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MCPL                                                                              FALL 2021

                         News & Programs at Middle Country Public Library

Middle Country Reads
If the Creek Don’t Rise
Become part of Middle Country Reads and pledge to read
Leah Weiss’ riveting novel, If the Creek Don’t Rise. With equal
parts Southern Gothic menace and heartbreaking optimism,
If the Creek Don’t Rise explores the limits that people can endure
before they are willing and able to move beyond them.
Visit to pledge to read and register
for Leah Weiss’ visit to the library on Tuesday, October 12th from
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Leah will speak to us about the origins of her
compelling first novel, If the Creek Don’t Rise, give us some
insights into her second novel, All the Little Hopes, and we’ll
wrap up with a book signing. We hope to see you there!

                                  Throughout the summer, community
                                  members of all ages contributed
                                  their talents to our Community
                                  Mosaic project. The project began in
June with kick-off sessions featuring mosaic artist Libby Hintz, where
participants learned about the mosaic art form. During July and
August, library patrons attended numerous workshops and drop-in
sessions, creating close to 500 individual mosaic panels. The mosaics
reflect the colors and design aesthetic of the Selden building, where
they will adorn the walls of the program hallway. Please join us on
Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 am for the Installation Celebration
of this special community art project. All are welcome!
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York
State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and
administered by the Huntington Arts Council. Additional support provided by the Middle Country Library Foundation.

Connecting Everyone With The Library
Do you, or someone you know, face obstacles in getting to the library? If so, please contact us to learn more
about the possibility of having library materials delivered to your home. In addition to the library’s continuing
service for homebound patrons, the library will be starting a three-month trial
this fall of an additional delivery service, specifically designed for patrons who                                        inside:
have difficulty getting to the library, such as those dealing with transportation  FAMILY HISTORY MONTH
or mobility issues. Please contact 631-585-9393 ext. 302 for more details.          PET FAIR

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Big Read                                          Scales and Tails:
                          Long Island                                       Pet Education and
                        From September 2021 - June                          Information Fair
                        2022, the Middle Country Library                    Saturday, November 13th
                        will be participating in Big Read
                                                                            11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                        Long Island featuring An American
                        Sunrise by U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy
                        Harjo. Made possible through
                        a grant from the National
    Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Big Read Long Island
    supports dynamic community reading programs that
    encourage conversation and discovery, all inspired
    by one book. Joy Harjo’s reflections on identity,
    home, and belonging will promote discussion and
    exploration of our diverse communities and unique
    challenges on Long Island. Programs related to themes
    of An American Sunrise – nature, memory, indigenous
    peoples - will be held for all ages.

    The Great Give Back
    Saturday, October 16th
    The Great Give Back is a community service that provides a day of opportunities for
    the patrons of the public libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful,
    service-oriented experiences. Patrons of all ages are invited to participate through
    the projects listed below:
                              Adults                                     Children (K - 5th grade)
    Postcards and Bookmarks for Nursing Home                Postcards for Veterans: A Take & Make Program
    Residents: A Take & Make Program                           Make postcards to donate to the VA Hospital.
      Decorate a wood postcard and bookmark with positive
      messages for residents of local nursing homes.                     Teens (6th - 12th grade)
                                                            Sock Toys for Shelter Animals: A Take & Make
    Superhero Capes: A Take & Make Program                  Program
      Create superhero capes and masks that will be donated    Make dog and cat toys to donate to local animal
      to children in foster homes.                             shelters.

                                      Sol y Sombra: Latin Dance in Motion
                                      Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
                                      Join Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company as they present Duende: A Concert of
                                      Flamenco and Argentine Tango Music and Dance with live Flamenco guitarist, singer
                                      and dancers. The company will be joined by the 2019 US Argentine Salon Tango
                                      Champions, Andres Bravo and Sarita Apel. In addition to the performance, the
                                      program explores the history of these Latin dance styles, with a brief explanation
                                      of their techniques and a bit of audience participation at the end. This special
                                      performance will take place on October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Selden building.
                                      We hope to see you there!
                                                                  This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of
                                                                  the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the
                                                                  New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.

2      REGISTRATION BEGINS • Fall: Children & Teens - Thursday, September 9th • Adults - Friday, September 10th
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Parenting Programs
The Youth Services Department offers programs for
parents too! Pertinent parenting topics such as sleep,
toilet training, nutrition and more are discussed and
accompanied by a program for children ages 3+ years
old so parents can bring their children along. Please look
for our upcoming program entitled “Baby, Let’s Sleep”
on Friday, December 3rd and register with the Youth
Services Department at ext. 107.

Stony Brook Medicine                                                                         Family History Month
Healthy Libraries                                                                            October is Family History Month and MCPL is
Program (HeLP)                                                                               ready to celebrate with some great resources and
A team of Stony Brook University
students currently training in                                                               Did you know that Ancestry Library Edition is
the fields of social work, public                                                            available remotely until December 31st? All you
health, and nursing will be at the                                                           need is your library card. You can search millions
Centereach building on Tuesdays,                                                             of family history records as well as more than 11
9/14, 9/28, 10/19, and 11/2                                                                  billion vital, census, land, immigration and military
from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Reliable, evidence-based                                         records.
information will be provided on a wide variety of health
topics such as heart disease, diabetes, understanding                                        Available in-house, FindMyPast offers over 8
medications and more. Students may also provide                                              billion records, many not available anywhere else.
blood pressure screenings, direct patrons to community                                       And as a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, MCPL
resources, help fill out paperwork for social services, find                                 patrons can access a higher level of records than
housing, and assist with locating a healthcare provider                                      are available on the popular free site while in the
and scheduling appointments.                                                                 library or when connected to our Wi-Fi.
Stony Brook Medicine’s Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP) is a partnership with the Suffolk
Cooperative Library System Outreach Services Department and public libraries of Suffolk      Be sure to join us for some programs or services to
County. It is supported in part by the American Heart Association of Long Island.            help with your genealogical search. See page 11
                                                                                             for more details.

                                                                                            Flashing Fingers
                                                         More than 3 decades ago, MCPL “tried its hand”
                                                         at Sign Language programming. Focusing on sign
                                                         translations of song lyrics, the programs struck such
                                                         a chord with the community that they are still going
                                                         strong for over 35 years! With ASL instructor Jennie
                                                         Sardone, our children and teens have learned how
                                                         music and sign language uniquely combine, creating
                                                         a beautiful celebration for the ears and eyes. Children
                                                         from Grade 1 to HS seniors are invited to explore ASL
                                                         programs weekly from October - May, with a grand
                                                         finale performance for friends and family. Miss Jennie’s
Flashing Fingers club has performed all around the Middle Country Community including veterans and nursing
homes, street fairs, and Brookhaven Town’s National Night Out. For information on Sign Language and Flashing
Fingers programming, please see pages 19 and 20 or call 631-585-9393 ext 240.

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FREE Live Online Tutors (English & Spanish)
                    Online Tutoring Every Day 2pm-11pm
                        Grades K-12 and early college
                          24/7 Study Help Services
        Connect to a tutor in a few easy steps:
                1. Go to and click on
                       Live Homework Help in the Teen or
                           the Kids/School Age section.
                          2. Click on the Brainfuse logo.
           3. Enter your library card barcode and log in.
                              4. Click on Live Tutoring.
                      5. Choose your subject and grade level,
                            then click on Get Live Help.
                      Start working with a certified tutor!

