Events Calendar

For more information on registering for a program, see our newsletter or call us at 631-473-0022.

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Monday June 26, 2017
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AARP Defensive Driving
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This class is sponsored by AARP and participants must complete both classes to qualify for the 10% reduction on their automobile liability and collision insurance. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for  AARP members and a $ 25.00 fee for non-members is due upon registration

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Happy 10th Birthday, Elephant & Piggie
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old with an adult

Did you know that Elephant and Piggie are ten years old? Join us as we celebrate some of our favorite Mo Willems’ characters! We’ll read a few of our favorite stories and make some crafts inspired by these good friends.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Food Pictionary
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play the game Pictionary with a new twist. Instead of drawing the clues traditionally, you can only use food condiments. Two teams will battle it out to the title of Food Pictionary Champions!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Make Your Own Candyland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 2

 Have you ever wanted to make your own board game?  Now you can, as Miss Kim leads us in the creation of a personalized Candy Land game.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a public meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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AARP Defensive Driving
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This class is sponsored by AARP and participants must complete both classes to qualify for the 10% reduction on their automobile liability and collision insurance. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for  AARP members and a $ 25.00 fee for non-members is due upon registration

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Art Starts - Play Doh!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 2 - 5 years old with an adult

Come into the Library and get creative with everyone’s favorite - Play Doh! Just bring your imagination and a smock!

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Recovery Center East Meet & Greet
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet new people, play games, learn about resources, and create meaningful relationships with Recovery Center East staff. The Center is a project of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. We invite all; however, this program is geared towards individuals who have, in some way, been touched by mental illness and/or substance abuse. No registration necessary, but if you need a ride, RSVP to Recovery Center East by phone at 631-369-4418 ext. 1901 OR leave us a voicemail at ext. 1900. Space is limited. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Nacho Average Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make your own nacho platter with chips, dip and loads of toppings. We will be playing fun games while you munch on your creation.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Spanish for Children
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5

Join us for this brand new program! Through weekly lessons and supplemental activities done at home, you can learn to speak Spanish. Please bring a notebook and pencil.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Bucket-List Challenge
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Teen Center in creating a Bucket List Challenge for the Summer. If challenge is created, it will be implemented and used for our Summer Reading Challenge. You will earn one hour of community service.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Pajama Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Families

    Come to the Library dressed in your coolest PJ’s and listen to some great stories.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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PJFL Photo Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This club consists of photographers of all skill levels who want to share their work and broaden their photographic horizons.  Group Leader is Pam Hauman.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Story Time Yoga
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months with an adult

Join us for an engaging journey into literature.  Participants will bend, stretch, sing, laugh and READ!, allowing children to experience story time like they never have before.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
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PJFL Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. .

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Story Time Yoga
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old with an adult

Join us for an engaging journey into literature.  Participants will bend, stretch, sing, laugh and READ!, allowing children to experience story time like they never have before.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 4 spaces available.
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Yoga Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Ages: 5 - 8 years old 

Learn about this ancient form of exercise and relaxation.   Please wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a towel or yoga mat.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Make It: Glue Gun Stencil Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Come get your craft on at the Library using glue guns and acrylic paint. Create your own designs and then bring them home to hang up on your wall!

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Make-it! Clay
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make your own clay that you can sculpt and watch harden into your very own art masterpiece.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Make-it! Woven Yarn Bangles
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tired of those plain wooden arm bangles? Go from lifeless to lovable in our craft program designed to make these accessories cute and fashionable.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group discusses topics of contemporary concern. the topic this meeting will be “Trade & Politics”.  Discussion leaders are Margaret Foster and Stojan Rebic.  For more information or to join this group, please call the library at 473-0022.

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Kick and Play
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 12 - 24 months old with an adult                                                                                             

 

Join experienced instructors and their puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, for this parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed to take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Super Soccer Stars
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 2 - 3 years old with an adult

Join members from Super Soccer Stars and learn how to use the soccer ball to not only improve skills, but also develop self-confidence and improve gross motor skills.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
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Super Soccer Stars
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ages: 4 - 6 years old with an adult

Join members from Super Soccer Stars and learn how to use the soccer ball to not only improve skills, but also develop self-confidence and improve gross motor skills.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Make-it! Cosplay Headbands
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Transform yourself into a unicorn or pikachu with the help of these Cosplay headbands!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Minion on a Cupcake - NEW SESSION ADDED
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Join Creative Chef Rob Scott and create your very own minion on a cupcake, meet a minion and play a minion 4 corners game.

 

 

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Minion on a Cupcake
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 4 - 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Join Creative Chef Rob Scott and create your very own minion on a cupcake, meet a minion and play a minion 4 corners game.

 

 

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn English at the Library.  This formal ESOL class, is for adults 18 and older who speak English as a new language.  If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to learn and practice English then this class is for you.  Please contact the Reference Desk for more information.  Classes are taught by Certified ESOL Instructor Mary Leming and are free and open to every adult. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Friday June 30, 2017
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Ellen & Doreen Present: Happy Birthday, America
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Children will celebrate the U.S.A. with a variety of patriotic crafts and a special story

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
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Ellen & Doreen Present: Happy Birthday Heart Hanger
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades K - 3

Celebrate America's birthday by making a heart hanger to display for the 4th of July holiday.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Teen Bake-Off
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Teens who love baking can join the Teen Center in our first ever bake off. Create a baked dish at home, cookies, brownies, cake, etc, and present it to the judges for an awesome "Baking Prize." Pick up your official rules and entry form beginning June 1.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make It: Bookmarks
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old 

Summer reading time is here, so why not add some flair to your bookmarks? Stop by and design your own bookmark using washi tape patterns.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Make-it! Pop(sicle) Art
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Forgot the canvas at home? Did you know popsicle sticks can fix that? Make small little sticks into little canvases for tiny art.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every last Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on a walk in basis, a clinician from St. Charles Hospital will be here to check your blood pressure free of charge. No registration is necessary.

 

LOCATION: Reference
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Saturday July 1, 2017
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Ready, Set, Dance!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months with an adult   

Dance, wiggle and groove at the Library as you join us for some music, movement and fun!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Star Wars 3-D Keychain
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and learn how to make your own keepsake keychain using Tinkercad.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Saturday Morning Cartoons
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Families

Join us for an hour or two as we watch come classic cartoons! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Comic Book Makeup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Be a part of the newest makeup trend - Pop Art Makeup. Learn simple makeup techniques to turn your face into a character straight from the pages of a comic book. You will even receive a makeup kit to take home with everything you need to recreate the look!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Monday July 3, 2017
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Science and Stories: Clorinda Takes Flight
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 7 with an adult 

Clorinda is a cow with a big heart and even bigger dreams. Join Clorinda as she uses a trial and error approach to develop the perfect flying machine. Then we’ll use trial and error ourselves to build and design our own flying contraptions; from roto-copters to gliders to hot air balloons!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Make-It! Silly Putty
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Silly putty is fun! You can stretch it, bounce it or squish it! Come make your own!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Mixed Media
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages: 5 - 9 

Students will learn about a different artist each session and create a project in the style of that artist. We will explore different media such as tempra, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils and a combination of materials to create collage. 

LOCATION: Activity Room
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STEMtastic: Marbles, Mazes, Ramps, and Roller-Coasters
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years old

In this class, we'll manipulate the forces of gravity, acceleration and motion in ways Newton never could have envisioned. We'll use a larger-than life sized marble ramp to see how marbles travel, build our own marble Roller-Coaster and Pin-ball machine or marble maze.  Each participant will take home their own marble maze or pinball machine.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Onigiri Keychain
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Super cute and fuzzy and small and a must have! Mimic a Japanese delicacy to create an adorable little friend.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Schoolhouse Rock: America
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

To prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s observation of Independence Day, come in and enjoy this vintage film filled with songs celebrating everything that makes America great! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
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Shake 'N Make Music - **Please note new age restrictions**
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 17 months with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: other
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Shake 'N Make Music - **Please note new age restrictions**
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 months - 5 years old with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Super Smash Bros. Tournament
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the Teen Center in representing the best of the best at our New Super Smash Bros. Tournament. *DLC's with new characters and maps have been added to our collection. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Candy Olympics
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We supply the candy and the challenges, you supply the competitive edge to win! * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 3 - 4
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For those entering 3rd - 4th grade

Calling all kids who LOVE to read!  Can you read a 100-page book every week?  Do you enjoy sharing the books you have read?  If you answered “YES”, then this is the program for you.  We will discover new books and authors, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some snacks together. Registration runs June 1 - June 29.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Patron Use
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Henna Designs
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get creative by learning how to use henna as temporary body art. Easy to apply and gorgeous by design, anyone can create their own henna tattoo!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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Wrap It Up Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades K - 3  

In this fun painting program, we will start with paint on canvas and then add plastic wrap, to make an abstract masterpiece.  Please dress for mess!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Book Buddies
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Earn community service hours while reading to young children. Arrive weekly at 11:00 AM to select books for the children, and begin reading to them at 11:30 AM. You must attend the short orientation that will be held immediately prior to the first session (at 11:00) in order to participate as a Book Buddy during any of the sessions.

LOCATION: other
There are 11 spaces available.
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Book Buddies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Read with a book buddy this summer!  Young children will be paired with a middle school student to share books together.

