Teen Programs

Advance registration is required for teen programs unless otherwise noted.
Registration for most programs will begin on Tuesday, September 5 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.


SAT Review Workshops
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21& 28            6:15pm – 8:45pm
Fee: $85.00 payable by check to Greg Walsh.
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. Note: 9/7 & 9/14 classes will be at Babylon Public Library. Registration begins Thursday, August 31.

Enrichment Program for Teens with Special Needs: Music Therapy
Mondays, September 21 & October 23          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.

Hogwarts Hour
Monday, September 25            7:30pm – 8:30pm
Do you love Harry Potter? Make your very own, one of a kind Harry Potter wizard craft and play Harry Potter inspired games!

Annual Haunted House Production
Meetings: Fridays, September 29 & October 13 & 20            4pm – 5pm
Performance: Saturday, October 28            12pm – 5pm
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to help create a SPOOKTACULAR Haunted House for children to explore! Join us at our meetings where we will write a script, build sets and create costumes – all for the big SCARY performance that will take place on Saturday, October 28. Community service credit will be awarded to all participants.

Spider Cake Pops
Tuesday, October 17            7pm – 8pm
Dip the cake pops into chocolate, then decorate them to create the spider.

25th Annual Young People’s Bake Off
Saturday, October 21            Tastings from 2pm – 3pm
For teens in 7th – 12th grade
Pick a category when you register: Cookies, Cakes, or Halloween treats. May the best teen win! Bring in your baked item to the Children’s room on Saturday, October 21 between 9 and 10:30am along with a written recipe. Return with family and friends at 2pm for judging results and dessert sampling. Register in the Children’s Department. Beginning Wednesday, September 6.


COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Country Fair Preparation
Wednesdays, September 13 & 20            4pm – 5pm
Help prepare bags for the West Islip Library’s booth at the Country Fair. (You can sign up for both sessions or just one).

Country Fair Booth (WIYA 103)
Sunday, September 24 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1)
Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk for a slot to volunteer at the West Islip Library’s booth at the Country Fair. We will be handing out the bags prepared in the previous sessions and helping at the Library/Friends of the Library booth.

Annual Haunted House Production
Meetings: Fridays, September 29 & October 13 & 20            4pm – 5pm
Performance: Saturday, October 28            12pm – 5pm
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to help create a SPOOKTACULAR Haunted House for children to explore! Join us at our meetings where we will write a script, build sets and create costumes – all for the big SCARY performance that will take place on Saturday, October 28. Community service credit will be awarded to all participants.

Homework Help
Thursday, October 5            4:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday, October 19            4:30pm – 5:30pm
For teens 9th – 12th grade and in National Honor Society. Work one-on-one with younger children who need help with their homework and receive community service hours! (Teens can sign up for both sessions)

Volunteer Hour: Goodie Bags
Thursday, October 12            4pm – 5pm
Help create adorable goodie bags to be distributed to the kids at our annual Library Haunted House! One hour of community service will be awarded.

The Great Give-Back: Letters to Service Members
Saturday, October 14            2:30pm – 3:30pm
As a part of the Suffolk County Library System’s Great Give-Back Day, teens all over the county will be volunteering at their local libraries. West Islip teens will be making cards and writing letters to service members of the United States Armed Forces, showing our support.


CONTINUING PROGRAMS

New York State Pre-licensing
Thursday, October 5              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, October 14            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.