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Upcoming Programs October 18th to October 31st

Explore the rich architecture and history of the area surrounding Columbus Circle in, West Side Stories with Marty Schneit on Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm. If you know someone in grades 3-5 who loves trivia have them join Tween Trivia on Zoom with Linnea on Friday, October 22nd at 3:45 pm. This month’s trivia is all about Heroes & Villains (Superheroes & Fairy Tales)! Are you a teen who loves Scavenger Hunts? Read more…

Children’s Room to be open late on Thursdays

Starting October 21, the Children’s Room will stay open until 7pm on Thursdays. The Adult Teen portion of the Library is open until 8pm on Thursdays. Since we are talking about hours, it seems to be a good time to remind people that we are open on Sundays from noon to 5pm now too. Here is our entire schedule as of October 21: Read more…

Forgotten Treasures

Part of every librarian’s job is removing older books from the collection to make room for new ones. Sometimes the choice is easy. We don’t need 10+ copies of Where the Crawdads Sing any more, for example. If a book has not circulated over the past few years, it’s time for it to be deleted or “weeded.” Sometimes it is a hard decision. “This is a good book,” the librarian might say. “Why hasn’t anyone checked it out? I can’t bear to let it go.” That’s the rationale behind our “Hidden Treasures” display in the Main Reading Room. Read more…

It was 2021’s Banned Books Week!

Every September, libraries across the nation celebrate our freedom to read by highlighting books that some people think you shouldn’t be allowed to read in your school or library. The list of the challenged books might surprise you. For example, among 2020’s ten most challenged books are works by two winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature. This year we are celebrating both our community and the freedom to read by highlighting local people reading challenged books. On Friday, the beginning of the weekend, we put up the last post, a visit to Larchmont Tavern. Click on Read More below to see all five. Read more…