Adult Programs


NSPL cardholders may register in-person, by phone, or online for Adult Programs on March 1 unless otherwise noted. For programs with fees, in-person registration is required. Nonresidents may register beginning March 5, space permitting.
NSPL cardholders may register in-person, by phone, or online for Adult Programs on April 1 unless otherwise noted. For programs with fees, in-person registration is required. Non-residents may register beginning April 5, space permitting.

Please see our "Senior Corner" and
our "Language Learning Corner" pages for monthly events!

March/April Movies

No registration

The Girl on the Train
Wednesday, March 8, 2:00 and 6:30 PM
Rachel is unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce. She fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking that unravels her and entangles her in an unfolding mystery. Stars Emily Blunt. 112 minutes Rated R.

Hacksaw Ridge
Wednesday, March 22, 2:00 and 6:30 PM
Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. 139 minutes Rated R.

Wednesday, April 5 2:00 and 6:30 PM
A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Stars Natalie Portman. 99 minutes Rated R.

Wednesday, April 19 2:00 and 6:30 PM
A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. 120 minutes Rated PG-13.

Ongoing Programs

No registration necessary; all are welcome!

Knittin’ Time
Saturdays, March 4 & April 8 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Creative Writing Group
Saturdays, March 11 & April 8 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Crochet Workshop
Thursday, March 30 & April 27 6:30 – 8:30 PM


Registration Required Unless Otherwise Noted

Special Event!

Celebrating Woman's History Month

No registration needed, open to all!
Abigail Adams, America's First Modern Woman
Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 PM
George Baker, renowned reenacter, will portray president John Adams and will talk with admiration and affection about his wife Abigail Adams, "the First Modern American Woman" and how she defied the sexist conventions of her time all while raising their son, John Quincy Adams, the 6th president.

Fly Girls . . . WASP
Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
Bruce Kagan presents: "The Fly Girls", a program about the first Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) of WWII. More than 1,000 women were trained, with more than 30 giving their lives. Learn all about these women, along with the role Long Island’s aircraft manufacturing plants had on winning the war.

Registration for these following programs begins Tuesday, February 21 for all.

Spring Yoga
Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Non-refundable fee of $18. This workshop includes Vinyasa Yoga flows, pranayama, and yogic philosophy. Some yoga experience required. Please bring your mat.

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Whether you need to brush up on your skills or are looking for a group of fellow Mah Jongg lovers, this program is ideal!

Pilates Yoga
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 31, April 7 6:30 – 7:30 PM (no class March 24)
Non-refundable fee of $18. Pilates offers a unique method of body control and conditioning while improving flexibility, balance, and overall well-being.

A Taste of Ireland
Saturday, March 4, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Non-refundable fee of $3. Make a delicious molasses raisin bread for St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone will go home with a full loaf ready to bake. You must bring the following: 7x4 loaf pan, medium bowl, and a mixing spoon.

Book Sales
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday, March 26, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday, April 4,10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Windows 10
Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This class provides an understanding of the brand new version of Windows. Learn to install your free copy, and how to use the desktop, start menu, help, search, and much more. Prerequistites: Computer Kindergarten, 1st Grade or equivalent.

Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Non-refundable fee of $18. Ditch the workout and join the party!

Transition with Ease from Winter to Spring with Ayurveda
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Kim Williams shares simple ways to cleanse (without fasting!), shed winter weight & shift your diet to one that is cleaner and greener.

Intermediate Canasta
Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28, 6:45 – 8:45 PM
Sharpen your skills on the amazing game of Canasta, learning strategy and different types of hands that you can play.

Fun Techniques with Painting and Drawing
Saturdays, March 18, 25, & April 1 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
“Loosen up” the artist within! This class will focus on fun exercises like “subtractive drawing” and drawing from your imagination! Materials list is on program flyer and online.

Intro to Android
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learn how to access the Internet and your email, understand settings, use apps, and discover many other tips and tricks. Bring your device or just come and listen.

