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Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

November Children's Programs
(scroll down for October Programs)
Registration starts Tuesday, November 4 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, November 7 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, November 15 • 10:00-10:30am 
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, November 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, props and most of all, fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, November 14 & 21 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, November 6 • 10:15-10:45am
Babies get their groove on with this energetic music and movement program. Parent and child engage in interactive play using instruments, scarves, bubbles and balls.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesdays, November 12 & 19 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, November 13 • 11:00-11:45am 
Celebrate autumn with stories, songs and a colorful art project!
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, November 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, November 24 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date – meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
(2-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, November 22 • 11:00-12:00pm 
Come out of your shell and shake, rattle and roll in an inclusive interactive music and movement concert with Turtle Dance Music! This performance is open to all, but particularly appropriate for children on the autism spectrum.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, November 13 & 20 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, November 8 • 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(4-5 years old)
Monday, November 10 & 17 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-9 years old)
Friday, November 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
Bring your stuffed animal to a special storytime and leave him/her behind to sleep over with other stuffed animals! Come back any time on Saturday to pick them up and see pictures of the fun they had the night before!  A small snack will be served.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, November 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Gobble up some Thanksgiving Day stories and make a turkey themed craft to share with your family.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, November 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(8-11 years old)
Monday, December 1 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS! 
 
(8-11 years old)
Tuesday, November 25 • 4:30-5:00pm 
Give your Thanksgiving table some DIY crafting flair. Make a one of a kind plush (or stuffed!) 
turkey centerpiece.
 
(10-12 years old)
Tuesday, November 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us for this community service project as we make calendars for residents of a local nursing home.

 

October Children's Programs
(scroll down for September Programs)
Registration starts Tuesday, October 7 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, October 18 • 10:00-10:30am 
Tuesday, October 28 • 10:15-10:45am
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, October 16 & 23 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, October 10 & 17 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, October 30 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, October 9 • 11:00-11:45am
Thursday, October 9 • 2:30-3:15pm 
 Different crafts that encourage children’s hand eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess Please register for only one session
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, October 20 • 10:15-10:45am
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music! Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving. 
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Friday, October 31 • 11:00-11:45am
Come in costume and join us for stories and a trick or treat parade through the Library!
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, October 15 • 11:00-11:45am
The best thing you can be is you! Join us as we celebrate all the great things about being you!  
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, October 14 • 11:00-12:00pm
Katie and her puppets are back in Mr. Mouse’s Orange Show. A performance filled with laughs, pumpkins and a princess you won’t forget!
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, October 23 • 3:30-4:15pm
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, October 28 •11:30-12:15pm
Let’s learn about these 8 legged creatures. We will read stories, sing songs and make a craft.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, October 25•11:00-12:00pm
Trick or treat! Come to the Library in costume and celebrate Halloween with games and crafts!
 
(4-5 years)
Mondays, October 27 and November 3 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesdays, October 15 & 22 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(5-7 years old)
Monday, October 20 • 4:30-5:15pm
Everyone loves popcorn! Come listen to stories about our favorite snack, then we will taste test different flavors and vote on our favorite one. This program might not be suitable for children with food allergies.
 
(5-7 years old)
Thursday, October 30 • 4:30-5:15pm
The foot bone’s connected to the  leg bone...connect some rigatoni to some spaghetti and create your own skeletoni!
 
(8-11 years old)
Saturday, November 1 • 3:00-3:45pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(8-11 years old)
Friday, October 24 • 4:30-5:15pm
Create a creepy crawly goodie and join us for boo bingo!
 
(9-14 years old)
Saturday, October 11 • 2:30-3:30pm
Meet Lisa Greenwald, author of the Pink and Green Series, Dog Beach, Reel Life Starring Us and Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes! Lisa will discuss her creative process, the life of an author and help you with your own writing! After the program, Barnes and Noble Lake Grove will have a selection of Ms. Greenwald’s titles available for purchase to be signed by the author. Registration began September 2. 
 
(for parents/caregivers with children under the age of 4)
Wednesday, October 22 • 7:00pm
A workshop for parents and caregivers focusing on monitoring your child's development, presented by field experts in the areas of Speech, Behavior, Occupational and Physical Therapy from New York Therapy, Placement Services, Inc.

