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Tabletop Role Playing Games

Tabletop Role Playing Games

Some of my best friendships were made during my teen years sitting around a table pretending to be a half-elf druid with a Warg as a pet. I am still friends with the people I played Dungeons and Dragons with, and the game has become a staple of my adult life. Dungeons and Dragons is […]

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Step into the World of Virtual Reality at the Islip Public Library

Thanks to the Suffolk Cooperative Lending Library program, the Islip Public Library will have access to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality system from February 9 – February 12. Schedule a 30-minute appointment and transport yourself into another world — the world of Virtual Reality! Swim underwater, travel to a foreign country, jump off a skyscraper — […]

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Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

Teen Read Week: October 8-14, 2017Teen books can change the way you see your surroundings and the world, and can help to open your mind to other people’s points of view. Sometimes you have set ideas about issues because you haven’t experienced them first hand. Characters in books can open you up to new experiences […]

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Got Empathy?

Got Empathy?

Do you have trouble “reading” the emotions, thoughts, or body language of other people? Is it difficult for you to imagine lives different from your own? Do you wish you could be less quick to judge and have more empathy for others? Two recent studies show that reading literary fiction helps to increase your capacity for […]

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Tips for Taking the S.A.T.

SAT Tips

Gather Materials- The night before the test make sure to have all materials that will be needed on test day including admission ticket, photo ID, #2 pencils, a calculator, and a healthy snack.Locate the Test Center- Make sure to check out the location of the test center before the big day. On the big day, […]

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