New York State Defensive Driving
Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 5:30 – 8:30 PM (2 nights) OR
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM (1 day)

A $30 check or money order made payable to The Clausen Agency will be collected at in-person at registration. No cash will be accepted.

Technology Clinic
Tuesday, March 21 & April 18 6:00 OR 7:00 PM
Teen volunteers will provide instructions on the use of a variety of technologies. Reserve your 1-hour session and let us know what assistance you require. You must bring your own devices for instruction. Register for the March clinic on 3/1, April clinic on 4/1.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain: A New Approach
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
You will learn the causes of this syndrome to help better understand why people suffer from symptoms such as chronic muscular pain, fatigue, and depression. Non-drug solutions including diet and nutrition will be discussed.

Spring Daffodils
Tuesday, March 28 OR
Thursday, March 30
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Non-refundable fee of $3. Join artist Laura Goetz and create a cheerful bouquet of daffodil flowers using water based paints. Beginners are welcome. All supplies included. Registration for ONE class only.

Crochet Shell Stitch Pattern Class
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
This class will teach standard crochet stitches to create many different patterns, focusing on the "shell" stitch. Standard crochet knowledge required.

April Programs

Registration Required Unless Otherwise Noted

Registration for these following programs begins Monday, March 27 for NSPL Cardholders. Non-residents may register (space permitting) Friday, March 31.

Online Job Search and Resume Writing Techniques
Saturday, April 1, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learn how to develop and create a powerful resume, find and use online job search websites, and formulate a job search process that will work for you. You must have Internet skills and an email address.

Flow Yoga
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Non-refundable fee of $18: This is a gentle style yoga. Stretching, strengthening, and deep breathing techniques will be shared.

Coin & Stamp Appraisal
Tuesday, April 4, 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Call to make an appointment. Join coin and stamp appraiser Frank McAlonan to find if that rare or unique coin or stamp is worth something!

Gentle Yoga, Breath, & Meditation
Tuesday, April 4, 4:00 – 5:15 PM
This class will consist of very gentle yoga movement, breath practice, and meditation. Open to all regardless of age or experience. Chairs are available or bring your mat. Dress comfortably.

Have Fun With Watercolors
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Non-refundable fee of $5. Watercolor artist, Victoria Beckert, will guide you in a relaxing evening of watercolor painting for all skill levels. Learn different techniques, such as mixing paints and using brushes. Everyone will create a finished work of art.

Cooking with Block Island Seafood Company
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Non-refundable fee of $3. Come join Craig Geraghty as he entertains and cooks minestrone soup with chicken meatballs and steamed salmon topped with green goddess sauce.

T'ai Chi Mornings
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, & May 3, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Non-refundable fee of $20. Wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers or flat shoes. T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese art that can improve your circulation and help to maintain a healthy nervous system, as well as helping to keep your body flexible, muscles toned, and mind alert.

Bus to New York City
Saturday, April 8
Non-refundable fee of $25. Do As You Please bus trip leaves NSPL parking lot at 9:30 AM, and leaves NYC 42nd St at 6:00 PM. Tickets available to all beginning Monday March 27 at the Circulation Desk. Next trips will be Saturdays, May 13 & June 17.

Classical Harpist
Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Katharine Saxton will perform classical music, as well as her own arrangements of modern tunes. She will perform on the main floor of the library.

Hiking Long Island
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Join naturalist, photographer, and author Lee McAllister to learn of the many hiking opportunities right in your backyard.

Cool Apps for Android
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learn to find and use apps that will make you more productive on your Android device. Bring a device or just come and listen.

Abraham Lincoln: Our Greatest President
Sunday, April 9, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Join historian Martin H. Levinson in discussing Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as our greatest president who prevented the nation from splitting apart during the Civil War, America’s bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Into the Garden: Seed Exchange
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Bring seeds collected from your garden or extra seeds from packets. Bring baggies to take home seeds.

AARP Driver Safety - Two-Day Class
Tuesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 20 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (2-Day)
A representative from AARP will collect the fee of $20 for AARP members or $25 for non- AARP members at the first session. Payable only by check or money order made out to AARP.

