Fall Activities for Young Adults

Thursday, September 13 @ 7 pm
6TH GRADE STUDY AND RESEARCH SKILLS
Start off the school year with an introduction to library resources that will help with school assignments. Limited to sixth graders and their parents. Sign up September 4.

Thursday, September 20 @ 7pm
College Application Process Seminar
It is NEVER too early–or too late– to start thinking about college.  This workshop is for parents of any high school student in grade 9-12. Topics will include how to create a list of colleges that are a good fit, testing options, money matters, and trends and surprises in the college application process. Sign up September 4.

Saturday, September 29 @ 10 am
PRACTICE PSAT/SAT/ACT EXAM
C2 Education of Carle Place will be conducting free practice tests for high school students. Choose from the PSAT, SAT or ACT.  The tests can range from 3-4 hours depending on which test you register to take. Sign up September 4.

Thursday, September 27 @ 7pm
LIBRARY RESOURCES REVIEW CLASS
Sign up to learn about the services and resources the library has to offer. Learn how to use and access our databases, online catalog and online tutoring services in the library and from your home. Sign up September 4.

Tuesday, October 16 @ 7pm
LEARNING TO LEARN AND RETAIN IT ALL- A SEMINAR ON EFFECTIVE STUDYING AND TEST TAKING
This 60-minute interactive seminar will teach middle school and high school student the optimal ways to study for tests, retain the information in long-term memory and take the most effective class notes. Sign up October 8.

Thursday, October 18 @ 7pm
HALLOWEEN PAINT NIGHT
Paint on a canvas alongside your friends and create a Halloween themed work of art in just 90 minutes.  $2 materials fee. Sign up October 8.

Tuesday, October 23 @ 7pm
HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS CRAFT NIGHT
Create spooky and fun decorations to get in the Halloween spirit. Sign up October 8.

Thursday, October 25 @ 7pm
Halloween Cupcakes
Decorate delicious cupcakes to look like graveyards for Halloween. Sign up October 8.

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Summer 2018 events

SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT
Thursday, June 28, 7 PM
Ice Cream Sundae/Musical Movie Night
Summer is here at last! Cool off with an ice cream sundae bar and other snacks and watch a fun movie musical.   Sign up  June 11.

EVENING PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Registration for July programs begins Monday, June 25
Registration for August programs begins Monday, July 23

Tuesday, July 3 @ 7pm
Rock Art
Paint and design rocks that will light up the night.

Thursday, July 5 @ 7pm
Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Get the clues, find the objects, and solve the mystery. Search the library in teams during this fun scavenger hunt.

Tuesday, July 10 @ 7pm
T-Shirt Design Workshop
Turn a plain t-shirt into something unique and fun.

Thursday, July 12 @ 7pm
Rockin’ Guitar Clock Workshop
Create a decorative working clock to hang in your room. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, July 17 @ 7pm
Dream Catchers
Make a dreamcatcher to decorate your room or give as a gift.

Thursday, July 19 @ 7pm
Drum Cake
Make this drum cake using frosting, pretzel rods and marshmallows! $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, July 24 @ 7pm
The Yummy art of Henna
Learn about the history, tradition and preparation of henna and create your own designs using chocolate on cookies. The Henna design on your hand will last several days!

Thursday, July 26 @ 7pm
Chopped
Compete in teams to make super creative meals. Rounds consist of an appetizer and a dessert using mystery ingredients. Prizes will be given out to the chopped champions.

Tuesday, July 31 @ 7pm
Harry Potter Owl Pillow
Design a pillow to look like your favorite Harry Potter owl. 

Wednesday, August 1 @ 7pm
Harry Potter Escape Room Challenge
Team up with your friends, share clues and use your logic to see if you can ESCAPE! Bring your knowledge of all things Hogwarts.

Thursday, August 2 @ 7 pm
Harry Potter Shrinky Dinks
Create Harry Potter themed shrinky dink key chains.

Tuesday, August 7 @ 7pm
Brush Bot Battles
Turn a toothbrush into a robot! Create your BrushBot using simple tools and a tiny motor, and then take part in a BrushBot race!

Thursday, August 9 @ 7pm
Cupcake Wars
Teens will come up with an original theme and decorate cupcakes as a team.

Tuesday, August 14 @ 7pm
Pet Rocks
Adopt a rock from the Pet Rock Shop,    create a home and some clothes and take home your new pet!

Thursday, August 16 @ 7pm
Claymojis
Create the emoji of your choice using polymer clay. Charms will be made into a necklace or keychain. We will also have a fun clay contest!

Tuesday, August 21 @ 7pm
Locker Accessories
Make homemade locker accessories to decorate your school locker.

