Happening at the Library
Week of January 10 - January 16, 2022
Celebrating The Great American Songbook
Saturday January 15, 2:00pm
- in person event -
Cutchogue New Suffolk Library
Jazz Historian, musician and Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University Dr. Thomas Manuel will be joined by pianist Rich Iacona as they explore the Great American Songbook in concert and discussion. Manuel and Iacona will present a mixed repertoire featuring the music of Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers, Cy Coleman, Harry warren and others. The concert / lecture will focus on the importance of American popular music during the 20th century and the legacy of the Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Songbook. Reception immediately following performance in the gallery.
Adult Events & Services
DIY Grab & Go Crafts for Adults
While Supplies Last
Winter Terrarium, inquire at the reference desk for a FREE kit to make your own winter terrarium!
Mindworks Brain Training Puzzle Book, pick up a workbook and get information to access free online exercises with BrainHQ.
Button Tree, inquire at the reference desk,
$10 material fee.
Broadway Musicals
The Only Constant is Change
Wednesday January 12, 7:00pm
- virtual event -
During the decade that ended just a few years ago, Broadway experienced amazing changes in its way of doing business, and an increasing reliance on more contemporary styles of music. Join John Kenrick for this talk hosted by the Southold Library.

Spark Joy
Tuesday January 18, 7:00pm
- virtual event -
Learn the philosophy behind the KonMari Method and discover what it means to live a life that Sparks Joy. Join Certified KonMari Consultant Shannon Huneycutt and dive into the guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all! You will leave feeling energized and motivated to Spark Hoy in your space and create the home and life you've always dreamed of.

The Dogs of Chernobyl
Saturday January 22, 2:00pm
- virtual event -
In 2019, 35 years after the nuclear accident Stephen Quandt went to Chernobyl to participate in a spay/neuter and research campaign for the dogs that were descended from the pets left behind after the nuclear plant disaster of 1986. With words, photos and videos this presentation tells the story of meeting the inhabitants of the mostly abandoned town of Chernobyl City. It is a story of resilience, hope, life and even heroism.

Medicare Counseling - Third Tuesdays - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Call the Circulation Desk for more information, 631-298-4134.
Winter Writers' Group - 1/27, 2/24, 3/24 - 10:00am-11:30am
Email Ann Boor or Ellen Holzman for more information
Youth and Parenting Department
The Mattituck-Laurel Library is now part of the 1000 Books before Kindergarten
Starting on Monday, January 10.
Mattituck-Laurel Library is a proud participant in the 1,000 Books before Kindergarten nationwide initiative. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. Are you ready to get started? Come down to the Children’s Room to pick up your free packet.

Today is the day to pick up the Little Italy Pizza Dough grab and go from Chef Rob for all those who signed up.
Check your inbox for our email!

Have you been enjoying the monthly scavenger hunts?
Join us this month for a DOGMAN Hunt!
Grab and Go Projects

Wooden House. Comes with containers of paint

Call 631-298-4134 line 2 to request your house.

Thursday is National Rubber Ducky Day
Request your preschool themed duck packet

For the Elementary aged children request a
Glow in the Dark Perler Bead project

Stop in and grab some of the winter themed crafts
located at the coloring table.
Please remember to check your email for any program changes and additions. We look forward to being together again in February!
Stop in, call, or email us if you have any questions,
need our assistance or just to say hello. 631-298-4134 Line 2
Teen Programs & Services | Winter 2021/22
Out of an abundance of caution, the Teen Hershey Kiss Taste Test Challenge scheduled for 1/31/22 has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date coming soon.
DIY Mug Decorating
Monday January 10 -
while supplies last
- grab & go -
Warm up this winter with a cup of hot chocolate in a mug that you designed yourself! Mug and paint included in this grab-and-go kit. Baking is required in order for your design to set. These mugs also make great gifts!
Cat Toys for
Community Service
Monday January 24, 10am
- grab & go -
Community service will be offered for teens who register for this grab-and-go kit to make cat toys for a local animal shelter in need. Please return completed cat toys to the library no later than Monday, February 14.
To register for programs call 631-298-4134
or email sara.colichio@mattlibrary.org