News from the Adult Services Department
Week of August 17, 2020

*** We Are Now Open & Can't Wait to See You ***
You can now visit the library in person. Masks are required. Browse the entire collection, use the computers, or use curbside pickup

1 fresh pineapple 
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce 
3 tablespoons brown sugar 
1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice 
3 cloves garlic, minced (2 if they?re large) 
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 
1 teaspoon sesame oil 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
2 teaspoons water 
2 cups cooked rice 
Sesame seeds (optional) 
Thinly sliced green onions (optional) 

Chicken Teriyaki Fresh Pineapple Bowls


Make pineapple bowls using the method described above and reserve 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice for the sauce. Chop the chunks of pineapple into smaller pieces and set aside. You will use these later in the rice. 

For the sauce; whisk the soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger and sesame oil together in a small bowl. 
Season the chicken with salt. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken in an even layer and cook about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden, about 3 minutes more. Pour sauce over the chicken and bring to a simmer. 
Make a slurry by whisking the cornstarch and water together. Stir into the sauce and simmer until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes more. 
Mix the rice with some of the pineapple chunks (as much or as little as you prefer). Divide the mixture between the pineapple bowls. Top with the chicken mixture. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, if using. 
Note: If you prefer saucier chicken, simply double the sauce recipe 

Our Local Treasure: Fire Island National Seashore

Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm live on Zoom
During this time of social distancing, many people are staying local and have turned to the outdoors for physical and emotional well-being. One of the advantages of living on Long Island is having a beautiful National Seashore almost in our backyards. From Fire Island's wild ocean shore, the only federal wilderness in New York State to the iconic Fire Island Lighthouse, explore what makes this national treasure special and unique. Join the Patricia Ryley, Park Ranger, Division of Interpretation, Fire Island National Seashore for this informative virtual program using zoom.

Virtual Beginner Guitar Class - Live with Chris Fury Continues

Tuesdays, August 18, 25 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm  
Via Facebook Live 
Chris Fury will be hosting a 4 part beginner guitar lesson series. The guitar series lessons are intended for the absolute beginner or for those who previously took the May guitar classes and want to build on what they learned. 

Topics to be Covered: 
Guitar Basics and Melodies : • Guitar Anatomy: – Acoustic and Electric • How to Hold a Guitar Pick • Reading Guitar Music • Exercises • Scales • Songs • Questions and Answers 

Rhythm and Chords Topics: • Review • What is a chord? • How to read a chord diagram • How to read a chord chart • Songs • Rhythms in music • Questions and Answers 

Strumming and Music Theory Topics: • Review • Strumming and more advanced Rhythms • More Songs • How to name the notes on guitar • Questions and Answers 

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Tai Chi for Beginners via Facebook Live - Starts Aug. 12th

Wednesdays, August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 9:30 – 10:30 AM 
Via Facebook Live 

Join our Tai Chi for Health Institute board certified instructor Michele and learn how Tai Chi can help you improve your balance, increase mobility, reduce stress, tone and strengthen muscles, and increase your energy level. This low-impact physical activity includes gentle movements suitable for people of all ages, mobility, ability, and fitness levels. Classes do not require deep bending or squatting, and may be done seated or standing.   

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How Daily Gratitude Practice Helps Body, Mind and Spirit

Tuesday, August 25 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
Join local author, Lorraine Miller, as she inspires you to bring gratitude into your daily life with a very simple practice she calls Vitamin G. Spending a few minutes each day to focus on what you are grateful for helps rewire your brain so you can see the positive in every situation. This supports you in making good choices for your health and well being and brings you closer to your true self so your spirit can shine. Learn expert tips on how to get the most out of a daily routine and how gratitude has the power to boost mood, inspire positivity, and build resilience during tough times.

This class is a great refresher if you have attended Lorraine's previous program. You will be able to check in, ask questions, and improve your practice. This virtual event will take place using Crowdcast.