LOCATION: other
There are 12 spaces available.
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Quesadillas
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn to make traditional quesadillas as well as a dessert version made out of bananas and caramel. Impress your family and friends with your new culinary skills. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Summer Beach Blast with Chef Rob Scott
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Grades K - 3  

Play crazy wall ball, flynch, head it or catch it - 4 corners and more. Also, we will have a watermelon eating contest and someone will win a prize.  Will it be you?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Make-It! Clocks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Travel through the P-ages, but don’t lose track of time with this super neato clock we will be making!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Lego Batman and Pizza
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Watch the newest Lego movie while enjoying pizza.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make Your Own Terrarium
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

We will create a mini open-air garden that is a fun and easy way to add a little greenery to any indoor space.  We will provide the supplies.  All you need is your green thumb.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Friday July 7, 2017
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PlayHooray Babies
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 3-17 months old with an adult

Music and fun for your little one! Get ready to sing, dance and PlayHooray with your baby. This delightful program is a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music and creative movement.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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PlayHooray Kids
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Get ready to dance, march and PlayHooray with your toddler. This fun-filled music and movement program will have everyone up and moving to the beat!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Community Service - Shell Collectors
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Collect some beautiful shiny shells with the teen center for an upcoming craft later this fall. Receive an hour of community service for helping the librarian on the Port Jeff mini beach. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make It: Aquarium
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Love the aquarium? Now you can make your own miniature one in a mason jar and bring it home with you!                                                                                                              

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Retro Gaming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stroll down memory lane with some old school video games and board games. Snacks will be provided.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Sense of an Ending

A man becomes haunted by his pasat and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life (108 mins).

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Saturday July 8, 2017
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Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Workshop for Family Caregivers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: St. Charles Hospital

This FREE four-session workshop (Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29) is designed to improve the quality of life of family/friends caring for people with dementia by providing them with the education, practical skills and strategies needed to successfully engage with the person with dementia.  Topics include communication techniques, strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Facilitated by Dementia Care Specialist, Barbara R. Chandler, Ph.D.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is recommended. The facilitator will reach out to you upon registration, which is underway and required.

LOCATION: St. Charles Hospital
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Magic the Gathering Draft Tournament
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Khan for our first ever Magic the Gathering draft tournament at the Teen Center. You will create a deck from our booster box and fight for who will be first.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make Your Own Sailboat
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ages: 5 - 7 years old   

All aboard! It's sailing season here in Port Jefferson, so why not make your own and set sail in our own miniature pool on the lawn of the Library?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 9 spaces available.
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Monday July 10, 2017
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What's All That Jazz About?
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 4 - 10 with an adult

Clever listening games, live music, dramatic story telling, group participation, and humorous demonstrations are some of the fun activities that saxophonist Shenole Latimer will use to introduce us to the colorful and expressive American music known as Jazz.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Community Service - Pet Toys
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Help us transform fabric into fun toys for some furry friends.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Mini Murder Mystery - Who Done it?
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this interactive forensic science program participants will use hands on techniques including simulated blood typing, fingerprint and handwriting analysis to investigate a fictional murder. After being presented with a crime scenario and facts of the case the students will use real forensic techniques to solve the murder mystery.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make-It! Seed Bombs
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

A gift for the Earth, to show that we care! Craft a seed bomb to spread the love.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Ozobots
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years old

Learn the basics of coding with our Ozobot collection. If you can draw a line, you can code these robots to speed, twirl and race on a track of your own design.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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AUTHOR VISIT: 100 Towns, 100 Talks: Courage and Overcoming Fear
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday, July 10    6:30 - 7:30 PM

Modern-Day Adventurer and Author Tom Fabbri understands firsthand the heights we can attain once we give ourselves permission to dare to Dream Big Dreams. Mr. Fabbri is constantly challenging himself mentally and physically, while acquiring valuable life lessons of inner strength, passion, and motivation. Join Tom as he discusses what he has learned to harness fear to achieve his dreams. Copies of his book will be available for signing. Registration begins June 26th for PJFL cardholders and for non-residents on July 3.

LOCATION: Front Reading Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Taste Test Challenge
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Snacks! We all love to snack. But can your taste buds taste the difference in a blind test between a munchkin and a pop ‘em? Join us as we put your sense of taste to the test with a variety of snack foods.  * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Excel Intermediate: Part Three
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This Excel intermediate level class will cover pivot tables and advanced chart customizing. Completion of the Excel Beginner classes or proficiency in the topics covered is required to attend this class.  The instructor is Frank Cerullo, CPM, MBA

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 5 - 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Docksiders -  For those entering 5th - 6th grade

Attention avid readers!  Do you love to read, and are you looking for a fun way to share books?  Then, this is the program for you!  We’ll discover new authors and books, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some light snacks. Be prepared to read a 250 - 300 page book a week and talk about it. Registration runs June 1 - July 3.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Tuesday July 11, 2017
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East End Play Date: Super Hero Day
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: Birth - 12 years old with an adult

Join us for an amazing day of spreading kindness to others.  You and your kiddos can dress up as your favorite superheroes. We will share a book about acting like a superhero and then make messages of kindness on paper capes to be handed out throughout Port Jeff. Join us in brightening a stranger’s day with random acts of kindness! Refreshments and snacks will be served and as always we will have giveaways!

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Long Island Llama
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades K - 3

We will read one of Anna Dewdney's Llama, Llama  books and then create our own llama pendant using local llama fleece and yarn on a wooden cutout, lead by Judy Wilson.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Glow-in-the-dark Hemp Bracelet!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Oh yeah! You heard it here first! There is now a Glow-in-the-Dark hemp cord that is lead free, acid free, and azo chemical free--so of course we will make awesome macramé bracelets with it for all those summer night flashlight tag games!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Recovery Center East Meet & Greet
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet new people, play games, learn about resources, and create meaningful relationships with Recovery Center East staff. The Center is a project of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. We invite all; however, this program is geared towards individuals who have, in some way, been touched by mental illness and/or substance abuse. No registration necessary, but if you need a ride, RSVP to Recovery Center East by phone at 631-369-4418 ext. 1901 OR leave us a voicemail at ext. 1900. Space is limited. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Edible Architecture
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Working in small groups, you will build architectural masterpieces using a variety of different edible materials including marshmallows, pretzel sticks, frosting, and cookie wafers. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Mario Kart 8 Tournament
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Teen Center for a friendly game of Mario Kart. Let the Mario races begin!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Summer Sewing School
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old 

Each week we will learn the basics of machine sewing and have a new project to take home!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Poetry Zone
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Poetry Zone is an ongoing poetry group that meets every second Tuesday of the month at the library. This group is open to ALL ADULTS who have a passion for writing. Please join us and bring your poems to share and your stories to inspire.  Postery Zone Leader is Kate Lamberg.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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A Time for Kids Presents: Skyscraper Building
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Help your child prepare for school as you participate alongside him/her in this educational program of stories, songs, creative movement and a special craft

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Wool Animal Creations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

They're teeny, tiny, and adorable. Join the Teen Center to create a mini wooly creature!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Build a Buddy: Bear
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Grades K - 3

Join us as we share a story and then create a stuffed animal friend to take home, complete with wish star and birth certificate. Please choose only one session.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Build a Buddy: Dragon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades K - 3

Join us as we share a story and then create a stuffed animal friend to take home, complete with wish star and birth certificate. Please choose only one session.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Fantastic Fudge
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fudge is a yummy candy to learn how to make. We will supply marshmallows, cookies, pretzels and extracts so you can customize your fudge. Take home in a tin to enjoy with family and friends.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 3 - 4
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For those entering 3rd - 4th grade

Calling all kids who LOVE to read!  Can you read a 100-page book every week?  Do you enjoy sharing the books you have read?  If you answered “YES”, then this is the program for you.  We will discover new books and authors, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some snacks together. Registration runs June 1 - June 29.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Black Light Painting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for painting in the dark. We will have black lights shining to make glowing creations of your own.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Social Media
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Web developer Arooj Chaudhry will provide basic instructions on how people can exchange photos and videos, share news stories, post their thoughts, and participate in online discussions. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter will be discussed. Registration will begin on June 26 for PJFL cardholders and for non-residents on July 3.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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Sciencetellers: Building Tall Ships and Pirate Ships
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families 

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 28 spaces available.
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Book Buddies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Read with a book buddy this summer!  Young children will be paired with a middle school student to share books together.

LOCATION: other
There are 12 spaces available.
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Make-it! 3-D Throwie
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Make a fun LED decoration for your fridge or help us decorate our library book carts.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Candy Apple Pops
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy this delicious old timey treat! Transform an apple with chocolate, sprinkles, candy and anything else you can think of!  * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Parent/Teen Plant Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring a parent for the chance to get your hands dirty and do something different. Plus, everyone goes home with a trendy terrarium.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Saturday Morning Cartoons at Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families

Join us for an hour or two as we watch come classic cartoons! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Friday July 14, 2017
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Babies Boogie
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 24 months

Shake, rattle and roll when you join Nicole Sparling for this musical program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Garden Helpers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help the librarians keep our garden neat while removing weeds and picking the fresh vegetables. Program will be cancelled if it is raining.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Toddlers Tango
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 25 months - 5 years old with an adult

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle to the beat! Children and their parents will be wiggling and giggling with this music and creative movement program. Help your child explore music from around the world with songs, instruments and dance. No younger siblings please.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Friday Funday with Sundaes (and a classic movie)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dessert is a dish best served cold, ice cold. To celebrate, we invite you to join us to celebrate National Ice Cream Day (July 16) a bit early with delicious ice cream while watching a classic movie that you will vote on. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Jellyfish Strings
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades K and up with an adult

Reduce, Reuse, Recycled Art at its best! Judy Wilson invites children and their grownups to make and decorate these colorful summertime strings to hang in and around your space, inside or outside, using hemp, beads, and recycled materials. Guaranteed no two will be alike! 

