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Virtual Adult Programs – July & August

Ticks and Tick Disease Handbook (free)

To reserve/register for your copy of this informative Handbook created by the Stony Brook Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, please, call the library at 631-929-4488 or register online on our website.  The book will be available for pick-up at the Adult Reference Desk starting July 1.

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!

July Virtual Programs

Breathe Together with Charyl Ozkaya (A 20-minute Weekly Zoom Session)  Tuesdays, July 6, 13,20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 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. (7/6-8/31)
Block Island Seafood Cooks! Tuesday, July 6, 6:30 PM Block Island Seafood Company is back for a Zoom cooking demonstration. What’s on the menu? Grilled skirt steak topped with Chimichurri and paired with lemon roasted potato salad.  In addition, Craig will demonstrate a fluke recipe with a couscous salad.

Special Event: Carl Safina: Tales And Tails

Wednesday, July 7, 6:00 PM Carl Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for human and non-human beings alike. Carl sees that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human dignity, and we cannot conserve human dignity while continuing to degrade nature. His lyrical non-fiction writing fuses scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action. Carl’s Safina’s  writing has won a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, Guggenheim, and Nation Science Foundation Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the Nation Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. Audubon magazine named Carl Safina among it “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century.” Utne Reader listed him among “25 Visionaries Changing the World.”
Computers: Google Apps and Google Drive for Your Computer Thursday, July 8, 7:00 PM In this virtual class, students will learn how to create a Google account and learn how to use the following Google applications, Calendar, Maps, Google Drive, and more. Bring your questions. Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced computer users.
Creative Writing Saturday, July 10, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Saturday, August 14, 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 session date.  When registering please provide your email address to receive a separate Zoom link for each class.  Separate registration required for each program.
Author Talk: “The Godmothers” by Camille Aubray followed by Q/A with author Saturday, July 10, 6:00 – 7:00 PM The Godmothers is an irresistible, suspenseful novel about four remarkable women from very different backgrounds who are united by marriage in an elegant, prosperous Italian family, and then must take charge of the family’s business when their husbands are forced to leave during World War II. This fast-paced story showcases their power and strength as they negotiate themselves and their families against the backdrop of the evolving changes to America during this time period. Camille Aubray is the author of the novel Cooking for Picasso, chosen for People Magazine’s Picks of the Best New Books, and the Indie Next Reading Groups List. Aubray was an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship winner and a writer-in-residence at the Karolyi Foundation in the South of France. She studied writing with her mentor Margaret Atwood and was a finalist for the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award and the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.
Monday Meditations Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, & 23, 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 beginners including: Breath Awareness, Guided Visualization, and Affirmation Repetition. Meditation can offer you the tools that lead to inner stability, peace, and calm regardless of what may be happening around you. (7/12-8/23)
Virtual Senior Stretch Registration begins 7/1 for July, 8/2 for August. Register in-person, by phone, or online. July: Mondays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM: 7/12, 7/19, & 7/26 August: Mondays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, & 8/30

Long Island History Lecture Series:

George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring Monday, July 12, 7:00 PM The True Story of the Culper Spy Ring: History buffs have long been fascinated by the operation of the Long Island-based Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution, especially since the airing of the AMC series “Turn.” Over the years, there have been many legends, such as the role played by Anna Strong’s clothesline, and suppositions about how the spies operated to support George Washington’s Continental Army.  This lecture separates fact from fiction and details the ingenious operation of the intelligence network that helped the Patriots win the war. Join Historian Bill Bleyer for this tour through an integral part of Long Island’s place in America’s Revolutionary War.
  • Click Here To Register – Registration Begins July 1
    • Lecture Series Continues On July 20 with Claire Bellerjeau - Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth (see listed on July 20th).

