Teen Programs

Advance registration is required for teen programs unless otherwise noted.
Registration for most programs will begin on Tuesday, May 1 at 10am at the Reference Desk (except where noted).  Participants must be in grades 7-12 (unless otherwise indicated) to register for the following programs. Programs with a seven-digit code (WIYA XXX) can be registered for online (see below). Please bring a library card when registering for programs in person and let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make this event accessible to you.

Register Online
You can register online for select Teen Programs by clicking on the program name if it is a link. You may also search for programs in the catalog by clicking on the Programs menu of the website and then on Online Registration. You can find the program that you want by searching by its name or its 7-character program code (WIYA XXX). Please Note: You must have a valid library card to register for programs online. The librarians at the Reference Desks will be happy to help you.

Enrichment Program: Yoga for Tweens & Teens with Special Needs
Tuesday, March 27          4:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 24          4:30pm – 5:30 pm
Yoga SEPTA instructor Kelly Gildersleeve will guide teens through a series of stretches and relaxation techniques.

Gathering STEAM: Maker Fridays @ WIPL!
Friday, March 30          3:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday, April 20          3:30pm – 4:30pm
Join us for a Friday afternoon full of maker inspired crafts! Each week will feature a STEM or STEAM craft and/or activity as well as other crafts.

SAT Prep Workshop
Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25          6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $85.00 payable by check to Chris Murphy
Sign up begins in the Library on Thursday, March 1. Develop skills and strategies to help raise your SAT test scores. This indispensable 4-week course is taught by NYS certified English and Math teachers. Please note: 4/4 and 4/11 will both be hosted at Babylon Public Library.

Earth Day Tote Bags
Monday, April 16          7pm
Help save the planet by reducing your use of plastic bags. Celebrate Earth Day by making your own customized tote bags!

Stuffed Pretzels
Monday, April 30          7pm – 8pm
Teens will make pretzel dough fill with cheese, chocolate or cinnamon and take home to bake.

Picasso Inspired Paint Night (WIYA 210)
Thursday, May 3            5:30pm – 6:30pm
Let’s paint fun art! No painting experience necessary. Learn step by step how to paint a Picasso portrait.

Enrichment Program:
Music Therapy for Teens with Special Needs
(WIYA 200)
Monday, May 7           4pm – 5pm
Monday, June 4            4pm – 5pm
In this fun ABA-based visual and auditory approach to music, teens will be using music as a way to focus on non-musical goals.

Jumbo Cookies for Mother’s Day (WIYA 213)
Wednesday, May 9            5:30pm – 6:30pm
Design a Happy Mother’s Day cookie! Take home a large 8 inch round cookie in a bakery box decorated with buttercream frosting.

Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting (WIYA 215)
Monday, May 14            7pm
Consider taking part in the 2018 Battle of the Books, a countywide competition of young adults representing participating Suffolk County public libraries. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 11th at Stony Brook University. Teams will answer trivia questions based on eight different books and score points for their team with each correct answer. If you are interested in taking part, you must be entering grades 6-9 in September, able to attend weekly meetings and be ready for a summer of fun. Complete details will be available at the Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7pm. *NOTE: Attendance at the Kick-Off Meeting is NOT required. You may pick up copies of this year’s titles at the Reference Desk beginning Monday, May 14.

Maker Fridays @ WIPL! (WIYA 205)
Friday, May 18           3:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday, June 8            3:30pm –  4:30pm
Join us for a Friday afternoon full of maker inspired crafts! Each week will feature a STEM or STEAM craft and/or activity as well as other craft projects. Teens can sign up for both dates.

Enrichment Program:
Memo Boards for Teens with Special Needs
(WIYA 201)
Monday, May 21            4pm – 5pm
Join SEPTA instructor Leslie Sattler for a fun-filled evening of arts and crafts. Each teen will learn how to create a memo board.

Enrichment Program:
Yoga for Tweens & Teens with Special Needs (WIYA 215)
Tuesday, May 29           4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, June 18            4:30pm – 5:30pm
Yoga SEPTA instructor Kelly Gildersleeve will guide teens through a series of stretches and relaxation techniques.

