Adult Programs
THERE’S STILL TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS AND TAKE THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!  Now though Thursday, August 24. Come to the library now through August 24, and start reading books about summer from our suggested reading list and you’ll be eligible for prizes! Be sure to come to our Summer Finale at 6:15pm on Thursday, August 24!

Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, August 24

12:00 am



Thursday, August 24 from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center. No registration required. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

AUGUST 24 LECTURES:

1917 Votes for Women: The 19th Amendment. In 1917, after decade of struggle, a group of radical women decided to do the unthinkable: picket the White House and demand the right to vote.

1919: Strikes and Bombs: The Year of Upheaval. Three key events that led to the “Red Scare”: a series of massive labor strikes, growing fears about the spread of Russian Communism, and a surge of anarchist bombings and race riots.

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Summer Reading Challenge FINALE!

Thursday, August 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



All ages. Thursday, August 24 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Meet on the Library Front Lawn. Join us on the front lawn with songs performed by local musician MILTON. And WALTER’S HOT DOG TRUCK will be here from 6:15 – 7:15pm for you to purchase hot dogs and beverages. We will end by presenting the reading awards to participants in our Summer Reading Challenge and also draw for raffle prizes (you do not need to be present to win). Come on out and join the fun! To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia

Tuesday, August 29

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia. Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:00am. Walk-ins Welcome. Village Center. No registration required. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Vincenza Madonia, for these sessions of Chair Yoga consisting of arm, leg and head movements that are done while seated in a chair. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Larchmont New Movie Matinee: My Cousin Rachel

Wednesday, August 30

11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, August 30 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. A dark romance by Daphne Du Maurier, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Rated PG-13.   If you would like to receive an email reminder about this event CLICK HERE

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Larchmont New Movie Matinee: My Cousin Rachel

Wednesday, August 30

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, August 30 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. A dark romance by Daphne Du Maurier, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Rated PG-13.   If you would like to receive an email reminder about this event CLICK HERE

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Library Closed – Labor Day Weekend – September 2,3, 4

Saturday, September 2 - September 4

All Day



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Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, September 7

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, September 7 from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center. No registration required. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

 September 7 Lectures:

1933: Bold Experimentation – The New Deal. During his first 100 days, President Franklin D. Roosevelt set out on a massive, whirlwind project of legislative activity and policymaking – The New Deal – to save the nation from the worst ravages of the Great Depression.

1939: Einstein’s Letter – The Manhattan Project. The origins of the atomic bomb go back to 1939, when scientists and military leaders undertook an operation to create the world’s first successful atomic weapon before the Nazi’s could.

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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group

Thursday, September 7

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, September 7 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Join us as we read and discuss THE LAST STAND: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn by Nathaniel Philbrick. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower,and Valiant Ambition, is a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. Books are available in the library now.

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Meet Artist Emily Stedman

Saturday, September 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



 Meet artist Emily Stedman in the Oresman Gallery during a reception on Saturday, September 9, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Everyone is invited. Emily Stedman’s latest exhibit titled A PLACE TO REMEMBER, will be on view in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library from September 6 through September 29.

 

 

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MONEY TALKS: Retirement Planning

Thursday, September 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, September 14 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. Join financial advisor Andrew White, for this informative session that covers the “why” and the “how” of retirement planning. The presentation will include information on why you should save for retirement, how much you should save, when you should start saving, key tax issues associated with retirement saving, and much more.

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The Perfect Storm with Dr. Seth Pearl

Monday, September 18

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, September 18 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Dr. Seth Pearl explores and explains the true causes of neuro-developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, seizures, and sensory integration disorder, with a specific emphasis on the role of the brain and central nervous system. Dr. Pearl specializes in Pediatric and Adult Chiropractic, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Clinical Nutrition at the Optimal Health and Development Center in Larchmont.

