There's plenty of good programs for every age this week...but really, did you expect anything less? Parents -- if you need to put something in your child/teen's idle hands, pick them up one of our craft kits! And hey...how's everyone's summer reading going?
This week in Staying Stable, get yourself signed up for the free COVID-19 anti-body test happening this week. Then check out the personal-health presentations coming up, and if you're a caregiver for an elder or a person with Alzheimer's/dementia, there's a trove of free and supportive programs in July and August.
In Learning & Leisure, check out the virtual music events hosted by our neighbors at Patchogue-Medford Library. Plus...are you brand-loyal? See if you can match slogans to their brands in this week's trivia!
The keen-eyed among you might've noticed we changed the name last week from "Weekly Round-Up" to "Weekly Update"...but don't worry, we're still us!
With nothing more than a trunk full of props, Jester Jim will have you cracking up in your seat!
Would your child like to get a personalized letter or postcard from one of our children's librarians?Click here for details.
*Only available for kids living in the South Country School District
UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Ticks on Parade Wednesday July 15, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Learn about types of ticks on Long Island, how to protect yourself from ticks and tips for dealing with ticks in the landscape in this presentation by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.
To register, email email@example.com with the subject “Ticks". You'll soon receive a reply confirming registration. A link to access the program via Zoom will be provided 24-hours before it begins.
Jim Cummings teaches the 24 movements of the Beijing Tai Chi form. Learn the fundamental movements as well as theory; improve balance, stability and overall health. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Click here to register.
If you haven't you're missing out on the chance to win our first week's prize -- a $30 Gift Certificate to The Cake Jar Shoppe here in Bellport!
You have until Sunday to log your books and submit your raffles for this prize, so head on over and get started! After this raffle, there will be five more weeks of prizes, but you've got to be in it to win it!
Call us at 631-286-0818 -- we’ll take your name and library card number, discuss what seeds you’d prefer, and arrange a time for you to pick them up. Limit 2 packs per visit.
LI Cares Mobile Food Pantry will be in our parking lot, distributing free groceries to anyone in need, while supplies last.
South Country Li will also be here distributing free face masks. Please be sure to share this valuable service with anyone who may be in need.
In this 3-part series through Zoom, participants will be able to discuss health and community resource-related questions with a group of healthcare professionals and interns from the Stony Brook Medicine Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP) team. Please note: The sessions are informal and not designed to provide a diagnosis or medical advice.
June 27 - Summer Reading, free food for seniors in need, phone connections for seniors feeling isolated, PBS: Using children's books to talk about race & racism, continued credit-free viewing on Kanopy.
June 20 - Curbside printing, Bright by Text (text support for parents), NY Times Hub on Personal Finance during Coronavirus, books on learning to be anti-racist, Summer 2020 on LI affordable virtual activities & take-home kits, Ancestry access extention.
May 9 - NYS contact tracing, FSL support for first responders & essential workers, Red Cross support for families of those who have died from COVID-19, kids scavenger hunt, science experiment, marinas opening.
April 11 - Resume assistance, Sunshine Letter for kids, donating to LI Community Hospital, assistance from Island Harvest and United Way, health insurance, mental health, parenting help, support for veterans, audiobook storytimes, K-12 marine life education from Cornell, virtual Easter egg hunt.