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Week of July 6, 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)

Seashell Banner Craft Kit 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. This week is a banner. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST 

1 (2 pounds) wild caught salmon (skin on) 
2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup  extra virgin olive oil  
2 teaspoons  smoked paprika  
2 teaspoons  cumin  
4 cloves garlic, minced or grated 
zest and juice of 1 lemon 
1/4 cup  dijon mustard  
1/4 cup  honey  
1/4 teaspoon  cayenne pepper  

1 avocado, halved 
1/2 cup fresh basil, plus more for serving 
1 jalapeño, halved and seeded 
juice from 1 lime 

2 cups cherry tomatoes 
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 
3 tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil  


Place the salmon in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add the paprika, cumin, garlic, lemon zest, crushed red pepper flakes, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, rubbing the seasonings and oil evenly into flesh. 
 In a glass jar or bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey, cayenne, and a pinch of salt. Shake or whisk until smooth and creamy.  

To make the avocado sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding water - 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to thin the sauce. 

Heat your grill, grill pan or skillet to medium high heat. Place salmon on grill, skin side down. Cover and cook until skin is lightly charred, 4-5 minutes, carefully flip and grill another 3-4 minutes until opaque. Remove the salmon from the grill and drizzle with the honey mustard. 

Toss together the tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. 
 To serve, spoon the tomatoes over the salmon and serve the avocado sauce alongside. 

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:  
Apps for Travelers Challenge - Join us on Facebook
Monday, July 13, 2020 from 7 - 7:30 PM 
Learn to plan your own virtual vacation. Beyond the usual Expedia and TripAdvisor sites, there is a wealth of fun and useful tools for travelers. Join Jeanne Schnupp, the Savvy Sightseer, as she shares some of her favorite 
user-friendly travel apps that make planning a trip, even a virtual one, easy 
and enjoyable. 

Ready for the Challenge? Use what you learned to create a page in a virtual travel brochure.

Email it to to enter a raffle to win a pair of travel-themed face masks!  Go to to view this event.  
Online - Beginner Yoga with Krista  
Thursdays, July, 9, 16, 10 - 11 a.m.  

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 nonslip 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.   

Small Business Mentoring - Score via Virtual Appointment

Mondays, July 13 and 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. 

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 
Go to to view this event.  

Join Us for Community Census Trivia on Kahoot!
Explore your community trivia on Kahoot! 

Test your knowledge of Mastics Moriches Shirley community 

All Day Thursday J uly 9th until Friday , July 10th until 12:00 p.m. 

Check the program calendar and Facebook for access to this quiz. 

Our Novel Bunch Book Club July pick :
The Bear  by Andrew Krivek

In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen. 
"[A] tender apocalyptic fable . . . endowed with such fullness of meaning that you have to assign this short, touching book its own category: the post-apocalypse utopia"  -Wall Street Journal 
Borrow the book from our library collections at  Hoopla  and  Overdrive/Libby . Join our book club group at  to discuss. Our book discussions will begin the week of July 20. 
Artist of the Week:

Agnes Dunphy 

Agnes made this amazing wall quilt during quarantine! She had learned to quilt at the library’s quilting class with Gloria and Sandy.  

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
On Tuesday, June 30th 2020, Brad C. Shupe and Richard Oldham attended the installation of our newest historical marker in remembrance of the Carman’s Mill. The sign was installed just West of the Carman’s River Canoe and Kayak business on the North side of Montauk Hwy. Historical markers are important tools for promoting awareness of our rich history. 

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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