Programs


Virtual events and programs for adults

History Book Club: American Nations: a history of the eleven regional cultures of North America by Colin Woodard
Wednesday, May 12 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Join our virtual discussion of American Nations: a history of the eleven regional cultures of North America. According to Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots. His book American Nations takes readers on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, offering a revolutionary and revelatory take on American identity. From the Deep South to the Far West, to Yankeedom to El Norte, American Nations reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today, with results that can be seen in the composition of the U.S. Congress or on the county-by-county election maps of any hotly contested election in our history.
Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89814920533
Meeting ID: 898 1492 0533
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Microsoft Office Basics
Tuesday, May 18 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Do you need to use word processing, a spreadsheet, or presentation but aren’t sure how? We will introduce you to the basics of storing, managing, and analyzing data in a word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation document. We will be covering Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. This is an introductory tutorial covering the basics of Microsoft Office.
Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89470441401
Meeting ID: 898 1492 0533
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Lord of the Rings Trivia
Monday, May 24 | 7:00-8:00 p.m.
You shall not pass…. up this opportunity to play Lord of the Rings trivia! We’ll use Zoom and Kahoot for a night of trivia from home! Play with your household or on a remote team. To play remotely with a team, simply make sure that you are not sharing your camera with the trivia Zoom. Then use another video chat service, such as Google Meet or Skype to meet with your team.
Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82426356975
Meeting ID: 824 2635 6975
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Summer Reading Challenge
Monday, June 7-Friday, August 6
Log your reading this summer for a chance to win prizes! Track your reading progress in the Beanstack app or at https://northshorelibrary.beanstack.org/. Our librarians are also happy to help you over the phone or at the library. Raffle winners will be selected after the program is completed on August 6th. Raffles include Starbucks gift baskets, gift cards to local businesses, and more! Sign up at https://northshorelibrary.beanstack.org/
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Rita Gecht Book Club: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
Wednesday, June 2 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Ellsworth Park Pavilion, 600 E Ellsworth Ln, Bayside, WI 53217
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Sign up May 25-June 1.
Join our book discussion of Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink. Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is a historical fiction about two women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order reconcile the life of the heart and mind. Books available for check out at the North Shore Library one month before the event.
Sign up at: https://forms.gle/Xb5L4JVbwS9FcW9MA
*This is a socially distanced, masked outdoor event. Capacity is limited to maintain social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, program will be hosted virtually via Zoom.
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Author Talk: Pamela Schaefer’s The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: The People and the Land
Tuesday, June 8 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ellsworth Park Pavilion, 600 E Ellsworth Ln, Bayside, WI 53217
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Sign up June 1-7.
Learn about the history of Bayside’s Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and the citizens who saved it from commercial development in the 1960s. Local author Pamela Schaefer will discuss the history of the Center, from its early days to its most recent green building addition in the early 2000s. Pam began her research on the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center after retiring from practicing law. She did most of her research at the UW-Milwaukee Golda Meier library where she found a treasure trove of newspaper articles and copies of the many “founding mothers” letters and documents.
Sign up June 1-7 at: https://forms.gle/rVR7J4cLhNNnYXzS8
* This is a socially distanced, masked outdoor event. Capacity is limited to maintain social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, program will be hosted virtually via Zoom.
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Mind Games: The Science of Perception Deception
Wednesday, June 9 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Virtual event
Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging virtual program, William explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. In the program, you’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day that are influenced subconsciously. William will also give the attendees proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health. At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own.
Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87963494524
Meeting ID: 879 6349 4524.
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Never Too Late To Learn: Transparent Language and Gale Courses
Wednesday, June 16 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Virtual event
Are you a lifelong learner? Learn about Transparent Language and Gale Courses, two library resources that offer a multitude of learning opportunities. From foreign languages to software to photography, there is always something to learn. This presentation will cover how to sign up for and use these two databases. Participants are encouraged to come with questions.
Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83341215348
Meeting ID: 833 4121 5348.
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Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud
Tuesday, June 22 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Virtual event
Did you know that Medicare loses billions, yes BILLIONS of dollars each year due to fraud, errors and abuse? Think it can’t happen to you? Think it doesn’t happen in Wisconsin? Unfortunately, think again: it could, and it does. Join us to learn more about how you can protect, detect and report Medicare fraud, errors and abuse with the help of Wisconsin’s Senior Medicare Patrol. We will also talk about volunteer opportunities that are currently available to help spread the message to Wisconsin Medicare beneficiaries.
Join this virtual Zoom event at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82595562842
Meeting ID: 825 9556 2842.
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Summer Book Club: Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Wednesday, June 23 | 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Virtual event Join our virtual evening summer book club where we discuss thrilling mysteries. This month’s book is Long Bright River by Liz Moore. A suspense novel that also looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate. Books available for check out at the North Shore Library one month before the event. Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82685263053
Meeting ID: 826 8526 3053.
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Pixar Trivia
Monday, June 28 | 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Virtual event
From Up to WALL-E to Inside Out, we’ll experience the magic of Pixar! We'll use Zoom and Kahoot for an interactive trivia experience. Play with your household or on a remote team. To play remotely with a team, simply make sure that you are not sharing your camera with the trivia Zoom. Then use another video chat service, such as Google Meet or Skype to meet with your team.
Join this virtual Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87873260816
Meeting ID: 878 7326 0816.
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Make an Indoor Herb Garden
Wednesday, June 30 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Ellsworth Park Pavilion, 600 E Ellsworth Ln, Bayside, WI 53217
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Sign up June 22-29.
Get started on planting your indoor herb garden with three herb starters: basil, thyme, and oregano. Participants will be guided through the process of planting herbs in pots and learn how to care for and use herbs at home. Starting an indoor herb garden is a great way to save money, grow herbs year-round, stay healthy, and use fresh herbs in your cooking. Registration is required for this event and space is limited, so sign up early! Thanks to Bayside Garden Center for their generous donation of herbs.
Sign up June 22-29 at: https://forms.gle/VAn4ZnZVpU4XRqJC6
*This is a socially distanced, masked outdoor event. Capacity is limited to maintain social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, supplies will be available for pickup at the library and virtual instructions will be posted online.
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