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.

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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
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. Registration begins August 25.

Tuesday, September 15 @ 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. Registration begins September 1.

Thursday, September 17 @ 7 pm
EAT A GOOD BOOK
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
HALLOWEEN PINATA CRAFT
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
SCARY SKULL CAKE
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
BrushBots
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
Bingo
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

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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.

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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.

PHOTOGRAPY CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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.

November/December YA Events

Monday, November 3, 7 pm
Sign Language Club
Come to the first meeting of the Sign Language Club and meet with the high school students who will teach the basics of American Sign Language. The club will meet weekly on Monday nights. This club is for students in grades 6-8. Sign up October 27.

 Saturday, November 15, 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.

Thursday, November 20, 7pm
How to Pay “Wholesale” for College- **Back by Popular Demand**
Come learn the “inside secrets” of how to save 45% off the cost of college, no matter how much you earn.  Outspoken author, radio host and college finance strategist Andrew Lockwood, J.D.  will conduct this free workshop for parents of college bound teens. Sign up November 3.

WINTER CRAFT SERIES

Tuesday, November 25, 7 pm
Jewelry Organizer Craft
Using recycled materials, create a unique box to store your jewelry and trinkets. $2 materials fee. Sign up November 11.

December 9, 7 pm
Snowman Family Portrait
Make a personalized snowman family portrait to represent your family. Sign up November 25.

December 16, 7 pm
Candy Cane Sleigh
Using Candy canes and other sweet treats, make a miniature sleigh that will make a cute present. $2 materials fee. Sign up December 2.

December 18, 7pm
Kit-Kat House
Build a yummy cabin with kit-kat logs to sweeten up your winter. $2 materials fee. Sign up December 2.

December 23, 7 pm
Chalk Board Craft
Repurpose an old picture frame by transforming it into a chalk board. $2 materials fee.  Sign up December 2.

HOLIDAY BREAK GAMING DAYS
December 26, January 2
Drop by the YA Room from 11 am to 3 pm to play your favorite game on the Wii or XBox360 Kinect.

Puzzle Afternoons
December 22, December 29, 1:00-3:00pm
Help put together a puzzle that will be displayed in the YA Room for years to come.

Fall YA Programs

Tuesday, September 9 @ 7 pm
Library Resources Review Session
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. This program is for students in grades 6-12 and their parents. Sign up August 27.

 Thursday, September 18 @ 7 pm
The Maze Runner Trivia Night
Participate in trivia and discussion of this popular book before it hits movie screens.  Sign up September 4.

 Thursday, October 16 @ 7 pm
Creepy Cupcakes
Make vampire, werewolf and other scary, yet delicious cupcakes. The scariest, most original cupcake wins a prize! Sign up October 2. $2 materials fee

 Tuesday, October 28 @ 7 pm
Halloween Picture Frame
Make a Halloween picture frame to display your favorite creepy photo. Sign up October 14.

Summer Reading Lists

Stop by the YA Room so we can help you select a book from your list.

Woodland Middle School

Grade 6 questions

Grade 7 questions

Grade 8 questions

Clarke Middle School

Grade 6 reading list and questions

Grade 7 & 8 reading list and questions

East Meadow High School

Summer Assignment Information

 

 

 

YA Summer Events

Thursday, July 3, 7 pm
Summer Reading Kick-off Party
Ice Cream Sundae/Movie Night

Summer is here at last! Cool off with ice cream sundaes and sing along to Disney’s Frozen. Sign up starting June 19.

Tuesday, July 8, 7 pm
Personalized Flip Flops

Come decorate and personalize your very own Flip Flops. $2 materials fee.

Thursday, July 10, 7 pm
Mosaic Sun Catchers

Design your own sun catcher using colorful mosaic glass pieces. Set the finished sun catcher in a sunny window sill and enjoy the colorful show. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, July 15, 7 pm
Rainbow Loom- Bracelets and More

Come learn or share the art of making friendship bracelets, rainbow loom accessories and other projects.

Thursday, July 17, 7 pm
Volcano Cake

You’ve decorated cakes before, but not like this. It’s a Volcano Cake! $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, July 22, 7 pm
Bingo

Come play this old game with a very new twist!

Thursday, July 24, 7 pm
Kitchen Chemical Reactions

Participate in cool science experiments using ordinary things you can find at home!

Tuesday, July 29, 7 pm
Brush-Bots

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 31, 7 pm
Feather Vase

Decorate a glass vase with colorful feathers and other decorative elements. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, August 5, 7 pm
Arm Knitting

Learn the basics of arm knitting and complete your own super-soft, chunky scarf in less than an hour! $1 materials fee.

Thursday, August 7, 7pm
Dessert in a Jar

Create delicious and colorful individual desserts in a jar – easy to transport and share with friends and family. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, August 12, 7 pm
Beach Jewelry

Make a tribal beach necklace with wood, shells and real turquoise! We have the tools and supplies. Just bring your creativity! $2 materials fee

Thursday, August, 14, 7 pm
Splatter Painted Message Board

Cut and decorate cork tiles that will be transformed into alphabet shaped message boards. After one coat of paint, let the splattering begin. $2 materials fee.

Thursday, August 19, 7 pm
Locker Accessories

Make homemade locker accessories to decorate your school locker. $1 fee

Friday, July 25, 8:30 – 11pm
After Hours Teen Lock – In

Take over the library after it’s closed to the public. There will be food and exciting activities for young adults in grades 6-12. Sign up July 9. $2 fee

AFTERNOONS IN THE YA ROOM

PUZZLE MONDAYS
Mondays @ 1pm

Help put together a large puzzle that will be mounted and displayed in the YA room for years to come. Every piece counts so come and contribute each Monday of the summer.

Video Game Tournaments
Tuesdays @ 1 pm

Compete against others on the Wii and Xbox 360
Injustice: Gods Among Us– July
Super Smash Brothers – August

LEGO CLUB
Wednesdays @ 1 pm

You loved them as a kid now come and play as a teen and see what you can build as a group.

THROWBACK THURSDAYS
Bring in a funny picture from your past and get entered into a weekly raffle. There will be a different theme each week. Pictures will be displayed on a digital frame from in the YA Room for all to enjoy.

OLD FASHIONED FRIDAYS
Fridays @ 1 pm

Cool off and play board games from when you were a kid.

SEARCH FOR THE SCIENTIST
Search the library for our summer mascot, Professor Empl, the Scientist, created by the Teen Advisory Board. He will be hidden somewhere different each week. Take a picture when you find him and show a YA librarian to be entered into a weekly raffle.