News from the Adult Services Department
Week of September 9, 2020

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4 Large Bell Peppers sliced in half and seeds removed 

2 Tbsp Olive Oil 
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste 
1 Medium Onion diced 
2 Garlic Cloves minced 
¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes optional 
1 tsp Ground Cumin 
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika 
½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper optional 
15 oz Diced Tomatoes one can 
15 oz Black Beans drained and rinsed, one can 
15 oz Red Beans drained and rinsed, one can 
3 Cup Vegetable Broth 
1 Cup Fresh/Frozen or Canned Corn 
1 Cup Quinoa 
½ Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese 
Optional toppings: Avocado, cilantro/parsley, sour cream, and lime wedges 

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers


Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Thoroughly wash the bell pepper and pat the excess moisture with a paper towel. 
Carefully slice each bell pepper halfway, through the stems. Discard the ribs and seeds, and place on the prepared baking tray. 
Spray with a bit of cooking oil spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes. 
Meanwhile, heat oil in a heavy skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté until onion is translucent. 
Stir in tomatoes, beans, and corn. Add red pepper flakes, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the quinoa and broth, and reduce the heat to low. 

Cover and let it simmer until quinoa is cooked through about 12-15 minutes. Once done, remove from the heat and carefully spoon the mixture into the roasted peppers. 

Generously sprinkle shredded cheese on top, then place back into the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes (until cheese is melted and peppers are tender). 
Once done, remove from the oven, garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy. 
Salmon & Fuji Apple Burgers with Chef Rob 

Wednesday, September 9, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 
Via Facebook Live 
If you’re looking for a creative alternative to regular hamburgers, join Chef Rob and learn how to make salmon and apple burgers. He will also demonstrate a side dish of roasted butternut squash with spinach and cranberries. 
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Evening Nature Walk at Smith Point - Join us!
Wednesday, September 9th, 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 10th, 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. 
Tai Chi for Beginners via Facebook Live
Wednesdays, September 9, 9:30 – 10:30 AM 
Via Facebook Live 

Join our Tai Chi for Health Institute board certified instructor Michele and learn how Tai Chi can help you improve your balance, increase mobility, reduce stress, tone and strengthen muscles, and increase your energy level. This low-impact physical activity includes gentle movements suitable for people of all ages, mobility, ability, and fitness levels. Classes do not require deep bending or squatting, and may be done seated or standing.   

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Beginner Meditation Series via Zoom
Mondays, September 14, 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. 
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here: 
Gentle Yoga with Krista - Learn from Home On Zoom
Thursdays, September 10, 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. 
All About Turtles Workshop
Thursday, September 10, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. 
Via Zoom. Open to all

Join us for a fascinating Zoom presentation by the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Learn all about turtlesterrapins and tortoises. Chelonian anatomy and physical adaptations will  be discussed, as well as what types of native turtles can be found on Long Island.

Attendees will learn how to help native turtles in the wild. The lesson will include a power point presentation, as well as the presentation of various artifacts such as shells, eggs, posters. Zoom class attendees will meet a variety of live turtles and tortoises that are cared for at the Refuge.    

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. 
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.  

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.
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. 

Boosting your Immunity Naturally and Safely
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

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. 
This class will focus on the basics with a strong focus on the immune system  You will learn how the immune system works, how and why it is impacted by lifestyle choices, and how it can be supported with herbs. When used properly, herbalism is an important tool in the arsenal of health, and a good understanding of how our bodies work with the ingredients we consume being key. While herbs are not a substitute for many formulated medicines, they can be an important bulwark against needing stronger help. Open to all. 
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. 
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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Classic Disney Trivia on Kahoot!

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

All day Thursday, September 10th until 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 11th.  

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

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:  

Small Business Mentoring
Monday, September 14, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor via Zoom. Appointment it required. Open to all.  
Local History Corner with Brad
by Brad Shupe, local history librarian

Website Pick: Museum of the American Revolution

Located in historic Philadelphia, PA, The Museum of the American Revolution tells the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux will bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. The museum invites all to explore their immersive galleries through 360-degree panoramic images. 

Brad's Ebook Pick of the Week:

New York Burning Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan 
by Jill Lepore 

In New York Burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall. 

Even back in the seventeenth century, the city was a rich mosaic of cultures, communities and colors, with slaves making up a full one-fifth of the population. Exploring the political and social climate of the times, Lepore dramatically shows how, in a city rife with state intrigue and terror, the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violence. 

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