Teen Community Service and Programs

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July/August 2019

  • Registration begins Monday, June 24 at 6 PM, unless otherwise stated. Programs for entering grades 6-12.
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Community Service

Online Community Service

Thoughtful Teens DXY442
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 | 3 PM–5 PM (CH)

Create gifts to be donated to the community and learns ways you can get involved in the community.

Bow Ties for Shelter Pets DXY443

Friday, July 19 | 1 PM–2 PM (CH)

Measure and use fabric to create bow ties so that shelter cats & dogs can shine at adoption events!

Lunar Party DXY444

Friday, July 19 | 6 PM–8 PM (CH)

Help with activities and crafts to celebrate 50 years of the moon landing.

Police Academy DXY446

Thursday, July 25 | 2:30 PM–4 PM (CH)

Play academy-related games with our Community Police and younger kids. Please wear sneakers.

IMAGINE New Teen Space Committee DXY443

Fridays, July 26 & August 9 | 3 PM–4 PM (CH)

Bring your imagination to help us plan a new teen space.

Birthday Bags DXY447
Monday, July 29 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Make birthday bags to be donated to Helping Hand Rescue Mission. Bring a can of frosting.

Park Day DXY457

Saturday, August 3 | 10 AM–12 PM at the Sweet Hollow Park (51 Old Country Rd, Melville)

Help families play games and do crafts.

Would You Like to Lend a Hand? DXY449

Tuesday, August 6 | 6 PM–8:30 PM (CH)

The Library is working with the E-nable Community Foundation technology to design, deliver and distribute free prosthetics to children around the world. Assemble a 3D printed assistive hand for a needy child.

Rock Garden MLY450

Monday, August 12 | 3 PM–4 PM (M)

Decorate a rock for our garden to celebrate the Melville Building Anniversary.

Birdhouses for Donation DXY451

Tuesday, August 13 | 6 PM–7 PM (CH)
Decorate birdhouses to donate to Habitat for Humanity.

Help Librarians @ Children’s Programs by Volunteering

Adopt an Alien DXY452
Friday, July 12 | 3:45 PM–5:15 PM (CH)
Hakuna Matata DXY458
Saturday, July 13 | 10:45 AM–1:15 PM (CH)
Cow Appreciation Day DXY453
Monday, July 15 | 9:45 AM–12:15 PM (CH)
Life-Size Hungry Hungry Hippo DXY457
Tuesday, July 23 | 6:30 PM–7:30 PM (CH)
Stomp Rockets DXY454

Monday, July 29 | 6:30 PM–7:30 PM (CH)
Groot Beer Floats DXY455

Monday, August 12 | 3:45 PM–5:15 PM (CH)
Disney Luau DXY456

Tuesday, August 13 | 12:45 PM–3:15 PM (CH)

A Universe of Stories

For teens entering grades 6-12

  • Starting July 1, complete challenges for raffle tickets & prizes.
  • More challenges = more tickets & prizes.
  • Raffle drawing winners will be called.
  • Visit us in both buildings to receive tickets & prizes.

HHHL on Location

Lion King Movie at Elwood Cinemas DXJ340

Saturday, July 20 | 9:30 AM

Come see the newly released The Lion King. Please register each person that will be attending.

Harry Potter Light Show @ Vanderbilt Museum DXY435

Wednesday, July 31 | 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Explore astronomy in The Magical Universe of Harry Potter with Charlie Eder. Compete to answer trivia questions. Visit hhhlibrary.org/teens to submit your required permission slip.
Must provide own transportation to and from. Cost: $5 (nonrefundable)

Do It Yourself

Spa Night DXY420

Monday, July 8 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Customize a natural body or foot scrub using scented essential oils.

Jewelry Workshop DXJ328

Wednesday, July 10 | 6 PM–7 PM (CH) Entering grades 3-8
Juliana Podd will teach techniques and design concepts to make unique themed bracelets.

DIY Candles DXY425

Monday, July 15 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)
Learn the history of candles and make your own.

Magical Mischief: Happy Birthday Harry Potter

Friday, July 26 | 4 PM–6 PM (CH)
Drop-in crafts, Butter Beer, activities and magic inspired by Harry Potter. Costumes encouraged but not required.

Teen Paint Nite DXY439

Thursday, August 8 | 6 PM–7:30 PM (CH)

Paint a beautiful summer beach scene.

Learn Something

Cartooning Workshop DXY426

Tuesday, July 16 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Learn to draw basic comics with an artist.

Zine Workshop DXY445
Tuesday, July 23 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Zines are self-published magazines. Teen Librarian Ms. Kristina will teach you how to author your own. Help us create our own Zine Library Collection with Zines made by you!

Night Sky Starlab: Portable Planetarium DXY430

Wednesday, July 24 | 7:30 PM–8:15 PM (CH)
Learn about astronomy in a simulated night ride.

Creating iOS Apps DXY431

Thursdays, July 18 & 25 | 6:30 PM–8:30 PM (CH)

In this multi-session class, learn the basics of creating and using apps for the Mac, iPad and iPhone.


Battle of the Books DXY200

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 26, July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, August 5, August 7 | 5:45 PM–6:45 PM (CH) For teens entering grades 6-9

Love to read? Are you competitive? Read books, attend practice sessions, and compete against other libraries. The final battle is at Stony Brook University.
FINAL Battle on Saturday, August 10

Nintendo Labo Workshop DXY422

Tuesday, July 9 | 6 PM–8 PM (CH)

Nintendo Labo™ is a series of DIY kits crafted to work with Nintendo Switch. Build Toy-Con creations from cardboard and bring them to life with your Nintendo Switch! (Note: Bringing your own personal Switch is not required.)

Let’s Play Chess DXY421

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:30 PM–7:30 PM (CH)

Chess Champion John Koliner will teach you how to conquer the strategies of chess at all levels.

Video Game Tournament DXY424
Thursday, July 11 | 6 PM–7 PM (CH)
A competitive tournament featuring Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Please feel free to bring your favorite controller!

Star Wars Escape the Room DXY434

Wednesday, July 31 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Solve puzzles, piece together clues to escape the room.

Umbrella Academy Trivia DXY437
Wednesday, August 14 | 6 PM–7 PM (CH)

Test your knowledge of this popular Netflix show! Win prizes, snacks available.

Health & Wellness

Yoga with a Twist DXY429

Monday, July 22 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Explore the basics of yoga and create your own affirmation rock. Bring a yoga mat.

Double Dutch Jump Rope DXJ323

Friday, August 2 | 6:30 PM–7:30 PM (CH)

Popular worldwide, learn how to Double Dutch. No experience necessary. Please wear sneakers.

College Preparation

Practice SAT MLY440

Thursday, August 15 | 5 PM–8:30 PM (M)

Post-Test Workshop

Tuesday, August 20 | 6 PM

Choose a practice SAT or ACT exam covering Math, Critical Reading, and Writing plus Science on the ACT. Students and parents will receive a detailed score report with tips and strategies. Please bring a calculator.

SAT Preparation Class DXY441

Wednesdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30 (no class 10/9) | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM (CH)

Certified teachers will help you prepare for the SAT. Students must purchase and bring to the first day of class McGraw Hill’s SAT 2020 Edition and a calculator. Cost: $100

What’s Cooking

Nacho Cups DXY427

Wednesday, July 17 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Make to enjoy here or take home. We provide the chips!

Stormtrooper Cupcakes DXY433

Tuesday, July 30 | 7:30 PM–8:30 PM (CH)

Everyone loves Star Wars and these cupcakes are out of this world. Play a fun Chef Rob game too!

Shark Week: Fin Cake Pops DXY436

Wednesday, August 7 | 7 PM–8 PM (CH)

Make three cake pops to take home in a bakery box.