Humans Living on Mars, The Next Frontier
Friday, April 21, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
This workshop explores how the idea of humans living on Mars is no longer sience fiction, but a soon-tobe- reality.

Crochet Ripple Stitch Pattern Class
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Expand your knowledge of crochet by utilizing standard stitches to create many different patterns, focusing on the “ripple” stitch. Standard crochet knowledge required.

Garden Getaways
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Did you know that there are over 35 beautiful public gardens in the immediate New York area to visit, with more than 10 of them right here on Long Island? Learn about the garden locations, descriptions, and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Prizes will be awarded!

Celebration of Poetry
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
No registration necessary. In honor of National Poetry Month, Anne Kelly- Edmunds invites you to share your favorite poems. Everyone is invited to read or listen to beautiful poetry. If you are interested in reading, please bring up to three of your own poems or those of a poet you admire.

The Metropolitan Opera
The North Shore Public Library reserved tickets for 3 Metropolitan Operas at group sales.
Friday, March 17: Idomeneo, by Mozart. James Levine conducting.
Thursday, April 13: Der Rosenkavalier, by R. Strauss. Sebastian Weigle conducting, Renee Fleming soprano.
Thursday, May 4: The Flying Dutchman, by R. Wagner.
Transportation is from the library parking lot depending on the opera starting time. Cost depends on seat selection, please see Opera page for more information.


Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 PM
"Civil Disobedience" was originally one of Thoreau’s lectures, given after he spent a night in jail for protesting against slavery and the Mexican War. Please join us as we discuss this powerful essay as Thoreau emphasizes the need to prioritize one’s conscience over the dictates of laws, and argues that government rarely proves itself useful.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Thursday, April 6 at 2:00 PM
Orwell’s grim satire against totalitarian government was first published in 1949, when 1984 was well into the future. Depicting the main character’s futile battle to survive in a system that he had helped to create, the author intended the book to be a warning about the dangers of conformity, mental coercion and verbal deception.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
Evidence of Things Unseen, by Marianne Wiggins
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 PM
Acclaimed author Wiggins has written a magical love story, a poetic novel of America between the two World Wars at the brink of the Atomic Age. Hypnotic and powerful, it portrays how the years ahead hold promise for Fos and Opal, but the “evidence of things unseen” change their trust in a safe future as their lives spin out of control.

ONE ISLAND - ONE BOOK: “LONG ISLAND READS” BOOK DISCUSSION Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM
NSPL joins other Long Island libraries in offering Dead Wake, this year’s Long Island Reads Book, as our April discussion title. Long Island native Larson has written a riveting account of the attack and sinking of the Lusitania. The largest and fastest ocean liner of its time which set sail from New York to Liverpool on May 1, 1915, as World War I entered its tenth month, it carried a record number of infants and children among its passengers. Please join us during National Library Week for this discussion.


A premier database containing millions of US and Canadian businesses and residences, job postings and healthcare professionals. This database is great for conducting job searches, tracking down addresses and phone numbers, locating companies and physicians, and much more. You can access ReferenceUSA from the library’s computers or from home. Just click on the "Online Research" link on the left side of our homepage or use the link above.

Wednesday evenings, March 15 & April 12 6:00 – 9:00 PM
A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be here to provide individual counseling to those who are starting up a new business or who need help with an existing business. Visit the SCORE website at to schedule an appointment.

Need assistance with your e-reader?
Monday & Wednesday evenings: 5 – 8 PM
Saturdays, March 11 & April 22 &
Sundays, March 19, 26 & April 9, 30, 1 – 5 PM

This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.


The Reference Department has 4 iPads for use in the library, each preloaded with several applications to help you conduct your research. Please come to the Reference Desk to ask for an iPad. NOTE: You must be over 18 years of age with a valid NSPL Library Card and driver's license to use an iPad. The librarian will hold your license and card while you are using the iPad.

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