                           For more information or
  Check out                 help with connecting
     the                   with a live tutor call the
    App!                    Youth Services desk at
                             631-585-9393 ext. 559
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                                             MUSEUMS THROUGHOUT LONG ISLAND
                                             AND NYC, INCLUDING THE INTREPID,
                                                THE LONG ISLAND CHILDREN'S
                                              MUSEUM, MOMA, AND MANY MORE!

                                                  PURCHASE HIGHLY DISCOUNTED
                                                  TICKETS AT THE LIBRARY FOR
                                                   VISITS TO THE LONG ISLAND
                                                 AQUARIUM, THE BRONX ZOO, AND
                                                THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

                                                                            sounds great!
                                                                            Where do I go to
                                                                            get my tickets?

      OR CALL 631-585-9393 EXT.559
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Program Catalog
Adults/Seniors                                                            Special Services/Projects ................... 21
  •   Arts/Crafts.................................................... 8
  •   Book Discussions/Writing............................. 9
                                                                          Library Support Organizations
                                                                             • Friends of Middle Country Public Library.. 22
  •   Business/Finance/Careers............................ 9
                                                                             • Middle Country Library Foundation.......... 22
  •   Citizenship/ESOL/Literacy............................ 9
  •   Computer Classes....................................... 10
  •   Cooking/Gardening/Home........................ 10                      Program Registration
  •   Defensive Driving/Pre-Licensing................ 11
                                                                           • A valid MCPL library card for each patron (adults, children
  •   Games......................................................... 11      and teens) is required at time of registration.
  •   Genealogy................................................... 11
                                                                           • Registration will take place online at
  •   Health/Wellness......................................... 11
                                                                   , in person at Centereach and
  •   History/Heritage......................................... 12           Selden or by calling (631) 585-9393.
  •   Leisure/Performances................................ 12
  •   Senior Services............................................ 13       • Registration for Children’s and Teen programs begins on
                                                                             Thursday, September 9th at 9:30 a.m.
  •   Take & Make Programs................................ 8
                                                                           • Registration for Adult programs begins on
Teen Services                                                                Friday, September 10th at 9:30 a.m.
  •   Arts/Crafts/Cooking................................... 13
  •   Books/Films/Writing................................... 14            • Fee-based programs require payment at time of registration,
                                                                             unless otherwise noted. Payment by on-line registrants is
  •   College/Careers.......................................... 14           due within three days or registration will be cancelled.
  •   Community Service.................................... 14
  •   Driving/Pre-Licensing................................. 15            • Program Fees are not refundable.

  •   Friday Night Teen Programs...................... 15                  • Out-of-District patrons with a valid card from their home
  •   Games......................................................... 15      library may attend some programs, as designated in the
  •   Museum Corner.......................................... 15             brochure (*).
  •   Music/Performances................................... 15
                                                                           • Registration for programs open to the public, based on
  •   Science & Technology................................ 15                availability begins Monday, September 20th 2021
                                                                             (except where noted).
Children and Families
  •   Family Programs ........................................ 15          • For the most up-to-date registration and program information
  •   Infant/Toddler Programs........................... 16                  please visit or call (631) 585-
  •   Museum Corner ......................................... 16
  •   Nature Explorium ...................................... 17           •All participants in on-site library programs must follow
  •   Parenting/Child Care Providers................. 17                    the library’s COVID-19 safety guidelines, available at
  •   Preschool Programs.................................... 17
  •   Reading Club.............................................. 16                 Please let us know if you require any
  •   School Age Programs................................. 18                  special accommodations because of a disability.

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Adults/Seniors                                                                Sewing Class: Double-Sided Scalloped Placemats
    Adult programs are for patrons aged 14+.                                      Sew four festive double-sided scalloped placemats that
                                                                                  will be perfect on your table.
     Arts/Crafts                                                                  Materials Fee: $10
                                                                                  Saturday, December 4
                                                                                  10:00am - 11:30am                                                   Selden
    Card Making Workshop (A646)
    Design greeting cards so pretty you’ll want to display them!                  Stained Glass Turkey (A622)
    We’ll use papercrafting, origami techniques and basic supplies                Make this adorable stained glass turkey to brighten Fall days.
    to make unique cards that anyone would be happy to receive.                   Materials Fee: $20
    Wednesday, December 8                                                         Monday, November 8
    3:00pm - 4:00pm OR 6:00pm - 7:00pm                          Centereach        6:30pm - 8:30pm                                                     Selden
    Community Mosaic Installation Celebration (A438)*                             Tuesday, November 9
    Throughout the summer, community members of all ages and                      1:30pm - 3:30pm                                                     Selden
    backgrounds contributed their talents to our Community
    Mosaic project. Please join us to celebrate this special community art        Zentangle® (A642)
    project. All are welcome!                                                     Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn method of drawing complex looking
    Saturday, October 23                                                          patterns using a few very simple shapes. This mindfulness process helps
    11:00am - 12:00pm                                              Selden         you to relax, de-stress and refocus.
                                                                                  Wednesday, October 6
    Diamond Painting (A641)                                                       6:30pm - 8:00pm                                             Centereach
    Create a visually dazzling, mosaic diamond artwork that sparkles,
    shimmers and shines.
    Wednesday, December 15                                                        Take & Make Programs
    7:00pm - 8:00pm                                           Selden

