Teen Programs

Advance registration is required for teen programs unless otherwise noted.
Registration for most programs will begin on Monday, 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 (WIYAXXX). 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
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26           6:15pm – 8:45pm
Fee: $85.00 (Payable by check to: Greg Walsh)
Sign up begins on Wednesday, March 1st. 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: 4/5 and 4/12 will both be hosted at Babylon Public Library.

Authors Unlimited
Saturday, April 22
Please join us for Authors Unlimited 6. This annual event, taking place at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, celebrates reading by connecting teens and authors. It is a free full-day program open to everyone, but teens and tweens get preferred seating! Attendees will get the chance to meet dynamic authors of young adult literature first at an author panel and then in smaller breakout sessions afterward. Books will be available for purchase with time for autographs at the end of the day! St Joseph’s College  155 West Roe Blvd.  Patchogue, NY 11772

Registration for most programs will begin on Monday 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. Please let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make this event accessible to you.  Please bring a valid library card to registration.

Battle of the Books Kick-Off Meeting (WIYA 201)
Monday, May 15            4pm
Consider taking part in the 2017 Battle of the Books, a countywide competition of young adults representing participating Suffolk County public libraries. The competition will take place on Saturday, August 12 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 15 at 4pm. *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 15.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (WIYA 205)
Wednesday, May 17            4pm – 5pm
Has anything ever sounded more delicious?  Make a wonderful chocolate chip cookie pie with Fanny Cakes.  Take home to enjoy!

Volunteer Planting (WIYA 202)
Saturday, May 20            10am
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!

Enrichment Program for Teens with Special Needs: Music Therapy
Wednesday, May 24            4pm – 5pm
In this fun ABA-based visual and auditory approach to music, teens will be using music as a way to focus on their non-musical goals.

Volunteer Workshop:  Relay for Life (WIYA 203)
Tuesday, May 30            4pm – 5pm
We’ll be decorating luminary bags for West Islip’s Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.  You will earn community service credit.

Volunteer Workshop:  Cards for Hospitalized Kids (WIYA 204)
Thursday, June 8            4pm – 5pm
We’ll be making cards for kids who may be spending time in the hospital.  Help brighten someone’s day!  You will earn community service credit.

Enrichment Program for Teens with Special Needs: American Flag Craft and Patriotic Pretzels
Wednesday, June 21            4pm – 5pm
Show your patriotism with this wooden American Flag craft!  Fun, easy and a great decoration for the Fourth of July!  We’ll also be decorating patriotic chocolate covered pretzels.

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. The fee for each course is $50. This fee must be paid at registration.

Biology*
Thursday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 7            7pm – 9pm
Check made payable to Lizabeth Tumminello.
*Please note that this class was incorrectly listed as a chemistry class in the May-June newsletter.

Earth Science
Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6            7pm – 9pm
Check made payable to Eric Rosasco.

Algebra I
Thursday, June 8 and Monday, June 12            7pm – 9pm
Check made payable to Chris Murphy.

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

Geometry
Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14            7pm – 9pm
Check made payable to Chris Murphy.

Chemistry
Thursday, June 15 and Monday, June 19            7pm – 9pm
Check made payable to Lizabeth Tumminello.

Volunteer Opportunity: Book Reviews
Read any good books lately? Now, you’ll be able to get volunteer credit whenever you want! Read a book, write a review using the Teen Corner’s book review sheet, and turn it in for one hour of community service credit! Only books that are in the Teen Corner will qualify for community service credit. See Miss Kaplan at the Adult Reference Desk for more information. The review sheets will be in the Teen Corner at all times. Try one of the books on our new shelves!


CONTINUING PROGRAMS

New York State Pre-licensing
Thursday, May 4              4pm – 9pm
Thursday, June 1              4pm – 9pm
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, May 6            9:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday, June 17            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.