The Centereach and Selden buildings are open with limited capacity and services. 
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Curbside pickup is available Mon-Fri 10-8:30, Sat 10-4:30, and Sun 1:30-4:30. Click here for details.

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.

 

Children's Programs

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

 

Birch Tree Paintings with Yarn: A Take and Make Program

Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00 pm

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/mC0DoXAWmAI
For children in 2nd – 5th grade. Make a beautiful autumn painting of birch trees. This Take-and-Make program will provide you with everything you need to explore the technique of yarn resists making your own Birch tree painting. The first 25 registrants will be contacted to arrange a pickup time to get your supplies. Then tune into mcpl.tv for an instructional video.

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Fall 2020

Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 am

For all. Meet with a representative from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to get information and help with enrollment.
No Registration Required

Baby Bee Lullaby Time

Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTlf3rhR5t4tg1w-0uF2WA
For parents/caregivers with children birth – 24 months. Baby Bees is an early literacy program designed for babies and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun!

Let’s Talk it Out

Monday, October 26th at 10:00 am

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82262571251
For parents/caregivers with children birth – 3 years old. Meet virtually and talk with other parents and share parenting tips. A facilitator will guide you through various topics.

Monster Madness: A Take and Make Program

Monday, October 26th at 10:00 am

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTlf3rhR5t4tg1w-0uF2WA
For parents/caregivers with children 3 – 5 years old. Join us for some stories and create some fun activities with your little monster. The first 30 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive their kit containing supplies. Then tune into mcpl.tv to view video instructions.

Little Scientists: Along Came a Spider

Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00 am

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/0UYnAyblq9w
For children 3 – 5 years old. Explore the difference between an insect and a spider with Miss Michelle in this interactive science program. Learn amazing facts about spiders and then create your own spooky spider. Supplies needed for craft: 1 jar playdoh- any color, 4 pipe cleaners, 1 scissor, 1 plastic bowl, and 2 wiggly eyes.

Musical Instruments: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, October 27th at 4:00 pm

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/OGV7wGAbfKg
For children in Kindergarten – 2nd grade. European folktales were often told to music. Learn how to create three musical instruments at home. This take-and-make program will provide you with supplies and instructions to make a harmonica, bell shakers, and mini-mandolin. Supplies needed from home include safety scissors, crayons, or markers to decorate. The first 25 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside or library pickup time to get your supplies. Then tune into mcpl.tv for storytime and instructional video.

Long Island Cares Mobile Food Van: Fall 2020

Wednesday, October 28th at 11:00 am

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/OGV7wGAbfKg
Open to all. Long Island Cares will have a mobile food pantry van on-site for three-day food distribution. No identification required.
Centereach-Parking Lot
No Registration Required

Descen-dance Party

Friday, October 30th at 6:30 pm

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97962709598
For families. It’s Good to be Bad… Join Royal Princess Prep Party Company’s “Teen Villan M” for a wickedly fun night of dancing to all your favorite songs including “Chillin’ Like A Villain”, “Night Falls”, and “Good To Be Bad”! Teen Villain M will teach a simple dance routine, answer your questions, and pose (virtually) for pictures!

Let’s Talk it Out

Monday, November 2nd at 10:00 am

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82262571251
For parents/caregivers with children birth – 3 years old. Meet virtually and talk with other parents and share parenting tips. A facilitator will guide you through various topics.

Nature Sketch for Kids: A Take & Make Program

Monday, November 2nd at 4:30 pm

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTlf3rhR5t4tg1w-0uF2WA
For children in Kindergarten to 5th grade. Enjoy sitting outside on a beautiful fall day and sketch and write about all the beautiful things you see around you. The first 30 registrants will receive a kit containing materials and instructions to create a beautiful fall-themed sketchbook, then tune into the library’s YouTube channel, mcpl.tv at 4:30 pm on Monday, November 2nd to watch the instructional video.

Autumn Celebration Storycraft

Tuesday, November 3rd at 10:00 am

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTlf3rhR5t4tg1w-0uF2WA
For children 3-5 years old. Tune in as we celebrate Autumn with a story and simple craft!

Teen Programs

 

Superhero Stacking Figures: A Take and Make Program

Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00 pm

Program details: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014788
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Make these fun nesting superheroes using Marvel/DC logos or create your own! The first 35 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside/in-house pickup to receive a kit containing the needed supplies and instructions. Tune into MCPL.TV to view the video instructions on October 20, 2020.

Movie Making 101

Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014682
For teens entering 6th – 12th grade. Learn about the visual language of the film! Including shot size, camera movement, and screenwriting.

Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014743
Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons and explore this world with the Dungeon Master Justin! Instructions on how to join us via Discord server will be sent to you after registration.

Animal Crossing Virtual Meetup

Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89123322869
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Explore Animal Crossing islands and make new friends during our virtual meetup! We’ll be meeting together live via Zoom and on Nintendo Switch.

3D Printing with TinkerCad

Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014797
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Walkthrough the TinkerCad website and design your own 3D print to be printed on the library’s Prusa Printer.

Movie Making 101

Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014682
For teens entering 6th – 12th grade. Learn about the visual language of the film! Including shot size, camera movement, and screenwriting.

Felted Acorn Wall Hanging: A Take & Make Program

Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTlf3rhR5t4tg1w-0uF2WA
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. The first 22 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pick up to receive a kit containing the natural materials and felted wool balls needed to create a beautiful fall wall hanging. Then check out MCPL.tv at 7 pm on October 28th to follow along with Miss Kristin on how to make it.

Animal Crossing Virtual Meetup

Friday, October 30th at 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89123322869
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Explore Animal Crossing islands and make new friends during our virtual meetup! We’ll be meeting together live via Zoom and on Nintendo Switch.