 

 

September Children's Programs
Registration starts Tuesday, September 2 at 10:00am. 
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs. 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 6 • 10:00-10:30am 
Thursdays, September 18 & 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 30 •10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, and props and most of all fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, September 19 & 26 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesdays, September 16 & 23 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, October 3 • 10:30-11:00am
Friday, October 3 • 11:30-12:00pm
Fall into a good book this autumn. Join us for songs, stories and an art project all about autumn! Dress to make a mess. Please register for only one session.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, September 25 and October 2 • 11:30-12:15pm 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(2-4 years old with grandparent)
Friday, September 5 • 11:00-11:45am
Join us for this special program created especially for Grandparents and their grandchildren. Enjoy spending time together playing, making a craft, and listening to stories and songs.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, September 29 • 10:30-11:15am
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date - meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 10 • 11:00 -11:45am
You and your child will enjoy an entertaining and interactive storytime featuring singing, dancing, stories, and parachute play.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 11 • 3:00-3:45pm
Going back to school or just starting? Come listen to The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn as we get ready together to start a new school year! 
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 27 • 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(4-5 years old)
Mondays, September 15 & 22 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(4-5 years old)
Wednesday, September 24 • 11:00-11:45am
Read our favorite scarecrow stories and create a fall inspired craft to take home.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesdays, September 10 & 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(6-8 years old)
Tuesday, September 16 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us as we read our favorite superhero stories and create a comic book inspired box that will hold your personal treasures!
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, October 8 • 4:30-5:15pm
Listen to stories about the changing leaves, then make a masterpiece using leaves from trees right outside the Library!
 
(5-7 years old)
Saturday, September 13 •10:30-11:15am
Warm up with some cozy stories and create your own delicious paper soup!
 
(8-11 years old)
Monday, September 29 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS! 
 
(8-11 years old)
Friday, September 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Give your backpack some DIY crafting flair! Design buttons and badges to accessorize your school gear. 
 
(8-11 years old)
Saturday, September 20 • 10:30-11:15am
Hit the books in style and create a one of a kind notebook using collaging techniques.
 
(9-14 years old)
Saturday, October 11 • 2:30-3:30pm
Meet Lisa Greenwald, author of the Pink and Green Series, Dog Beach, Reel Life Starring Us and Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes! Lisa will discuss her creative process, the life of an author and help you with your own writing! After the program, Barnes and Noble Lake Grove will have a selection of Ms. Greenwald’s titles available for purchase to be signed by the author. 
 

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

 

OCTOBER (scroll down for September)

On-line, phone or in person registration for October programs begins on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time  

Friday, October 3 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)          

Saturday, October 18 • 10:00-10:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones  

Wednesday, October 8 and 15 • 11:00-11:45am (12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities;

includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos

Thursday, October 16 and 23 • 11:00-11:45am (24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Terrific Threes        

Monday, October 27 and November 3 • 11:00-11:45am (36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts, and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

 

My Apple Tree

Tuesday, October 7 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)          

Let’s read about apples and autumn and then make an apple tree for you!

 

Owl Friends  

Friday, October 31 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)

“Hoot Hoot,” says the owl! Join us for stories all about these nighttime friends and create a cute owl craft to take home.

 

Little Hoot                            

Friday, October 17 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

We will read stories about our woodland animal friends and then do a fun craft.

 

Little Mummy                                  

Thursday, October 30 • 11:00-11:30am (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Hooray for Halloween! Read a few spooky stories with us and create an adorable little mummy craft!

 

Get Happy Storytime

Thursday, October 9 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 5-8 years)

Laugh along with us as we read and then have fun making a smiley face foam craft.

 

Stuff a Scarecrow

Saturday, October 25 • 10:30-11:15am (Ages 5-8 years)

Listen to stories about scarecrows and then create your own.

 

LEGO® Builders     

Wednesday, October 29 • 4:00-4:45pm (Ages 7-10 years)

Come and join the fun! Using LEGO® BRICKS and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.

 

Catch a Falling Star 

Wednesday, October 22 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 7-11 years)

Join us as we read about the night sky. Have fun decorating a wooden star.

 

Branch Out at the Library  

Saturday, October 4 • 10:00-10:45am (Ages 8-11 years)

Branch out at our new after-school hang out spot! We will play board games, create masterpieces from everyday materials, and chat about the latest trends in books and the media. There is no set structure during Branch Out: this totally awesome hang out is just for you!

