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North Shore Publich Library

Adult Online Programs

For the health and safety of the community from the recent surge of the highly contagious Delta variant 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.

For a listing of our Virtual Programs, click here.

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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.


Quilt SpirographArt Exhibition: Creative Stitching, Creating Heirloom Quilts 

This exhibition showcases the works of local Fabric Artists: Lynn Fullshire, Roberta Leonard, and Barbara Ryan. Stitching has long been a part of women’s and men’s lives throughout history.  The art of the stitch has served families in many varied ways.  Stitching has been seen as a necessary task, a means to express creativity and bring color into difficult days, a way to create memories and honor the past, self-expression and healing may be the fruits of a stitcher’s labors, as well as a way to celebrate special life cycle moments like birth and marriage.  Today’s stitchers create quilts, embroidered items and so much more, enjoying their link to both the past and the future. Quilters gift quilts to help facilitate healing of the heart, soul and the body.



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!



  • When registering you must provide your email address.
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Below you will find a listing of programs through early December along with their registration dates.


October Virtual Programs

Subtractive Drawing **In Library Program**

Saturday, October 23, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM

**In Library Program** This course will introduce you to a different way of Charcoal and Pencil rendering! It’s fun and requires only a few materials! Learning to draw using the subtractive method will not only strengthen your sense of values, it will help the student think in terms of “Outside the Box”! So come on out and rediscover the beauty of Charcoal! (Masks are required in the Library)


Virtual Senior Stretch

Register in-person, by phone, or online.

October: Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 AM:10/25


Mary Shelley and Frankenstein Discussion  

Monday, October 25, 7:00 PM

Join author Erin Coughlin for an interactive presentation exploring and discussing Mary Shelley’s powerful influence on modern literature, film, TV and pop culture. Intro to this discussion includes Shelley’s early influences and creation of Frankenstein. Is Frankenstein a Modern Prometheus? How the blueprint of this novel is used today in common plots, characters and themes are reflected in the human experience.  Q & A to follow.


Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra

Monday, October 25, 7:00 PM

Yin Yoga works on the connective tissue and are 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. At the end of the Yin practice, a short Yoga Nidra follows.  Practiced in the lying position, it is one of the most popular yoga meditation techniques, because it induces a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing and recuperative. “Extra blanket required; yoga block suggested.” Include your email when registering to receive the program Zoom link. (9/20-10/25)


Breathe Together with Charyl Ozkaya (A 20-minute Weekly Zoom Session) 

Tuesday, October 26, 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. Include your email when registering to receive the program Zoom link. (9/7-10/26)


Chrysanthemums: Paper Flowers

Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 PM

 Non-refundable fee of $5 to paid at in-person registration.   “Mums” are the quintessential fall flower. They are the last burst of blossoming color before first frost. Paper artist, Casey Cunningham demonstrates how to make this flower and provides instruction as we create our own paper flowers. All supplies are included except scissors and an orange or yellow marker.

  • Register In-Person Beginning 10/1

Yoga, Breath and Relaxation 

Wednesdays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 10:00 – 11:00 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!


It Came From the Sewers  

Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 PM

New York City’s long fascination with alligators in the sewer has been referenced across pop culture from Thomas Pynchon to Sharknado. But there’s actually a bit of historical truth to this tall tale. New York City’s sewer has been – and still could be – home to the occasional alligator. Join Thomas Hynes, author of Wild City: A Brief History of New York in 40 Animals, to learn more about the urban legends of an even wilder New York City. An East End Libraries Event with Westhampton Free Library.



November Virtual Programs

Virtual Senior Stretch

Register in-person, by phone, or online.

November: Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, & 11/29


Breathe Together with Charyl Ozkaya (A 20-minute Weekly Zoom Session) 

Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, & 28, 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. (11/2-12/28)


Between the Lines: An Author Talk with Uli Beutter Cohen 

Thursday, November 4, 7:00 PM

New York City is the birthplace of so many iconic stories. For nearly a decade, Uli Beutter Cohen rode the subway through New York City to observe, interview, and photograph some of its most imaginative people: the readers of books. Between The Lines (October 26th, Simon & Schuster) is the remarkable result—a collection of conversations that beautifully illuminate who we are and where we are going.

In this Zoom program, meet author Uli Beutter Cohen and her editor and friend, Yahdon Israel, as they discuss Uli’s debut book Between the Lines: Stories from the Underground. An EEL collaborative ZOOM program hosted by John Jermain Library.


Central Pine Barrens Prescribed Fire Program via Zoom

Thursday, November 4, 7:00 PM

The Central Pine Barrens is a fire dependent and prone ecosystem which experiences regular wildfires.  The Central Pine Barren Prescribed Fire Program is a new interagency collaborative effort that is initiating prescribed fire operations within the Central Pine Barren forests for purposes of reducing the risk of wildfire, improving public safety, and advancing ecological restoration. The presentation will highlight local fire ecology; locations of prescribed fire operations planned for fall 2021; where to get more information on prescribed fire operations, and the proactive measures you can implement to help protect your home or business from wildfire. Commission staff will also be available to answer questions at the presentation’s conclusion.


Creative Writing

Saturday, November 6, 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.


DIY Diamond Painting Beaded Bookmarks Take and Make Kits

Monday, November 8 (available for pick-up)

Create a stylish bookmark to keep or 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.


Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra via Zoom

Mondays, November 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), December 6, & 13, 7:00 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. Session closes with a short Yoga Nidra meditation.  Practiced in the lying position, it is one of the most popular yoga meditation techniques, because it induces a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing, and recuperative. “Extra blanket required; yoga block suggested.” (11/8-12/13)


Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 PM

Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many illnesses – including heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.  Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to environmental toxins (like secondhand smoke) can all contribute to chronic inflammation. The good news is that dietary and lifestyle choices play a big role in reducing disease. Learn the best strategies for containing and reducing long-term health risks.