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Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, September 21

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center.  No registration required. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

September 21 Lectures:

1942: Surprise – The Battle of Midway. This lecture make the case for the Battle of Midway as the critical battle of World War II, specifically because it ended major Japanese offensive operations in the Pacific and allowed America to focus on defeating Nazi Germany.

1945: The Land of Lawns – Suburbanization. An overlooked turning point in American history, this lecture examines early versions of suburbanization and the five federal policy initiatives that led to the extraordinary housing boom, the establishing of the “middle class”, and more.

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Food Changes Everything

Saturday, September 23

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm



Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. “Food Changes Everything” is a 90-minute presentation that deals with how our daily food choices affect our health.  Topics discussed include whole food plant-based diets, the immune system, the commensal microbiome, and epigenetics. Join Health Coach Shanti Urreta, and Chef Kenneth Goldfarb, and take a journey to twenty first century health. Questions and answers will follow the presentation and light snacks will be served. To your health! To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Marriage Is Murder!

Sunday, September 24

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Sunday, September 24 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. M&M Performing Arts brings a murderously funny comedy by Nick Hall to the Larchmont Public Library. Ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler write murder mysteries together. They act out the crimes in Paul’s apartment: poisoned chocolates and lethal martinis, alibis and fingerprints and bodies all contribute to the hilarity. There are many fast paced comic twists as they attempt to outdo and surprise each other and they learn that marriage, like murder, is in the details. Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

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Aging in Place: A Free Webinar with Dr. Atul Gawande

Monday, September 25

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Monday, September 25 at 5:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. THIS IS A WEBINAR. DR. GAWANDE WILL NOT APPEAR IN PERSON. Most adults would prefer to age in place—that is, remain in their home of choice as long as possible.  One-third of American households are home to one or more residents 60 years of age or older. Join us for this important webinar featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, and join the discussion about how the goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end. Co-sponsored by At Home on the Sound.

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Natural Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Monday, September 25

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, September 25 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. An estimated 5.5 million Americans currently are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common cause of dementia and loss of intellectual function among people aged 65 and older. Recent scientific studies are suggesting that Alzheimer’s disease is preventable or reversible when it’s in the early stage. Together with his wife, Dr. Michiko Izumi, Dr. Hiro Izumi maintains his practice at Izumi Wellness in Harrison, NY.

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Larchmont New Movie Matinee: WONDER WOMAN

Wednesday, September 27

11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Rated PG-13

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Larchmont New Movie Matinee: WONDER WOMAN

Wednesday, September 27

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, September 27 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Rated PG-13

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The American Dream (or Nightmare): How Novels Portray America with Catherine Wald

Monday, October 2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Mondays at 7:00pm. October 2, 23, November 13, December 4, 18. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THIS EVENT SEPTEMBER 1Online registration required.  What has the American Dream meant in the past, and what does it mean today? Does the dream still live? Has its meaning changed over the years? What happens to people who attain it and who fail to attain it? Join Catherine Wald and through the lens of these Pulitzer Prize fiction winners, we will explore this rich and multilayered topic.

10/2     Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser

10/23   American Pastoral by Philip Roth

11/13   The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

12/4     Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

12/18   Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia

Tuesday, October 3

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (10/31 @ 9:30am) at 10:00am. Walk-ins Welcome. Village Center. No registration required. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Vincenza Madonia, for these four sessions of Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga consists of arm, leg and head movements, as well as twisting your torso, that are done while seated in a chair. There are also standing movements that use a chair for support. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Conversational English with Janice Towers

Tuesday, October 3

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Village Center. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SEPTEMBER 1Online registration requiredIntermediate speakers of English will improve their speaking & comprehension skills in this FREE series of interactive sessions with NY State Certified ESL Teacher, Janice Towers.

