Happening at the library, online!
Week of January 25 - January 31, 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions
Tuesday February 2, 7:00pm
-For High School Students & Parents-
Understand how COVID-19 is changing the college admissions landscape for high school Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman. Certified college counselor Ronald Feuchs will be presenting this valuable information. Learn how to increase the likelihood of acceptance now that schools are putting less emphasis on test scores. Hear the best ways to interact with colleges virtually to help develop a preliminary list of colleges to consider visiting when campuses are fully open. This is a virtual program.

Please contact your local North Fork Library to register
Mattituck-Laurel Library, 631-298-4134
Cutchogue New-Suffolk Free Library. 631-734-6360
Southold Free Library. 631-765-2077
Floyd Memorial Library, 631-477-0660
Virtual Events for Adults
Book Discussion: Jane Austen’s Emma
We are planning a discussion of Austen’s Emma starting in February on Zoom, and we have a few openings remaining, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested, contact reference librarian, Jerry Matovcik, at jerry.matovcik@mattlibrary.org Discussions take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11 a.m. until noon.
Downstairs at Downton
Friday January 29, 6:00pm

What was life really like below stairs at a place like Downton Abbey? Could the chauffeur really marry the daughter of an Earl? Would a maid help move a dead body to protect her mistress' reputation? What about all that free time? Historian Kathy Wilson reveals the answers to these questions and more in this program focusing on the realities of domestic service at Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey, during the early 20th century.

Tenement Museum on Zoom
Thursday January 28, 6:30pm
This program is currently full. Leave your email address with a staff member at the reference desk to be placed on the waiting list should we receive cancellations.
My America:
Spirituals, Hymns, and Speeches of the African-American Experience
Monday February 8, 6:30pm
Broadway and television actor Tyrone L. Robinson (Disney's Frozen, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon) presents a pre-recorded multimedia performance of spirituals, hymns, and speeches that weave a historical narrative through the African-American Experience. The performance will be presented on Zoom followed by a Q&A with the performer.

Winter Writing Course
Thursdays Jan. 28 - March 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join John Brush, professor at LIU and Suffolk County Community College for a six week writing course. Participants will meet weekly via Zoom.

Program fee: $60 (cash or check, non-refundable) to be paid before the start of the program.

Space is limited, registration required.
To register call 631-298-4134 ext. 104 or email Bev.
Book Discussion
Wednesday February 17, 2pm
-OR- Thursday February 18, 4pm
Join Bev for a discussion of the novel This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger.

Interested in the Winter Reading Club?
Youth and Parenting Department
Available Programming
Monday January 25
11   a.m. Music and Movement with PlayHooray’s Molly Mouse. 
Found on our Facebook page. Join Miss Patty and sing familiar nursery rhymes with your child and Molly Mouse.
Family Puzzle Fun Grab and Go kit. Call 631-298-4134 Line 2 or email childrens.programming@mattlibrary.org to request your kit. 
Supplies are limited. 
Are you READY for some FOOTBALL? We have prepared a Family Football Grab and Go kit. Call 631-298-4134 Line 2 or email childrens.programming@mattlibrary.org to request your kit. 
Supplies are limited. Kits are available starting Monday February 1st.
Follow us on Facebook. On Monday 1/25 Mrs. L reads The Jacket I wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel. Then on Thursday 1/28 enjoy the book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
Missed a recent story or program? Head over to our YouTube Channel located on the website under Youth and Parenting just above the calendar.
There is a permanent link on our website, Under Youth and Parenting,
just above the calendar.
Brainfuse is excited to announce a new enhancement to our HelpNow service – live chess tutoring. From the homepage, you will see it as the last item under the Expert Help column.
Sign in with your library barcode to practice and sharpen your skills, connect with a tutor from 3 pm. - 9 p.m. or locate online chess sites to play.
Stop in, call, or email us if you have any questions,
need our assistance or just to say hello. 631-298-4134 Line 2
January DIY
No-Sew Snowman
Grab a kit with all you need to make this awesome winter decoration you can put anywhere at home or school!
Valentine's Day Trivia
February 1 - 15
We will email all participants a trivia link. Take the challenge, then submit it anytime between February 1 - 15.
The winner(s) of the challenge will receive a prize! No Googling allowed! We will use the honor system.
Teen Shrinky Dinks
January 19 - While Supplies Last
Make your very own shrinky dinks that you can turn into a keychain, necklace, magnet, etc. You will need your own colored pencils or sharpie markers and a hole puncher (for keychain/necklace). Everything else is provided.
Click below for a list of community service opportunities for teens to do at home!
January Guessing Jar
Try your luck with our monthly guessing jar contest! Guess how many items are in the guessing jar located in our teen space. The teen who guesses the closest without going over will win a prize! January guessing jar winner will be determined February 1st.
To register for programs call 631-298-4134 line 2 or email sara.colichio@mattlibrary.org