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Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

December  Children's Programs
(scroll down for November Programs)
Registration starts Tuesday, December 2 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, December 4 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, December 12 •10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, and props and most of all fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, December 9 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, December 5 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, December 11 • 11:00-11:45am 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, December 22• 10:30-11:15am 
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! An informal playdate meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, December 30 • 11:15-12:00pm 
P. Bear cordially invites you to his Noon Year’s Eve Party! Join us for a reading of P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by Paul Owen Lewis, create a festive party hat and celebrate as we count down to noon and welcome the New Year!
 
(3-5 years old with parent caregiver)
Saturday, December 20 • 11:00-11:45am 
Warm up with stories and stamp out a work of art that celebrates the whimsy of winter. Dress to make a mess.
 
(4-6 years old)
Thursday, December 18 • 3:30-4:00pm
Preschoolers will enjoy this high energy music and movement class designed to sharpen motor skills. Dance, sing and play age appropriate games that will keep you jumpin’ and jivin’.
 
(4-5 years old)
N-Monday, December 8 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-7 years old)
N–Friday, January 9 • 4:30-5:15pm
Children will explore art and science activities to express creativity and build problem solving skills.
 
(5-7 years old)
N-Tuesday, December 30 • 3:00-3:45pm
Get ready to welcome 2015 with a bang when you make your own fireworks using scratch art!
 
(5-7 years old)
N-Monday, December 15 • 4:30-5:15pm 
Join us as we read some snowy stories and make our very own snow globe to take home.
 
 
(5-7 years old)
Friday, January 2 • 3:00-3:45pm
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.
 
(8-12 years old)
Wednesday, December 10 • 4:30-5:15pm
Enjoy creating key chains and magnets using bottle caps and recycled magazines!
 
(for families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, December 27 • 10:00-4:00pm
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration  required. 
 
 
November Children's Programs
Registration starts Tuesday, November 4 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, November 7 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, November 15 • 10:00-10:30am 
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, November 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, props and most of all, fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, November 14 & 21 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, November 6 • 10:15-10:45am
Babies get their groove on with this energetic music and movement program. Parent and child engage in interactive play using instruments, scarves, bubbles and balls.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesdays, November 12 & 19 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, November 13 • 11:00-11:45am 
Celebrate autumn with stories, songs and a colorful art project!
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, November 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, November 24 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date – meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
(2-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, November 22 • 11:00-12:00pm 
Come out of your shell and shake, rattle and roll in an inclusive interactive music and movement concert with Turtle Dance Music! This performance is open to all, but particularly appropriate for children on the autism spectrum.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, November 13 & 20 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, November 8 • 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(4-5 years old)
Monday, November 10 & 17 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-9 years old)
Friday, November 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
Bring your stuffed animal to a special storytime and leave him/her behind to sleep over with other stuffed animals! Come back any time on Saturday to pick them up and see pictures of the fun they had the night before!  A small snack will be served.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, November 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Gobble up some Thanksgiving Day stories and make a turkey themed craft to share with your family.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, November 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(8-11 years old)
Monday, December 1 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS! 
 
(8-11 years old)
Tuesday, November 25 • 4:30-5:00pm 
Give your Thanksgiving table some DIY crafting flair. Make a one of a kind plush (or stuffed!) 
turkey centerpiece.
 
(10-12 years old)
Tuesday, November 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us for this community service project as we make calendars for residents of a local nursing home.

 

Children's Programs - Kings Park Branch

 

DECEMBER Programs (Scroll down for November)

On-line, phone or in person registration for December programs begins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10am.

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Friday, December 5 • 11:00-11:30am                      

Saturday, December 13 • 10:30-11:00am

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones  

Tuesday, December 9 and 16 • 11:00-11:45am       

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities;

includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos         

Wednesday, December 3 and 10 • 11:00-11:45am  

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Terrific Threes         

Friday, December 12 and 19 • 11:00-11:45am

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts, and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

 

Super Special Sing-A-Long 

Monday, December 8 • 11:00-11:30am (2 years with parent/caregiver)     

We will read and sing some favorite nursery rhymes, listen to music and make a fun craft.

