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Week of November 30, 2020
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CHILDREN & PARENTS
BOOK & ACTIVITY BUNDLES
GINGERBREAD HOUSES: TAKE & GO KITS (families with at least one child in grades 6 or younger)

We are having our annual Gingerbread House celebration this year, with take-and-go kits. Each kit will contain all the materials and goodies needed, including instructions. Register now.
IN-PERSON STORYTIME @ THE LIBRARY
Join us for a wonderful winter storytime where little ones will listen to winter stories and make snow dough to bring home.

Wednesday, December 2, 2:00-2:30pm (children 2 ½ - 5 years w/ their adult)
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Thursday, December 10, 7:00-7:45pm

Children grades 3-7.

Celebrate the latest release of your favorite series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep EndRegister now for your free copy. Pick it up in advance and meet with Mr. Scott on Zoom to discuss, read passages, and chat all things Wimpy Kid!
Chef Rob's Grab & Go Kit: Bakery Style Sugar Cookies

Watch Chef Rob on Facebook, beginning Tuesday, December 8 as he teaches your family how to bake delicious bakery style sugar cookies. Registration begins on December 1 for families with children in grades 6 or younger, for a kit which includes the recipe and all non-perishable ingredients.
Name These Famous Star Wars Characters!

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, 12/4-Sunday, 12/6.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Positive Parenting
Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & January 6, 6:00-7:30pm
Learn how to set healthy boundaries, how to discipline without punishment, and how to treat your children with respect so that they will respect you. This six-week course is both instructional and interactive. Sessions are designed for both mandated and non-mandated parents. Register now.
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. Registration begins on 12/1.
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 3 from 12:00-5:00pm. Sign up here. 

*Please see the Adult and Literacy Department for more appointment times.
TEENS
GINGERBREAD HOUSE HOLIDAY PARTY @ THE LIBRARY!
Friday, December 4, 3:00-4:00pm or 4:40-5:40pm
Wear your ugliest holiday sweater, while decorating a gingerbread house! Head home with hot chocolate to enjoy with your tasty house! 

For teens in 7th –12th grade. Please sign up for one timeslot.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Virtual Storytime
Saturday, December 5, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a library wide virtual storytime where you are the reader! Practice reading a children’s book, so you’re ready to read it live for a virtual audience. Please email squinn@communitylibrary.org the book’s title and author before December 5. Community service time will be awarded.
GET CRAFTY!
Visit the teen department to pick up your craft kit, and then follow along with Ms. Erica’s tutorial on YouTube.

  • Stitched Canvas Art on November 30
  • Snowman Mug Kit on December 7
  • Winter Luminaries on December 14
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 GAMING
Tuesday Trivia: K-Pop
Tuesday, December 1

How well do you know popular K-Pop bands? Test your knowledge with Kahoot!
Let's Play: Fortnite
Wednesday, December 2, 6:30-7:30pm

We can play either Fortnite Creative Mode or Fortnite Battle Royale! Add username minniequinnie to play with TSD staff or watch on Twitch.
Let's Play: Jackbox Games!
Wednesday, December 2, 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.
Game On!
Friday, December 4, 6:00-7:30pm

Hang with us for a virtual edition of Game On, where we will be playing Among Us! Join us via Zoom Meeting ID: 858 5870 1150 to play along.
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
TRACE YOUR FAMILY ROOTS
Saturday, December 12, 10:00am-2:00pm
Discover your ancestry with the help of expert Genealogist, April Earle. Call 631-399-1511 ext. 240 to book your in-person appointment. Registration begins on Tuesday, December 1 and is limited to MMSCL cardholders.
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.
DISCOVERY: EUROPEAN HOLIDAY MARKETS
Thursday, December 3, 7:00-7:30pm
Call it Marché de Noël, Weihnachtsmarkt, Kerstmarkt or Christmas Market, it is time for holiday vendors to take up residence in towns all over the world. Go on a video vacation via Facebook, to visit some of the best traditional holiday markets in Europe, some of which can trace their roots back to the Middle Ages.
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 2 @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00pm.
LITERACY SERVICES
KAHOOT! TRIVIA: GUESS THE VERB TENSE
Test your knowledge with 10 questions about verb tenses: past, present, present continuous, and future. For example, do you know the difference between slept, sleep, sleeping, and will sleep? Click here to play until Tuesday, 12/1. Good luck and have fun! 
HELLO DECEMBER!
There are many benefits to incorporating a daily mindfulness task into your daily routine. Access the Daily Calm Calendar for an idea per day. This free resource is available each month on the Calm website.
#STAFFPICK
Samantha recommends Yoga Journal
 
“The Yoga Journal provides information and insights about yoga and the yoga lifestyle, including accessible asana instructions, anatomy topics, philosophy lessons, nutrition advice, news updates, travel, and more. This magazine is a great way for someone to incorporate yoga into their health and wellness journey!”

Download the November/December issue with your MMSCL card from Flipster.
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, December 7, 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 12/7 at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00pm
CUSTOMER RESOURCE SERVICES
ONLINE LIBRARY CARD SIGNUP

Apply for, renew, or replace your library card all from the comfort of your home with online card 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.
STUDY AND TUTOR ROOMS REOPENED
MMSCL cardholders may now request the use of study rooms. Apply here.
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY CARD?
Call 631-399-1511 ext 282
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