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North Shore Publich Library

Adult Programs

For the health and safety of the community from the recent surge of the highly contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus, the Library will be enforcing that masks be worn by everyone age 2 and older. This action is in accordance with CDC guidelines and recommendations from the NYS Governor.

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  • We have scheduled some virtual programs that will be presented with the ZOOM platform. Please use this link to download Zoom: https://zoom.us/signup.


Art By Marlene Bezich - Harry The Dog painting

Art Exhibit: “Explorations” by Marlene E. Bezich

Working in various mediums provides Marlene with the ability to render any subject in its own individual light, telling a story through color and composition. This exhibit is an artistic journey of her work through the years.  She exhibits throughout Long Island and teaches in area art councils. Over the years she has sharpened her artistic sense to get to the “soul” of her subject.

Display Case: Works by Barbara Colpas



teddy bears reading a bookBook Discussions

For a listing of some upcoming virtual book discussions, please click the image to the left or the below link!



chalkboard with hello written in different languages with a girl on a laptop smilingLanguage Learning Classes

For a listing of upcoming Language Learning Classes, please click the image or the below link.

 


front entrance of the North Shore Public LibraryVirtual Concerts & Special Events

For a listing of past, current, and future virtual concerts and their links to view them, please click the image or this link below!



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Below you will find a listing of programs through February along with their registration dates.


January Virtual Programs

Sit and Sew 

Thursday, January 20, 5:30 PM   **Cancelled**

  • This class will resume in the Spring.

History & Horticulture: France

Thursday, January 20, 7:00 PM

Which of Marie Antoinette’s trees are still standing? Why did Monet’s neighbors report him to the police? Two of France’s most beloved gardens, the gardens of Versailles and Monet’s Garden at Giverny, each took 40 years to complete, but the similarities stop there. Join garden writer Jessica Damiano on a virtual tour of each and learn about their storied pasts and botanical presents.


Fold Into the New Year – Origami Project Take & Make

Create something beautiful by joining NSPL’s Community Origami Project. From December 20 to February 28, we will have Origami Make and Take kits and Origami stations in the Library where you can make origami to donate for display as well as keep a few for yourself. Origami donated to the Library for display will be available to view by the end of February. Origami stations will be around the Library beginning Monday, January 3. Click the below projects to register!


Sketch, Draw and Paint on your iPad

Saturday, January 22, 10:30 AM

Learn all about drawing on your iPad for anyone who wants to be creative, regardless of skill level- Students will learn to draw sketches using fun brushes and tools, use layers to build their sketches, and back up and sync their drawings. Students must bring an apple pen.


The Dogs of Chernobyl, 35 Years Later – A Story of Hope and Resilience

Saturday, January 22, 2:00 PM

Stephen Quandt participated in a spay/neuter and research campaign for the dogs that were descended from the pets left behind after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.  With heart, humor and light heartedness Stephen tells of his experience working with dogs and the people who remain at the Chernobyl site. “For those who ever wonder about how disasters affect animals in the long run, or if you just love dogs, this one is for you.”

“The story sneaks up on you in ways that catches one off guard and by the end, in a quiet forest, you arrive at a place of hope and even redemption.”


Virtual Senior Stretch – January

Mondays, January 24 & 31, 10:30 – 11:30 AM


Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra via Zoom

Mondays, January 24, 31, February, 7, & 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Yin Yoga works on the connective tissue through postures held gently and slowly. The poses are held longer than in Hatha yoga, with the goal of accessing the fascia surrounding the muscles, and connecting with a more meditative state. A short Yoga Nidra meditation closes the session as it  induces a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing, and recuperative. “Extra blanket required; yoga block suggested.” (1/3-2/14)


Breathe Together (A 20-minute Weekly Zoom Session) 

Tuesdays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 10:00 AM

Join us once a week to sit still and practice the kind of deep breathing that fosters calm well-being and can improve our health and outlook. No charge. Provide your email address when registering. (1/4-2/22)


Yoga Breath and Relaxation

Wednesdays, January 26, February 2, 9, & 16, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

This is a live Zoom class incorporating specifically designed yoga practices that help to bring health to the body, vitality to the breath, and calmness to the mind.  You will do gentle yoga postures, breath work, and relaxation.  Grab your mat and join us for a deep stress release in the comfort of your own home! (1/5-2/16)


“Two Saturdays, Two Mediums!” **In Library Program**

Saturday, January 29, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

**These classes are cancelled. See below for more information!**

  • Collage January 29 –
    •  This class is cancelled and to be rescheduled in March.

