Programs

DREAMING OF FLOWERS – Art by Beth Nadler

Tuesday, October 3 - October 30

All Day



Local artist Beth Nadler, presents DREAMING OF FLOWERS in the Oresman Gallery, opening October 3 and remaining on view through October 30. Additionally, there will a reception in the Gallery for Beth Nadler from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, October 7. The reception is free and all are invited.

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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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Preschool Palooza

Thursday, October 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am



Ages 3 and 4. Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:30am. No registration required. Interactive story time gets children involved with reading, and continues early literacy development.

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Itty Bitty Babies

Thursday, October 19

11:30 am - 12:00 pm



Newborn to 5 months. Thursdays, October 5, 12, and 19 at 11:30am. No registration required. Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime! NOTE: Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.

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Stories and Crafts: Dino Castanets – EVENT FULL

Thursday, October 19

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, October 19 at 3:45pm. EVENT FULLJoin us for some dino stories and dino facts followed a clickity-clackity, dancing dinosaur craft. If you would like to be on our wait list for this program, call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

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Battle of the Books Team Practice

Thursday, October 19

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



TEAM MEMBERS ONLY. Thursdays, September 14, 28 and October 5, 12, 19 at 5:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. This practice session is for Larchmont Public Library Battle of the Books Team Members only. While practice sessions are closed to everyone except team members, you CAN plan to come to the final Battle of the Books competition on Saturday, October 17, at 9:00am at Ossining High School to cheer the Larchmont Library team to victory!

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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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Rhythm and Rhyme for Toddlers – Fridays

Friday, October 20

10:00 am - 10:30 am



Ages 18 months to 3 years. Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 at 10:00am. Online registration requiredThe songs, rhymes, finger plays and fun in this four-week series create a strong foundation for learning and a love of reading. A parent or caregiver must attend.

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Rhythm and Rhyme for Babies – Fridays

Friday, October 20

10:45 am - 11:15 am



Ages 6 months to 17 months. Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 at 10:45am. Online registration requiredJoin us for our early literacy enhanced storytime with books, music, rhymes, cuddles and fun! Online registration is required and is limited to Larchmont Library cardholders.

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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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Saturday Yoga with Damien Germino

Saturday, October 21

9:30 am - 10:30 am



Saturdays, October 7, 28 at 9:30am. Village Center. No registration required.  For an email reminder CLICK HERE.

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Saturday Sahaja Meditation

Saturday, October 21

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Saturdays at 11:00am. October 14, 21, 28. Village Center. No registration required. Imagine being able to awaken your spiritual energy and to experience and enjoy the many benefits of meditation almost immediately. You will feel calmer, more relaxed and better focused every time you meditate. Try it for free and see.

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Saturday Afternoon Open Play Chess

Saturday, October 21

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Meets every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00pm in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room unless the library is closed. Join us for a game of Chess! No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own Chess pieces. So, come join the fun and make some new friends too!

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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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Intro to the Instruments: STRINGS with PIANO FORTE BEAR

Saturday, October 21

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 4 and up. Saturday, October 21 at 3:30pm. Online registration required. Meet in the Village Center. What’s big, fluffy, quiet, and loud? Join Larchmont Music Academy faculty and students to meet the lovable Piano Forte Bear! We’ll also introduce you to the string instrument family. Get to know the violin, viola, cello, and something even bigger than a cello.  After the concert and demo each student will get to try the instruments and even make their own.

 

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Dungeons & Dragons

Sunday, October 22

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Grades 9 and up. 12:00 noon to 4:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required.

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Monday Morning Open Play Mah Jongg

Monday, October 23

10:30 am - 12:00 pm



Meets every Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Village Center unless the library is closed. Beginning May 2, Mah Jongg will take place in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. Join us for a game of Mah Jongg. No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own Mah Jongg pieces. So, come join the fun and make some new friends too!

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Leaping Literature with Naomi Hill

Monday, October 23

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 4 to 6. Mondays, October 2, 16, 23, 30 at 3:30pm. Parent or caregiver must attend. Join former principal of Central School, Naomi Hill, for an interactive and movement based storytime.

