Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

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 
 
 
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.  
 

 
 

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