 

Digi-Tots

Friday, December 26 • 11:00-11:30am (2-4 years with parent/caregiver)  

Join us for a unique storytime you won’t want to miss! We will sing songs, read traditional stories, and introduce you and your little one to digital resources designed to foster early literacy skills. There will be free play at the end, allowing time for questions from caregivers about how to access these digital materials from home.

 

I’m the Gingerbread Man

Thursday, December 18 • 11:00-11:30am(3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

Let’s read the tale of the gingerbread man and decorate your own special gingerbread man.

 

Let It Snow                           

Monday, December 22 • 3:00-3:30pm (3-5 year with parent/caregiver)

It’s snowing in the library! We will read winter stories and make our very own snow to take home. Dress to make a mess.

 

Holiday Spectacular

Monday, December 29 • 11:00-11:45am (Ages 5-11 years)

Keep your skills sharp while on holiday break! Join us for a session of crafts, games, puzzles, word searches and more relating to the holiday season!

 

LEGO® League

Wednesday, December 17 • 4:00-4:45pm (Ages 7-11 years)

Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like. We'll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Adventures in Art: Winter Birch Trees     

Saturday, December 20 • 10:30-11:15am (Ages 7-11 years)

Create a beautiful watercolor painting of winter birch trees at night. Use tape and salt to help create the trees and snow!

 

 

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

On-line, phone or in person registration for November programs begins on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10am.

 

Wonderful Ones 

Monday, November 24 and December 1 • 11:00-11:45am 

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities;

includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.

 

Time for Twos          

Friday, November 21 and 28 • 11:00-11:45am       

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Terrific Threes         

Tuesday, November 25 and December 2 • 11:00-11:45am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts, and circle time. Siblings are welcome.

  

Ready Set Review!   

Saturday, November 29 • 10:00-10:45am

(Ages 8-11 years)

Want to see what your friends are reading? Come to the library and find out! Members of the Ready, Set, Review book club will have a chance to participate in book discussions and write book reviews. Your review will be on display in our Children’s Room! Before we meet, members should read a book of their choice.

Children's Programs - Commack Branch

December Programs

Registration for November programs for the Commack Branch begins on

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00am. 

(scroll down for November programs)

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Fridays, December 12 & 19 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Tuesday, December 2 • 2:30-3:15pm

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome. 

 

Time for Twos

Tuesday, December 16 •10:30-11:15am

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

All About Mittens

Monday, December 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Mittens, mittens, mittens!  Everything mittens!  Join us for stories, songs and a craft.  Dress to make a mess!

 

Art Starts

Wednesday, December 3 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime. Dress to make a mess.

 

Chocolate Handprint Reindeer

Monday, December 15 • 10:30-11:15am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make your very own reindeer ornament using your hand dipped in chocolate pudding. Oh so cute and oh so yummy!

 

Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 30 • 11:30am- 12:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Ring in 2015 with us here at the Library without staying up past your bedtime! Siblings are welcome.

 

Winter in a Bottle

Thursday, December 11 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

You can enjoy winter all year round by making this fun project. Come craft with us and enjoy some stories all about winter! Remember, it may be cold outside, but it's nice and warm at the library!

 

Terrific Threes

Monday, December 8 • 10:30- 11:15am

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.  

 

Candy Cane Owls

Saturday, December 20 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Come on down to hear some fun holiday stories and create your own candy cane owl craft.

 

Gingerbread House Shadow Box

Wednesday, December 17 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Sometimes gingerbread houses can be difficult to make, can't they? Well, no walls can fall down in our gingerbread house shadow box version! There will be plenty of delicious candy to enjoy, too. Yum, yum!

