Thursday, April 24, 2014
If you're looking for new ways to get involved or to bulk up on your community service hours, check out the Long Island Volunteer Center site!
Posted by Tracy Geiser at 6:08 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Looking for another community service opportunities?
The 8th Annual Hike For Life event sponsored by New York Blood Center and Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference will be taking place this year on May 10, 2014.
Non-hiking volunteers are needed for activities such as: picnic assistance, car shuttles, welcome greeters and general publicity. To volunteer, please email Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-478-5006 or fill out a short form on the NY Blood Center site.
Posted by Catherine at 11:03 AM
Friday, March 21, 2014
Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us Saturday, March 22nd at the Arbors (West) Assisted Living in Islandia from 3-5pm. We'll be assisting the staff in their weekly ice cream party by helping to serve the guests delicious treats. And after the ice cream, we'll play some group games with the residents. Two hours of community service will be given for anyone who attends.
We will have two more sessions of "Games at the Arbors," taking place on Saturday, April 26th and Saturday, May 17th as well. You can sign up for these volunteer opportunities and more at the Hauppauge Library! Just speak with a Youth and Family Services Librarian.
*Please stop by to fill out a permission slip and photo release form for this program. We will be meeting directly at the Arbors (West) on Saturday- I will bring extra copies of these forms with me if you don't get a chance to fill them out prior to that. Any questions? Speak with Ms. Catherine!
Posted by Catherine at 1:19 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be Superman, flying through the streets, saving people from burning buildings, helping the good guys fight the bad guys? Well here's your chance to see it thanks to a cooler than cool video! Get ready for a wild ride!
Posted by Catherine at 10:46 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014
If you have a knack for technology and have gotten a reputation among your "less than technical" friends and family as the "go-to" guy or girl, then you may find this short animated film rather funny.
Posted by Catherine at 10:31 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014
So, you've probably heard the term "maker space" thrown around in the past year or two. If you don't know what it is, here are a couple of brief definitions:
To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.
Posted by Catherine at 11:30 AM
Friday, March 14, 2014
Black out Poetry or Newspaper Blackout
Both of these poetry styles use the idea of taking an existing text and covering up the words you don't want to see by blacking them out, leaving only the poetry behind. Some examples are straightforward sharpie-to-the-paper, while others have a more artistic approach. Either way, the idea that the poem was there in the text the whole time is kind of neat. You're like a sculptor of words, chiseling away the unwanted parts.
Six Word Memoirs
As anyone who texts and/or tweets knows, sometimes it can be challenging to be brief. We all have a lot to say, right? Well, try writing an autobiography using only six words. What six words strung together would give us a sense of who you are, where you've been, or what you're feeling right now? 'Smithteens', the teen portion of 'Six Word Memoirs', is dedicated to just that.
Posted by Catherine at 11:30 AM