Virtual Online Programs

June 2020

The Commack Public Library is proud to offer virtual online programs for adults, young adults and children. These programs can be accessed via Zoom or Facebook Live. Please read the instructions for each section on how to connect to the various programs. Please check this page often, as it will be updated on a regular basis.

2020 Summer Reading Clubs

Imagine Your Story!
2020 Virtual Summer Reading Club
Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 7

Visit our website at www.commackpubliclibrary.org starting on Monday, June 22nd to sign up for our virtual summer reading club. Using an easy Google Form, babies - entering kindergarten will fill out a reading log, and children and teens entering grades 1st - 12th will report on a BINGO card. Everybody will earn prizes and raffle tickets for reporting. Please visit our website for more information.

Imagine Your Story: The Virtual Adult Summer Reading Club
June 22nd - August 7th
End-of-Club Author Talk: August 15th, 2:00 p.m.

We are proud to debut our Virtual Adult Summer Reading Club. Unlike past years, this time the entire club will be done online! We have created a Google Form that you can use to sign up and report on any books that you've been reading. The rules are simple - report on 5 books and get a prize. If you fill out a BINGO card with your reviews, you will also get entered into our grand prize drawing at the end of the club. Each additional 5 books reported on will get you another chance to win in the drawing.

We are also VERY excited to announce that everyone who joins automatically gets registered for our end-of-club virtual Zoom talk with NY Times Bestselling Author and pop-culture expert Jennifer Keishin Armstrong ("Seinfeldia", "Sex and the City and Us"). She has written for Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, and Billboard, and has appeared on Inside Edition and Morning Joe. She will be discussing the history of the sitcom and will be taking your questions for this Must-See program! For more information, email brian.bonelli@commackpubliclibrary.org


Adult Programs

Although registration is not necessary to attend a Facebook Live event, you must have a Facebook account to access the event. To attend an event go to our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook button at the top left of our website or search for Commack Public Library in the search bar on Facebook. Click on events at the left of the page, and then click "interested" or "going" under the event you would like to attend. You should receive a notification via Facebook when the program goes live or simply go on our Facebook page at the specified time of the performance. You will be able to comment or ask questions during the live presentation. A recording of the performance will also remain on our Facebook page for viewing at a later time. Please like our Facebook page to receive notifications of upcoming events and additional information!

To attend a Zoom class please email programs@commackpubliclibrary.org with the name of the program in the subject line. Please include your name in the body of the email. You will be sent a secure link and password for the program the day before the first class. If you have never used Zoom before you will be asked to download the software at the time of the program or you can create your own account beforehand at www.zoom.us or download the Zoom app to your mobile device.

Tennessee Walt's
A Distant Country III

(Facebook Live)
Saturday, June 6th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Commack Public Library is cohosting with several Long Island libraries this fun live music event of classic country (songs associated with Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Snow, and Kitty Wells, along with a few Walt originals)-plus audience requests and interesting anecdotes about the songs and the artists who created them. The usual Tennessee Walt experience, in short. Click on the link at the time of the performance and you will be directed to the show: facebook.com/TennesseeWalt

Medicare Counseling via Telephone
Wednesdays, July 1st and August 5th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Speak with a Suffolk Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC. Please call the Library at 631-499-0888 to schedule your phone appointment, or email:

programs@commackpubliclibrary.org.


Organic Vegetable Gardens
(Zoom)
Wednesday, June 10th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to grow food in your backyard! This session, led by Roxanne Zimmer, Community Horticulturist of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, covers the 5 keys to a successful vegetable garden: location, soil preparation, plan, planting choices and good maintenance. No green thumb needed to get started. To register, please email:

programs@commackpubliclibrary.org

with the name of the program in the subject line. Please include your name in the body of the email. You will be sent a secure link and password for the Zoom Program the day before.

Balance, Stability and Core Training
(Zoom)
Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
beginning June 12th

Improving balance and coordination can help reduce the risk of falls and injuries. In this course taught by personal trainer Jodi Dlugos, you will learn how to strengthen the body's core muscles which affect balance, improving your ability to stay safe and independent. To register, please email:

programs@commackpubliclibrary.org

with the name of the program in the subject line. Please include your name in the body of the email. You will be sent a secure link and password for the Zoom Program the day before.