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A United Kingdom

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s, just as apartheid was being introduced in to South Africa. Their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history (111 mins)

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Carnival Helpers (Orientation)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you enjoy working with children? The library needs your help with our annual carnival for younger children. You’ll run activities for the children to enjoy. Earn 6 hours of community service while helping the library. You must be able to attend the orientation, as well as be at the carnival for the entirety to earn community service.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Saturday July 15, 2017
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Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Workshop for Family Caregivers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: St. Charles Hospital

This FREE four-session workshop (Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29) is designed to improve the quality of life of family/friends caring for people with dementia by providing them with the education, practical skills and strategies needed to successfully engage with the person with dementia.  Topics include communication techniques, strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Facilitated by Dementia Care Specialist, Barbara R. Chandler, Ph.D.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is recommended. The facilitator will reach out to you upon registration, which is underway and required.

LOCATION: St. Charles Hospital
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Carnival Helpers
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you enjoy working with children? The library needs your help with our annual carnival for younger children. You’ll run activities for the children to enjoy. Earn 6 hours of community service while helping the library. You must be able to attend the orientation, as well as be at the carnival for the entirety to earn community service.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: other
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Reading RETRO Family Carnival
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Families

Step right up and celebrate “Reading RETRO” in a big way. There will be vintage games, prizes and other treats for all of our favorite Library patrons. So, plan to join us for lots of fun. Registration is not required.                

LOCATION: Offsite
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Monday July 17, 2017
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Mindful Robotics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Paint and Play: Foil Painting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old with an adult

Painting on paper is always fun, but painting on shimmery aluminum foil is awesome! We’ll see how the paint looks when applied to a shiny surface. It is up to you to bring your creativity to make something beautiful you can hang up to decorate your house! Don’t forget to dress for mess!

 
 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 16 spaces available.
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Medicare Explained
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Advanced Lego Robotics Camp
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Have you previously attended our Mindful Robotics program? Now is your chance to learn even more about using Lego Mindstorms EV3. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is payable by check only please, made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholder begins June 1 in the Teen Department. All others may register in person beginning July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100, payable by check only and made out to Port Jefferson Free Library, will be due upon registration for all non-PJFL cardholders. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorm Team for the coming school year (PJFL cardholders only). This program will take place in the Teen Center.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 11 spaces available.
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Mixed Media
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages: 5 - 9 

Students will learn about a different artist each session and create a project in the style of that artist. We will explore different media such as tempra, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils and a combination of materials to create collage. 

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Switch It Up
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us as we have open play with the latest Nintendo console, The Switch.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Lego Wedo 2.0 Robotics Camp
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years old

During this NEW four-day camp, we will explore the world of robotics using Lego Wedo 2.0 construction kits with the goal of instituting a First Lego League Jr. Team (PJFL cardholders only) in the fall. In addition to learning to program, we will also be practicing team building and cooperation. A registration fee of $20 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Children’s Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Children’s Department. Registration fee is non-refundable.                                                                                                              

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Noodles, Noodles, Noodles
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K - 3        

How many fun games can we play with pool noodles? This is an action-packed program with additional games also, brought to you by Creative Chef Rob Scott.                                                                                                                               

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Creative Pastry Wars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Think you have what it takes to make three different pastry creations? Then bring your talent to Creative Pastry Wars! People will get voted off until there is a winner. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 5 - 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For those entering 5th - 6th grade

Attention avid readers!  Do you love to read, and are you looking for a fun way to share books?  Then, this is the program for you!  We’ll discover new authors and books, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some light snacks. Be prepared to read a 250 - 300 page book a week and talk about it. Registration runs June 1 - July 3.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Broadway - From Back Row to Backstage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

During this interactive presentation, theatre enthusiast Brian Stoll will discuss all things Broadway beginning with the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill. He will share his extensive collection of autographed Playbills and other theatre memorabilia. Lastly, Brian will share with you several money-saving tips on how to see Broadway shows for under $50. Registration begins on June 26 for PJFL cardholders and for non-residents on July 3.

Contact: Adult Reference 631-473-0022

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 26 spaces available.
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Tuesday July 18, 2017
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Medicaid & Community Plans Explained English y Español
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join UnitedHealthcare for an informative talk about Medicaid. Topics covered will include Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Essential Plan. Also, learn more about Money Connect, the wellness rewards program. Light refreshments and a snack provided.

Únete a UnitedHealthcare para una charla informativa sobre el seguro de salud.  Los temas cubiertos incluyen Medicaid, Child Health Plus y el Plan Esencial. También, aprender más sobre “Money Conect”, programa de recompensas de salud. Estaremos sirviendo refrescos y merienda.

Registration begins June 26 for PJFL cardholders and on July 3 for cardholders of other libraries.
 
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Mindfulness for Children
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 5 - 9 years old                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The goal of this workshop is to provide you with an opportunity to learn about mindfulness and how it can teach you positive ways to handle challenging emotions such as anger, fear and sadness.  Lead by certified counselor, Donna Salerno, you will learn deep breathing techniques, practice some related yoga poses, take part in a “melted butter” relaxation exercise and create a “breathing stick” to bring home and begin using right away. Parents are welcome to attend.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Advanced Lego Robotics Camp
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Have you previously attended our Mindful Robotics program? Now is your chance to learn even more about using Lego Mindstorms EV3. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is payable by check only please, made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholder begins June 1 in the Teen Department. All others may register in person beginning July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100, payable by check only and made out to Port Jefferson Free Library, will be due upon registration for all non-PJFL cardholders. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorm Team for the coming school year (PJFL cardholders only). This program will take place in the Teen Center.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Lego Wedo 2.0 Robotics Camp
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years old

During this NEW four-day camp, we will explore the world of robotics using Lego Wedo 2.0 construction kits with the goal of instituting a First Lego League Jr. Team (PJFL cardholders only) in the fall. In addition to learning to program, we will also be practicing team building and cooperation. A registration fee of $20 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Children’s Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Children’s Department. Registration fee is non-refundable.                                                                                                              

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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David Funn's Build a Better World Show
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Families of children 3 years old and older                                                                                                                                                                      

Join us as David Funn entertains us with magic, music, fun, his live rabbit friend and lots of participation from you, the audience.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 32 spaces available.
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Make-it! Tribal Necklace
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we use basic materials to make a stylish tribal necklace.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Marshmallow Catapult
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ready, Set, CATAPULT! Design your own marshmallow catapult using pencils, rubberbands, paper clips and your own imagination. We'll have a contest to see who's catapult can shoot marshmallow the farthest.

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Summer Sewing School
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old 

Each week we will learn the basics of machine sewing and have a new project to take home!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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Tuesday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Library sponsored book discussion group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The book to be discussed in .July is Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline  The Discussion Facilitaor is Linda Ruben. To join this group or for more information please call the library at 473-0022.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Ellen & Doreen Present: A Day on the Farm
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Enjoy a farm story and make a variety of fun farm crafts.
 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Ellen & Doreen Present: American Girl Building Friendships
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: Grades K - 3

Cecile and Marie Grace share a remarkable friendship. Bring your American Girl doll , or any other favorite doll, and join us in creating a craft and learning about these friends .

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Advanced Lego Robotics Camp
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Have you previously attended our Mindful Robotics program? Now is your chance to learn even more about using Lego Mindstorms EV3. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is payable by check only please, made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholder begins June 1 in the Teen Department. All others may register in person beginning July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100, payable by check only and made out to Port Jefferson Free Library, will be due upon registration for all non-PJFL cardholders. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorm Team for the coming school year (PJFL cardholders only). This program will take place in the Teen Center.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Lego Wedo 2.0 Robotics Camp
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years old

During this NEW four-day camp, we will explore the world of robotics using Lego Wedo 2.0 construction kits with the goal of instituting a First Lego League Jr. Team (PJFL cardholders only) in the fall. In addition to learning to program, we will also be practicing team building and cooperation. A registration fee of $20 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Children’s Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Children’s Department. Registration fee is non-refundable.                                                                                                              

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will create a yummy sensation right in the library. First, we will make homemade waffles and place ice cream in between to make this treat. Then, while you are enjoying your ice cream sandwich, we will give a presentation on how to make ice cream. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 3 - 4
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For those entering 3rd - 4th grade

Calling all kids who LOVE to read!  Can you read a 100-page book every week?  Do you enjoy sharing the books you have read?  If you answered “YES”, then this is the program for you.  We will discover new books and authors, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some snacks together. Registration runs June 1 - June 29.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Meet Art: Andy Warhol
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Andy Warhol was one cool artist. He made many of his most famous art works using things like Campbell’s soup cans and Brillo boxes as inspiration. He also made some amazing prints using lots of bright colors. We will explore some of his most famous works and then make our very own Warhol inspired print. We will be painting, so please dress for mess.  

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Parent/Teen Fused Glass Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in and learn how to cut glass for a fused glass pendant.  Each participant will leave their glass creations at the Teen Center to be fused. You will be called when they are ready. You will make three pendants. A materials fee of $10 is due upon registration. Each participant must have a signed waiver prior to the program. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There is 1 space available.
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River Cruising; A Guide to the Worlds Waterways
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn why many consider this hot new trend to be such an enjoyable and immersive experience.  Travel Consultant Erin Sforza will introduce you to the many destinations and themed cruises available and explain how river cruising compares to deep sea cruising and land vacations

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Thursday July 20, 2017
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Imagination Playground
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 18 months - 3 years with an adult

Unstructured child-directed play is a critical component of healthy social, emotional and intellectual development. With Imagination Playground kids literally make their own open-ended fun with oversized building materials.   Join us for this unique, fun program!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 29 spaces available.
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Imagination Playground
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 4 - 6 years with an adult

Unstructured child-directed play is a critical component of healthy social, emotional and intellectual development. With Imagination Playground kids literally make their own open-ended fun with oversized building materials.   Join us for this unique, fun program!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 31 spaces available.
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Book Buddies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Read with a book buddy this summer!  Young children will be paired with a middle school student to share books together.

