Summer Events for Young Adults

Friday, July 22 @ 3 PM

Video Games in the YA Room

Let’s meet in the YA room and play video games on the big screen. No Registration.

Thursday, July 28 @ 7 PM

Shark Fin Cake Pops            

Join the Baking Coach and learn how to make cake pops that look like shark fins.

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 14.

Friday, July 29 @ 3 PM

Drop in Craft

Drop by the YA Room for a fun craft. It will be a surprise!   No registration.

Tuesday, August 2 @ 7 PM

DIY Infinity Cube

Infinity Cubes make awesome fidgets! Let’s make our own!

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 19.

Thursday, August 4 @ 7 PM

Tie Dye Shells

Let’s transform plain beach shells with a stunning mix of colors. 

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 21.

Friday, August 5 @ 3 PM

Book Cafe

Come in out of the heat and share your favorite summer reads with other teens. Hopefully you will find your next read! No registration.

Tuesday, August 9 @ 7 PM

Sunrise Painted Picture Frame

Join Doris Benter to make sunrise wooden picture frame inspired by the Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Mixed media including sand, shells, paint and gems decorate this frame.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 19.

Thursday, August 11 @ 7 PM

Sea Creature Cookies with the Baking Coach

Create a whale, seahorse and octopus cookie using sugar glaze and assorted candy. 

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 28.

Friday, August 12 @ 3 PM

Friendship Bracelets

Join us for an afternoon of tying your favorite knots to make friendship bracelets. Give one to a friend or keep for yourself.  No registration.

Tuesday, August 16 @ 7 PM

Locker Mirrors

Decorate a locker mirror just in time for school.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 2.

Wednesday August 17 @ 3 PM

College Essay Workshop- Incoming 12th Graders

Start or refine your college application essay with your peers. This informal session is open to only those starting 12th grade in September. Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 3.

Thursday, August 18 @ 1-4 PM

End of Summer Event: Sea Creature Touch Tanks

Marine educators from Cornel Cooperative Extension will be here with touch tanks full of live sea stars,

shellfish, crabs, snails and fish. Learn about sea creatures in a hands-on way! Pick one half hour session. Please register as a family.

May/June YA Programs

Tuesday, May 24 @ 7 PM

Sand Art Garden-

Using sand, pebbles, and succulents, create a mini garden for a sunny window.
Registration begins May 10

Thursday, June 9 @ 7 PM

Felt Flower Bouquet

Using colorful felt pieces, create beautiful flowers that will cheer up your space. For students in grades 6-12. Registration begins May 28

Tuesday, June 14 @ 7 PM

Beaded Lizard Keychain

Do you know what your dad wants for Father’s Day? We got your covered! Come make a key chain for your favorite guy that will remind him of the crafts you used to make him when you were little, only this one is way cooler!  For students in grades 6-12. Registration begins May 31.

Friday, June 17 @ 7 PM

YA Book Discussion- Family of Liars

Kick off your summer with a fun read. Join us for a book discussion of the book Family of Liars by

E. Lockhart. We will be comparing this prequel to the well-loved book We Were Liars. Books will be available to pick up in the Young Adult Room. For students in grades 6-12.

Registration begins June 3.

Saturday, June 18 @ 2 PM

YA Art Club

Calling all artists!  Join us to help make props, backdrops, and decorations for upcoming library programs.  For students in grades 6-12. Registration begins June 4.

Tuesday, June 21 @ 7 PM

Summer Bucket List

Come brainstorm a bucket list of summer adventures you would like to complete this summer. Create a decorative door hanger with your list to remind you every time you leave the room. For students in grades 6-12. Registration begins June 7.

Thursday, June 23 @ 2PM-8PM

Moving Up Day to the Young Adult Room

Calling all new 5th grade graduates! You are now young adults!

Stop by the YA Room between 2 and 8 PM and take part in some activities to get you acclimated to your new space in the library. Sign up for the YA summer reading program while you are here!

No registration required.

March/April events for young adults

Friday, March 4 @ 3 PM
YA Book Discussion- Instructions for Dancing – Grades 6-12

Join us for a discussion of the book, Instructions for Dancing by the popular author Nicola Yoon. Books will be available to pick up in the Young Adult Room. For students in grades 6-12.
Registration will begin on Friday, February 18.