    DIY Outdoor Snowflake Light (A624)                                            Please note that some Take & Make Programs have a materials
    Build a light-up snowflake that will be sure to impress your neighbors        fee. Registrants must pay this fee in order to pick up a kit.
    and add light to your front lawn. We’ll be using clothes hangers to
                                                                                  Chocolate Smash Bombs: A Take & Make Program
    construct this awesome outdoor light! Lights included!                        (AO361)
    Materials Fee: $8                                                             Make three chocolate smash bombs with candy inside! We’ll learn how
    Wednesday, November 10
                                                                                  to melt chocolate as well as tips and tricks for assembling these fun
    6:30pm - 8:00pm                                                  Selden
                                                                                  treats. Registration begins October 8th.
    DIY Pumpkin Candle Centerpiece (A627)                                         Materials Fee $10
                                                                                  Tuesday, October 19
    Join us and paint a festive pumpkin candle holder that is perfect for Fall.
    Monday, October 4                                                             6:30pm - 7:30pm                                                 Zoom
    2:00pm - 3:00pm OR 7:00pm - 8:00pm                                 Selden
                                                                                  DIY Fabric Pumpkins: A Take & Make Program
    Farmhouse Block Calendar (A620)                                               Learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed fabric pumpkins,
    Build, paint & craft a block perpetual calendar that can be used all year
                                                                                  perfect for the Autumn season. Eligible registered patrons will receive
                                                                                  fabric, batting, and leaves to create this project. Patrons will need their
    Materials Fee: $5
                                                                                  own thread, needles and scissors. Registration begins October 1st.
    Tuesday, October 12
                                                                                  Friday, October 8                                        
    7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                   Selden
                                                                                  6:00pm - 6:30pm                                                    YouTube
    Great Give Back: Superhero Capes (A609)                                       Great Give Back: Postcards and Bookmarks for
    Many hands are needed for this wonderful community service project.           Nursing Home Residents: A Take & Make Program
    Cut, pin, iron, sew, and craft as we make superhero kits for children in      (A644)
    foster homes. Projects include sewing capes and creating felt masks.          Create a wood postcard and a wood bookmark for residents in local
    Saturday, October 16
                                                                                  nursing homes. Ideas for decorating and wording will be provided.
    10:00am - 11:30am                                                 Selden
                                                                                  Registration begins on October 8th.
                                                                                  Saturday, October 16
    Harvest Wreath (A645)                                                         9:30am - 5:00pm
    Create a beautiful harvest wreath using dried grains, wheat,
    botanicals and a burlap ribbon.                                               Great Give Back: Superhero Capes: A Take & Make
    Materials Fee: $15                                                            Program (AO609)
    Monday, October 25                                                            Create superhero capes and masks that will be donated to children in
    3:00pm - 4:15pm OR 6:30pm - 7:45pm                                  Selden    foster homes. Completed projects should be returned to the library by
                                                                                  October 22nd. Registration begins on October 8th.
    Lantern Centerpiece (A626)                                                    Saturday, October 16                     
    Create a beautiful lantern centerpiece for your next gathering.
    We will use some unexpected materials to build this lantern and then          Greeting Card Holder: A Take & Make Program
    decorate it with flowers.                                                     (AO640)
    Materials Fee: $10                                                            Make a rustic greeting card holder that will perfectly display your cards.
    Monday, December 13                                                           Registration begins on November 26th.
    6:30pm - 8:30pm                                                 Selden        Materials Fee: $15
                                                                                  Friday, December 3                                     
                                                                                  6:00pm - 6:30pm                                                  YouTube

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Hot Chocolate Bombs: A Take & Make Program
(AO647)                                                                     Business/Finance/Careers
Make three delicious hot chocolate bombs! You’ll learn how to melt
chocolate as well as tips and tricks to assembling these decadent          Visit for the most up-to-date list of
delights. Registration begins on December 3rd.                             upcoming business programs.
Materials Fee: $10
Tuesday, December 14		                                                     Business Bites: Marketing Lists & Mail Merge
6:30pm - 8:00pm                                              Zoom          (A593)*
                                                                           Get tips on doing a mail merge after downloading a marketing list.
Sewing Class: Casserole Carrier: A Take & Make                             Wednesday, October 6
Program (AO611)                                                            9:00am - 10:00am                                         Centereach
Join us virtually for a sewing class where we’ll learn basic sewing
techniques and sew a Casserole Carrier. Registered patrons who pay         Business Bites: Top of Google Search (A604)*
the $10 materials fee will receive materials needed for this project.      Learn how to get your business website to the top of Google search
Patrons may also watch the video and purchase their own materials.         results.
Registration begins on November 5th.                                       Wednesday, November 17
Materials Fee: $10                                                         9:00am - 10:00am                                        Centereach
Saturday, November 13                              
10:00am - 11:30am                                            YouTube       Business Bites: Our Favorite Things (A607)*
                                                                           The Miller Team picks their annual favorite resources for business
Wood Bead Garland: A Take & Make Program                                   professionals.
(AO637)                                                                    Wednesday, December 8
Create a farmhouse-style garland using variety of wood beads and           9:00am - 10:00am                                        Centereach
DIY jute tassel! Registered patrons will receive wood beads and jute.
Registration begins on November 5th.                                       Career and College Counseling Services*
Friday, November 12                                       Looking for a job? Interested in a new career? Need help with the
6:00pm - 6:30pm                                              YouTube       college admissions process? Meet one-on-one virtually with a
                                                                           counselor. Call 631-585-9393 ext. 133. This confidential service is
                                                                           by appointment only.
 Book Discussions/Writing
                                                                           Community Legal Help Project (A576)*
Afternoon Book Discussion (A577)*                                          Do you need help with a legal problem? Free limited legal advice and
Let’s discuss Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Ask a librarian      assistance is available. For an appointment call (631) 822-3272.
how to borrow a physical copy or an eBook/eAudiobook.
Thursday, November 18                                                      One-on-One Financial Counseling (A618)
2:00pm - 3:00pm                                                Selden      Make an appointment for a personalized, financial counseling session
                                                                           with a bilingual (English/Spanish) credit counselor. Virtual appointments
Get Graphic! Book Discussion (A605)*                                       available.
Try something new: a graphic novel, which tells a story through both       Tuesdays, October 5 OR November 2 OR December 7
words and images. We’ll be discussing Redbone: The True Story of a          6:00pm - 8:00pm                                                Centereach
Native American Rock Band, by Christian Staebler, Sonia Paoloni and
Thibault Balahy.                                                            Citizenship/ESOL/Literacy
Wednesday, November 3
6:30pm - 7:30pm                                               Selden       The Literacy Office is open to assist patrons with limited literacy
                                                                           or English proficiency needing help accessing library services and
History Buffs Book Club (A563)                                             programs. Assistance is available in Centereach. Call 631-585-9393
Join us for a lively discussion of historical books, events and eras.      ext. 248 or 274.
October: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the
Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale                 Basic English Class (A498)*
December: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women      This class will provide the basics to learn English: learning the alphabet,
by Kate Moore                                                              numbers and simple words.
Thursdays, October 14, December 9                                          Thursdays, September 9 through November 4
7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                  Selden    7:00pm - 8:30pm                                                      Selden
                                                                           Saturdays, September 11 through November 13
Ignite Your Muse! Memoir Writing Bootcamp                                  10:00am - 11:15am                                               Centereach
Inspired to write a memoir? Jump start your writing and boost your         Career and School Counseling for ESOL Students
creative confidence! Participate in fun writing prompts, exercises and     (A598)
games in a judgement-free environment to strengthen your skills.           Meet with our bilingual (Spanish/English) Career and School Counselor
Writers of all levels welcome!                                             Betty Velez to discuss and explore career options, revise a resume, and
Wednesday, December 1                                                      other options. Virtual or in-person appointments available.
7:00pm - 8:45pm                                                 Selden     Wednesday, October 13
                                                                           10:00am - 1:00pm                                                  Selden
Middle Country Reads: An Evening with Author                               Wednesday, October 27
Leah Weiss (A509)*                                                         10:00am - 1:00pm                                              Centereach
Join author Leah Weiss to discuss her riveting novel, If the Creek Don’t   Wednesday, November 10
Rise and her journey to becoming a writer. This fun evening will end       10:00am - 1:00pm                                                  Selden
with a book signing.                                                       Wednesday, November 17
Tuesday, October 12                                                        4:30pm - 7:30pm                                               Centereach
7:00pm - 8:30pm                                                   Selden   Wednesday, December 8
                                                                           10:00am - 1:00pm                                                  Selden
                                                                           Wednesday, December 15
                                                                           4:30pm - 7:30pm                                               Centereach

