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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.

Baby Bee Lullaby Time

Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014791
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!

Long Island Cares Mobile Food Van: Fall 2020

Wednesday, January 13 at 11:30 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014782
Open to all. Long Island Cares will have a mobile food pantry van on-site for three-day food distribution. No identification required.

Snowy Owl Collage: A Take & Make Program

Wednesday, January 13 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014920
For children in Kindergarten – 2nd grade. Create a winter art collage of a Snowy Owl using bubble wrap, paint, torn paper, and other items. This Take-and-Make program will provide you with everything you need to explore the technique of mixed media collage. The first 25 registrants will be contacted to arrange a pickup time to get your supplies. Then tune in to mcpl.tv for an instructional video.

Little Scientists: Knights & Dragons

Friday, January 15 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014910
For children 3 – 5 years old. Let’s learn all about the characteristics of reptiles and traits of the Bearded Dragons. It shows amazing footage of Epic, the adult beardie, and Sandy, the baby beardie.

Weird but True Trivia

Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014921
For children in 3rd – 5th grade. Can you tell which of these crazy facts are weird but true, and which are completely made up? Find out in this fun trivia game!

Sleepy Sloth Painting: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014919
For children in Kindergarten – 8th grade. Painting with a ColorShield kit it’s easy to create a great painting of a sleepy sloth! This Take-and-Make program will provide you with everything you need to make your own 4″ x 6″ painting and even includes a paper frame & display envelope. 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 by Amanda, The Art Nanny, teaching you the art tips and tricks.

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Fall 2020

Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014843
For all. Meet with a representative from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to get information and help with enrollment.

Silly Snow People!: A Take & Make Program

Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014912
For children 2 – 5 years old. It’s that time of year to play in the snow! Join us for some silly stories and create your very own snow people. 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.

Parent-Child Workshop: A Take & Make Program

Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014887
For parents/caregivers with children 1 – 3 years old. We are bringing our popular parent/child workshop to you in a virtual format. Join Ms. Jessica for a fun, Zoom chat focused on early learning. We will cover play-based learning, early literacy, and general child development topics. Parents and caregivers will also have a chance to connect with each other and talk with a specialist. Each week will end with a story and songs for your little one. Pre-register and pick up your Take and Make a bag with special art activities, free books & goodies that we will focus on in class. Early childhood tips and information brochures will also be given to those that sign up. Join us by registering for a 3-week session on Thursdays, January 21st, January 28th & February 4th. The first 15 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive their kit containing supplies. Then tune into a live zoom session on those dates.

Reading with Ripley

Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014918
For children in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Grab a cozy blanket and settle in for some animal-themed non-fiction books and stories with a super silly puppy named Ripley! January 21st- Arctic animals & January 28th- Reptiles.

Family Style Cooking: Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread: A Take & Make Program

Friday, January 22 at 3:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014916
For children in Kindergarten – 5th grade. For families with children in grades K-5. Chef Rob is sharing his favorite recipes, and now you can get to-go kits with the ingredients you need all through curbside pickup! This month we will be making Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread. The first 50 registrants can arrange a curbside pickup time to get your ingredients, then mix, measure, and bake along with Chef Rob’s instructional video. In order to ensure food safety, please note some ingredients will not be included in the kits. Register only one person from your family.

Let’s Talk it Out

Monday, January 25 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014884
For parents/caregivers of children birth – 3 years old. Meet virtually and talk with other parents and share parenting tips. A facilitator will guide you through various topics. Please visit the program calendar via the library’s website to access the zoom link.

Museum Corner Reservation

January 25th – January 30th

Multiple reservation times available

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014943
For families. Enjoy a one-hour session in the Museum Corner exhibit, Tell the World a Story: Folktales from Around the Globe. Each session will allow ONE family (up to 6 people) with children in K-5th grades to register (younger and older siblings are welcome). MCPL resident cardholders and ERC cardholders may register for time slots on the website, over the phone, and in-person at the library.

Winter Wonderland!: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014913
For children 2 – 5 years old. Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm-up with some winter stories and activities. 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.

Teen Programs

 

Tell Us About It Book Club

Tuesday, January 12 at 5:15 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014930
For teens in 6th – 8th grade. Welcome to the no-pressure book club! We’re not going to ask you to read another book. Instead, join a group of readers to talk about what you’re already reading. Come prepared to talk about at least one book, whether you liked it or not.

Origami Circuit: A Take & Make Program

Thursday, January 14 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014923
For teens in 6th-12th grade. Combine simple electronics with the centuries-old Japanese papercraft art of Origami. The first 45 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive a kit containing the needed supplies, instructions, and a link to a video.

Friday Night Teen Programs: Game Night! Jackbox Games

Friday, January 15 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014933
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Let the games begin! Challenge friends and to some fun Jackbox games like Drawful 2 and Quiplash!

