One Book – One Community Event Guide Now Available

The One Book – One Community Event Guide is now available. You can pick up a copy of the printed guide in the library and then plan ahead for the events that you would like to attend.

ART EXHIBITS

Art exhibits are available for viewing during normal library hours

APRIL 1 – 30

CLICK: Photos of Mamaroneck from 50 Years Ago. Warner Gallery & Glass Case at the Mamaroneck Public Library.  The public are invited to display photos of Mamaroneck from the late 1960s. Also on display will be historical photos owned by the Library and the Mamaroneck Historical Society. For details, contact Trish Byrne at tbyrne@wlsmail.org

APRIL 3 – 29.   

1968 Community Art Exhibit. 

Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library. This community art exhibit features works in all media by local artists of all skill levels with artworks created in the styles popular in the late 1960s. RECEPTION IN THE GALLERY: Saturday, April 7, 2 – 4pm. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

MOVIES

Thursday, APRIL 5 at 10am

Ken Burns Vietnam: 1968 – THINGS FALL APART

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library.  Many things serve to define the year 1968; chief among them is the war in Vietnam. This screening from the remarkable documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick focuses on January through July 1968. On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Friday, APRIL 6 at 10am

Ken Burns Vietnam: 1968 – THE VENEER OF CIVILIZATION

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library. Focusing on June 1968, through May 1969, as public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Tuesdays, APRIL 10, 17 & 24 from 2pm – 5pm

The 60s: THE DECADE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. 

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Join us on three consecutive Tuesdays as we present parts 1, 2 & 3 of this series produced by Tom Hanks. With the Vietnam War, the British Invasion, Woodstock, the Civil Rights Movement, and JFK’s assassination, the 1960s represent, perhaps, the most consequential decade in U.S. history. It was a period of monumental social and political change, altering virtually every aspect of American life for future generations.   For details, contact Lori Friedli at lfriedli@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, APRIL 11 at 2pm

1968 in Film: FUNNY GIRL 

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library. Theatrical debut September 19, 1968. The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, the film tells the life of Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand), the famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Rated G.  For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Thursday, APRIL 12 from 10am – 2pm

1968 Film Festival 

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Join us as we present three classic films from 1968:  10am – 12noon: HAIR. The super hit based on the 1968 Broadway musical. 1pm – 3pm: IN THE YEAR OF THE PIG. Award-winning documentary about Vietnam. 3pm – 6pm: YELLOW SUBMARINE. Classic film by The Beatles, followed by a film discussion with Mamaroneck librarian and cineast Jack Weiss. For details, contact Jack Weiss at jweiss@wlsmail.org

Thursday, APRIL 26 at 6:30pm

1968 in Film: BULLITT 

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library. Theatrical debut October 17, 1968. Bullitt (Steve McQueen) is an all guts, no glory San Francisco cop who’s determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed a witness under his protection. The film was among the first to present the world of policing in a gritty, “real” way. The cast inludes Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Duvall, Norman Fell, and Vic Tayback. Rated PG. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Saturday, APRIL 28 at 2pm

1968 in Film: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library. Theatrical debut April 2, 1968. “2001” is perhaps the best-known of Stanley Kubrick’s films and is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth. Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found; one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Dr. Dave Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. Rated PG. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

CRAFTS and GAMES

Tuesday, APRIL 3 at 2pm

Teen Tie Dye Workshop 

Program Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Registration required.  Teens will learn a variety of groovy tie dyeing patterns and techniques. Ellen McTyre shows you how. One cloth and t-shirt provided. Bring your own to create more!  For details, contact Ellen McTyre at emctyre@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, APRIL 4 at 2pm OR 3:30pm

3-D 60s Jewelry 

Program Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Registration required. Please select one session only. Librarian Ellen McTyre will demonstrate how to use the 3-D printer to recreate some of the 1960s most iconic symbols. For teens and adults. For details, contact Ellen McTyre at emctyre@wlsmail.org

Sunday, APRIL 8 at 2pm

1968 Crossword 

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Join veteran puzzle-solver Ed Stein for a 1968 crossword puzzle solving session. Ed is also a crossword contributor to the New York TimesFor details, contact Lori Friedli at lfriedli@wlsmail.org

Monday, APRIL 9 from 4pm – 6:30pm

60s Themed Coloring 

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Must be 18 to participate. Join in the fun by spending an afternoon of coloring, music, relaxation and refreshments. Drop in any time between 4pm and 6:30pm. For details, contact Trish Byrne at tbyrne@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, APRIL 11 at 6pm

Beadz by Mary 

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Adults only. Registration requiredMary Soto will guide participants in creating 60s themed bead jewelry. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited to ten participants. For details, contact Mary Soto at msoto@wlsmail.org