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Citizenship Preparation (AO597)*                                          Excel Formulas II (A485)
     Do you need help preparing for your naturalization interview? Learn       Expand your knowledge of formulas and sharpen your skills in building
     the civics, history and geography you need to know to pass the exam       more complex formulas. Use built in tools such as Subtotals to easily
     and become a U.S. citizen.                                                group and total your data. Basic Excel skills required.
     Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8         Tuesday, October 5
     7:00pm - 8:15pm                                                Zoom       7:00pm - 8:15pm                                                Selden

     English Conversation Group (AO600)*                                       Excel: Logic Functions (A588)
     Let’s talk and have fun while enhancing your verbal English language      Logical functions are some of the most popular and useful in Excel.
     skills through discussions and conversations on topics from the past,     They can test values in other cells and perform actions dependent upon
     present and future.                                                       the result of the test. This course will cover If, And/Or, SumIf, CountIf
     Mondays, October 18, 25, November, 1, 8, 15, December, 6, 13              and AverageIf and nested If Functions.
     10:30am - 11:30am                                               Zoom      Tuesday, December 7
                                                                               7:00pm - 8:30pm                                                    Selden
     English Class: Intermediate (A546)
     Intermediate level class for English Language learners. Students          Smart Home 101 (A586)
     registering should be able to understand simple phrases and questions,    Learn the basics of making your home “smarter.” You’ll learn about
     and to express themselves although not fluently.                          smart cameras, smart plugs/switches, doorbells, and more!
     Thursdays, September 9 through November 11                                Monday, November 15
     7:00pm - 8:30pm                                                Selden     7:00pm - 8:15pm                                              Selden

     Mujeres Latinas: Connecting Through Your Library!                         Word: Create & Edit Documents (A590)
     (A608)*                                                                   Learn to create and edit Word documents including saving, entering
     Join us for some friendly conversation about what your library can do     and editing content, proofing tools and page options.
     for you and your family, learn about your community and make new          Tuesday, November 9
     friends! This program will be conducted in Spanish.                       7:00pm - 8:30pm                                             Selden
     Saturday, September 11                                     Centereach
     Saturdays,October 9, November 13, December 11                             Word: Formatting Text, Paragraphs and Pages
     12:00pm - 1:30pm                                                Selden    (A589)
     Wednesday, December 1                                                     Learn to use formatting to emphasize text, paragraphs and pages in
     6:30pm - 8:00pm                                                 Selden    your Word documents.
                                                                               Tuesday, November 16
     Writing Workshop for ESOL (AO523)*                                        7:00pm - 8:30pm                                             Selden
     The program will focus on helping English language learners work on
     different aspects of writing including: emails, social media, creative     Cooking/Gardening/Home
     writing, and other daily writing requirements.
     Tuesdays, October 12, 19, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7
     7:00pm - 8:15pm                                                 Zoom      All About Garlic: Planting, Harvesting + Curing: A
                                                                               Take & Grow Program (AO510)
                                                                               Join us for a presentation on the benefits of garlic, its history, and
     Computer Classes                                                          how to plant, grow, and cure it. While anyone can watch this virtual
                                                                               program, the first 40 registrants will receive two garlic bulbs to plant.
     Android Support Group (A566)                                              Registration begins on October 8th.
     Have questions about your Android phone or tablet? Join our informal      Wednesday, October 13
     group to have those questions answered!                                   6:30pm - 7:30pm                                                    Zoom
     Monday, October 18
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                               Selden      Easy Greek Chicken, Veggies & Tzatziki (A581)
                                                                               Chef Dell’Amore demonstrates an easy Greek chicken and vegetable
     Apple Support Group (A585)                                                dish complete with a simple tzatziki sauce recipe.
     For iPhone, iPads and portable MacBook users. Sit with fellow Apple       Saturday, October 2
     users and ask questions about your device, or just talk Apple. Open to    1:00pm - 2:30pm                                           Selden
     any skill level.
     Monday, October 25                                                        Healthy & Delicious Indian Cuisine (A606)
     7:00pm - 8:30pm                                                 Selden    Make dinner healthier and more exciting with Indian cuisine.
                                                                               Thursday, December 2
     Book-a-Librarian                                                          6:00pm - 7:30pm                                                   Selden
     Make an appointment with a librarian for assistance with library
     resources and services. Please visit                                      Home Cooking for Your Dog & Cat (A613)                                       Learn how easy and affordable it is to make homemade meals from
                                                                               Christine M. Filardi, certified in canine and feline nutrition and author
     Computer Basics (A643)                                                    of Home Cooking for Your Dog.
     Learn the very basics of using a Windows 10 computer, including           Tuesday, November 16
     powering it on, using the mouse, shortcuts, and more.                     6:30pm - 8:30pm                                                    Selden
     Saturday, October 9
     10:00am - 12:00pm OR Saturday, October 16                                 How to Manage Your Paper (A0633)*
     10:00am - 12:00pm                                        Selden           Having trouble with piles of paperwork? Learn techniques on how to
                                                                               easily manage incoming mail and paperwork that has piled up, find
     Cutting the Cord (A565)                                                   documents needed to file taxes without stress, and follow and maintain
     Learn about live TV alternatives like Hulu Live and YouTube TV, as well   a simple, filling system that works.
     as other available streaming services.                                    Wednesday, October 27
     Monday, November 8                                                        7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                 Zoom
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                 Selden

10       REGISTRATION BEGINS • Fall: Children & Teens - Thursday, September 9th • Adults - Friday, September 10th
Local Eats: Appetizing Apples (A614)
You will not want to miss this exciting in-person workshop where we              Games
will demonstrate two delicious recipes featuring apples! Learn about
the nutritional benefits; as well as how to select, store, and preserve.
                                                                                Fun and Games (A594)*
Wednesday, November 17                                                          Come to the library with your friends or to find other players. The
6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                     Selden      library will have games available, or bring your own game to share.
                                                                                Wednesdays, October 6, 20 November 10, 24 December 1, 15
Local Eats: Cauliflower & Beyond (A616)                                         1:00pm - 4:00pm                                                 Selden
Cauliflower is so versatile and a great addition to your holiday menu.
We will share tasty and creative ways to incorporate cauliflower into
                                                                                Game Night (A584)*
                                                                                Disconnect for a while and enjoy some fun modern board games. You
your meals while learning about the important health benefits of this
                                                                                can purchase and enjoy a coffee, drink or a sandwich while you play at
hearty vegetable.
Thursday, December 9                                                            Kim’s Café in Selden.
                                                                                Tuesdays, October 19, November 16, December 14
6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                  Selden
                                                                                6:00pm - 8:00pm                                           Off Premises
Local Eats: Purely Pumpkin (A632)
Join us live as we share a few favorite and unique recipes featuring
                                                                                Puzzle Party (A636)*
                                                                                Come to the library to relax and unwind while working on some fun
everyone’s favorite fall squash. Participants will get locally grown
squash to prepare recipe on their own.
                                                                                Tuesday, November 9
Thursday, October 21
                                                                                7:00pm - 8:00pm                                             Selden
6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                Selden

