News from the Adult Services Department
Week of June 15, 2020
New on our YouTube Channel (click each title to see the video): Magazines with Monique- Country Gardens ; Fabric Painting Class

 In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the cumin seeds and cook until they turn a medium shade of brown. Add the asparagus, cover, and cook for about 4 to 6 minutes, until slightly charred but bright green. 
In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, cooked quinoa, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and chile. Add the remaining oil and gently mix. Just before serving, add the lime juice.   
Asparagus, Tomato, and Quinoa Salad  


1 tablespoon plus 1 tablespoon of olive oil, divided 
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds 
1 pound of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces 
1 ½ cups of cooked quinoa 
1 ½ cups of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 
1 garlic clove, minced 
1 teaspoon of salt 
1 small Indian green chile or Serrano chile, finely chopped 
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice 
Art Journaling with Linda - On the Library's YouTube Channel
Broadway on a Budget
Thursday, June 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Registration going on now
Join theater enthusiast Brian Stoll via Zoom for a discussion about all things Broadway beginning with the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill. He will also share several money-saving tips on how to see Broadway shows for under $50.00.

  • You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program. 
Friends Trivia on Kahoot!
Test your knowledge of the popular TV show Friends. All day June 18 th until 12:00 p.m. Friday June 19 th .

Get access to the trivia from the program calendar or the Library’s Facebook.
Job & Career Counseling 

Thursday, June 18, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, June 27, 10am-1pm

Talk with Career Counselor Stephanie Loviglio for help creating a resume, interviewing strategies, job searches, and other career concerns. Appointments will be held via telephone.
This service is intended for adults age 18 and older. For MMS library card holders only.
To make an appointment, click here to go to our program calendar or call (631) 399-1511 ext. 240.

Small Business Mentoring  
Monday June 22 
Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor. Individual virtual appointments are available on June 8 and June 22, from 6pm – 8pm. 

Artist of the Week - Suzanne Morena presents "Tears Of"

We are inviting our local artists to share what you have been working on with us. Do you draw, paint, craft or take photographs? We want to see them! Share your creativity and email a copy of your artwork to librarian Catherine 

Gentle Yoga for Beginners - an Online Yoga Class
Thursdays, June 25, July 2, 9, & 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  
Register now.  

Gentle Yoga with Krista via Zoom will offer a practice with beginners in mind or anyone looking to find some extra room to breathe and decompress. With a focus on breath awareness, connecting breath and movement, and creating length and strength in the body. Modifications will be suggested for different abilities.    
Helpful props: yoga mat or nonslip surface, chair for support if needed, strap (belt), cushion, and a blanket. 
 You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program 
Local History Corner with Brad
by Brad Shupe, local history librarian

Hope everyone is happy and healthy and staying at home. Why not take a look at a few of my selections to help you pass the time ...

Eternal Egypt Website

 Welcome to Eternal Egypt, which brings to light over five thousand years of Egyptian civilization. Eternal Egypt is a living record of a land rich in art and history, people and places, myths and religions. The stories of Eternal Egypt are told using the latest interactive technologies, high-resolution imagery, animations, virtual environments, remote cameras, three-dimensional models and more. To visit, go to -

To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather, it's to reframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization. And in this bold 24-lecture series, you can do just that. Travel back in time and examine many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and prompt yourself to think about what really happened in the nation's past - as opposed to what many believe happened. Click here to borrow the audiobook via our digital download service!

These lectures demonstrate how reconsidering some of the most popular notions of U.S. history can yield new (and sometimes startlingly different) interpretations of political, social, economic, and military events. But more than just debunking commonly accepted accounts, you'll be able to replace these misconceptions with insightful truths. Exploring both America's history and the verdicts that have been rendered about some of its most enduring figures - including George Washington, John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and many others - these lectures investigate a wide-ranging list of questions.

Series: Our Forgotten Past, by Brad C. Shupe
An informal series of posts regarding people, places or events in the tri-hamlet communities that may not be well known by both the community and history buffs as well.

Available 24/7 from anywhere with your MMSCL Card
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, Full Music Albums

Collection of thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks

Over 100 titles of popular magazines to download from

Stream from millions of songs & download 5 free songs per week

Kanopy features award-winning films, & documentaries

(formally OneClick Digital) collection of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books

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