Computers and Excel: Introduction to Microsoft Excel Wednesday, July 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM In this virtual class, learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing, and formatting worksheets, formulas, and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten and 1st Grade or equivalent.
Local Eats: Zippy Zucchini Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 PM Zucchini is so versatile, it’s great in baked goods and main dishes alike. Join us as we demonstrate 2 delicious recipes utilizing fresh local zucchini, while learning basic cooking tips and nutritional value.
Molded Chocolate Sailboat Take and Make Kit Thursday, July 15, Pickup after 4:00 PM Registration is limited to one per family.   Everything you need to set sail is supplied in this Chocolate Take and Make Kit. You will make a molded chocolate Sailboat using the supplies included along with step-by-step instructions and a “help” hot line to complete this delightful and sweet treat.  NSPL residents only.
Sit and Sew (in-the library) Thursday, July 15, 5:30 – 7:30 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. Masks required. Separate registration required for each program.
Sunflower Painting via Zoom Friday, July 16, 10:30 AM A non-refundable materials fee of $5 (exact Cash or Check made out to NSPL) is to be paid when you pick up your materials. You may pick up your materials at the Circulation desk. Artist and Instructor Marie Camenares shows you step-by-step how to create this beautiful acrylic painting of a Sunflower. Easy, fun, and perfect for beginners! All materials included, canvas, paint and brushes.

Special Event: Dances of India: A Family Event

Friday, July 16, 7:00 PM  Join the teaching artists of Ajna Dance Company for their Dances of India workshop to learn about Indian culture through dance and music. You will learn about and try different styles of dance that come from the diverse country that is India. And after you watch and learn, be ready to get up and dance!  This program is for the whole family.  Let’s Dance!
Daisy Paper Flower Take and Make Monday, July 19, 7:00 PM A non-refundable materials fee of $5 (exact Cash or Check made out to NSPL) is to be paid when you pick up your materials. You may pick up your materials at the Circulation desk. Daisies are a favorite perennial, prized the world over for their simple beauty.  Join Casey in the Zoom room where she will demonstrate and we will create our Daises from German made woody Crepe paper.  You will have enough materials to make several flowers.  Your kit includes everything but scissors.

Long Island History Lecture Series:

Author Talk with Claire Bellerjeau: Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth Tuesday, July 20, 7:00 PM In January 1785, a young African American woman named Elizabeth was put on board the Lucretia in New York Harbor, bound for Charleston, where she would be sold to her fifth master in just twenty-two years. Leaving behind a small child she had little hope of ever seeing again, Elizabeth was faced with the stark reality of being sold into a life quite different from any she had known. She had no idea that Robert Townsend, a son of the family she was enslaved by, would locate her, safeguard her child, and return her to New York—nor how her story would help turn one of America’s first spies into an abolitionist. Robert Townsend is best known as one of George Washington’s most trusted spies, but few know about how he worked to end slavery. As Robert and Elizabeth’s story unfolds, prominent historical figures cross their path including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Jupiter Hammon, Benedict Arnold, John André, and John Adams, as well as participants in the Boston Massacre, the Sons of Liberty, the Battle of Long Island, Franklin’s Paris negotiations, and the Benedict Arnold treason plot.
Computers and Excel: Intermediate Microsoft Excel Wednesday, July 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM In this virtual class, learn more about the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including functions, working with ranges, macros, charting, and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten, Computer 1st Grade and Introduction to Microsoft Excel or equivalent.
Beginner Pilates Fridays, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, & 20, 12:30 – 1:15 PM Pilates is an accessible way to build strength and 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. (7/23-8/20)
“Hidden Gem” Hiking Spots Via Zoom Friday, July 23, 6:30 PM Mike Ebert will share 10 favorite "hidden gem" hiking spots on Long Island. Mike is an avid hiker and creator of the popular blog, A Mike Who Likes to Hike, which explores Long Island’s breathtaking trails from the Gold Coast to the East End.  Sponsored by East End Libraries.
Bollywood Dance Fitness Class Fridays, July 23, 30, & August 6, 7:00 PM Get up and move with the dancers of Ajna Dance Company! Join us for 3 weeks as we dance through the styles of Bollywood and Bhangra, break a sweat, and have some fun. (7/23-8/6)
The Discovery of a Masterpiece Monday, July 26, 7:00 PM Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ. While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s. After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.
Optimize Your Immune System: Combat Viruses & Age Gracefully with a Kitchen Pharmacy with Author Marie Ruggles, via Zoom Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 - 8:00 PM Join us for this presentation with Long Island author Marie Ruggles, M.S., R.D., C.N., C.D.E. of Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health & Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy. Learn about science-based ways to protect yourself from illness.  Learn to stock your kitchen pharmacy to combat the common cold, flu, and other viruses to keep your family healthy all year long. 
Computers and Excel: Advanced Microsoft Excel Wednesday, July 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Learn even more advanced features of MS Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. Students will learn features including vLookup, data validation, subtotals, and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten and 1st Grade, Introduction and Intermediate Excel.