Cooking with Chef Robert Dell'Amore: Poblano Pepper Ginger Chicken Burrito
(Facebook Live)
Saturday, June 13th, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Chef Robert Dell'Amore will demonstrate a delicious variation of the Mexican staple. The poblano pepper brings sweetness and a little heat. Ginger brings huge flavor and health benefits.


Country Line Dancing
(Zoom)
Thursdays, June 18th, 25th,
July 2nd and 9th
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Kick up your heels for some fun country line dancing with Natalie Boyle. A great way to have fun, socialize, exercise and meet new friends. Learn popular choreographed dances to the hottest country songs. Basic steps and terminology will be shared. All levels welcome! To register, please email:

programs@commackpubliclibrary.org

with the name of the program in the subject line. Please include your name in the body of the email. You will be sent a secure link and password for the Zoom Program the day before.


Concert: Celebrate the Fourth
with Nina Et cetera

(Facebook Live)
Sunday, July 5th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Get in the spirit of our great country's birthday celebration by connecting with its musical roots in this live performance. The talented duo Nina Et cetera will present the cream of the crop of a.m.erican Song. Hear the music of Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and many others. You'll tap your toes and hear anecdotes of the songs and singers.


Young Adult Programs


To register for the following Young Adult Programs, please e-mail the Children's Department at ckys0888@gmail.com. In the subject of the email, put the title of the program with the names and ages of the child(ren) attending, You will be sent a secure link and password for the Zoom Program the day before.

6th - 12 Grade

Battle of the Books: Trivia Informational Meeting
Tuesday, June 2 or Friday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.

Libraries in the Town of Huntington are putting on a virtual battle this summer! Join our team, read some books, and face off against other libraries answering trivia questions!

Teen Hangout Night
Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.

Grab your friends and join Ms. Lembo on Zoom.

Alternatives to College
Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 p.m.

Join Project Excel to learn about different educational opportunities after high school.


Nintendo Switch Night
Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:00 p.m.

Play Switch games with your friends and Ms. Lembo. Include the games you're interested in when you register!

Teens and Covid-19: Town Hall
Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.

Join Legislator Spencer and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson to learn how to stay safe and act responsibly in public places and social situations. Teens and their parents will have the opportunity to ask important questions and express concerns regarding Covid-19.


Children's Programs


To register for the following programs, please e-mail the Children's Department at ckys0888@gmail.com. In the subject of the email, put the title of the program with the names and ages of the child(ren) attending, You will be sent a secure link and password for the Zoom Program the day before.

All Ages/Families

Monday Morning Facebook Storytime With Ms. Kelleher
No Registration Required
Mondays, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 & June 29, Posted at 10 a.m.

Tune into Facebook for a story and song time with Mrs. Kelleher.

Tail Wagging Tales with Certified Therapy Dog, Cutch
Tuesdays, June 2, June 16, June 23 & June 30, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Registration limited to 6 children, please register for a 5 minute time slot.

Read a book, tell a story or ask any questions to golden retriever Cutch and his handler Susan Semple.

Summer Reading Club Kick Off: The Jester Jim Show!
Friday, June 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

With nothing more than a trunk full of props and his orange t-shirt Jester Jim puts on a juggling and beatbox show that will have you falling off your seat with laughter!

3 months - Pre-K

Jump For Joy
Tuesdays, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 & June 30, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Joy for a morning of music, dancing and fun!

18 - months - Pre-K

Get Up & Go Storytime
Wednesdays, June 3, June 10, June 17 & June 24, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Join Mrs. Browning for stories, songs, dancing and fun!

18 months - 5 years

Storytime At Home with Ms. Regina
Thursdays, June 4, June 11, June 18 & June 25, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Join Ms. Regina for a different themed storytime each week complete with dancing, movement and stories!

Tots Day In - Lacing & Stacking Fun
Fridays, June 5 & June 19, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Join A Time for Kids, Inc. for a fun fine motor skill lacing and stacking program with music, and movement and stories too.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Virtual Lego Club
Wednesday, June 3, June 10, June 17 & June 24, 4:00 p.m.

Grab your LEGOs and join Ms. Michelle to show off what you've been working on, your favorite set, or just build together!

Virtual STEM Lab Club
Friday, June 5, 4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9, 4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Monday, June 15, 4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Thursday, June 25, 4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Monday, June 29, 4:00 - 4:20 p.m.

Join the Club! Every time we meet, you will conduct a cool science experiment or activity with ordinary household items. Are you up for the challenge?




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