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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.

 

Let’s Talk it Out

Monday, April 5 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015078
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.

Hop into Spring!: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015080
For parents/caregivers with children 2 – 5 years old. Goodbye, winter! Hello Spring! Welcome springtime with funny bunny crafts and a silly story. The first 48 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive a kit containing the needed supplies and instructions with a link to an instructional video.

Shots for Tots: Spring 2021

Tuesday, April 06 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015079
For families. Please bring the child’s immunization record. Services provided by the Suffolk County Department of Health.

Bristlebot: A Take & Make Program

Wednesday, April 7 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015083
For children in K – 2nd grade. Learn about basic engineering, motor, circuits, and principles of balance by making your own Bristle bot! The first 20 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive a kit containing the needed supplies and instructions with a link to an instructional video.

Art & Folktales Around the Taj Mahal: A Museum Corner Take & Make Program

Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015098
For children in K – 5th grade. Listen to a folktale from India, then create a beautiful painting of the Taj Mahal. This Museum Corner Take-and-Make program will provide you with the supplies needed to create your own beautiful watercolor resist painting. The first 40 registrants will be contacted to arrange a pickup time to get your supplies. Then tune in to mcpl.tv for a storytime and instructional video.

Little Scientists: Farm Animal Day

Friday, April 9 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015099
For children 2 – 5 years old. Join Miss Michelle to discover amazing science facts about cows through the adopt a dairy cow program. Create your own adorable cow craft too using simple materials! Supplies needed for craft: 1 large white paper plate, 1 sheet black construction paper, 1 sheet pink construction paper, 2 wiggly eyes, safety scissors, glue stick, 1 black marker.

Let’s Talk it Out

Monday, April 12 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015078
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.

LEGO Buddies Live!: Spring 2021

Monday, April 12 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015101
For children in 2nd – 5th grade. Share your love for LEGO and make new friends at our virtual meetup! Using LEGO bricks that you have at home, build along or show some of your favorites. The first 10 registrants will receive Zoom link.

Cat Kid Comic Club Book Club

Tuesday, April 13 at 4:15 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015103
For children in 1st – 5th grade. Meet on Zoom to talk about Dav Pilkey’s new series Cat Kid Comic Club!

Let’s Celebrate Money Smart Week!: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015105
For children in 1st – 3rd grade. It’s Money Smart Week! Let’s celebrate with a special take-and-make bag that will help you learn about and save money. The first 20 registrants will be contacted to arrange a curbside pickup to receive a kit containing the needed supplies and instructions with a link to an instructional video.

Books, Balls & Blocks: A Take & Make Program

Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015106
For parents/caregivers with children birth – 5 years old. Do you have a child under the age of 5? Want to check in on how they are growing and learning? Complete a free developmental screen with Help Me Grow – Long Island and then join us to learn how to use the results to help your child reach their milestones. The first 25 registrants will be contacted to pick up a “developmental kit” with information and activities for your young child.

Teen Programs

 

Teen Writers Cafe

Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015081
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!

Green Teens

Tuesday, April 6 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015082
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Discuss environmental issues, work on eco-friendly projects and receive community service credit for participating. Club meetings will be held virtually on Zoom. To join, fill out a virtual application available on the library’s website at https://www.mcplibrary.org/teens/just-for-fun/community-service/

Tape-Resist Tote Bags: A Take & Make Program

Wednesday, April 7 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015084
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Apply the tape-resist paint method to design your own unique tote bag. The first 20 registrants will be contacted to receive a kit containing the needed supplies, then tune into mcpl.tv to view the video instructions. The kit will contain a tote bag, paints, brush, tape, and link to an instructional video.

Advanced Division Battle of the Books

Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015075
For teens in 9th – 12th grade. Join the MCPL team to battle against other Suffolk County libraries in a trivia competition. We’ll all read Cinder by Marissa Meyer and The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. Come to the first meeting for information.

Teen Friday Night: Video Game Mania

Friday, April 9 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015100
For teens in 6th – 12th grade. Join us for some video gaming through zoom, games we will choose from is Animal Crossing, Among Us, or Super Smash Bros.

