August 12, 2021
We have a jammed-packed episode for you this week!
National Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, Aug. 14th. Come down to the library to grab yours. Sara has some interesting Comic Book trivia...
Nicole is here with wrap-up of the Olympics plus a list of some interesting "firsts."
Jim Ward gives us the lowdown on what to expect at next week's first MCPL Music Under the Stars featuring the country band Southbound. The concert takes place in the parking lot on Tuesday, Aug. 17th at 7pm. (Doors open at 5:30p) Come down early for line dancing instruction at 6pm!
August 5, 2021
The 20th Annual NY Asian Film Festival starts this weekend, and if you can't make it to the city, how about creating your very own at home with a great selection of movies we have here at the library in our Foreign Film DVD collection! Sara can get you started with a few of her favorites.
Plus it's the beginning of the month and Nicole is thrilled to once again use her absolute favorite website, Book Riot, to clue us in on our Book Horoscopes for August. Want to check yours out? Click here.
July 29, 2021
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. We are pleased to have our colleague and Coordinator of Outreach Services Deborah Hempe here to chat with us about this year's event taking place on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Centereach Pool.
The local NNO event is a partnership between the 6th Precinct of the SCPD, Councilman Kevin LaValle at the Town of Brookhaven, and MCPL.
While not required, registration for the event is highly recommended. Visit http://brookhavenny.gov/nno to RSVP.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Councilman LaValle's office at 631-451-6647.
July 8, 2021
Where else can you hear about new DVD releases at the library plus interesting info on composting?
Sara has an update on new DVD releases this month. If you'd like to view the current list, click here.
Nicole has started a new project at the library: a worm composting bin. While it's currently in the beginning stages out of view, it will soon be available to see at our Nature Explorium.
If you'd like to start your own Indoor Worm Composting Bin, check this out.
Here is interesting information from Cornell on composting: Worm Composting Basics.
There are also great books to be seen here.
Want to get hyper-local weather info? Check out the library's weather station page here, or our Twitter feed here.
June 17, 2021
The 2021 MCPL Summer Reading Club starts next week! We are happy to have Jessica, Michelle, Amber and Alex join us to talk about what to expect for this year's club throughout the library.
Get all the details as well access Beanstack to sign up for this year's event here: https://www.mcplibrary.org/summer-reading-club/
June 10, 2021
Summer is upon us and so are opportunities to cool down in either a pool or at the beach. Nicole has some information on water safety along with sobering facts.
Here are some resources to check out before diving in:
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Red Cross Water Safety
Watersports Safety and First Aid reserve it here
Make my World Safe - Around Water reserve it here
PLUS: Sara has a new coming soon DVD list to share...it's not all that bad!