August Virtual Programs

  Using Your iPhone Camera to its Fullest Potential Monday, August 2, 7:00 PM The days of “bringing the camera” are over and we are taking loads 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 our phones to hanging on the wall!  This 60-minute class covers all the features of the iPhone camera including various capture modes, editing, and maximizing your iPhone to its fullest potential.
Computers: Google Docs Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 PM In this virtual class, learn the basics of using Google’s free online program Docs. You'll learn how to create a document, save, edit, and format your file as well as how to save and share Docs with others. Basic computer skills are required.
Yoga, Breath and Relaxation Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, & 8, 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! (8/4-9/8)
Writer’s Playshop 2021 Wednesday’s August 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Summertime is a perfect time to play. So, put your serious side on the sidelines for this all-new, fun-filled Writer’s “Playshop” where we will explore lighthearted approaches to getting our stories and poems onto the page. (8/2-8/25)
Embroidery DIY Take and Make Kit Pick up Thursday, August 5 after 4:00 PM Come and pick-up your fully supplied embroidery kit.  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!
History & Horticulture: Of Plants and Presidents: The White House Gardens Through the Years Thursday, August 5, 7:00 PM Which president lied to his wife to prevent her from planting vegetables at the White House? Which first lady misappropriated funds from the gardener’s budget to pay for fine china? And which administration brought sheep onto the grounds in order to save on mowing expenses? Join garden writer Jessica Damiano on an eye-opening and inspiring historical tour of the White House gardens, from the founding of our nation to the present day.
Lavender Sachets Monday, August 9, 7:00 PM A non-refundable materials fee of $5 (exact Cash or Check made out to NSPL) is to be paid when you pick up your materials. You may pick up your materials at the Circulation desk when paying the $5 materials fee. If French Lavender is one of your favorite scents, you’re going to love creating this lavender sachet project. It’s a combination of painting on a muslin bag and filling it with the fragrant flower buds of French Lavender. All materials and French Lavender are included.
Local Eats: Crunchy Carrots Wednesday, August 11, 7:00 PM Carrots are a crunchy power food with numerous health benefits. Join us as we demonstrate how to prepare several tasty recipes using fresh local carrots all while learning about how very versatile and nutritious carrots are.
Sit and Sew (in-the library) Thursday, August 12, 5:30 - 7:30 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. Masks required. Separate registration required for each program.
Photo Safari Assignment Theme #6: "Gravity" Monday, August 16, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wonders of Watercolors Saturday, August 21, 10:30 AM A Non-refundable fee of $15 (Cash or Check made out to NSPL) 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.   When registering please write in that you will purchase the kit or that you have watercolors paint, brushed and paper. In this Zoom class Watercolor artist, Victoria Beckert will guide you in a relaxing morning in this fun watercolor painting for all skill levels. You will learn different techniques, how to mix paints and use the brushes. You will create a finished work of art.
Embroidery DIY Take and Make Kit Pick up Thursday, August 26 after 4:00 PM Come and pick-up your fully supplied embroidery kit.  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!

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