Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Programs

Registration for our wonderful summer programs is underway.  All programs are open to teens going into grades 6-12.  You will need your library card to register for all programs whether in-person, online or by telephone.

Monday, July 8, 7-8:30pm, Fee: $7 CASH
Learn how to pedicure, decorate and care for your feet.  Everyone will get their own kit that includes: foot basin, emery board, pumice block, orangewood stick, nail polish and nail decorations.  There is a $7 kit fee to be paid in cash the night of the program. 

Monday, July 15, Wednesday, July 17, Monday, July 22, Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25, 5-6:30pm
Calling all actors!  Attend these dramatic workshops and learn the art of improvisation, hone your acting skills, perfect your deliverance of monologues and even work on a bit of writing.  Student actors will critique their videotaped performances on the last session, promoting their directing talents as well!

Tuesday, July 16, 3-4pm
Learn  how to make a braided bracelet, sure to complement any wardrobe!

Thursday, July 18, 7-8:15pm
Learn  how to make pretzels and stuff them with chocolate, nacho cheese or cinnamon sugar.  The flavor of the pretzels are hidden inside!

Tuesday, July 23, 3:30-4:30pm
We'll provide you with the supplies to decorate a light strand to hang in your room.  Please bring 3 "AA" size batteries.

Thursday, July 25, 7-7:45pm
Even through the bugs and worms, you'll want to dig beneath the surface of this dirt cake!

Monday, July 29, 3-4pm
Get the answers to your future with this easy to make version of the classic Magic 8 Ball.

Monday, July 29, 7-8pm
Design your own sun catcher using mosaic glass pieces.  Set the finished sun catcher in a sunny window sill and enjoy the colorful show.

Tuesday, July 30, 8:45-10:45pm
DThe Library will be closed to the public, but open to you!  Join us after hours where we will test your agility and enjoy some food!
You must register in person for this program.

Thursday, August 1, 7-8pm
We dare you to attend this disgusting program!  Learn gross facts about the body and participate in some gross activities using your five senses.  Are you up to the challenge?  Warning!: this program is not for the weak of stomach!

Tuesday, August 6, 7:30-8:30pm
Ever watch NBC's Minute to Win It and think, "I can do better than that"?  Come down to the Library and challenge your friends, have a great time and prove once and for all that you can do better than the person on TV!

Wednesday, August 7, 7-8:30pm
Join us for a beginner watercolor class where you will learn how to capture a turtle beneath the sea.  You will complete a project to take home.  This program involves materials that could get on clothing so please dress appropriately.


Thursday, August 8, 7-8pm
Just as much is going on beneath your feet as is going on above ground.  Learn about and meet some of the animals that live under the leaf litter, in holes and burrows, and beneath rocks and logs.

To sign up today for these great programs, click on any of the program names or call the Reference Desk, 581-9200 x5.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Beneath the Surface

East Islip Public Library
2013 YA Summer Reading Club

Registration for our YA Summer Reading Club, for teens going into grade 7-12, begins today.

After reading one book (or two graphic novels) of your choice this summer, write down a thoughtful comment about the book on a Reporting Card; required summer reading for school counts!  Then, just give the card to any librarian at the Adult Reference Desk.  For every Reporting Card you hand in, you will receive a raffle ticket that you can put towards your prize of choice:
Manga Drawing Kit: Manga drawing books, sketch pad and drawing pens

Baking Bowl: cookie cutters, spatulas, mixing bowl and cookie decorating book

Beneath the Surface Book Bundle: Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King, Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork and Other Normals by Ned Vizzini 

Daniel X Series Book Bundle: Dangerous Days of Daniel X, Watch the Skies, Demons & Druids, Game Over and Armageddon by James Patterson

In Trouble Book Bundle: How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman, Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott and  Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones

 Mystery Book Bundle: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, signed copy of Who Done It by Jon Scieszka and What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Wake Trilogy Book Bundle: Wake, Fade and Gone by Lisa McMann

Movie Basket: candy, popcorn and movie theater gift card

Hobbit Book and Movie Basket: Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Hobbit DVD, popcorn and candy in a popcorn container

Life of Pi Book and Movie Basket: Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Life of Pi DVD, popcorn and candy in a popcorn container

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book and Movie Basket: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower DVD, popcorn and candy in a popcorn container

Game Night: Apples to Apples, Pass the Pigs and Zombie Dice

Grand Prize: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

And don't worry about entering for our grand prize, an Amazon Kindle Fire HD.  For every five (5) books you read, a raffle ticket with your name will automatically be entered in the drawing.

How easy is that?  The more books you read, the more tickets you get.  Plus, you get one free raffle ticket just for signing up! 

Stop by the Reference Desk and sign up today!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Are you entering grade 7-12 in September?  Are you joining National Honor Society or Junior National Honor Society in the fall?  Are you going to be receiving Confirmation?  Do you want to beef up your college applications?  Do you like to give back?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you should volunteer at the Library!  Don't wait until the last minute next year; any hours you earn over the summer are recorded and can be applied to any future endeavors.  So sign up now to be a summer volunteer while there is still time! 

We need volunteers for:

  • Various Craft Programs: Those entering grades 7-12 can register to help in the Children's Room for one to two hours at a time throughout the summer.  Total hours will be approximately 4-6 hours for the summer.
  • Babysitting Services: Those entering grades 7-12 can register to provide babysitting services during adult and children library programs.  A character reference must be provided for consideration.
  • Summer Reading Club Listeners: Those who are 14-years-old and older can  work a schedule of approximately two hours per week throughout the summer, listening to children report on what they have read.   
So stop by the Library and register for our great summer volunteer opportunities today!