 

Get a Kick Out of Reading

Thursday, October 16 • 4:00-4:30pm (Ages 8-11 years)

Have fun listening to sports stories; we will then use our imaginations to decorate a sneaker keychain.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

 

On-line, phone or in person registration for September programs begins on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10am.

Registration is required for all programs.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time           

Tuesday, September 30 • 11:00-11:30am (Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones  

Friday, September 19 and 26 • 11:00-11:45am (12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities;

includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos          

Monday, September 22 and 29 • 11:00-11:45am (24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly enviroment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Terrific Threes         

Tuesday, September 16 and 23 • 11:00-11:45am (36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts, and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

 

LEGO® Time           

Saturday, September 27 •10:00-10:45am (Ages 5-8 years)

Come and join the fun! Using LEGO® BRICKS and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

October Programs 

Registration for October programs for the Commack Branch begins on Friday,

September 26, 2014 at 10:00am. 

(Scroll down for September Programs)

 

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Mondays, October 20 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, October 4 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Wednesdays, October 8 & 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome. 

 

Time for Twos

Tuesdays, October 21 & 28 • 2:30-3:15pm

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Monday, October 6 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.

 

Terrific Threes

Wednesdays, October 8 & 15 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.  

 

Boo! A Halloween Storytime

Thursday, October 30 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

We will be reading some spooky stories and creating an awesome mummy craft!

 

Dragons Galore!

Thursday, October 9 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a magical storytime and make a friendly dragon to take home with you.

 

Scarecrow Jamboree

Wednesday, October 29 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Come on down for stories, songs, and a craft about this familiar fall fellow.

 

Sugary Sweet Storytime

Wednesday, October 22 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Listen to some super sweet stories and make a special cupcake craft.

 

Who Said Whooo?

Tuesday, October 21 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Find out who as we read stories and make a craft about one of our favorite night-time animals.

 

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, October 28 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Friday, October 17 • 10:30-11:00am

(4 & 5 years old)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

The 3D Printer Gets Spooky!

Thursday, October 23 • 6:30-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Join us for a demonstration of Suffolk Library's traveling exhibit - the 3D Printer Makerbot! Watch as we put the printer to the test to see if it can scare us with one of its creations! After the demonstration, teens will help children make their own spooky 3D masterpieces.

 

Little Book Buddies

Thursday, October 16 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Tuesday, October 7 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

 

Fire Safety & Prevention

Saturday, October 4 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5 – 7 years old)

What do you know about fire safety? Come join us for a storytime, a craft, and to learn some fire safety tips in honor of Fire Prevention Week.

 

A Hoppin’ Good Storytime

Saturday, October 11 • 11:00-11:45am

(5 – 7 years old)

Travel around the world while we learn about some extremely cool frogs. You'll even take home your very own frog craft!

 

LEGO Legends Jr.

Friday, October 10 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years old)

Calling all master builders! Come down to the library to construct your own creations and make new friends!

 

Monster Pasta

Saturday, October 25 • 11:00-11:30am

(5 – 7 years old)

Come on down for some fun monster stories and then create your very own Pasta Monster. Yes, you CAN play with your food!

 

Name Painting!

Monday, October 27 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years old)

Create a cool work of art out of your name using masking tape and acrylic paints! Dress to make a mess!

 

Spooktacular Storytime

Saturday, October 18 • 11:00-11:45am

(5 – 7 years old)

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween at the library! Have fun with a storytime and a craft to celebrate the magic of Halloween.

 

Star Wars at the Library

Friday, October 17 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years old)

Join us for a post-Star Wars Reads Day Celebration at the library with games, crafts, and activities from around the galaxy!

 

Artist Trading Cards

Monday, October 20 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they've either created themselves or traded with others.

 

ArtVentures

Monday, October 6 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

We will be learning about Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and creating our own abstract trees masterpieces.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, October 1 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Junior Makerspace Monthly Debut!

Wednesday, October 22 • 4:30-5:30pm

(8-11 years old)

Junior Makerspace Monthly is a program designed just for kids who love to build and tinker! The possibilities are only limited by your creativity! For our first meeting, we will watch a demonstration on the visiting 3D Printer exhibit, and afterwards, get tinkering ourselves!

 

LEGO Legends Sr.

Saturday, October 25 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8 – 11 years old)

Calling all master builders! Come down to the library to construct your own creations and make new friends!

