greenwald
Adele Griffin
Paul Griffin
Jenny Han
Marthe Jocelyn
Janet Lee
Robert Lipsyte
Daniel Nayeri
George O'Connor
Lauren Oliver
Dave Roman
Mark Shulman

Not only will you get to meet these sixteen fantastic authors as they share their stories, insights and experiences but you will have access to a ton of free stuff: t-shirts (first 200 teens), Authors Unlimited swag, face painting, button-making, a prize wheel and more!

Doors open at 9:30am which allows you to get a great spot to watch the authors entrance on the red carpet! 

Are you just dying to know something specific about your favorite author?  Submit a question that just may get answered during the Author Panel Discussion.

Please note that you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the event.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Babysitting Course
Saturday, March 24, 10am-1pm, Grades 6-9
  This Saturday the East Islip Public Library will be hosting Getting Ready to Babysit.  Attend this class to learn the skills to become a great babysitter.  Topics covered include: child safety, developmental stages of children and how to plan activities that are age appropriate.  You will receive a certificate upon completion.  Please bring a snack.
Please note: this class costs $10 which must be presented in cash at the time of registration at the Reference Desk.

Friday, March 16, 2012

In honor of St. Patrick's Day we bring you rich tradition of Irish Folklore.  The following books draw their content from Irish myths.

Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
Thirteen-year-old Tom, an unhappy foster child in Liverpool, falls into a massive open grave and is transported to Ireland in 1847, where he finds himself in the midst of the deadly potato famine.
Thirteen-year-old Jamie is overjoyed when a bequest sends him and his mother to live on an Irish isladnd, where he and his newfound friend Ramsay travel back in time to help a young girl save her people from certain death.
Seventeen-year-old Laurel returns to her grandparents' home in Ireland, where she encounters "the roly-poly man," a cluricaun who sets Laurel on a quest to free her twin sister, thought to be dead, to live with her lover in the legendary world of Faerie.
Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.
On the day of an important music competition, talented by painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerieworld.
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na n'Og, the land of the faeries, and when he attempts to stop the leak, he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.
In the late twenty-first century, dramatic climate change has made life in Ireland almost impossible, and soon Tir na n'Og is faced with a refugee problem, partly because of a warlord who is a member of the Liddy family.

No matter the title, they are all sure to please.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Teen/Tween Programs

Sign up is underway for the following programs.  Register today so you don't miss out on the fun!

Tuesday, March 6, 7-8pm, Grades 7-12. 
Come prepared to share a review of a book you recently read with your fellow teens.  Snacks will be served.  One hour of community service will be awarded to each participating member.  New members always welcome!

Thursday, March 15, 4:30-5:30pm, Grades 5-12. 
Come celebrate National Potato Chip Day (3/14/12) with us.  We'll have a taste test of different potato chip brands and make some unique snacks using potato chips.  Please bring a cookie sheet.

Thursday, March 22, 7-8:30pm, Grades 5-12. 
Celebrate this exciting movie release at the Library.  We'll have our own games worthy of the Panem will you fare?  May the odds be ever in your favor!

Saturday, March 24, 10am-1pm, Grades 6-9, 
Fee: $10.00 (cash). 
Bring a snack and learn the skills to become a babysitter.  You will receive a certificate upon completion.  Register with your library card and exact change at the Reference Desk.