Tuesday, March 8 @ 7 PM
Mardi Gras Masks – Grades 6-12

Come decorate a funky mask in honor of the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 22.

Tuesday, March 15 @ 7 PM
How to Craft a Smart College List: A Workshop for All High Students AND Their Parents

College application coach and President of Crimson Coaching™, Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) will counsel students and parents on how to use a variety of free online resources to come up with a college list that’s realistic – academically and financially. Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 1.
This program will take place on ZOOM.

Thursday, March 17 @ 7 PM
Perler Bead Rainbows – Grades 6-12

Let’s make rainbows to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You might even find the pot of gold at the end.
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 3.

Saturday, March 19 @ 2 PM
YA Art Club- Grades 6-12

Calling all artists! Join us to help make props, backdrops, and decorations for upcoming library programs.
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 5.

Tuesday, March 22 @ 7 PM
Community Service: Support an Animal Shelter- Grades 6-12

Bring a donation of newspaper, old towels, or pet food. We will make placemats for animals in shelters.
Registration will begin on March 8.

Thursday, March 31 @ 7 PM
Practical Jokers – Grades 6-12

In honor of April Fool’s Day come share your favorite jokes and pranks and learn a few new ones to be ready for the 1st day of April.
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 17.

Thursday, April 7
Tiny Art Show – Grades 6-12

Display your artistic talents in our Tiny Art Show! Register starting April 7 to receive a mini artist kit. Once you have finished your masterpiece, return it to the Library by Saturday, April 23 to be part of the exhibit! Registration will begin on Thursday, April 7.

Friday, April 8 @ 3 PM
YA Book Discussion- The Firekeeper’s Daughter- Grades 6-12

Join us for a discussion of the book, The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Books will be available to pick up in the Young Adult Room. For students in grades 6-12.
Registration will begin on March 25.

Tuesday, April 12 @ 7 PM
Community Service: Painted Rock Garden – Grades 6-12

Come paint rocks with us to be placed in our new garden area.
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 29.

Saturday, April 16 @ 2 PM
YA Art Club- Grades 6-12
Calling all artists! Join us to help make props, backdrops, and decorations for upcoming library programs. Registration will begin on Saturday, April 2.

Thursday, April 21 @ 7 PM
Marshmallow Peeps Craft- Grades 6-12

Using delicious and adorable chicks and bunnies, make a cute and colorful spring scene. Registration will begin on Thursday, April 7.

Tuesday, April 26 @ 7 PM
Doodling Pass-A-Long Game- Grades 6-12
Each participant will get 3 min to start a doodle. At the end of the 3 minutes, pass your work to the next person to continue the art. See what you can make as a group!
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 12.

January/February events for Young Adults

Friday, January 7 @ 3:30 PM

YA Book Discussion- One of Us is Lying-Grades 6-1

Join us for a discussion of the popular book and show One of Us is Lying. Books will be available to pick up in the Young Adult Room. For young adults in grades 6-12 Registration will begin on Friday, December 24.  

Tuesday, January 11 @ 7 PM

Community Service: Learn how to run a food drive.

Earn 2 hours of community service for attending the program. Earn additional hours for collecting bags of food for the food pantry. Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 28.

Thursday, January 13 @ 7 PM

Intro to American Sign Language- Grades 4-8

Learn the basics of ASL in this fun and informative class.

Registration will begin on Thursday, December 30.

Saturday, January 15 @ 2:30 PM

YA Art Club- Grades 6-12

Calling all artists! Join us to help make props, backdrops, and decorations for upcoming library programs.  For students in grades 6-12.

Registration will begin on Saturday, January 1.

Thursday, January 20 @ 7 PM

3D Doodle Art- Grades 6-12

See what you can create with a 3D printing pen!

For teens in grades 6-12.

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 6.

Tuesday, January 25 @ 7 PM

Paint Chip Calendar- Grades 6-12

Join us to create a bright and colorful calendar to remember all of your important dates!

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 11.

Thursday, January 27 @ 7 PM

No-Sew Llama Cup Cozy- Grades 6-12

Join us to make an adorable cup cozy to keep your hand from burning on your hot cup. No sewing involved! 

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 13.

Tuesday, February 8 @ 7 PM

Community Service: Painted Planters

Join us to decorate and create planter to be delivered to nursing homes in the community. 2 hours of community service will be awarded. Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 25.