Smart Home 101 (A586)                                                            Genealogy
See page 10 for more details.
Monday, November 15
7:00pm - 8:15pm                                                       Selden    D.I.G.: Drop-In Genealogy (A629)
                                                                                Did you know that your library has subscriptions to some of the most
Thai Cuisine (AO603)*                                                           popular genealogy databases; including Ancestry, Family Search and
Chef Penn Hongthong will demonstrate how to make simple, healthy,               Find My Past? Come work on your family history and get guidance
and tasty Thai cuisine: Jasmine rice, red curry tofu, with vegetables and       from one of our librarians.
basil chicken.                                                                  Wednesday, October 13
Wednesday, November 10                                                          10:00am - 12:00pm                                              Selden
6:30pm - 7:15pm                                                     Zoom
                                                                                Genealogy: Leaving a Legacy (AO587)*
The World of Olive Oil (A602)                                                   You have invested countless hours documenting your family tree but
Join Steve Munoz from The Amazing Olive to learn how extra virgin               how do you present it? Certified Genealogist Sarah Gutmann will show
olive oil is made - from harvest to mill to bottle. Attendees will also learn   you the different techniques and methods to tell your ancestors’ stories
about many other olive oils!                                                    so they will be passed down and enjoyed by future generations.
Tuesday, October 26                                                             Thursday, October 21
7:00pm - 8:15pm                                                       Selden    10:00am - 12:00pm                                                 Zoom

                                                                                Genealogy Research Assistance
 Defensive Driving/Pre-Licensing                                                Are you interested in researching your ancestors? Have you hit a brick
                                                                                wall in your research and need some assistance? Make a one-on-one
AARP Smart Driver (A595)*                                                       appointment with a librarian to learn about some untapped resources
Defensive Driving for adults over 50. $25 for AARP members, $30 for             that might help. To fill out an appointment request online, visit: www.
non-AARP members. Please bring your AARP card to class.                and a staff member will contact you.
Saturdays, October 9 OR November 20 OR December 18
10:00am - 4:00pm                                             Selden             MCPL Genealogy Resources (AO582)*
                                                                                Learn about several of the biggest genealogy databases available with
Defensive Driving (A599)*                                                       your library card! Participants will be given an overview of Ancestry
Take this six-hour course to reduce points from your driving record             Library Edition, Family Search and Find My Past. While this program
or get a discount on your car insurance. A fee of $25 (or $22 for               is open to everyone, the resources available require a valid Middle
High School students with High School ID) is required at the time of            Country Public Library card.
registration.                                                                   Thursday, October 7
Saturday, October 16, OR November 6 OR December 4                               10:00am - 12:00pm                                               Zoom
10:00am - 4:00pm                                               Selden
Monday, October 25 AND Tuesday, October 26                                       Health/Wellness
5:30pm - 8:30pm                                                Selden
Monday, November 1 AND Wednesday, November 3
5:30pm - 8:30pm                                                Selden           Brows, Brows, Brows! (A621)
Monday, December 6 AND Wednesday, December 8                                    Eyebrows can make or break your overall look. Join professional make-
5:30pm - 8:30pm                                                Selden           up artist Angelique Velez and learn how to achieve the perfect brow.
                                                                                Thursday, October 14
Pre-Licensing Class* (A569)                                                     7:00pm - 8:15pm                                                 Selden
New drivers must complete this DMV-designed course before
scheduling the driving test for their NYS driver license. Students will         Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (AO635)*
learn the basic rules of the road, safe driving principles, defensive           At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or
driving skills, and other factors which affect driving. Bring your permit       even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep
and $40 fee in CASH to class.                                                   our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive
Saturdays, October 23, November 13, December 11                                 decline.
10:00am - 2:30pm                                                    Selden      Thursday, November 4
                                                                                4:00pm - 5:30pm                                                   Zoom

*Open to the Public                                                                fall 2021 programs                     11
Long Island Cares Mobile Food Van (J446)*
     Open to all                                                                    Leisure/Performances
     Long Island Cares will have a mobile food pantry van on-site for a three-
     day food distribution. No identification required.
                                                                                   Beginning Sign Language (A630)
     Wednesdays, October 13, November 10, December 8                               Have fun while learning the basics of Sign Language.
     11:30am - 12:30pm                                Centereach-Parking Lot       Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27
                                                                                   7:00pm - 8:30pm                                                       Selden
     Meditation Mornings (AO638)*
     Feeling stressed? Take a breath and start your weekend off relaxed.           Friday Films @ 1 (A592)
     Saturdays, November 13, 20, December, 11, 18                                  Spend Friday afternoons with us and enjoy a first run feature film with
     9:30am -10:15am                                                  Zoom         a friend.
                                                                                   Fridays, except November 26th
     Relieve Stress Through Meditation (AO634)*                                    1:00pm - 3:30pm                                                  Selden
     Holidays can be stressful, especially during these new and changing
     times. This program will show how meditation can help you relax.              How to Help Our Sea Turtles (A628)
     Thursday, October 28                                                          Learn how you can help save the sea turtles by attending this lecture
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                Zoom           given by the NY Marine Center and register to be a volunteer beach
     Stony Brook Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP)                                  Wednesday, October 6
     (A610)*                                                                       7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                Selden
     The Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP) consists of current students in
     the fields of social work, public health, library science, and nursing,       Model Rocket Launch (A515)
     who are available to provide blood pressure screenings, and to answer         Join us for an exciting day of model rocket launches and great family
     questions and provide reliable, evidence based information on a wide          activities.
     variety of health topics. Students are also available to direct patrons to    Saturday, October 9
     community resources, help fill out paperwork for social services, find        10:00am - 12:00pm                               Centereach Parking Lot
     housing, and assist with finding a healthcare providers and scheduling
     appointments.                                                                 Sol y Sombra: Latin Dance in Motion (A508)*
     Tuesdays, September 14, 28, October 19, November 2                            Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company performs Duende: A Concert
     10:30am - 1:00pm                                               Centereach     of Flamenco and Argentine Tango Music and Dance. Don’t miss this
                                                                                   celebration of Latin dance styles! This program is made possible with a
     Winter Skin Care Routine using Aromatherapy and                               grant from the Huntington Arts Council and NYSCA.
     Essential Oils (A560)                                                         Sunday, October 3
     Use aromatherapy and essential oils to create a 3-step winter skin care       2:00pm - 4:00pm                                                  Selden
     routine with natural ingredients to cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate
     your skin.                                                                    Sunday Performance: Anthem (A612)*
     Thursday, November 18                                                         Join us for a patriotic rock-n-roll musical tribute honoring our Armed
     6:30pm - 7:30pm                                                  Selden       Forces and their families!
                                                                                   Sunday, November 14
     Zumba (A623)                                                                  2:00pm - 3:30pm                                                  Selden
     Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves create a one-of-a-
     kind fitness program. Zumba is calorie burning and body energizing.           Sunday Performance: Dances of India (AO402)*
     Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable clothing and leave with a smile.       Join the dancers of Ajna Dance Company to learn about Indian culture
     Mondays, November 8, 15, 22, 29                                               through dance and music. And after you watch and learn, be ready to
     7:15pm - 8:15pm                                                 Selden        get up and dance with us!
                                                                                   Sunday, December 5
                                                                                   2:00pm - 3:00pm                                               Zoom
                                                                                   Sunday Performance: My America (AO403)*
     Alexander Hamilton: Money and Politics in the                                 Broadway and television actor Tyrone L. Robinson (Disney’s Frozen,
     Early Republic (A617)*                                                        The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon) presents spirituals, hymns,
     Learn about Hamilton’s life, career, and rivalries, and what these can tell   and speeches that weave a historical narrative through the African-
     us about the American Revolution, the Constitution, and political and         American experience.
     economic divisions in the early republic.                                     Sunday, October 24
     Thursday, December 16                                                         3:00pm - 4:00pm                                              Zoom
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                     Selden
                                                                                   Who’s Haunting You: Types of Hauntings (A583)
     Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco                                In this talk from Long Island Paranormal Investigators, learn about the
     Story (A424)*                                                                 different ways entities manifest themselves, including intelligent and
     Storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his Italian grandfather in this           residual hauntings, poltergeists, and shadow people. Bring questions
     multimedia performance about Luigi Del Bianco’s contribution as chief         for your local ghost hunters!
     carver on Mount Rushmore.                                                     Monday, October 18
     Wednesday, October 6                                                          7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                  Selden
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                               Selden

