Teen Programs

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

WIPL Got Talent? Talent Show
Monday, November 6          7pm – 9pm
Grades: 4 & up
Got talent? Want to win CASH prizes? Sign up for the 8th annual West Islip Library Talent Show! All talents are welcomed and encouraged – ‘cause you have to be in it to win it! Sign-up beginning November 1 in the Children’s Room or online.

Maker Fridays @ WIPL!
November 10          3:30pm – 5pm
December 15          3:30pm – 5pm
Join us for a Friday afternoon full of maker inspired crafts! Each month will feature a STEM or STEAM craft and/or activity as well as other crafting projects. Teens can sign up for both dates.

Pumpkin Pie Oreo Truffles Class
Tuesday, November 14          4:30pm – 5:30pm
Teens will make delicious, seasonal Oreo truffles, then dip into milk chocolate!

Enrichment Program for Teens: Music Therapy
Monday, November 20          4pm
Monday, December 18          4pm
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.

Paper Pumpkins Workshop
Tuesday, November 21          7pm – 8pm
Create and decorate your own pumpkin out of paper!

Unicorn Donut Class
Wednesday, November 29          7pm – 8pm
Teens will decorate donuts to make them look like unicorns!

Teen Paint Night Class
Thursday, December 14          7pm – 8pm
Grab your friends and join us for a fun night of painting! Teens will create their own canvas to take home.

Light-up Greeting Card Workshop
Tuesday, December 19          7pm – 8pm
This STEAM project is perfect for the Holidays! Teens will learn how to make a simple circuit and decorate their cards. This greeting card will be sure to light up anyone’s holiday!

Ugly Sweater Cookie Class
Thursday, December 21          4pm – 5pm
Teens will make delicious cookies shaped as ugly sweaters!

Escape the Library
Thursday, December 28          7pm – 8pm
Escape the Library is a fun, interactive game taking place right here at your library. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the Library”. You have 60 minutes, so be quick!


Homework Help Project
Thursday, November 9          4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, November 27          4:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 13          4:30pm – 5:30pm
For teens 7th – 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 all sessions).

Friends Book Fair
Tuesday, November 14 – Saturday, November 18
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 Tuesday, November 14th and Saturday, November 18th. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Adult Reference Desk to sign up. Community service credit will be awarded.

Dog Bandana Workshop
Tuesday, November 28          4:30pm – 5:30pm
Teens will help make and decorate Dog Bandanas for a local animal shelter. One hour of community service will be awarded.

Community Crafts Workshop
Tuesday, December 5          7pm – 8pm
Help prepare crafts for the library and receive one hour of community service!

Teen Book Reviewer Project
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, December 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, December 9            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.