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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 18: 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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Larchmont’s Annual Scarecrow Festival

Saturday, October 21 - October 23

All Day



All ages. Saturday, October 21 through Monday, October 23. (Rain dates: October 28 – 30).  Larchmont’s annual Scarecrow Festival is back! Come enjoy all the scarecrows on the front lawn of the library and VOTE for your favorite! Voting will take place from 12pm to 2pm during the annual Ragamuffin Parade on Saturday, October 21. The three scarecrows with the most votes will be displayed in the library. Don’t miss the fun by being a part of this Larchmont Halloween tradition!

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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 - 8:30 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. Books will be available in the library three weeks prior to each session. The American Dream series is sponsored by Humanities NY.

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 24

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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Acting/Playwriting Workshop with Bill Cwikowski & Katharine Long

Tuesday, October 24

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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Larchmont New Movie Matineé: THE BEGUILED

Wednesday, October 25

11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. “The Beguiled” is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, the story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Rated PG-13.

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Larchmont New Movie Matineé: THE BEGUILED

Wednesday, October 25

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, October 25 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. “The Beguiled” is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, the story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Rated PG-13.

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Downsizing and Moving: Getting Through the Process

Thursday, October 26

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm



Thursday, October 26 at 1:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. If you’re thinking of selling your home and finding a more carefree, liberating life, then this free seminar was designed precisely for you. Join Michele Silverman Bedell and a panel of industry experts who will provide valuable advice and helpful tips on topics that include how make your home market ready, the value of staging your home, whether or not remodeling is a good idea and a good value, what to look for in new properties such as condominiums and the process of moving. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Smart Investing for Women

Thursday, October 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, October 26 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. In this informative presentation, Financial Advisor Bryan Ousten will share what the greatest threats are to a woman’s financial security are and show how the “building block” approach to savings, insurance and investments can protect against those threats. Also discussed will be the nine long-term investment strategies which include maintaining a long-term perspective, matching your investments to your time horizon while also matching your investments to your risk tolerance. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Readings from the Westchester Review

Sunday, October 29

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm



Sunday, October 29 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Join local authors as they read from their work published in the 2017 edition of The Westchester Review. The Westchester Review began with a conversation on a summer evening. “There are so many gifted writers here in the county,” I said to my daughter. “Wouldn’t it be something if there were a journal for the many voices of Westchester?” We looked at each other and said, “Why not?”   —JoAnn Duncan Terdiman, Publisher.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

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Readings from the Westchester Review

Sunday, October 29

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm



Sunday, October 29 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Join local authors as they read from their work published in the 2017 edition of The Westchester Review. The Westchester Review began with a conversation on a summer evening. “There are so many gifted writers here in the county,” I said to my daughter. “Wouldn’t it be something if there were a journal for the many voices of Westchester?” We looked at each other and said, “Why not?”   —JoAnn Duncan Terdiman, Publisher.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

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Murder, Madness, Mayhem and Poe with Frank Connelly

Monday, October 30

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Monday, October 30 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. In what has become a Westchester County Halloween tradition Librarian Frank Connelly reads timeless Edgar Allan Poe classics including The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart and Annabelle Lee. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia

Tuesday, October 31

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 31

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 31 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 31

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, November 1

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, November 2

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, November 2 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.  

November 2 Lectures:

1968: Losing Vietnam- The Tet Offensive. Why did America get involved in the affairs of Vietnam and eventually commit to massive military escalation in the mid-1960’s? Get answers about this most controversial war by looking at the Tet Offensive – the turning point of the war.

1969: Disaster – Birth of Environmentalism. Investigate how a disastrous oil spill in Santa Barbara and a dramatic fire on Ohio’s Cuyahoga river led to the modern environmental movement in America.

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Meet Artists Laura Lavan, Sally Tobin and David Le Blanc

Thursday, November 2

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



There will be an artists reception Oresman Gallery on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30 to 8:00pm, with Laura Lavan, Sally Tobin and David Le Blanc.

Their new exhibit titled CURRENT WORKS will be on display in the Oresman Gallery from November 2 through November 29. The exhibit and reception are free and all are invited. 100% of the sale of Laura Lavan’s work will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon After School Tutoring Program.

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Stranger Than Fiction Book Group

Thursday, November 2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, November 2 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Join us as we read and discuss ATLANTIC: GREAT SEAL BATTLES, HEROIC DISCOVERIES, TITANIC STORMS, and a VAST OCEAN of a MILLION STORIES by Simon Winchester. Books will be available in the library three weeks prior to the meeting. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Hooked on Screens: How to Get Your 5 to 14 year old to Put Down the Devices and Pick Up a Book

Monday, November 6

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Parents of Children ages 5 to 14. Monday, November 6 at 6:30pm. Online registration requiredDr. Colleen Carroll helps parents who are tired of fighting the battle against screen time and want to help their child choose to read instead. In this talk, parents will learn how to create a reader-friendly home that beckons children to read, along with four more easy steps to get your child to put down the video games and social media and enjoy reading.

