The Library’s buildings continue to be closed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic, in order to protect the health and well-being of patrons and staff. Please click here to learn more.

 

All items due through 5/31/2020 have been extended and are now due on 6/1/2020. Registration for spring programs has been postponed – new registration dates will be announced. The library’s online services, through which you can access eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows, as well as many research databases, are still available to access with your library card. Learn more about library services you can access from home.

Online Programs

Online Programs

View and attend MCPL programs from home! Please see below for upcoming programs for children, teens, and adults! We’ve got something for everyone!

Many of our online programs take place on Zoom; please click here for instructions on installing and using Zoom.

International Museum Day

Virtual Museum Day 2020

Although many of their physical locations are temporarily closed, here you will find a list of fantastic online resources provided by local museums, science centers, historical societies, and more. Whether you are interested in local history, ecology, STEM resources, or art, there is high-quality content available for all ages!  Check out all of the amazing organizations you can access from home!

Children's Programs

Click to View previously recorded programs anytime on YouTube or Facebook Live.

 

Let’s Listen: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Tuesday, May 26th at 1:00 pm

Via YouTube
3rd-6th graders
Get comfy, maybe grab a healthy snack and listen as Ms. Nicole reads the first 5 chapters from Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. Check back on May 26th at 1:00 pm for a link to the program.

More Movin’ and Groovin

Wednesday, May 27th at 10:00 am

Via YouTube
Birth-3 Years Old
Join Miss Michelle in singing some nursery rhymes and reading a book! Check back on May 27th at 10:00 pm for a link to the program.

Sean Bryan Trilogy

Wednesday, May 27th at 6:00 pm

Via YouTube
Schoolage Children and Families
Sean Bryan Trilogy- Balance…what comes next? Delight in these three simple, rhyming stories that build on great fun and then these simple, safe, and silly balance challenges. Check back on May 27th at 6:00 pm for a link to the program.

Dance With Me

Thursday, May 28th at 10:00 am

Ages 18months-5 years old
Via Zoom
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83687634048?pwd=QTVYcUNlcFc1NDRMU3JkaTI4VHZrQT09
Come join Ms. Liz from Great South Bay Dance for creative movement dance activities!

Social Hour with Veronica

Thursday, May 28th at 10:00 am

Via Zoom
Zoom link: https://securetelehealth.zoom.us/j/6760451462
It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared, or angry during a crisis. Let’s talk about it! Join us from the comfort of your home and be part of a group conversation led by our Social Worker Veronica.

Paper Column STEM Challenge

Friday, May 29th at 4:00 pm

Make three different 3D paper columns and balance books on top to see which shape is strongest! Check back on May 29th at 4:00 pm for link to the program.

Teen Programs

Create-On Friday: Mason Jar Crafts

Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm

via Zoom and YouTube Live
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84251770129?pwd=NVl3TlFJK2diN0dBY01scTd4K0twQT09
Get crafty with mason jars or any clean, empty glass jars that you may have at home! Decoupage with comics, create stained glass with markers, and more! We will explore four (4) techniques to decorate the glass jars using items and supplies you may already have at home.
Supplies: 4 glass jars, comic book pages or printed images, Sharpie markers, food coloring, twine or yarn, Mod Podge or white school glue, and a paintbrush or foam brush.

No-Bake Cheesecake for Teens

Tuesday, May 26th at 4:00 pm

Via Zoom
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84600120578
Make this delicious and easy no-bake dessert for tonight! You can just watch or bake along with us live. If you’d like to bake along with us, here are the ingredients needed: 8 or 9-inch pie pan, 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or approx. 10 sheets), 6 tbsp. butter, 1 pkg. 8 oz cream cheese, softened, 1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix, 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/2 lb. sliced fresh strawberries and a whipped topping of your choice.

Jackbox Game Party

Friday, May 29 at 7:00 pm

Via Zoom
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87385867866
Let’s have some Friday night fun with Jackbox Games! We’ll be playing live on Zoom so be sure to have a smartphone or other device ready to visit Jackbox.tv to play along.

Adult Programs

Seinfeld Trivia

Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm

Via Zoom
Register here to receive the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vbLn8YBSTS2e1C78mA6FhQ
Test your knowledge of the show about nothing! This interactive game will be broadcast on Zoom and participants will need to use Kahoot to submit their answers during the game.

BBQ Sauce and Homemade Pretzel Buns! with The Baking Coach

Wednesday, May 27th at 4:00 pm

Via Zoom and Facebook Live
Register here to receive the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FDKh76hhRjiQF9-iOmqyJw
Get your hamburgers ready for some summertime fun. The Baking Coach will demonstrate how to make homemade pretzel buns and a simple easy BBQ sauce. Now where’s the beef!

Hair Care During Quarantine

Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm

Via Zoom and Facebook Live
Register here to receive the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ncJRfO5LTLykYSVWLau1xA
Hairstylist Stephanie Cardenas will demonstrate a root touch up and at-home hair treatments.

English Conversation Group

Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm

Via Zoom
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83478357602
Join us via Zoom to practice your English skills in a friendly setting. Basic knowledge of English is recommended.

Book Discussion: Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse by James Swanson

Friday, May 29th at 3:00 pm

Via Zoom
Register here to receive the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucuigqDkuH9xAw8YR3S_FbgZY4rBZ-B1-
Join us for a lively discussion of Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse by James Swanson. We will discuss the pursuit of Confederate president Jefferson Davis after the war and the fourteen-day funeral train that took Abraham Lincoln’s body home to Springfield, IL.

Countdown to College

Tuesday, June 2nd at 4:00 pm

Via Zoom
To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/c2c62020
Learn about the college admissions process, including information on where to start your college search, how to prepare for a college interview, how to write the college essay, and how to apply for financial aid.

Genealogy Assistance

By Appointment

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 appointment with a librarian to learn about some untapped resources that might help. Appointments will take place over the phone or online using Zoom video conferencing software. Click here to request an appointment.

Career and College Counseling

By Appointment

The library is pleased to offer our career and college counseling services remotely via e-mail. Please fill out the form linked below and a counselor will contact you. Please allow 24-48 hours to receive a response. Click here to make a request.