Patrick Raftery, Librarian for the Westchester County Historical Society, is considered one of the leading authorities on the cemeteries of Westchester County and The Bronx and has authored four volumes on the subject. In this 60-minute illustrated slideshow he will describe the different types of burial grounds, tombstones, and funeral customs while detailing some ofContinue reading “Cemeteries of Westchester, 10/13 @ 7 PM”
Wednesday, September 28 @ 2 pm in Room C A middle-aged couple and their two sons embark on a road trip across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of their journey, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown and fuss over their sick dog. Directed and written by PanahContinue reading “Wednesday Movie Matinees — Hit the Road”
Join us, if you dare, for a ghostly tour of New York’s Hudson Valley and learn about its history, legends, and resident spirits with medium and paranormal investigator, Marianna Boncek. Hosted on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here: https://bit.ly/3BYpV4t. Marianna Boncek is an English teacher, astrologer, and sense medium. When she is notContinue reading “Spooky Hudson Valley, 10/19 @ 7 PM”
Saturday, October 8 @ 3 pm in the Art Gallery and the Children’s Room: Meet in the main floor Art Gallery for a private tour with Jill Liflander, the artist of this month’s exhibit, “Love, Jilly and the Mousies“. Then create your own miniature mice (using magnifying glasses) in the Children’s Room: a mini mousieContinue reading “Children’s Art Tour and Workshop With Jill”
Americans love Halloween, and we’re all familiar with the treat part of trick-or-treating. But candy didn’t always play a central role in Halloween. Join food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson for a voyage through the past as she recounts the sometimes-spooky, mostly wholesome origins of American Halloween foods. Tracing traditions from Scotch kale and Irish turnipsContinue reading “Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween Food Traditions, 10/17 @ 7 PM”
Led by Historian Gary Lawrance, this virtual presentation will explore the magnificent mansions and estates tied to Jay Gould, a railroad magnate from the late 19th century whose unscrupulous business practices made him one of the richest (and most reviled) men in America. This presentation will include an overview of Jay Gould, a look atContinue reading “The Gilded Age Mansions of The Jay Gould Family, 10/11 @ 7 PM”
In collaboration with the Westchester Meditation Center: Bring your family to learn and practice meditation! Saturdays, September 24, October 15, November 19 3:00-4:00 pm on the 3rd floor Snacks on the lawn 4:00-4:30 pm There will be a class for children 11 & under, & a class for 12 years & older. As adults areContinue reading “Meditation For Families”
Like so many leading artists of his time, Marc Chagall came to New York City during WWII into exile, which allowed him to continue to work and exhibit, but also to create major public works like the monumental paintings for the Metropolitan Opera and the glass windows for the UN as well as the RockefellerContinue reading “Chagall In New York: A Virtual Presentation, 10/4 @ 7 PM”
Thursday, October 6 @ 4:30 pm on the 3rd floor It’s time for Halloween, and April’s stories will give you a JUMP! – or a giggle! Join us for a fun and (not too) spooky time! Funded by the Friends of the Library
Saturday, October 29 @ 11 am on the 3rd floor Make a Haunted House! Transform a cardboard box into a spooky haunted home, just in time for Halloween. Recommended for ages 5 and up; caregivers welcome. Led by ArchForKids, a leading provider of STEAM activities for children. Space is limited and registration is required: emailContinue reading “Make a Haunted House!”
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