ESL Conversation Group – Fall 2013

Short and Sweet Book Discussion with Alex Gaete

Monday, January 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, January 22 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Do you feel like completing a 500-page book is a bit taxing, especially when you only have a few weeks to finish it? The rules for Short and Sweet are simple: we will never assign any book to read that exceeds 250 pages. Also, we will be reading some excellent short stories (from larger collections), which will never exceed 20 pages. Join librarian Alex Gaete, for our second meeting as we read and discuss The Field of Blue Children, The Malediction and One Arm from COLLECTED STORIES by Tennessee Williams. There will be sweets! Books will be available in the library three weeks before each meeting. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.  Watch an interview with Tennessee Williams:

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, January 23

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. No registration required. Need help getting hooked up with eBooks, etc? Just curious about what we have to offer? On Tuesdays, you can get help in the Main Floor Tutor Room from a librarian who will be there ready and willing to help you. While we are focusing on the Library’s services, we’re willing to take a stab at any technological problem you may have. To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

 

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Great Courses: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Thursday, January 25

10:00 am - 11:30 am



NEW SERIES! Thursdays, from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center. No registration required. Through this course led by Dr. W. Bernard Carlson, you will come to appreciate how technology undergirds history, defining and shaping daily life, social structure, and how humans find meaning in the world. Dr. W. Bernard Carlson is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Engineering Business Program. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

January 25 Lectures

Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits. Learn how the Agricultural Revolution changed life for early humans, then trace the development of alcoholic beverages from the earliest days of civilization though the Middle Ages and consider the cultural insights alcohol can offer.

The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet. Explore the role of trade in early societies and how ships, coins, and the alphabet shaped the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean.

To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE. Watch an overview of the series:

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New Movie of the Month: BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Thursday, January 25

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Thursday, January 25 at 6:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. Rated PG-13. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE. Watch the official trailer:

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New Movie of the Month: BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Friday, January 26

10:00 am - 1:00 pm



Friday, January 26 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. Rated PG-13. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE. Watch the official trailer:

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The Friends of the Library Presents Carlos Pavan

Sunday, January 28

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm



Sunday, January 28 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Village Center. No registration required.  New York-based composer/guitarist Carlos Pavan skillfully blends Argentine rhythms with classical and jazz musical concepts. He has performed in major venues such as Lincoln Center, New England Conservatory (Boston), New York City Center, and the New Jersey Tango Festival, to name but a few. He has also performed internationally in France, Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Portugal, and Japan. Watch Carlos Pavan in concert: 

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New Year-Fresh Start: The Five Freedoms

Monday, January 29

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, January 29 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Most Americans are not financially free. Many dislike their jobs and suffer from high levels of stress. Join five-time. inc. founder Tony Coretto, and discover the Five Freedoms, pointing the way to becoming happier, healthier and more productive. The Five Freedoms are physical freedom, mental freedom, spiritual freedom, social freedom and financial freedom.  To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, January 30

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. No registration required. Need help getting hooked up with eBooks, etc? Just curious about what we have to offer? On Tuesdays, you can get help in the Main Floor Tutor Room from a librarian who will be there ready and willing to help you. While we are focusing on the Library’s services, we’re willing to take a stab at any technological problem you may have. To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

 

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New Year-Fresh Start: Women’s Financial Roundtable

Wednesday, January 31

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesday, January 31 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Join Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer, and Financial Analyst Liz Maccarone, for this three-part roundtable discussion focused on maximizing financial resources for women.

What is Going On in the Market?

An easy-to-follow discussion on what has been going on in the financial markets.  We’ll reveal what’s been moving the markets and why, then take a look ahead to see what may happen in 2018.  Best of all, we’ll share some secrets for positioning your portfolio in these uncertain times. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Guilty Conscience Book Group: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Thursday, February 1

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, February 1 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200-million copies sold, it ranks amongst the most famous works in the history of literary fiction. Books are available in the library now. If you would like to receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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New Year-Fresh Start: Sleep Strategies

Tuesday, February 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Tuesday, February 6 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Integrative Health Consultant Mark Adleman, will discuss how biological changes, medical conditions, diet, medication management, and environmental issues can affect sleep. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 6

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. February 6, 13, 20, 27. No registration required. Need help getting hooked up with eBooks, etc? Just curious about what we have to offer? On Tuesdays, you can get help in the Main Floor Tutor Room from a librarian who will be there ready and willing to help you. While we are focusing on the Library’s services, we’re willing to take a stab at any technological problem you may have. To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

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Great Courses: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Thursday, February 8

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursdays, from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center. No registration required. Through this course led by Dr. W. Bernard Carlson, you will come to appreciate how technology undergirds history, defining and shaping daily life, social structure, and how humans find meaning in the world. Dr. W. Bernard Carlson is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Engineering Business Program. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

 February 8 Lectures:

Crossbows East & West. As the world’s first machine with interchangeable parts, the crossbow is a marvel of engineering that shaped the political history of China for centuries.

Roman Arches – Aqueducts and the Collossum. Delve into Roman history and explore the way in which the technology of Roman roads and monuments served state ends.

To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HEREWatch an overview of the series:

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Meet Photographer, Tapani Talo

Saturday, February 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Meet Tapani Talo in the Oresman Gallery on Saturday, February 10, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Oresman Gallery. The reception is free and everyone is welcome.

