The North Shore Public Library is open. There is no longer lobby pickup, and the book drop is available for book returns. The Library is open: M-Thu, 9:30 AM – 8 PM, F, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Sat, 10:30 AM – 4 PM, & Closed Sunday. Virtual Programs will still be ongoing. Please continue to maintain social distance and wear a mask when in the building……Click here for a listing of all Virtual Programs

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Saturday: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday: Closed

North Shore Publich Library

Adult Online Programs

The North Shore Public Library is open. There is no longer lobby pickup, and the book drop is available for book returns. Please continue to maintain social distance and wear a mask when in the building.

The Library Is Open: M-Thu, 9:30 AM – 8 PM, F, 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Sat, 10:30 AM – 4 PM, Closed Sunday

Virtual Programs will still be ongoing. Click here for a listing of all Virtual Programs.



If you need to contact a Librarian or need help with your library card, please see below:


  • 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.


Dog by Maire CamenaresArt Exhibit: Marie Camenares – Watercolor and Pastel Artist

A native Long Islander, Marie Camenares studied art at CW Post, and has a degree in horticulture from Farmingdale University. In addition to creating soft watercolors, she also has a passion for the vibrant colors of pastels. The landscape is a beautiful and inspirational pallet and a source of ever-changing lighting, textures, colors and subject matter to choose from for her paintings.

Marie is a member of the Wet Paint Studio Group and has shown many paintings at various venues on Long Island, including The Bellport Community Center, where she won 1st place for her pastel “Vintage Still Life”, and an honorable mention for her watercolor, “Welcome Fall”. She’s had a one woman show at Martha Clara Vineyard, (now known as RGNY), displays at the Port Jefferson Village Center, a one woman show at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and a one woman show at the Sachem library, as well as installations at libraries throughout Suffolk County.

The content of Marie’s paintings captures and reflect the deep appreciation she has for living on Long Island with its innate beauty and exquisite natural settings. She wants to soak her paintbrush, or her pastel palette, with the beauty of Long Island and share it with the viewer.



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.
  • ***If You Do Not Have A Card, Email A Reference Librarian For Help At The Below Email Address:


Below you will find a listing of May/June programs and registration dates.


2021 NSPL Seed Program

GARDEN TAKE & GROW KITS

SunflowerThis summer NSPL is continuing our Seed Library program with a twist. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will now register to reserve a pre-selected bag of a variety of seeds (vegetables and flowers) for your gardening pleasure.

  • Registration is required for EACH Gardening Take & Grow kit beginning on April 20.
  • Limited to 1 of each type kit per family.
    • All kits will be ready for pick-up starting up starting May 1.

***Please Click Here To Be Directed To The Listing Of Seed Programs***


May Virtual Programs

Flower Market Tote with Marie:  Take & Make 

Monday, May 10, 7:00 PM 

Take home the materials and make this Flower Market Tote. Then join us in Zoom where Crafter Marie will teach us how to create raffia flowers, assemble the project and add embellishments to this stylish tote bag. Materials are included.   You do not need a sewing machine.

A non-refundable fee of $5 (Cash or Check made out to NSPL) is to be paid when you pick up your Flower Market Tote Bag. All the materials needed to create this Flower Market Tote are supplied.   You will need to supply your own scissors.


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

Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 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 our outlook. No charge. Provide your email address when registering. (5/4-6/29)


Tai Chi Flow

Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, & June 1, 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Tai Chi Flow is a combination of Tai Chi and Qigong. Tai Chi is smooth flowing movements called forms that are inspired by animals and nature. Qigong is the practice of stimulating the flow of energy internally throughout the body with breath and movement.  Tai Chi and Qigong is a harmonious form of gentle exercise that is beneficial for flexibility and balance. (5/4-6/1)


Yoga, Breath, and Relaxation

Wednesdays, May 12, 19, 26, June 2, & 9, 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! (5/5-6/9)


Using Your iPhone Camera to its Fullest Potential

Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 PM

The days of “bringing the camera” are over and we are taking tons of photos with our phones. So now let’s get the best photos we can (and yes! an iPhone can take great photos) and get them from phone to hung on the wall!  This 60-minute class covers all the features of the iPhone camera including various capture modes, editing and then how to use your iPhone camera to its fullest potential.