 

Severed Hand Pizza

Wednesday, October 29 • 4:30-5:45pm

(8 – 11 years old)

Come down to the library and learn how to make a truly gruesome snack - severed hand pizza! Children will enjoy samples during the program, and then take their creation home to bake!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

 

 

 

September Programs

Registration for September programs for the Commack Branch begins on Wednesday,

August 27, 2014 at 10:00am

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is the month to show off the smartest card in your wallet!Children who show their new or existing library card to a children's librarian will receive a small prize and raffle ticket to be entered in drawing held at the end of the month!

 

 

 

Twinkle Toes

Thursday, September 18 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Wednesdays, September 24 & October 1 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, September 6 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Tuesdays, September 9 & 16 • 10:30-11:15am

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos

Wednesdays, September 10 & 17 • 10:30-11:15am

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, September 2 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.

 

Fall Leaves Fall

Monday, September 29 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Take a break from all the raking, listen to some stories and make a craft all about fall!

 

Library Playdate

Saturday, September 13 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal playdate - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

 

Terrific Threes

Tuesdays, September 23 & 30 • 10:30-11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.  

 

Chicken Wingding

Monday, September 8 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

It's Chicken month, so come on down and join us for a celebration featuring stories and a craft.

 

Hats Off to Hats

Monday, September 15 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

It's 'Make a Hat Day' - so that's exactly what we'll do. And enjoy a few stories, too!

 

Peppa Pig Party

Monday, September 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Preschoolers can meet their favorite animated pig during this reading of her new book, Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School. Be sure to bring a camera for a photo op!

 

Teddy Bear Tea

Tuesday, September 9 • 2:30-3:00pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Bring your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed friend) and enjoy a story or two. Drinks and a small snack will fill your tummy while we read. Then we'll finish our time together with a fun craft!

 

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, September 11 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Fridays, September 19 • 10:30-11:00am

(4 & 5 years old)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

Little Book Buddies

Tuesday, September 16 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Book Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading experience.

 

What a Hoot!

Wednesday, September 10 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5 – 7 years old)

Join us for some stories about owls, and then make your very own to take home!

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, September 20 • 11:00am-11:45am

(6-8 years old)

Do you want to try something new? Join us to make some fun origami figures.

 

Artist Trading Cards

Thursday, September 18 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they've either created themselves or traded with others.

 

ArtVentures

Saturday, September 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8-11 years old)

We will be learning about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani and creating self portaits in the same style using oil pastels.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, September 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-11 years old)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, September 27 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Enjoy the fun family movie "Monsters University" in the morning. This movie is rated G.

 

Make and Take Book Covers

Saturday, September 6 • 2:30-4:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come into the children's room to decorate covers for your school books! We'll supply the bags and art supplies, you bring the creativity! Supplies are limited.

Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

October 
Registration begins for October Programs at 10:00am on Monday, September 22 and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
Scroll down for September programs.
 
Saturday, October 11 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
Tuesdays, October 7 & 14 • 10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, October 18 & 25 •10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome
Wednesday, October 22 • 10:00-10:45am
(3-24 months with parent/caregiver)
Bounce and Boogie with your baby!  Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking. Presented by Nicole Sparling.  
 
Tuesdays, October 21 & 28 • 10:00-10:45am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories, and fun!  Siblings are welcome.

Fridays, October 24 & 31 • 10:00-10:45am 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.
Wednesday, October 1 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place!  Join us for an informal playdate – meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
Friday, October 3 •10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts encourage children's eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.
Saturday, October 4 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Meet Potato Joe!  Keith Baker’s fun loving spud who loves to count!  Listen to his story, have some potato chips, play hot potato and make some spooky spud stamp prints!
 
Monday, October 20 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Calling all cow lovers – join us for a moo-tastic storytime and bring home a paper plate cow!
Wednesday, October 22 • 11:00-11:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, move your feet!  This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.
Saturday, October 25 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Using your thumbs, create this one-of-a-kind thumbprint fall tree.  Let’s read all about the season of fall, too! 

Saturday, October 11 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and make a coconut tree craft.
Fridays, October 10 & 17 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
Tuesdays, October 7 & 14 • 3:00-3:30pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
This is a fun circle time where we dance and learn through listening, moving and using fun props.
Wednesday, October 8 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Listen to some of Lois Ehlert’s stories and create a fall work of art inspired by Leaf Man.
Thursday, October 9 • 10:00-10:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
You’ve never seen licorice used quite this way!  Have fun and dress for a little mess as we use licorice for our paint brush.

