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.
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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.