Editor's note on inclement weather: As of publication, a winter storm is descending upon Bronxville, so please check with the library to learn if an event will take place.
By Christine Utchel, Head of Adult Reference, Technology, and Patron Services, Bronxville Public Library
Mar. 7, 2018: The following are events that will take place at the Bronxville Public Library in March. Click here for our online calendar for more information about our programs. Registration is required for some programs and may be made in person or by calling 914-337-7680, ext. 34.
Irish Music Concert: Thursday, March 8, 2:00 pm
Join Ian Gallagher as he sings all of your Irish favorites.
Women & Money Round Table Series: Friday, March 9, 11:00 am
This week’s topic is "Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds." If you have an investment or retirement account, you likely own mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). We will talk about how they work, how to use them, and the “hidden” fees. Registration is required.
Facebook In-Depth: Wednesday, March 14, 11:00 am
Join us for a more in-depth look at using Facebook. Learn how to post a picture and video, how to share a post, and more. Registration is required.
Hiking for Beginners: Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm
Hiking can bring both exhilaration and tranquility, peaceful solitude and pleasant camaraderie. If you are new to hiking or are looking to experience it for the first time, join us for a one-hour presentation including a question-and-answer period designed to provide useful information and make your initial foray into the woods safe and enjoyable. Topics will include where to hike and different terrains; preparation; and trail maps. Presented by Westchester Trails Association. Registration is required.
Relax with Reiki: Friday, March 16, 12:30 pm
Join Reiki practitioner Andrea Deierlein for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice that promotes relaxation and wellness. Whether you are in perfect health or have an illness, Reiki can help restore balance to body, mind, and spirit. Registration is required.
Autism Presentation: Saturday, March 17, 2:00 pm
Rob Bernstein will speak of his new book, Uniquely Normal, Tapping into the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism. The book describes 27 case stories, some of which you will see on video. The book and Rob won first place in the category “Psychology/Mental Health” and finalist for “Parenting and Family” from Best Book Awards, sponsored by American Book Fest. Rob also has a child and a brother on the spectrum. He will be happy to answer your questions about a loved one on the autism spectrum.
Anne of Brittany Discussion: Sunday, March 18, 3:00 pm
Join us for a 45-minute presentation on French queen Anne of Brittany, the only woman in history to be twice crowned queen of France, followed by conversation and a book signing for the new historical fiction release, Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France: The Story of Anne of Brittany's Marriage to Charles VII, by Bronxville author Rozsa Gaston.
How to Get Your Health Care Wishes Respected and Receive Good Quality Care: Friday, March 23, 11:00 am
This presentation will discuss how dying is different today than it was 100 years ago; what palliative care is and how it can benefit you; ways to get more effective pain management; how to inform your doctors about your treatment preferences; the difference between a health care proxy, a living will, and a do-not-resuscitate order; and how hospices provide for a better quality of life and a more peaceful death. Presented by End of Life Choices New York. Registration is required.
Oh What A Charming City - New York City in Folk & Popular Song: Monday, March 26, 3:00 pm
Listen to crime songs, transportation songs, housing songs, and other songs of life and love in the city and consider how New York City songs reflect the sights and sounds, the rhythms and energy, and the peculiar problems and charms of urban living. Presented by music historian Robert L. Cohen.
Weekly Programs for Adults
Adult Coloring Group meets on Mondays at 1:30 pm
Social Needlers knitting and crocheting group meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Computer Lessons on Tuesdays at 9:00 am and 10:30 am and Thursdays at 10:30 am by appointment.
E-Reader Lessons on Thursdays at 10:30 am by appointment.
Ukuleles: Don't forget that you can borrow a ukulele! We have three ukuleles that may be borrowed for three weeks. Stop by the adult reference desk for details.
Adult Book Discussion Group
To acknowledge Women’s History Month in March, the book group will read Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif. It is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny. The group will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the board room on March 20.
Movies in March
Wednesday Matinee, March 6, 1:30 pm: Dunkirk, PG-13, 106 min.
Thursday Matinee, March 15, 1:30 pm: Battle of the Sexes, PG-13, 100 min.
Wednesday Matinee, March 21, 1:30 pm: Murder on the Orient Express, PG-13, 127 min.
Tuesday Evening, March 27, 6:30 pm: Blind, R, 105 min.
From the Children’s Room
A Day in the Life of a Dancer with the Dance Gallery: Saturday, March 24. Ages 5 & up. Join dancers from The Dance Gallery of Tuckahoe and see what it takes to be a dancer in ballet, jazz, tap, and more! There will be a lecture, demonstration, and performance plus a chance to try out some moves yourself! Registration is required. Two Sessions: 2:00 pm OR 3:30 pm
Dawny Dew Concert: Tuesday, March 20, 1:15 pm. A fun sing-along filled with music and puppets and more for all ages. No registration is required.
Zumba for Kids: Tuesdays, March 13 and 20, 4:00 pm. Ages 5-9. Join Zumba instructor Kelly for a fun-filled workout for kids. Learn the dance moves, listen to fun music, and get moving. Registration is required; please register for classes separately.
From the Teen Room
Tween/Teen NERF Water-Gun Painting: Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 pm. That’s right, we said NERF gun. We’re taking the NERF water guns and turning them into paintbrushes! Please dress appropriately; this could get messy. Ages 9 & up. Registration is required and so is your best behavior!
Tween/Teen Cupcake Wars: Tuesday, March 27, 3:30 pm. Join the cupcake wars! Make a cupcake look as delicious and crazy as possible. Winner takes home a prize! Ages 9 & up. Registration is required.
Friends of the Bronxville Public Library
Celebrating Irish Authors and their Spirits, Friday, March 9, 7:00 pm. The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the library's programs and fund several new initiatives that will directly benefit patrons. The party will take place at 7:00 pm at the library. There will be cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a raffle of several fun and exciting items and experiences. To purchase tickets, go to www.fobpl.org/party.
The Music of Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington, Sunday, March 11, 3:00 pm. Singer Rosemary Loar will sing the music of Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington at 3:00 pm at the Bronxville Public Library. She will be accompanied by Frank Ponzio on piano. Join the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library for a glass of Prosecco and some refreshments at a reception following the concert. The program is free and open to the public ($5 donation is suggested in support of Friends of the Bronxville Public Library). Click here for more information about Rosemary Loar and the show. For more information, go to www.bronxvillelibrary.org or call 914-337-7680.
Pictured here: Bronxville Public Library.
Photo by A. Warner
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