Beginner Pilates

Fridays, May 14, 21, 28, June 4, & 11, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Pilates is an accessible way to build strength, core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. This class is for beginners and offers low-impact flexibility, strength and endurance movements. Let your instructor know if you have any conditions or previous injuries, so that she can assist you in modifying movements. (5/7-6/11)


Monday Meditations

Mondays, May 17 & 24, 9:45 – 10:30 AM

Learn how meditation can help keep you centered and calm, especially during difficult times. This class will offer guidance for beginner meditators including: Breath Awareness, Guided Visualization, and Affirmation Repetition. Meditation can offer you the tools that lead to inner stability, peace & calm regardless of what may be happening around you. (5/3-5/24)


Photo Safari/Virtual Group Meeting

  • Photo Safari Assignment: Pattern/Color/Texture – Monday, May 17, 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Photo Safari Assignment: Mirrors and Windows – Monday, June 7, 7:00-8:00 PM

Enjoy photographing each assignment safely on your own and two to four weeks later, meet virtually with our group via Zoom to see everyone’s unique interpretation of the theme. Photos can be shot indoors or outdoors and you don’t need to keep to the theme if you choose not to. In art, there is no wrong answer. Please limit what you’ll share to three images per theme. Email them as .jpeg email attachments as soon as you’re ready and well in advance of each Zoom meeting. We will be building a digital library to become a curated online NSPL exhibition. Indicate if you give permission to share your work(s) on our website or social media in your email. Please send 300 dpi high-resolution images with each image named: Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg to artfornow@northshorepubliclibrary.org (i.e: Johnson_Bonnie_Waterfall.jpg).

To Be Directed To The Photo Safari Page & To Register For Upcoming Photo Safari Programs, Please Click Here!


Windows 10 Video Editing & YouTube

Tuesday, May 18, 7:00 PM

In this virtual class, learn how to combine and edit your videos using Windows 10 Video Editor and post to YouTube. Keep the parts you want, remove what you don’t. Understand timelines, add effects, transitions and text, overlay music and sound, and much more. Students will also learn how to upload their video to YouTube. Prerequisite basic computer knowledge.


Sherlock Holmes and London with Alex Lacey

Thursday, May 20, 7:00 PM

From the classic stories of Arthur Conan Doyle to the pop cult phenomena of the BBC Sherlock series, the city of London has always been as much a character in the Holmes universe as the villainous Moriarty, the indolently brilliant Mycroft and the faithful John Watson. Join us for this fascinating, specially created virtual tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide Alex Lacey.   221B Baker Street is only the beginning!


Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra

Tuesdays, May 25, June 1, 8, & 15, 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.” (5/25-6-15)


June Adult Virtual Programs

Celebrity Birds of New York with Thomas Hynes   

Wednesday, June 2, 7:00 PM

New Yorkers take celebrities in stride – except maybe when the celebrity is a bird.  From Pale Male to, most recently, the Great Snowy Owl on the Great Lawn, New Yorkers have flocked to these high fliers.  Join Thomas Hynes, author of Wild City, as he discusses these avian New York City residents (and visitors) as well as what makes New York City such a great place to be a bird. This program is brought to you through an East End Library Collaboration.


Using Money Saving Apps on Your Smartphone

Thursday, June 3, 7:00 PM

Learn all about money saving apps you can use to get the best deals. Whether you are looking for coupons ahead of time or need a last-minute coupon while waiting on line, this class will teach you which apps are best. You will learn how to search for these apps on your device and how to download them to your smartphone. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of your device.


Wonders of Watercolors

Saturday, June 5, 10:30 AM

A Non-refundable fee of $15 (Check made out to NSPL or Exact Change) is to be paid when you pick up your Watercolor Make and Take bag filled with cold press watercolor paper, watercolor paint set, paint brushes and handouts.

