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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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New Movie of the Month: DARKEST HOUR

Friday, March 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Friday, March 2 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Darkest Hour  is nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. Rated PG-13.

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Meet the Photographers Reception

Saturday, March 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Color Camera Club of Westchester will host a reception on Saturday, March 3, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Oresman Gallery. The reception is also free and everyone is welcome.

CREATIVE VISIONS, a new exhibit of photography by the photographers of the Color Camera Club of Westchester is on view in the Oresman Gallery from Friday, March 2, through Thursday, March 29. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.

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WASTED: The Story of Food Waste

Saturday, March 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Saturday, March 3 at 2:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. 40% of the food in America is wasted and globally 1.3-billion tons of food is thrown out each year. With this documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food. Following the film, there will be a Q & A session with the film’s directors, Anna Chai and Nari Kye. Tasty treats will be provided. Presented by The Town of Mamaroneck Sustainability Collaborative and the Village of Larchmont Environmental Committee.

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Local Author Lara Dearman, Reads from THE DEVIL’S CLAW

Sunday, March 4

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm



Sunday, March 4 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Local author Lara Dearman will read from her exhilarating debut novel The Devil’s Claw. A Guernsey-bred reporter who’s retreated to her birthplace from the criminal cobwebs of London finds the Channel Islands just as deep in malfeasance and a lot deeper in denial. Having moved from the Channel Islands to Brighton to London to Paris to Singapore and back to London over the past 15 years, Dearman now lives in Larchmont with her family. The Devil’s Claw combines her love of Guernsey, myths, and folklore with her obsession with crime fiction and serial killers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

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Rob Goldstone presents: PAL JOEY

Monday, March 5

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Monday, March 5 at 2:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Join “Movie Man” Rob Goldstone for PAL JOEY. This 1957 classic stars Rita Heyworth, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, and is directed by George Sidney. In this film version of the John O’Hara/Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Broadway musical, ambitious singer/dancer Joey (Sinatra) is still something of a louse, but a redeemable one. The relationship between Joey and his older benefactress Vera Simpson (Hayworth) is one of implication rather than overt statement. Not rated.

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Easy Sustainability Tips to Help You and the Planet with Jordana Viuker

Wednesday, March 7

10:00 am - 11:15 am



Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about how to minimize your burden on our environment?  There are many parts of modern life that could be more efficient, but which improvements will be most beneficial? Join Sustainability Consultant Jordana Viuker, in a discussion of how you can easily implement changes in your home and lifestyle to reduce your carbon emissions, water pollution, waste and other impacts on our local ecosystem as well as the global environment.

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Great Courses: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Thursday, March 8

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, March 8 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. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

March 8 Lectures:

Paper and Printing. Survey the development of writing rom the days of clay tablets and parchment through the development of the printing press and moveable type.

Gunpowder, Canons, and Guns. Begin with the origins of gunpowder in ancient China and trace its movement to Europe with consideration as to how cannons and firearms changed the face of warfare.

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New Movie of the Month: DARKEST HOUR

Thursday, March 8

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Darkest Hour is nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. Rated PG-13.

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Pop Art with Diane Davis: Celebrating 1968

Friday, March 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Friday, March 9 and Monday, March 12 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. (snow date: March 14). Village Center. Online registration requiredJoin artist Diane Davis for this hands-on, two-session art class designed for artists of all skill levels with the ultimate goal of creating artwork for an exhibit inspired by the styles of the 1960s in the Oresman Gallery. The exhibit will be 
part of a community-wide exhibit of 1960s inspired art tying-in with the 2018 ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY reading initiative in April. For links to various Pop Art styles, CLICK HERE. Supplies for this class are provided by BLICK.

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Pop Art with Diane Davis: Celebrating 1968

Monday, March 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Friday, March 9 and Monday, March 12 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. (snow date: March 14). Village Center. Online registration requiredJoin artist Diane Davis for this hands-on, two-session art class designed for artists of all skill levels with the ultimate goal of creating artwork for an exhibit inspired by the styles of the 1960s in the Oresman Gallery. The exhibit will be 
part of a community-wide exhibit of 1960s inspired art tying-in with the 2018 ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY reading initiative in April. For links to various Pop Art styles, CLICK HERESupplies for this class are provided by BLICK.

