Weekly eNewsletter
Week of January 4, 2020
COME ON IN, WE'RE OPEN!

Visit in-person | Browse the collection | Use computers, copy & fax machine | 24/7 Pickup lockers
CHILDREN & PARENTS
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.
"GRAB & GO" KITS

Children grades 3-6.

Take home a kit to make your own garden fairies! The kit comes with directions and enough supplies for two fairies. Stay tuned to Facebook for Miss Cathy’s instructional video!
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.
Dara Sings! It's Cold Outside!
Monday, January 11 to Sunday, January 17 via Facebook

Children birth-5 years with their adult.

Ice and snow, cold winds blow-but we’re ready for whatever Jack Frost sends our way! With books, fingerplays, and plenty of upbeat songs, children will explore which clothing is best to wear outside on a cold and snowy day. A featured book for this month is Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, which also teaches the spatial concept of “under” to young children.
HUMAN BODY TRIVIA

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, 1/8-Sunday, 1/10.
TEENS
@ THE LIBRARY & IN-PERSON
Pamper Yourself
Wednesday, January 6, 3:00-4:00pm
Keep your breath minty fresh with this super easy breath spray. Drop in the Teen Department!
Art Club
Wednesday, January 6, 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, January 8, 4:00-5:00pm
Draw, paint, sketch, and explore art with Mr. Casper and fellow library artists. Register now.
VIRTUAL CRAFTING, GAMING & MORE
Jigsaw Puzzles
Monday, January 4, 6:00-7:00pm

Complete a virtual jigsaw puzzle each Monday with Ms. Erica via JigsawPuzzles.io. The link will be posted here.
Get Crafty!

Visit the Teen Department to pick up your craft kit and then follow along with Ms. Erica’s tutorial on YouTube to make your very own sock snowman!
Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, January 5

Can you name these Pokemon, just from their photos? Test your knowledge and memory with Kahoot!
Let's Play Jackbox Games!
Wednesday, January 6, 7:30-8:30pm

Play these hysterical games with the TSD staff! Join us via Zoom Meeting ID: 861 6844 1338 or watch on Twitch.
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
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Healthy Eats
Thursday, January 7, 7:00pm via Facebook

Learn how to make Buffalo cauliflower bite sandwiches and red cabbage slaw with Jessica the Healthy Homestead Hostess.
Intermediate Painting: Snowman on Fabric
Monday, January 11, 7:00-8:30pm via Facebook

Join painting instructor, Linda O’Connell, and learn how to paint an adorable snowman on fabric. Click here for the supplies list.
Before We Were Yours Book Discussion
Monday, January 19, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom

Join us for a virtual book discussion about a tale inspired by firsthand accounts of the corrupt Tennessee Children’s Home Society adoption scandal and the efforts of a woman to discover her parents’ fateful secrets. Register now.
 
Physical copies are available at the front desk or you may borrow a digital copy from Libby or Overdrive.
BUSINESS AND CAREER
Job and Career Counseling
Saturday, January 9, 10:00am
Saturday, January 23, 10:00am, 11:00am, or 12:00pm

Get in-person help with resumes, job searches, interviewing techniques, and explore career options with our Career Counselor. To schedule an appointment, click the above times or call 631-399-1511 ext. 240. For MMSCL cardholders only.
Small Business Mentoring
Monday, January 11, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm via Zoom

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor. To schedule an appointment, click the above times or call 631-399-1511 ext. 240.
Virtual Job Fair
Wednesday, January 13, 10:00-11:00am via Zoom

Join our first Virtual Job Fair in partnership with the Suffolk County Department of Labor. Representatives from Long Island companies will explain their employment opportunities, how to apply, and answer questions you may have. Open to all. Register now.
HELP WITH EVERYDAY PROBLEMS
Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, 12:00-3:00pm

A case manager from Colonial Youth and Family Services is available to assist patrons via telephone with issues relating to housing, insurance, food stamps, emergency services, and other advocacy resources and referrals. Book your appointment by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240.
LITERACY SERVICES
NEW YEAR, NEW ME, NEW BOOKS!
Are you ready to start 2021 on the right foot? Literacy staff curated a list of resources available to download from our digital platforms: Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive, and Kanopy. Find books and videos to keep the mind and body sharp and balanced in the new year! Categories include diet & nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and more! Access the book list here.
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.
VIRTUAL ENGLISH AND CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

The Literacy Department offers Citizenship and English as a New Language (ENL) classes to adult English Language Learners in our community. A new session of morning and evening classes begins next week. If you, or someone you know, are interested in virtual classes, please visit the library, call 631-399-1511 ext. 214, or email LiteracyServices@communitylibrary.org
CUSTOMER RESOURCE SERVICES
LIBRARY PICKUP LOCKERS
It is 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 AVAILABLE
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 DIGITAL LIBRARY
Available 24/7 from anywhere with your MMSCL Card
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Over 100 titles of popular magazines to download from

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

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

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