Weekly eNewsletter
Week of January 11, 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.
TAKE HOME BUNDLES
Elephant & Piggie book (grades K-2)
Dragon Craft Kit (grades 4-7)
I HAVE A DREAM

Challenge yourself to think like Martin Luther King Jr. when it comes to your hopes and inspirations. A corresponding in-person storytime will be held on Wednesday, 1/13 @ 2:00 PM for those who register.
THE ART NANNY
Polar Bear Art Kit (grades 1-6)

Enjoy creating your very own framed water coloring painting at home with a step-by-step video tutorial by the Art Nanny! 
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
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.
Babies Boogie / Toddler Tango
Saturday, January 16, 12:00-12:30pm via Facebook

Time to shake, rattle, and roll with Miss Nicole! This high energy creative music and movement class encourages babies and toddlers to experience music by dancing and creating music of their own.
NAME THAT MUPPET!

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, 1/15-Sunday, 1/17.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Positive Parenting
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 via Zoom

Learn how to set healthy boundaries, discipline without punishment, and treat your children with respect so that they respect you. Register now.
Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)
Tuesday, January 26, 8:00pm via Zoom

Join our support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Registration begins on Tuesday, 1/12.
Meet With Our Social Work Intern
Thursday, January 14, 12:00-5:00pm via Zoom or phone

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. Sign up for your one-hour appointment.

Please see the Adult and Literacy Department for more appointment times.
TEENS
@ THE LIBRARY & IN-PERSON
Art Club
Wednesday, January 13, 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 15, 4:00-5:00pm
Draw, paint, sketch, and explore art with Mr. Casper and fellow library artists. Register now.
In-Person Game On!
Friday, January 15, 6:00-7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12, the library is open on Friday nights, just for you! Sign up now to play video games or use the computers after hours. 
VIRTUAL CRAFTING, GAMING & MORE
Jigsaw Puzzles
Monday, January 11, 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: Snow Slime!

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!
Let's Play Fortnite!
Wednesday, January 13, 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, January 13, 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.
Let's Play Animal Crossings: New Horizons
Friday, January 15, 5:00-6:00pm

See how many snowflakes you can catch and trade DIY recipes. Sign up to receive the Dodo code and log in on your Switch.
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 BOOK DISCUSSION
Before We Were Yours Book Discussion
Tuesday, 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
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.
Job and Career Counseling
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.
HISTORICAL VIRTUAL TOUR

Explore the New York State Pavilion, which is one of the few remaining structures from the 1964-65 World’s Fair. 
EBOOK RECOMMENDATION

New York State Pavilion by Christian Kellberg offers readers insight to the “Eiffel Tower of Queens” which is viewed by hundreds of thousands of motorists per day who travel on the L.I.E. and Grand Central Parkway. Available for digital checkout on Libby, Hoopla, and Overdrive.
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
KAHOOT TRIVIA: FOOD AROUND THE WORLD
Paella, sushi, and lasagna, oh my! Can you identify the country from where these mouthwatering dishes originate? Try your luck with this week’s Kahoot game. Click here to play until Tuesday, 1/12. Good luck and have fun!
LAST CALL FOR 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.
WE CAN HELP

Each Monday, from 5-9 PM, you may book an appointment to meet with our social work intern via Zoom or telephone.
 
Registration is open for Monday, 1/18 @ 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 o teléfono.

Todavía hay cupo para el registro de la próxima semana 1/18 @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00pm.
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
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