 

Musical Mania

Monday, December 29 • 10:30-11:00am

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Make your own musical instrument and then join in for some toe tapping fun!

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, December 12 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime.  The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Winter Sleepers

Tuesday, December 9 • 10:30-11:00am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

BRRR!  It’s cold outside!  Find out how some animals manage with this weather!

 

Winter Window Pane

Thursday, December 4 • 10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)

Oooh, baby, it's cold outside! Let's create a terrific winter window using your hands to make the tree and the snowman, too. Don't forget to dress to make a mess!

 

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, December 23 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Tuesday, December 9 • 2:30-3:00pm

(4 & 5 years)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Thursday, December 18 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

 

Gingerbread Mayhem

Friday, December 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years)

Can you catch the gingerbread man? Come and join us for a storytime and a craft to see if you can catch this tricky treat.

 

LEGO® League

Saturday, December 20 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Easy Origami

Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-10:45am

(6-9 years)

Try something new and join us to make some easy origami figures.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, December 3 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Junior Makerspace Monthly

Monday, December 15 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years)

Junior Makerspace Monthly is a program designed just for kids who love to build and tinker! The possibilities are only limited by your creativity!

 

LEGO® Legends

Saturday, December 13 • 11:30am-12:15pm

(8-12 years)

Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

Get Frozen at the Library!

Tuesday, December 23 • 2:30-4:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Enjoy a family movie day at the library as we watch Frozen, have a small snack, and do a cool craft!

 

Library Mini-Golf

Saturday, December 27 • 10:30am-12:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Bring the family down to the library for some literary mini-golf fun!

 

Life-Sized Angry Birds

Monday, December 29 • 2:30-3:30pm

(For families with children under the age of 12)

Come to library with your family and create your own structures to knock down with life-sized angry birds! Will your family split builders vs birds? Challenge other families? The possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

November Programs

Registration for November programs for the Commack Branch begins on Thursday,

October 30, 2014 at 10:00am. 

 

Twinkle Toes

Wednesday, November 19 • 2:30-3:00pm

(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)

Join us for a fun filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!

 

Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Thursdays, November 6 & 13 • 10:30-11:00am

Saturday, November 22 • 10:30-11:00am

(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.

 

Wonderful Ones

Mondays, November 17 & 24 • 10:30-11:15am

(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)

This action-packed program engages little ones in language based activities; includes free play, stories and fun!  Siblings are welcome. 

 

Time for Twos

Fridays, November 14 & 21 •10:30-11:15am

(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)

Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft. Siblings are welcome.

 

Art Starts

Tuesday, November 18 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Different crafts that encourage children’s hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  A light snack will be served. Dress to make a mess.

 

Library Playdate

Tuesday, November 25 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal playdate - meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project.

 

Terrific Turkeys

Monday, November 24 • 2:30-3:15pm

(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)

Join us as we make a very special one-of-a-kind turkey -- starring YOU! Gobble, gobble!

 

Terrific Threes

Fridays, November 7 & 14 • 2:30- 3:15pm

(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.   

 

All Aboard!

Tuesday, November 18 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Chugga chugga choo choo! If you like trains, then this is for you! Join us for stories and a craft, too!

 

Red, Blue, Circles, Too!

Wednesday, November 12 •10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with paren/caregivert)

Explore colors and shapes through books, songs and a craft.

 

Paper Plate Pilgrims

Thursday, November 13 • 2:30-3:15pm

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Make these cute boy and girl pilgrims out of paper plates. We'll learn some facts about the pilgrims, too!

 

Sensory Storytime

Friday, November 7 •10:30-11:15am

(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime.  The enthusiasm in this program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.

 

Turkey Time

Wednesday, November 26 • 10:30-11:00am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Gobble up some books and make a turkey craft, too.

 

Twilight Turkeys

Thursday, November 20 • 10:30-11:15am

(Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

Gobble, gobble! Make a twilight turkey night light to take home and keep you cozy during these chilly nights.

