News from the Adult Services Department
Week of September 14, 2020

*** Welcome Back - Browse, Computers Open ***
You can now visit the library in person. Masks are required. Browse the entire collection, use the computers, or use curbside pickup

4 or 5 filets of salmon with skin 
2 cups of peeled, pitted and diced peaches (I used 3 peaches) 
1 cup unpeeled, diced cucumber 
3/4 cup diced red pepper 
1/4 cup washed, finely chopped cilantro 
4 Tbsp lime juice 
1 tsp of chipotle chiles (adjust depending on how much heat you like, this is fairly mild and I am a wimp), minced 

Mix all the ingredients for the salsa except the chiles. 

Separate the amount that you think you'll give little kids or those with zero tolerance for heat. 
Then add your chiles and stir it all together well. 
Taste and check seasoning. Chipotles are more smokey than fiercely hot so you can usually add a bit more than you would with jalapeños. 

Cover and place in the fridge while you fire up the grill and get your salmon ready 

Grilled Salmon with Peach-Cucumber Salsa 


Wash and pat dry the salmon. 
Season the fish with salt and pepper and a slick of olive oil on both sides. 
Place the fish on the grill, skin side down. Now, don't touch that fish. The heat from the grill will sear the fish and allow it to come away from the grill. 
Leave for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the size of your filets. 

Use a thin spatula (preferably metal) to flip the fish over. 
Allow to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes on the flesh side. 

Remove from grill and use a fork to break gently into the middle of one filet to check doneness. 

You can certainly eat fish that is still slightly translucent in the center but if that makes you squeamish, cook until the fish is opaque. Serve with a heaping spoon of salsa!

Make a Chocolate Almond Buttercup Smoothie
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
Learn to make homemade nut or oat milk and then use it to make a Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Smoothie - join us on Facebook Live!
Go to to view this event. 

Evening Nature Walk at Smith Point - Join us!
Wednesdays, Sept.16th, 23rd and 30th in person at 5:30 p.m.
Weather Permitting Meet with library staff at the Flight 800 Memorial at Smith Point to walk. Remember to wear sunblock and bug spray if needed. 

Face masks are required but may be removed when 6 ft. distance is maintained between patrons from different households. The CDC guidelines should be followed. 
Morning Nature Walks at Wertheim Refuge

Thursdays, September 17th, and 24th at 10:00 a.m.

Weather Permitting Meet with library staff at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge to walk the trails. Remember to wear sunblock and bug spray if needed. Face masks are required but may be removed when 6 ft. distance is maintained between patrons from different households. The CDC guidelines should be followed. 
Beginner Meditation Series via Zoom
Mondays, September  21, 28, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 

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. 
Gentle Yoga with Krista - Learn from Home On Zoom
Thursdays, September 17, 24, 
10:00 – 11:00 AM 

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. 
Boost Your Immunity Naturally and Safely
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
Via Zoom. Open to all

Join Diane Schips, owner and head formulator of Green Fire Herbs, and president of the local chapter of the American Herbalist Guild for an informative lecture on herbalism. Diane has 17 years of experience teaching about the safe and effective use of herbs, and has a Master’s degree in Psychobiology.  Diane focuses on the science behind the why of how herbalism works; using her background to help people understand how to take control of their own health, and how herbs can play a supportive role in a way that is both safe and reliable. 

Creating or Renewing Your Bucket List
Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 


Join Sanford Hinden, author of the book, 7 Keys to Love: Opening Love’s Door to Joy and Well-Being, for an engaging lecture that will encourage you to live your life to its fullest potential.  
viruses can interrupt and alter our lives quickly and dramatically. Now, seeing the preciousness of life, let’s create or renew your Bucket List of what you want to feel, be, do, say, go, experience and have in your life, while you still have time. Be proactive. Speak up. If not you, who or what will direct your life each day? Open to all. 

Magical Monarch Butterflies

September 16th from 3-3:30 pm 

Join Fire Island National Seashore Park Ranger David Raymond to learn about the fascinating and beautiful monarch butterfly –its unusual life cycle, incredible long-distance migration, and its special relationship with native wildflowers. This virtual program will be held using zoom. 