Twisted Soft Pretzel Class/Grab and Go kit with Zoom Demo

Saturday, January 29, 12:00 PM

Register and pick up your Grab and Go Kit (starts on Friday, January 21 after 10 AM).  You need your ingredients before we meet Chef Rob in the Zoom room on 1/29 at Noon. Chef Rob will demonstrate how to make these delicious pretzels. Prepare and bake this pretzel along with Rob in the comfort of your own home. Provide your email address when registering so we can send your Zoom link.



February Virtual Programs

In-Library programs will have red font and **In-Library** next to the title.


BROADWAY RETURNS! With Brian Stoll via Zoom

Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 PM

On March 12, 2020, 39 plays and musicals were all halted, 16 of them never even made it to opening night. Now, with the return of Broadway, theatre enthusiast Brian Stoll looks back at the pandemic, its impact on the theatre community, and shares the history of the Playbill as well as money saving tips to see shows on a budget.


New Moon Meditation

Wednesday, February 2, 7:30 PM

Did you know that the New Moon is the perfect time to set intentions for the month to come? Join us to set our intentions and a guided meditation.


DIY Diamond Painting Beaded Bookmarks Take and Make Kits – Hearts

Pickup Begins Friday, February 4

Create a stylish bookmark to keep or Valentine gift. Project is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. Kit includes everything you need: bookmarks are made of leather with tassel, soft edge with delicate surface, glue, and diamond bits.


Vinyasa Flo Yoga

Fridays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

In this class the basic foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. Expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. (2/4-3/10)


Manifest You 2022! Vision Board 

Friday, February 4, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Are you ready to make 2022 your best year yet? Have you been wanting to make a change or working to a goal?  Looking to create something new in your life?  Adding a visual component to your intentions is a tangible exercise to create/clarify a new life direction. Collect your photos/magazine images and words to add to your board. Posterboard will be supplied. Pick up kit beginning Tuesday, 1/25.


Knittin’ Time **In Library**

Saturday, February 5, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NSPL Knittin’ Time is back!  Come knit with old friends and make new friends!  Bring needles and yarn and projects you are working on.  Beginners – Experienced Knitters are welcome to join and Chat and Knit! Masks Required!


“Two Saturdays, Two Mediums! Take & Make Kit”  via Zoom

Join our exhibiting artist Marlene Bezich in Zoom for these hands-on art classes. Materials are provided, or use your own. Come on let us get creative!  Must register for each program.

The Quick SketchSaturday, February 5, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Scratch Art KitSaturday, February 19, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM


Monday Meditations

Mondays, February 7, 14, (no 21), 28, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9:45-10:15 AM

This is a live Zoom class incorporating specifically designed yoga practices that help to bring health to the body, vitality to the breath, and calmness to the mind.  You will do gentle yoga postures, breath work, and relaxation.  Grab your mat and join us for a deep stress release in the comfort of your own home! (2/7-3/28)


Virtual Senior Stretch – February

Register in-person, by phone, or online.


Photo Safari Assignment Theme: “Unrealities”

Monday, February 7, 7:00-8:00 PM

Unlike paintings where the artist starts with a blank canvas, photographers record reality simply because it’s almost impossible to exclude what already exists in the outside world when taking a photograph. Using your camera, experiment with ways that the world of fantasy and unreality can appear in a photograph. Shooting through translucent objects or deliberately distorting the image, can you reveal an inner world of unreality with your camera.


1:1 Resume Makeover Appointments (Individual Zoom 30-minute sessions)

Wednesday, February 9, 6:30 PM, 7:05 PM, or 7:35 PM (choose your time when registering)

Looking to change careers or give your resume a makeover? Make an appointment for a private resume consultation! Learn how to make your skills and experience stand out from the competition and SEO scanning apps. Create your resume in Google Docs or the Microsoft Office365 app to easily submit/share your information before your appointment.

To register: Call the Ref Desk at 631-929-4488 to make your appointment. You must provide your email address. NSPL residents only. Registration begins 2/1.


Plants for the Winter Garden 

Thursday, February 10, 7:00 PM

For many, the winter garden is beige, gray and — if we’re lucky — brown. And the cruel irony is that it’s during that cold, unforgiving season that we need the garden most! Garden coach Jessica Damiano will show you her favorite plants — including bloomers! — that will turn your barren landscape into a winter wonderland at a time when the only green in your neighbors’ yards will be envy!


