Weekly eNewsletter
Week of December 7, 2020
COME ON IN, WE'RE OPEN!

Visit in-person | Browse the collection | Use computers, copy & fax machine | 24/7 Pickup lockers
CHILDREN & PARENTS
BOOK & ACTIVITY BUNDLES
Go to Sleep Book (birth-35 months)
Under the Sea Fun Felt Board Activity (pre k: 3-5 years old)
DIY Snowy Jar Craft (grades 3-6)
CRAFTS-TO-GO
Kids Crafts-To-Go will continue to be offered throughout the month. Pick up your craft kits when you visit the Children’s Department.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Monday, December 14 to Sunday, December 20 via Facebook

Children ages 18-35 months.
Dance Party for Preschoolers
Monday, December 14 to Sunday, December 20 via Facebook

Join Great South Bay Dance for a fun-filled dance class perfect for your littlest mover. Children ages 3-5 years old.
Miss Kathy

Join Miss Kathy every Friday at 10:00am and 10:30am on Facebook for special online episodes of baby and toddler programs, which include fun, play, and learning.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
Name These Classic Video Games!

Test your knowledge and see how you rank with Kahoot! This is fun for the whole family and will be sure to spark a discussion. Play Friday, 12/11-Sunday, 12/13.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)
Tuesday, December 15, 8:00pm via Zoom
Join our support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Find resources and expert information from our guest speakers. Register now.
Meet with our Social Work Intern
A social work intern (fluent in English and Spanish) is available to help you find answers to questions regarding food stamps, emergency services, employment opportunities, and other issues. Appointments will be available Thursday, December 10 from 12:00-5:00pm. Sign up here. 

*Please see the Adult and Literacy Department for more appointment times.
TEENS
@ THE LIBRARY & IN-PERSON
Art Club
Wednesday, December 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Come down to the Teen Department to work on your art projects with the art cart, while chatting with your friends.
Illustrators Workshop
Friday, December 11, 4:00-5:00pm

Draw, paint, sketch, and explore art with Mr. Casper and fellow library artists. Sign up now.
NATURE WALK MEETUP
Friday, December 11, 3:00-4:00pm

Join Sam and Kyle for a masked nature walk at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, located at 340 Smith Road in Shirley. We will meet by the Wertheim sign. Sign up now.
VIRTUAL CRAFTING, GAMING & MORE
Get Crafty!
Visit the teen department to pick up your craft kit, and then follow along with Ms. Erica’s tutorial on YouTube.

  • Winter Luminaries on December 14
  • Painted Wood Ornaments on December 21
  • DIY Hand Warmers on December 28
Trivia Tuesday: Disney Channel Original Movies
Tuesday, December 8

How well do you know popular K-Pop bands? Test your knowledge with Kahoot!
Let's Play Animal Crossing New Horizons
Wednesday, December 9, 6:00-7:00pm

See how many snowflakes you can catch and trade holiday DIY recipes. Sign up now to receive the Dodo code and log in with your Switch.
Let's Play Jackbox Games!
Wednesday, December 9, 7:30-8:30pm

Play these hysterical games with the TSD staff! We have Jackbox Party Pack 6 and Party Pack 3. Join us via Zoom ID 861 6844 1338 or watch on Twitch.
Mario Kart Tournament
Friday, December 11, 5:00-6:00pm

Sign up now to join the race and receive tournament information.
Netflix Party
Friday, December 11, 6:00pm

Join us in watching The Prom, an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical on Netflix. Sign up now to receive the link to join our watch party!
Graphic Novel Book Discussion
Tuesday, December 15, 3:00-4:00pm

This month we will be discussing My Hero Academia, Vol. 1Sign up now for your copy and Zoom info.
ADVANCED BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Teens in grades 9-12 who have a love of reading and competition are invited to be part of our battle team. We will compete with libraries across Suffolk County in April 2021 via Zoom. If you are interested, email Ms. Kyle at skyle@communitylibrary.org for more information.
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ALL THINGS TEEN!
Don’t miss out on any info or fun! Follow @MMSCLTeens on TikTok, Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube. Chat with us on Discord.
ADULTS
DIY CANDY CANE WREATH
Wednesday, December 9, 7:00-8:15pm via Facebook

Join craft instructor, Laurie, and learn how to make this festive candy cane wreath. Click here for the list of supplies.
JOB AND CAREEER COUNSELING

Get in-person help with resumes, job searches, interviewing techniques, and explore career options with our Career Counselor. Register for your one-hour appointment by clicking on the desired time or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240.

