Happening at the Library
Week of January 24 - January 30, 2022
"Snow on Snow on Snow":
A Celebration of Winter
Wednesday, January 26, 11am-12pm
- virtual event -
Enjoy a delightful celebration of winter in classic poetry, art, and choral song. Poems by Robert Frost, Christina Rossetti, Avrom Sutzkever, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Clare are paired with works of art that enhance their mood and meaning, then matched with beautiful songs in a PowerPoint presentation on Zoom by Jerry Matovcik. Wednesday, January 26th, 11 a.m. to Noon.
Adult Events & Services
DIY Grab & Go Crafts for Adults
Come by the Reference Desk to pick up your kit
Available on a first come first serve basis
Easy Heart Bird Feeders (free), available January 31
Essential Oil Kit, available February 1 ($4 kit fee)
Yarn Covered Heart Garland (free), available February 7
Bagpipes are Calling: A Documentary
Celebrate the Celtic spirit with a free viewing of  Bagpipes Calling! – as it lives on through the members of a lively bagpipe band from Long Island, N.Y. Weaving together music, history and culture, the film captures a behind the scenes experience of life in the band during its most festive season. The film features the extraordinary talent of Luke Powers on the Uilleann (Irish) pipes and the Great Highland (Scottish) Bagpipes, Tom Falco on guitar, Long Island's own Northport Pipe & Drum Band, and the beloved owner of the Grey Horse Tavern, Linda Ringhouse.

Then join our Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 3rd for a live Q & A with filmer and director Andrea Wozny.
Handling Driving Emergencies
Wednesday January 26, 7:00pm
- virtual event -
Knowing how to handle driving emergencies is something every driver should know. This program will advise drivers what to do if they break down, how to stay safe on the road and items to keep in your vehicle.

Winter Writers' Group
Thursdays, 1/27, 2/24 & 3/24
- virtual event -
Are you interested in joining a writers' group? This is an informal gathering for anyone interested in being inspired to write, sharing writing, or working to improve what you've already written. We will meet on Zoom, the last Thursday of the month. For more information please email Ann Boor, at annsboor@gmail.com or Ellen Holzman at holzman@optonline.net.
Long Island's First:
Making History
Wednesday February 9, 7:00pm
- virtual event -
Southold Free Library presents the Eco-Photo Explorers and stories of the first events and groundbreaking accomplishments that increase Long Island Pride.

How to Manage Paper with Organize Me, LLC
Wednesday February 16, 7:00pm
- virtual event -
Learn how to easily manage incoming mail and paperwork that has piled up and maintain a simple filing system that works.

Join us, on Zoom, for an enlightening discussion of one of Shakespeare’s most fearsome of tragedies. Macbeth’s tragic self-assertion leads to the deaths of all those around him. A timely play in 1606, during the reign of the Scottish king, King James I, and in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament, and also a timely play today. Email jerry.matovcik@mattlibrary.org if you are interested.
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.

Have you been enjoying the monthly scavenger hunts?
Join us this month for a DOGMAN Hunt!
Grab and Go Projects
new this week
Foam Snowman Mitten
Take home your "Looking for Snow Binoculars"
This week's STEAM is making an Airplane
We still have some previous week activities
Enjoy making a paper bag snowman
Create a catapult
Preschool themed duck packet
Glow in the Dark Pearler Bead project while supplies last

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.
Navigating College Admissions
Successfully in 2022
Wednesday January 26, 7:00pm
Wednesday February 9, 8:00pm
Tuesday March 1, 7:00pm
Only one session is necessary
- virtual event -
We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. We'll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC.

For high school students and parents, no registration required.

Washi Tape Heart Art
Tuesday February 8 -
while supplies last
- grab and go -
Design your own work of heart using washi tape, our heart template and cardstock paper. You will be provided with lots of washi tape designs, so the possibilities are endless. When your design is complete, you can place it in the provided picture frame and display it however you'd like, OR give it as a gift to let someone know how much you love them.
Getting Started on Finding A Right College For You
Wednesday February 16, 6:30pm
- in person event @ Cutchogue Library -
Life changing decisions are often made without enough information, especially when it comes to college. The questions are many, the answers are not always clear cut. Join us to learn how to get started on finding a right college for you!

Facilitator: Bob McCaughey - Professor of History Emeritus, Barnard College and Columbia University, 36-year resident of the North Fork.

SAT Prep
Sundays 2/6, 2/13, 2/27 & 3/6, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
$120 Registration Fee
- in person event @ Cutchogue Library -
Learn skills and strategies to boost your score with these in-person classes. Helpful study packets included.
To register for programs call 631-298-4134
or email sara.colichio@mattlibrary.org