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Week of January 23, 2023-January 29, 2023

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Invitation to the Opera: Verdi’s Aida

Wednesday January 25th, 1:00 p.m.

- in person event -

Verdi’s exotic opera, Aida, is often performed on a grand scale, its characters moving through history in a stately manner. Despite the grandeur, these characters have hearts that beat, blood that is warm, and passions as intense as our own. The duets are dramatic as can be, the romanzas (Radames’ ‘Celeste Aida’ and ‘O patria mia’) romantic in the extreme. Aida remains in the memory, too, for its gentle moments, the wistful dying fall of Amneris’ cry: ‘Ah! vieni amor . . .’ and Aida’s ‘O terra addio’. This is Verdi at the zenith of his power.

This event will take place in our meeting room and will be played on the large screen

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Adult Events & Services

The need to Tackle Hunger

We would like to support our local CAST food pantry

Following the winter holidays the food pantry is often depleted

We will be collecting cans of soup and food for the month of January


This year's Super Bowl LVII

is Sunday, February 12, 2023

Let's not only support our favorite football team 

Let's support CAST


The donation bin is located by the circulation desk

COVID Test "expired"?

No need to worry!

If you have picked up one of our free COVID-19 test kits and it appears to be expired based on the date, do not worry!

They will still be safe and accurate for a year past this date.

Click here for the official FDA statement 

 Seline is available to the community to help with services including, but not limited to: government assistance, benefits, housing, food, employment, healthcare and counseling. She is at the library on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and can be reached at or via cell phone 631-560-3114

Adult Events & Services: Upcoming Programs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"The Man Behind the Music"

Tuesday, January 24th, 7 p.m.

-virtual event -

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the reigning god of classical music in Vienna during the mid-to-late 1700s. His life has been analyzed in books and even films, but little is known of the circumstances surrounding his untimely death. Take a glimpse into the world of one of music's biggest heroes as we appreciate his genius and attempt to untangle the mystery. Join Dan Lupo, creator of Five Minute Mozart, for this composer biography.

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Computer Basics: Level 1

Thursday, January 26, 2023


- in-person event -

There is no such thing as a silly question and this class is meant to be a supportive environment for those who want to learn. We will go over basic terminology and learn how to get started if you feel overwhelmed by computers.

First time users are encouraged to sign up and no prior knowledge is needed for this class. It is designed for those who want to understand basic computer related concepts. 

Please note that the library cannot provide computers for class. Attendees must bring their own laptop computer. Remember to bring a charger and a notebook if you want to jot things down.

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Acadia's Top 10

Thursday, January 26th, 7 p.m.

- virtual event -

What makes Maine’s Acadia National Park… Acadia? Ranger Brooke will present a slideshow showcasing the sites and resources that are protected in this ecologically diverse National Park. This presentation provides an overview of the sites to see for a visit! 

This is a Long Island Library Programmer's event hosted by North Shore Public Library. 

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Resume Writing Workshop

Tuesday, January 31, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

in-person event -

In this hands-on class, you will learn powerful techniques to create a resume that stands out to potential employers. In addition, you will learn how to create, style, and format your resume using MS Word.

Prerequisites: Online Job Search and/or Basic Computer Knowledge  

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NYS Unclaimed Funds

Wednesday, February 1st, 7 p.m.

- virtual event -

Does NY State have money in your name? New York has billions of dollars in lost money. Each day they return about a million dollars to those who file claims. Learn how to claim your money. The NYS Comptroller’s Office will be presenting via Zoom. 

This program is hosted by Southold Free Library

Mediterranean Cooking with Naela Zaidan

at the Southold Free Library

Wednesday, February 8th, 5:30 p.m.

- in-person event -

Learn how to make basic dough, spinach pies, za'atar flatbread and hummus with lettuce and tomatoes and baklava with Mediterranean cooking instructor Naela Zeidan. There is a $10 non-refundable fee for this class. 

**This program is co-sponsored by Southold Free Library and will be taking place at Southold Free Library.


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Stress Management for Caregivers

Thursday, February 16th, 5:30 p.m.

- virtual event -

Join us as Robyn Berger-Gaston, Division Director from Family Service League will discuss Stress Management for Caregivers and services for seniors.

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The Camp Mineola Home Owners Association had been trying to publish additional copies of Summers at Great Peconic Bay: A History of a Summer Community by Norman Wamback. The publishing company for the original edition had dissolved, and members of the association asked the Mattituck-Laurel Library for help from Jerry Matovcik who had set the text and the layout for Norman. A new resident in the Camp Mineola community, Donald Simone, met with Jerry and volunteered to take the files of the book that were in our possession, set these files up for publication, and self-publish the book at cost, no profit to anyone. After improving a number of the images in Photoshop and following the layout of the original, Mr. Simone produced a fine new edition of Norman’s book. The books are available for purchase, softbound and hardbound, on

Books Available Here

Yoga-Winter Session

1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 and 3/1 - 5:15pm-6:45pm

sign up here

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

Bev's Book Beat

January Reading Challenge

Begins January 11th at 10:00AM

Come down and check it out!

**A new challenge will begin the first Wednesday of every month

Youth and Parenting Department

New Scavenger Hunt for January.

Stop in and search for 13 LEGO Characters!

Programs Here at the Library

Sign up for Winter Programming begins Monday, December 26

Sign up with our online calendar!

Upcoming Programs

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While here enjoy some shape matching games at the STEM Table!

Look for Grab and Go activities as supplies last.

Stop in, call, or email us if you have any questions,
need our assistance or just to say hello. 631-298-4134 Line 2

Ongoing Events

Community Service Opportunity! 

For the entire month of January the library will be collecting cans of soup to donate to our local CAST food pantry.

Any teen who brings in 5 cans of soup will be eligible for 1 hour of community service. 

January Grab and Go:

Edible Igloos

This seasonal kit includes an apple, peanut butter and marshmallows!

 * We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Drop-in Video Games:

Teens are welcome to drop in every Monday from 3-5pm to use our new Nintendo Switch in the teen space.

No registration is required.

Upcoming Programs

Rose Bath Bombs for Teens

Thursday, February 9th, 3:00 p.m.

- in-person event -

Teens are invited to make their very own bath bombs. Perfect for any spa or relaxation day!

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Hershey Kiss Blindfold Challenge

Monday, February 13th, 4 p.m.

Come and find out your taste testing skills with our Hershey Kiss Blindfold Challenge! Winner will receive a grand prize.

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Friends of the Library

Friends' Irish Tea

Thursday, March 16 12:00pm - 2:30pm

- in-person event -

Join Margaret M. Johnson, author of Teatime in Ireland for a formal tea, which includes sandwiches and savories, scones and tea breads, decadent sweets and a sparkling beverage. For a festive touch feel free to bring your own teacup.

Please register for this program in person at the circulation desk, $22 cash or check is due upon registration.

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The Friends of the Library will not meet in January or February

Now accepting donations of gently used books,

DVD's and puzzles.

Donation Guidelines

Mattituck-Laurel Library

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Mattituck, NY 11952

Phone: (631) 298-4134

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