Weekly eNewsletter
Week of December 14, 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
Counting Kisses Baby Book (birth-35 months) 

Get your gingerbread man and supplies to decorate him at home. Take a picture of your creation and email it to CPSD@communitylibrary.org for your chance to win a package of New Limited-Edition Oreo Gingerbread Cookies!
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.
NAME THE FAMOUS HOLIDAY MOVIE CHARACTER
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, 12/18-Sunday, 12/20.
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. Registration begins Tuesday, 12/15.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)
Tuesday, December 15, 7:30-9:00pm 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 17 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 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.
Illustrators Workshop
Friday, December 18, 4:00-5:00pm

Draw, paint, sketch, and explore art with Mr. Casper and fellow library artists. 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: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Tuesday, December 15

How much do you remember from elementary school? Test your knowledge with Kahoot!
Graphic Novel Book Discussion
Tuesday, December 15, 3:00-4:00pm

Sign up now for your copy and Zoom info.
Let's Play Fortnite
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30-7:30pm

Add username minniequinnie to play with TSD staff! Or tune in on Twitch to watch us play!
Let's Play Jackbox Games!
Wednesday, December 16, 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! Uno
Friday, December 18, 6:00-7:30pm

Join us this Friday for virtual Game On! Join with Zoom Meeting ID: 858 5870 1150
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
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING - SANTA SLED ORNAMENT
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00-8:30pm via Facebook

Join painting instructor, Linda O’Connell via Facebook Live and create an adorable Santa Sled to display during the holiday season. 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 telephone appointment by clicking on the desired time or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240.

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.
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 16 @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00pm.
LITERACY SERVICES
KAHOOT! TRIVIA: PLURAL NOUNS
Nouns can be singular, meaning 1 of something, or plural, meaning 2 or more. There are rules for changing nouns from singular to plural, for example, there is 1 book or there are 2 books. Test your knowledge of making nouns plural with this week’s Kahoot game. Click here to play until Tuesday, 12/15. Good luck and have fun! 
VIRTUAL FRIENDLY SPANISH CONVERSATION
Learn basic conversational Spanish in a relaxed setting. All levels are welcome. ¡Todos los niveles son bienvenidos! Register now.
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. After this week, sessions will resume the week of January,11, 2021.
¡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. Después de esta semana, las clases empezarán de nuevo la semana del 11 de enero de 2021.
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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