College Essay Brainstorming Workshop
Monday, August 6 @ 7pm
This workshop for high school students will discuss what colleges are looking for in college application essays.  Students will participate in some brainstorming exercises to fine tune their choice of essay topic and review strategies to use when writing their college essays. Sign up July 23.

Introduction to Coding
Mondays @ 7pm
High school students will introduce students in grades 6-10 to the Java  programming language. Students should bring a flash drive to store their files. The first session will be on    Monday, July 9th. Sign up June 25.

MORNINGS IN THE YA ROOM– NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY

Builders Club
Mondays @ 11 am
Drop by to play with the construction set of the week: Legos, Knex or marble run.

Video Game Afternoons
Tuesdays @ 11 am
Drop in and play your favorite games on the Xbox 360 or Wii U.

Virtual Reality Experience    
Wednesdays @ 11 amwebsite3
Try out our virtual reality glasses and travel to space, visit dinosaurs, or ride a rollercoaster.

Drop in Crafts
Thursdays @ 11am
Drop by the YA Room and make a fun craft.

Book Café
Fridays @ 11 am
Discuss your favorite books and discover some new ones.

May and June in the YA Room

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The awards ceremony will be held in the Community Room on Thursday, May 17 at 7pm
Meet the young photographers, see their work and find out who won. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 22 @ 7pm
Mindfulness and Meditation for mental clarity
Use meditation and breathing techniques to sharpen your mind before final exams. Sign up May 1.

Tuesday May 29 @ 7pm
Last Minute SAT tips
A representative from C2 Education will be here to give some last minute tips on scoring your best on the upcoming SAT.  Sign up May  14.

Thursday, May 31 @ 7pm
Teen and Young Adult Drug Awareness Program and Opioid Overdose Prevention Training
We invite teens 16 years and older to this informative presentation where they will hear from East Meadow young people who have successfully battled addiction.

At this program, you will learn the signs & symptoms of an overdose, where to get help, how to use a Narcan kit, and when the naloxone can help save a life. Sign up May 14.

 

MOVING UP DAY…TO THE YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENT
On THURSDAY, JUNE 21, after your moving up ceremony from Elementary School to Middle School, visit the Library because you are now a Young Adult.  Bring mom and dad to get your new adult library card. Explore the Young Adult Room, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and take a photo in our YA photobooth. This special day for new sixth graders is from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The theme of our Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock!”. Young adults entering grades 6-12 are invited to sign up starting June 12 in the YA Room. Participants will log their reading online and pick up prizes in person when they reach certain milestones. Pick up our summer activities booklet for our complete summer schedule.

Thursday, June 28 @ 7pm
Summer Reading Kick-Off Event
Join us for a music themed summer reading kick-off event.  Prizes and refreshments will be given out.  Sign up June 11.

January and February events

Tuesday, January 9 @ 7pm
Homemade Hand Carved Journals

Design a homemade journal to keep track of your new year’s dreams and wishes. Sign up January 2.

Thursday, January 11 @ 7pm
Lip Balms and Lotions Workshop

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a lip balm or body lotion? In this hands-on class, Aromatherapist Tara Penske will show you how to make them with natural ingredients. Sign up January 2.

Monday, January 15, 11-3
Virtual Reality Experience

Explore deep space, ride a roller coaster, or explore the inside of a brain, all without leaving the Young Adult Room. Drop in to try out our virtual reality glasses and escape real life for a bit. No registration necessary.

Thursday, January 18 @ 7pm
Mindful Meditation and Relaxation

Learn to relax and develop skills to cope with teen stress. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Sign up January 2.

Thursday, January 25 @ 7pm
John Green Book Discussion

Come and discuss John Green’s latest book Turtles All the Way Down, and discover new titles to read. Sign up January 2.

Tuesday, February 6 @ 7 pm
Blind Date with a Book

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Help other teens find their perfect match by selecting your favorite book, wrapping it up, and describing it with only a few words. Sign up starting February 1.

Tuesday, February 13 @ 7pm
Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Decorate delicious cupcakes to give to someone special, or eat them yourself! Sign up February 1.

Thursday, February 15 @ 7pm
Paint Night

Paint on glass alongside your friends and create a winter themed work of art in just 90 minutes. Sign up February 1. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, February 20 @ 7pm
3D Printing Workshop

Learn the basics of 3D design and see our new 3D printer in action! Sign up February 1.

Thursday, February 22 @ 7pm
Kahoot! Game Night

Gather round the smart board and play a few rounds of trivia using your smart phone. Sign up February 1.

Winter Break Gaming Days
Drop by for an afternoon of games. No registration.