LOCATION: other
There are 12 spaces available.
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Imagination Playground
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years with an adult

Unstructured child-directed play is a critical component of healthy social, emotional and intellectual development. With Imagination Playground kids literally make their own open-ended fun with oversized building materials.   Join us for this unique, fun program!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 27 spaces available.
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Advanced Lego Robotics Camp
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Have you previously attended our Mindful Robotics program? Now is your chance to learn even more about using Lego Mindstorms EV3. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is payable by check only please, made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholder begins June 1 in the Teen Department. All others may register in person beginning July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100, payable by check only and made out to Port Jefferson Free Library, will be due upon registration for all non-PJFL cardholders. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorm Team for the coming school year (PJFL cardholders only). This program will take place in the Teen Center.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make-It! Outdoor Experiments
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever seen what happens when you mix Mentos and Diet Coke? Come over to the garden area as we do some messy outdoor explosions in the name of science.

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Lego Wedo 2.0 Robotics Camp
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years old

During this NEW four-day camp, we will explore the world of robotics using Lego Wedo 2.0 construction kits with the goal of instituting a First Lego League Jr. Team (PJFL cardholders only) in the fall. In addition to learning to program, we will also be practicing team building and cooperation. A registration fee of $20 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Children’s Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Children’s Department. Registration fee is non-refundable.                                                                                                              

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Beach Hut Ginger Bread House
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Create your own beach hut using gingerbread, royal icing and sugar glaze. Make and mold ornaments with fondant and tootsie rolls.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Kids Kitchen: Milkshakes
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 Grades 1 - 3


 Put on your aprons and join us for another episode of Kid's Kitchen. This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Understanding Your Point & Shoot Digital Camera
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you are shooting a Point & Shoot or Digital SLR camera – both cameras are controlled by the “Big Four” digital camera settings – White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed & Aperture. Once you understand these “Big Four” settings, you will find that your digital photo shooting versatility will greatly increase as well as the creativity of your images.  Program presented by Professional Photographer and Certified Photographic Counselor, John Spoltore.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Friday July 21, 2017
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Kick and Play
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 12 - 24 months old with an adult                                                                                             

 

Join experienced instructors and their puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, for this parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed to take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Internet Basics
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on class will show beginners how to start using the internet.  You will learn how to get connected and what a search engine is.  You will also be shown some of the more popular websites and how to make these sites your favorites.  Class instructor is Kristine Cucinello

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Super Soccer Stars
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 2 - 3 years old with an adult

Join members from Super Soccer Stars and learn how to use the soccer ball to not only improve skills, but also develop self-confidence and improve gross motor skills.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Lip Balms and Lotions
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what goes into making lip balm or body lotions? Perhaps you have read the list of ingredients on some products and been put off by the unpronounceable names. In this fun and informative class, Tara Penske, Certified Aromatherapist, will show us how to create our own natural products.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Super Soccer Stars
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ages: 4 - 6 years old with an adult

Join members from Super Soccer Stars and learn how to use the soccer ball to not only improve skills, but also develop self-confidence and improve gross motor skills.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.
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Family Film: Lego Batman
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Families of children 3 years old and up

*Children under the age of 9 MUST be accompanied by an adult.*

Rated: PG   Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes  Registration is not required.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Foreign Film Festival
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Everybody Loves Somebody (Spanish/English)

Invited to a family wedding in Mexico, Clara convinces a charming coworker to pose as her current boyfriend, only to run into her old flame at the festivities. Now, with a little help from her colorful family, Clara must choose between two men, and two futures, in this heartwarming romantic comedy. (106 mins)

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Escape at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to compete in the infamous Escape the Room in NYC (or its imitators)? Well here’s your chance to test out your skills in escaping the locked library trying to solve puzzles with only clues and your teammates.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Saturday July 22, 2017
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Historical Happenings Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Teen Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special four-week teen yoga series. Classes will include yoga, mindfulness, lavender eye pillows, sage bundles, essential oils and more! Please bring your own mat. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Workshop for Family Caregivers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: St. Charles Hospital

This FREE four-session workshop (Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29) is designed to improve the quality of life of family/friends caring for people with dementia by providing them with the education, practical skills and strategies needed to successfully engage with the person with dementia.  Topics include communication techniques, strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Facilitated by Dementia Care Specialist, Barbara R. Chandler, Ph.D.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is recommended. The facilitator will reach out to you upon registration, which is underway and required.

LOCATION: St. Charles Hospital
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Defensive Driving Class
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reduce your auto insurance costs and receive up to a 4-point reduction from your driving record for points accumulated in the past 18 months.  The $28.00 class fee is due upon registration and should be made out to “Suffolk Safety Program”.  Please note, due to DMV regulations, if you are more than five-minutes late for class you may not be able to attend.  Class instructor is Linda Greco.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Snacking Around the World
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Try snacks from different countries. You may find some to be strange, and others delicious. Snacks used in this program WILL contain peanuts as well as other allergens. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Tour of the Miller House
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a tour of the historic Miller House, home to the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society. Registration is required. We will meet at the Miller House located at 75 North Country Road, Miller Place. A $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

LOCATION: Miller House
There are 12 spaces available.
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Paper Plate Create: Fancy Feathered Fans
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 - 5 years old with an adult

Come into the library to cool down! We help you beat the Summer heat with your very own fancy feathered fan! We will transform paper plates into fabulous feathered creation to keep you cool!

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Advanced Lego Robotics Camp
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Have you previously attended our Mindful Robotics program? Now is your chance to learn even more about using Lego Mindstorms EV3. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is payable by check only please, made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. In person registration for PJFL cardholder begins June 1 in the Teen Department. All others may register in person beginning July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100, payable by check only and made out to Port Jefferson Free Library, will be due upon registration for all non-PJFL cardholders. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorm Team for the coming school year (PJFL cardholders only). This program will take place in the Teen Center.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Magic Jim Show
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Families

Magic Jim and his trusty side-kick puppet, Mortimer, will use the books found in our Library to create a magical, inspirational and fun program filled with magic, humor and lots of audience participation.  Be sure to join us for this amazing show!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 24 spaces available.
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Card Game Craziness
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for some exciting card games. Choose from the many fun and thought provoking games that the Teen Center has and challenge your friends and the librarians.

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Lego Party
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years old

There’s more to do with Legos than just build. Come have fun and play Lego games, make Lego crafts and even make Lego themed snacks.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 4 spaces available.
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Make-It! Vinyl Tube Bracelet
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sparkle, sparkle! Keep your wrists flashy and styling. Create a glittery accessory to show off to your friends.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 5 - 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Docksiders -  For those entering 5th - 6th grade

Attention avid readers!  Do you love to read, and are you looking for a fun way to share books?  Then, this is the program for you!  We’ll discover new authors and books, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some light snacks. Be prepared to read a 250 - 300 page book a week and talk about it. Registration runs June 1 - July 3.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Mortgage Options for Seniors
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Remain in your home without ever paying another mortgage payment.  Lower your interest rate.  Keep more of your retirement money.  Denise Mignone, Senior Loan Officer at Mortgage Direct, will discuss various mortgage options available to Senior homeowners, such as Reverse Mortgage, Refinancing Opportunities, and other Government Mortgage Programs. Registration Required.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Block Party
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families of children 18 months old and older

Bring the whole family for an hour of building with various materials - Legos, Mega Blocks, Magna Tiles, and more.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 24 spaces available.
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Spirograph String Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades K - 3

Using repeating patterns of spiraling string, we will create a beautiful work of art.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Recovery Center East Meet & Greet
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet new people, play games, learn about resources, and create meaningful relationships with Recovery Center East staff. The Center is a project of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. We invite all; however, this program is geared towards individuals who have, in some way, been touched by mental illness and/or substance abuse. No registration necessary, but if you need a ride, RSVP to Recovery Center East by phone at 631-369-4418 ext. 1901 OR leave us a voicemail at ext. 1900. Space is limited. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Balloon Tennis
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We'll supply the homemade rackets, you supply the tennis skills and teamwork. We'll match teens up into groups and you will play against each other in team-based balloon tennis fun!

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Munchkin Madness
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Battle your opponents through dungeons filled with monsters and ghouls, while we serve tasty Munchkins. Never played? Don’t worry, other Munchkin fans will show you the details of this RPG fantasy card game. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Summer Sewing School
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old 

Each week we will learn the basics of machine sewing and have a new project to take home!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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PJFL Photography Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This club consists of photographers of all skill levels who want to share their work and broaden their photographic horizons.  Group Leader is Pam Hauman.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Story Time Yoga
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months with an adult

Join us for an engaging journey into literature.  Participants will bend, stretch, sing, laugh and READ!, allowing children to experience story time like they never have before.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Camp Out at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 5 - 7 years old

Bring your camping experience to a creative level and come by to make your own tent, using Popsicle sticks, while hearing stories about camping.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Story Time Yoga
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old with an adult

Join us for an engaging journey into literature.  Participants will bend, stretch, sing, laugh and READ!, allowing children to experience story time like they never have before.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Yoga Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Ages: 5 - 8 years old 

Learn about this ancient form of exercise and relaxation.   Please wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a towel or yoga mat.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Teen Top Cutthroat Chopped Chef
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make the best dish you can from the ingredients we provide. Small cooking prize awarded to the best chefs in the Teen Center.

