News from the Adult Services Department
Week of August 3rd, 2020
Have You Logged your Summer Reading?
Enter each book you read this summer to be in the drawing for a $25 Amazon e-gift card!

*** We Are Now Open & Can't Wait to See You ***
You can now visit the library in person. Masks are required. Browse the entire collection, use the computers, or use curbside pickup

1 quart whole milk 
 1 cup Arborio rice (about 8 ounces) 
 1/2 cup sugar 
 One 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk 
 1/2 cup coarsely shredded unsweetened coconut 

Toasted Coconut Arborio Rice Pudding

Step 1  
In a large saucepan, combine the milk, rice and sugar with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the rice is tender and suspended in a thick, creamy sauce, about 30 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the rice is very tender and the liquid is thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. 
Step 2  
In a medium saucepan, toast the coconut over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. 
Step 3  
Spoon the rice pudding into bowls, garnish with the toasted coconut and serve. 

Virtual Beginner Guitar Class - Live with Chris Fury 

Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm  
Via Facebook Live 
Chris Fury will be hosting a 4 part beginner guitar lesson series. The guitar series lessons are intended for the absolute beginner or for those who previously took the May guitar classes and want to build on what they learned. 

Topics to be Covered: 
Guitar Basics and Melodies : • Guitar Anatomy: – Acoustic and Electric • How to Hold a Guitar Pick • Reading Guitar Music • Exercises • Scales • Songs • Questions and Answers 

Rhythm and Chords Topics: • Review • What is a chord? • How to read a chord diagram • How to read a chord chart • Songs • Rhythms in music • Questions and Answers 

Strumming and Music Theory Topics: • Review • Strumming and more advanced Rhythms • More Songs • How to name the notes on guitar • Questions and Answers 

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Gardening With Deer: Strategies to Reduce Deer Damage
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 – 8:00 PM 

A Community Horticulture educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension will present a Zoom lecture regarding deer resistance gardening. There are beautiful plants deer don’t like to eat. Learn how to incorporate these perennials, annuals, and shrubs into your landscape to create an attractive yard with three seasons of bloom. Also learn about physical and scent strategies to reduce deer browsing in your yard.  Open to all 

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
Gentle Yoga with Krista - Learn from Home On Zoom
Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM 
Register now. 

Gentle Yoga with Krista via Zoom will offer a practice with beginners in mind or anyone looking to find some extra room to breathe and decompress. With a focus on breath awareness, connecting breath and movement, and creating length and strength in the body. Modifications will be suggested for different abilities. 
Helpful props: yoga mat or non-slip surface, chair for support if needed, strap (belt), cushion, and a blanket. 
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: 
Online Book Club: August Selection Announced!
Live Virtual Book Discussion: Tues, August 18, 7:00 pm  
 Online facebook chat: week of August 24 
This August, the Community Library is joining libraries worldwide in reading the historical fiction thriller The Darwin Affair during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.  From August 3-17, library patrons can borrow and read (or listen to) Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” The Darwin Affair from any of our digital book collections – LibbyOverdrive or Hoopla - with a valid library card and no waiting.  

Then join our librarians for a live virtual book discussion using Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm. Register here:  

We will also continue the conversation online in our Facebook group the week of August 24. Join us at
Meditation for Stress Relief
Mondays, August 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 
Registration going on now
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. 
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here: 

Join Us for Company Logo Trivia on Kahoot!
Test your knowledge of art work of popular companies and products.  

Access this trivia from the program calendar or the library's Facebook page. 

Jump in and give it a try!

All day Thursday, August 6th until 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 7th . 

Check the program calendar and Facebook for access to this quiz. 
Small Business Mentoring - Virtual Appointments
Mondays, August 10 and 24  

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor. Individual virtual appointments are available on August 10 and August 24, from 6pm – 8pm.

Artist of the Week:

Li Guo Presents: Joy 

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 Quarantine/Shut Down 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. 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

Website Pick: Smithsonian Museum of American History 
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History bills itself as the greatest single collection of U.S. history in the world, home to more than 1.8 million objects that each, in some fundamental way, defines the American experience. The museum offers about 100 online exhibits from its encyclopedic collections, each with a mix of photos, video, graphics and text on topics ranging from the life of Abe Lincoln (yep, they’ve got the stovepipe hat) to the development of the first artificial heart to the evolution of voting machines and even an array of vintage lunch boxes.  

Virtual Tour of Fire Island National Seashore Program 
Wednesday, August 05th  from 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

One of the advantages of living on Long Island is having a beautiful National Seashore almost in our backyards. From Fire Island's wild ocean shore, to the only federal wilderness in New York State, including the William Floyd Estate, the Wilderness Visitor Center and the iconic Fire Island Lighthouse, explore what makes this national treasure special and unique. Join Patricia Ryley, Park Ranger, Division of Interpretation, Fire Island National Seashore for this informative virtual program using zoom. Register today on our calendar!

Letterboxing: Looking for Long Island's Hidden Secrets 
Wednesday, August 05th  from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Letterboxing, a hobby that started in England in the 1850s, is an excellent activity for social-distancing times! For people who enjoy the great outdoors, as well as a puzzle to solve, this is the activity for you! Savvy Sightseer Jeanne Schnupp will introduce you to this fun, outdoor, treasure-tracking activity and take you to some of Long Island’s surprising gems in Wantagh, Plainview, Farmingville, Shirley, Huntington, Stony Brook and Smithtown. Join us for this virtual tour on Facebook. 
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Brad's Ebook Pick of the Week:

Ebook:  Mayday! Shipwrecks, Tragedies & Tales from Long Island's Eastern Shore by Van Field 

From valiant rescues to sorrowful disasters, the eastern shore of Long Island is home to a riveting collection of maritime lore. Since the mid-1600s, eastern Long Island's shoals, sandbars and assorted submerged hazards have caused many an unlucky vessel to become shipwrecked. The frequency of wrecks rose to a grim crescendo during the mid-nineteenth century as New York and New England peaked as shipping centers. Then came the dawn of the twentieth century and the arrival of advanced navigational aids. Although the number of wrecks declined, the high drama persisted as rumrunners and German submarines kept the coast humming with rumors and anticipation. In MAYDAY!, author Van R. Field painstakingly assembles a compendium of Long Island's most harrowing, amazing and notorious shipwrecks and ocean-going incidents. Click the cover to borrow this ebook!

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