Saturday, June 27, 2015

We're having our first 
Comic Con!!!

Saturday, August 1, 10am-3pm, 
all ages

The entire family is invited to attend programs and events throughout the library.  All are encouraged to wear their favorite costume. There will be snacks, giveaways, raffles, debates (Your Favorite Dr. Who OR Marvel vs. DC), crafts, a photo booth, prize drawings, a short film festival, a scavenger hunt, and a costume contest (last chance to enter 1:15pm, judging at 1:30pm).  We'll even have a visit from the Star Wars Storm Troopers of the 501st Legion's Empire City Garrison and other surprises!  Though there is no registration necessary for the day, there are several programs for which you must register starting July 1st.  Only programs with a program code require registration:

Scavenger Hunt, 10am-2pm, ages 10-15
Visit the MakerSpace and enter to win a 3D printed item
Visit the photo booth and enter to win a poster of yourself
Visit the book sale and get a deal on Sci-Fi & Fantasy books
 Visit the upper level and view our memorabilia display
Have a snack in the Conference Room, 11am-1:30pm, all ages
Borrow a graphic novel from one of the displays throughout the main level
Super Hero Film Festival, 10-11am, all ages
Learn the Basics of Cosplay, 10-11am, all ages
Create a Drop-In Craft, 10am-12:15pm & 1-1:30pm, up to grades 6
Join the Debate: Marvel vs. DC, 11am-12pm
Superhero Drawing EIJ570, 11-11:45am, entering grades 3-6
POW! History of Superhero Movies, 12-1pm, all ages
Anime & Manga Drawing EIY772, 12-1pm, entering grade 7 and older
Superhero Bingo EIJ563, 12:30-1pm, entering grades 1-2
Who's Your Favorite Dr. Who?, 1-1:30pm, all ages
Costume Contest / Door Prizes, 1:15-1:50pm, all ages
Minecraft Contest EIJ560, 2-2:30pm OR 2:30-3pm, entering grades 3-6
Wii Tournament: Super Smash Bros. EIY774, 2-3pm, entering grades 7 and older

Make sure you sign up for those awesome programs and check on the Facebook page to get more details as they're added!

And for those of you who may not be interested in attending, we'll need a ton of help to make sure that day runs smoothly; sign up starting July 1st to earn volunteer hours.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New York Safe Boating Class
Tuesday, June 30, 6-9pm
Wednesday, July 1, 6-9pm
Thursday, July 2, 7-9pm

Ages: 10+
Fee: $50 cash for all ages

New York State law requires that anyone born on or after May 1, 1996 must obtain a boating license.  Additionally, all persons operating  personal watercraft (Jet Skis) must have a boating certificate and be at least 14-years-old.  So, take this class just in time before the busy summer months; the license earned in this class is good for both boats and Jet Skis and will last for a lifetime.  

You must attend all three classes to obtain a certificate.

Register, with your library card and exact change, at the Reference Desk.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer Programs @ EIPL

Registration for Summer Programs @ EIPL starts today!

Each teen that attends a summer program will receive a lottery ticket for the chance to win some great prizes.  There is no limit to how many tickets, or prizes, you can win!

Vibrobots   EIY770         
Entering grades 6-12
Monday, July 13, 7-8pm
What can you make out of a cup, pens, a vibrating motor and a bit of cleverness?  Your own artistic vibrobot!  Learn about circuits, build your own robot and use it to produce a piece of robot art.

Entering grades 6-12
Tuesday, July 14, 7-8pm
Work with fondant to create superhero themed cupcakes.  Each teen will take home three fully decorated cupcakes.

Donut Shaped Message Board   EIY757          
Entering grades 6-12
Wednesday, July 15, 7-8pm
Make this fun donut shaped message board that can hold your favorite photos and cards. 

Library Lock-In   EIY773   Entering grades 6-12   
Friday, July 17, 5:45-7:45pm
The Library will be closed to the public, but open to you!  Join us after hours where we will enjoy games and food!  This program is not suitable for those with food allergies. Please note: you must hand in a signed permission slip when you sign up for this program at the Reference Desk.

Acting Workshop   EIY718         
Entering grades 6-12
Monday, July 20, Wednesday, July 22, Monday, July 27, Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30, 5-6:30pm
Calling all actors!  Attend these dramatic workshops to learn the art of improvisation, hone your acting skills, perfect your monologue delivery, and even share your ability to write.  Student actors will critique their videotaped performances on the last session, promoting their directing talents as well!  This program is sponsored by the Bohlsen Foundation. 
Please note: videotaped performances are posted to the library's YouTube channel.  If you do not wish for your child to be included in this footage, please sign a waiver at the Reference Desk. 

 Entering grades 6-12
Monday, July 20, 7-8pm
Pop into science! Not only will you explore the flexible properties of bubble gum, you'll learn how to make your very own.

Jewelry Workshop   EIY771          
Entering grades 6-12
Thursday, July 24, 7-8pm
Learn how to create a braided wish bracelet with bead accents.  Make a wish when fastening then as the bracelet wears, the beads fall out and your wish comes true!

Entering grades 6-12          Fee: $5 CASH
Tuesday, July 28, 6-8:30pm
Learn how to pedicure, decorate and care for your feet. Everyone will get their own pedicure kit that includes: foot basin, emery board, pumice block, orangewood stick, nail polish and nail decorations. Please note: there is a $5 kit fee to be pain in cash when you register for the program at the Reference Desk.

Watercolor Workshop   EIY736          
Entering grades 6-12       
Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30pm
Come to the Library for a beginner watercolor class where, using painter's tape, you will paint your own birch tree design. You will complete a project to take home.  This program involves materials that could get on clothing so please dress appropriately. This program is sponsored by the John A. Rodger, Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.

First Annual East Islip Public Library Comic Con
Saturday, August 1, 10am-3pm       All ages
All ages are invited to attend programs and events throughout the library.  There will be prizes, raffles, crafts, a short film-festival, debates, snacks, photo booth, costume contest and more!  We'll even have a visit from the 501st Legion's Empire City Garrison!  Though there is no registration necessary for the day, there are several programs for which you must register starting July 1st:
Superhero Drawing Class  EIJ570 
11-11:45am, entering grades 3-6
Anime & Manga Drawing Class  EIY772, 
12-1pm, entering grades 7+
Minecraft Contest  EIJ560
2-2:30pm; 2:30-3pm, entering grades 3-6
Wii Tournament: Super Smash Bros.  EIY774, 
2-3pm, entering grades 7+

Science Hero: Sir Isaac Newton   EIY759          
Entering grades 6-12         
Monday, August 3, 7-8pm
Learn about Newton's life and discoveries through stories and hands on experiments. Find out what happens in a car crash, fly a balloon rocket and much more.

Entering grades 6-12
Thursday, August 6, 7-8pm
Create this delectable treat right in the library. First, you will make the homemade waffles used in this sandwich. While you enjoy your snack, you will get to see how to make ice cream at home.
Silly Putty   EIY762          
Entering grades 6-12         
Monday, August 10, 7-8pm
The Science Wizard will teach you the properties of rubber and slime and show you how to make a rubber ball that you can take home.  

Sharpie Tie Dye   EIY761          
Entering grades 6-12         Fee: $5 CASH
Tuesday, August 11, 7-8pm
Learn how to use Sharpie markers to create a tie dye pattern on a t-shirt. All materials will be provided.  Please note: there is a $5 program fee to be paid in cash, when you register for the program at the Reference Desk.