Events


Masks and physical distancing are required for all events located in the Community Room. In order to maintain physical distancing, we have a maximum capacity of 25 participants in the Community Room at one time. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Presenters may remove their mask while presenting but should wear a mask when in close proximity to others.

Friday Films

Fridays, September 3-24 | 2:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Enjoy showings of popular films on Friday afternoons!
September 3: The Gentlemen (Rated R, 114 Minutes)
September 10: French Exit (Rated R, 114 Minutes)
September 17: The Father (Rated PG-13, 97 Minutes)
September 24: Land (Rated PG-13, 89 Minutes)
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Tuesday Film Fest

Tuesdays, September 7-28 | 6:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room Celebrate the belated summer festival season at the North Shore Library by watching festival-themed movies at the library! Movies start at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights.
September 7: Pride Fest - Boy Erased (Rated R, 115 Minutes)
September 14: Bastille Days - 8 Women (Rated R, 103 Minutes)
September 21: Bronzeville Days - Get Out (Rated R, 103 Minutes)
September 28: Mexican Fiesta - Coco (Rated PG, 109 Minutes)
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Digitize Your Memories

Thursday, September 23 | 2:00-3:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Do you have a pile of home movies on VHS that you can’t watch anymore or a pile of slides and photos you would love to send to loved ones? Learn how to preserve and digitize old VHS tapes, photos, images, film, negatives and documents with the Library’s VHS to DVD Kit and Epson Perfection Scanner. You can use the Library’s equipment to transfer your memories into a digital format that will last for years to come!
*Alternate virtual tutorial available on YouTube any time after event
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Speak on “Speak” - A Virtual Book Discussion

Thursday, September 23 | 5:00-6:00 PM

Virtual Zoom Event

Grades 6 and up - adults encouraged to attend
Banned Books Week is coming up! To get ready, read Laurie Halse Anderson’s well-known book, Speak, then join us for a discussion. Based on Anderson’s lived experience, Speak tells the story of Melinda, a high school freshman shunned by her classmates because she called the cops at a party over the summer. In reality, Melinda made the call because an upperclassman sexually assaulted her. Speak has won over 20 awards and is one of the top 10 most challenged books of 2020, as reported by the American Library Association. The book contains some triggering content, and resources and a trained sexual assault victim advocate will be available during and after the event. Copies of Speak will be available at the library starting August 23.
Zoom Link | Passcode: cLMQA56z | Meeting ID: 853 7178 5080
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Trivia Night

Monday, September 27 | 6:00-7:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Test your knowledge and have fun! We will have categories on a variety of topics from sports to books to movies to science. Join as a team or by yourself and we will have fun and hopefully all learn a few tidbits of trivia along the way!
*Alternate virtual discussion: Monday, September 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM
Zoom Link | Passcode: GgNSyA7Y | Meeting ID: 825 5315 2101
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Author Talk: Laurie Halse Anderson

Thursday, September 30 | 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Event

The North Shore Library is excited to host Laurie Halse Anderson, author of over 30 books for children, teens, and young adults, for Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2)! Laurie will talk about her writing process, her books, and how book banning has affected her own work. Her best known work, Speak, explores the trauma of sexual assault and how it affects freshman Melinda in her first year of high school. Speak has won over 20 awards and is one of the top 10 most challenged books of 2020 as reported by the American Library Association. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear Laurie speak and ask her questions about her works and writing process!
Zoom Link | Password: C5jcRLYX | Meeting ID: 819 7534 5268
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Friday Films: Raya and the Last Dragon (Rated PG, 114 minutes)

Friday, October 1 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

North Shore Library | Community Room

Enjoy showings of popular films on Friday afternoons! This week’s movie is Raya and the Last Dragon. Kumandra is a place where humans and dragons peacefully coexist. When sinister monsters called the Druun threaten the community, however, the dragons readily make a sacrifice to save the human race. Hundreds of years later, the same threat returns. It is up to Raya, a lone warrior, to stop them once and for all. She tracks down the last dragon alive. But as she embarks on her journey, she realizes that it will take more than a dragon and its magic to save her world.
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Rita Gecht Book Club: Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

Wednesday, October 6 | 1:00-2:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Check out a copy of the book at the North Shore Library one month before the event and discuss on Wednesday, October 6 virtually or in person at the library. This month’s book is Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey. At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.
*Alternate virtual discussion: Wednesday, October 6 from 3:00-4:00 PM
Zoom Link | Password: hqW8T2A5 | Meeting ID: 882 3633 6843
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Spooky Movie Night: Hocus Pocus (Rated PG, 95 minutes)

