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Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election

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The Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 9:30am to 9:00pm.

Chic Reads_Grades 9-12

Cannon, A.E.The Loser's Guide to Life and Love: High school student Ed works at a video store, and when a beautiful girl comes in one day, he decides to take on a new, more suave identity, resulting in a series of misunderstandings. Check the online catalog 

Dessen, S. Along for the Ride: Before Auden she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating. Check the online catalog

Frank, H. The View from the Top: Anabelle and her fellow high school graduates navigate their way through a disastrous summer of love and friendship in the small coastal town of Normal, Maine. Check the online catalog

Horner, E. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend: As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend. Check the online catalog

Shaw, T. Flavor of the Week: Cyril, an overweight boy who is good friends with Rose but wishes he could be more, helps his best friend Nick woo her with culinary masterpieces which Cyril himself secretly creates. Check the online catalog

Taylor, L. Lips Touch: Three Times: Three girls face very different circumstances while pursuing romance as powerful supernatural forces impact their lives and first loves in this suspenseful tale for young adults. Check the online catalog

Tracy, K. A Field Guide for Heartbreakers: When seventeen year old high school students Veronica and Dessy go to Prague to attend a summer writer's program for college students, they experience romance, conflicts, and, ultimately, the strengthening of their friendship. Check the online catalog

Tuttle, C. Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells: Paisley Hanover and her fellow unpopular friends are in a school year filled with rumors, rivals, love triangles, and a plot to pull off the biggest scheme of the year. Check the online catalog

Zarr, S. Sweethearts: Jennifer transformed herself from the unpopular fat girl into the beautiful and popular Jenna, but Cameron's, her soulmate, unexpected return dredges up memories that cause both social and emotional turmoil. Check the online catalog

Fantasy_Grades 6-8

Colfer, E. Artemis Fowl: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. Check the online catalog
 
Delaney, J. Revenge of the Witch: Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties." His job includes capturing witches, binding boggarts and driving away ghosts. For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried-some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Check the online catalog
 
Flanagan, J. The Ruins of Gorlan: When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. Check the online catalog
 
Hunter, E. Into the Wild: For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all. Check the online catalog
 
Paolini, C. Eragon: Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire. Check the online catalog
 
Riordian, R. The Lightning Thief: After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is sent to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Check the online catalog
 
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.Check the online catalog

Science Fiction_Grades 6-8

Bacigalupi, P. Ship Breaker: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper shipwith a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. Check the online catalog

Clements, A. Things Not SeenWhen fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it. Check the online catalog

Cottrell, F. Cosmic: 12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good. Check the online catalog

Farmer, N. The Ear, the Eye and the ArmIn 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their specialpowersto search for them. Check the online catalog

Haddix, M. Sabotaged: Time-travelers Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child from history, this time Virginia Dare from the Roanoke Colony, but their journey is sabotaged and goes dangerously awry, leaving them in the wrong time period. Includes author's note about the history of Roanoke Colony and Virginia Dare. Check the online catalog

Kostick, C. Epic: On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguardthe futuresof each of their families. Check the online catalog

Lowery, L. Gathering Blue: Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians. Check the online catalog

Patterson, J. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment:After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose. Check the online catalog

Stead, R. When You Reach Me: As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space. Check the online catalog

 

Mystery_Grades 9-12

Beaudoin, S. You Killed Wesley Payne:When hard-boiled, seventeen-year-old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school's social hierarchy, and get paid. Check the online catalog

Blundell, J. What I Saw and How I Lied: In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.Check the online catalog
 
Coben, H. Shelter:  Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new high school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train wreck of a life is finally improving -- until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Check the online catalog

Green, J. Paper Towns: One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears. Check the online catalog

Harrington, K. Clarity: Sixteen-year-old Clare Fern, a member of a family of psychics, helps the mayor and a skeptical detective solve a murder in a Cape Cod town during the height of tourist season--with her brother a prime suspect. Check the online catalog

Madison, B. Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls: When someone steals her purse and her identity, high-school junior and reluctant girl sleuth Lulu Dark investigates. Check the online catalog
 
Parker, R.  Chasing the Bear: Spenser reflects back to when he was fourteen years old and how he helped his best friend Jeannie when she was abducted by her abusive father. Check the online catalog
 
Sorrells, W. Fake ID: After a lifetime of moving and assuming new identities, sixteen-year-old Chass begins to piece together the disturbing past that haunts her and her mother and which involves a mysterious tape, a deceased popular singer, and the secrets of several people in a small Alabama town. Check the online catalog

Smithtown Main Building Teen Programs

 

Make a Cat Tent
Tuesday, September 26 • 5:00-6:00pm

Back by popular demand, this craft is the prrrrrrrrrfect way to celebrate Happy Cat Month. Bring your own medium-sized adult T-shirt and we will supply the rest of the materials and instruction. Humans only please. Register

How to Think Like a College Admissions Officer 
Wednesday, September 27 • 7:00-8:00pm
As more colleges are becoming increasingly competitive, the availability and amounts of scholarships and financial aid have also become that much more important. In this one-hour session, a representative from C2 Educatin, will explain to parents and high school students how to maximize their admissions, scholarship and financial potential. Students will learn how to determine their "best fit" colleges and learn the ways to differentiate themselves from others with similar grades, test scores, interests and aspirations. This program is part of the Library's Academic Advisory Series. Register

Hour of Code Volunteers - Moana
Saturday, October 14 • 1:00-2:30pm
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with teens in grades 6-12 for an introduction to computer coding starring characters from the Disney film Moana. Some computer experience necessary. This program is part of the Great Give Back Series. Register
 
Hour of Code Volunteers - Star Wars
Saturday, October 14 • 3:00-4:30pm
Children ages 8-10 will be paired with teens in grades 6-12 for an intorduction to computer coding starring characters from the Star Wars flims. Some computer experience necessary. This program is part of the Great Give Back Series. Register. 
 