Tuesday, February 20- Virtual Reality
Wednesday, February 21- XBOX
Thursday, February 22 – Wii
Friday, February 23 – Old Fashioned Board Games

November and December Events

Thursday, November 2 @ 7pm
MAGAZINE BEAD JEWELRY
Make magazine bead bracelets and learn about how this jewelry is helping kids go to school in Kenya.  The $2 donation will go to Reason2smile.org.   Sign up October 19.

Sunday, November 5, 1-3pm
PANCAKE BRUNCH Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board.
Start your day with homemade pancakes and fresh apple cider. We’ll be collecting a $2 donation and canned or packaged goods to be donated to Island Harvest Food Bank.  Open to all patrons; no registration necessary.

Tuesday, November 14 @ 7pm
HAND PAINTED THANKSGIVING PLATE
Create a beautiful hand painted plate with a holiday theme.
Sign up November 1.

Thursday, November 16 @ 7pm
APPLE PIE WORKSHOP
Learn how to make a homemade apple pie, just in time for the holidays. Students will learn how to make the dough and cut fresh apples for a yummy apple pie. There is a $2 materials fee.  Sign up November 1.

Homemade Holiday Gift Series

Thursday, December 7 @ 7pm
LARIAT NECKLACE
Design a unique necklace and make a homemade gift box to wrap it in. Sign up December 1.

Tuesday, December 12 @ 7pm
SNOWMAN PAINTED GLASS
Create a snowman themed candleholder using a wine glass and your imagination. Sign up December 1.

Thursday, December 14 @ 7pm
MINI FOOSBALL GAME CRAFT
Using a shoebox and other materials, make this fun game to play with your friends. Sign up December 1.

Tuesday, December 19 @ 7pm
BRACELET CUFF CRAFT
Using recycled materials, make a beautiful bracelet cuff. Sign up December 1.

Thursday, December 21 @ 7pm
SNOW GLOBE COOKIES
Make four delicious snow globe cookies using homemade fondant and a sugar glaze icing.  Sign up December 1.

Tuesday, December 26 @ 7pm
ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE
Team up with your friends, share clues and use your logic to see if you can ESCAPE! Sign up December 11.

Tuesday, December 26 & Thursday, December 28. 11 am- 3 pm
GAMING DAYS
Drop by the YA Room to play your favorite game on the Wii or XBox360 Kinect. No Registration.

Wednesday, December 27. 11 am-3 pm
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
Try out our virtual reality glasses and be transported to new worlds. No registration.

 

 

 

Fall Events for Young Adults

Thursday, September 7 @ 7 pm
TEXTBOOK COVER DESIGN
Bring your textbooks and we will wrap them together and design some fun covers.  Sign up September 1.

Tuesday, September 12 @ 7 pm
6TH GRADE STUDY AND RESEARCH SKILLS
Start off the school year with an introduction to library resources that will help with school assignments. Limited to sixth graders and their parents. Sign up September 1.

 Saturday, September 16 @ 10 am
PRACTICE PSAT/SAT/ACT EXAM
C2 Education of Carle Place will be conducting free practice tests for high school students. Choose from the PSAT, SAT or ACT.  The tests can range from 3-4 hours depending on which test you register to take. Sign up September 1.

 Tuesday, September 19 @ 7pm
LIBRARY RESOURCES REVIEW CLASS
Sign up to learn about the services and resources the library has to offer. Learn how to use and access our databases, online catalog and online tutoring services in the library and from your home. Sign up September 1.

Thursday, October 12 @ 7pm
ZOMBIE MAKEUP WORKSHOP
Turn yourself into a zombie in this hands-on workshop using latex, makeup and tissue paper.  Sign up October 2.

Tuesday, October 17 @ 7pm
HALLOWEEN LANTERNS
Using LED lights and jars and special paper, make a spooky light for your Halloween night. Sign up October 2.

Thursday, October 19 @ 7pm
GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD CAKE
Create a spooky graveyard scene on top of a 7” round Chocolate Cake! $2 Materials fee. Sign up October 2.

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7pm
GIANT SPIDER WEB DECORATION
Make a GIANT Spider and Web Decoration.   Using branches, yarn and, pine cones, make a huge spider web to scare your friends and family for Halloween. Sign up October 2.

Thursday, November 2 @ 7pm
MAGAZINE BEAD JEWELRY
Make magazine bead bracelets and learn about how this jewelry is helping kids go to school in Kenya.  The $2 donation will go to Reason2smile.org.   Sign up October 19.

Summer 2017

Summer is just about here and we’re so excited about our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the reading program starting June 12 and check out our summer events below.  We hope to see you in the YA Room!