Wednesday, October 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Join us for some family friendly spooky movies! First up is 1993’s Hocus Pocus. Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.
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Friday Films: The Courier (Rated PG-13, 111 minutes)

Friday, October 8 | 2:00-4:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Enjoy showings of popular films on Friday afternoons! This week’s movie is The Courier. This historical drama fictionalizes the story of Greville Wynne, a British electrical engineer and businessman turned M16 agent who relays crucial intelligence about the Soviet nuclear program to the CIA. With the help of his Russian informant, Oleg Penkovsky (a.k.a. Ironbark), he aids the Western Bloc in defusing the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
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How Children Learn About Race and How Adults Can Help

Wednesday, October 13 | 1:00-2:30 PM

Virtual Zoom Event

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Register October 4-12 at: Program Registration
Erin Winkler will review the current research on children’s understanding of race, including how ideas about race form, what children learn and when, why we see changes at various ages, why all of this matters, and how parents, families, and educators can help children understand racial identity, racism, and racial inequalities in age-appropriate ways that empower the young children in their lives. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.
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Bridgerton Book Club: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Wednesday, October 20| 2:00-3:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Check out a copy of the book at the North Shore Library one month before the event and discuss on Wednesday, October 20 virtually or in person at the library. This month’s book is Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean. Finding the perfect way to exact a revenge years in the making, Devil, bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, offers to help Lady Felicity Faircloth land a suitable husband by transforming her into an irresistible temptress who will destroy his enemy.
*Alternate virtual discussion: Wednesday, October 20 from 12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom Link | Password: znXG4sf8 | Meeting ID: 841 8256 1449
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Spooky Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Rated PG, 76 minutes)

Wednesday, October 20 | 6:00-7:30 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Join us for some family friendly spooky movies! Stop-motion tale about Jack Skellington, the leader of Halloweentown, where the residents' life work is to scare humans. After getting a glimpse of life in Christmastown, however, he schemes to kidnap Santa Claus and celebrate a very different Christmas.
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Digitize Your Memories

Thursday, October 21 | 2:00-3:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Do you have a pile of home movies on VHS that you can’t watch anymore or a pile of slides and photos you would love to send to loved ones? Learn how to preserve and digitize old VHS tapes, photos, images, film, negatives and documents with the Library’s VHS to DVD Kit and Epson Perfection Scanner. You can use the Library’s equipment to transfer your memories into a digital format that will last for years to come!
*Alternate virtual tutorial available on YouTube any time after event.
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Friday Films: Godzilla Vs. Kong (PG-13, 113 minutes)

Friday, October 22 | 2:00-4:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Enjoy showings of popular films on Friday afternoons! Kong embarks on a journey to return to his birthplace. However, the awakening of a brutal creature soon threatens humanity's safety, forcing Kong and some unlikely allies to fight to protect the earth. As the two mythical creatures clash, a more profound mystery soon rises to the surface.
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Trivia Night

Monday, October 25 | 6:00-7:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Test your trivia knowledge with the library! Join trivia on Monday, October 25 virtually at 2:00 p.m or in-person at 6:00 p.m. at North Shore Library. We will have categories on a variety of topics from sports to books to movies to science. Join as a team or by yourself and we will have fun and hopefully all learn a few tidbits of trivia along the way!
*Alternate virtual discussion: Monday, October 25 | 2:00-3:00 PM Zoom Link | Password: YbNk92zW | Meeting ID: 847 4428 1041.
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Spooky Movie Night: Beetlejuice (Rated PG, 93 minutes)

Wednesday, October 27 | 6:00-7:30 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Join us for some family friendly spooky movies! A happy couple with a lovely country house die in a car accident and must haunt their old home while waiting to be processed into heaven. Too nice to be scary, they befriend the new tenant's daughter. When they fail to prevent the girl's parents from ruining the house, they ask a devilish spirit for help.
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Friday Films: City of Lies (Rated R, 112 minutes)

Friday, October 29 | 2:00-4:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Enjoy showings of popular films on Friday afternoons! A detective and a journalist, both fallen from grace, unite to refuel their obsession with one of the best known unsolved murders in history - the murder of Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace. Based on the book by Randall Sullivan, this crime drama also delves deep into the murder of Tupac Shakur, the suspicious circumstances surrounding both deaths, and the much-speculated gang or LAPD involvement in the cases.
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Virtual Food Drive – Hunger Task Force

