September/October YA Events

As we get ready to return to school,  mark the dates for our upcoming events in YA. Our database refresher class will prepare you for a great school year. High school students can take a free practice SAT/ACT exam to prepare for the real thing, and parents and students are invited to our “Countdown to College” seminar to learn about the application and admissions process.

As always, we have fun crafts and food programs to get you in the mood for Halloween and the fun fall season.

Saturday, September 10 @ 10 am
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 Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm, students and their parents can attend the Scores Back Seminar to get their results.  Sign up August 29.

Tuesday, September 13 @ 7 pm
Bring your textbooks and we will wrap them together and design some fun covers.  Sign up September 1.

Tuesday, September 20 @ 7 pm
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 6.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7pm
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 6.

Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm
Turn a toothbrush into a Halloween robot! Create your BrushBot using simple tools and a tiny motor and decorate as a ghost or other scary creature for Halloween. Sign up October 4.

Thursday, October 20 @ 7pm
Barbara Becker, M.A., M.S.,NYS licensed high school guidance counselor and educator will spell out what courses to take (a lot of AP’s vs Honors vs regular level), and a myriad of other invaluable advice so you correctly schedule the many important steps to acceptance at your first-choice college. This process must start in ninth grade and follow through every year, including summers, until that acceptance letter arrives in your mailbox in twelfth grade. Sign up October 6.

Thursday, October 25 @ 7 pm
Zombie Cakes
Create a super creepy zombie cake good enough to eat. Sign up October 4.

Thursday, October 27 @ 7pm
Make a fun picture frame with googly eyes to display a Halloween picture. Sign up October 4.

2016 Summer Reading Program

Summer is here and it’s a great time to read!

Sign up for our Summer Reading Program starting June 13 in the YA Roomgetingame2

Starting June 27, log in here and tell us what you read. Collect prizes and win raffles throughout the summer. 

Check out the list of our fun summer activities below.

Summer 2016 YA Events


Spring events for Young Adults

Thursday, March 17, 7pm
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 March 3.

Tuesday, March 22, 7pm
Decorate cupcakes to honor your favorite superhero. Sign up March 8. There is a $2 materials fee.

Thursday, March 24, 7pm
Learn to make a 3-D image using strips of rolled colorful paper. Sign up March 8.

Tuesday, April 12, 7pm
Learn Broomstick lace stitch to create a bracelet. Sign up March 29. There is a $2 fee.

Tuesday, April 19, 7pm
YA BOOK DISCUSSION- We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Thirteen-year-old brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart and mean-girl Ashley must find common ground when, two years after Stewart’s mother died, his father moves in with his new girlfriend–Ashley’s mother. Sign up April 5.

Thursday, April 21, 7pm
Learn the secrets to become a highly desirable candidate. Discover the purpose of the essay and what admission officers are looking for. Recognize what not to do so you don’t waste valuable time. Presented by college essay expert Randy Levin. Sign up April 7.

Tuesday, April 26, 7pm
Make a plain t-shirt into something unique and fashionable. Sign up April 12. There is a $2 fee

Thursday, April 28, 7pm
Using pages from recycled books, create a unique piece of wall art. Sign up April 12.

Tuesday, May 24 @ 7pm
Hand paint rocks to designate the seedlings in your vegetable garden. Take home the seeds to start your garden. Sign up May 10.

Thursday, May 26 @ 7pm
Make lookalike sushi out of candy and other delicious treats. $2 materials fee. Sign up May 10.

On THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 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 make a bookmark. This special day for new sixth graders is from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.

January and February in the YA Room

Thursday, January 14 @ 7pm
Pom Pom Scarves
Make a fashion statement by creating a colorful pom-pom scarf. Sign up January 4.

Tuesday, January 19 @ 7pm
Dream Catchers and Journals
Dream catchers are believed to catch bad dreams and only allow good dreams to pass through.  Come make your own dream catcher and decorate a journal to write down the interesting dreams you do have. Sign up January 4.

Thursday, January 21 @ 7pm
Reduce Test Anxiety and Improve Test Taking Skills
Certified Hypnotist, Gloria Drewitz shares professional techniques to help students remain calm while preparing for and taking actual exams. Topics include: memory, concentration, self-discipline and comprehension. Sign up January 4.

