Adult & Research

Despite reopening we are still not having any in-person programs, however we are still offering some great programs virtually! Check them out below, click on the name of the program for  registration/attendance information. 
For recordings of some of our previous programs, check out our YouTube Channel.

Join the Adult Summer Reading Club for chances to win gift certificates to some of your favorite local establishments!

Weekly Trivia Challenge: Join us weekly for a fun trivia challenge! This week’s trivia subject is European History! Enter by Tuesday, July 28 at 9pm using the game pin 06828327.

Absolute Beginner Guitar with Chris Fury: Thursday, July 30 7PM
Have you always wanted to play guitar?  Do you have a guitar that is just sitting there collecting dust?  Well, let’s begin your musical journey.  In this class you will obtain a rock solid foundation to go from absolute beginner to actually playing the guitar.  Join professional guitarist Chris Fury who will coach you through the basics live during this virtual class.  There will be time for questions and answers as well throughout.  So grab your guitars and let’s rock!

Qigong: Friday, July 31 10AM
This ancient, evidence-based Chinese healing art consists of gentle, low impact exercises which provide many benefits including lowered blood pressure, increased bone density, balance and coordination. Instructor Tom Linden is certified by the Center for Taiji Studies.

Yoga: Monday, August 3 6PM
A holistic approach. Begins with standing poses to breathe, steady the mind, and align and flex the body. Introduces seated poses then twists and more. Geared for beginners; more experienced will deepen their practice. Not suitable while pregnant or with medical conditions. To register, email jsalvatore@sctylib.org with the subject “Yoga”.  You’ll soon receive a reply confirming registration.  A link to access the program requested will be provided 24-hours before it begins.

Start Climbing Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy: Thursday, August 6 7pm 
Instructor Sarah Gutmann shares tips and tricks on how to get started building your family tree.  Explore the Ancestry.com database which is free through the library and accessible from home through the month of August. Email jsalvatore@sctylib.org with any questions.

Great Grandma Barrett Was a Shining Woman: Reflections on the Radium Girls and Industrial Disease: Thursday, August 20 7pm
Local historian Erin Becker presents this lecture about radium dial painting on Long Island and in New York City, industrial disease, and this story’s connection to her own family history. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Digital Books and Virtual Bagels: Saturday, August 29 10am
Our next virtual “Books and Bagels” discussion will take place via Zoom on Saturday, August 29 at 10 a.m. when we will discuss The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.  The ebook and e-audiobook are available for download through Hoopla, Libby or you may choose to request a copy through interlibrary loan to pick up at the library.  Let’s enjoy some time together while staying home (bring your own coffee and pastry).  This book is sure to generate some great discussion and we hope you can join us.  To register, please email: jsalvatore@sctylib.org

SMART Recovery Group: An anonymous support group for addiction and addictive behavior recovery that takes place every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm. Meetings teach SMART Recovery® for self-directed change, using scientifically-based tools and skills. Anyone age 18+ with any type of addiction is welcome.

Curbside Pickup: You can request materials through the library catalog and then, when we inform you that they’re ready, you can reserve a time slot for curbside pickup! You can also call us at any time to have materials set aside and schedule your pickup over the phone. Click here for more information.

Print From Home: You can submit print jobs through our website and arrange for contactless curbside pickup of your prints. Click here for more information.

Parking Lot Wi-Fi: The library is pleased to announce that we have expanded our WiFi access throughout the library parking lot. If you or someone you know is in need of internet access, come by anytime. There is no password, just connect to our network and agree to the wireless policy. We expect all users (whether by car, bike or on foot) to follow social distancing protocols at all times or we will be unable to continue the service. If you experience any difficulties, please contact us via email, chat or phone.

Seed Library: We’re excited to share that our Seed Library is still open! You can pick up seeds from the library by calling us us to request 2 seed packets per visit, we’ll set up a day and time for you to come pick them up and we’ll bring them out to your car.

Resume & Cover Letter Assistance: We’re pleased to offer free resume and cover letter assistance during this time! Fill out the form, attach your resume and/or cover letter and our newsletter editor will review it, proofread it and email you with any suggestions for how it can be improved. We know when this pause is over, many will be looking for work and we hope this service will help you land back on your feet!

New Digital Resource: Creativebug: We’re excited to share that you now have access to Creativebug, a collection of thousands of arts and crafts videos! You’ll find videos for fiber crafts such as knitting and crocheting (complete with downloadable pdf instructions), painting, paper crafts, jewelry, kids projects (like galaxy slime and astro origami) and so much more! 

Reading Suggestions for Libby and Hoopla: Our librarians are recommending some fantastic books to read digitally from home while the library is closed. Check them out!

Check out all of our downloadable apps for free e-books, audio-books, shows, movies, music and more!

New Programs
New Seed Library
New Reader's Corner
New Careers