Birch Trees in Autumn via Zoom

Friday, November 12, 7:00 PM

Non-refundable fee of $5 to paid at in-person registration.   Painting a beautiful autumnal forest scene of birch trees with acrylic on canvas. Artist, Marie will explain/demonstrate how to paint birch trees in perspective and how to add interest with dark and light shadows throughout the painting. This will make your painting come alive with added depth to your unique forest painting. Kits will available for pick-up Wednesday, November 3.

  • Registration begins 11/1 in-person only

Photo Safari Assignment Series via Zoom:

Photo Safari: Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, Riverhead

Saturday, November 13, 9:45 AM ON SITE (Rain date TBA)


Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 PM

The New-York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), the trailblazing Supreme Court justice and cultural icon in this virtual presentation is based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. A traveling exhibition organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes an expansive and engaging look at the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equality for all.


Stitch and Sew **In-Library**

Thursday, November 18, 5:30 PM

Come stitch with friends, old and new! Bring your scissors, needles, pins, bits, and bobs. Bring your machines, or use ours. Chat and stitch!  Bring your machine and what you are working on.


Lessons Learned Post-COVID-19:  A Practical Guide to How to Survive the Next Pandemic

Thursday, November 18, 7:00 PM

Dr. Andrew Clair will provide an overview of the lesson learned in the fight against Covid-19.  Learn about which pre-existing chronic medical conditions have led to the most severe outcomes, how compliance with prescription medications in managing chronic disease may impact the outcome, and how and why the authorized vaccines prevent the worst outcomes of COVID-19.  Also included will be an in-depth review of why governments must act before the danger is clear in order to defeat pandemics.  Q&A. An ELL Collaborative program hosted by NSPL.

  • Click Here To Register – Registration begins 11/1
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Full Moon Meditation

Thursday, November 18, 7:30 PM

Join us for a guided meditation to tap into the energy of the Full Moon to promote creativity, relaxation, and peace.  Provide your email address to receive your Zoom link.


Decoding the Mysteries of Cats or Why Cats Do What They Do

Friday, November 19, 7:00 PM

Calling all Cat Lovers!  Join us for another shared East End Library program.  Have you ever asked yourself “Why do cats do what they do?”  Stephen Quandt , a Cat Behaviorist will share information and tips on cat behavior. A Q & A session will be held to help and inform you about issues with your cat’s behavior.  An EEL collaborative program hosted by NSPL.

  • Click Here To Register – Registration begins 11/1
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Special Program: Calling Writers to our Annual Open Mic

Sunday, November 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Come one, come all to our Virtual Open Mic. Read your stories, essays and poems. Sing your original songs or, come to listen and enjoy. Time limit: 5 minutes per performer. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Hosted by Anne Kelly-Edmunds.


All About Cryptocurrency

Monday, November 22, 7:00 PM

In this virtual class, students will learn all about the newest form of digital currency “Cryptocurrency”. What is Crypto? Is it safe? These questions and many more will be answered. No prerequisites.


Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup via Zoom

Monday, November 29, 7:00 PM

Elderberries are one of the world’s most healing plants. Many people use elderberry syrup as an immune support and for cold and flu relief. Elderberries have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties along with many more health benefits. Join us to learn about this amazing natural remedy. We will learn to make our own elderberry syrup using dried elderberries, honey, cinnamon, and essential oils. Discussion will include other natural winter wellness tips.


1:1 Resume Makeover Appointments (Individual 30-minute session)

Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 or 7:05 or 7:40 PM

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. Use Google Docs or the Microsoft Office365 app to easily submit your information before your appointment. Please register and select your time slot. Remember to provide your email address. Call 631-929-4488 ask for the Reference Desk to make your ½ hour appointment.

  • Call 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to make your appointment beginning 11/1


December Virtual Programs

DIY Diamond Painting Beaded Bookmarks Take and Make Kit

Kits will available for pick-up Wednesday, December 1

Create your own stylish bookmark to keep or gift. Project is suitable for beginners an 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

Wednesday, December 1, 8, & 15, 10:00 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. (12/1-12/15)


Poinsettia: Paper Flowers Take & Make

Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 PM

Non-refundable fee of $5 to paid at in-person registration.   Bring on the holiday season!  Join Casey in Zoom and make a paper poinsettia plant to grace your holiday table for years to come.  The Aztecs cultivated these plants for use in traditional medicine, today we associate them with the Winter holiday season.  Kits available for pick-up on Monday, November 22.

  • Register in-person beginning 11/20

Winter Evergreen Watercolor and Collage Take & Make

Thursday, December 2, 7:00 PM

Non-refundable fee of $5 to paid at in-person registration.   Explore the world of watercolors and collage by creating a simple yet elegant winter landscape. This landscape is fun and easy to do.  Artist, Marie will demonstrate “wet on wet”, and “wet on dry” techniques of collage and watercolor painting in this easy and fun class. Kits available for pick-up on Monday, November 22.

  • Register in-person beginning 11/20

Block Island Seafood Cooks!

Tuesday, December 7, 6:30 PM

Block Island Seafood Company is back and will demo two tasty seafood dishes.  The menu is: Shrimp, Lemon, Garlic and Parmesan Pasta and a signature appetizer: Baked Stuffed Clams!


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

Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 or 7:05 or 7:40 PM

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.

  • Call 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to make your appointment beginning 11/20

Stitch and Sew **In-Library**

Thursday, December 9, 5:30 PM

Come stitch with friends, old and new! Bring your scissors, needles, pins, bits, and bobs. Bring your machines, or use ours. Chat and stitch!  Bring your machine and what you are working on.



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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