 

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, November 19 • 7:00-7:30pm

(3-6 years old with parent/caregiver)

Want to come to the Library in your pajamas?  Join us for stories and songs and bring a favorite stuffed animal if you’d like. Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

 

Fun for 4s and 5s

Monday, November 3 • 2:30-3:00pm

(4 & 5 years old)

There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.

 

Little Craft Buddies

Tuesday, November 25 • 7:00-7:30pm

(4 – 7 years old)

Craft Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen as they work together to create a craft for the child to take home.

 

A Feast for Your Eyes

Saturday, November 15 • 2:30-3:15pm

(5-7 years old)

Come join us for storytime and a phony festive feast for your eyes to celebrate Thanksgiving.

 

Make Your Own Mayflower

Monday, November 17 • 4:30-5:15pm

(5-7 years old)

Using your handprint and some brown paint, make your version of the famous Mayflower ship to take home. We'll learn some facts about the journey of the Mayflower, too! Please dress to make a mess.

 

LEGO Legends Jr.

Saturday, November 29 •11:00-11:45am

(5 – 7 years old)

Calling all master builders! Come down to the library to construct your own creations and make new friends!

 

Overstuffed Apples

Tuesday, November 4 • 4:30-5:30pm

(5-7 years old)

Come join Chef Rob Scott as we make a delightful fall treat of stuffed apples. You’ll be able to take your apples home to bake and enjoy! Registration began on September 26.

 

Dia De Los Muertos

Monday, November 3 • 6:30-7:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Come down to the library to learn all about the traditional Mexican Holiday and design your own skeleton.

 

G.N.A.T.

Wednesday, November 5 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Calling all graphic novel enthusiasts: we are currently looking for members for the Commack Building's Graphic Novel Advisory Team! Meetings will include exclusive first looks at the Library's new graphic novels, cool projects and crafts, and of course, a chance to chat up all things graphic novels with friends! A small snack will be served.

 

Junior Makerspace Monthly

Thursday, November 20 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Junior Makerspace Monthly is a program designed just for kids who love to build and tinker! The possibilities are only limited by your creativity!

 

LEGO Legends Sr.

Saturday, November 8 • 2:30-3:15pm

(8 – 12 years old)

Calling all master builders! Come down to the library to construct your own creations and make new friends!

 

Volun-tweens

Monday, November 24 • 4:30-5:15pm

(8-12 years old)

Lend your talents to the Library! Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy! Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.

 

Creation Station

Saturdays • 10:00am-4:00pm

(For children under the age of 12)

Are you looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration required.

 

The Night Before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26 • 6:30pm – 7:15pm

(For children under the age of 12 with parent/caregiver)

Need some time to prep for the big feast? Send your second –in-command over to the library with the kids while we watch a short holiday movie and make a fun Thanksgiving craft to display on your holiday table!

Children's Programs - Smithtown Main Building

 
December Registration begins at 10:00am on Monday November 24.
Please scroll down for November programs.
 
Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Fridays, December 5 & 12 •10:00-10:30am 
Saturday, December 20 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-24 months with parent/caregiver)
Bounce and Boogie with your baby!  Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking. Presented by Nicole Sparling.  
 
Mondays, December 8 & 15 • 10:00-10:45am 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities, includes free play, stories, and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
Friday, December 19 • 10:00-10:45am 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.
 
Tuesday, December 2 • 10:00-10:45am
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts encourage children's eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Thursday, December 4 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place!  Join us for an informal playdate – meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, move your feet!  This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.
 
Wednesdays, December 3 & 10 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Monday, December 8 • 2:30-3:00pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Sing along, move and grove to some sweet tunes with Miss Emily and her guitar.
 
Monday, December 15 • 2:30-3:15pm 
Monday, December 15 • 3:30-4:15pm 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime.  The enthusiasm in the program is palpable!  Dress to make a mess.
 
Tuesdays, December 23 & 30 • 11:00-11:30am 
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently.
 