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Acting/Playwriting Workshop with Bill Cwikowski & Katharine Long

Tuesday, October 3

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm



Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:45pm. October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Reception – November 14. Village Center. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SEPTEMBER 1Online registration required. This four-part workshop lead by actor Bill Cwikowski and playwright Katherine Long, will teach participants to approach their work from the perspective of both an actor and playwright. On the spot exercises, including reading each other’s work aloud and performing each other’s work, will teach how writers work with performers in the spirit of collaboration. With the eyes of both playwright and actor a broader look is given to the development of a play and answers are given as to what the theatrical experience itself is all about.  This program is made possible in part with funds from Westchester Library System’s Mini-Grant Initiative supported by Entergy.

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In The Garden of Hardship – Book Discussion with Ileen Gottesfeld

Wednesday, October 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesdays at 10:00am. October 4, 18 & November 1. Village Center. No registration required. Facing Hardships in Haiti, Kabul and the U.S., characters with troubled lives courageously and clearly attempt to overcome their dilemmas.  

October 4: When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi

October 25: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

November 15: PeaceKeeping by Mischa Berlonski

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Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, October 5

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, October 5 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

October 5 Lectures:

1948: The Berlin Airlift & the Cold War. Discover how the beginning of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union spurred a dramatic militarization of the Unites States, promoted a culture of fear over Communist spies and nuclear war, and reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to internationalism.

1950: Tuning In – The Birth of Television. Television was first thought to be a fad, but by the 1950s it had exploded into a pervasive cultural force with the power to help politicians win elections, support national sports franchises, bring the violence of war into people’s living rooms, and create national experiences.

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Guilty Conscience Book Group: THE KING MUST DIE

Thursday, October 5

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, October 5 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Join us as we read and discuss THE KING MUST DIE by Mary Renault. In this ambitious, ingenious narrative, celebrated historical novelist Mary Renault takes legendary hero Theseus, and spins his myth into a fast-paced and exciting story. In what is perhaps the most inventive of all her novels of Ancient Greece, Renault casts Theseus in a surprisingly original pose — she teases the flawed human out of the bronze hero, and draws the plausible out of the fantastic. Books are available in the library now. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Library Closed – Columbus Day

Monday, October 9

All Day



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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia

Tuesday, October 10

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (10/31 @ 9:30am) at 10:00am. Walk-ins Welcome. Village Center. No registration required. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Vincenza Madonia, for these four sessions of Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga consists of arm, leg and head movements, as well as twisting your torso, that are done while seated in a chair. There are also standing movements that use a chair for support. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Conversational English with Janice Towers

Tuesday, October 10

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Village Center. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SEPTEMBER 1Online registration requiredIntermediate speakers of English will improve their speaking & comprehension skills in this FREE series of interactive sessions with NY State Certified ESL Teacher, Janice Towers.

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Acting/Playwriting Workshop with Bill Cwikowski & Katharine Long

Tuesday, October 10

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm



Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:45pm. October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Reception – November 14. Village Center. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SEPTEMBER 1Online registration required. This four-part workshop lead by actor Bill Cwikowski and playwright Katherine Long, will teach participants to approach their work from the perspective of both an actor and playwright. On the spot exercises, including reading each other’s work aloud and performing each other’s work, will teach how writers work with performers in the spirit of collaboration. With the eyes of both playwright and actor a broader look is given to the development of a play and answers are given as to what the theatrical experience itself is all about.  This program is made possible in part with funds from Westchester Library System’s Mini-Grant Initiative supported by Entergy.

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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Wednesday, October 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, its time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a change to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This free, interactive workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association will feature video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease and give you an opportunity to get the facts you need. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Rob Goldstone presents: LOST HORIZON

Wednesday, October 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, October 11 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Directed by Frank Capra and starring Ronald Coleman and Jane Wyatt, this 1937 classic film tells the story of British diplomat Robert Conway (Coleman) and a small group of civilians who have crash landed in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside where the clouds of World War II are gathering, Shangri-la provides a seductive escape for the world-weary Conway. Not rated.