Rescue Totes: A Community Service Take & Make Program

Wednesday, January 20 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014932
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Decorate a reusable tote bag with fabric markers that will be donated to a local animal shelter. Kits will include fabric markers, a tote bag, and suggested designs and sayings. The first 35 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive a kit. Tune into MCPL.TV to view the video instructions.

Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014743
For teens in 7th (age 13)-12th grade Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons and explore this world with the Dungeon Master Justin!

Animal Crossing Virtual Meetup

Friday, January 22 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014712
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.

Staying Safe Online: Passwords

Monday, January 25 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014935
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Strong passwords are very important. Learn a fun way to come up with a super-secure password and about password manager programs.

Chocolate Chip Muffins: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, January 26 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014922
For teens in 6th-12th grade. Make these delicious treats at home with the Baking Coach! You will be provided with all dry ingredients. The first 40 registrants will be contacted to arrange pickup of their Take and Make ingredients with a link to the instructional YouTube video.

Adult Programs

 

PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Tuesday, January 12 at 12:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014777
This recreational exercise program is designed to increase the range of motion of the joints and increase muscle tone. Please note that there are a few items that you may want to use during the program: inflated ball, resistance band, light hand weights. If you do not have these items, you can still participate and benefit from the exercises.

Excel: Introduction to Pivot Tables

Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014928
Learn all about creating and using pivot tables in Microsoft Excel. Intermediate knowledge of Excel strongly encouraged.

The Black Aesthetic: African American Artists And Their Art: Winter 2021

Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014876
For adults. Art represents history, culture, and society. Join Louise Cella Caruso in an exploration of unique art understood through the voices of the Black artists.

Game Night

Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014877
For adults. Our monthly game night, Board & Broke, has gone virtual! Hang out on Zoom and play some online games with us, including classics like Pictionary and newer games like Spyfall and Drawful.

New Year, New Scrapbook! A Take and Make Program

Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014878
For adults (14+). Join us for a fun evening of scrapbooking! We’ll show you ways to enhance your scrapbook to showcase your family memories. This program will be a LIVE Zoom meeting where patrons can show off their scrapbooks and share their ideas. The first 30 eligible MCPL cardholders to register will get a kit of embellishments. Patrons should have a scrapbook, paper, scissors, and adhesive.

English Conversation Group – Thursdays

Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014958
Join us via Zoom to practice your English skills in a friendly setting. Basic knowledge of English is recommended.

Senior Connections

Friday, January 15 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014848
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.

Cardio Sculpting Class

Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014874
For adults. Join us for a fun, calorie-burning fitness class that will tone your arms, legs, and abs all in one class!

English Conversation Group – Saturdays

Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014959
Join us via Zoom to practice your English skills in a friendly setting. Basic knowledge of English is recommended.

PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Tuesday, January 19 at 12:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014777
This recreational exercise program is designed to increase the range of motion of the joints and increase muscle tone. Please note that there are a few items that you may want to use during the program: inflated ball, resistance band, light hand weights. If you do not have these items, you can still participate and benefit from the exercises.

Business Bites: Reference Solutions Overview

Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014880
For adults. Get an overview of Reference Solutions, formerly ReferenceUSA, and learn how to navigate, filter, and create lists specific to your needs to build your customer base.

Local Eats: Potatoes

Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014879
For adults. Come join us as we discuss the endless ways to prepare potatoes, from baking or boiling to mixing them into a cake batter. Potatoes provide essential vitamins and minerals along with an array of flavors and textures. You will learn how easy it is to grow your own potatoes; along with important tips on storing/freezing them. Delicious potato recipes will be demonstrated and shared.

Senior Connections

Thursday, January 21 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014848
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.

Veteran Community Resource Table

Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014998
Representatives from the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project will be available to help with the programs and services available in Suffolk County for veterans and their families. No registration required.

Cause for Paws: DIY Cat Busy Box: A Take and Make Program

Thursday, January 21 at 3:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014881
For adults (14+). Make this interactive toy for cat shelters to enjoy all season long! The first 25 eligible MCPL patrons registered will receive Take and Make kits with supplies needed, but anyone can watch the how-to video to follow along at home on MCPL.tv. Patrons registered will need to return the finished project by January 29th.

English Conversation Group – Thursdays

Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014958
Join us via Zoom to practice your English skills in a friendly setting. Basic knowledge of English is recommended.

Cardio Sculpting Class

Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014874
For adults. Join us for a fun, calorie-burning fitness class that will tone your arms, legs, and abs all in one class!

English Conversation Group – Saturdays

Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014959
Join us via Zoom to practice your English skills in a friendly setting. Basic knowledge of English is recommended.

PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Tuesday, January 26 at 12:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014777
This recreational exercise program is designed to increase the range of motion of the joints and increase muscle tone. Please note that there are a few items that you may want to use during the program: inflated ball, resistance band, light hand weights. If you do not have these items, you can still participate and benefit from the exercises.

Feng Shui for Romance

Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1014885
For adults. Uncover Feng Shui hotspots that could be keeping you stuck in old patterns and receive easy to follow steps toward creating a harmonious environment for attracting a healthy and authentic loving relationship

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.