With the exhibit 16 SEASONS A YEAR, Tapani Talo marks the 50th anniversary of becoming a semi professional photographer, which started with his role as a Press Photographer in 1967 for newspapers about Rock and Roll in Helsinki, Finland. Professionally, Talo is an in-demand architect whose focus is on green buildings. Across his career he has designed numerous notable buildings including Terminal One at JFK and Citi Field and he is proposing what would be the world’s tallest tower, most likely to be built in China.

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The Larchmont Open Miniature Golf Tournament Tee-Off Reception

Saturday, February 10

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Tee-Off Reception and Raffle for Adults. Saturday, February 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Advanced ticket requiredJoin the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library for this opening reception that kick’s off the first ever Larchmont Open Mini-Golf Tournament in the library. You’ll need a ticket to attend. All proceeds benefit the Larchmont Public Library. For information, or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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The Larchmont Open Miniature Golf Tournament

Sunday, February 11

11:00 am - 4:00 pm



All ages. Sunday, February 11 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Advanced ticket requiredGet your tickets now and be part of the fun! Miniature golf is great fun under any circumstances, but especially fun when played inside the library! That’s right, we’re turning the library into a miniature golf course! Everyone in the family is invited join the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library for the first-ever Larchmont Open Mini-Golf Tournament; a unique fund-raising event where the proceeds benefit the Larchmont Public Library. Space is limited, so get your tickets early! For information, or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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Weight Management with Dr. Hiro Izumi

Monday, February 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, February 12 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. 38% of Americans choose losing weight as their New Year’s Resolution! Unfortunately, 95% of these people fail to reach their weight loss goal. Dr. Izumi will explain why your diet isn’t working and how to lose weight for good and cover these important factors: Slowing your metabolism, the role of insulin in weight loss, why weight loss is not about “eat less and exercise more”, how to fast intermittently safely, and more. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 13

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. February 6, 13, 20, 27. No registration required. Need help getting hooked up with eBooks, etc? Just curious about what we have to offer? On Tuesdays, you can get help in the Main Floor Tutor Room from a librarian who will be there ready and willing to help you. While we are focusing on the Library’s services, we’re willing to take a stab at any technological problem you may have. To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

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New Year-Fresh Start: Women’s Financial Roundtable

Wednesday, February 14

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesday, February 14 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Join Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer, and Financial Analyst Liz Maccarone, for this three-part roundtable discussion focused on maximizing financial resources for women.

The Keys to Building Your Investment Portfolio

Building and managing a portfolio involves understanding and managing risk.  We will share the secrets of portfolio construction and discuss asset allocation, investment styles, diversification and risk.  Most important, we will show you how to put it all together to create a custom blueprint that meets your goals and tames your fears.

To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 20

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. February 6, 13, 20, 27. No registration required. Need help getting hooked up with eBooks, etc? Just curious about what we have to offer? On Tuesdays, you can get help in the Main Floor Tutor Room from a librarian who will be there ready and willing to help you. While we are focusing on the Library’s services, we’re willing to take a stab at any technological problem you may have. To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

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Great Courses: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Thursday, February 22

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursdays, from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center. No registration required. Through this course led by Dr. W. Bernard Carlson, you will come to appreciate how technology undergirds history, defining and shaping daily life, social structure, and how humans find meaning in the world. Dr. W. Bernard Carlson is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Engineering Business Program. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

February 22 Lectures:

Waterwheels and Clocks. The waterwheel was the first major energy source beyond human muscle and animal labor, which freed people to perform more sophisticated tasks. Meanwhile, the development of the mechanical clock redefined our sense of time.

Pagodas and Cathedrals. Explore the evolution of the pagoda and the cathedral

To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HEREWatch an overview of the series:

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New Movie of the Month: WONDER

Thursday, February 22

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Thursday, February 22 at 6:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman (Jacob Trembley). Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Also starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Rated PG. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

Watch the official trailer:

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New Movie of the Month: WONDER

Friday, February 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Friday, February 23 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman (Jacob Trembley). Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Also starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Rated PG. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

Watch the official trailer:

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Turn Your Travels Into Adventures

Monday, February 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Join Adventure Travel Specialist Heidi Sheldon, and learn how Adventure Travel has expanded beyond the National Parks and beyond appealing only to elite athletes. Active travel companies now cater to a wide range of abilities and interests for people in every age bracket – including seniors – and are offered on every continent in nearly every country. Get off the Beaten Path and come learn what it means to be active on your vacation and how adventure is the new buzzword in the travel industry. To receive an email remainder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, February 27

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. February 6, 13, 20, 27. No registration required. Need help getting hooked up with eBooks, etc? Just curious about what we have to offer? On Tuesdays, you can get help in the Main Floor Tutor Room from a librarian who will be there ready and willing to help you. While we are focusing on the Library’s services, we’re willing to take a stab at any technological problem you may have. To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

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New Year-Fresh Start: Women’s Financial Roundtable

Wednesday, February 28

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Join Wealth Management Advisor Julia Strayer, and Financial Analyst Liz Maccarone, for this three-part roundtable discussion focused on maximizing financial resources for women.

Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds

If you have an investment or retirement account, you likely own mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs). These funds can make up all, or part, of your portfolio, track an index, track a market sector, and so much more. We will talk about how they work, how to use them, and the “hidden” fees.

To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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