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Writing a Book with Rich Mintzer

Thursday, October 12

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Thursday, October 12 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. According to a recent New York Times survey, 81% of people indicated that they would love to write a book. Unfortunately most people never do so – some of them don’t know where to begin, while others find it a foreboding task. Join veteran author and ghostwriter, Rich Mintzer and learn how to get over the hurdles and actually complete a manuscript, which can then be published. Writing a book is not easy, but it is also not the daunting task that intimidates so many would-be authors. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia

Tuesday, October 17

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (10/31 @ 9:30am) at 10:00am. Walk-ins Welcome. Village Center. No registration required. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Vincenza Madonia, for these four sessions of Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga consists of arm, leg and head movements, as well as twisting your torso, that are done while seated in a chair. There are also standing movements that use a chair for support. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Conversational English with Janice Towers

Tuesday, October 17

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Village Center. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SEPTEMBER 1Online registration requiredIntermediate speakers of English will improve their speaking & comprehension skills in this FREE series of interactive sessions with NY State Certified ESL Teacher, Janice Towers.

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Acting/Playwriting Workshop with Bill Cwikowski & Katharine Long

Tuesday, October 17

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm



Tuesdays from 3:45 to 5:45pm. October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Reception – November 14. Village Center. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SEPTEMBER 1Online registration required. This four-part workshop lead by actor Bill Cwikowski and playwright Katherine Long, will teach participants to approach their work from the perspective of both an actor and playwright. On the spot exercises, including reading each other’s work aloud and performing each other’s work, will teach how writers work with performers in the spirit of collaboration. With the eyes of both playwright and actor a broader look is given to the development of a play and answers are given as to what the theatrical experience itself is all about.  This program is made possible in part with funds from Westchester Library System’s Mini-Grant Initiative supported by Entergy.

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In The Garden of Hardship – Book Discussion with Ileen Gottesfeld

Wednesday, October 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesdays at 10:00am. October 4, 18 & November 1. Village Center. No registration required. Facing Hardships in Haiti, Kabul and the U.S., characters with troubled lives courageously and clearly attempt to overcome their dilemmas.  

October 4: When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi

October 25: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

November 15: PeaceKeeping by Mischa Berlonski

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Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, October 19

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, October 19 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

October 19 Lectures:

1960: The Power to Choose – The Pill. Learn about the historical significance of the birth control pill in American society by considering the central role played by women in its development and subsequent FDA approval in 1960, including the debate over the ethics and morality of “the Pill”.

1963: Showdown in Birmingham – Civil Rights. This lecture looks at the status of African-Americans in the early 1950s and the early stages of this human rights struggle, then examines the protests and violence that rocked Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 and let to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Cannabis Health with Dr. Junella Chin

Thursday, October 19

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Thursday, October 19 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. New York legalized medical marijuana in 2016 when Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act. Dr. Junella Chin, a Bronx native who moved back to New York from California two years ago, has extensive experience integrating medical cannabis into treatment for adults and children. Join our discussion on how you can benefit from the use of medical marijuana and the diseases for which it is legally available. Dr. Chin is a certified cannabis physician with offices in White Plains and Manhattan. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Poetic Truths: An Afternoon of Poetry

Saturday, October 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Saturday, October 21 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Refreshments available. Village Center. No registration required. Join us for an afternoon of poetry reading with poets Michael Collins, Claudine Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich for this poetry extravaganza that explores race, family, and class, with an examination of the spiritual aspects of the soul, the facets of healing, loss, and liberation of the resentment of the past. Refreshments will be available. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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The American Dream (or Nightmare): How Novels Portray America with Catherine Wald

Monday, October 23

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Mondays at 7:00pm. October 2, 23, November 13, December 4, 18. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THIS EVENT SEPTEMBER 1Online registration required.  What has the American Dream meant in the past, and what does it mean today? Does the dream still live? Has its meaning changed over the years? What happens to people who attain it and who fail to attain it? Join Catherine Wald and through the lens of these Pulitzer Prize fiction winners, we will explore this rich and multilayered topic.

10/2     Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser

10/23   American Pastoral by Philip Roth

11/13   The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

12/4     Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

12/18   Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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