The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau is now accepting registrations for Act TWO. Through games and activities, participants learn improvisation, projection, public speaking, and issues pertinent to everyday life. Topics covered include making appropriate choices, acceptance, tolerance, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, pregnancy prevention, etc. Skits are created and performed by students for other youth audiences. Act TWO is for teens in grades 7 – 12. Classes are held on Thursdays beginning September 21, 2017 and are held at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Ave from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Registration is ongoing but required in advance. For more information, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call (631) 702-2421 to register. Find all of your hidden talents in Act TWO!
Southampton Town’s Youth Court is a very popular program and a great way to earn community service credits and build your college resume. High school students from local schools work together to hold real trials for juvenile offenders, where all the facts of the case are heard and the jury decides on a disposition, or “sentence”, for the offender to repair the harm that they have caused to the victims. Cases range from trespassing, driving without a license, underage drinking to harassment, possession, and theft – among others.
Any teen in grades 9-12 living in the Town of Southampton can participate. Students who are interested in becoming an attorney, improving public speaking skills, learning about the justice system, building their college/job resume or just enjoy community service are invited to join.
Southampton Town’s Youth Court program meets every Monday night, beginning October 16, 2017 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Southampton Town Justice Court, 32 Jackson Ave. Transportation is available to youth living east of the Shinnecock canal. For more information, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call Karen Matz at (631) 702-2425 to register. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.
Explore a variety of nonfiction titles in a lively monthly discussion group. Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.Copies of titles will be available at the circulation desk about four weeks prior. Read ahead of the meeting to fully enjoy and participate in our lively discussions.
Oct. 24 – Discuss Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder.
This is a book club for parents who want to come together and read, laugh, cry, learn and share in a judgement-free zone. Don’t have time to read the whole book? No judgement, remember? You’re a busy parent, we get it! Have a cup of coffee and a light breakfast with us while we chat about all things parenting.
Oct. 25 – The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids by J.J. Alexander and Iben Sandahl.
Copies of titles will be available at the circulation desk about four weeks prior. Read ahead of the meeting to fully enjoy and participate in our lively discussions.
Oct. 26 – Discuss A Passage to India by E. M. Forster.
Certified crystal healer Deborah Marshall will teach you which crystals work best to facilitate connections with our departed loved ones as the veil between worlds opens at Halloween. Bring a piece of turquoise, amethyst or clear quartz if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes for group meditation. Registration required. Limit 20.
On Saturday, October 28th the Southampton Youth Bureau & Southampton Youth Services (SYS) will be sponsoring “Fright Night” at the Town of Southampton Recreation Center, 1370a Majors Path in Southampton. Throughout the night, participants will experience the scare of Halloween by navigating their way through a path of horrors at SYS. If you’re up for the challenge, then stop by and register for the Southampton Youth Bureau’s escape room! Can you get out before the time runs out? Solve clues, puzzles, and riddles in order to find a way to escape. Family friendly hours will be held from 6:00pm – 7:30pm with children 11 years & under. From 8:00pm – 11:00pm youth ages 12 & up will be allowed to enter without parental supervision. Admission is $5.
Community organizations are more than welcome to participate in this event! If your organization would like to create a “scare station”, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau to view the registration form or call (631) 702-2425 for additional information. The deadline to register a “scare station” is October 13, 2017.
Get inspired, have fun and learn a lot when you join our peer-run critique group for fiction writers. Free. No registration necessary.
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 28, 5:30-7:00 pm
Bring your own game or use one of ours and enjoy playing a challenging match with friends at the library. Games that will be available but are not limited to include Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, and Ticket to Ride. Feel free to bring any games you want to play and share with others. For adults and older teens. No registration necessary.
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