     Washington’s Spies: The Culper Spy Ring (A511)*                                                          Staff Picks
     Author of George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring: A History and Tour                        The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
     Guide, Bill Bleyer will detail the ingenious operation of the intelligence                    by V.E. Schwab
     network that helped win the American Revolution.
                                                                                                   A beautiful story about a woman who makes a
     Thursday, November 4                                                                          deal to live forever, with the caveat that no one
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                      Selden                    can remember her. She lives life invisibly...until
                                                                                                    one day, someone remembers her face.
                                                                                                          			                           Stephanie V.

12       REGISTRATION BEGINS • Fall: Children & Teens - Thursday, September 9th • Adults - Friday, September 10th
Senior Services                                                            Teen Services
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (AO625)*                                     Arts/Crafts/Cooking
Learn 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from people who
have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself
& others.                                                                              Take & Make program bags will include most of
Thursday, December 2                                                                       the supplies you’ll need plus instructions.
                                                                                 Before registering confirm that the kit is for your age/grade.
4:00pm - 5:30pm                                                Zoom            Registrants will be contacted by library staff to schedule pickup.
Speak with a volunteer counselor to get answers to your questions           Animal Crossing Felt Keychain: A Take & Make
about Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Drug Plans, Part D.                    Program (TO317)
Fridays, October 8, 22, November 5, 19 December 3, 17                       For teens in 6th - 12th grade
11:00am - 1:00pm                                         Via Phone          Follow the video instructions to make a felt plush keychain version of
                                                                            the famous Animal Crossing leaf!
PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise (AO472)*                           Registration begins on October 1
This recreational exercise program is designed to increase range of         Thursday, October 14                                
motion of the joints and increase muscle tone.                              7:00pm - 7:45pm                                               YouTube
Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21
12:30pm - 1:30pm                                              Zoom          Candy Sushi: A Take & Make Program (TO321)
                                                                            For teens in 6th - 12th grade
Senior Connections (A575)*                                                  Candy and Sushi, two great tastes, now great together! Learn how to
A confidential information and referral service for seniors and their
                                                                            make sushi using rice crispy treats and candy.
families. See flyer for details.
                                                                            Registration begins on October 15
                                                                            Wednesday, October 27                             
Topical Tuesday @2: How to Prevent Senior Fraud                             7:00pm - 8:00pm                                             YouTube
Home Instead Senior Care representative, Judy Serino will help you
recognize the most common scams and how to prevent and report               Digital Art with MediBang (T235)
                                                                            For teens in 6th - 12th grade
senior fraud.
Tuesday, October 5                                                          Practice your charcoal and pastel technique with a professional artist
2:00pm - 3:00pm                                              Selden         using MediBang, a free digital painting and manga creation software.
                                                                            Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Topical Tuesdays @ 2: REAP (A512)*                                          7:15pm - 8:45pm                                In-Person - Centereach
Linda Eddy of PSEG will discuss the Residential Energy Affordability
Partnership (REAP), which is a PSEG Long Island program for income-
                                                                            DIY Dotty Art Tote Bags: A Take & Make Program
eligible customers designed to save energy and reduce electric bills.
                                                                            For teens in 6th - 12th grade
Tuesday, November 16
                                                                            Create a cool tote bag for carrying your stuff!
2:00pm - 3:00pm                                                 Selden
                                                                            Registration begins on November 19
Topical Tuesdays @ 2: Tips on How to Protect Your                           Monday, November 29                                   
Wealth (A601)*                                                              5:00pm - 6:00pm                                                 YouTube
Learn how to preserve your wealth, protect your assets from scams and
maximize your family legacy.                                                DIY Stickers (T245)
Tuesday, October 19                                                         For teens in 6th - 12th grade
2:00pm - 3:00pm                                                 Selden      Make your own Among Us, Baby Yoda, and Pokemon stickers using
                                                                            “diamond” art.
Veteran Community Resource Table (A285)*                                    Tuesday, December 7
Representatives from the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project      6:30pm - 7:30pm                          In-Person - Centereach
will be available to help with the programs and services available in
Suffolk County for veterans and their families. No registration required.   Mandala Dot Painting (T240)
Thursdays, October 21, November 18, December 16                             For teens in 6th - 12th grade
9:30am - 12:30pm                                                   Selden   Learn how to make beautiful Mandala art. This calming painting
                                                                            technique uses stencils and dotting tools to create Mandala designs on
Widowhood… the journey continues (A580)                                     coasters or rocks.
Monthly meeting providing emotional & informational support for             Tuesday, November 30
those adjusting to life after the death of a spouse/partner.                6:30pm - 7:30pm                                   In-Person - Centereach
Thursdays, October 28, November 4, December 23                              Tuesday, December 28
7:00pm - 8:45pm                                              Selden         6:30pm - 7:30pm                                        In-Person - Selden

                                                                            Monster Brownies (T242)
                                                                            For teens in 6th - 12th grade
                                                                            What’s better than a monster brownie? Make some to take home!
                            Staff Picks                                     Tuesday, October 19
                 Get a Life, Chloe Brown                                    7:00pm - 8:00pm                                   In-Person - Selden
                 by Talia Hibbert
                 A witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a
                                                                            Painted Pinecone Bouquet: A Take & Make Program
                 woman who’s tired of being “boring” and                    (TO324)
                  recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help            For teens in 6th - 12th grade
                  her experience new things.      			                       Painted pinecones make a fun fall bouquet to add seasonal flair to your
            		                                     Nicole R.                holiday table or room!
                                                                            Registration begins on November 5
                                                                            Thursday, November 18                                
                                                                            7:00pm - 7:45pm                                                YouTube