Tuesday, October 14 • 11:30am-12:00pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Have you ever seen a 3D printer up close?  Come join us for a special introductory program to see the Makerbot Replicator 2 in action and explore the wonders of 3D printing.
Wednesday, October 29 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Trains and rail road crossings are all around us, but do you know the importance of rail safety?  Join us for a special program all about the safety at rail road crossings, and the dangers of being on or near the tracks. Presented by Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe (T.R.A.C.K.S) which is a joint venture between LIRR Safety and Training and the MTA Police Department.
 
Monday, October 6 • 2:30-3:15pm
(4-5 years)
It’s fall and that means it’s scarecrow time!  Join us as we create this cute scarecrow and read all about our crop watching friends!
 
Wednesday, October 15 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(4-5 years)
Leaves are lovely when they change color, right?  Let’s create this autumn leaf suncatcher so we can enjoy those beautiful colors as long as possible.  Of course, we’ll read some stories all about fall, too. 

Thursdays, October 23 & 30 • 11:00-11:30am 
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently. 
Thursday, October 16 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
Tuesday, October 28 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Learn the phases of the moon using Oreo® cookies and listen to some scary stories.  
Saturday, October 18 • 3:00-4:00pm 
(5-12 years with parent/caregiver)
We all have the power, at any age, to help and inspire others.  Team Dawg is a call to action, to put that power to use to create a culture in our communities that is based on teamwork and the concept of simple respect for one and all.  Join local authors Robert Fortier and Ed Clampitt for an empowering workshop on celebrating respect and identifying everyday heroes in your life.  Autographed books will be available for purchase at the end of the program.
Tuesday, October 14 • 4:30-5:00pm 
(6-12 years)
Have you ever seen a 3D printer up close?  Come join us for a special introductory program to see the Makerbot Replicator 2 in action and explore the wonders of 3D printing.
Friday, October 3 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Harvest the colors of fall with a hammer.  A unique process art that promises to be a smashing good time! 
Thursday, October 9 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  

Wednesday, October 15 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Celebrate fall with fun jewelry to wear or give as a gift!  Design your own leaf bracelet using autumn colored beads and leaf shapes.

Monday, October 20 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Make a cool and unique 3 dimensional sculpture from small rolled up papers in different patterns and colors.  Use your imagination to create something special.  Liquid glue will be used, so come dressed to make a mess.
Tuesday, October 28 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Come and have some Halloween fun before the 31st! We will play some Halloween themed games and you will bring home two types of edible witch hats. 

Tuesday, October 7 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(9-12 years)
Look through a lens and practice perspective!  Take a photo; any photo and email it to Miss Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. three days before the program.  In the program, we’ll view and discuss some of your photos.  We will also learn about a famous photographer and a new photography technique to practice for next month. Thank you to Olympus Camera in Hauppauge for a very generous donation to The Smithtown Library Camera Club.

Saturdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

Friday, October 10 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Kick off the weekend by playing games at the Library; we have a variety of board games from classics to some new favorites. Adults are welcome to stay.  
No registration required.
Tuesday, October 14 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for a fun game of traditional bingo where everyone leaves a winner!

Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, October 25 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Charlotte’s Web
This is the story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death.
Rated G; runtime 94 minutes 
Thursday, October 2 • 11:00am-12:00pm 
(Parents, Community Members & 12th Graders)
A workshop that teaches participants specific skills and techniques needed to protect themselves and children from sexual abuse and abduction.  The 10 Prevention Tips, 11 Red Flags, 27 Tricks abusers use to access children and adult rape prevention are also covered. Skills are taught through drama and role play facilitated by a Parents for Megan’s Law educator.  
 

 
September Programs
Registration begins for September Programs at 10:00am on Monday, August 25 and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
Scroll down for August programs.
 
Saturday, September 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Wednesdays, September 3 & 10•10:00-10:30am
Saturday, September 27 •10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.
 
Early Childhood Development Birth to 5 Years
Tuesday, September 9 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Birth-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Learn how to monitor your child’s development and take the necessary steps if there are concerns. This workshop is presented by field experts in the areas of speech, behavior, occupational and physical therapy from New York Therapy, Placement Services, Inc.
 
Wonderful Ones
Fridays, September 19 & 26 • 10:00-10:45am
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities, includes free play, stories, and fun!  Siblings are welcome.
 