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 3 - 4
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For those entering 3rd - 4th grade

Calling all kids who LOVE to read!  Can you read a 100-page book every week?  Do you enjoy sharing the books you have read?  If you answered “YES”, then this is the program for you.  We will discover new books and authors, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some snacks together. Registration runs June 1 - June 29.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Teen Plant Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We’ve got a fun night planned for you and your crew. This is your chance to get your hands dirty and do something different. Plus, everyone goes home with a trendy terrarium.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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e-Bay: Buying & Selling on the Internet
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Earn cash by selling household items on the internet.  In this class you will learn all about E-bay, the world’s most popular online auction website for buying and selling.  Some of the many topics covered include creating a username and password, checking the reliability of buyers and sellers, listing items to sell, and much more. This program is being presented by Computer Instructor Cindy Griffiths.  The class is for those 18 years and older.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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I Got the Rhythm
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Ages 2 - 5 years old with an adult

Learn the basic elements of West African Dance such as the welcome dance, Funga, as well as other song and dance games, in this fun class lead by the Rhythm & Culture Dance Center.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
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Mindful Robitcs
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Base Sets & Software, explore the world of engineering by building complex automated control systems with sensory tools and code blocks. A registration fee of $50 for Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders is due when signing up, checks only please, payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library. In person registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 1 in the Teen Department. Non - PJFL cardholders can register (space permitting) in person starting July 11 in the Teen Department. A registration fee of $100 (checks only, please) is due at time of registration and should be made out to “Port Jefferson Free Library”. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance at this program is a prerequisite to join the Library’s Lego Mindstorms Team (PJFL cardholders only) for the coming school year.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
There are 5 spaces available.
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West African Dance Class
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 5 - 8 years old with an adult

Learn the movements of West African Dance such as the welcome dance, Funga, as well as the traditions and culture behind the dance itself, in this fun class lead by the Rhythm & Culture Dance Center.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Book Buddies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Read with a book buddy this summer!  Young children will be paired with a middle school student to share books together.

LOCATION: other
There are 12 spaces available.
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West African Dance Class
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 8 - 12 years old 

Learn the movements of West African Dance such as the welcome dance, Funga, as well as the traditions and culture behind the dance itself, in this fun class lead by the Rhythm & Culture Dance Center.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Make it and Take it Moisture Bars
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn all about the benefits of moisture bars. See how easy they are to make and learn about some of the very special essential oils you can use to feel great! Products and recipes included. Participants will learn how to make, wrap and use products. Great as a gift or keep for yourself.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Pillowcase Game
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Bring a pillowcase filled with household items.  A librarian will randomly call out items from her list.  The person who has the most items in his/her pillowcase wins!  We'll also share a snack and a story.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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Hawaiian Orchid Art Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join artist Laura Goetz and paint these exotic pink orchids that are edible and often used for decoration. Beginner-intermediate are welcome. There is A $7.00 MATERIAL FEE, cash or check, made payable to Laura Goetz.                                                                                                        

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Friday July 28, 2017
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Garden Helpers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help the librarians keep our garden neat while removing weeds and picking the fresh vegetables. Program will be cancelled if it is raining.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Fourth Fridays Book Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a  library sponsored book club with meetings held at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center located at 739 Route 25A in Mt. Sinai.  The Discussion Facilitator is Sharon Zollenberg.

LOCATION: Offsite
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Barefoot Sandals
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Minimalism at its finest! Craft a simple pair of barefoot sandals for the upcoming summer heat. Look fashionable while exposing your feet to nature.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Build a Veggie Bike
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Grades K - 3    

Use your imagination to build a bicycle out of vegetables and fruits, then play some great games, with Creative Chef Rob Scott.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Silver Screen Showings
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please note: This movie will take place in the Children's Activity Room.

Sabrina

The duaghter of the chauffeur for an immensely wealthy family returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons (110 mins)

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Stuffed Pizza Sticks
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Take freshly baked herb cheese bread and stuff it with your choice of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, chicken and more- then grill it, cut into sticks and dip into marinara dip.

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every last Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on a walk in basis, a clinician from St. Charles Hospital will be here to check your blood pressure free of charge. No registration is necessary.

 

LOCATION: Reference
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Saturday July 29, 2017
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Long Island Rail Road into New York City
8:25 AM - 12:00 PM

Travel into New York City with a library $10.00 round trip ticket. Departures are from the Port Jefferson train station and you can return any time that day. To purchase tickets or for more information please call the library at 473-0022.

 

LOCATION: Offsite
There are 3 spaces available.
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Teen Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special four-week teen yoga series. Classes will include yoga, mindfulness, lavender eye pillows, sage bundles, essential oils and more! Please bring your own mat. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Workshop for Family Caregivers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: St. Charles Hospital

This FREE four-session workshop (Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29) is designed to improve the quality of life of family/friends caring for people with dementia by providing them with the education, practical skills and strategies needed to successfully engage with the person with dementia.  Topics include communication techniques, strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Facilitated by Dementia Care Specialist, Barbara R. Chandler, Ph.D.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is recommended. The facilitator will reach out to you upon registration, which is underway and required.

LOCATION: St. Charles Hospital
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Windup Circus: History of Toys
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families of children 5 years old and up

Explore the evolution of fun from cymbal carrying monkeys to spinning tops that whistle, from board games to computer games, explore interesting inventions involving mechanical & windup toys and more! You might even experience some music, and do not be surprised if you get to actually play the whole time because audience members ARE allowed to touch! Presented by the Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling show - like a circus...just no elephants!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 36 spaces available.
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Science Sun Fun
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Find out how astronomers measure the sun and receive a FREE pair of eclipse glasses to view the partial solar eclipse on August 21. Guest scientists will help you learn methods and clever tricks astronomers use.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Eureka! The History of Invention Show
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Exploring the industrial revolution and mechanical era, with interactive demonstrations of such items as the steam engine, Thomas Edison cylinder phonograph, windup toys, Stereo/3D photography, mechanical door bells and mechanical/gear based household items such as butter churns and apple peelers. Families welcome!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Monday July 31, 2017
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Watercolor Wonder: Linear Beach Landscape
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 8 - 12

What happens when you combine Sharpies and watercolor paints? You get one very cool landscape. We’ll start by drawing some simple shapes and lines and then add watercolor paint for color. No two paintings will look alike! We will be painting, so please dress for mess!

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Summer Sewing School
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Each week we will improve our sewing skills and learn new techniques on the machine!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Mixed Media
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages: 5 - 9 

Students will learn about a different artist each session and create a project in the style of that artist. We will explore different media such as tempra, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils and a combination of materials to create collage. 

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Harry Potter Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Published 20 years ago, we will celebrate this milestone and Harry’s birthday with all things Potter! * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Make-it! DIY Galaxy Bath Bomb
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as we learn how to make your own DIY galaxy bath bombs using simple ingredients and take home a bath bomb of your own creation. This is a DIY messy project so please dress accordingly.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Docksiders - For those entering Grades 5 - 6
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Docksiders -  For those entering 5th - 6th grade

Attention avid readers!  Do you love to read, and are you looking for a fun way to share books?  Then, this is the program for you!  We’ll discover new authors and books, discuss ideas, play games, do crafts and enjoy some light snacks. Be prepared to read a 250 - 300 page book a week and talk about it. Registration runs June 1 - July 3.  Please pick up the first book to be read when you register.

LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Kayaking on Long Island
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lifelong kayaker Kevin Stiegelmaier will be here to discuss what gear is needed, how to use it,  how to paddle safely, and the best places to paddle on Long Island.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a public meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
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Make-it and Take-it Pretzels
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Make the pretzels and take them home to bake. Everyone will enjoy making and molding the pretzels. You will also create both sweet and savory toppings to take home! * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:41 PM     
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Shark Day!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Grades K - 3 with an adult

Every day can be Shark Day! Come to the Library to see and touch shark jaws and teeth, items made from shark skin and talk to a shark attack survivor. Learn about the myths and facts surrounding shark behavior and attacks from a representative from Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Shark Day!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8 

Every day can be Shark Day! Come to the Library to see and touch shark jaws and teeth, items made from shark skin and talk to a shark attack survivor. Learn about the myths and facts surrounding shark behavior and attacks, as well as research and conservation efforts, from a representative from Cornell Coopertive Extension.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Make-It! Perler Beads
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create your own perler bead masterpiece with our perler sets.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:41 PM     
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Scrubs, Scrubs, Scrubs
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

An easy and effective way to incorporate Aromatherapy and essential oils into facial and body scrubs. Participants will create scrubs that they can use immediately. Learn how Sugar and Salt Scrubs can be created to exfoliate and brighten your skin while enhancing and addressing mood and health issues.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:42 PM     
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Holistic Workshop Series:Flower Essence Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to promote emotional healing and spiritual development through the healing power of nature with Flower Essences. In addition, watch demonstrations on Flower Essence preparation and take home your own sample essence.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Late Summer Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages:  2 years old and older with an adult                

Research has shown that children who are read to have vastly superior vocabularies, and do better in school, than children who are not.  Our librarians combine books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities in an attempt to model the early literacy foundations needed for reading success and help to create lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Build a Candy - Brownie Trifle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8

Creative Chef Rob Scott will instruct us in the creation of this incredible treat - built layer by layer with brownies, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and mini-candies. Yum! This program will be held at the Teen Center.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Make-It! 3-D Pen Creation- Mask
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Design your own party mask with different types of filament colors using our 3-D Pens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:47 PM     
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Teen Bowling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meet us at Port Jeff Bowl for 2 hours of bowling! Everyone will bowl for 2 hours (bowling shoes included) and get pizza and soda, all for the low price of $12. Payment is due upon registration.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:47 PM     
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Drawing for Everyone
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families

Get creative at our Drop-in drawing event! We will have lots of paper and plenty of drawing materials for you to use -  draw big, draw small, draw anything at all.  Keep cool and draw on! Registration is not required.