Meet With Our Social Work Intern for Everyday Help

Appointments being taken now, meet online
A social work intern (English and Spanish Speaking) is available to help you find answers to questions regarding food stamps, emergency services, employment opportunities and other everyday issues. Go to out calendar to register for an appointment at 

Appointments are necessary. You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day before the program. Call or stop by the adult reference desk at (631) 399-1511 ext 240.
Trace Your Family Roots - Appointments Now Available

Our one on one Genealogy Appointments are back! 

Monday, September 21st starting at 6 pm 

Curious about your family's origins? Discover your ancestry with the help of expert genealogist, Sarah Gutmann. Virtual appointments for MMSCL cardholders are available starting Monday, September 21st. Sign up now for your personal 25 min appointment at 

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training - Be Ready for Disaster

Thursday, September 17th at 7pm 

In partnership with New York State, the Red Cross is providing free this emergency preparedness training. The training gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The training also provides information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member. The training also includes what to do when disaster strikes and what actions you can take afterwards to aid in your recovery. Register today for this virtual event

Branding in Digital World

Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 – 8:00 PM 
Via Zoom                                     
Learn how to gain a competitive advantage and take your business to the next level. Presented by Hilary Topper of HJMT Public Relations Inc and author of Branding in a Digital World: How to Take an Integrated Marketing Approach to Building a Business.  
Open to all. Intended for small businesses. Topic may apply to those seeking a job or career change too. 

Meet With A Career Counselor for Job Search Help

Appointments being taken
Thursday, September 17, 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Saturday, September 26, 
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Get one-on-one help with resumes, job searches, interviewing techniques and explore career options with our Career Counselor via the telephone. For MMSCL cardholders only. Appointment is required. 

Virtual Beginner Guitar Class with Chris Fury
Tuesdays Sept. 15, 22, 29, 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. 
Go to to view this event. 
Classic Disney Trivia Part 2 on Kahoot!

Test your knowledge of Disney movies that were released before 1990 !

All day Thursday, September 17th until 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 18th.  

Access this trivia from the program calendar or the libraries Facebook page. 
Artist of the Week:

Liz Turner

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 

Virtual Book Discussions in September
Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm via Zoom 
Monday, September 28 via Facebook 

Join us for virtual book discussions this month of The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.  

“Returning home after her divorce, librarian Hanna Casey is determined to reclaim her independence, but with the threatened closure of the local library she finds herself leading a battle to heal the community. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.” 

Borrow the digital book from Hoopla (no holds and no waiting periods with a valid library card.) 


A Novel Bunch Book Club:  

Local History Corner with Brad
by Brad Shupe, local history librarian

Website Pick: Fort Ticonderoga

 Online database featuring over 3,000 museum objects. Plus, join engaging, interactive programs and discover the powerful stories of the men and women who lived at Ticonderoga in the 18th century. Beyond live online programming, see thousands of museum artifacts, watch dozens of videos, and see the many educational resources that have earned Fort Ticonderoga the reputation as the premier center for the study and dissemination of the military experience in the Early Modern Era (c.1609-1815). 


Brad's Ebook Pick of the Week:

Cohen (Sweet and Low), a self-declared aficionado of gangster stories, delivers a doozy of a tale that no fan of true crime will be able to put down. In 1860, near New York harbor, a ghost sloop, adrift and unmanned, appeared out of the fog, awash in blood with severed fingers lying on its fore deck. The investigation of these shipboard murders (there had been a crew of four) dominated headlines and fascinated New Yorkers, and the culprit, eventually captured by police in Providence, R.I., turned out to be one of the most feared and shadowy figures of the 1800s New York underworld: pirate Albert Hicks. He was responsible for decades of mayhem on the seas, hundreds of murders, and countless robberies. He was convicted of piracy, sentenced to death, and executed by public hanging (but not before P.T. Barnum sent someone to make a premature death mask). Drawing on old newspaper clippings, police reports, and court records, Cohen leads readers through the dank streets of Lower Manhattan when pirates anchored off of 14th street, and argues that Hicks, perhaps the last of the American pirates, may also have been the first of the mobsters who would soon be a New York fixture. This riveting yarn will enthrall fans of Gangs of New York aficionados. 

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