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New Item! Check Out A Nook
The Young Adult Department now has 3 Nooks, preloaded with book titles for teens. You must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian to check out a NOOK from the Circulation Desk. For more information call 631-929-4488, ext. 1.

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Keep informed about teen programs, events, and volunteer opportunities.

November/December 2017

Programs are for students in grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted. Registration for November programs begins 11/1. December program registration begins on 12/1.

Homework Help
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM & Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM No HW Help on 11/7, 11/23, and 12/19 – 12/28
Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring from experienced tutors. Please bring your homework assignments and textbooks for this outstanding service.


Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Saturday, November 18, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Create a pumpkin or turkey out of a recycled book.

Technology Clinic: Volunteers Needed
Tuesdays, November 21 and December 19, 6:00 OR 7:00 PM
Students in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering to instruct adults on how to use a variety of technology, are welcome to register for a 1 hour session.

Art Club
Dogs of the Renaissance
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Art Club members will study Renaissance artwork and framing styles along with the symbolic use of dogs in the artwork of this period.
Abstract Revisited
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Art Club members will explore the use of visual imagery in abstract paintings to communicate feeling or mood.
Fan Fiction Writing Café, Grades 9-12
Tuesdays, November 21 & December 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Whatever your writing style: fan fiction, poetry, short stories, or epic romance, come join us for a creative experience. This is a judgement free zone.

Going South of the Border – Mexican Lasagna
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Get cooking with Chef Rob Scott. Prepare a Mexican lasagna that you will take home to cook.

Beginner Crochet
Monday, Nov. 27, Wednesday, Nov. 29, & Friday, Dec. 1, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
This beginner-level class will focus on technique while learning to read a crochet pattern. Supplies: 2 skeins (balls) of Caron Cakes (7.1 ounces each, or any #4 weight worsted yarn such as Red Heart - total needed 15 ounces), 1 US H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle. Please keep colors towards the lighter side, no black, navy, or dark brown.

Advanced Battle of the Books, Grades 9-12
Mondays, November 13 – December 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Compete in a countywide Advanced Battle of the Books. Participate in weekly meetings to discuss and review books in preparation for the final battle at Connetquot High School on March 23, 2018.

Animal Lovers Club
Caturday Crafts
Saturday, November 25, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Create crafts to promote shelter cat adoption as well as toys for cats to play with while they wait for a fur-ever home.
Adopt Me Painted Bandanas
Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Paint special messages onto bandanas using fabric paint, markers, and stencils. Shelter pets will wear these at events to promote their adoption.

Polymer Clay Book Charms
Thursday, December 7, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Teens will create an adorable mini book using polymer clay. The charms will be made into a necklace or keychain.

Name That Tune
Thursday, December 28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Compete as a team to try and name that tune! Enjoy musical charades and several other fun games. Each member of the winning team receives a prize.

Aromatherapy for the Season
Thursday, December 28, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Join us as we learn about essential oils that will make your season BRIGHT! All participants leave with products to keep for themselves or give as gifts, including vanilla and chocolate lip balm, peppermint body scrub, and citrus berry hand sanitizer. Recipes and handout included.

New Year’s Eve Party, Grades 6-9
Friday, December 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Food, games and prizes!

Brochures from HESC (New York State Higher Education Service Corporation) are now availiable in the Young Adult Room. Learn how to pay for college, repay student loans, and get information on special loans in addition to financial aid, as well as graduate/professional loans. Log onto the HESC website from the link on our web page.

Community Service Opportunities

The following is a list of agencies and organizations in Suffolk County that accept teen volunteers. Age eligibility varies by agency and some organizations do require parental supervision.

American Red Cross,
Doha Ali (516) 747-3500, ext. 218
14 years & older

Atria Senior Living- South Setauket
Karen Farrell (631) 473-8000
16 years & older

Avalon Park S.T.A.T.E Program,
Rebecca Kassay (631) 786-2605
13-18 years old

Bethel Hobbs Community Farm,
Denine (631) 619-7023,
11-18 years old (11-13 with parent)

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind,
Judy Pisner (631) 930-9000
16 years & older

Habitat for Humanity,
Danielle - Outreach Coordinator (631) 924-4966, ext. 0
14 years & older

Long Island Blood Services,
Natalie Barnofsky (516) 478-5108
16 years & older

Long Island Cares,
Alisha Summers (631) 582-3663 ext 119
14 years & older

Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook,
Susan Helmus (631) 444-8590
14-17 years old

Make-A-Wish Foundation,
Concetta Zinerco (631) 585-9474
All ages with parent

Mather Hospital,
Dottie Perricone (631) 476-2749
14 years & older

Peconic Bay Medical Center,
Lynne LaGrua (631)548-6021
15 years & older


Save-A-Pet: Port Jefferson,
Lynne Schoepfer (631) 473-6333
12 years & older

Special Olympics,
Diane Colonna (631) 254-1465, ext. 206
13 - 16 years with parent

St. Charles Hospital,
Connie Hanes (631) 474-6365
14 years & older

Stony Brook Hospital,
Kathleen Kress (631) 444-2610
14 years & older

Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County Police Explorers,
Lauren Vlachos (631) 924-7000, ext. 137
14 - 20 years

Sunshine Prevention Center,
Carol Carter (631) 476-3099
14 years & older with enrollment in their current program

Town of Brookhaven- Adopt a Spot
Julia Wilson (631) 451-9200
All ages with parent

Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau,
Josephine Lundie (631) 451-8026
11-18 years old

Phil (631) 891-1800 13-16 years old

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