BBQ Spice Rub for Father’s Day (WIYA 214)
Thursday, June 14            6pm – 7pm
Teens will make three different kinds of spice rubs for Father’s Day! After, they will package them with a label and a card to give as a gift.

Unicorn Paint Night (WIYA 211)
Tuesday, June 19            7pm – 8pm
Join us in a mystical paint night! Learn step by step how to paint a unicorn.

Libraries Rock! Rock Terrarium (WIYA 212)
Wednesday, June 20            6:30pm – 7:30pm
Join us in celebrating our summer reading theme Libraries Rock by making your own rock terrarium. Rock terrariums are a great way to bring the elements from nature inside your own home.

STEAM Project: Motor Sculptures (WIYA 208)
Monday, June 25            7pm – 8pm
We’re mixing science and art! Teens will learn how to make a simple homopolar motor. Afterwards we will experiment and add our own design to our sculpture motors.

Enrichment Program:
Fun Fresh Fruit Tart for Tweens and Teens with Special Needs
(WIYA 202)
Wednesday, June 27            5pm – 6pm
Join Lisa Basini in creating delicious fruit tarts to take home and enjoy!

Intro to Virtual Reality on Your Smart Phone (WIYA 207)
Wednesday, June 27            6:30pm – 7:30pm
Students will learn how to download free Virtual Reality games or applications on their devices. They will learn how to connect their phones to a VR unit, learn all the features of the unit and experience the full world of Virtual Reality. Requirements: Smart Phone and the ability to download Apps to the phone through Google Play Store.

Regents Review:
The purpose of these classes is to help students review and study for the New York State Regents Exams. Course topics will be covered through review sheets and practice questions. Students will receive review materials and handouts. Each course is taught by a NYS certified teacher. Course fee of $50 must be paid at registration. Out-of-district residents may register starting May 10, if spaces are available.

Algebra I
Saturday, June 9            10am – 2pm
Check made payable to Chris Murphy.

Algebra II
Sunday, June 10            1pm – 5pm
Check made payable to Chris Murphy.

Saturday, June 2            10am – 12pm
Monday, June 11            6:30pm – 8:30pm
Check made payable to Lizabeth Tumminello.

Tuesday, June 5            6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, June 13            6:30pm – 8:30pm
Check made payable to Lizabeth Tumminello.

Earth Science
Thursday, June 7           6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, June 12            6:30pm – 8:30pm
Check made payable to Eric Rosasco.

Saturday, June 16            10am – 2pm
Check made payable to Eric Rosasco.

Monday, June 4           5pm – 7pm
Wednesday, June 6            5pm-7pm
Check made payable to Alex Marange.


Shrinky – Dink Keychains for Shelter Animals (WIYA 204)
Monday, May 7            6:30pm – 7:30pm
Using special paper, teens will create a special keepsake keychain for the new owners of adopted pets. One hour of community service will be awarded.

Volunteer Planting (WIYA 203)
Saturday, May 19            9am – 11am
Teens are encouraged to volunteer and join us to plant flowers on the library grounds. Have a fun time with your friends and earn community service credit!

Cat Sweater Beds (WIYA 206)
Thursday, May 31            6:30pm – 7:30pm
Interested in helping animal shelters? Come to the library and create comfortable beds for cats in a local animal shelter. One hour of community service will be awarded.

Teen Book Reviewer
Have you read any good books lately? Teens will be able to get volunteer credit for the books they have read. Read a book, write a review using the Teen Corner’s book review sheet, and turn it in for 2 hours of community service credit! Only books that are in the Teen Corner will qualify for community service credit. See the Young Adult Librarian at the Adult Reference Desk for more information.


New York State Pre-licensing
Thursday, June 7              4pm – 8:30pm
Register as you enter, before class begins, and pay the $40 course fee at that time – in cash.  You must attend this course in order to be eligible to take the road test. Bring your valid Learner’s Permit and a black pen to class.

Defensive Driving Courses
Saturday, June 2            9:30am – 3:30pm
Pick up applications at the Reference Desk during library hours or download & print an application from our website.  Send your application and your $40 check or money order made out to the auto school at least a week in advance of the course date.