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Author Talk with Erika Swyler

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Monday, August 1
7:00 - 8:30pm
Nesconset Branch

Homegrown author, Erika Swyler, will discuss her debut novel, The Book of Speculation. Born and raised on Long Island, Erika was inspired by her recent move back to her hometown, which provided the setting for this book. Erika’s discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. Copies of her novel will be available for purchase and signing.

To register click here.

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Battle of the Books
Thursdays, July 21, 28 • 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesdays, August 2, 9 • 3:30-5:00pm
Thursdays, August 4, 11 • 3:30-5:00pm
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition for young adults who wish to represent their public library.  The competition will take place on Saturday, August 13 at Stony Brook University.  Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer.  To be eligible to participate, you must be entering grades 6-9, you must be able to attend meetings and must be ready for a summer of reading fun.  For more information, sign up for the first Battle meeting at the Branch you wish to tryout for.  Register
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, July 16 • 3:00-4:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register
 
Teen Art Studio
Tuesday, July 19 • 7:00-8:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be making beach necklaces. All materials will be provided. Register
 
Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, July 25 • 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy earing community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register
 
Seaside Mirror
Monday, August 1 • 7:00-8:00pm
Teens will enjoy working with sand, paint, shells and crystals as they create a lovely wall mirror with a beach themed vibe. The overall piece measures 6 1/2" in circumference and looks great with any decor. Invite summer into your home with this fun project. Register
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, August 10 • 4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help them with their LEGO® creation. Teens will earn one hour of community service for participating in this program. Register
 
Minecraft Fuse Bead Creations
Wednesday, August 17 • 3:30-4:30pm
Join us to make fuse bead versions of your favorite Minecraft characters and designs. Go home with your own Steves, Creepers and more! Register
 
Teen Art Studio
Thursday, August 18 • 7:00-8:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be making pencil pouches. All materials will be provided. Register
 
Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, August 22 • 3:15-4:45pm
Enjoy earing community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register
 
Book Buddies Teen Volunteers
Wednesday, September 14 • 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service by reading to a younger book buddy. It is a rewarding experience that you won't want to miss. Teens will earn one hour of community service for participating. Register
 
Art Buddies Volunteers
Monday, September 19 • 4:00-5:00pm
Enjoy earing community service by spending an afternoon paired with a younger child for some art projects. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register
 
Science Buddies Volunteers
Saturday, September 24 • 3:00-4:00pm
Join this innovative program which pairs teens and children together to work with simple, but awesome projects that explore science, engineering and math. Teens receive an hour of community service for participating. Register
 
Teen Art Studio
Thursday, September 29 • 7:00-8:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in our Teen Art Studio. This month we will be making buttons and bookmarks. All materials will be provided. Register


 

Nesconset Branch Teen Programs

Water Balloon Flip Flops
Saturday, July 16• 11-Noon
Do you want to add color and texture to your plain and boring flip flops? If so, join us for this simple summer craft.  Please bring a pair of flip flops with you and all other materials will be provided. Register
 
Field Day Volunteers
Tuesday, July 19• 10:00-11:00am
Bring yourself back to elementary school by assisting young children in field day activities.  Each participant will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Non-Contact Sports Injuries and the Adolescent Athlete
Tuesday, July 19• 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Inner Strength Sports Conditioning's Jim Fanara, CSCS; Jim will review factors contributing to the increased risk of knee, elbow, shoulder and back injuries.  He will also cover how to identify the "At-Risk" athlete, thereby providing a framework for parents and coaches to assess who is most at-risk.  Other topics include why post-surgery physical therapy clearance is not necessarily a green light for immediate return to competition. Register
 
Library Buddies Volunteers
Friday, July 29• 10:45-11:45am
Earn community service by being paired with a young child to assist him/her with reading and an art project.  All participants will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, August 2• 7:00-8:00pm
Come celebrate the recent release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with an evening of enchanted activities. Make your own wand, mix up some potions and enjoy a magical snack. Feel free to come dressed in your favorite wizarding garb! Please note any food allergies upon registration. Register
 
