Bemis Public Library Virtual Programming – April & May 2020

Adult Online Events: Library 

Senior Social Club – Fridays at 9:30 a.m., March 27 – May 29 

Our Friday morning chats have moved to conference calls! You’ll have to provide your own coffee and pastries now, but we’re still going to connect with each other. You can join the call from a computer, smartphone, regular cell phone, or landline: 

Computers & smartphones: click here to connect 

Cell phones & Landlines: Call 1 (301) 715-8592, and enter Meeting ID 987 926 117 when prompted 

Bemis Virtual Book Clubs 

The library may be closed, but the internet is open! And we’re going to use it for a good old-fashioned (well, ok, new-fashioned) virtual book club! So if you’re stuck at home, and getting antsy for a chance to talk about something other than coronavirus, the economy, and the state of the TP aisle, here’s your chance. Take your pick of a fantastic fiction title, or a thought-provoking nonfiction book (or both), and then log in to join us (meetings will be hosted on Zoom, and require a downloaded app – click here to get Zoom)! Both of these titles are available as e-books and e-audio through Hoopla and OverDrive. 

Fiction Book Club: Friday, May 1, 12:00 p.m. 

Title To Be Determined 
 Click here for the e-book 

Click here for the e-audiobook 

Nonfiction Book Club: Wednesday, May 13, 12:00 p.m. 

Title to be determined

Click here for the e-book 

Click here for the e-audiobook 

Mindful Moments in a Stressful World 

Join us in the virtual world for some real world calm. Heather Kokx will lead a twenty-minute guided meditation, designed to help you find your center and regain the balance that these uncertain times have taken away. After the meditation, participants are welcome to ask questions about mindfulness, meditation, and building a daily practice for serenity. 

Friday, April 17, 2:00 p.m. – Click here to join this session 

A Virtual Lesson in the KonMari Method of Tidying Up – Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m. 

You’ve always meant to clear your clutter, tidy your space, and streamline your life – and now, you’re stuck at home, with too much time on your hands. So let’s get to tidying! Certified KonMari Method consultant Kate, of Call Kate Tidy, will share the steps for tidying up once and for all, help you learn how to tell when something sparks joy, and talk about how to approach creating a vision for your ideal life. Our world is stressful and scary right now, but we can take steps to make our homes safe, peaceful, and joyful. 

Join us online for this empowering presentation by clicking here

Click here to download Zoom 

Reel Life in the Virtual World: A Documentary Film Discussion 

 April 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Join us for our movie discussion series: Reel Life – The Virtual Edition! We can’t get together to watch the movie, but we can watch it together – check it out on Kanopy, watch it at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24th, and click here to join the chat on Zoom for an open discussion during and after the film! 

Anthropocene – The Human Epoch 

Humanity has reengineered the planet on a scale like no other species – to the extent that we could be collectively considered a geological force. And there are those who argue that we now live in a new geologic era – the Anthropocene Epoch – marked by  profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the evidence and experience of human planetary domination is breathtaking.