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Frank Conversations on Zoom or in person, in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Frank Conversations on Zoom or in person, in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Monday, October 3

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 am. Join this discussion focused on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the World’s greatest sleuth: Sherlock Holmes. For this meeting the focus is on the novella The Gloria Scott.
Librarian Frank Connelly will be in the MPC conducting this program.  You can choose to attend on Zoom or you can come to the MPC to attend the meeting in person. At this time masks are recommended but not required in the Library.

If you want to watch this program live on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Tuesday, October 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Tuesday’s at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come join our weekly knitting and crocheting group and help make security blankets for children who need a little comfort.  We donate to Hospitals, Day Care Centers, Food Banks (such as L/M Food Pantry), and other places where there are children who need a little support. No registration required. Bring your own materials!

On the front lawn if it’s not raining, otherwise it’s in the Village Center.

If you have questions or wish to make a donation please contact Doris-Patt Smith at momdsmith1@yahoo.com

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Tuesday, October 4

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Great Courses: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

Great Courses: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

Thursday, October 6

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Considering the turbulence of these times, it might be a good idea for everyone to have a better understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of our society. College of the Holy Cross Professor Lawrence Cahoone’s course of 36 lectures should help. It begins with “Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics” and ends with the, hopefully self-evident by that time, “Why Political Philosophy Matters.”  Every two weeks we will watch two lectures followed by a discussion. You can watch them at the Library or download them from Libby, Hoopla or Kanopy. The discussions will start at 11:15 after the showing and will be in person or on Zoom simultaneously. Registration is not required unless you are going to participate via Zoom or want a reminder of upcoming lectures. A lecture schedule, suggested readings and possible questions for discussion are available on our Great Courses page. You will also get a sneak preview of our new web page design.

To watch on Zoom, click HERE

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New Movie of the Month: Where the Crawdads Sing

New Movie of the Month: Where the Crawdads Sing

Thursday, October 6

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 pm in the Village Center. From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh. Rated PG-13.

To receive an email reminder, click HERE

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How to Access Magazines on Libby with Paul Doherty on Zoom, or in person in the Village Center

How to Access Magazines on Libby with Paul Doherty on Zoom, or in person in the Village Center

Friday, October 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Friday, October 7th at 10:00 am. With your library card you have access to over 4,200 magazines through Libby.  You have access to The Economist, The New Yorker, US, Paris Match, Architectural Digest, Fine Art Connoisseur and much much more. Learn how to search, download and read these magazines with librarian Paul Doherty.

To join on Zoom, click HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, October 8

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Tuesday, October 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Tuesday’s at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come join our weekly knitting and crocheting group and help make security blankets for children who need a little comfort.  We donate to Hospitals, Day Care Centers, Food Banks (such as L/M Food Pantry), and other places where there are children who need a little support. No registration required. Bring your own materials!

On the front lawn if it’s not raining, otherwise it’s in the Village Center.

If you have questions or wish to make a donation please contact Doris-Patt Smith at momdsmith1@yahoo.com

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Tuesday, October 11

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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SPANISH CONVERSATIONS with María-Cristina Sánchez on Zoom

SPANISH CONVERSATIONS with María-Cristina Sánchez on Zoom

Wednesday, October 12

9:30 am - 10:30 am



Wednesday, October 12th and 26th at 9:30am. Join María-Cristina Sánchez and hone your Spanish skills. Ms Sánchez will propose discussion topics in Spanish for each session, providing participants with the opportunity to clarify pronunciation and meaning of words and expressions in an informal and relaxed environment. Participants should speak Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level and not be native speakers of Spanish. Ms. Sánchez is a native Spanish-speaker originally from Ecuador and has studied languages in Quito, Boston, Paris and Vienna.
To join María-Cristina Sánchez for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.

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Short and SPOOKY with Alex Neceda on Zoom or in person, in the Village Center

Short and SPOOKY with Alex Neceda on Zoom or in person, in the Village Center

Thursday, October 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Thursday, October 13th at 10:00 am. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.  As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth.

Librarian Alex Neceda will be in the Village Center conducting this program.  You can choose to attend on Zoom or you can come to the Village Center to attend the meeting in person. At this time masks are recommended but not required in the Library.

Put it on hold or download on Libby

To join on Zoom, click HERE

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Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection on Zoom or simulcast in person in the Village Center

Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection on Zoom or simulcast in person in the Village Center

Thursday, October 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm. Celebrate a dynamic and multifaceted New York City with stunning works from artists like Theresa Bernstein, Keith Haring, Reginald Marsh, Norman Rockwell, and more—part of the extraordinary promised gift from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. Presented by the New York Historical Society. Please note that the presenter will not be at the library.

