Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

 
December Registration begins at 10:00am on Monday November 24.
Please scroll down for November programs.
 
Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Fridays, December 5 & 12 •10:00-10:30am 
Saturday, December 20 • 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, December 17 • 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.  
 
Mondays, December 8 & 15 • 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.
 
Friday, December 19 • 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.
 
Tuesday, December 2 • 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.
 
Thursday, December 4 • 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. 
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 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.
 
Wednesdays, December 3 & 10 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Monday, December 8 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and grove to some sweet tunes with Miss Emily and her guitar.
 
Monday, December 15 • 2:30-3:15pm 
Monday, December 15 • 3:30-4:15pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime.  The enthusiasm in the program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.
 
Tuesdays, December 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.
 
Tuesday, December 2 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Every month we will explore different art mediums and techniques to create a fun project.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Saturday, December 6 • 10:00-10:30am 
(5-7 years)
Listen to the story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Come in your pajamas just like the kids in the book!) After the story we’ll enjoy some Hershey’s Kisses and each child will leave with a silver bell.
 
Saturday, December 13 • 11:00-11:30am 
(5-7 years)
Kick off the holiday season with a story about how toys become real.  Wear your pajamas and bring a special stuffed toy with you while we share the story of The Velveteen Rabbit.  Enjoy a candy cane while you listen!
 
Tuesday, December 30 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(5-7 years)
Calling all master builders!  Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® Bricks!
 
Saturday, January 3 • 11:00-11:30am
(5-7 years)
We will read some fun stories about the Gingerbread Man and conduct our own taste test of three popular brands of gingerbread cookies!
 
Saturday, December 20 • 11:00-11:45am 
(6-9 years)
Celebrate this holiday season by making and decorating an edible evergreen treat!  Stories too!
 
Monday, December 8 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Enjoy some chilly stories and welcome winter weather with a foam mitten wreath!  
 
Tuesday, December 9 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
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. 
 
Thursday, December 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
(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.  
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Draw a beautiful winter forest with oil pastels on black paper and create your own artistic ‘scene of the season’.
 
Monday, December 29 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Calling all master builders!  Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!
 
Tuesday, December 16 • 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.
 
Thursday, December 4 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(10-12 years)
Join us in our brand new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher.  No food or drink permitted in the lab.
 
Thursday, December 18 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(Grades 6-12)
Join us in our brand new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher.  No food or drink permitted in the lab.
 
Saturdays, December 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.
 
Friday, December 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.
 
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, December 20 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Snow Buddies
The adorable talking puppies venture to the frosty arctic and team up with new friends in a thrilling dogsled race across Alaska.  This heartwarming film teaches them the power of teamwork and to follow your dreams.
Rated G; runtime 87 minutes 
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests?  Join us in our brand new LearnLab to learn all about the online resources we offer through Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders that allows you to interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, and social studies.  Please note that your library card will be necessary in order to create a Brainfuse account.  
 
 
 
 
November
Registration begins for November Programs at 10:00am on Monday, October 27 and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
Scroll down for October programs.
 
Saturday, November 15 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Wednesdays, November 5 & 12 • 10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, November 22 & 29 • 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.
 
Thursday, November 13 • 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, November 18 & 25 • 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, November 19 & 26 • 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.
 
Monday, November 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.
 
Tuesday, November 4 • 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. 
 
Thursday, November 13 • 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.
 
Mondays, November 10 & 17 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Saturday, November 15 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Bring your favorite barn animal baby for some farm animal stories which will include finger plays, music, and a cute craft!  
 
Saturday, November 22 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to the story Moosetache by Margie Palatini and other hairy tales.  Don’t forget to dress up in your own mustache disguises! 
 
Tuesdays, November 18 & 25 • 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. 
 
Thursday, November 13 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(5-7 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.
 
Thursday, November 20 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-8 years with parent/caregiver)
An enrichment program for children ages 5-8 with developmental delays, those along the autism spectrum and those typically developing with special needs.  Partner with your child in a safe, nurturing, environment to lay the foundation for successful future learning.  Taught by Lisa Joy Walters, a NYS Certified Special Education Teacher.
 
Tuesday, November 4 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(6-10 years)
Make a tasty turkey that is all edible for use as a holiday decoration or just as a fun treat. 
 
Tuesday, November 18 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(7-10 years)
Get a small pumpkin, add some soil and bring your pumpkin home to watch the pumpkin seeds grow!
 
Tuesday, November 25 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(7-10 years)
Let’s celebrate the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade right here in Smithtown.  We will make our own puppets and learn about the history of the parade.  Soft pretzels and hot chocolate will be served.  
 
Wednesday, November 12 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Pop artist Andy Warhol believed that art could be found everywhere; even in grocery stores.  He created a painting showing all of the flavors of Campbell’s Soup and it made him a superstar of the art world.  Come to the library, learn more about Andy and create your own super soup label.  We will laminate your label and attach it to an empty can as your own “Pop Art to go”.
 
Monday, November 24 • 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.  
 
Tuesday, November 25 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(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.  
 
Thursday, November 6 • 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.
 
Friday, November 21 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(9-12 years)
Become library literate as you search through stacks and books for clues and information.
 
Saturdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 10:00am-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.
Wednesday, November 19 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'
Join us as we watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.  Charlie Brown gets into hot water once again when Peppermint Patty invites herself and the other kids over for Thanksgiving!  Make a turkey craft to take home.
 Not Rated; runtime 25 minutes
 
Friday, November 28 • 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.
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, November 29 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Happy Feet
Mumble is kicked out of Emperor Land and embarks on a journey that proves that, by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world!
Rated PG; runtime 108 minutes 
 
 
 
 

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

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