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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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Project Linus Knitting & Crochet Group

Tuesday, October 24

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Meets every Tuesday in 2017 from 10:00am until noon in the Village Center. Join with this knitting/crochet group and use your talents for a good cause. The group has created and donated several blankets to Montifiore New Rochelle Hospital for the benefit of local children. No registration required. For all questions related to Project Linus, contact Doris Patt Smith at momdsmith1@yahoo.com

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Full STEAM Ahead: Candy Science

Tuesday, October 24

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



Ages 3 to 4. TICKET REQUIREDTuesday, October 24 at 3:30pm. We’ll make the M’s float off of our M&M’s, explore why popping candy pops, have pixie stix play, and take the marshmallow sinking challenge.

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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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Young and Restless for Toddlers

Wednesday, October 25

10:30 am - 11:00 am



Ages 18 months to 3 years. Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:30am. Little movers and shakers can embrace their inner groove in this early literacy program. A parent or caregiver must attend. Space is limited. You must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are free and are given out the day of the program on a first come first served basis.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT TODDLER PROGRAMS:

Due to the popularity of our toddler programs, toddlers are limited to attend ONE program per week. Our YOUNG AND RESTLESS program has a limited ticketed attendance. Tickets will be given out the day of the program on a first-come first-served basis.

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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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Young and Restless for Babies

Wednesday, October 25

11:15 am - 11:45 am



Ages 3 months to 17 months. Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15am. No registration required. Delight and stimulate your baby’s mind with books and music. A parent or caregiver must attend.

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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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Construction Zone

Wednesday, October 25

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



TICKET REQUIREDAges 3 and up. Wednesdays, October 11, 18, & 25 at 3:30pm. Calling all construction lovers! Grab your hard hats and come to the library for some structured building and unconstructed play time with LEGO® Bricks, ramps, and more!

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Preschool Palooza

Thursday, October 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am



Ages 3 and 4. Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:30am. No registration required. Interactive story time gets children involved with reading, and continues early literacy development.

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Itty Bitty Babies

Thursday, October 26

11:30 am - 12:00 pm



Newborn to 5 months. Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:30am. No registration required. Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime! NOTE: Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.

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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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Stories for Mad Scientists: Halloween Science – EVENT FULL

Thursday, October 26

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, October 26 at 3:45pm. EVENT FULLJoin us in our haunted laboratory as we get stuck in some spider slime, experiment with monster fur, and mix-up some witches brew. If you would like to be on our wait list for this program,. call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

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Basics of Financial Literacy for Teens

Thursday, October 26

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Grades 8 and up. Thursdays at 6:00pm. October 26 and November 2, 9, 16. Online registration required – Must be able to attend all four workshop sessions.

Join Lauren Albert, Mamaroneck High School teacher of Personal Finance and Macroeconomics, for this four-part workshop. The four one-hour sessions will enable teens to build an understanding of basic money management and will cover topics including: spending versus saving; investing (stocks, bonds); borrowing and loans; consumer protection and being a savvy consumer. This program partially funded by a grant from the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

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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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Saturday Yoga with Damien Germino

Saturday, October 28

9:30 am - 10:30 am



Saturdays, October 7, 28 at 9:30am. Village Center. No registration required.  For an email reminder CLICK HERE.

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Free ACT Practice Exam

Saturday, October 28

10:00 am - 2:00 pm



Saturday, October 28 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Michael P. Coords Activity Room. Online registration required by Friday, October 20. 

WHY TAKE A PRACTICE EXAM?

Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help you build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of your testing performance. After the exam, you will have a meeting to review your results in detail.

BE SURE TO BRING:

Pencils.    Snacks.    Water.    Approved Calculator.

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Saturday Sahaja Meditation

Saturday, October 28

11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Saturdays at 11:00am. October 14, 21, 28. Village Center. No registration required. Imagine being able to awaken your spiritual energy and to experience and enjoy the many benefits of meditation almost immediately. You will feel calmer, more relaxed and better focused every time you meditate. Try it for free and see.

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Saturday Afternoon Open Play Chess

Saturday, October 28

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Meets every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00pm in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room unless the library is closed. Join us for a game of Chess! No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own Chess pieces. So, come join the fun and make some new friends too!

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Reading Buddies

Saturday, October 28

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm



Ages 4 and up. Saturdays, September 9, 23, October 7, 28, November 11. 3:30pm. Online registration requiredCome to the library, enjoy stories and games with our local teenagers and make a cool craft!

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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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