Tuesday, February 16 @ 7pm
Conversation Hearts Cake
Make a wonderful 7 inch round cake with fondant shaped conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day. Sign up February 2. There is a $2 materials fee.

Thursday, February 18 @ 7pm
Chocolate Dachshund Craft
Using candy bars and chocolate make an adorable edible dog. Sign up February 2.

Tuesday, February 23 @ 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.

Thursday, February 25@ 7pm
YA Book Discussion: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Discuss this unique and exciting book before it hits the big screen this year. Sign up February 11.

Winter Programs for Young Adults

Saturday, November 7, 10:00-11:00 am
Harvest Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board.
Start your day with delicious pumpkin 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. For Teens and their families, no registration necessary.

Tuesday, November 17 @ 7pm
Pine Cone Centerpiece.
Paint and decorate pine cones to make a unique arrangement for a holiday table.  There is a $2 materials fee.  Sign up November 3.

Thursday, November 19 @ 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 3.

Homemade Holiday Gift Series

Tuesday, December 1 @ 7pm
Holiday Cookie Jar
Paint and decorate a mason jar and then fill it with all the ingredients you need to make delicious cookies.  There is a $2 materials fee.  Sign up November 23.

Thursday, December 3 @ 7pm
Snowman Family Portrait
Make a personalized snowman family portrait to represent your family. Sign up November 23.

Thursday, December 10 @ 7pm
Aromatherapy Neck Wrap
Make a microwaveable neckwrap that can soothe a stiff neck on a cold night. You will be learning the basics of using a sewing machine.  There is a $2 materials fee.  Sign up November 23.

Tuesday, December 15 @ 7pm
Pet Name Tags
Create a personalized metal pet name tag while learning basic metalsmithing and stamping skills. There is a $2 materials fee.  Sign up November 23.

Thursday, December 17 @ 7pm
Emoji Pillows
Express yourself by making 2 emoji style pillows to decorate your room. There is a $2 materials fee.  Sign up November 23.

Tuesday, December 22 @ 7 pm
Candy Cane Sleigh
Using Candy canes and other sweet treats, make a miniature sleigh that will make a cute present.
Sign up November 23.

Fall Events for Young Adults

Tuesday, September 8 @ 7 pm
Start off the school year with an introduction to library resources that will help with school assignments. Limited to sixth graders and their parents. Registration begins August 25.

Tuesday, September 15 @ 7pm
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. Registration begins September 1.

Thursday, September 17 @ 7 pm
You’ve read tons of books this summer, now it’s time to eat one! Using edible paints and markers, decorate a huge cookie to look like your favorite book. Sign up September 3.

Tuesday, October 13, 7pm
Haunt your house with a Halloween themed piñata. It will make a great decoration and will be filled with delicious treats!  Sign up September 29.

Thursday, October 15 @ 7 pm
Unlock the Secrets to the SAT and ACT Tests- What Every Student and Parent Needs to Know.
Nick LaPoma, CEO of Curvebreakers Test Prep, will be speaking about the SAT/ACT process. Nick will share all of his knowledge about test prep and admissions, and also field whatever questions you may have.  Students and parents are both encouraged to attend. Sign up October 1.

Thursday, October 22 @ 7 pm
Learn a new skill and create a full sized cake.  Really impress your friends or really scare them, whichever comes first. Sign up October 8.

Summer Events for Young Adults

Summer is here at last! Check out our summer events and activities in the YA Department
Registration for July programs begins June 23
Registration for August programs begins July 21

Tuesday, July 7 @ 7pm
Superhero Masks and Cuffs
Show off your Superhero side with these super accessories.

Thursday, July 9 @ 7pm
Interactive Lego Movie and Ice cream sundaes
Cool off with ice cream sundaes and an interactive showing of the Lego Movie. Mu-V Chat allows viewers to text to the screen as you watch the movie. Watch your funny and silly comments appear on screen as you laugh along with Lego Movie.

Tuesday, July 14 @ 7pm
Book Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs are adorable! Use an old book to make your very own Book Hedgehog.

