Programs and Workshops

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

Teen Summer Reading Club: Libraries Rock! 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 11.  Come in to register and receive a packet of instructions.

Young Adult Photography Contest. Submission deadline: Thursday, July 26, by 9pm. Join our 10th Annual Amateur YA Photo Contest. See the Adult Reference Desk for entry form and details. For those going into grades 7-12.

Summer Programs:
Registration for all programs is currently underway:

Acting Workshop  EIY718
Monday, July 9, Wednesday, July 11, Monday, July 16, Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 5-6:30pm, Entering 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.


Tuesday, July 10, 7-8pm, Entering grades 6-12
You can share your favorite brands by decorating a mini zip canvas pouch with iconic logos including Instagram, Snapchat, Mickey Mouse and more. Glitter paints make these logos stand out!


Animal Show  EIY759
Thursday, July 12, 7-8pm, Entering grades 6-12
Lizards and toads and rabbits, oh my!  Come to the library to see and learn about common, and not so common, pets up close.

Friday, July 13, 5:45-7:45pm, Entering grades 6-12
The library will be close 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 parent or legal guardian signed permission slip when you sign up for this program at the Reference Desk.

Coding EIY732
Monday, July 16, 6:30-8:30pm, Entering grades 6-12
This program will introduce you to the basics of programming using Microsoft Touch Develop. With it you will create a simple video game, modify existing code and work with basic JavaScript. No previous experience is required. 

Monday, July 23, 7-8pm, Entering grades 6-12
Try s'mores in a whole new light. Roll them up, dip with chopsticks into chocolate syrup and enjoy!


Ewok Pillow EIY763
Thursday, July 26, 7-8pm, Entering grades 6-12
Have a blast creating a no-sew Star Wars inspired Ewok pillow.  The best part? It's like having two pillows in one; each side features a different Ewok!

Monday, July 30, 7-8pm, Entering grades 6-12
Decorate the first letter of your name however you see fit. We will provide all materials, and even a little inspiration! Must register by Friday, July 13. 

Rainbow Wreath EIY771
Wednesday, August 1, 7-8:30pm, Entering grades 6-12
Come to the library to learn how to make this beautiful multi-colored accent piece. Everyone will go home with a completed rainbow wreath.

Monday, August 6, 7-8:30pm, Entering grades 6-12
At this beginner watercolor class you will learn basic techniques to be applied to a watercolor beach scene. 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. 

Music Note Pretzel EIY762
Wednesday, August 8, 7-8pm, Entering grades 6-12
Combine ingredients to create the pretzel dough, form into a music note or two and take home to bake.

Thursday, August 9, 7-7:45pm, Entering grades 6-12
Do you know the difference between a bivalve and a gastropod? Become a "conchologist" and investigate an array of shells with the Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor. Design a beach-inspired wind chime of shells to hang in the breeze!