Teen Programs

Advance registration is required for teen programs unless otherwise noted.
Registration for most programs will begin on Monday, March 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.

Enrichment Program for Teens with Special Needs: Music Therapy
Monday, March 20           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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (WIYA 201)
Tuesday, March 21           7pm – 8pm
Has anything ever sounded more delicious?  Make a chocolate chip cookie pie with Fanny Cakes.  Take home to enjoy!

Volunteer Opportunity:  Book Sale Volunteers
Tuesday, March 28 – Saturday, April 1
Teen volunteers are needed to help out with the Friends of the West Islip Public Library’s annual Book Sale.  We will have a variety of hours available between these dates.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Adult Reference Desk to sign up.  Community service credit will be awarded.

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.

Enrichment Program for Teens with Special Needs: Pretzel Making
Monday, April 10           4pm – 5pm
Join Fanny Cakes to make these delicious pretzels to that you can take home and bake!

CSI:  Who Done It (WIYA 202)
Tuesday, April 11           7pm – 8pm
From Sherlock Holmes to the OJ Simpson trial, people have been plagued by the question, “Who done it?”  Explore the science of crime scene investigation techniques:  fingerprints, chromatography, and shoe print analysis.  Applying these techniques with deductive reasoning, participants examine the evidence and try to figure out who done it.

Volunteer Project:  Earth Day (WIYA 200)
Tuesday, April 18           4pm – 5pm
We’ll be working on a special Earth Day project, including planting seedlings in small pots for later use.

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

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!


New York State Pre-licensing
Thursday, March 2              4pm – 9pm
Thursday, April 6              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, March 11            9:30am – 3:30pm
Wed., April 12 & Thurs., April 13            6pm – 8:30pm
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.