*Open to the Public                                                            fall 2021 programs                      13
Pilgrim Hats (T244)
     For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                               Community Service
     Get ready for Thanksgiving with these tasty treats!                        Book Buddies (TO322)
     Wednesday, November 17                         		                          For teens in 6th - 12th grade
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                     In-Person - Selden     Have you missed reading stories to our younger Book Buddies? Register
                                                                                to read a story to them on Zoom. Mrs. Powers will call you prior to
     Reindeer Bark: A Take & Make Program (TO325)                               the program to help you choose a book and understand the program
     For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                              format. You must have completed Buddy Training to be eligible to
     Make this seasonal treat to enjoy with friends and family!                 participate.
     Registration begins on November 26                                         Thursdays, October 28, December 2
     Friday, December 10                                       5:45pm - 6:45pm                                                Zoom
     6:00pm - 7:00pm                                                YouTube
                                                                                Buddy Training (T232)
     Teen Paint Night (T225)                                                    For teens in 6th - 12th grade
     For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                              While in-person buddy programs aren’t quite back to normal, this
     Create a seasonal painting that captures this spooky time of year!         training will get you ready for when they are! You must attend Buddy
     Thursday, October 7                                                        Training in order to volunteer in any of our buddy programs.
     5:30pm - 7:00pm                                       In-Person - Selden   Tuesday, October 26
                                                                                5:30pm - 6:15pm                                       In-Person - Selden
     Teens Chat & Craft (T246)
     For teens in 7th - 12th grade                                              The Great Give Back Community Service Program:
     Relax, socialize and craft at the library with our MCPL social worker!     Sock Toys for Shelter Animals: A Take & Make
     Sponsored by NY Community Bank Foundation.                                 Program (TO318)
     Mondays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20                                   For teens in 6th - 12th grade
     6:30pm - 7:30pm                                   In-Person - Centereach   The Great Give Back is a day of community service throughout libraries
                                                                                in New York State. Kits will include materials to make a sock toy that
      Books/Films/Writing                                                       will be donated to local animal shelters. A certificate of community
                                                                                service will be emailed when the completed shelter toy is returned to
     MC Reads: Teen Writers (T241)                                              the library.
     For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                              Registration begins on October 1
     Author Leah Weiss will run a workshop for teen writers.                    Saturday, October 16                                
     Tuesday, October 12                                                        11:00am - 12:00pm                                             YouTube
     4:30pm - 5:30pm                                      In-Person - Selden
                                                                                Green Teens (T226)
     Teen Writers Café (TO315)                                                  For teens in 6th - 12th grade
     For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                              Discuss environmental issues, work on eco-friendly projects and
     Do you LOVE to write? Join us live on Zoom to explore poetry, prose,       receive community service credit for participating. To join, fill out a
     fan fiction and more. Share your own work and participate in fun           virtual application available on the library’s website at https://www.
     writing challenges! Please visit the program calendar via the library’s
     website to access the Zoom link.
     Tuesdays, October 5, November 2, December 14                               Homework Pals (T236)
     5:00pm - 6:15pm                                                  Zoom      For teens in 9th - 12th grade
                                                                                Homework Pals is an ongoing program where high school students
     Tell Us About It Book Club (TO320)                                         earn community service by assisting children in 1st - 5th grade with
     For teens in 6th - 8th grade                                               their schoolwork.
     Welcome to the no-pressure book club! We’re not going to ask you           Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14
     to read another book. Instead, join a group of readers to talk about       4:15pm - 5:30pm                                     In-Person - Selden
     what you are already reading. Please visit the program calendar via the
     library’s website to access the Zoom link.                                 Media Teens (T227)
     Tuesdays, October 19, November 16, December 21                             For teens in 6th - 12th grade
     5:15pm - 6:15pm                                                  Zoom      Get community service for helping promote library events and clubs by
                                                                                making videos and taking awesome pictures! We’ll meet each month
     Zine Club (T231)                                                           to discuss which events and clubs to promote and how! To join, fill out
     For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                              a virtual application available on the library’s website at https://www.
     Mini-magazine or just Zine! Draw, write and collage about your favorite
     topic or interest and become the author of your very own zine.
     Wednesdays, October 20, December 15
     7:00pm - 8:00pm                                  In-Person - Centereach    The Mutt Club (T249)
                                                                                For teens in 6th - 12th grade
      College/Careers                                                           Do you love animals? Want to personally help local shelters? Become a
                                                                                Mutt Club Member and get involved! The Mutt Club will meet monthly
                                                                                where members will be able to help animals in a variety of ways. To
     Career & College Counseling Services*                                      join, fill out a virtual application available on the library’s website at
     Looking for a job? Interested in a career? Need help with the college
     admissions process? Meet virtually with a counselor. Call 631-585-
     9393 ext. 133                                                              Teen Advisory Council (T228)
     This confidential service is by appointment only.                          For teens in 7th - 12th grade
                                                                                Members plan and implement library programs, and provide input on
                                                                                teen services at MCPL. To join, fill out a virtual application available on
                                                                                the library’s website at

14       REGISTRATION BEGINS • Fall: Children & Teens - Thursday, September 9th • Adults - Friday, September 10th
Gamers Unite! (T230)
 Driving/Pre-Licensing                                                        For teens in 6th - 12th grade
                                                                              Let’s meetup and play on the Nintendo Switch.
Pre-Licensing Class (A569)                                                    Tuesdays, October 19, November 9, December 7
This class provides new drivers with information to help them drive           6:00pm - 7:30pm                               In-Person - Selden
safely. New drivers must complete this DMV- designed course before
scheduling the driving test for their NYS driver license. Students will
learn the basic rules of the road, safe driving principles, defensive
driving skills, and other factors which affect driving. Bring your permit
and $40 fee in CASH to class.
Saturdays, October 23, November 13, December 11
10:00am - 2:30pm                                         In-Person - Selden
                                                                              Folk Art Painting(T248)
 Friday Night Teen Programs                                                   For teens in 6th - 12th grade
                                                                              Learn about folk art painting and create your own piece using marker
Friday Night Teen: Create-On (T224)                                           and watercolor techniques.
For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                                 Thursday, November 18
                                                                              7:00pm - 8:00pm                                 In-Person - Centereach
Do you love crafting? Join us for some fun crafting projects to do with
your friends.
Fridays, October 15, November 19, December 17                                  Music/Performances
6:30pm - 8:00pm                                       In-Person - Selden
                                                                              Learn the Ukulele (T234)
Friday Night Teen: Library Duel (T224)                                        For teens in 6th - 12th grade
For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                                 Whether you’re brand new or have some experience, hone your
Compete against each other answering trivia questions and see who             strumming skills with Adam from Reprise Music! Bring your ukulele or
the ultimate winner of the library duel will be. Good luck!                   borrow one for the duration of the program!
Friday, October 22                                                            Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23
6:30pm - 8:00pm                                        In-Person - Selden     6:00pm - 7:00pm                               In-Person - Centereach

Friday Night Teen: Open Door TRC (T224)                                        Science & Technology
For teens in 6th - 12th grade
Want a place to go with your friends to play games and hangout
together? A place that’s fun and best of all FREE! Check out Open Door        3D Printing with TinkerCad (T247)
TRC every Friday night.                                                       For teens in 6th - 12th grade
Fridays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26,                    Learn how to create a 3D model using TinkerCad, then have it printed
December 3, 10, 17                                                            on the library’s 3D printer.
6:30pm - 8:00pm                                        In-Person - Selden     Monday, October 18
                                                                              5:30pm - 6:30pm                                    In-Person - Selden
Friday Night Teen: Super Smash Tournament (T224)
For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                                 DIY Neon Sign (T238)
Let’s play tournament style Super Smash Bros. and see who the ultimate        For teens in 6th - 12th grade
winner will be.                                                               Create your own neon sign.
Friday, November 26                                                           Tuesday, November 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm                                      In-Person - Selden       5:00pm - 7:00pm                                  In-Person - Centereach