Join Victoria Beckert in this Zoom demonstration and hands-on class.  When registering it is important to leave your email address and if you need the full watercolor Make and Take kit.    If you have your own paints and brushes and need the cold press water color paper please note: Just need watercolor paper.

Watercolor Make and Take bags purchased for previous classes may be used for this class without the need to purchase a new one, and after registering, Library staff will call you to pick up just watercolor paper for this class.


Chocolate Bark Take and Make Kit 

Pickup Thursday, June 10, After 4:00 PM

Registration is limited to one per family.  Register for your own Chocolate Bark making kit.  Everything is included along with step-by-step instructions and a “help” hot line to complete your chocolate bark.  You supply the smiles and the fun.


“Lost Boys of Montauk” with Author Amanda Fairbanks

Friday, June 11, 7:00 PM

“In March of 1984, the commercial fishing boat Wind Blown left Montauk Harbor on what should have been a routine offshore voyage. Its captain, a married father of three young boys, was the boat’s owner and leader of the four[1]man crew, which included two locals and the blue-blooded son of a well-to-do summer family. After a week at sea, the weather suddenly turned, and the foursome collided with a nor’easter. They soon found themselves in the fight of their lives. Tragically, it was a fight they lost. Neither the boat nor the bodies of the men were ever recovered.” (provided by publisher)

This program is presented by the East Hampton Public Library and is part of the East End Library Collaborative project.


Creative Writing

Saturday, June 12, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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 one of these classes.  Limit is 20 people.   When registering please provide your email address to receive a separate Zoom link for each class.


How to Prevent Lyme Disease

Monday, June 14, 7:00 PM

Meet Rika Keck, FND-P, from the Global Lyme Alliance Ambassador Program. She’ll lead an in-depth discussion of prevention, myths and facts, the complexities of co-infections, new medical treatment guidelines, and specialized testing methods, as well as the impact of Covid-19 in the Lyme community. There will be a chance for Q and A at the end. Register using the link below, please keep the confirmation email to join us at the time of the program.


All About Selling Your Home

Tuesday, June 15, 7:00 PM

Are you thinking about selling your house and don’t know where to start? This informative lecture class will cover the answers to many important questions you may have on how to sell your house on your own or with a Realtor. Some of the topics discussed include: The steps to selling your house; How to market your house online; Selling your house on your own VS. Selling your house with a Realtor.


Alcohol Ink Pendant

Tuesday, June 22, 7:00 PM

Create this unique necklace with ordinary materials and alcohol ink. Join us in the Zoom Room where, Artist Marie will demonstrate the technique used to craft your one-of-a-kind necklace. Learn to make an adjustable clasp from the satin roping using a square knot macrame knot.

A non-refundable materials fee of $5 (Check made out to NSPL or Exact Change) is to be paid when you pick up your materials. All the materials are included except Alcohol Ink. You will need to supply your own Alcohol Ink.


Boats Against the Current: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 PM

By request, author and Gatsby scholar Richard Webb, Jr. returns to discuss his book, Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon of Scott and Zelda; his related award-winning documentary of which he was Executive Producer, Gatsby in Connecticut; and the origins of the iconic novel The Great Gatsby. This is an East End Libraries Event hosted with Westhampton Free Library.


Simply Creative Chef

Thursday, June 24, 6:30 PM

What’s for dinner?  Simply Creative Chef will demonstrate how to prepare:  Grilled Salmon Sliders with green onion dill sauce and Italian Bread Stick Salad with local vegetables.  For dessert a local Strawberry Gelato.


DIY Embroidery Take and Make Kit 

Pickup Friday, June 25, After 10:00 AM 

Registration is required.  Come and pick-up your fully supplied embroidery kit starting on Friday, June 25.  Photograph your finished piece and post them on Facebook and Instagram and tag us @northshorepubliclibrary (fb), @nsplibrary (IG) and use the hashtag #nsplembroidery. We can’t wait to see your work!



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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