Teen Writers Cafe

Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81799612898?pwd=OVVTQVR0NCtORU1pN1ZTZTBBL3lCQT09
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Do you LOVE to write? Join Mr. Barresi live on Zoom to explore poetry, prose, fan fiction, and more. Share your own work and participate in fun writing challenges!

Adult Programs

 

Pressed Flower Keychain and Jewelry: A Take and Make Program

Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm

Program registration link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014717
Use pressed flowers and a decoupage technique to create a beautiful wooden key chain and pendant. The first 40 MCPL Adult registrants will receive a wooden key chain, 3 jewelry pendants, and Mod Podge. Patrons should dry flowers of their choice (click link below for drying tips) before the program and will need their own paintbrush. This program is a prerecorded video.

Citizenship Preparation – Fall

Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87278760876?pwd=WVM5V0hsTFZTcjhhN3dnbTErTm4zdz09
Do you need help preparing for your naturalization interview? Learn the civics, history, and geography you need to know to pass the exam and become a U.S. Citizen.

Senior Connections Winter 2020

Thursday, October 22nd between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

No Registration Required.
Senior Connections is a confidential support service for seniors and their families. The library-based referral service provides information and helps connect you to non-Medicare health and social service resources. Senior Citizen Community Service Aides are available in the Selden building on the first and third Friday of the month and in the Centereach building on the second and fourth, Thursday of the month between 11 am and 1 pm.

Afternoon Book Discussion: Her Body and Other Parties

Thursday, October 22st at 2:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElduypqjgiHtdt8_rgI_DgfvjMUoyJ2zqn
Join us for a lively virtual discussion of Her Body and Other Parties, a collection of stories by Carmen Maria Machado. Don’t have the time to read a whole book? Try reading a few stories and tell us what you think! Ask a librarian for a physical copy or find it digitally on Hoopla and Livebrary.

Managing your Money during the Economic Downturn

Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DFQjlcZzRROblmjB52sJXw
Learn how to address issues related to unemployment, decreased wages, and lost home equity. This program will also discuss managing a budget with reduced income and prioritizing which bills pay first.

Community One Stop Recycling Fall 2020

Saturday, October 24th at 9:30 am

Declutter your home by shredding your papers, recycling your electronics & bringing old prescription medications for proper disposal during this Brookhaven Town event at the library.

La Sonora 495

Sunday, October 25th at 2:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n7H9u_0WQf6tTXjR05Ap2A
La Sonora 495 is a Long Island-based Afro-Cuban orchestra that performs salsa and Latin jazz standards. Its members include musicians who have played with Latin stars such as Celia Cruz, Adalberto Santiago, Tito Allen, Johnny Pacheco, and many more.

Virtual Tour of the Tenement Museum: Fall 2020

Monday, October 26th at 3:30 pm

Program registration link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014792
Step inside 97 Orchard Street with a Tenement Museum Educator and learn the history of the Baldizzi Family, an Italian American family from the 1920s. Learn about their daily lives, see their home, and ask questions about the history of the Tenement Museum. This program is for MCPL patrons and registration is required. The tour will be available to view on mcpl.tv for one week following the program.

Spanish for Travelers

Monday, October 26th at 6:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduqvqzkjG9ZAfKHs56m9x2GhO90H7GPK
Librarian Gilda Ramos will teach you basic Spanish communication skills such as travel situations, greetings, introductions, and some cultural aspects of the Spanish language. All welcome!

The World of Olive Oil

Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EC0_wgPdRC2yg3iwCJBbzg
Join Steve Munoz, owner of The Amazing Olive to learn how extra virgin oil is made – from harvest to mill to bottle. Attendees will also hear about many other olive oils!

3D Printing Basics

Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZZux3TNST4yFwxY0OQGPFQ
Learn all about the technology of 3D printing, and the basics of making your own design using TinkerCAD. You might even be able to have your design printed!

Citizenship Preparation – Fall

Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87278760876?pwd=WVM5V0hsTFZTcjhhN3dnbTErTm4zdz09
Do you need help preparing for your naturalization interview? Learn the civics, history, and geography you need to know to pass the exam and become a U.S. Citizen.

Local Eats: Pumpkin

Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GnyML19-S_62CSkgZ6L2Eg
While some like pumpkins to carve or for decoration, others grow them to eat. Learn resourceful planting, growing, and storing tips while also learning about their nutritional benefits. Join us as we share a few favorites and unique recipes featuring everyone’s favorite fall squash.

Horrors and Hauntings Movie Trivia

Friday, October 30th at 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85346332296?pwd=eEIwYjhwVjlIV0ZtQ0kySG5GMkNtQT09
Test your knowledge of the freaky and frightful with this terrifying trivia game! The game will be broadcast via Zoom and participants will need to download the free Kahoot! app to submit their answers.

Spanish for Travelers

Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduqvqzkjG9ZAfKHs56m9x2GhO90H7GPK
Librarian Gilda Ramos will teach you basic Spanish communication skills such as travel situations, greetings, introductions, and some cultural aspects of the Spanish language. All welcome!

Meet the Miniaturist

Monday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yy1llGoZRYi7nuPY1corCg
Meet miniaturist Darren T. Scala from D. Thomas Fine Miniatures. Darren will share his passion and talk about the history of miniatures–from ancient times in Egypt, through the Renaissance, all the way to the modern era, in which they currently enjoy a renewed interest and have become a pop culture phenomenon. Expect to be encouraged by this great BIG world of TINY and come away as a hobbyist, a collector, or a miniatures enthusiast!

Career and College Counseling

By Appointment

The library is pleased to offer our career and college counseling services remotely via phone, e-mail, or Zoom. Please call 631-585-9393 x 133 to make an appointment for a counselor to contact you.

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.