MUSIC and TELEVISION

Saturday, APRIL 14 at 7pm

Peace, Love and Rock ‘n Roll Dance

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Cover: $20 per couple, $15 per individual. Wine and beer available for purchase. Complimentary light snacks. Rock out and dance to the sounds of the late 60s with DJ Johnny G. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mamaroneck Public Library. For details, contact Susan Riley at sriley@wlsmail.org

Monday, APRIL 16 at 7pm

1968: Somewhere Between Sgt. Pepper, The Summer of Love, and the Moon 

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. World famous DJ Jimmy Fink explores the musical influences that led up to the sounds of 1968 and beyond. Don’t miss this amazing presentation! For details, contact Susan Riley at sriley@wlsmail.org

Saturday, APRIL 21 at 2pm

The Beatles: 68 rpm

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Join World’s biggest Beatles fan Mark Hasskarl, and learn about the enormous influence that The Beatles had on popular music during the year 1968. For details, contact Susan Riley at sriley@wlsmail.org

Sunday, APRIL 29 at 4pm

Beam Me Up: 50 Years of STAR TREK with Clive Young. 

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library. Refreshments at 3:30pm. This fast-paced, multimedia program presented by Clive Young, explores how creator Gene Roddenberry first envisioned the original TV show as a western in space, and then steadily built a team of legendary actors, brilliant writers and clear-sighted directors who brought the original crew’s story to life across a TV series, animated children’s show and six feature films between 1966 and 1991. Aimed at both beginner and longtime fans, the program follows Star Trek‘s long, tumultuous history and its continuing impact on pop culture around the world. Sponsored by The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library. For details, contact Laura Eckley at leckley@wlsmail.org

LECTURES and DISCUSSIONS

Thursday, APRIL 12 at 7:00pm

The 1960s: Birth of the Modern Media with Evan Weiner

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library.

Join award-winning sports journalist Evan Weiner, for this in-depth look at how the media – especially television – came into its own in the 1960s. From the first of the Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960, to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the scathing assessment of Vietnam by Walter Cronkite, Weiner explores how the media matured. You’ll learn how Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy laid the groundwork. The foundation for the media we have today can be traced to these events and these important figures. By the close of the 1960s, radio had become just an adjunct to television and the influence of newspapers had begun to wane. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Fridays, APRIL 13 & 27 from 10am – 11:30am

What Do We Know About Vietnam? Discussion with Catherine Wald.

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library. Registration required.

Using selected short readings from the book The Other Side of Heaven: Postwar Fiction by Vietnamese and American Writers. edited by Wayne Karlin, Le Minh Khue and Truong Vu, Catherine Wald  will focus on what can stories teach us about a war whose wounds persist a half-century later in the American and Vietnamese consciousness. In this discussion, Wald will lead an examination of our memories and perceptions by reading fiction by writers from both cultures. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Sunday, APRIL 15 at 2pm

Welcome Home: Reflections of Vietnam.

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library.

Join a discussion about Vietnam with Mamaroneck’s Twelve Man Group. For details, contact Lori Friedli at lfriedli@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, APRIL 18 from 10am – 11:30am

1968: The Year That Rocked the World with Ann Hitchings

Village Center at the Larchmont Public Library.

Join US History teacher Ann Hitchings, for this in-depth discussion of 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, By Mark Kurlansky. Were you alive in 1968?  If so, how did your “physical” location affect your “figurative” location? The themes of silence upended and truth revealed are woven throughout the book.  These changes sometimes came with violence, sometimes with passive resistance and sometimes with both.  If you had to choose one of Kurlansky’s discussions of silence and truth, which would you say was the one that made 1968 “the year that rocked the world”? Which would you say has had the longest lasting impact? Co-sponsored by Woman’s Club of Larchmont. For details, contact June Hesler at jhesler@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, APRIL 18 at 2:00pm

1968: The Year That Rocked the World – Discussion with Mamaroneck Library Book Group and At Home on the Sound

OPEN TO ALL. Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library.

Discuss the book 1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky and see a slide show based on the book by Reference Librarian, Lori Friedli. For details, contact Lori Friedli at lfriedli@wlsmail.org

Sunday, APRIL 22 from 2pm – 4pm

Postmodernism and 1968: A Context with Jill Keifer

Community Room at the Mamaroneck Public Library.

Postmodern artists rejected the notion of knowledge—even history—being fixed or universal. Instead, they embraced the role and power of the individual to define art and bring about change. This presentation led by Jill Keifer of the Mamaroneck Arts Council, will focus on the years surrounding 1968, and illustrate how the tumultuous political and cultural events leading to the significance of that year were manifested in art. For details, contact Linda Bhandari at lbhandari@wlsmail.org