 

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Viet Nam and Cambodia
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join professional travelers and photographers Carole & Richard Witkover for a multimedia presentation of the sights and sounds of Vietnam and Cambodia. The program will include their journey from Ha Long Bay (near Hanoi) to Ho Chi Mihn City (formerly Saigon) and then to Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 24 spaces available.
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Thursday August 3, 2017
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Tie Dye Towels
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades K - 3

Join us as we change plain white towels into towels with pizzazz. Your friends will be so impressed when they learn you made them yourself. We will supply the towels. But, you can bring a white shirt or socks to dye with any leftover dye.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Book Buddies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Read with a book buddy this summer!  Young children will be paired with a middle school student to share books together.

LOCATION: other
There are 12 spaces available.
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Eat Dirt, You Worm!
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades K - 3

Learn all about worms and composting while making your own wormery lead by Judy Wilson. This is the beginning of your very own earth friendly compost pile, worms included! 

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Tie Dye Towels
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8

Join us as we change plain white towels into towels with pizzazz. Your friends will be so impressed when they learn you made them yourself. We will supply the towels. But, you can bring a white shirt or socks to dye with any leftover dye.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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National Watermelon Day - Seed Challenge
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Challenge your friends in a fun time eating watermelon and afterwards, an exciting outdoor watermelon seed spitting contest during National Watermelon Day!.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:48 PM     
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Teen/Parent Paint Night
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are going to explore Andy Warhol’s famous screen printing technique that was so popular in the 80s and make some fabulous pop art! Bring your own T-shirt or canvas tote to screen print on!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:49 PM     
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Perfect Potholders
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 3 - 5

Join us and travel back to the 1950's with this retro craft as we to learn to weave and create perfect potholders to be used in the kitchens of today.  

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Friday August 4, 2017
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Garden Helpers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help the librarians keep our garden neat while removing weeds and picking the fresh vegetables. Program will be cancelled if it is raining.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:24 PM     
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Shake 'N Make Music
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 17 months with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Shake 'N Make Music
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 months - 5 years old with an adult

Join us for this high-energy, fun-filled musical and movement program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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WHOOPIE Pies
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us to make 13 different flavor combinations of whoopie pies. Mix and match flavors in vanilla and chocolate shells.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM     
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Make It: Magnets
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Make some decorative magnets to add some fun to your refrigerator at home or anything else magnetic!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Squirt Gun Painting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Express yourself with paint and water guns. Your imagination is limited only to the amount of paint you can squirt out.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM     
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Silver Screen Showings
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Some Like it Hot

 Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and fly to Miami disguised as as females (122mins)

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Saturday August 5, 2017
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Ready, Set, Dance!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months with an adult   

Dance, wiggle and groove at the Library as you join us for some music, movement and fun!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Teen Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special four-week teen yoga series. Classes will include yoga, mindfulness, lavender eye pillows, sage bundles, essential oils and more! Please bring your own mat. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WORKSHOP DATES: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2

Certified Yoga Instructor Laurel Frey returns for this six-session program.  Please come dressed to participate including a yoga mat or towel.  Total fee for the workshop is $25.00 payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library.  The class fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable  

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Saturday Morning Cartoons
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Families

Join us for an hour or two as we watch come classic cartoons! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Dungeons and Dragons - Teen Edition
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play a Teen friendly version of Dungeons and Dragons. Feel free to stop in and make a DnD character with Khan!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:51 PM     
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Monday August 7, 2017
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PlayHooray Babies
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 3-17 months old with an adult

Music and fun for your little one! Get ready to sing, dance and PlayHooray with your baby. This delightful program is a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music and creative movement.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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PlayHooray Kids
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Get ready to dance, march and PlayHooray with your toddler. This fun-filled music and movement program will have everyone up and moving to the beat!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Summer Sewing School
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Each week we will improve our sewing skills and learn new techniques on the machine!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:25 PM     
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Star Wars Marathon and Munchies
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In a galaxy far far away about 40 years ago Star Wars first came to theaters! We are going to watch the original trilogy in its entirety! * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:52 PM     
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Mixed Media
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages: 5 - 9 

Students will learn about a different artist each session and create a project in the style of that artist. We will explore different media such as tempra, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils and a combination of materials to create collage. 

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Make-It! Disco Ball
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Disco never died and neither did discs; funky fresh forever. Use CD's to construct a customized crystalline craft for all the cool cats.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:53 PM     
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Saturday Morning Cartoons (at night)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families

Join us for an hour or two as we watch come classic cartoons! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Tuesday August 8, 2017
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Miniature Fairy Gardens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 3 - 5 

Join us as Erika McIntyre helps us to create our very own fairy garden, complete with plants, gravel and a gnome or fairy.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Playstation VR
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us as we have open play using our Playstation VR.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:09 PM     
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Creative Dramatics Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this hour long workshop to build an understanding of theater craft. During each of the four classes we will focus on a particular acting skill: pantomime, body movement, improvisation, and characterization. You must be available to attend all four classes.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM     
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Family Trivia Smackdown
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 4 - 8 with an adult

Bring your parent and your best smack talk because it's going down! Who is smarter parents or their kids? Each child registered must come with a parent willing to participate.

 

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Holistic Workshop Series: Zero Waste Lifestyle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about promoting a happier lifestyle through minimizing waste, clutter, and excess while replacing toxic aspects with healthy alternatives. Watch demonstrations on preparing homemade, non-toxic cleaning supplies and take home a sample bottle.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Late Summer Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages:  2 years old and older with an adult                

Research has shown that children who are read to have vastly superior vocabularies, and do better in school, than children who are not.  Our librarians combine books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities in an attempt to model the early literacy foundations needed for reading success and help to create lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Super Smash Bros Tournament
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join the Teen Center in representing the best of the best at our New Super Smash Bros. Tournament. *DLC's with new characters and maps have been added to our collection.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:33 PM     
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Make-It! Fused Glass Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come in and learn how to cut glass for a fused glass pendant.  Each participant will leave their glass creations at the Teen Center to be fused. You will be called when they are ready. You will make three pendants. A materials fee of $10 is due upon registration. Each participant must have a signed waiver prior to the program. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1:10 PM     
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Delightful Doughnuts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in and feel like you work at your own doughnut shop!!! Make glazes, add toppings and flavorings. We will discuss and hand out recipes on how to make homemade donuts. Everyone takes home 4 donuts to enjoy with family and friends * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:34 PM     
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Coin and Stamp Appraisal
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you think you might have some rare or valuable stamps or coins in your collection?  Join coin and stamp appraiser Frank McAlonan and find out in this free program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Thursday August 10, 2017
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Paper Plate Create: Down on the Farm
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2 - 5 years old with an adult

Come in for some barnyard fun! We’ll share some stories right from the farm and then make some fun crafts featuring some of our farm friends! You can bring them home with you and play farm all year round!

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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New Voices Book Discussion
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This Library sponsored Book Discussion Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:00a.m.  The book to be discussed in . . . is . . . by . . .  The Book Discussion facilitator is Diane M. Konoski.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Book Buddies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Read with a book buddy this summer!  Young children will be paired with a middle school student to share books together.

LOCATION: other
There are 12 spaces available.
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Make Your Own Bubble Gum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

With just a few simple ingredients you can make your own delicious bubble gum.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:35 PM     
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Creative Dramatics Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this hour long workshop to build an understanding of theater craft. During each of the four classes we will focus on a particular acting skill: pantomime, body movement, improvisation, and characterization. You must be available to attend all four classes.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM     
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Jumbo Speed Stacking Competition
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades K - 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brush up on your building skills alone and with a team. We will play lots of fun games and then, cool off with some refreshing watermelon.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Dip This
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Chef Rob Scott as you dip various foods in chocolate.* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:36 PM     
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Kids Kitchen: Candy Apples
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 Grades 1 - 3


 Put on your aprons and join us for another episode of Kid's Kitchen. This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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The Life and Times of Alexander Hamilton
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Alexander Hamilton's rise was intertwined with the emergence of the United States. His ideals and policies, however, sparked controversy. This lecture will consider Hamilton's life, career, and rivalries, and what these can tell us about the American Revolution, the Constitution, and the birth of party politics in the early republic.  

Registration begins June 26 for PJFL cardholders and on July 3 for cardholders of other libraries.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Friday August 11, 2017
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Babies Boogie
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 3 - 24 months

Shake, rattle and roll when you join Nicole Sparling for this musical program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Garden Helpers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help the librarians keep our garden neat while removing weeds and picking the fresh vegetables. Program will be cancelled if it is raining.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:24 PM     
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Toddlers Tango
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 25 months - 5 years old with an adult

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle to the beat! Children and their parents will be wiggling and giggling with this music and creative movement program. Help your child explore music from around the world with songs, instruments and dance. No younger siblings please.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Teens Vs. Librarians
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play classic games as you challenge the librarians in a battle. You will vote to decide which game is played. Do you have what it takes to take down the librarians?

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:36 PM     
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Lost City of Z

 The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. (141 mins).

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Saturday August 12, 2017
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Teen Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special four-week teen yoga series. Classes will include yoga, mindfulness, lavender eye pillows, sage bundles, essential oils and more! Please bring your own mat. 

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Certified Yoga Instructor Laurel Frey returns for this six-session program.  Please come dressed to participate including a yoga mat or towel.  Total fee for the workshop is $25.00 payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library.  The class fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable  

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Monday August 14, 2017
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Ellen & Doreen Present: Fishy Friends
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years with an adult

Listen to a fish tale and create some underwater and fishy crafts.