Thursday, July 16 @ 7pm
Hip Hop Dance Class
Learn from an instructor some basic and more advance Hip Hop dance moves.  This will be a fun class!

Tuesday, July 21 @ 7pm
Turn a toothbrush into a robot! Create your BrushBot using simple tools and a tiny motor, and then take part in a BrushBot race!  $2 materials fee.

Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm
Superhero Cake
Create a double layer 7-inch superhero cake using fondant and colorful icing.  Everyone will go home with a full-size decorated cake. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, July 28 @ 7pm
Hand painted tea lights
Light up your summer night life with a hand painted glass tea light!  $2 materials fee.

Thursday, July 30 @ 7pm
The Yummy art of Henna
Learn about the history, tradition and preparation of henna and create your own designs using chocolate on cookies.

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7pm
Come play this old game with a very new twist!

Thursday, August 6 @ 7pm
Ransom Note Mystery Workshop
Use magnetic fingerprint dusting, ink analysis and handwriting analysis to solve a ransom note mystery.

Tuesday, August 11 @ 7pm
Jewelry craft
Wrap up the summer by creating a wrist wrap made of Batik cotter fabric, metal, and semi-precious stones. $2 materials fee.

Thursday, August 13 @ 7pm
Handmade Stuffed Pretzels
Working with pretzel dough, learn how to make pretzels stuffed with chocolate, nacho cheese and cinnamon sugar.  The flavor of the pretzels is hidden inside!  $2 materials fee.

Summer Reading Program


Young Adults entering grades 6-12, sign up now for the YA Summer Reading Program!  Register in person in the YA Room and start logging your books on June 29.


Upcoming YA programs

Open Play Gaming Day
Friday, January 2, 11-3pm

Stop by and play your favorite games on the Wii or Xbox

Yoga for the New Year, sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, January 15, 7 pm

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.

Drop in craft- Mantra Cup
Monday, January 19, 2-4pm

Design a travel cup with words to inspire you throughout the new year.
No registration necessary.

Book Speed Dating
Thursday, January 29, 7 pm

Try this fast and exciting way to discover new books. Participants will have only 3 minutes to get to know a new book before deciding if they want to know more. You may end up “falling in love” with some new books. Sign up January 19.

Blind Date with a Book, sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, February 5, 7 pm

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.

Board Game Day
Tuesday, February 17, 12-3pm

Stop by the YA Room for some board game fun.

Snowman Cupcakes
Thursday, February 19, 7 pm

Do you want to build a snowman… that is delicious to eat? Decorate delicious cupcakes to look like adorable snowmen. Sign up starting February 5. $2 materials fee.

Sign Language Club
Fridays @ 4 pm, starting March 6

High school students will teach the basics of American Sign Language to students in grades 6-8. The club will meet weekly on Friday afternoons at 4pm.

Tuesday, March 10
Shrinky Dink Stained Glass Windows

Create colorful and unique mini stained glass windows. Sign up March 2.

Thursday, March 19 @ 7 pm
Fashion Design Workshop

Get hands on training with a professional designer from the NYC fashion industry in this introductory fashion class. Whether you have an interest in fashion as a career or a hobby this class is perfect for any fashionable stylista! Sign up March 5.

Friday, April 10 @ 11-3pm
Video Game Day

Drop by the YA room to play your favorite games on the Wii and Xbox.

Tuesday, April 14 @ 7 pm
Felt Flower Barrettes with Hair Extensions

Create a cool accessory with basic sewing by hand. Sign up April 1.

Thursday, April 16 @ 7 pm
Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake

Make a delicious cake that looks like pasta, but tastes like cake! Sign up April 1. $2 materials fee.

Thursday, April 30 @ 7 pm
Quilting Basics

Learn the basics of quilting and make a simple coaster. Sign up April 16.

The 2015 Photography Contest for Young People, sponsored by the family of Eugene and Edie Dubno and the East Meadow Public Library, is here. Photographers, ages 15-18 living in the East Meadow School District, may submit one photograph for consideration. All photographs must be submitted directly to the Young Adult Department by Friday, April 17. Entry Forms can be picked up at the Library or the local high school art departments. Prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm.