Teen Events

 You MUST sign up before coming to an event. All programs will start on time. Registration is limited. Fees are due at sign up.

 

HELP!

As your YA librarian I go to workshops and events to help me be an even better librarian. I’m invited to go to one in March called 2015 Mock Quick Picks Workshop. Quick Picks are books that people who don’t like to read (for whatever reason) wouldn’t hate.
 
So here’s where I need your help… When I go to this workshop, I need to be prepared with actual feedback from MY teens (ages 12-18). I have a list of 20 books, please look at the list. If you have read one of the books, could you give me some feedback on it. Or could you read one and then tell me what you thought? I would really appreciate your help. I need the feedback by Wednesday, March 18 (1 month from now). Email it to me- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info.
 
Incentive- I will give 2 hours of community service for each book you give me feedback on.
 
Here’s the list:
Fiction
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Throught the Woods by Emily Carroll (graphic novel)
The Living by Matt de La Pena
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang (graphic novel)
Losing It by Keith Gray
The Body in the Woods by April Henry
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Jilie Anne Peters
Tomyboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds
Schizo by Nic Sheff
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)
 
​Non-Fiction​
How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year by Demi Lovato
Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects, Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down by Sophie Maletsky
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
 
We have some of these books, if you need me to put a hold on something we don’t have, just let me know ASAP.
 
 

Programs

How To Pay For College  Without Going Broke!Coolege money

This workshop will offer teens and parents the latest info about college tuition discounts, scholarships, grants and financial aid. Discover the top 10 strengths you will need to gain admission to a competitive college and learn how to select the college with the “best fit”. Find out how selecting the right college can reward you with the most in merit scholarships and need based aid.

Thursday, February 26
7-8:30 pm

High School Students & Parents
Please sign at the Youth Services Desk or with Jody- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info

 

SAT/ACT Prep  sat act

Ellen Karcinell, a licensed, experienced teacher, has been helping test takers crack the SAT/ACT for years.  Her easy to follow tips and tricks will add points to your test scores and take some of the mystery out of SAT/ACT.  Ellen will also discuss the relevance of SAT/ACT to today’s application process and the differences in the tests.

Saturday, February 28
10 am-12 pm
High School Student & Parents
Please sign at the Youth Services Desk or with Jody- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info

 

Willem de Kooning: Painting With Words, Collaging With Color  Willem

Join us for a unique workshop as we explore the life and art of Willem de Kooning. This workshop will focus on positive and negative space as you experiment with abstracting letters and words into shapes and forms. Everyone will create something they can take home and work on a collaborative piece that will be exhibited at the Long Island Children’s Museum.

Wednesday, March 4
4-6 pm
Teens 12 & up
Please sign at the Youth Services Desk or with Jody- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info

 

Ship It!: A Fandom For All Fans  Ship It

Thursday, March 5
7-8 pm

Open to any teens

 

College Admissions Presentation admissions

Mary Harrison will be going over the five components to college admissions and also how to get started. You will learn hot to distinguish yourself during the application process and look at certain variables in considering your college search. She will have organizational tips for both students and parents, as well as a detailed timeline.

Thursday, March 12
7-8:30 pm

High School Students & Parents
Please sign at the Youth Services Desk or with Jody- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info


RainMeese Club Guitars

Our Perler bead club. It’s easy to do! Bring your own design or use one of the templates we have.

Thursday, March 19
6-8 pm
Children & Teens, 10 & up

 

Ship It!: A Fandom For All Fans   Ship It

It’s Fan Fiction Night. Bring some of your fan fiction to share or listen to some.

Thursday, April 2
7
-8 pm
Open to any teens


Creating Birdhouses  birdhouse

Today is Earth Day!!
earth day

Paint, color and stencil your own wooden birdhouse. You can put it outside or use it as a decoration for inside your house. Bird food will be supplied.
Thursday, April 22
4:30-5:30 pm
Teens 12 & up
Materials Fee: $6.00 per teen due at sign up

 

RainMeese Club  Toro

Our Perler bead club. It’s easy to do! Bring your own design or use one of the templates we have.

Thursday, April 23
6-8 pm
Children & Teens, 10 & up

 

Babysitting First Aid Workshop  first ai

This program will show you what you need to know about First Aid for babies. You will also receive a certificate that you can show to the parents you’ll be working for.

Thursday, April 30
6-8 pm
Teens 12 & up
Everyone must bring a doll or stuffed animal to practice on!
Please sign at the Youth Services Desk or with Jody- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info

 

Ship It!: A Fandom For All Fans  Ship It

Thursday, May 7 8
7-8 pm

Open to any teens

 

RainMeese Club   Batman

Our Perler bead club. It’s easy to do! Bring your own design or use one of the templates we have.

Thursday, May 21
6-8 pm
Children & Teens, 10 & up


Make A Panini! panini

Build your own panini!
What kind of tasty creation and you make?
Everyone will make one panini and help make a side dish.

Saturday, May 30
2-3 pm
Children & Teens, 10 & up
Please sign at the Youth Services Desk or with Jody- jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info

 

 

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(516) 599-0750 Ext. 303

jruggiero@nassaulibrary.info