Weekly eNewsletter
Week of December 21, 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
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.
ON THE ROAD MEETUP
The Beginners Guide to Running Away @ Wertheim
Tuesday, December 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

For families.

Weather permitting, meet at Wertheim Refuge for a self-guided stroll. Each family will receive a free book. Register now..
Curious About Ice Cream @ Wertheim
Monday, December 28, 11:00am-12:00pm

For families.

Weather permitting, meet at Wertheim Refuge for a self-guided stroll. Each family will receive a free book. Register now..
VIRTUAL CLASS FOR FAMILIES
Chef Rob's "Grab and Go": Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip bread
Monday, January 4

Families with children in grades 6 or younger.

Celebrate the New Year with a brand-new Chef Rob tasty treat and instructional video via FacebookRegister beginning 12/28 for your kit which includes the recipe and non-perishable ingredients. 
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
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.
TEENS
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.

  • Painted Wood Ornaments on December 21
  • DIY Hand Warmers on December 28
Trivia Tuesday: Name The Tune - Holiday Music
Tuesday, December 22

Test your knowledge of holiday music by singing along and naming the song with Kahoot!
Let's Play Jackbox Games!
Wednesday, December 23, 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.
@ THE LIBRARY & IN-PERSON
Art Club
Wednesday, December 16, 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.
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
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 28 @ 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm
HERBAL SURVIVAL KIT
Monday, January 11, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom
 
Join Ehris and Velya of Grounded Goodwife to build your wellness herbal apothecary, so you may breeze through the winter and be ready to enjoy spring! Click here for the list of supplies. Registration begins on 12/28.
HISTORICAL VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the home of Eleanor Roosevelt, where she and her husband, Franklin, entertained friends, state visitors, the press, and their associates in the tranquil and relaxed atmosphere of Val-Kill. 
LITERACY SERVICES
KAHOOT! TRIVIA: SPELLING WINTER WORDS
Winter officially begins today! Celebrate the winter solstice with this week’s Kahoot trivia game which tests your spelling skills for winter words. Click here to play until Tuesday, 12/22. Good luck and have fun! 
VIRTUAL FRIENDLY SPANISH CONVERSATION
Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, and 18, 7:00-8:30 pm via GoToMeeting
Learn basic conversational Spanish in a relaxed setting. All levels are welcome. ¡Todos los niveles son bienvenidos! Register now.
#STAFFPICKS

Samantha recommends 25 Sing-A-Long Christmas Songs for Kids to get you into the holiday spirit! Download or stream with your library card from Hoopla Music.
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
The library will be closed on 12/24 and 12/25. We will re-open on Saturday, 12/26 @ 9 AM. Items can be returned to the outside book drops.
THE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Available 24/7 from anywhere with your MMSCL Card
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, Full Music Albums

Collection of thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks

Over 100 titles of popular magazines to download from

Stream from millions of songs & download 5 free songs per week

Kanopy features award-winning films, & documentaries

(formally OneClick Digital) collection of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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