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Home Renovation 101: Financing, Renovating and the Design Process

Monday, March 12

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Thursday, January 26 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required. Listen to and ask questions of our expert panel while they discuss topics related to renovating….from financing, all the way through the design and construction process. If you’re considering any home renovation project, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Our panel will includeTheresa Viti-Finck, Mortgage Loan Officer with TD Bank, Gregory Lewis, Partner, Lewis & Lewis Architects,  Nancy Davilman, Principal, ND Interiors, LLC, Nelson Segovia, Owner, Nelson S. Construction, and Vincent Carilli, Kitchen Designer, Majestic Kitchens.

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Inviting Birds and Pollinators into your Garden with Lynn Becker

Thursday, March 15

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm. Village Center. No registration required.As climate change and ongoing development diminish our native bird and pollinator populations, finding ways to regain habitable landscapes is increasingly important. This presentation will discuss the ongoing threats to birds and pollinators, as well as the plants and design strategies that will encourage them to return to our local gardens. A life-long gardener, Lynn Becker received her certificates in Horticulture and Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Garden in 2015 and studied at the Westchester Native Plant Center.

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Home Alone

Sunday, March 18

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



Grades 5 to 8 with Adult. Sunday, March 18 from 2:00 to 3:30pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. Online registration requiredWhat would you do if you were home alone and there was an emergency?  In this workshop, for preteens who spend time alone at home and the adults who love them, you’ll learn how to stay safe from local EMT Joan Lloyd.

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Sacred Gardening: Yielding to the Call of the Land with Paul W. Jacob

Monday, March 19

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



Monday, March 19 at 7:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Paul Jacob spent two years developing a sustainable organic garden/orchard for a family on Cortes Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.  This program is a combination of both visuals (photographs that document the creation and evolution of that garden/orchard and the community that developed through it) and a lecture about how to start listening to and tending the land no matter where you live.

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Short and Sweet Book Discussion with Alex Gaete

Wednesday, March 21

10:00 am - 11:15 am



Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00am. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. 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 What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories by Raymond Carver. There will be sweets! Books will be available in the library three weeks before each meeting.

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Great Courses: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Thursday, March 22

10:00 am - 11:30 am



Thursday, March 22 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. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

 

March 22 Lectures:

Telescopes and Microscopes. Learn how the development of optical technology drove the Scientific Revolution, setting the stage for Galileo and others to establish the scientific method of observation.

The Caravel and Celestial Navigation. Better ships, information about wind and currents, and new navigation techniques brought about remarkable political and economic change throughout Europe.

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New Movie of the Month: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURI

Thursday, March 22

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm. Village Center. No registration required. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Acrtess and Best Supporting Actor. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. Rated R.

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New Movie of the Month: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURI

Friday, March 23

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Friday, March 23 at 10:00am. Village Center. No registration required. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Acrtess and Best Supporting Actor. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. Rated R.

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Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company present: HAMLET

Sunday, March 25

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Sunday, March 25 at 4:00pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. No registration required. This production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy is a fast-paced, 90-minute adaptation that aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the bard’s words and the audience. Hamlet is an enduring character because people from all walks of life have recognized their essential humanity in him. Featuring Tal Aviezer, artistic director of Red Monkey Theater Group,  as Hamlet. Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

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Meet the Artists of “1968 One Book-One Community”

Saturday, April 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



The artists exhibiting in the ONE BOOK-ONE COMMUNITY exhibit will host a reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Oresman Gallery. The reception is free and everyone is welcome.

“ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY”, is new exhibit of art in all media by residents of the Larchmont and Mamaroneck communities. The exhibit is on view in the Oresman Gallery from Tuesday, April 3,  through Sunday, April 29. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.

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