Happening at the Library, Online!
Week of October 11 - October 17, 2021
Second Annual Halloween Jack-o'-lantern Display
Friday October 29, 4:00pm - 7:30pm (Rain or Shine)
Pick up your pumpkin on Wednesday the 27th.
Carve a design on it and return it by Friday the 29th at 2pm.
We will create a lighted display in our new outdoor program space.
There will be other fun family activities as well.
You are welcome to come in costume!
(NOTE: Carved pumpkins will start to mold and deteriorate if left indoors.)

Call 631-298-4134 line 2, or email childrens.programming@mattlibrary.org to sign up.
Parking Lot Construction Update
Adult Events & Services
Fall Mason Jar Luminary
Grab & Go Kit
Adults who have a Mattituck-Laurel Library card are invited to take home a DIY Fall Mason Jar Luminary Kit.
All materials and instructions are included;
however paint colors may vary.

While supplies last!
Boat America Via Zoom
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10/19, 10/21, 10/26, 10/28
6:00pm - 8:00pm
- virtual event -
Advanced registration and payment required.
Fee: $50 per person. Families welcome. Ages 10 and up.
Checks payable to "USCG Aux Flotilla 014-18-08"
An 8-hour course with live instructors for boaters to improve their boating safety skills and to meet the NEW New York State requirement to successfully complete an approved boating safety course. There is a test on Thursday October 28 of 60 multiple choice questions, 50 from the BA text book and 10 from the NY State Boaters Guide.

Register with the Circulation Desk
Friday Film: Just Mercy
2019 - PG-13 - 137 Minutes
Friday October 15, 1:30pm
- in person event -
World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.
Chef Rob
Autumn Baking Festival
Saturday October 16, 3:00pm
- virtual event -
Join Chef Rob for a cooking class on Zoom. Chef Rob will share his recipes for Pumpkin Cake filled with Cranberries, Walnuts and Cinnamon and an Autumn Apple Pie Streusel Bread. Pre-registration is required. Please email: reference@mattlibrary.org to receive the recipes and the zoom link.
Fall Pet Photos with Puparazzi Pet
Saturday October 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
- in person event -
Dress your pet for a special fall photo opportunity in our new outdoor greenspace. Participants will have access to the digital image online and the Library will provide a print copy on Monday, October 18. Presented by Puparazzi Pet Photography.

Register at the Circulation Desk for an approximate time slot | $5
It Came From The Sewers
Wednesday October 27, 6:30pm
- virtual event -
Join Thomas Hynes, author of Wild City: A Brief History of New York in 40 Animals for tales of alligators in the New York City sewers and the real-life events that spawned this infamous urban legend. And what about those other big city creatures, past and present, that have made their presence known in, around sometimes beneath New York City?

Haunted Long Island
Thursday October 28, 7:00pm
- virtual event -
Do ghosts inhabit Long Island? Tonight, learn the real story behind "The Amityville Horror" and hear about the spirits in Oyster Bay's Raynham Hall. Listen to other "hauntings" across Long Island, and be regaled by the stories behind the Montauk Monster and the rumors of strange animal experiments on Plum Island. Courtesy of Southold Free Library.

Build Your Own Mini
Holiday Lights Display
Thursday November 18, 6:00pm
- in person event -
Jonathon Greene, Technology Instructor, will be here to teach you how to create your own mini holiday lights display using basic programming materials. Only basic computer knowledge is needed to participate in this program. Your mini display is easily expandable should you decide to create a lager holiday lights display. This is an in-person, hands-on program.

There is a $10 materials fee for this program. Please register at the circulation desk.
10/13, 10/20, 10/27 5:30 pm
- in person event -
Register at the Circulation Desk
$15 / class
Tai Chi
10/14, 10/21, 10/28 5:15pm
- in person event -
Register at the Circulation Desk
$10 / class | $30 / full session
Medicare Counseling - Third Tuesdays - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Call the Circulation Desk for more information, 631-298-4134.
Still Available: Autumn Harvest Paint By Number Kits
$15 / kit
Youth and Parenting Department

Stop in and spend some time in the Tween Place. Can you do the Spooky Scary Skeleton Dance? Scan the QR codes and follow along. Check out the display of books.
Thursday 10/14 5:00pm
The Mysteries of Owls with Sweetbriar Nature Center. This family program features three different owls along with plenty of information and a question and answer period. For those signed up watch your email for the reminder. Space is limited. Call if you are interested and we can place you on the wait list.

Scavenger Hunt!

Stop into the Tween Place and find all 12 Minecraft characters hidden around the room. When you have found them, choose a prize! One entry per person.
Sentence Strip Pocket Chart. This Grab and Go program will be added to over the next few months. We still have some of the September Apple Activity.

Recommended for Preschool - Kindergarten.

October is Fire Safety Month
Stop in and pick up coloring sheets.

This month we have a PAW Patrol 3D Paper Model for Fire Safety. Stop in or call for one of these while supplies last.
Packaging recommends ages 5 and up.

Firefighter LEGO like characters and a bag of LEGO available for take home starting Monday the 18th. Call or come in for your bag while supplies last! Recommended for elementary ages.
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 | Fall 2021
Pumpkin Cinnamon
Dog Treats
- For Teens -
October 12 - While supplies last
You've spoiled yourself with all of the delicious pumpkin-spiced treats this fall, but what about your dog? Chef Rob will provide a pumpkin cinnamon dog treat recipe and all dry ingredients so that your pup can enjoy all of the sweetness the season has to offer! Your furry friend will thank you!
Attention Teens!

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To register for programs call 631-298-4134
or email sara.colichio@mattlibrary.org