 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Medicare Explained
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Senior Health Specialist Daniel Dobrias for an informative talk about Medicare.  Topics covered will include Medicare parts A ,B and D, Medigap policies, Medicare Advantage Plans and how the new Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) affects your coverage.

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Ellen & Doreen Present: Magic Tree House: Ghost Town at Sundown
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: Grades K - 3

Join Jack and Annie on a Wild West adventure. Listen to a story and create a "Sundown" craft.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Summer Sewing School
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Each week we will improve our sewing skills and learn new techniques on the machine!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:25 PM     
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Make-It! Slime
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hold globs of slime in your hands. Learn how to create stunning slimy globules to stretch, smoosh and smack.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:37 PM     
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Make It: Little Bits
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 7 - 12 years old

Comes see what crazy gizmo or gadget you can create using our new Little Bits sets.  These fun and easy to use snap circuits conect together to make just about anything you can think of!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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S'mores Sushi
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Using rice crispy treats covered with marshmallow and chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs, roll them up served with chopsticks and a side order of chocolate syrup to take home.  * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:38 PM     
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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Block Party
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families of children 18 months old and older

Bring the whole family for an hour of building with various materials - Legos, Mega Blocks, Magna Tiles, and more.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Creative Dramatics Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this hour long workshop to build an understanding of theater craft. During each of the four classes we will focus on a particular acting skill: pantomime, body movement, improvisation, and characterization. You must be available to attend all four classes.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM     
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Teens Speak Out Now
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join our teen discussion group to voice your opinion and make a difference. We’re seeking dedicated teens to share ideas about activities, materials, and changes to implement to make the library a destination for teens.

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:38 PM     
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Magic the Gathering Tournament
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Khan for a Modern 2v2: Magic Tournament at the Teen Center. Do you have what it takes to be the best?

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:39 PM     
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First Lego League Team Informational Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you and your child interested in joining the PJFL First Lego Robotics Team? In this informational meeting our team coaches will tell you everything you need to know about joining the team for the Fall season. Due to league restrictions, team members must be between 9-14 years of age, and our team must be kept to a maximum of ten participants. Both parent and child must attend this meeting to be eligible for the team. There will be a tryout in the fall and in cases where there is a tie score, those that have taken the robotics camp will get priority.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:06 AM     
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Retro Board Games
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families

We are going to play all of the classics: Candyland, Hungry Hungry Hippos and more, while enjoying some snacks.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Holistic Workshop Series: Zero Waste Lifestyle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about promoting a happier lifestyle through minimizing waste, clutter, and excess while replacing toxic aspects with healthy alternatives. Watch demonstrations on preparing homemade, non-toxic cleaning supplies and take home a sample bottle.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.
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Tuesday Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Library sponsored book discussion group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The book to be discussed in . . . is . . . by . . .  The Discussion Facilitaor is Linda Ruben. To join this group or for more information please call the library at 473-0022.

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Wednesday August 16, 2017
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Late Summer Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages:  2 years old and older with an adult                

Research has shown that children who are read to have vastly superior vocabularies, and do better in school, than children who are not.  Our librarians combine books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities in an attempt to model the early literacy foundations needed for reading success and help to create lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Munchkin Madness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Battle your opponents through dungeons filled with monsters and ghouls, while we serve tasty Munchkins. Never played? Don’t worry, other Munchkin fans will show you the details of this RPG fantasy card game. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:42 PM     
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Before I Fall and Munchies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us as we watch one of the latest Teen novels to be made into a movie. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:40 PM     
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Senior Advocate Visit
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Seniors can meet one-on-one with a trained senior advocate from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.  Information about benefits such as HEAP, Medicare, Medicaid, home care, ID and other assistance for seniors will be provided.  No appointment is necessary.  Have a problem or question that can’t wait?  Call Pam at (631) 853-8236. 

LOCATION: Activity Room
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End of Summer Reading Games and Snacks Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy playing summer themed games and eating fun food at our Summer Beach Party. Join Chef Rob as you eat party foods such as nachos, mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers. Join your friends and have a blast! * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:40 PM     
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Spies on LI
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old  

Did you know that there were spies on Long Island during the Revolutionary War, including right here in Port Jeff? Some of the things they did 300 years ago are still being used by spies today.  Learn about them and some of the cool techniques that they used.  Then, we'll try out some invisible ink and make our very own secret code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Etsy Versus eBay: Which is Best for You
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether a seller prefers Etsy or eBay often depends on the price of the item they want to sell.  Join Computer Instructor Cindi Griffiths and find out, buying or selling, which may be the best online market place for you to use. Also, information will be given on how to establish an Etsy store.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Thursday August 17, 2017
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End of SRP Show - Jester Jim
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families

"This is not your ordinary Juggling show!" With his box of props, natural talents and beatboxing ability, Jester Jim's show will have kids and adults talking about his antics for weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Make-It! Duct Tape Bracelet
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Decorate a wood bangle with duct tape for an easy and colorful fashion accessory.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:41 PM     
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Creative Dramatics Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this hour long workshop to build an understanding of theater craft. During each of the four classes we will focus on a particular acting skill: pantomime, body movement, improvisation, and characterization. You must be available to attend all four classes.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM     
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Battle of the Books
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Battle of the Books is a county wide inter-library competition among teams of teens entering grades 6-9. We will focus on 8 young adult novels throughout the summer (titles will be released May 15, you may register and pick up your books beginning this date). The competition takes place on Saturday, August 13th at the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. This is your chance to support your library, read great books and have fun with friends! Registration begins May 15. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Beauty and the Beast and Pizza
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the live action version of the classic Disney film. * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:41 PM     
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Make It: Silly Putty
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages:  8  - 12 years old

Once you learn how simple this is to make, you may never buy Silly Putty again!

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Sleep Problems: Natural Solutions to Better Sleep
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Can’t sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving and social activities. They also account for an estimated $16 billion in medical costs and lost productivity.  Learn about the different sleep disorders and their causes. Preventive measures and natural approaches to restful sleep will be explained. Program presented by Dr. Brian Yonks in association with the non-profit Foundation of Wellness Professionals.                                                                                           
 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Friday August 18, 2017
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Silent Library - Fear Factor Edition
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The rules say “to stay silent” but can you keep quiet while reciting the ABC’s with a mouth full of gummy bears? Based off the popular show, compete to show your will to be the quietest. For a twist, we will incorporate some “fear factor” type challenges as well. Shhhh! Can you keep quiet in the library? * Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:42 PM     
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Foreign Film Festival
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Suntan (Greek)

Middle-aged Kostis is the new doctor of a tiny island; he spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and parties. When he meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her. He is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard. What starts as a rediscovery of his long-lost youth slowly turns into an obsession, as he is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna. (100 mins)

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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End of Summer Reading and 10th Anniversary of the Teen Center Celebration Lock-In
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program and the 10th year the Teen Center has been around! Come to the main library after hours and play library mini-golf, play nerf in the meeting room, get temporary tattoos, enjoy games and have fun. We’ll be celebrating until midnight. What better way to celebrate all the fun you’ve had this summer?

* Food products used in this program may contain allergens.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:44 PM     
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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Historical Happenings Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Certified Yoga Instructor Laurel Frey returns for this six-session program.  Please come dressed to participate including a yoga mat or towel.  Total fee for the workshop is $25.00 payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library.  The class fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable  

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Fish in a Slime Bag
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 5 - 7 years old

Everyone wins a fish in this craft at the library! Create your own slime fish bag and take it home with you to enjoy.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Boss Baby and DIY Gourmet Popcorn
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy the newly released movie while making gourmet popcorn to munch on.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:04 AM     
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Monday August 21, 2017
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Drop in Crafts: Crafty Clean Out!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: Families

Did you miss some of the cool crafts that we did here at the Library over the Summer? Come in and catch up on what you missed! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Color More, Stress Less
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Barbara Feinstein talks about the benefits of the adult coloring book craze for mind and body! She’ll provide information about the newest coloring books, pencils, crayons and free online sources at this interactive program. Experience the relaxation and fun of coloring and learn some techniques that will bring excellent results.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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iArted
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Release your built up creative energy at the teen center! Every Monday afternoon will have a different creative art project for you! Share your creations on social media with the hashtag #iArted @portjefflibrary. No registration is needed. Walk in anytime!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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First Lego League Jr. Team Information Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 9 years old with a parent

Are you and your child interested in joining the NEW PJFL First Lego League Junior Robotics Team? In this informational meeting our team coaches will tell you everything you need to know about joining the team for the Fall season. Due to league restrictions, team members must be between 6 - 9 years of age, and our team must be kept to a maximum of six participants. Both parent and child must attend this meeting to be eligible for the team.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Elder Law: Legal Issues for Seniors
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

George Roach, the former Chief Attorney in charge of the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County's Senior Citizen Division, will discuss and answer your questions on the following topics: understanding trust planning, strategies to protect assets from the cost of catastrophic illness, long-term care at home or in a nursing home, changes in federal and state estate and gift tax laws, and what legal documents you should have.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.
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Infant Massage
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 6 weeks - 18 months with an adult

Cross cultural studies have shown the immediate and long term effects of massage on infants and young children in both good health and those struggling with colic and special needs. Join Licensed Massage Therapist Laura Morello and learn this new way of communicating with your child. Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket for baby, one for yourself and baby’s favorite comfort toy.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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First Lego League Team Informational Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 9 - 14 years old with a parent            

Are you and your child interested in joining the PJFL First Lego Robotics Team? In this informational meeting our team coaches will tell you everything you need to know about joining the team for the Fall season. Due to league restrictions, team members must be between 9-14 years of age, and our team must be kept to a maximum of ten participants. Both parent and child must attend this meeting to be eligible for the team. There will be a tryout in the fall and in cases where there is a tie score, those that have taken the robotics camp will get priority. This event will take place in the Teen Center.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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PJFL Photography Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This club consists of photographers of all skill levels who want to share their work and broaden their photographic horizons.  Group Leader is Pam Hauman.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Let's Get Ready for School:School Bus
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For those entering Pre-K and K with an adult

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Late Summer Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages:  2 years old and older with an adult                

Research has shown that children who are read to have vastly superior vocabularies, and do better in school, than children who are not.  Our librarians combine books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities in an attempt to model the early literacy foundations needed for reading success and help to create lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Teens Vs. Librarians - Apples to Apples Edition
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the uber competitive gaming librarians for an exciting game of Apples to Apples. Do you have the skills to beat the librarians?

