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