By Staff, Bronxville Public Library
Apr. 4, 2018: The following are events that will take place at the Bronxville Public Library in April. Click here for our online calendar for more information about our programs. Registration is required for some programs and may be made in person, by calling 914-337-7680, ext. 34, or by sending an email to
Friday, April 6, 11:00 am: Women & Money Round Table Series
This month's topic is Everything You Wanted to Know about Money. We'll share the most common mistakes people make with their money and show you the secrets to finding the right path. Registration is required.
Monday, April 9, 3:00 pm: Understanding the Basics of Retirement Plans
This session will discuss the basics of IRAs, 401ks, and other retirement plans. We will review early withdrawal penalties, required minimum distribution rules, and strategies to help make your hard-earned dollars last throughout your retirement years. Presented by Daniel A. Jacobius from the Barnum Financial Group. Registration is required.
Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 pm: Misconceptions Corrected: The Truth about Islam and Muslims
A discussion with Daisy Khan, media commentator, speaker, and editor of a new collection of essays titled WiseUp: Knowledge Ends Extremism.
Thursday, April 12, 1:30 pm: Spring Wreath Craft
Design a wreath using ribbon and embellishments in pastel colors, perfect for the spring season. Registration is required.
Saturday, April 14, 3:00 pm: Image and Sound Musical Performance
Pianist Itay Goren will perform pieces by Schumann, Debussy, and Mussorgsky.
Tuesday, April 17, 1:30 pm: Downsizing Seminar
Join us for this informative lecture about downsizing. Topics to be discussed are reasons to downsize, considerations for staying or downsizing, how to prepare, and what to do once a decision has been made. Presented by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Registration is required.
Wednesday, April 18, 3:00 pm: Download an Ebook Demonstration
Bring your Kindle, phone, or tablet and we will demonstrate how to download an eBook and an eAudiobook onto your device. Please bring your device, your password for downloading apps, your Amazon username and password (for Kindle users), and your library card number and PIN. Registration is required.
Thursday, April 19, 1:30 pm: Protecting Your Skin
Join us for this lecture and presentation on the importance of protecting your skin. Whitworth Hats and Health will give a brief overview of the anatomy of the skin, with a focus on the dangers of overexposure to UV, statistics on skin cancer, and how to protect the skin with ease.
Friday, April 20, 11:00 am: Estate Planning & Elder Law Seminar 101
This seminar will present an overview of basic estate planning documents, types of trusts, asset preservation techniques, long-term care and incapacity planning, and methods to avoid or minimize estate and gift taxes. This program will discuss wills and advance directives as well as asset protection and preservation techniques. Presented by David Cutner from Lamson & Cutner, P.C. Registration is required.
Saturday, April 21, 12:30 pm: Relax with Reiki
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.
Saturday, April 21, Deadline for Poetry Contest
April is National Poetry Month and April 8-14 is National Library Week. Write a poem about the library, the library staff, a book, or reading. A panel from the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library will select three poems to post on our website, one from each age group: children, teens, and adults. Hand your poem in to the circulation desk. Deadline for submission is April 21.
Monday, April 23, 3:00 pm: Japanese Flute Music
The shakuhachi is an end-blown bamboo flute from Japan and was originally used to play Buddhist meditation music. Chris Merwin is classically trained on the shakuhachi and has been playing for 20 years, spending a lot of time in Japan and studying both the flute and Japanese culture. This program will be part music and part lecture.
Saturday, April 28, 3:00 pm: Author Talk
Ines Rodrigues is a writer, journalist, and teacher. She will read and discuss her historical novel Days of Bossa Nova, a family saga about the Navarras, who navigate Brazilian life through the golden age of radio, bossa nova music, and telenovelas. Ines is also an instructor at Bronxville Adult School and at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.
Weekly Programs for Adults
Adult Coloring Group meets on Mondays at 1:30 pm.
Social Needlers knitting and crocheting group meets on 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 and by appointment.
E-Reader Lessons on Thursdays at 10:30 am and by appointment.
Movies in April: Oscar Series
Thursday, April 5, 1:30 pm: Thursday Matinee: Dunkirk, 1:30 pm, rated PG-13, 130 min.
Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 pm: Wednesday Matinee: Call Me By Your Name, 1:30 pm, rated R, 132 min.
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm: Tuesday Evening Film: I, Tonya, 6:30 pm, rated R, 119 min.
Wednesday, April 25, 1:30 pm: Wednesday Matinee: Victoria & Abdul, 1:30 pm, rated PG-13, 112 min.
In the Children's Room
Thursday, April 5, 2:00 to 3:00 pm: Imagination Station: Stop by the library and use your imagination to create whatever you'd like.
Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 to 4:45 pm: Teddy Bear Workshop: Make a Little Lamb: Build a little lamb and make a craft at our Teddy Bear Workshop; registration is required.
Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 to 11:00 am: Graham Clarke Music Show: Stop by for a music show for all ages.
Tuesday, April 24, 1:15 to 1:45 pm: Dawny Dew Music Show: Stop by for a fun sing-along for all ages filled with music and puppets.
In the Teen Room (for Tweens and Teens)
Wednesday, April 25: Tween/Teen Cooking Club: The library will smell very delicious because we're bringing back our Tween/Teen Cooking Club! The recipe is to be decided. Registration is required.
Monday, April 23, 4:00 pm, Children's Author Book Signing with Ginger Zee: We are hosting a book signing with Good Morning America's chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee, on Monday, April 23, at 4:00 pm. She will be signing copies of her children's book Chasing Helicity and will also sign her adult book Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. Copies of her children's book will be available through Womrath Bookshop on the day of the event.
Friends of the Bronxville Public Library Presents
Sunday, April 15, 3:00 pm, The EDNA Project presents "Renascence" in the Yeager Room at the Bronxville Public Library: The Edna Project delves deeper into the catalogue of Edna St. Vincent Millay with the poem that launched her career in 1912. Set to music by Liz Queler, this epic work is operatic in dramatic scope while staying true to the folk/rock roots of The Edna Project's debut CD. The program is free and open to the public ($5 suggested donation at the door).
Pictured here: The Bronxville Public Library.
Photo by A. Warner
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