Tuesday, December 2 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-7 years)
Every month we will explore different art mediums and techniques to create a fun project.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Saturday, December 6 • 10:00-10:30am 
(5-7 years)
Listen to the story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Come in your pajamas just like the kids in the book!) After the story we’ll enjoy some Hershey’s Kisses and each child will leave with a silver bell.
 
Saturday, December 13 • 11:00-11:30am 
(5-7 years)
Kick off the holiday season with a story about how toys become real.  Wear your pajamas and bring a special stuffed toy with you while we share the story of The Velveteen Rabbit.  Enjoy a candy cane while you listen!
 
Tuesday, December 30 • 4:00-4:45pm 
(5-7 years)
Calling all master builders!  Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® Bricks!
 
Saturday, January 3 • 11:00-11:30am
(5-7 years)
We will read some fun stories about the Gingerbread Man and conduct our own taste test of three popular brands of gingerbread cookies!
 
Saturday, December 20 • 11:00-11:45am 
(6-9 years)
Celebrate this holiday season by making and decorating an edible evergreen treat!  Stories too!
 
Monday, December 8 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Enjoy some chilly stories and welcome winter weather with a foam mitten wreath!  
 
Tuesday, December 9 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Children will learn about different artists and their styles, experiment with different mediums, and build a portfolio of ATCs they’ve either created themselves or traded with others. 
 
Thursday, December 11 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Lend your talents to the Library!  Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy!  Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.  
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 4:30-5:15pm
(8-12 years)
Draw a beautiful winter forest with oil pastels on black paper and create your own artistic ‘scene of the season’.
 
Monday, December 29 • 3:00-3:45pm 
(8-12 years)
Calling all master builders!  Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® BRICKS!
 
Tuesday, December 16 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(9-12 years)
Look through a lens and practice perspective!  Take a photo; any photo and email it to Miss Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. three days before the program.  In the program, we’ll view and discuss some of your photos.  We will also learn about a famous photographer and a new photography technique to practice for next month.
 
Thursday, December 4 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(10-12 years)
Join us in our brand new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher.  No food or drink permitted in the lab.
 
Thursday, December 18 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(Grades 6-12)
Join us in our brand new computer lab for assistance using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher.  No food or drink permitted in the lab.
 
Saturdays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27 • 10:00-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts.
 
Friday, December 26 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Kick off the weekend by playing games at the Library; we have a variety of board games from classics to some new favorites. Adults are welcome to stay.  
No registration required.
 
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, December 20 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Snow Buddies
The adorable talking puppies venture to the frosty arctic and team up with new friends in a thrilling dogsled race across Alaska.  This heartwarming film teaches them the power of teamwork and to follow your dreams.
Rated G; runtime 87 minutes 
 
Wednesday, December 17 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(Adults)
Is your child struggling with homework, papers and tests?  Join us in our brand new LearnLab to learn all about the online resources we offer through Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a database available to all Smithtown Library cardholders that allows you to interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, and social studies.  Please note that your library card will be necessary in order to create a Brainfuse account.  
 
 
 
 
November
Registration begins for November Programs at 10:00am on Monday, October 27 and is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
Scroll down for October programs.
 
Saturday, November 15 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-12 months with parent/caregiver)
Join us for a fun-filled program of songs, rhymes, and stories!
 
Wednesdays, November 5 & 12 • 10:00-10:30am
Saturdays, November 22 & 29 • 10:00-10:30am 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome.
 
Thursday, November 13 • 10:00-10:45am 
(3-24 months with parent/caregiver)
Bounce and Boogie with your baby!  Songs, musical instruments and movement will get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking. Presented by Nicole Sparling.  
 
Tuesdays, November 18 & 25 • 10:00-10:45am 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities, includes free play, stories, and fun!  Siblings are welcome.
 
Wednesdays, November 19 & 26 • 10:00-10:45am 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.
 
Monday, November 3 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Different crafts encourage children's eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.
 
