Weekly eNewsletter
Week of November 9, 2020
COME ON IN, WE'RE OPEN!

Visit in-person | Browse the collection | Use computers, copy & fax machine | Pickup lockers
CHILDREN & PARENTS
BOOK & ACTIVITY BUNDLES

One bundle per child, by age/grade level. AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. 
CRAFTS-TO-GO
Kids Crafts-To-Go Kits will continue to be offered throughout the fall! Pick up your craft kits when you visit the Children’s Department or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 262 to request your kit.

AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
Chef Rob's Grab & Go Kit: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread
Friday, November 13

Watch Chef Rob on Friday, 11/13 via Facebook as he teaches your family how to bake a delicious pumpkin bread for dessert. Register now for a kit which includes the recipe and all non-perishable ingredients.

For families with children in grades 6 and younger. Kits can be picked up beginning Friday, 11/13 at the library.
Turkey Wreath
Monday, November 16
Make your very own turkey yarn wreath just in time for Thanksgiving! Register now for your kit and watch Miss Lauren’s instructional video via Facebook on Monday, 11/16.

Grades 3-7. Kits can be picked up at the library starting today.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
Miss Kathy

Join Miss Kathy every Friday at 10:00 and 10:30 AM on Facebook for special online episodes of baby and toddler programs, which include fun, play, and learning.
BABIES BOOGIE/TODDLERS TANGO
Saturday, November 14, 12:00-12:30pm

Time for you, your babies and toddlers to shake, rattle, and roll with Miss Nicole on Facebook.
ON THE ROAD MEETUPS
Join library staff at local community locations for outdoor programs.
After-School Storytime @ Southaven Park
Wednesday, November 11, 4:00-4:30pm

Registration required for all outdoor events. Events are weather permitting. Face masks must be worn by everyone over 2 years of age when social distancing cannot be maintained. Keep 6 feet distance between each family.
Friday, November 13, 10:00-10:30am

Registration required for all outdoor events. Events are weather permitting. Face masks must be worn by everyone over 2 years of age when social distancing cannot be maintained. Keep 6 feet distance between each family.
NAME THESE FAMOUS LOGOS!
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, 11/13-Sunday, 11/15. 
PARENTS & CAREGIVERS - 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, 11/12 from 12:00-5:00pm. Sign up here. 

*Please see the Adult and Literacy Department for more appointment times.

Registration is required. You must provide your email address to receive the Zoom ID link to join session, which will be emailed to you prior to your appointment. Sessions are also available by phone.
TEENS
GET CRAFTY!
Join Ms. Erica via Zoom each Monday from 6-7 PM for a new weekly project. Register and then visit the Teen Department to pick up your craft supplies and Zoom info.

VIRTUAL GAMING
Tuesday Trivia: YouTubers
Tuesday, November 10

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Month by testing your knowledge of this creamy snack on Kahoot
Let's Play: Jackbox Games!
Wednesday, November 11, 7:30-8:30pm

Play these hysterical games with the TSD staff! Join us via Zoom ID 861 6844 1338 or watch on Twitch.
Game On!
Friday, November 13, 6:00-7:30pm

Join us for a virtual version of Game On every Friday! We can play digital games or just chat via Zoom. Meeting ID: 858 5870 1150
VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION
Tuesday, November 17, 6:00-7:00pm
Register now for a copy of The Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, a dystopian graphic novel, which we will discuss via Zoom.

Registration required for book and Zoom information.
LET'S TALK
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Let's Talk! Join your favorite Teen Services Librarians to chat about whatever is on your mind via Zoom. Do you want to discuss a specific topic? DM us your topic ideas. 

Zoom ID: 854 6590 5535
 
Registration is not required.  
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
Virtual Story Time
Saturday, November 21, 12:00-1:00pm
Join us for a virtual library wide story time where you are the reader! Practice reading a children’s book and read it live for a virtual audience. Email squinn@communitylibrary.org the title and author before 11/21. 2 hours of community service will be awarded for participating. More information available here.
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
VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00pm via Zoom
Join us to discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
 
Eleanor, a socially awkward, routine-oriented loner, teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim. This unlikely trio forms a friendship that helps save one another from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness. 
 
Get your digital copy today on Libby, or Overdrive. Prefer a physical copy? Copies are available in regular print, large print, audiobook, and Spanish

Registration required. This book may also be reserved by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240.
CAREERS & BUSINESS
Job and Career Counseling
Get help with resumes, job searches, interviewing techniques, and explore career options with our Career Counselor. Register for your one-hour telephone appointment on:

Thursday, 11/12 @ 6:00pm or 8:00pm
Saturday, 11/21 @ 10:00am, 11:00am, or 12:00pm

Registration required. You must provide your telephone number.
Small Business Mentoring
Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor via Zoom on:

Monday, 11/23 @ 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm

Registration required. You must provide your email for the Zoom ID.
MEET US ON THE ROAD
Morning Nature Walk @ Wertheim
Thursday, November 12, 10:00-11:00am

Meet with library staff to walk the trails.

Weather permitting.
HISTORICAL VIRTUAL TOUR
Learn about Albany’s rich 400-year-old history from home with a virtual tour. The Albany Heritage exhibit highlights the city’s connection to the Underground Railroad, the Erie Canal, it’s Dutch roots, and more. 
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, 11/11 @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00pm.
LITERACY SERVICES
UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP
Did you know that one part of the process to become a United States citizen includes one hundred questions about United States history, government, and geography? Test yourself and see how you do. Access flashcards for all 100 questions here.
 
If you’re eligible and interested in becoming an American citizen, you can participate in our Citizenship Preparation class. Stop by, or call, the Literacy office at 631-399-1511 ext. 220 or email LiteracyServices@communitylibrary.org for more information.
If you’re looking for resources to study on your own, visit the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) website. Also, there are many books to download using your library card. Check out the ebook Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship on Hoopla here.
WE CAN HELP!
Each Monday, from 5-9 PM, you may book an appointment to meet with our social work intern via Zoom. Sign up for your appointment on Monday, 11/16 @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00pm.
CUSTOMER RESOURCE SERVICES
ONLINE LIBRARY CARD SIGNUP

We are happy to now offer online card services! Apply for, renew, or replace your library card all from the comfort of your home.
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.
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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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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