To join live on Zoom, click HERE

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The Importance of Stretching with Mark Adelman on Zoom or in person in the Village Center

The Importance of Stretching with Mark Adelman on Zoom or in person in the Village Center

Friday, October 14

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Friday, October 14th at 10:00 am. Stretching correctly can help improve activities of daily living and decrease the risk for injury. Regular stretching can help with overall flexibility and mobility. Stretching is a proven method for keeping our bodies in working order. Mark Adelman is an integrative health consultant.

To join on Zoom, click HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, October 15

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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October with the Friends - Author Talk with Kostya Kennedy

October with the Friends – Author Talk with Kostya Kennedy

Sunday, October 16

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Sunday, October 16th at 4:00 pm in the Village Center. Please join us for a conversation with Kostya Kennedy about his new book True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. Tied to the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s death and the 75th anniversary of his professional baseball debut, True is a probing, richly-detailed biography of this baseball and civil rights icon. Bestselling author Kostya Kennedy—an editorial director at Dotdash Meredith and former senior writer and assistant managing editor at Sports Illustrated—focuses the book on four transformative years in Robinson’s athletic and public life. Kennedy brings literary grace to his subject, illuminating Robinson’s sizzling style on the ballfield, his colossal significance in American culture, and his complex humanity. – The Washington Post. Wine and cheese reception at 3:30 on the library lawn, weather permitting. Free and open to the public.  Put it on Hold or Download the ebookCopies will be available 3 weeks before each meeting on the Book Group Shelf.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library

To receive an email reminder for this event, click HERE

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Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Monday, October 17

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Monday, October 17th at 10:00 am. Watch Mrs. Dalloway anytime before October 17th at 10am on our free Hoopla streaming service or place a hold on a DVD.  Clarissa Dalloway sets out on a beautiful morning; in the course of one day, Peter, a passionate old suitor, returns from India, there is a suicide, Clarissa relives a day in her youth (and her reasons for her choice of a life with the reliable Richard Dalloway).

Don’t have a Hoopla account yet? Click here to get started with your library card to watch the film.

To join Reference Librarian Paul Doherty for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE

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Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Tuesday, October 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Tuesday’s at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come join our weekly knitting and crocheting group and help make security blankets for children who need a little comfort.  We donate to Hospitals, Day Care Centers, Food Banks (such as L/M Food Pantry), and other places where there are children who need a little support. No registration required. Bring your own materials!

On the front lawn if it’s not raining, otherwise it’s in the Village Center.

If you have questions or wish to make a donation please contact Doris-Patt Smith at momdsmith1@yahoo.com

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Tuesday, October 18

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Women's Courageous Quest for Equality and Justice Book Discussion Series with Ileen Gottesfeld in the Village Center

Women’s Courageous Quest for Equality and Justice Book Discussion Series with Ileen Gottesfeld in the Village Center

Wednesday, October 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Wednesdays, October 19th, November 9th at 10:00 am. In these unforgettable novels, we meet women whose unusual and defiant lives act as role models in the eventual journey for women’s rights.

Wednesday, October 19th in the Village Center: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray – A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. Put it on Hold or Download the ebook

Wednesday, November 9th in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – A rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it – the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. Put it on Hold or Download the ebook

Copies will be available 3 weeks before each meeting on the Book Group Shelf.

To receive an email reminder, CLICK HERE

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Great Courses: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

Great Courses: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

Thursday, October 20

10:00 am - 11:15 am



Considering the turbulence of these times, it might be a good idea for everyone to have a better understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of our society. College of the Holy Cross Professor Lawrence Cahoone’s course of 36 lectures should help. It begins with “Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics” and ends with the, hopefully self-evident by that time, “Why Political Philosophy Matters.”  Every two weeks we will watch two lectures followed by a discussion. You can watch them at the Library or download them from Libby, Hoopla or Kanopy. The discussions will start at 11:15 after the showing and will be in person or on Zoom simultaneously. Registration is not required unless you are going to participate via Zoom or want a reminder of upcoming lectures. A lecture schedule, suggested readings and possible questions for discussion are available on our Great Courses page. You will also get a sneak preview of our new web page design.