Creative Writing

Saturday, February 12, 10:30 AM                      

This monthly writing workshop is the place to create new work in a safe, supportive ZOOM environment. You will be guided by stimulating Story Sparks, group discussion, and constructive feedback. Fact or fiction. Poetry or prose.  You must register for each session date.


Intro to the Apple’s SmartWatch

Saturday, February 12, 10:30 AM

In this virtual demonstration class, you will learn how to use all the capabilities of your Apple watch, such as making calls, checking email, sending texts and so much more. Topics covered will include how to connect and sync to your iPhone, learning how to use the digital button to navigate as well as how to download additional apps. Please bring your smartwatch to class. No prerequisites.


Intro to Galaxy SmartWatch

Saturday, February 12, 1:00 PM

In this virtual class, you will learn how to use all the capabilities of your Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch – such as making calls, checking email, sending texts and so much more. Topics covered will include how to connect and sync to your Samsung Phone, learning how to navigate as well as how to download additional apps. No prerequisites.


Lincoln Currier and IvesLincoln & New York: The City That Made Him President

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 PM

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln took the stage at Cooper Union and delivered an address before a crowd of 1,500 people. This speech catapulted Lincoln onto the national stage and helped propel him to the White House just one year later. In this interactive virtual presentation, learn about New York during this era and why the city was instrumental in creating and sustaining the evolving image of Lincoln as a partisan politician, statesman, wartime commander-in-chief, emancipator, and ultimately, a martyr to union. Presented by The NY Historical Society.


Hands holding seedsHistory of a Seed and the Black Garden

Thursday, February 17, 7:00 PM

Writer, editor and food historian Debra Freeman will discuss the fascinating history of the fish pepper and other heritage vegetables, along with the importance of the black garden through time, register for a Zoom link.


Oxalis Paper FlowerPaper Flowers: Oxalis

Tuesday, February 22, 7:00 PM — Kit Pick up Begins February 15

A nonrefundable materials fee of $5 (exact Cash or Check made out to NSPL) is to be paid when you pick up your materials at Circulation Desk.

It is said the Oxalis plant is lucky and its petals are reminiscent of butterflies. It is in the Wood-Sorrel family and grows around the world in different varieties and different colors.  Join Casey as she demonstrates how to create this lovely “lucky” potted plant using wood crepe paper.  Please have scissors and a light green colored pencil available.

  • Registration Begins 2/1 – Pay $5.00 Fee Upon In-Person Registration

Cooking with Essential Oils

Monday, February 28, 7:00 PM

Discover the benefits of cooking with essential oils. Learn how to create mouthwatering recipes that will have your family and guests coming for back seconds. Essential oils add flavor in a safe and natural way. You can use them for that special zing in beverages, ice cubes, dips, sauces, salad dressings and marinades. They also add a huge flavor impact to desserts and baked goods. Included is a demonstration how to make gluten free peppermint brownies.



Crafts With Theresa!

The below link will direct you to a page with multiple Do It Yourself craft videos, including Bird Feeders, I Love My Pet Collage, Garden Terrariums, and Simple Sugar Scrub, all of which can be done while at home. For Teens, Adults, and Families, these crafts are fun and entertaining! Please click the links below for all the projects.

Acts of Kindness For People and Pets

This program consists of a compilation of 6 projects with step-by-step instructions that give back to people and pets. Through Theresa’s programs, she does a lot for many of the animal shelters on Long Island, as well as Meals on Wheels, and the Homeless Coalition. She facilitates over 100 programs that give back and will be giving ideas through this program. 2 hours of Community Service



Savvy Sightseer Armchair Travel Series

Missing North Shore Public Library’s Savvy Sightseer Travel Series? Savvy Sightseer, Jeanne Schnupp, is offering virtual trips for all to enjoy! Please click the link below to go on a trip with Jeanne and to see the listing of upcoming “trips.” These classes are great for families, teens, and adults!



Cooking Demo

Are you missing our cooking programs with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott? He has helped you out by posting some cooking demos online! Click the following link for a listing of demos and their recipes!



Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University

Atención negocios Hispanos!

The Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University is full of useful information regarding grants, loans, plans, business reopening suggestions and requirements, and more all revolving around small businesses and the Covid-19 Pandemic.

New York COVID-19 Information



Defensive Driving

If you need to take a Defensive Driving course, please visit the below link to connect to a variety of options, some for AARP, and even some for AAA members.



 

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