By Chris Goff
Sept. 6, 2023: The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library are delighted to present three poets John Barr, Marjorie Mir and Chris Goff, reading from their works on Sunday, September 17, at 3:00 pm in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Public Library.
John Barr was the inaugural president of the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry Magazine and the recipient of a major financial gift from Ruth Lilly. He has published ten collections of poems, including his most recent book, The Boxer of Quirinal (Red Hen Press, June 2023).
Chris Goff is the former General Counsel for HarperCollins Publishers. His poetry has been published in Quarterday Review and other journals, and has won recognition in poetry contests. He has served on the Board of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library and currently serves on the Board of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy.
Marjorie Mir is a retired librarian. Her poetry has appeared in Commonweal, Atlanta Review, Eclectica, Innis Reef Poetry Journal and Ireland of the Welcomes, as well as several anthologies. She has given readings at the Reformed Church, Bronxville Public Library and other Westchester venues. Penny Barr will be reading selections from Marjorie’s poetry.
The reading is free and open to the public.
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.
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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
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Bronxville, New York 10708
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