 

SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT
Thursday, June 29, 7 PMbuildbetter

Put your construction hat on and join us for our summer reading kick-off event.  Work in teams and compete to build the best structure out of recycled materials.  Prizes and refreshments will be given out.  Sign up June 12.

Introduction to Coding
Mondays @ 7pm
High school students will introduce students in grades 6-10 to the Java programming language. Students should bring a flash drive to store their files. The first session will be on Monday, July 10th. Sign up June 29.

Monday, August 21
Solar Eclipse Viewing
Join us to witness the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight. Refreshments will be served. Time to be determined.

SEARCH FOR THE SUMMER MASCOTS
Search the library for our YA summer mascots, Hard Hat Harry and Super Builder Sally. They will be hidden somewhere different each week. Fill out a raffle ticket telling us where you found them and be entered into a weekly drawing.

AFTERNOONS IN THE YA ROOM– NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY

Builders Club
Mondays @ 1pm
Drop by to play with the construction set of the week: Legos, Knex or marble run.

Virtual Reality Experience
Tuesdays @ 2pm
Try out our Virtual Reality glasses and travel to space, visit dinosaurs, or ride a rollercoaster.

Video Game Afternoons
Wednesdays @ 1pm
Drop in and play your favorite games on the Xbox 360 or Wii U.

Drop in Crafts
Thursdays @ 11am
Drop by the YA Room and make a fun craft.

Book Café
Fridays @ 2pm
Discuss your favorite books and discover some new ones.

EVENING PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Registration for July programs begins Monday, June 26
Registration for August programs begins Monday, July 24

Thursday, July 6 @ 7pm
Pottery Workshop
Work on an Electric Wheel and learn how to “throw” air dry clay as you create a decorative bowl. $2 materials fee

Tuesday, July 11 @ 7pm
T-Shirt Design Workshop
Turn a plain t-shirt into something unique and fun. $2 materials fee.

Thursday, July 13 @ 7pm
Weaving with Natural Elements
Using yarn, shells, reeds, stalks and other exciting finds from nature, learn weaving and knotting techniques to create a beautiful nature-inspired art piece

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7pm
Marble Run Competition
Come build a marble run track that twists, turns, and spins marbles at incredible speeds!

Thursday, July 20 @ 7pm
Beach Hut Ginger Bread House
Create your own beach hut using gingerbread, royal icing and sugar glaze, fondant and candy. $2 Materials fee.

Tuesday, July 25 @ 7pm
Taco Earbud Holders
Make a super cute taco earbud holder to keep your headphones untangled.

Thursday, July 27 @ 7pm
Catapult Club
Build a catapult and storm the castle with marshmallows as ammunition. A fun program to learn about the psychics of parabolic ballistics.

Tuesday, August 1 @ 7pm
Book Charm Necklaces
Wear your favorite book around your neck. Make a cool necklace from your favorite book cover.

Thursday, August 3 @ 7pm
Adopt-Me Portraits
Paint a portrait of an adoptable shelter animal. Each picture will be donated to the local animal shelter, which will help to promote the animal’s adoption. $2 fee to be donated to shelter.

Tuesday, August 8 @ 7pm
Hand Painted Candle holders
Paint a glass votive to make a beautiful candle holder.

Thursday, August 10 @ 7pm
World Cake
Create the world on a cake using butter cream frosting, pastry bags and tips. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, August 15 @ 7pm
Locker Accessories
Make homemade locker accessories to decorate your school locker.

Thursday, August 17 @ 7pm
Escape Room Challenge
Team up with your friends, share clues and use your logic to see if you can ESCAPE! This escape room challenge will be great fun for all

May and June in the YA Room

Tuesday, May 16 @ 7pm
Homemade Wind Chimes

Use recycled materials to make artistic wind chimes. Sign up May 2.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The awards ceremony will be held in the Community Room on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm
Meet the young photographers, see their work and find out who won. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7pm
Spring Herb Garden

Decorate a flower pot and name tags to start your own herb garden. Sign up May 2.

 

Thursday, May 25 @ 7pm
Q-tip flower arrangement

Create a vase full of flowers using recycled materials to brighten up your room. Sign up May 2.

 

Thursday, June 8 @ 7pm
Meditation for mental clarity

Use meditation and breathing techniques to sharpen your mind before final exams. Sign up May 25.

