Programs and Workshops

Young Adult Program Registration
You will need your library card to register for all programs.

Registration for the following programs is currently ongoing:

Monday, June 26, 7-8:30pm, Grades 6 and up
Enter the action-packed arena of Super Mario Bros. or the race track of Mario Kart to pit famous Nintendo characters like Mario and Link against each other.  Plat with friends as you vie for the throne!

Monday, June 26 (6-9pm), Tuesday, June 27 (6-9pm) & Wednesday, June 28 (7-9pm), Ages 10+, Fee: $40 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 persona 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 heart of summer; the license earned in this class 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.

Summer Programs -summer program registration will be split into two sessions: July and August.  Registration for July programs begins June 1; registration for August programs begins July 1.  For more program details, click on the name of each program, or pick up a Summer Programs Brochure starting June 1:

Monday, July 10, Wednesday, July 12, Monday, July 17, Wednesday, July 19 & Thursday, July 20, 5-6:30pm, Grades 6-12
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.

Monday, July 10, 7-8pm, Grades 6-12
Discussion will focus on how to make homemade doughnuts and recipes will be provided.  Then, decorate four doughnuts with your choice of glazes, toppings and flavorings.

Wednesday, July 12, 7-8pm, Grades 6-12
Blow things up! Levitate items! Explore vile foamy liquids! In this program you'll learn about dry ice (CO2)and other super cold materials. 


Thursday, July 13, 7-8pm, Grades 6-12
Draw a racetrack and program a robot's route using magic markers.  Create your own code using a computer, download it and see how your robot responds!

Library Lock-In  EIY773
Friday, July 14, 5:45-7:45pm, Grades 6-12, EIPL cardholders only
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.

Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30pm, Grades 6-12
Learn how to program using Scratch to develop a video game based on the concept of Pacman.  When finished, you will have a project you can share with others through the website.  REQUIREMENTS: patron must have an email address.

All Natural Lip Balm  EIY730 
Monday, July 24, 6:30-7:30pm, Grades 6-12
Learn how to make homemade lip balm using organic coconut oil, natural beeswax, essential oils, vitamin E and more.

Wednesday, July 26, 7-8:30pm, Grades 6-12
Come to the library for a beginner watercolor class.  You will learn basic techniques to be applied to a red sailboat on the ocean painting. You will complete the 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.

Text Message Pillow  EIY737
Thursday, August 3, 7-8pm, Grades 6-12
Have a blast as you think up and create fun text messages to share on a no-sew pillow.  Felt, glue, fiber fill stuffing and dimensional paint add up to a whole lot of fun!

Tuesday, August 8, 7-8:30pm, Grades 6-12
You will receive a 7-inch round cake on which you may build your own world using butter cream frosting and pastry bags.  In addition to decorating your own cake you will learn decorating tips and tricks. 

3D Printing Lab  EIY740
Thursday, August 10, 6:30-8:30pm, Grades 6-12
Make a design and 3D print it!  In the first part of this program you will learn about Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications and the future of 3D printing.  You will then apply this new knowledge to creating your own 3D printable file using TinkerCad.  The library will print the projects and teens will be able to pick them up the following week.

Thursday, August 10, 7-8pm, Grades 6-12
Build your own mini terrarium in a glass globe planter using soil, small stones and succulent plants.

Teen Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World!  If you love to read then you don't want to miss our summer reading club for teens going into grades 7-12, plus there are prizes to be won!  Registration begins Monday, June 12.  Come in to register and receive a packet of instructions.
Young Adult Photography Contest. Submission deadline: Thursday, July 27, by 9pm.  Join our 9th Annual Amateur YA Photography Contest.  Click here for entry form and details.  For those going into grades 7-12.