Wednesdays, September 17 & 24 • 10:00-10:45am 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.
 
Art Starts
Thursday, September 4 •10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts encourage children's eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Tuesday, September 2 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place!  Join us for an informal playdate – meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
Bilingual Storytime
Tuesdays, September 16, 23, 30 & October 7 • 11:00-11:30am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Hola!  How would you like to learn how to speak Spanish?  Join us for this bilingual storytime where we will learn basic Spanish - colors, numbers, parts of the body - and enjoy a story or two in Spanish, too!  It will be fantastico!
 
Terrific Threes 
Mondays, September 8 & 15 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Rockin and Grooving with Pete the Cat Storytime and Craft
Saturday, September 13 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come rock with us at the library and hear some stories about “Pete the Cat” and his new white shoes.  We will make a groovy back to school craft for the start of the new school year.
 
Apple Stamping
Thursday, September 18 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Whether they are red, yellow or green, all apples are delicious! Join us for juicy stories and create a colorful apple tree using paints and stamps! Dress to make a mess.
 
Music with Miss Em
Thursday, September 25 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and grove with Miss Emily and her guitar at the library to some sweet tunes.  
 
Fun for 4s & 5s
Tuesdays, September 16 & 23 • 3:00-3:30pm 
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.  
 
LEGO® Block Party Jr.
Tuesday, September 2 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Shel Silverstein Happy Birthday Storytime
Tuesday, September 9 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(5-7 years)
Put on your party hats, Shel Silverstein fans!  We will have a silly time has we say, “Bappy Hirthday”!
 
Grand Paints with Grandparents
Tuesday, September 23 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-12 years with a grandparent)
Spend quality time with a loved grandparent to celebrate Grandparents’ Day (September 8th). Listen to a great inspirational story and create a portrait, still-life or landscape!  Whatever you paint, it’ll be grand with a grandparent by your side!  
 
LEGO® Block Party Sr.
Monday, September 8 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Exploding Art
Friday, September 19 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Friday, September 26 • 4:30-5:15pm (Rain Date)
Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds!  Use the science of effervescence, the release of gas bubbles from a liquid, to create an extremely awesome and unique work of art.  This is one you don’t want to miss!
 
Straight Line Design
Wednesday, September 24 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Create a unique and colorful geometric design in the style of artist Piet Mondrian using graph paper, straight lines and bright colors.
 
Volun-Tweens
Tuesday, September 30 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Lend your talents to the Library! Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy! Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.
 
Grandparent’s Day Tea and Bingo
Saturday, September 6 • 11:00-11:45am 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Come celebrate Grandparent’s Day with you Grandparent and family as we have a special day of fun planned.  Refreshments will be served.
 
Creation Station
Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts.
 
Family Game Day
Friday, September 26 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Kick off the weekend by playing games at the Library; we have a variety of board games from classics to some new favorites. Adults are welcome to stay.  
No registration required.
 
Family Movies
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, September 27 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
G-Force
Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, a covert government program of trained guinea pigs discovers that the fate of the world is in their paws.
Rated PG; runtime 88 minutes 
 
Thursday, October 2 • 11:00-12:00pm 
(Parents, Community Members & 12th Graders)
A workshop that teaches participants specific skills and techniques needed to protect themselves and children from sexual abuse and abduction.  The 10 Prevention Tips, 11 Red Flags, 27 Tricks abusers use to access children and adult rape prevention are also covered. Skills are taught through drama and role play facilitated by a Parents For Megan’s Law educator.  

 

Online, phone, or in person registration begins at 10:00 am on Monday, March 25.  Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated. 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an interactive format. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. 
 
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Sesame Street eBooks
 
Enjoy classic as well as brand-new Sesame Street stories with eBooks that are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. They are ready to read right here, right now. 
 
 
                                                 
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Featured Children's Book

Stanley - Bee - LGWilliam Bee has come out with a new occupational picture book series featuring Stanley, a hamster who knows how to get the job done!  Each book introduces and uses terminology specific to the task at hand.  The combination of simple sentence structure sprinkled with great vocabulary words gives this book broad appeal and makes a great story for sharing or reading alone.  The digitally rendered illustrations are bright and bold, set on a white background so they really pop.  Check out what Stanley has going on at The Library today!

Logo - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

All families and caregivers are encouraged to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Families can build the skills needed for future success. Ask your children's librarian for more information.

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Tackan Elementary 
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