Thursday February 10 @ 7 PM

Love Monster Cupcakes- Grades 6-12

The Baking Coach will be here to teach us how to make cute and delicious “love monster” cupcakes.

For young adults in grades 6-12.

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 27.

Friday, February 11 @ 3:30

YA Book Discussion- The Inheritance Games

Join us to discuss the popular thriller The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Books are available to pick up in the YA Room.

Registration will begin on Friday, January 28.

Thursday, February 17 @ 7 PM

Intro to American Sign Language- Grades 4-8

Learn the basics of ASL in this fun and informative class.

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 3.

Tuesday, February 22 @ 7 PM

3D Doodle Art- Grade 6-12

See what you can make with a 3D pen!

For grades 6-12.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 8.

Friday, February 25 @ 2:30 PM

YA Art Club- Grades 6-12

Calling all artists! Join us to help make props, backdrops, and decorations for upcoming library programs.  For students in grades 6-12.

Registration will begin on February 11.

December Programs for Young Adults

Thursday December 2 @ 7 PM
Snowman Family Portraits- Grades 6-12
Create a snowy portrait of your family using mixed materials.
Registration will begin on Friday, November 19.

Tuesday December 7 @ 7 PM
3D Snowflakes- Grade 6-12
Learn how to make 3D snowflakes to decorate for the winter. Participants can earn 2 hours of community service for attending the program and making snowflakes to help decorate the YA Room. Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 23

Monday December 13 @ 7 PM
Snowman Painted Plate- Grades 6-12
Join us to paint a plate with an original winter scene. Registration will begin on Monday, November 29.

Tuesday December 21 @ 7 PM
Candy Cane Sled -Grades 6-12
Learn how to make a miniature sled using candy canes and other wrapped candy. Makes an adorable holiday gift! Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 7.

Tuesday December 28 @ 11 AM
Virtual Paint Event- All ages
It’s cold out! Let’s stay home and paint! Join us on Zoom for a virtual paint event. Instructors from Key to My Art will teach us how to paint a fun winter scene. You will need white paper or a canvas, paints in various colors, and a paintbrush. For all ages. You will receive the Zoom link on the morning of the program. Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 14.

Fall Programs for Young Adults

Jackbox Games for Teens
Thursday, September 23 @ 7 PM
Join us on Zoom and we will play Jackbox games. You will need a second device such a smartphone or tablet to play. For grades 6-12

No Sew Shark Pillow
Thursday, September 30 @ 7 PM
Doris Benter will lead us through a step by step project to create a shark themed pillow using felt shapes, mini gems, glue and paint.  Don’t forget the shark teeth!  This program will take place on Zoom. Materials can be picked up at the library.

Painted Halloween Light Box – Take and Make Craft
Registration begins October 3
Pick up your materials at the library and make a cool Halloween decoration. Register at eastmeadow.info

Teen Read and Share
Tuesday, October 12 @ 7 PM
Join us on Zoom and we will discuss what we have been reading and get some new book suggestions.

Halloween Pop Up Card
Tuesday, October 26 @ 7 PM
Join Doris Benter on Zoom and she will teach us to make a Halloween pop up card.
You will need paper, a pencil, and color pencils or markers, glue and 1 sheet of construction paper.

Spiderweb Cookies
Thursday, October 28 @ 7 PM
Join the Baking Coach on Zoom and she will show us how to make spooky spiderweb cookies.  Kits will be available to pick up at the library.

Rock Scavenger Hunt List

Here is the list of rocks you need to find.

Summer 2021 programs for teens

May and June Programs

Patriotic Wreath Craft

Thursday, May 27 @ 7 PM

Join us on Zoom and we will learn how to make a patriotic wreath out of materials you have at home.  You will be able to display it in time for Memorial Day.

Take Flight!

Thursday, June 3 @ 7 PM

Try out your paper airplane making skills at this fun program.  We will learn how to make multiple paper airplanes and see whose design flies the farthest.  For grades 3-12. 

Rainbow Cloud Decoration

Thursday, June 10 @ 7 PM

Join us on Zoom and we will make a beautiful rainbow decoration to hang in your room.  For grades 3 and up. 

No Sew Caterpillar

Thursday, June 17 @ 7 PM

Join us on Zoom and we will learn how to make an adorable no sew caterpillar.

Spring Break Programs