Mastics-Moriches-Shirley community library weekly newsletter


June 1, 2021


We currently have Fowler’s Toad Tadpoles and Green Frog Tadpoles in the Kids Department. Be sure to watch them grow at every step.


For 2-5 year olds with their adult. Brothers and sisters welcome.

Come and discover the new “Forest School” trend with your little ones thanks to this all-weather program.

Pop Up Story Walk @ Southaven Park
Friday June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

For birth-5 years with their adult.

At the start of the trail there will be the start of a children’s story, with pages posted along the way and the end at the end of your walk.

Sandcastles @ Smith Point Beach
Wednesday June 9 5.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

For families.

Meet the library staff at our local beach for a fun sand castle with your family! You bring the blanket and we’ll bring the sandcastle supplies.

Family Health & Fitness Day @ Shirley Beach
Saturday June 12 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For families with children of grade 6 and under.

Discover the first benefits of health and fitness, while having fun on the playground with your family.

Strawberry picking @ Glover Farms
Saturday June 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR
Wednesday June 16, 4-5 p.m.

For families with at least one child aged 7.

Join us for ‘pick your own strawberries’ at the beautiful Glover Farm! Each registered child will be able to pick a free liter of strawberries with their family.


Paint your own monster

Create your own monster art scene with the provided canvas and paint! Registration begins on 6/7. Grades K-6. While stocks last.


Visit the children’s department or call 631-399-1511 ext. 262 for your DIY kit. No registration required. While stocks last.



Jackbox Games
Tuesday June 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Play these hysterical games at the library or from home with the staff at TSD! Zoom Meeting ID: 861 6844 1338

Art club
Wednesday June 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come down to the Teen department to work on your art projects with the art cart, while chatting with your friends.

Illustrator workshop
Friday June 4, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Draw, paint, sketch and explore art with Mr. Casper and other artists from the library. register here or call 631-399-1511 ext. 365.

Friday June 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For teens in grades 6 to 12, the library is open on Friday evenings just for you! Register now now to play video games or use computers after hours.

Outdoor Movie – Spider-Man: Far From Home
Friday June 25, 7:30 p.m.

Watch Spiderman: Far From Home in the Library Parking Lot! Please bring something to sit on. The film will start at 8 p.m. Register today by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 365.


Escape from the island! Digital escape room

Your plane lands on Harvey’s Island and you talk to Harvey. He tells you that he has set up an escape room that you can participate in. He explains the rules to you and locks you up! You hear all the locks click and walk to the door and count a total of 6 locks. Participate here throughout the month of May.


Nose in a book boxes are now available for free with your library card! Each month will have a different book with other goodies. The title for June is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. register here or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 365.



Long Island: parks with stories to tell
Monday June 7 at 7 p.m. Going through Facebook

Get ready to explore Long Island this summer with the Savvy Sightseer on a virtual tour, which will highlight five different parks, from Queens to Montauk.

Beginner Guitar and Ukelele
Tuesdays June 8, 15, 22, 29 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. via Facebook Live

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are most commonly seen on the beaches of Fire Island during the full and new moons of May and June? Learn more about this ancient species that roamed the world’s oceans for over 300 million years. register here or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240. For adults and families. Open to everyone.

All about horseshoe crabs
Wednesday June 9 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are most commonly seen on the beaches of Fire Island during the full and new moons of May and June? Learn more about this ancient species that roamed the world’s oceans for over 300 million years. register here or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240. For adults and families. Open to everyone.

Better for your lemon bars
Tuesday June 8 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Facebook Live

Learn how to make these gluten-free lemon bars with Jessica, the Healthy Homestead hostess.

Dealing with grief and loss
Tuesday June 8 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom

This workshop explores ways for us to learn more about the grieving process and the feeling of loss. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or one linked to the pandemic, such as a job, financial security and social connections, you will learn how to develop strategies for caring for yourself and others. in these difficult times. register here or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 240. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Family Health and Wellness Educators. Open to everyone.

Tuesday June 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

register here to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, the story of a handsome hermit, surviving for years in a North Carolina swamp, who is viewed with suspicion in the wake of tragedy and becomes the target of forces unthinkable.

Copies of Where the Crawdads Sing are available from reception for a limited time. Digital copies are available at Libby and Overdrive.


Advice on options
Thursdays June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Do you need help going back to school, finding a job, or managing your general well-being? If so, the HCBS / CORE Options program can help you with one-on-one service to help you achieve your personal life goals. The Options service is open to Medicaid beneficiaries who are enrolled in the Health and Recovery Plan (HARP). Meet with our representative to see if you qualify. For more information, call 631-399-1511 ext. 242. Open to all.


Saturday June 5 from 9.45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is the compulsory course for people who want to schedule their driving test. register here or by calling 631-399-1511 ext. 215. Must be 18 years of age or older with a NYS Learner’s Permit. Course fees: $ 50, payable in cash.


The Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works with the MMSCL Literacy Department to support literacy efforts in our community. We offer courses, scholarships, book giveaways and more. By connecting your Amazon account to our Amazon Smile profile, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to us at no additional cost to you. Support the CFLP and start shopping with Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support!


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Lockers are available 24/7. Request articles online or by calling 631-399-1511 and be sure to choose the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library lockers as your pickup location.

The sidewalk can be scheduled when we call or email you to let you know your items are ready.

This press release was produced by Mastics-Moriches-Shirley community library. The opinions expressed are those of the author.


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