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08/13/18 9:46am
08/13/2018 9:46 AM

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a special presentation of the film “Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam” — a documentary that takes a deeper look into the letters that were sent from battle during the Vietnam War, from numerous U.S. soldiers to friends and loved ones who were waiting back home for their safe return. READ

08/13/18 6:00am

Charlie Lincoln stood between his parents as they each grasped the giant, gold scissors. Together, they cut the pink ribbon tied across the entrance to Claire’s Corner to mark the official opening of the new toddler section at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. READ

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07/26/16 6:00am
07/26/2016 6:00 AM

Alexander Boyd 072516

The Olympics have arrived. Not in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but in little Mattituck.

With the real Olympic Games to start on Aug. 5, an early burst of Olympic fever was experienced Monday at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. The library staged its first Rio Crazy Olympics for youngsters who have completed kindergarten, grades 1 and 2.

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08/05/15 5:00pm
08/05/2015 5:00 PM


The recent release of Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” has piqued the interest of library patrons across Suffolk County — where every copy of the book has been checked out and over 700 people are on waiting lists.


03/27/15 8:00am
03/27/2015 8:00 AM
Mattituck library director Kay Zegel. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Mattituck library director Kay Zegel is retiring at the end of April. (Credit: Rachel Young)

For the past 24 years, Mattituck-Laurel Library director Kay Zegel has been guided by the philosophy that the institution first and foremost belongs to the community. She and her staff are merely its keepers.

“Libraries have a reputation for holding things close and making people jump through hurdles to get stuff, which seems crazy,” said Ms. Zegel, 63, who is retiring at the end of April and moving to Belfast, Maine, with her husband, Dan Faraone.  (more…)