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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!
10/19-10/22 – Comic Strip Trivia – Test your knowledge of these classic newspaper comic strips in honor of Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day: Game Pin: 03856203
10/27 – 10/29 – Horror Movies – Test your knowledge of horror in cinema with questions about classic and modern horror: Game Pin: 06686068 

Outdoor Qigong at The Post Morrow Foundation: Fridays, October 30 10AM
Join us at the Post Morrow Foundation (16 Bay Road, Brookhaven) for in-person Qigong. This ancient, Chinese healing art consists of low-impact exercises which evidence shows to lower blood pressure, increase bone density, and improve balance. Instructor Tom Linden is certified by the Center for Taiji Studies.
No class fee. A signed 2020 exercise waiver must be on file. To register, visit the reference desk to sign a waiver or call to confirm we have yours (631-286-0818 ext. 1). Please arrive wearing a mask and maintain social distance. No bathroom access — plan accordingly. Rain will cancel; no rain-date.

Peconic Bay Scallops: Yesterday & Today: Thursday, October 22 7pm
Local historian Erin Becker presents a history of the Peconic Bay scallop industry, explaining the place of the scallop in New York City/Long Island cultural heritage and cuisine.  Last year, the scallop crop suffered a catastrophic failure and the season opened in November to find that 90% of the scallops had died.  How does knowing the history of this industry tell us about where it stands today?

Virtual Family Trivia Night: Friday, October 23 7pm
Register your family as a team (one registration per team) and join us via Zoom to play four rounds of family-fun trivia!  Be sure to have a dry-erase board or full size paper pad and marker to hold up your answers to each question.  *South Country Cardholders may win prizes*

Virtual Books & Bagels: Little Bee by Chris Cleave: Saturday, October 24 10am
This title is readily available in Print, Large Print or Book on CD through interlibrary loan.  Reserve a copy and when you get the call that your book is ready for pickup, you may come in or schedule curbside pickup.  To register for the Zoom discussion and for any assistance, please email

A Family Take & Make: Gingerbread Houses: Registration 10/20-11/30, Pickup 12/10-12/12
Limit of one Gingerbread House per Adult South Country Library Card. Plan a family fun night decorating a gingerbread house for the holidays at home!  These bakery-fresh gingerbread houses are approximately 4.5” by 5” by 7.25” high, come pre-assembled from Fanny Cakes bakery and sit on a 10” round board which can be decorated as well. They come packaged in a large ‘basket type’ cello bag with royal icing to attach the candy provided.

Intro to Google Apps & Docs for Your Computer: Tuesday, October 27 7pm
Learn how to create a Google account and learn how to use Google Drive, Calendar, Maps, Docs and Sheets. Bring your questions. Level: intermediate and advanced computer users.

Finding Your 300 Year Old Grandma Using 21st Century Technology: Thursday, November 5 7pm
Learn about different free and subscription genealogy websites.  Discover what they offer and how to get the most out of a variety of online resources including Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage and many others.

Virtual Qigong: Thursday, November 12 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.

How to Buy Technology: Thursday, November 12 7pm
Laptops, iPads, smart phones, smart watches, printers, tablets–learn what to consider before buying, what goes into an informed purchase and how to find evaluations and shop for bargains online

Virtual Chair Yoga: Monday, November 16 10am
Join Kristen Orsini for a rejuvenating hour of chair yoga with breath work for mind/body tension and stress release.

Thriving! Not Just Surviving the Holidays: Thursday, November 19 7pm
Learn top tips for avoiding overeating and over-stressing this holiday season. You’ll walk away with a game plan for eating healthier, avoiding triggers that bring that stress, engaging in self-care and reintroducing magic back into the holidays. You’ll also take home a handout of healthy holiday recipes you can feel good about enjoying.  Lisa Zimmerman of Evolve Wellness Health Coaching presents.

Virtual Books & Bagels: The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje: Saturday, November 21 10am
Pool collection copies will be available for pickup at the Reference Desk beginning 10/24. Come to reference for a copy or call to schedule curbside pickup.  To register for the Zoom discussion, request a Large Print copy, or for any assistance, please email

Making the Most Out of Your Ancestry DNA Results: Thursday, December 3 7pm
DNA test results offer so much more than just finding out your ethnicity percentage.  Gain a greater understanding of how you inherit your DNA and the difference between genetic family tree vs your genealogical family tree,  Find out how to analyze DNA matches and explore the benefits of ThruLines.  

Virtual Chair Yoga: Monday December 14 10am
Join Kristen Orsini for a rejuvenating hour of chair yoga with breath work for mind/body tension and stress release.

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