Book Sale Room Volunteers
Monday, October 16 • 4:00-5:00pm
Monday, October 30 • 4:00-5:00pm
The Friends of The Smithtown Library are looking for teen volunteers to keep its Book Sale Room in order. Register
 
Homework Helpers 
Tuesday, October 17 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, October 24 • 4:30-5:30pm
Volunteers in grades 9-12 will work one-on-one with children in grades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of recommendation prior to the start of the program. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks of the Smithtown Main Building. Register
 
Green Screen Halloween
Wednesday, October 18 • 7:00-8:00pm
Teens will perform frightening 1 minute (Or less) scenes in front of chilling backgrounds of their choosing using the Library's green screens (The same tecnology used in film-making!). Each teen will recieve a printed still of their scary video and have a digial copy emailed to them when possible. Please do not wear green. Register
 
Personal-Sized Skull or Severed Hand Pizza
Wednesday, October 25 • 7:00-8:00pm
The Baking Coach will be on hand to teach teens how to create pizza dough, shape it into a hand or skull and add toppings. Teens may then take their pizza creations home to bake. Please inform staff of any food allergies when registering. Register
 
SAT vs. ACT - What is the Difference?
Wednesday, October 25 • 7:00-8:00pm
With recent changes to both the SAT and ACT, many students are unsure which test to take. Mindy Lampert from C2 Education, will discuss what colleges are looking for, when to take the test and how scores are reported. This program is paart of the Library's Academic Advisory SeriesRegister
 
The Friends of The Smithtown Library Book and Hidden Treasure Sale Volunteers
Saturday, November 4 • 9:30-1:00pm
Saturday, November 4 • 12:30-4:45pm
Teen volunteers are needed to support our sale. Tasks may include setting up book displays, creating signage, posting signs, maintaining the sale tables, working the cash box and light cleaning. Teens may volunteer for morning, afternoon or both shifts. Register. 
 
The Friends of The Smithtown Library Book and Hidden Treasure Sale
Saturday, November 4 • 10:00-4:00pm
The Friends of The Smithtown Library welcome all shoppers to its Book and Hidden Treasure Sale. Hardcover books, DVDs, CD Music for just a $1, paperback and children's books only .50 cents and what's more the Friends will offer a Hidden Treasure sale where you may find a variety of knickknacks, birca-a-brac, collectibles and other items. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of The Smithtown Library Scholarship now in its 10th year. Please direct your questions to Mr. Salas at 631-360-2480 x128. 
College Finance Secrets
Monday, November 6 • 7:00-8:30pm
Andrew Lockwood, J.D., author of the bestselling books "How to Pay 'Wholesale' for College" and "The Incomparable Applicant" and host of "The College Success for Less Show" will conduct a 90 minute presentation that covers, which types of savings accounts “penalize” you in the financial aid formulas, the surprising truth about what admissions officers are really looking for and much more. This program is part of the Academic Advisory Series. Register
 
Homework Helpers
Tuesday, November 7 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, November 14 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, November 21 • 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, November 28 • 4:30-5:30pm
Volunteers in grades 9-12 will work one-on-one with children in gades K-5 assisting them with homework and studying. All volunteers must submit an application and a letter of reccommendation prior to the start of the program. The application is available at both the Adult and Children's Reference Desks of the Smithtown Main Building. Register
 
Book Sale Surplus Volunteers
Monday, November 13 • 4:00-5:30pm
The Friends of The Smithtown Library generously donate many remaining items from their Book and Hidden Treasure Sale to the Salvation Army. Teen are needed to inventory, package and box these items in prepartion for pick-up. 
 
3D Turkeys
Wednesday, November 15 • 7:00-8:00pm
The Baking Coach will instruct teens how to make two adorable turkeys using cerealk, cookies, marshmallows, melted chocolate and cand corn. Please inform staff of any food allergies when registering. Registration begins Monday, October 2. Register beginning October, 2. 
 
3D Print Design with Tinkercad
Wednesday, November 29 • 6:00-7:30pm
Build a 3D object using Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and printing app that can be used to make 3D toys, prototypes, Mindecraft models, jewelry and more. Join us for this introductory tutorial in the Smithtown Main Building's LearnLab. 
 

Staff Pick

Pictures at a Revolution Five Movies and The Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris. In 1967 a cultural revolution hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami, and the landscape of filmmaking was altered forever.

Book A Librarian

Any Smithtown Library cardholder can make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one training in various library and computer topics. We offer 30-minute sessions in the following areas:
- Using the Library Catalog
- Introduction to Library Databases
- Downloadable eBooks and/or Audiobooks
- eReader and Tablet Demonstrations
- Introduction to Social Networking sites
- And more!
For information or to make an appointment, please call the Reference Desk at any branch.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:
9:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 9:00pm
(Smithtown only)
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(September - May;
Smithtown & Commack only)

Photographs

man with cameraLibrary staff may take photographs or video recordings at Library programs for use in publicity. This includes use in our Newsletter, website and social media pages. Please inform us if you do not want photos or videos taken of you or your child.

Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects un-needed eyeglasses for recycling through the Suffolk Cooperative Library System's services for the sight-impaired.  glasses
The Library is no longer accepting cell phones for recycling.

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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Kings Park, Nesconset, Nissequogue, Saint James, Smithtown, Village of the Branch

Commack Branch

3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-360-2480
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Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
631-360-2480
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Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
631-360-2480
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-2480
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