Thursday, December 10 @ 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm
Saturday, December 19 @ 10:00am, 11:00am, or 12:00pm
SMALL BUSINESS MENTORING

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor via Zoom. Register for your one-hour appointment by clicking on the desired time or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240.

Monday, December 14 @ 6:00pm or 7:00pm
Monday, December 28 @ 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm
VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom
 
Jack and Laurie “meet” at a bus stop and continue to circle each other’s lives, seemingly fated to be together, except not actually managing it...for a decade. A tale that takes place over 10 consecutive Christmases, One Day in December is an unforgettable love story, perfect for this time of year. 
 
Get your digital copy today on Libby or Overdrive. Prefer a physical copy? Copies are available in regular print, large print, and audiobook. Request your copy online or call 631-399-1511 ext. 240.
 
Register now to discuss One Day in December by Josie Silver.
HISTORICAL VIRTUAL TOUR

Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in NYS. Founded in 1966 with the goal of preserving the architecture of the Genesee Valley region and providing context for the telling of NYS and 19th-century American history, the museum now encompasses 600 acres. 
WE RECOMMEND: EBOOK EDITION

Long Island Food: A history from family farms & oysters to craft spirits
Beyond its crowded highways, Long Island serves up a plentiful, eclectic bounty with a side of history. Enticing appetites from Nassau to Montauk, food writer and L.I native, T.W. Barritt explores how immigrant families built a still thriving agricultural community. Check out your digital copy today from Hoopla, Libby, or Overdrive.
MEET WITH OUR SOCIAL WORK INTERN
Each Wednesday, from 5-9 PM, you may book an appointment to meet with our social work intern via Zoom. Sign up now for Wednesday, December 9 @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00pm.
LITERACY SERVICES
KAHOOT! TRIVIA: EAST COAST STATE ABBREVIATIONS
An abbreviation is a shorten form of a word or phrase. Each of the 50 states has a unique abbreviation, especially helpful when reading or writing addresses. Test your knowledge of East Coast state abbreviations with this week’s Kahoot game. Click here to play until Tuesday, 12/8. Good luck and have fun! 
UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP
Every 10 years, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updates the naturalization test to ensure it accurately assess applicants’ knowledge of U.S. history, government, and values. The decennial update went into effect on December 1, 2020. Visit the USCIS website for more information.

If you’re eligible and interested in becoming an American citizen, you can participate in our Citizenship Preparation class. A new session begins on January 11, 2021. Stop by, or call, the Literacy office at 631-399-1511 ext. 220 or email LiteracyServices@communitylibrary.org for more information.
WE CAN HELP!
Each Monday, from 5-9 PM, you may book an appointment to meet with our social work intern via Zoom. 

Registration is open for Monday, 12/14, at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00pm.
¡PODEMOS AYUDAR!
Ud. puede reservar una cita para los lunes con nuestra trabajadora social interna. La reunion es a través de Zoom.

Todavía hay cupo para el registro de la próxima semana 12/14 at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00pm
CUSTOMER RESOURCE SERVICES
STOCKING STUFFERS

Give the gift of an experience this holiday season, for a trip to the Long Island Aquarium. Discount tickets are available for purchase in-person at the front desk for $20 per ticket.
LIBRARY PICKUP LOCKERS
It may be getting quite chilly outside, but your requested items will be cozy and warm in our contact-free lockers. Request items online or by calling 631-399-1511 and be sure to choose Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library Lockers as your pickup location. 

Patrons must have their library card or barcode in order to access their locker.
STUDY AND TUTOR ROOMS REOPENED
MMSCL cardholders may now request the use of study rooms. Apply here.
HAPPINESS IS HAVING YOUR OWN LIBRARY CARD
Online Library Card Services

Apply for, renew, or replace your library card all from the comfort of your home with online card services!
Have a Question About Your Library Card?
Call 631-399-1511 ext 282
OR
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