Weekly eNewsletter
Week of October 12, 2020
COME ON IN, WE'RE OPEN!

Visit in-person | Browse the collection | Use computers, copy & fax machine | Pickup lockers
CHILDREN & PARENTS
ON THE ROAD MEETUPS
Join library staff at local community locations for outdoor programs.

Friday, October 16, 10:30-11:30am

Friday, October 23, 10:30-11:30am
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie @ Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 17, 12:00pm
Wednesday, October 21, 11:00am

Registration required. Events are weather permitting. Face masks must be worn by everyone over 2 years of age when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Pumpkin Picking @ Glover Farms
Tuesday, October 20, 3:30pm or 4:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 10:00am, 11:00am or 12:00pm

Registration required. Events are weather permitting. Face masks must be worn by everyone over 2 years of age when social distancing cannot be maintained.
ACTIVITY BUNDLES

One bundle per child, by age/grade level. AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. 
CRAFTS-TO-GO
Kids Crafts-To-Go Kits will continue to be offered throughout the fall! Pick up your craft kits when you visit the Children’s Department or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 262 to request your kit.

AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
NAME THESE U.S. PRESIDENTS
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 Thursday evening.  
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
Join Miss Kathy every Friday morning at 10 & 10:30 AM on Facebook for special online episodes of baby and toddler programs! All the fun, play, and learning from our in-person classes are included.
BABIES BOOGIE/TODDLERS TANGO CLASS
Saturday, October 17, 12:00-12:30pm
Time for you, your babies and toddlers to shake, rattle, and roll with Miss Nicole on Facebook.
TEENS
GHOST HUNTING
Saturday, October 24, 2:00-3:00pm
Join us at Smith Point to hunt for some ghosts. Register now.

Registration required. Weather permitting.
THE HAUNTED MAZE
Saturday, October 31, 6:00pm or 7:00pm
Join us at 369 Neighborhood Rd for a crisp night of scares, candy, and all the thrills of the season. We will have an outdoor haunted maze as well as crafts and games while you wait.

Registration required. For teens in 6th-12th grade only. Weather permitting.
VIRTUAL GAMING

TUESDAY TRIVIA - STRANGER THINGS
Tuesday, October 13

Test your Stranger Things knowledge with this Kahoot! quiz
Kahoot code: 06258234
LET'S PLAY JACKBOX GAMES
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Play these hysterical games with the TSD staff! Join us via Zoom ID 861 6844 1338 or watch on Twitch.
LET’S PLAY AMONG US!
Thursday, October 15, 7:00-8:00pm

Come play this cooperative game of teamwork and betrayal...in space! Download Among Us! free from the app store on your mobile phone and then join our Zoom call to play with TSD staff or tune into Twitch to watch.
Zoom ID: 824 0203 1345
OUTSIDE GAME ON!
Friday, October 9, 5:00-6:00pm
Join us outside at 369 Neighborhood Rd in Mastic Beach to play with your friends! You can play Cornhole, KanJam or just hang out. Register HERE or by calling 631-399-1511 ext 365.

Registration required. Weather permitting. Face masks and social distancing will be required at all times.
LET'S TALK
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Let's Talk! Join your favorite Teen Services Librarians to chat about whatever is on your mind via Zoom. Do you want to discuss a specific topic? DM us your topic ideas. Zoom ID: 854 6590 5535                                                                                                                          
Registration is not required.  
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ALL THINGS TEEN!
Don’t miss out on any info or fun! Follow @MMSCLTeens on TikTok, Instagram and Twitch. Chat with us on Discord.
ADULTS
MEET US ON THE ROAD
Wednesday, October 14, 5:30pm

Thursday, October 15, 10:00am
PUMPKIN DECORATING
Wednesday, October 14, 4:00pm or 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 21, 4:00pm or 5:00pm
Decorate pumpkins with paint and mod podge.

Registration required. For adults and teens. This event will be outside at the library.
FIRST TIME HOME BUYING ON LONG ISLAND
Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom
The Long Island Housing Partnership presents first time home buying on Long Island. Learn about the home buying process, down payment assistance programs, and other opportunities that may be available to anyone looking to purchase a home. Q&A session to follow. Register now.

Registration required. To register, click the above links or call 631-399-1511 ext. 240.
OCTOBER VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION
Tuesday, October 20, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom
Join our librarians for a live virtual book discussion of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Discuss a story about the struggles of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during WWI and their groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers’ rights, even as a fatal poison claimed their own lives. Register now.
 
Get your digital copy on Hoopla, Libby or Overdrive with your library card.
LITERACY SERVICES
SUPPORTING YOUR KIDS’ LEARNING AT HOME
If you are a parent with a child in school and need help with online learning, check out this video from Lynda.com which you can access with your library card. Learn strategies to help you and your child overcome the challenges that come with home-based online learning.

As parents themselves, Corbin and Kat Anderson share useful tips, tricks, and tools to get you ready for a successful upcoming school year. Some topics include setting up a learning environment, planning a schedule, positive feedback and dialogue with your child, ideas for a reluctant reader, and tips for participating in a live online class.
The Andersons provide many suggestions for free learning tools such as podcasts, apps, audiobooks, and the use Google docs. They also give some creative solutions for staying organized. For example, try making “workboxes” for your child that include everything needed for a particular school assignment or recreational activity.
CUSTOMER RESOURCE SERVICES
LIBRARY PICKUP LOCKERS
Looking for a contact-free library experience? We’ve got you covered with pickup lockers, which allow you to pick up your requested library materials any time of day, all while contact-free. 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.
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY CARD?
Call 631-399-1511 ext 282
OR
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