News from the Adult Services Department
Week of June 29, 2020
Join Our Adult Summer Reading Club at
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)

Craft Kits to Go!
Do you miss coming to the library for our monthly drop-in craft programs? Now you can  make those DIY crafts with our Crafts-To-Go kits!  Please request by phone
by calling 399-1511 x240. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST  
Beginner Meditation Series in July - Find your Calm
Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, 9:30 - 10:15 AM  

registration begins July 1, 9:00am

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:  
Mix oil and garlic; brush onto both sides of vegetables. Sprinkle with pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat until tender, 4-5 minutes per side for pepper and onion, 3-4 minutes per side for zucchini, 2-3 minutes per side for tomatoes. 
Coarsely chop pepper, onion and zucchini. Spread pizza crust with cream cheese; layer with 4 slices provolone and tomato slices. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup basil, carrots, oregano and thyme. Top with grilled vegetables, then remaining cheese. 
Grill pizza, covered, over medium heat until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes. Top with remaining basil. 
Our Fav Recipes - Garden Fresh Grilled Veggie Pizza

3 tablespoons olive oil 
3 garlic cloves, minced 
3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices 
1 large sweet red pepper, halved, stemmed and seeded 
1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices 
1 small onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices 
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper 
1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust 
1/3 cup spreadable garden vegetable cream cheese 
8 slices smoked provolone cheese, divided 
1/2 cup minced fresh basil, divided 
1/4 cup shredded carrots 
1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano 
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme 

Intermediate Painting: Patriotic
Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
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Join painting instructor Linda O’Connell via Facebook Live for an intermediate level painting class. This project can be done on any surface that is at least 15” x 21”. 
Materials needed: Brushes:Stencil brush, #6 shader, #12 shader, #4 shader, Small drybrush 10/0 liner, #2 rigger. Other- Star Stencil 
Paint- DecoArt Americana- Williamsburg Blue, Paynes Grey, Warm White, True Blue, Tomato Red, Slate Grey, Navy Blue, Antique Maroon, Lamp Black, 
Start Climbing Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy  
July 6th at 6:30 p.m. 

Join Genealogist, Sarah Gutmann, to learn tips and tricks on how to get start building your family tree. Explore your libraries FREE database! Register Today for this virtual event at 

Virtual Beginner Guitar Class - Live with Chris Fury 
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 7:00 - 8:00 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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Join Us for Local Community Trivia on Kahoot!
Explore your community trivia on Kahoot! 

All Day Thursday, July 2nd, until 12 p.m. Friday, July 3rd.  

Check the program calendar or Facebook to access the quiz. 

Gifts of Gab   
A call-based companion coordination program to combat social isolation and loneliness among older adults.  
Are you starting to feel the effects of social isolation and would like a friendly, supportive voice?  Social isolation is a major health problem among older adults, and it is known to lead to detrimental health conditions. According to the  National Institute on Aging  (2019), social isolation will impact the health, well-being, and quality of life of numerous older and other age adults now and in the foreseeable future. Due to mandated social distancing resulting from the coronavirus, older adults are and will be spending more time alone and without much or any social interaction of any kind. 
Gifts of Gab is an  interim volunteer call-based companion coordination that connects social work students from Stony Brook University with those in need of social interaction to combat the negative effects loneliness can have on long term health. 
Phone calls will last 15 to 45 minutes with the number of times per week based on the companions. Phone calls will consist of light social interaction, such as discussing hobbies, memories, weather, games and helping with any finding referrals for assistance, if necessary. 

Weekly companion calls schedule
Sunday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Call the Connect Line to inquire about enrolling in the companion call program: 
Or email them for more information:  
Website :  
Artist of the Week:

Barbara Galliera 

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 

Line Dance Party!
Thursday, July 2nd from 7-8pm 
Additional dates: July 16th, July 30th, and August 13th.

Get moving this summer. Join Professor Mark James from Suffolk County Community College to learn a variety of line dances. This class will be held using Zoom. Please use a valid email address to register, the Zoom invitation to join the class will be emailed to you the day of the class. 

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

China’s most famous attraction offers virtual tours of some of the most visited sections of the wall, 3,000 miles of which are walkable. With much of the country under quarantine measures, the virtual tour  offers  a reprieve from the crowds who normally come from all over the world to see the 2,000-year-old marvel. 
My Weekly History Ebook Selection:  
In  American Nations,  Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why "American" values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of  American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good ) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections.  American Nations  is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future. 

Do you like to learn about local history? Then check out my blog:
Our Forgotten Past, by Brad C. Shupe
An informal series of blog posts regarding people, places or events in the tri-hamlet communities that may not be well known by both the community and history buffs as well.

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