Tell Us About It Book Club

Tuesday, April 13 at 5:15 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015104
For teens in 6th – 12th 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. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

Adult Programs

 

PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Tuesday, April 6 at 12:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015179
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.

Time Management and Goal Setting for Job Seekers

Tuesday, April 6 at 4:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015219
Learn to manage your time wisely and meet your career goals.

Introduction to Word

Tuesday, April 6 at 6:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015189
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including copy and paste, and save and print.

The Power of Online Reviews

Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015173
Learn about the power of online business reviews and their importance to your business. This program will cover: * Why reviews are important * How to ask for reviews * How to respond to positive and negative reviews * 5 way to generate more reviews * Which platform is ideal for each type of business, whether it is Google, Facebook, and/or Yelp to name a few… * Why it is important to utilize and generate reviews on 3rd party review sites.

Game Night

Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015141
Our monthly game night has gone virtual! Hang out with us on Zoom and play online versions of classic games and newer titles like Jackbox Games. Have a virtual game recommendation? Let us know!

Citizenship Preparation

Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015190
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 Spring 2021

Thursday, April 8 at 11:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015187
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.

Basswood Coasters: A Take and Make Program

Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015191
Create a set of 2 unique Basswood coasters. The first 39 MCPL Adult patrons to register for this program will receive basswood, felt, and resin. The patron will need their own paint or wood stain and glue. A pre-recorded instructional video will be available on April 8th on MCPL.TV

English Class – Intermediate

Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015183
Practice your English skills, including reading comprehension, writing, and conversation skills in this friendly setting.

HIICAP- April-May 2021

Friday, April 9

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015192
Speak with a volunteer counselor to get answers to your questions about Medicare, Medigap, and Medicare Drug Plans, Part D. Fill out the form and you will be contacted by a counselor.

English Conversation Group

Friday, April 9 at 1:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015188
Join us via Zoom to practice your English skills in a friendly setting. Basic knowledge of English is recommended.

Grow Your Own! Seed Starting Workshop: A Take and Grow Program

Saturday, April 10 at 10:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015194
If you agree that “variety is the spice of life,” this is the virtual seed starting class for you! Besides giving you the basics on growing successful vegetable starts, we’ll introduce you to varieties of peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants that you will not typically find in the big box stores and garden centers. The first 39 MCPL Patrons to register will receive starting pots, peat pellets, pepper, tomato, and eggplant seeds. Patrons should have their own grow light.

Mujeres Latinas: connecting through your library!

Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015195
Join us virtually for some friendly conversation about what your library can do for you and your family! At the same time, you will be learning about your community and making new friends! This program will be conducted in Spanish.

The Power of Online Reviews

Monday, April 12 at 9:00 am

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015173
Learn about the power of online business reviews and their importance to your business. This program will cover: * Why reviews are important * How to ask for reviews * How to respond to positive and negative reviews * 5 way to generate more reviews * Which platform is ideal for each type of business, whether it is Google, Facebook, and/or Yelp to name a few… * Why it is important to utilize and generate reviews on 3rd party review sites.

Renovating Kitchens and Bathrooms

Monday, April 12 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015196
Renovations are always more complex than you might expect. Choosing the designer, quality material, and the contractor is the secret to a successful remodel. Professional contractor, Daryll Moore will take you through the steps and answer your questions.

PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Tuesday, April 13 at 12:30 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015179
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.

Applying to College During COVID

Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015198
Join us for a presentation on how to overcome the challenges of searching for a school, picking a major, and applying for college during the pandemic.

Flowers into Paint: The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe

Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm

Program link: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=g1015233
Flowers that burst into color! Join us for an interactive discussion of Georgia O’Keefe’s work. After our discussion, we will design our own beautiful floral paintings that are larger than life. Patrons should have the following supplies to complete the project: real or plastic flower or photo, white paper or canvas, water-based paints, brushes, water, rag or paper towels, palette or wax paper to mix paint, pencil. Patrons should register via Zoom. Open to the public.

 

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.