Friday Night Teen: Teen Game Night (T224)                                     Teen Nature Walk (T250)
For teens in 6th - 12th grade                                                 For teens in 6th - 12th grade
Join us for some oversized game fun!                                          Let’s meet at Sweetbriar Nature Center for a guided nature walk!
Fridays, October 29, November 12, December 10                                 Saturday, October 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm                                         In-Person - Selden    3:00pm - 4:00pm                                                 Offsite

                                                                              Children and Families
Dungeons & Dragons (T243)                                                      Family Programs
For teens in 6th - 12th grade
Join us on an epic adventure with your Dungeon and Dragon’s guide
Justin!                                                                       Family Nature Walk (J481)
Thursdays, October 14, 28, November 4, 18, December 2, 16, 30                 For families with children in K - 5th grade
5:30pm - 8:30pm                                In-Person - Centereach         Let’s meet at Sweetbriar Nature Center for a guided nature walk!
                                                                              Saturday, October 16
Game & Chill (TO314)                                                          10:00am - 11:00am                                               Offsite
For teens in 7th (age 13) - 12th grade
Drop in to our Discord channel to game or just chat with one another.         The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (J482)
If you need an invite to our channel, please fill out the MCPL Teen           For families with children 3 years old and up
Discord application in order to be added to our Discord server. 		            Plaza Theatrical Productions will be here to perform “The Lion, the
Fridays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26,                    Witch and the Wardrobe.”
December 3, 10, 17                                                            Saturday, November 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm                                                Discord        11:00am - 12:00pm                                   In-Person - Selden

*Open to the Public                                                              fall 2021 programs                    15
Meet the Farm Animals (J483)                                                 Movin’ & Groovin’ Rhymes (J449)
     For families with children in K - 5th grade                                  For parents/caregivers with children birth - 35 months
     Farm animals provide a unique way for children to learn about                Join us for songs and rhymes to sing together.
     agriculture while enjoying hands on interaction. Participants will learn     Tuesdays, October 19, 26, November 16, 23
     care, uses and what makes each animal one of a kind.                         10:00am - 10:30am                                In-Person - Centereach
     Sunday, October 3                                                            Wednesdays, December 1, 8
     2:00pm - 3:00pm OR 3:00pm - 4:00pm               In-Person - Centereach      10:00am - 10:30am                                In-Person - Centereach

     Monster Bash! (J452)                                                         Pajama Storytime (J476)
     For families with children 2 years old and up                                For parents/caregivers with children 12 months - 3 years old
     Sign up your family for a time slot to join our MCPL Teen Clubs with lots    Join us for an evening of sleepy songs and stories.
     of fun activities and games to enjoy together.                               Tuesday, November 9 OR Tuesday, December 7
     Thursday, October 28                                                         6:30pm - 7:00pm             6:30pm - 7:00pm       In-Person - Centereach
     5:00pm - 5:30pm OR
     5:45pm - 6:15pm OR                                                           Time for Twos (J474)
     6:30pm - 7:00pm                                        In-Person - Selden    For parents/caregivers with children 24 - 35 months
                                                                                  A play-based and social program for toddlers. The session will end with
     Scales & Tails: Pet Fair (J471)*                                             simple songs.
     For families                                                                 Friday, November 19 OR Wednesday, December 15
     Join us for a fun and educational day centered around the health and         11:00am - 11:45am           11:00am - 11:45am        In-Person - Selden
     safety of Long Island’s pet population. Exhibitors from local and regional
     organizations including rescue groups, shelters and pet therapy groups       Tiny Tales (J468)
     will be in attendance.                                                       For parents/caregivers with children 18 - 35 months
     Saturday, November 13                                                        Enjoy some fun stories, songs, and an activity with your little one!
     11:00am - 2:00pm                                    In-Person - Centereach   Monday, October 18 OR Monday. October 25
                                                                                  10:00am - 10:30am                                 In-Person - Centereach
      Reading Club                                                                Toddlers Tango! (J444)
                                                                                  For parents/caregivers with children 24 months - 4 years old
     1000 Books Before Kindergarten (J480)                                        Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle with the beat!
     For families with children birth - 5 years old (not yet in Kindergarten)     Friday, October 22, Tuesday, December 14
     Middle Country Public Library is participating in the national initiative    11:00am - 11:30am                               In-Person - Centereach
     known as 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This ongoing reading club           Tuesday, November 16
     promotes child and parent bonding through reading with infants,              6:30pm - 7:00pm                                 In-Person - Centereach
     toddlers, and preschoolers. Children will receive a prize for every 100
     books read. Sign up at the Youth Services reference desk or call             Virtual Dance with Me (JO465)
     631-585-9393 ext. 559.                                                       For parents/caregivers with children 18 months - 4 years old
                                                                                  Come join Ms. Liz from Great South Bay Dance for creative movement
     1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration (J432)                            dance activities! Please visit the program calendar via the library’s
     For parents/caregivers with children birth - 5 years old                     website to access the Zoom link.
     Join us to celebrate our children that completed the reading club and        Friday, November 12
                                                                                  10:00am - 10:30am                                              Zoom
     let’s celebrate everyone’s accomplishments so far.
     Friday, October 8
     6:00pm - 6:45pm OR 6:45pm - 7:15pm                     In-Person - Selden    Virtual Toddlers Tango! (JO462)
                                                                                  For parents/caregivers with children 18 months - 4 years old
                                                                                  Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle with the beat! Please visit
      Infant/Toddler Programs                                                     the program calendar via the library’s website to access the Zoom link.
                                                                                  Monday, November 1
                                                                                  10:00am - 10:30am                                                Zoom
     Babies Boogie (J443)
     For parents/caregivers with children birth - 23 months
     Come boogie, wiggle, and giggle with your little dancing partner!
     Friday, October 22, Tuesday, December 14
     10:00am - 10:30am                                In-Person - Centereach
     Tuesday, November 16
     5:30pm - 6:00pm                                  In-Person - Centereach
                                                                                  Anansi Storycraft (J478)
     Baby & Me (J473)                                                             For children in K - 2nd grade
     For parents/caregivers with children birth - 23 months                       We will learn about and read “Anansi the Spider” folktales and create a
     Interactive early literacy program featuring simple songs and movement       spider related craft.
     activities.                                                                  Thursday, October 14
     Friday, November 19 OR Wednesday, December 15                                5:00pm - 5:45pm                                 In-Person - Centereach
     10:00am - 10:45am              10:00am - 10:45am       In-Person - Selden
                                                                                  Folk Art Painting (J479)
     Dance with Me! (J469)                                                        For children in 3rd - 5th grade
     For parents/caregivers with children 18 - 35 months                          Learn about folk art painting and create your own piece using marker
     Come join Ms. Liz from Great South Bay Dance for creative movement           and watercolor technique.
     dance activities!                                                            Thursday, November 18
     Tuesdays, October 5, November 30, December 21                                5:30pm - 6:30pm                                 In-Person - Centereach
     10:00am - 10:30am OR 11:00am - 11:30am In-Person - Centereach

16       REGISTRATION BEGINS • Fall: Children & Teens - Thursday, September 9th • Adults - Friday, September 10th
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