Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

September Programs
Registration begins for September Programs at 10:00am on Monday, August 25 and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
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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.  
 
August Programs
Registration for August begins on Monday, July 28 at 10:00am and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. 
 
Saturday, August 9 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Fridays, August 8 & 15•10:00-10:30am 
Saturday, August 30 •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, August 27 •2:00-2:30pm 
(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. No Registration Required.
 
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.
 
Thursdays, August 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.
 
Tuesdays, August 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. 
 
Tuesday, August 5 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you love going to the beach?  We do, too!  Join us as we make a colorful beach ball to remind us of the fun we’ve had this summer down by the water.  And, of course, we’ll read stories all about the surf and sand.  Catch the wave!
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(2-3 years with parent/caregiver)
Did you ever want to bring a sandcastle home?  At the Library, we’ll show you how!  Join us for beach stories and sunny songs while we create a sandcastle picture out of sandpaper.  
 
Monday, August 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. 
 
Thursday, August 7 • 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 play date - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.
 
Fridays, August 22 & 29 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Friday, August 8 • 10:00-10:45am 
Friday, August 15 • 10:00-10:45am (Rain Date)
Friday, August 8 • 11:00-11:45am 
Friday, August 15 • 11:00-11:45am (Rain Date)
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you like bubbles?  Do you like painting?  Use colored bubbles to create a unique work of art that pops!  Dress to make a mess! Please note: this program will take place on the lawn of the Library.
 
Thursday, August 14 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Cool down on a hot summer day and make your own snow.  Brrr!  Dress to make a mess!
 
Tuesday, August 19 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Do you want to build a snowman?  Join us for a sing along, a viewing of our favorite Olaf clips and other FROZEN themed activities!
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 7:00-7:30pm 
(3-6 years 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 would like. Siblings are welcome. No Registration Required.
 
Fridays, August 1, 8 & 15 • 2:00-2:45pm (Weather permitting)
(3-7 years with parent/caregiver)
Feel the sand in your toes and the wind in your hair during this storytime at the beach.  We will also enjoy a frozen treat! This program will meet at Otto Schubert’s Pavilion at Long Beach, Smithtown.  
 
Thursday, August 7 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(4-5 years)
What would summer be without fireflies?  We love their twinkling lights that make the summer nights oh so special!  We’ll make a firefly decorated jar with fireflies made out of your very own fingerprints!
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(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.
 
Wednesdays, August 6, 13 & 20 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Entering Kindergarten in September 2014)
A program specifically designed for children entering kindergarten in September that encourages a love of reading through books and crafts.
 
Thursday, August 7 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Let the sunshine into your belly with deliciously decorated sunshine cupcakes!  Sunny stories too!
 
Saturday, August 9 • 11:00-11:30am 
(Grades K-2)
Calling all mermaids and pirates!  Enjoy this summer celebration as we read stories about Coney Island.  Come to the library dressed up as a mermaid or pirate if you like! 
 
Saturday, August 9 • 2:30-3:15pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Monday, August 11 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades K-2)
Dress in your fanciest pink outfit and come to the library to celebrate everything pink! Pink stories, a pink craft and even pink lemonade and cookies!
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Do you want to build a snowman?  Join us for a sing along, a viewing of our favorite Olaf clips and other FROZEN themed activities!
 
Thursdays, August 21 & 28 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Book Buddies is a program in which a child (entering grades K-2) is paired with a teen (entering grades 6-12) for a rewarding reading experience! 
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades K-2)
Listen to Susin Fernlund-Nielsen’s book The Magic Beads and create your own magic bead key chain to attach to your backpack for school this year.
 
Saturday, August 30 • 11:00-11:30am 
(Grades K-2)
Come to the library and listen to the story See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth and make a seal craft.
 
Monday, August 4 • 3:00-4:00pm 
Tuesday, August 5 • 3:00-4:00pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 1-5)
Llamas, a member of the camelid family, offer a unique glimpse into South American culture and the animal world.  Learn more about this gentle, intelligent and extremely useful animal, like what jobs they have and what you call a baby llama.  Includes a visit with two llamas, so bring your cameras!
 
Tuesdays, July 29, August 5 & 12 • 5:30-6:15pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Designed exclusively for kids in grades 3-5, Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cubia and more.  Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water.
 
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
In these two sessions, kids will participate in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities geared towards understanding and experimenting with electricity.  These same classes were offered in July.
 
Wednesday, August 6 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Artist Edvard Munch expressed his feelings, even his scary ones in paintings like ‘The Scream’.  Come and create a unique print of a feeling face that shows a dramatic facial expression that you have imagined.  Come dressed to make a mess, as paint will be used.
 
Friday, August 8 • 2:30-3:00pm 
Monday, August 11 • 2:30-3:00pm (Rain Date)
(Grades 3-5)
Come with your ideas and create a colorful sidewalk drawing outside at the library.  Colored chalk will be provided and the pavement below will be your canvas!
 
Tuesday, August 12 • 7:00-8:00pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Welcome to Cupcake Wars, where we supply the cupcakes and yummy ingredients and you supply the creativity!
 
Wednesday, August 13 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Join Suburban Exterminating Co., Inc. as we explore the fascinating world of insects.  Learn different insect characteristics and survival techniques from real, certified entomologists.  There will be live insects such as a tarantula and Madagascar roaches to be held and studied.  
 
Monday, August 18 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Celebrate International Paper Airplane Day (August 17th) by seeing who can create the most aerodynamic plane of them all!  Join your peers in a friendly contest.
 
Tuesday, August 26 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(Grades 3-5)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  If you would like to donate any gently used LEGO® bricks for our club, we would greatly appreciate it!
 
Buoyant Boats
Wednesday, August 27 • 10:00-10:45am 
(Grades 3-5)
What floats your boat?  Buoyancy, that’s what!  Learn about the science that keeps things afloat, and make your own floating boat.
 
Wednesday, August 20 • 7:00-8:30pm (Despicable Me 2)
Saturday, August 30 • 3:00-4:30pm (LEGO® Movie) 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Relax in our air conditioned community room for a fun family movie.
 
Monday, August 11 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Has your favorite stuffed animal ever had their very own special sleepover?  Bring your snuggle buddy to the library, create a night light craft just for them, sign a special “permission slip” – and give them a kiss goodnight!  Your favorite stuffed animal will spend the night in the library and have a wonderful adventure.  Join us the next morning on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00am to pick your buddy up and see pictures of their fun-filled night!
 
Thursday, August 14 • 2:30-3:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Join us for this fun-filled performance with magic that engages children with games and audience participation, all to reinforce the importance of reading and bringing books to life.  Followed by a “Meet and Greet” and a photo with Ronald after the show which will be posted on the LIMcDonalds.com website photo gallery upon parental permission.
 
Saturdays, August 23 & 30 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday?  Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No Registration Required.  
 

 

 

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