 

MOVING UP DAY…TO THE YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENT
On THURSDAY, JUNE 22, after your moving up ceremony from Elementary School to Middle School, visit the Library because you are now a Young Adult. Bring mom and dad to get your new adult library card. Explore the Young Adult Room, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and take a photo in our YA photobooth. This special day for new sixth graders is from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The theme of our Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World”. Young adults entering grades 6-12 are invited to sign up starting June 12 in the YA Room. Participants will log their reading online and pick up prizes in person when they reach certain milestones. Pick up our summer activities booklet for our complete summer schedule.

Thursday, June 29 @ 7pm
Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

Put your construction hat on and join us for our summer reading kick-off event. Work in teams and compete to build the best structure out of recycled materials. Prizes and refreshments will be given out. Sign up June 12.

March and April in the YA Room

Saturday, March 4 @ 10am
PRACTICE PSAT/SAT/ACT EXAM
C2 Education of Carle Place will be conducting free practice tests for high school students. Choose from the PSAT, SAT or ACT.  The tests can range from 3-4 hours depending on which test you register to take. On Thursday, March 9 at 7pm, students and their parents can attend the Scores Back Seminar to get their results.  Sign up February 18.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST WEEK
This classic fairy tale is hitting the big screen and we are celebrating with some special programs.

Tuesday, March 14 @ 7pm 
Stained Glass Art
Create a stained glass piece of art inspired by the Beast’s castle.  Sign up March 1.

Thursday, March 16 @ 7pm
Beauty and the Beast Cookies
Using edible paint and markers, draw Lumiere, Cogsworth or your favorite characters on a giant, delicious cookie.  Sign up March 1.

Tuesday, March 21 @ 7pm
Initial Art
Design a personalized 3-D initial that expresses who you are! Sign up March 1.

Thursday, March 30 and Thursday, April 27 @ 7pm
Read and Share
Not sure what to read next? Want to share an awesome book you’ve read recently? Come discover new YA books and share your favorite books of 2017 so far.  No registration.

Tuesday, April 4 @ 7pm
Ribbon and Pearl Bracelet Craft
Using a needle and thread, ribbon, and pearls, make a hand-crafted bracelet.
Sign up March 21.

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7pm
Extreme Dot to Dot
Exercise your brain with these extreme connect the dot puzzles. The first one to figure it out wins a prize.  No registration.

Thursday, April 13 @ 7pm
Springtime Cake Decorating
Decorate a springtime cake in honor of our chicks about to hatch!  Sign up March 30. $2 fee

Tuesday, April 18 @ 7pm
Zombie Apocalypse Virtual Reality
Put on your VR goggles and enter a virtual world filled with hungry zombies. Can you survive?? Sign up April 4.

Thursday, April 20, 7pm
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH SCHOOL KICKLINE
Members of the East Meadow High School Kickline will be here to demonstrate and teach some of the basic kickline moves.  Kickline is a competitive team sport and involves high kicks, energetic dance routines and acrobatics.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Sign up April 6. Open to students in grades 4-8

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Young photographers ages 15-18 living in the East Meadow School District can pick up an application for our annual photography contest in the YA Room.  Applicants can submit up to two photographs in either color or black & white. Special prizes will be awarded for photographs depicting the theme “The East Meadow Community”. All photographs must be submitted to the Young Adult Department by Friday, April 21.  Prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm

January and February YA events

Tuesday, January 10 @ 7pm
Mandala Coloring Pages
Come color and see how relaxing it can be. It is believed that mandala coloring is an easy and effective way to meditate. No registration needed.

 

Monday, January 16, 12-2pm
Virtual Reality Experience
Explore deep space, ride a roller coaster, or explore the inside of a brain, all without leaving the Young Adult Room. Drop in to try out our virtual reality glasses and escape real life for a bit. No registration necessary.

 

Tuesday, January 19 @ 7pm
Yoga for the New Year,
Exercise your body and relax your mind with an introduction to Vinyasa yoga.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat. Sign up January 5.

 

Thursday, February 2, 7 pm
Blind Date with a Book, sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Help other teens find their perfect match by selecting your favorite book, wrapping it up, and describing it with only a few words. Sign up starting January 26.

 

Tuesday, February 14 @ 7pm
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Celebrate this dreaded holiday with anti-Valentine’s day snacks and activities. Don’t forget to wear black. Sign up February 1.

 

Thursday, February 16 @ 7pm
Heart Shaped Pizza
Make a personal pizza in the shape of a heart. Take home to bake and enjoy! Sign up February 1.

 

Tuesday, February 21 @ 7 pm
Marble Run
Come build a marble run track that twists, turns, and spins marbles at incredible speeds! Sign up February 1.

 

Thursday, February 23 @ 7 pm
Kahoot! Game Night
Gather round the smart board and play a few rounds of trivia using your smart phone. Sign up February 1.