News from the Adult Services Department
Week of July 20, 2020
Have You Joined the Summer Reading Club Yet?
There will be 8 weeks of raffle prizes, the first raffle drawing will be Friday, July 3.
Enter each book you read this summer to be in the drawing for a $25 Amazon e-gift card! (you must have a library card to enter)

*** We Are Now Open & Can't Wait to See You ***
You can now visit the library in person. The rules of operation aim to provide both library customers and staff with a safe, healthy environment – while providing customers with access to the library’s entire collection. Read about it here!

1 cup whole milk 
1 cup sugar 
5 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 
3 tablespoons grated lemon zest 
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 5 lemons) 
2 cups heavy whipping cream 
Lemon Gellato - Italian Style Ice Cream!

In a small heavy saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Add lemon zest. Cook over low heat until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. 
Remove immediately from heat; stir in lemon juice and cream. Place in a bowl. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; refrigerate several hours or overnight. 
Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining mixture. 
Long Island Great White Sharks - Join us on Facebook Live!
Thursday, July 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 Open to all.  

Join Chris Paparo, the Fish Guy for a fascinating Zoom presentation about "Long Island's White Shark Research". Long Island's coastal waters have an abundance of sharks, all of which we know very little about. In 2015, a small group of researchers were the first to deploy a satellite tag on a juvenile great white shark off Long Island’s south shore. Over the subsequent two summers, a partnership with OCEARCH enabled them to tag an additional 20 white sharks off Montauk. In this presentation, learn about the continued work of the Shark Research and Education Program of the South Fork Natural History Museum. 

You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program.    Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here:  

Murder Mystery Night - Meet us on Zoom for a 1920's Mystery
A Flapper Murder at the 1920s Speakeasy – A Virtual Murder Mystery Night 

July 24th 6pm - 7:30 pm 

It’s the Roaring 20s. Murder, mystery and intrigue are the special of the day at the Half Moon Club. Join us, using Zoom, July 24th at 6pm to solve the mystery. Participants will have to opportunity to question the suspects as they investigate the murder of Fanny Birchwood. Can you figure out who did it?  

You Can Learn to Meditate! Join our Zoom Class
Wednesdays, July 22, & 29, 9:30 - 10:15 AM  

Join Registered Yoga Teacher eRYT500, Amy Perri and learn how meditation can help keep you centered and calm, especially during difficult times. This class will instruct you in the various ways to meditate, including: Breath Awareness, Guided Visualization, and Affirmation Repetition. With Meditation you will find a place of peace and calm residing within you regardless of what is happening around you.

You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program. 

This service is intended for adults age 18 and older. For MMS library card holders only. To register, click here to go to our program calendar or call (631) 399-1511 ext. 240.
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting:  
Slavery and the Making of America - Virtual Lecture
Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 
The Black Lives Matter movement has made us all aware of the racism and inequality that still permeates society. This lecture will provide a valuable context to the history of slavery in America. Over 400 years ago, the first black Africans were brought to America as slaves. Join historian Martin H. Levinson to discuss the impact slavery had on America and the ways that slavery formed us as a nation. Gain a better understanding of the history behind current events. 
Bio: Martin H. Levinson has lectured and written widely on topics of historical interest. He teaches history courses at Stony Brook University and is a member of the Frederick Douglass Council of the New York City Historical Society. He holds a PhD from NYU. 
You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here:  
Small Business Mentoring - Score via Virtual Appointment
Monday, July 27 

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor. Individual virtual appointments are available on July 13 and July 27, from 6pm – 8pm. 

Join Us for Mystery Trivia on Kahoot!
Test your knowledge of the mystery genre.  

Access this trivia from the program calendar or the libraries Facebook page. 

All day ... jump in and give it a try!

All day Thursday, July 23rd until 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 24th. 

Check the program calendar and Facebook for access to this quiz. 
Artist of the Week:

Lisa Claisse presents a Watercolor Sketch 

We are inviting our local artists to share what you have been working on with us. Do you draw, paint, craft or take photographs? We want to see them! Share your creativity and email a copy of your artwork to librarian Catherine 

Local History Corner with Brad
by Brad Shupe, local history librarian
Share Your Pandemic Experience
We are living in a historic moment in time! The COVID-19 crisis is reshaping our daily lives and our communities. In the future, others will look back and learn from our experiences. This is why it is so important to begin recording the history of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our people and communities. What is happening to us right now must not be forgotten. Please help your community library document our experiences so that they can inform the response to future crises. With your permission, we will preserve these responses in our library archives and in the archives of your local government historians and/or historical societies where they will be shared with researchers and the public now and in the future. Thank you for participating!
Click here to share your submission:  Local History of the Covid-19 Experience

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation  
What started as Henry Ford's personal collection of historic objects has expanded into themed collections and interactive exhibits paying homage to some of our nation's most innovative thinkers and doers. Visit the  Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation's  iconic collection of artifacts online, including the Rosa Parks Bus and the Lincoln Chair, automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, antique machinery, pop culture items, and more. Explore online exhibits, visit the  Ford Rouge Factory Tour , and take your own  virtual Model T tour  on the road past the many historic structures in Greenfield Village. 
My Ebook Pick of the Week:

A history of a quintessentially American place--the rural and small town heartland--that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world .  
When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas, she expected to find her new home, well, isolated. Even provincial. After all, she had landed in the American heartland, a place where the nation's identity exists in its pristine form. Or so we have been taught to believe. Struck by the gap between reputation and reality, she determined to get to the bottom of history and myth. The deeper she dug into the making of the modern heartland, the wider her story became as she realized that she'd uncovered an unheralded crossroads of people, commerce, and ideas. But the really interesting thing, Hoganson found, was that over the course of American history, even as the region's connections with the rest of the planet became increasingly dense and intricate, the idea of the rural Midwest as a steadfast heartland became a stronger and more stubbornly immovable myth. In enshrining a symbolic heart, the American people have repressed the kinds of stories that Hoganson tells, of sweeping breadth and depth and soul.

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