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Week of October 19 - October 25, 2020
Each year public libraries across Long Island participate in The Great Give Back. Please help us participate by bringing in a donation of new, unworn socks to the library, there will be a donation box in the library's lobby until October 31st.
KKGS brings communities together in order to help those experiencing homelessness. Their motto is to Help your neighbor, Meet your neighbor, Know your neighbor. In addition to providing needed resources by collecting socks, they raise awareness about who the homeless are.
Get Ready for Fall
Painted Pumpkins for Adults
Now - October 21
Hand-paint a pretty floral pumpkin in the the style of The Pioneer Woman.

Email Lynn.maaiki@mattlibrary.org by October 21st for instructions.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan with Chef Dell'Amore
Thursday October 29, 4pm
October is Italian Heritage month and National Vegetarian month
Join Chef Robert Dell'Amore on zoom to learn to create a healthier and delicious baked version of the classic Eggplant Parmesan.

Fall Programming for this week...
Monday 10/19
10 a.m. Learn all about Spiders with Skoblicki Scientists.

PICK UP Spider Activity Grab and Go for those who registered for the Preschool and K-1 activities. 

NOTE: Kits will be placed in a brown bag in the lobby.

Tuesday 10/20
PICK UP Dry ingredients for the Pumpkin Bread with Chef Rob. We do have the refrigerated pumpkin as well for those who would like it. Once you pick up your ingredients the link will be sent. There are still a few packages left. Call and reserve while supplies last.

Friday 10/23
If you reserved your pumpkin stop by and pick it up. Weather dependent pumpkins will be available for pick up outside or in the lobby. 
Family Programs this October
Family Pumpkin Pick up on Friday October 23. 
Take your pumpkin home (we supply carving set) and design the pumpkin.  Bring the pumpkin back by Wednesday the 28th and we will have a lighted pumpkin display on Thursday the 29th and then on Friday the 30th join us for a lighted pumpkin display, take home balloon designs and grab a snack.  Stop to take a family photo.   Displays will be from 5 – 7:30 p.m. We will practice safe social distancing.
Follow us on Facebook. On Monday 10/19 Mrs. L reads The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Then on Thursday 10/22 enjoy The Five Little Pumpkins Rhyme by Iris Van Rynbach.
The Youth and Parenting Department is ready and looking forward to providing you with a Fabulous Fall! Stop in, call or email us if you have any questions, need our assistance or just to say hello. 631-298-4134 Line 2

Enjoy this fun video What's This? What's That by Super Simple Songs.
Harvest Apple Brownies
while supplies last
Chef Rob has prepared an instructional video to show you how to make delicious apple harvest brownies. All ingredients, except the apple are provided for you. Teens will need 1 large or 2 medium Granny Smith Apples.
Teen Book Club
November 19, 3:30pm
Come discuss your favorite book titles with your peers and get recommendations for new books to read. Snacks will be provided!

Bring some book titles and a face mask for this in-person, socially distanced book club.
It's Game Time
October 26, 4pm

Join your friends for some fun Jackbox games! To register, call 631-298-4134 Line 2 or email Sara.

You will receive an invite to the library's Discord server.
To register for programs call 631-298-4134 line 2 or email sara.colichio@mattlibrary.org