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, November 7

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26. By appointmentNeed 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. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment online or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

Check the FAQ section of our webpage for suggestions about what to bring.

 

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Library Closed – Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 10

All Day



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Meet Author, Syl Tang

Sunday, November 12

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm



Sunday, November 12 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Join us as author Syl Tang, reads from her newly published book Disrobed: How Clothing Predicts Economic Cycles, Saves Lives, and Determines the Future. We may not often think of our clothes as having a function beyond covering our naked bodies and keeping us a little safer from the elements. But to discount the enormous influence of clothing on everything from economic cycles to the future of water scarcity is to ignore the greater meaning of the garments we put on our backs. Disrobed vividly considers the role that clothing plays in everything from natural disasters to climate change to terrorism to geopolitics to agribusiness.

“Fascinating and insightful.” Jonathan Woetzel, director and senior partner, McKinsey Global Institute

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

Monday, November 13

7:00 pm - 8:30 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. Books will be available in the library three weeks prior to each session. The American Dream series is sponsored by Humanities NY.

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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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, November 14

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26. By appointmentNeed 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. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment online or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

Check the FAQ section of our webpage for suggestions about what to bring.

 

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Acting/Playwriting Workshop Reception

Tuesday, November 14

3:45 pm - 5:45 pm



Tuesday, November 14. 3:45 to 5:45pm. No registration required. Village Center. Join veteran actor Bill Cwikowski and playwright Katharine Long, along with the participants of their multi-week workshop session, and enjoy an afternoon of theater and refreshments.

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Rob Goldstone presents: THE COUNTRY GIRL

Wednesday, November 15

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, November 15 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Join “Movie Man” Rob Goldstone for this 1954 classic film starring Bing Crosby, William Holden, and Grace Kelly. Not rated. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, November 16

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, November 16 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.

 

November 16 Lectures:

1974: Age if Crisis – Watergate. Experience the flurry of paranoia, political intrigue, and investigative reporting from this momentous event, and witness it forever shake the confidence of the American people in their political leaders.

1975: The Digital Age – Personal Computers. The world’s first personal computers revolutionized America’s social, political, and cultural landscape. Experience how these machines became essential in 21st century life.

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Picasso’s Pyrenees

Thursday, November 16

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, November 16 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. About 100 years ago, a charming little town in the foothills of the French Pyrenees called Céret became a center of Modern Art. Up-and-coming artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and Gris spent time in the area. It was here that Picasso and Braque developed analytical cubism. Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will show the places these masters lived and worked, who they hung out with, where they traveled, and the work that was inspired by their surroundings and community.

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Crochet Mornings with Emily

Friday, November 17

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00am. November 17, December 1, 8, 15. Village Center. No registration required – Walk-ins welcome. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, join library staff member Emily Zenner and explore the art of crochet. Experience not necessary, but you will need to provide your own crochet hooks and yarn. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, November 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26. By appointmentNeed 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. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment online or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

Check the FAQ section of our webpage for suggestions about what to bring.

 

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Library Closed – Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23

All Day



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How to Get Your Health Care Wishes Respected and Receive Good Quality Care

Monday, November 27

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Dying is different today than it was 100 years ago. David C. Leven will define what palliative care is and how it can benefit you, share ways to get more effective pain management and how to inform your doctors about your treatment preferences.  David C. Leven, JD, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, was the Executive Director of End of Life Choices New York. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, November 28

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26. By appointmentNeed 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. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment online or call the Information Desk at 834-2281 ext 3.

Check the FAQ section of our webpage for suggestions about what to bring.

 

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Larchmont New Movie Matineé: GLASS CASTLE

Wednesday, November 29

11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Wednesday, November 29 at 11:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. PG-13. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE

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Larchmont New Movie Matineé: GLASS CASTLE

Wednesday, November 29

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, November 29 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. PG-13. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

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Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, November 30

10:00 am - 12:30 pm



Thursday, November 30 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. These are the final lectures in the series.

November 30 Lectures:

1989: Collapse – End of the Cold War. Go back to November 9, 1989, when the whole world watched as the Berlin Wall fell, bringing an end to the Cold War.

2001: The Age of Terror – 9/11 Attacks. In this final lecture, investigate the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the dawn of the “age of terror”.

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