Gentle Yoga with Krista - Learn from Home On Zoom
Thursdays, August 20, 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM 
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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 non-slip 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.  
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here: 
Italian Gelato - Cook Along from Home On Zoom with Chef Rob

Monday, August 24, 7:00 – 8:00 PM 
Via Facebook Live 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream or gelato! Join Chef Rob and learn how to make this favorite summer treat. Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. Open to all. 
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Meditation for Stress Relief
Mondays, August 24, 31, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 
Registration going on now
Join Registered Yoga Teacher eRYT500, Amy Perri and learn how meditation can help keep you centered and calm, especially during difficult times. This class will instruct you in the various ways to meditate, including: Breath Awareness, Guided Visualization, and Affirmation Repetition. With Meditation you will find a place of peace and calm residing within you regardless of what is happening around you. 

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. 
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here: 

Foods to Travel By
Thursday, August 20 from 7:00 to 7:30 pm 

We will stop in Scotland for Ginger Nut Biscuits, which are cookies that are neither nutty nor like biscuits served with dinner! In Austria we will try our hand at Viennese Vanilla Crescents, with ties to a war! In Ireland and there is the very traditional Soda Bread – using a family recipe brought over from Ireland to the US. Plus, what could be more fun than Swiss chocolate fondue! We will round out this virtual tour in the foodie capital of the world – France - with typical street comfort food – Nutella-filled crêpes. Go to to join us for this virtual experience. 

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Intermediate Painting Project Craft - Online!
Intermediate Painting Class: Flower and Dragonfly Plaque
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Via Facebook Live 
Join painting instructor, Linda O'Connell and create a summery flower and dragonfly. (You can use any surface that measures 8: x 10"). 
Learn how to detail a flower with a dry brush, and create the transparent wings of a dragonfly. (Prep- Base surface any light color. Base petals- Vintage Pink) 
Paint: Paint- DecoArt Americana- Warm White, Moody Blue, Vintage Pink, Deep Burgundy, Soft Black, Burnt Umber, Marigold 
Fluid Acrylics- Cobalt Turquoise Blue 
Extreme Sheen- Bronze 
Optional _ DecoArt Enchanted Turquoise 
Brushes- 10/0 liner, 3/8” deerfoot,#10 filbert, Large Mezza Luna, #12 shader, #2 shader 

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Online Book Club for August
Virtual Book Discussion: Tues, Aug. 18, 7:00 pm  
Online Facebook chat: week of August 24 
This August, the Community Library is joining libraries worldwide in reading the historical fiction thriller The Darwin Affair during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.  From August 3-17, library patrons can borrow and read (or listen to) Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” The Darwin Affair from any of our digital book collections – LibbyOverdrive or Hoopla - with a valid library card and no waiting.  

Then join our librarians for a live virtual book discussion using Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm. Register here:  

We will also continue the conversation online in our Facebook group the week of August 24. Join us at
Join Us for Time Travel Trivia on Kahoot!

Time Travel Trivia on Kahoot! 
Test your knowledge about this science fiction topic.  

Access this trivia from the program calendar or the libraries Facebook page. 

Jump in and give it a try!

All day Thursday, August 20 until 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 21. 

Check the program calendar and Facebook for access to this quiz. 
Small Business Mentoring - Virtual Appointments
Mondays, August 24  

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor. Individual virtual appointments are available on August 10 and August 24, from 6pm – 8pm.
Artist of the Week:

" Max "  by Lisa Claisse 

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 

Local History Corner with Brad
by Brad Shupe, local history librarian

Virtual Program - Hear Us Roar: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage 
Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 
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The year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Join historian Martin H. Levinson in discussing this milestone of democracy and the women and men who made it possible. Martin H. Levinson has written and lectured extensively on topics of historical interest. He holds a PhD from NYU and lives in Riverhead, New York. 
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

Website Pick: Visit the Eastman Museum 
The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photographycinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation. 

Brad's Ebook Pick of the Week:


During the Patriot War, fought between 1837 and 1842, hundreds of men on both sides of the New York–Canadian border took up arms to free Canada from supposed British tyranny. Infused with the Spirit of '76 and inspired by the recent Texas revolution, they fought bravely in battles, skirmishes and attacks, including the November 1838 Battle of the Windmill. Many sacrificed their lives, while others became slave laborers of the British in Tasmania. Among their leaders was Bill Johnston, a Thousand Islands smuggler, river pirate and War of 1812 privateer whose cunning was so feared by the British that they called out their military whenever his name made the newspapers. This book recalls the stories, triumphs and sacrifices of the brave on both sides of the border. 

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