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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.

Weekly Trivia Challenge: Join us weekly for a fun trivia challenge!
4/6-4/8 – 4/6-4/8 – National Library Week – Celebrate national library week with this quiz about Pop Culture Librarians. Game Pin: 03246827
4/13-4/15 – Name that Tune: Country Music – Featuring both classic and new country can you name the title of these popular songs! Game Pin: 06245278

Enrichment Craft: Bird Feeders
Monthly crafts intended for Adults with differing abilities. Please let us know of any allergies or specific accommodations needed. Call or stop by the Reference Desk with your library card to register. While supplies last.  Pick-up begins April 1.

Afternoon Bingo: Thursday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for three rounds of virtual Bingo. Registration closes on March 31st at 2 p.m., at which time a Bingo card and the Zoom link will be emailed to you. To register email: Include South Country library card barcode for a chance to win prizes! 

Comedy Workshop: Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Learn techniques to write and perform your own stand-up comedy from writer and stand-up comedian Pat Shea in this 4-part series. Find your style and learn skills such as pacing your act and comedic timing. You are encouraged to hone 3-6 minutes of comedy to perform during the final session. 

Cooking School Challenge: Tuesdays, April 6 – Jun 8 (No 5/11 mtg) 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Teaching techniques which allow you to cook creatively instead of just following recipes,  The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne will be our textbook. Each week via Zoom we’ll go over the lessons covered, share what we learned and what recipes we have tried and tasted. Copies to keep will be provided to the first 10 South Country Cardholders who register.

Virtual Tai Chi: Thursday, April 8 – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
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. 

Virtual Books & Bagels: Long Island Reads: Saturday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. The first ten South Country cardholders to register will receive a free copy of the book. 

Poetry Workshop: Saturday, April 10 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.
This interactive workshop will fuel your creativity with reflective discussion, a few fun writing prompts, and sharing favorite poems. Be inspired to bring poetic experiences into your life with current, virtual events and resources. Handouts will be emailed beforehand. 

Parenting Your Teen Workshop: Wednesday, April 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
Join Amy Baires, social work intern from Stony Brook University for this discussion of the stresses of parenting teens, including hybrid and remote learning, safety concerns during the Covid pandemic, and the general stresses of parenting your adolescent. Question and answer session included.

Virtual Qigong: Thursday, April 15 – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
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. 

Virtual Chair Yoga: Monday, April 19 – 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Join Kristen Orsini for a rejuvenating hour of chair yoga with breath work for mind/body tension and stress release. 

DIY Natural Beauty: A Take-and-Make Program: Thursday, April 29 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Meghan Sullivan’s virtual presentation reviews the best natural alternatives to problematic cosmetic ingredients. Just in time for a Mother’s Day gift or self-care weekend, Meghan will demonstrate how to make a natural facial scrub and roll-on perfume. Materials provided for the first 20 South Country cardholders who register. 

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!

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