To watch on Zoom, click HERE

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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia in the Village Center

Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia in the Village Center

Friday, October 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Friday, October 21st and 28th at 10:00 am. 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, click HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, October 22

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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Educating and Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft presented by Thomas McCann on Zoom or in person in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Educating and Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft presented by Thomas McCann on Zoom or in person in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Monday, October 24

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Monday, October 24th at 10:00 am. Identity theft is a constant threat. 1 in 3 adults in America have experienced identity theft. Join us as we go over Social Security Number Theft, Medical Identity Theft, Criminal Identity Theft, Financial Identity Theft and Driver’sLicense Theft. Educate yourself on how people steal your personal information, so you can reduce the chances of it happening to you. Thomas McCann is a local independent insurance agent with years of experience in the senior healthcare market.

To join on Zoom, click HERE

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Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Project Linus: Knitting and Crochet Group

Tuesday, October 25

10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Tuesday’s at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come join our weekly knitting and crocheting group and help make security blankets for children who need a little comfort.  We donate to Hospitals, Day Care Centers, Food Banks (such as L/M Food Pantry), and other places where there are children who need a little support. No registration required. Bring your own materials!

On the front lawn if it’s not raining, otherwise it’s in the Village Center.

If you have questions or wish to make a donation please contact Doris-Patt Smith at momdsmith1@yahoo.com

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Tuesday, October 25

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow read by Frank Connelly on Zoom, or in person in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow read by Frank Connelly on Zoom, or in person in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm. Join us as librarian Frank Connelly reads the classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.  In a secluded Dutch settlement in New York, two men vie for the hand of a wealthy farmer’s daughter. Ichabod Crane, the superstitious schoolmaster is one of those men. One night, when riding home from the farmer’s house, Ichabod is chased by the Headless Horseman, who “rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head”.

Put it on hold or download on Libby

To join on Zoom, click HERE

 

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SPANISH CONVERSATIONS with María-Cristina Sánchez on Zoom

SPANISH CONVERSATIONS with María-Cristina Sánchez on Zoom

Wednesday, October 26

9:30 am - 10:30 am



Wednesday, October 12th and 26th at 9:30am. Join María-Cristina Sánchez and hone your Spanish skills. Ms Sánchez will propose discussion topics in Spanish for each session, providing participants with the opportunity to clarify pronunciation and meaning of words and expressions in an informal and relaxed environment. Participants should speak Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level and not be native speakers of Spanish. Ms. Sánchez is a native Spanish-speaker originally from Ecuador and has studied languages in Quito, Boston, Paris and Vienna.
To join María-Cristina Sánchez for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.

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Making a Good Impressionism with Michael Norris on Zoom, or in person in the Village Center

Making a Good Impressionism with Michael Norris on Zoom, or in person in the Village Center

Thursday, October 27

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 pm. How do you paint a passing perception? See how French Impressionist painters, rebelling against an ancient state system of art training, created new images quivering with energy and emotion through art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers.

Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured all over the world.

To join on Zoom, click HERE

 

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Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia in the Village Center

Chair Yoga with Vincenza Madonia in the Village Center

Friday, October 28

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Friday, October 28th at 10:00 am. 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, click HERE

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QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

QiGong with Steve Goldstein live on Zoom

Saturday, October 29

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.

To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE. 

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A radio play adaptation of “Three Skeleton Key” a short story, by George Toudouze in the Village Center

A radio play adaptation of “Three Skeleton Key” a short story, by George Toudouze in the Village Center

Saturday, October 29

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm



Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 pm. Presented by the Sandbox Theater. With an introduction by Larchmont/Mamaroneck Lions Club Chair Phil Oldham. Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. It has been overrun by hundreds of ferocious giant rats…and soon we are in for a tale of terror, as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure, as they seek to escape.  This production is co-sponsored by the Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Club, the Sandbox Theatre, SPERDVAC & the Larchmont Public Library. It will feature a live recreation of the mystery/horror classic short story, radio production. It is intended to put the shivers into the Halloween season.

To receive an email reminder, click HERE

 

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Women's Courageous Quest for Equality and Justice Book Discussion Series with Ileen Gottesfeld in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Women’s Courageous Quest for Equality and Justice Book Discussion Series with Ileen Gottesfeld in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9

10:00 am - 11:00 am



Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00 am. In these unforgettable novels, we meet women whose unusual and defiant lives act as role models in the eventual journey for women’s rights.

Wednesday, November 9th: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – A rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it – the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. Put it on Hold or Download the ebook

Copies will be available 3 weeks before each meeting on the Book Group Shelf.

To receive an email reminder, CLICK HERE

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