Happening at the Library
Week of August 1 - August 7, 2022
Blood Drive
Tuesday, August 9, 2:00pm - 6:30pm
- in person -
Pint for a Pint - All donors will receive a voucher for a free pint at participating breweries across Long Island (Under 21 - will receive a McDonald's voucher).

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome if social distancing permits!
Adult Events & Services
Drop box located in front of the circulation desk,
for more information on what is needed click here.
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Education
Monday, August 1, 5:00pm
- in person -
This presentation is designed to educate participants on how to respond in the event of an active shooter situation. This 2-hour program provides practical lessons on how to save lives. The presentation provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.
Mobile Outreach Bus - Catholic Health
Wednesday, August 3, 10am - 2pm
- in person -
Services for adults (18 and older): Flu Vaccinations (senior dose available), health education, referrals as needed, resources for those without insurance.
82nd & Fifth: Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wednesday, August 3, 11am - 12pm
- in person -
In this presentation, enjoy extraordinary works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curators from across the Museum talk about works of art that changed the way they see the world.
Painted Wine Bottles with Fairy Lights
Thursday, August 4, 5:30pm
- in person -
Paint/decorate wine bottles with fairy lights under the guidance of Melissa of Paint Party L.I. There is a $5 fee for this program.
Tech Support Sessions
Monday, August 15, 11:00am
- in person -
Have questions about your smartphone? Have an issue using apps on your tablet? Can't remember how to copy and paste? Have an issue in Excel? Sharper Training Solutions will be here to offer tech support sessions, where you will receive hands on help with your device or program. Patrons will be offered 15-minute sessions.
Please note we cannot fix hardware issues.
Rhonda Denét - From Jazz to Soul
Saturday, August 20, 2:00pm
- in person -
Bring a lawn chair and join us on our greenspace as we enjoy songs from the 30's through the 70's; a musical journey from the era when the "First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. In addition to Ella and Aretha, this showcase pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells and Gladys Knight.

This is a FREE event brought to you by the Mattituck-Laurel and Cutchogue-New Suffolk and Southold Free Libraries.
Please dress for the weather. In the event of inclement weather, we will have the event inside in our library's meeting room.
Poetry with Professor John Brush
Tuesdays, August 2, 16, 23, 30, 6:30pm
- in person -
$50 fee | non-refundable
Program size is limited. You may sign up on line or stop in the library. Online you may use a credit card, library only takes cash or check. For more information, or any questions, contact Bev Wowak, 631-298-4134 x 104.
The Walking Group
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30am - 8:30am
July & August
- MHS track -
Join us for a leisurely walk at the Mattituck High School Track on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August from 7:30am - 8:30am. Wear comfortable sneakers and dress for the weather. Water and sun protection are also recommended. All participants can walk and rest at their own pace.
Click on the image above for the promo code.
Visit Old Westbury Gardens and the Charming Sculptures of Seward Johnson
Reserve our Library Garden Pass (two adults and their children) to a place of horticultural beauty, exhibits, and sculpture. Your children can race across the expansive lawns, and you might want to take a photo with one of Seward Johnson’s life-like sculptures. Also visit the former mansion house of John Shaffer Phipps.
Our Vouchers for the
American Museum of Natural History
Our patrons can purchase vouchers ($5 each) for admission to the museum plus one exhibit or show. The Museum’s summer exhibits are, as expected, exciting and engaging for the entire family.
Chair Strength & Stretch - Mondays, 7/25 - 8/29 - 9am - 10am
Improve your strength, mobility, posture, balance and flexibility during seated (and some) standing exercises. You will be using tubing balls, bands, and gliding discs. The class will keep you moving to the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s!
*Please bring a pair of 3-4lb dumbbells
$30/session | sign up here
Yoga - Wednesdays, 6/22 - 8/10 - 5:30pm-6:45pm
$15/class | $120/session
Medicare Counseling - Third Tuesday of each month
HICAP - a counseling service that assists Medicare-eligible persons with information about benefits, enrollment, insurance, and their options. In-person, 1:30 - 3pm, 30-minute sessions, by appointment only. | sign up here
Youth and Parenting Department
Join the summer reading club with the READSquared App!
Programs Here at the Library
ALL sign up for programs is with the online calendar. Have your Library barcode ready!
New Scavenger Hunts for August. Try to find all the hidden characters!
What a fun filled week of scheduled programs. Stop in and challenge yourself with our Scavenger Hunts, STEM table or just play and read!

Note: Come into the children’s room Monday morning to get a number for the Stuffed Animal Fun. The number will assure you a spot downstairs for the animal build. There are only 30 animals. Child must be present to stuff the animal with us. This is not a grab and go program. All animals will be stuffed here.  

Stop by and find yourself under the sea while you
treasure hunt for books and activities that will bring you Oceans of Possibilities.
Stop in, call, or email us if you have any questions,
need our assistance or just to say hello. 631-298-4134 Line 2
From June 27 - August 13
Sign up at the Library to get your reading log and a welcome bag.
Read to win prizes all summer long!
Registration for Summer Reading and ALL Summer Programs is now open! Check out our fun and free programs coming up in July. Registration can be done HERE.
Community Service Opportunity!
The Friends of the Library are looking for some teen volunteers to help out with their Hot dog Picnic on Wednesday August 12th.

Anyone interested should contact Marissa Timm at marissa.timm@mattlibrary.org or call the library 631-298-4134.

We also have Pet Portraits that teens can either paint here at the library or as a grab and go (to bring back to the library) for community service hours! These are portraits of adoptable animals from the North Fork Animal Welfare League. Anyone interested can come to the library and see Marissa at the Young Adult Services Desk, or contact via email.
Summertime Pastries with Chef Rob
Wednesday August 3, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- in person event -
Come create summertime pastries with custards, fruits, sauces and more! We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
Faux Stained Glass
Thursday August 4, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- in person event -
Teens are invited to create a fun faux stained glass creation with guidance from Melissa of Paint Party LI. 
Friends of the Library

End of Summer Celebration & Hot Dog Picnic
Wednesday August 10, 11am - 2pm

Next Friends Meeting
Tuesday September 20 at 9:30am
Now accepting donations of gently used books, DVD's and puzzles.