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

Lime Curd: 
1 cup lime juice 
2 cups sugar 
2 sticks unsalted butter 
14 eggs 
Crust Layer: 
1/3 cup sugar 
12 whole graham crackers 
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 
1 1/2 cups whipping cream 
1/2 cup powdered sugar 
Lime zest, for garnish 

Individual Key Lime Pies

For the lime curd: Combine the lime juice, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan and cook on a low flame until the butter melts. Beat the eggs, add to the saucepan and stir until combined. Bring to a simmer. Stir constantly and cook until the mixture is a thick and creamy consistency, 5 to7 minutes. Pass through a mesh strainer. Chill for 2 hours in the fridge. 
For the crust: Add the sugar and graham crackers to a food processor. Pour in the melted butter and pulse to combine. 
For the topping: Whip the cream with the sugar until stiff. 

To assemble, layer the crumb mixture into the bottom of a serving cup, followed by the lime curd. Top with the whipped cream mixture and garnish with lime zest. 
Tracing Your Family Roots - Genealogy Appointments
Thursday, August 17, 6:00 – 8 PM 

Curious about your family's origins? Discover your family’s story with the help of expert genealogist Sarah Gutmann. 
Personal genealogy appointments must be made in advance
and will be held online using Go To Meeting

Virtual Beginner Guitar Class - Live with Chris Fury 

Tuesdays, August 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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Tai Chi for Beginners via Facebook Live - Starts Aug. 12th

Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 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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Gentle Yoga with Krista - Learn from Home On Zoom
Thursdays, August 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: 
Meditation for Stress Relief
Mondays, August 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: 

Baby Yoda Sand Sculpting Demonstration

Friday, August 14th at 3:00 pm 
Join Greg LeBon, architect, professional sand-sculptor, and 7-time US Open Sandcastle Champion, as he demonstrates how to sculpt Baby Yoda on Facebook Live. 

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Online Book Club Selection for August
Virtual Book Discussion: Tues, Aug. 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
Join Us for Makers and Creators Trivia on Kahoot!

Test your knowledge about these famous inventors.  

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

Jump in and give it a try!

All day Thursday, August 13th until 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 14th . 

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

Jennifer Cunnius Presents: Eve's Tears 

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

Hear Us Roar: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage 
Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 
Register now
The year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Join historian Martin H. Levinson in discussing this milestone of democracy and the women and men who made it possible. Martin H. Levinson has written and lectured extensively on topics of historical interest. He holds a PhD from NYU and lives in Riverhead, New York. 
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

Website Pick: Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center 
For over a century, from the first flights by frail biplanes on the Hempstead Plains, to man’s walking on the Moon, Long Island has been on the leading edge of America’s aviation and space adventure. 

Long Islanders have helped transform aviation from a spectator sport to a major means of commercial transportation. We have also produced a large portion of America’s aerial arsenal in time of war. The many historic flights that transpired here, and the many aviation companies that developed here, helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today. The Cradle of Aviation Museum is proof that our dreams can come true. But what is so astonishing is that they can come true so quickly. 

Here in our new Virtual Museum section, you can browse each gallery in 360° (via Google Street View) and visit some of our exhibit pages where you'll journey through 100 years of aerospace adventure in our eight main galleries plus our Jet Gallery and Atrium - enjoy! 

Brad's Ebook Pick of the Week:

Ebook:  Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution 

In the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental army under an unsure George Washington evacuated New York after a devastating defeat by the British army. Three weeks later, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeded in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have lost the war. As this book ends, four years later Washington has vanquished his demons, and Arnold has fled to the enemy. America was forced at last to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Complex, controversial, and dramatic, Valiant Ambition is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation 
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