July 28, 2021: Every summer, MyhometownBronxville publishes a list of books recommended by our readers.
Below is the list for this summer. Each book title links to the Womrath Bookshop website, where you will see a description of the book and purchase the book.
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little
The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright
Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Captain Putnam for the Republic of Texas by James L. Haley (fourth in a series that’s been called the American “Master and Commander”)
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Health, Self-Help & Fitness
Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Finding The Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art
171 White Plains Rd
99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708