Monday, November 1-Tuesday, November 30

Donate

Help us meet our goal of donating $1,000 to the Hunger Task Force to support local families in need this holiday season! You can donate in person at the North Shore Library or on our website. The Hunger Task Force is only taking financial donations at this time - please do not bring food to the library for this event.
*Link currently unavailable
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Rita Gecht Book Club – Say Nothing by Brad Parks

Wednesday, November 3 | 1:00-2:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Check out a copy of the book at the North Shore Library one month before the event and discuss on Wednesday, November 3 virtually or in person at the library. This month’s book is Say Nothing by Brad Parks. When their children are abducted by a man who blackmails them to follow instructions at the risk of the children's lives, a judge and his wife endure a terrorizing ordeal of no-holds-barred deceit and bond-breaking suspicions.
*Alternate virtual discussion: Wednesday, November 3 from 3:00-4:00 PM
Zoom Link | Passcode: JYXgYS4u | Meeting ID: 817 9970 5097 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81799705097?pwd=TDN1eXZmSDh1eUdTVlRVSElqUVNvQT09
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E-Book Tutorial: Using Libby and Hoopla to Read E-Books

Thursday November 4 | 2:00-3:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Do you love e-books? Learn how to access the library’s vast collection of digital books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels, and more! This basic tutorial will take you through the steps of signing up for Libby and Hoopla, searching for titles, checking out, and reading on your device.
*Alternate virtual tutorial available on YouTube any time after event
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Friday Films: Fatima (Rated PG-13, 113 minutes)

Friday, November 5 | 2:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Academy Award® nominee Harvey Keitel and Golden Globe® nominee Sônia Braga star in the FATIMA movie, which tells the powerful and uplifting story inspired by miraculous and extraordinary true accounts of three children whose shared spiritual visions heralded a miracle and have inspired millions of Catholics worldwide.
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International Travel Safety

Tuesday, November 9 | 2:00-3:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Get tips on traveling safety during COVID-19! Learn about international travel, which countries are open, safety requirements on flights, and more! Presented by Jeanne Reuter of Bayside Travel.
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Dental, Vision, Hearing, Household Chores, and Medical Equipment: Where Can I Get Help?

Thursday, November 11 | 10:00-11:00 AM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Sometimes it is just harder to find information about how to get the things that we need. For older adults, it can be especially difficult to find resources for dental care, vision care, hearing care, household chore services, and durable medical equipment. Please join us as Milwaukee County DHHS Division on Aging (MCDA) Outreach Social Worker Andy Bethke provides an overview of resources and information to meet these needs.
*Alternate virtual presentation: Wednesday, November 10 | 2:00-3:00 PM
Zoom Link | Passcode: ExUhbU9c | Meeting ID: 843 5440 8569
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History Book Club: You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe

Thursday, November 11 | 2:00-3:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Check out a copy of the book at the North Shore Library one month before the event and discuss on Thursday, November 11 virtually or in person at the library. This month’s book is You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe. In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first—and finds he's not quite the man we remember. Coe combines rigorous research and unsentimental storytelling, finally separating the man from the legend.
*Alternate virtual discussion: Thursday, November 11 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom Link | Passcode: hKxr4DS3 | Meeting ID: 848 1341 5846. h
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Friday Films: Here Today (Rated PG-13, 117 minutes)

Friday, November 12 | 2:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

Veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge when she wins him in an auction. They later form a unique bond that starts when he brings her to the E.R. after a food allergy incident, and the doctors mistake them as a father-and-daughter tandem. As Emma gets to know Charlie's life, she takes it upon herself to help him fix things before it's too late for him to achieve his last life goals.
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Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent

Tuesday, November 16 | 2:00-3:00 PM*

North Shore Library | Community Room

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam. You will also be given helpful brochures to take home with you.
*Alternate virtual presentation: Wednesday, November 17 | 2:00-3:00 PM
Zoom Link | Passcode: 5WuvzXcC | Meeting ID: 872 4508 0372
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Mary Nohl and the Witch's House: a Fox Point Landmark

Thursday, November 18 | 2:00-3:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

The North Shore Library is happy to host Barbara Manger, author of Mary Nohl, Inside and Outside. Learn about the life of local artist Mary Nohl, her work, and her house, “The Witch’s House”, a well known landmark in Fox Point.
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Friday Films: Nobody (Rated R, 92 minutes)

Friday, November 19 | 2:00 PM

North Shore Library | Community Room

A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.
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