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:10 AM     
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Chess
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6-12 years old

Here’s a chance for beginners, as well as more experienced chess players to develop strategies, sharpen their skills, and have fun playing a game of Chess with an instructor from the Long Island Chess Nuts to guide you.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Foods to Travel by: Scotland
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Jeanne Schnupp on a virtual visit to Scotland, with stops that include settings from the popular series, Outlander. Whether you are a fan of the series or not, enjoy a rich variety of Scottish sights, including the glorious highlands, historic Stirling Castle, bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and more. Taste regional favorites from Outlander Kitchen, by Theresa Carle-Sanders, including a cinnamon scone, almond squirt and chocolate biscuit. Non-refundable fee: $5 cash or check made payable to Jeanne Schnupp.

Registration begins June 26 for PJFL cardholders and July 3 for non-residents. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 33 spaces available.
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Clay Play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 2- 5 years old with an adult                         

Clay stimulates a child's curiosity, intelligence, imagination, and creativity. It fosters eye-hand coordination, and it is also a great way to extend the attention span of children, who often work for long periods of time with clay. Bring your child to this program and let them play with clay!         

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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You Vote Movie and Pizza
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

You vote for the movie you watch and we provide the pizza to eat.

 
LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:20 AM     
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Joint Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Ages: 4 - 8 years old                                            

Please join us for a relaxing summer evening of stories and songs.                   

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Joint Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old                                      

Older children, and their parents or grandparents, are invited to hear some powerful stories from the Picture Books for Older Reader Collection.

        

LOCATION: Front Reading Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Friday August 25, 2017
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Fourth Fridays Book Club
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a  library sponsored book club with meetings held at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center located at 739 Route 25A in Mt. Sinai.  The Discussion Facilitator is Sharon Zollenberg.

LOCATION: Offsite
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Movie Matinee
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Last Word

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes on finding the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship (108 mins).

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Craft Up Your School Supplies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages:  8 - 12 years old

Summer is sadly coming to an end and school supply shopping is beginning. Bring your school supplies to the library and let’s add some fun and color to them using washi tape!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every last Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on a walk in basis, a clinician from St. Charles Hospital will be here to check your blood pressure free of charge. No registration is necessary.

 

LOCATION: Reference
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Ready, Set, Dance!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months with an adult   

Dance, wiggle and groove at the Library as you join us for some music, movement and fun!

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Certified Yoga Instructor Laurel Frey returns for this six-session program.  Please come dressed to participate including a yoga mat or towel.  Total fee for the workshop is $25.00 payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library.  The class fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable  

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Adult Summer Reading Program Party
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Pie Face Challenge
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us as we get messy while playing Pie-Face with a board game twist. Dress for mess.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:21 AM     
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Volun-tweens: Soup Kitchen Helpers
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Help out the Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen by making silverware packets. The packets are given to our guests on the buffet line when they come to get their meal. One hour of community service will be earned for this activity.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Double Dutch Workshop
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Grades 1 - 2 

Join us as two-time World Champion Double Dutch athlete, Erica Dantzler, returns and introduces the fun and challenging sport of jumping rope using two ropes turning in opposite directions.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Double Dutch Workshop
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Grades 3-4

Join us as two-time World Champion Double Dutch athlete, Erica Dantzler, returns and introduces the fun and challenging sport of jumping rope using two ropes turning in opposite directions.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Double Dutch Workshop
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Grades 4 - 8

Join us as two-time World Champion Double Dutch athlete, Erica Dantzler, returns and introduces the fun and challenging sport of jumping rope using two ropes turning in opposite directions.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Khan the Librarian. for a Teen Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. If you would like a character made for the campaign, drop in anytime before the program date.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:23 AM     
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iArted
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Release your built up creative energy at the teen center! Every Monday afternoon will have a different creative art project for you! Share your creations on social media with the hashtag #iArted @portjefflibrary. No registration is needed. Walk in anytime!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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New Super Smash Tournament
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Khan the Librarian. for a Teen Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. If you would like a character made for the campaign, drop in anytime before the program date.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM     
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Family Film: Boss Baby
6:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Families of children 3 years old and up

*Children under the age of 9 MUST be accompanied by an adult.*

Rated: PG   Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes  Registration is not required.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
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Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a public meeting.

LOCATION: Conference Room
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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Picture Books in Motion
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 2 - 5 years old with an adult                                   

Come join us as we share some movie adaptations of classic children’s picture books.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Make-It! Floam
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Foam + Slime = Floam! Create floam to form different shapes or squish it at your leisure.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:31 AM     
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Late Summer Story Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages:  2 years old and older with an adult                

Research has shown that children who are read to have vastly superior vocabularies, and do better in school, than children who are not.  Our librarians combine books, songs, fingerplays and other fun activities in an attempt to model the early literacy foundations needed for reading success and help to create lifelong learners who love to read.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Make-It! Galaxy Jars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Contain the entire galaxy within a jar. Make and create a new décor that will make your room out of this world!

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Retro Board Games
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families

We are going to play all of the classics: Candyland, Hungry Hungry Hippos and more, while enjoying some snacks.

 
LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Centennial of Camp Upton: a history of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Site
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Commemorate the Centennial Celebration of Camp Upton and the 70th Anniversary of the Brookhaven National Laboratory!

Join Timothy Green, Cultural Resource Manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory, for this presentation on the history of the BNL site from the early 18th century through the present.  The BNL site has been under federal ownership since 1917 and has supported the United States through two World Wars and now serves as one of the Nation’s premiere scientific laboratories.  

Contact: Adult Reference

Registration for PJFL cardholders begins June 26 and for cardholders of other libraries begins July 3.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Painting without a Paint Brush
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 5 years old with an adult  

Join us for this fun painting craft as we transform drops of paint and folded paper into some amazing designs! We will provide frames for your masterpiece to hang it up at home.  Please note we will be painting, so dress for mess!    

    

LOCATION: Activity Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Chick Flick Movie and Nail Art
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Relax and pamper yourself before school starts. Experiment with nail art while watch a Chick Flick of your choice.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:50 AM     
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Magic the Gathering Tournament
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Khan for a "Modern" themed Magic the Gathering Tournament at the library. Do you have what it takes to be the best?

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
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Friday September 1, 2017
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Make-It! Sock Donuts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do-nut eat these adorable accessories. Turn footwear into mini plushies in this cartoony program.

LOCATION: 150 East Main Street
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:56 AM     
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Saturday September 2, 2017
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Yoga Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Certified Yoga Instructor Laurel Frey returns for this six-session program.  Please come dressed to participate including a yoga mat or towel.  Total fee for the workshop is $25.00 payable to the Port Jefferson Free Library.  The class fee must be paid upon registration and is non-refundable  

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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English Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Monday September 4, 2017
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Long Island Quilters
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you are a quilter and would like to join us, bring your sewing machine and a project.  If you are new to quilting and just want to find out more, feel free to stop in.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Prenatal Yoga
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pregnant Women

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Mindfulness Meditation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

This program focuses on being in the present moment while learning how to use the breath as an anchor for the wandering mind. It is a simple way to be more in touch with the fullness of being through self-observation, self-inquiry and mindful action. Through meditation we can cope with stress and anxiety, as well as interrupt negative thinking. Instructor is Certified Holistic Practitioner Marcia Reass.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Bus Trip: Tour the United Nations
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Offsite
There are 2 spaces available.
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Signing Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages: 18 - 36 months with an adult

Learn to communicate in sign language with your child through stories, songs, and games. Signing is a great way for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to build their vocabulary and reduce frustration. Themes include food and drink, colors and clothing, animals, and feelings.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Baby and Me Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: 6 weeks - 18 months old with an adult

Certified Yoga Instructor, Gina Morin along with her baby Jaya, will present this class for you to get into good yoga practice while bonding with baby. We will focus on being in the present moment with our bodies and our babies. Please bring: a yoga mat (required)  All levels of yoga experience welcomed.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Caregiver Support Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Mah-Jong Club
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This club is open to Port Jefferson Free Library cardholders and all levels of play are welcome.  If you own a set of Mah-Jong tiles, please bring them with you to the meeting.  For more information please call the library at 631- 473-0022. 

LOCATION: Mezzanine Level
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Signing Story Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages: 3 - 17 months with an adult

Learn to communicate in sign language with your child through stories, songs, and games. Signing is a great way for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to build their vocabulary and reduce frustration. Themes include food and drink, colors and clothing, animals, and feelings.

LOCATION: Activity Room
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Guided Meditation: Healing Your Inner Spirit
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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PlayHooray Babies
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages: 3-17 months old with an adult

Music and fun for your little one! Get ready to sing, dance and PlayHooray with your baby. This delightful program is a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music and creative movement.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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PlayHooray Kids
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages: 18 - 36 months old with an adult

Get ready to dance, march and PlayHooray with your toddler. This fun-filled music and movement program will have everyone up and moving to the beat!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Department Head's Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Learn English Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Friday September 8, 2017
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Silver Screen Showings
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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