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    The Summer Reading Program will be starting on Monday, June 30! All teens entering grade 6 through grade 12 are invited to participate. Questions? Call 631-360-2480 and speak with a Young Adult Librarian. Register online by clicking here!

Smithtown Main Teen Programs

Battle of the Books 
Wednesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6• 3:30-5:00pm
The Battle of the Books is a county-wide competition between young adults representing participating Suffolk County public libraries. The competiton will take place on Saturday, August 9 at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team for each correct answer. If you are interested in trying out for our team you must be entering grades 6-9 and be available on the day of the competiton. Register
 
Mad Scientist Brush Head Sculpture
Monday, June 30• 3:30-5:00pm
Spark a reaction and bring your own mad scientist to life using a 2” brush, some clay and a whole lot of imagination. Each teen will create a sculpture to bring back to their own lab. 
 
Robot Keychain Factory 
Tuesday, June 17• 6:00-8:00pm
Rummage through our selection of springs, bolts and machine parts to assemble your own robot. These robots go well on key chains, make awesome decorations and may protect you from rudely programmed bots. Register
 
Fruit Flies are People Too 
Wednesday, July 16• 7:00-8:00pm
Even though fruit flies are tiny, they share many features of their DNA with humans. By studying fruit flies we may begin to understand how and why things go wrong early in cell development, which may lead to understanding big diseases. PhD candidate Kim Bell of Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will be our guest speaker. Register
 
Book Buddies
Thursdays, July 17, 24 & 31• 4:00-4:45pm Session 1
Thursdays, August 14, 21 & 28• 4:00-4:45pm Session 2
Earn community service credit when you share a raeding experience with your Little Book Buddy in grade K - grade 2. Ehis is a rewarding experience for both big and little buddies. Please note there will be a mandatory training session for Big Book Buddies on Thursday, July 17 for session 1 or Thursday, August 14 for session 2. Space is limited; please indicate which session(s) you wish to attend when registering. Register
 
Mummy Science
Saturday, July 19• 3:00-4:00pm
Jr. Crime Investigators Inc. will be visiting to discuss the science behind mummification, afterward; participants will mold and paint their own mini mummy figures. This program is perfect for those curious about the history or science of ancient Egypt. Register
 
Forensic Archaeology
Wednesday, July 23• 7:00-8:00pm
How much do your bones reveal about you? Teens will team-up as Forensic Specialists in this innovative and challenging program.  Using real human bones as props, teams are briefed about a mysterious discovery and challenged to examine the bones for clues.  Specific facts about bones are presented and then the teams hypothesize about the person's age, gender and possible demise. Register
 
Learning Code: Intro to Video Game Design
Monday, August 4• 6:00-7:30pm 
In this fast paced fun program, teens will be introduced to Computational Thinking by creating a video game using SCRATCH programming language. Teens will learn how to progam controlled movements, computer generated movements, animated effects and how to create conditional statements to impact game play. No experience necessary, limited space available. Register 
 
MakeyMakey: Creating with Micro-Circuit Boards
Wednesday, August 13• 6:00-7:30pm
Easily connect your world to the web. With these micro circuit boards students will learn about conductive materials and how to connect those to materials to games, musical instruments and other web based interactions. No experience necessary, limited space available. Register
 
Summer Concert Volunteers
Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7 and 14• 6:00-8:00pm
Teen volunteers are needed to help the Friends of The Smithtown Library raise funds for the Library by selling raffle tickets and collecting donations. The Friends of the Smithtown Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the resources of the library. Volunteers will be supervised by members of the Friends. Please indicate which date(s) you wish to attend when registering. August 21 and 28 are rain dates. Register  
 
Pizza and a Movie: Divergent
Wednesday, August 13• 5:15-8:15pm
Enjoy some pizza while viewing Divergent, a film based on the book by Veronica Roth. In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice “Tris” Prior must choose among five factions to define her identity, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is Divergent and will not fit in. Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality. Runtime 139 minutes. Soda will also be served. Register                                                                                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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