Tuesday, November 4 • 10:00-10:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place!  Join us for an informal playdate – meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. 
 
Thursday, November 13 • 11:00-11:45am 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Clap your hands, move your feet!  This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.
 
Mondays, November 10 & 17 • 10:00-10:45am 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
Saturday, November 15 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Bring your favorite barn animal baby for some farm animal stories which will include finger plays, music, and a cute craft!  
 
Saturday, November 22 • 11:00-11:30am 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Come to the library and listen to the story Moosetache by Margie Palatini and other hairy tales.  Don’t forget to dress up in your own mustache disguises! 
 
Tuesdays, November 18 & 25 • 3:00-3:30pm 
(4-5 years)
There’s no better time to engage your child in the world of books and the imagination.  This program is designed for children who can listen independently. 
 
Thursday, November 13 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(5-7 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.
 
Thursday, November 20 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(5-8 years with parent/caregiver)
An enrichment program for children ages 5-8 with developmental delays, those along the autism spectrum and those typically developing with special needs.  Partner with your child in a safe, nurturing, environment to lay the foundation for successful future learning.  Taught by Lisa Joy Walters, a NYS Certified Special Education Teacher.
 
Tuesday, November 4 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(6-10 years)
Make a tasty turkey that is all edible for use as a holiday decoration or just as a fun treat. 
 
Tuesday, November 18 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(7-10 years)
Get a small pumpkin, add some soil and bring your pumpkin home to watch the pumpkin seeds grow!
 
Tuesday, November 25 • 7:00-7:45pm 
(7-10 years)
Let’s celebrate the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade right here in Smithtown.  We will make our own puppets and learn about the history of the parade.  Soft pretzels and hot chocolate will be served.  
 
Wednesday, November 12 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Pop artist Andy Warhol believed that art could be found everywhere; even in grocery stores.  He created a painting showing all of the flavors of Campbell’s Soup and it made him a superstar of the art world.  Come to the library, learn more about Andy and create your own super soup label.  We will laminate your label and attach it to an empty can as your own “Pop Art to go”.
 
Monday, November 24 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Do you enjoy building things?  Using LEGO® bricks and your imagination, you can create and build many wonderful things.  
 
Tuesday, November 25 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(8-12 years)
Lend your talents to the Library!  Create decorations and art work that will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to enjoy!  Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.  
 
Thursday, November 6 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(9-12 years)
Look through a lens and practice perspective!  Take a photo; any photo and email it to Miss Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. three days before the program.  In the program, we’ll view and discuss some of your photos.  We will also learn about a famous photographer and a new photography technique to practice for next month.
 
Friday, November 21 • 4:30-5:15pm 
(9-12 years)
Become library literate as you search through stacks and books for clues and information.
 
Saturdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 10:00am-4:00pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the library during these hours and complete some cool crafts.
Wednesday, November 19 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'
Join us as we watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.  Charlie Brown gets into hot water once again when Peppermint Patty invites herself and the other kids over for Thanksgiving!  Make a turkey craft to take home.
 Not Rated; runtime 25 minutes
 
Friday, November 28 • 5:00-5:45pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Kick off the weekend by playing games at the Library; we have a variety of board games from classics to some new favorites. Adults are welcome to stay.  No Registration Required.
Enjoy a fun afternoon family movie!
Saturday, November 29 • 2:30pm 
(For families with children under the age of 12)
Happy Feet
Mumble is kicked out of Emperor Land and embarks on a journey that proves that, by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world!
Rated PG; runtime 108 minutes 
 
 
 
 

Online, phone, or in person registration begins at 10:00 am on Monday, March 25.  Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated. 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an interactive format. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. 
 
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Enjoy classic as well as brand-new Sesame Street stories with eBooks that are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. They are ready to read right here, right now. 
 
 
                                                 
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Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!

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All families and caregivers are encouraged to read at least 1000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Families can build the skills needed for future success. Ask your children's librarian for more information.

 
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