Field Day Volunteers
Tuesday, August 9• 10:00-11:00am
Bring yourself back to elementary school by assisting young children in field day activities.  Each participant will receive one hour of community service. Register
 
Zumba for Teens
Tuesday, August 9• 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, August 23• 7:00-8:00pm
Learn the best dance moves set to high-energy, Latin-inspired music with Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Samba and Hip Hop.  Some people think of Zumba as exercise, some as a dance class… we think of it as fun night out!  Join the party!  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water.  Register
 
Young Adult Paint Night
Wednesday, August 17• 7:00-8:30pm
This is a painting class for teens who want to learn the basics of painting. In this class you will be shown step-by-step how to create your own masterpiece that you can be proud of and take home at the end of the night. Fee: $5.00 Register
 
Getting Ready to Babysit
Monday, August 22• 5:00-8:00pm
This course is designed to help tweens and teens develop the skills necessary for the responsibility of being a sitter - child safety, developmental stages of childhood and how to plan activities that are age appropriate. Hands-on activities and course certification are included. A non-refundable fee of $17 for each particpant is due at registration which begins June 20 at 10am. Registration is limited to 24 participants, so sign up early if you are interested in this valuable program. Register
 
Sports Cookies for Teens
Wednesday, August 24• 7:00-8:00pm
Get in the game and come decorate cookies. We will be using fondant to create a variety of designs. Register
 
Junior MakerSpace Volunteers
Friday, August 26• 10:45-11:45am
Join this volunteer program and help young children tinker in this one of a kind lab that explores science, simple mechanics, elements of design and other creative projects. Each teen will be paired with child to make a unique creation. Register
 
 
 
 
 

Commack Branch Teen Programs

Chess Buddies Volunteers
Wednesday, July 27• 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service credit by teaching younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer! There will be a 30-minute tutorial at the beginning. Register
 
Zumba for Teens
Monday, July 25 • 6:00-7:00pm
Join instructor Meredith Cooper as she teaches you the hottest dance moves set to high-energy, Latin-inspired music with Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Samba and Hip Hop.  Some people think of Zumba as exercise, some as a dance class… we think of it as fun night out!  Join the party!  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water. Register
  
Teen Coloring Café
Friday, July 29• 3:00-4:00pm
Join the latest craze… coloring! We will be coloring Mandala designs, listening to music and enjoying snacks! All materials provided by the Library. Register
  
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Tuesday, August 4 • 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, August 18 • 4:00-5:00pm
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be offered at the Library throughout the year.  Teens in grade 6 through grade 12 will receive community service credit for each program. Register
 
Sunset Beach Clock
Thursday, August 11 • 7:00-8:00pm
Create a beach themed wall clock using paint, sand, shells and small pebbles. Mini shells marks the hours! Register
 
Zumba for Teens
Monday, August 22 • 6:00-7:00pm
Join instructor Meredith Cooper as she teaches you the hottest dance moves set to high-energy, Latin-inspired music with Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Samba and Hip Hop.  Some people think of Zumba as exercise, some as a dance class… we think of it as fun night out!  Join the party!  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water. Register
 
Chess Buddies Volunteers
Tuesday, August 30• 4:00-5:00pm
Earn community service credit by teaching younger children how to play chess. You do not have to be a chess expert to volunteer! There will be a 30-minute tutorial at the beginning. Register
 
Junior LEGO® Buddies Volunteers
Monday, August 29 •4:00-5:00pm
Be paired with a younger child and help them with their LEGO® creation.  Teens will earn one hour of community service for participating in this program. Register
 
Teen Craft Night
Friday, August 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Teens will be able to choose from a variety of crafts to create and take home!  Register

Staff Pick

The Long and Faraway Gone: a novel by Lou Berney
In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery. Then a teenage girl vanished from the state fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases continue to echo through the lives of those touched by the crimes.

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Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects the following items for recycling cell phones & eyeglasses.
The Library no longer accepts batteries for recycling. The Town of Smithtown now allows residents to dispose of many household batteries in their garbage. For more information click here.

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Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
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Commack Branch

3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-360-2480
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Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
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Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
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