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Friends of the Bronxville Library Launches 2020 Annual Appeal and J.McLaughlin Shopping Event PDF Print Email

By Margaret Mager, Board Member, FOBPL

Nov. 18, 2020: The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library(FOBPL) Board commenced its annual fundraising campaign on November 1, 2020, in what has been a particularly challenging year. Who could have known the staggering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused so many of us to lose our human connection to friends and community and prohibited visits to beloved institutions, such as our Library?

The Library has safely reopened, and it is through donations like yours that we have been able to move all programming online, continuing to provide our community with wonderful resources. Donations to the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library (FOBPL) allow us to fund:

-OverDrive digital content (ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere.

-Technology: Kindles, E-Readers, and laptops.

-Year-round funding of the children, young adult, and adult programs.

-The Museum Pass Program for 10 area museums, including the MoMA, among others.

-New York Times digital research archives, providing access to over 13 million articles from 1851-present.

-Restoration of the Library’s art collection.

-Special projects beyond the reach of the library budget.

Please share in our gratitude for the Library’s efforts to creatively meet our community needs during these unprecedented times by donating to our 2020 Annual Appeal. You can donate online at http://www.fobpl.org/pleasedonate 

In addition, the Friends Board is hosting a shopping event with Bronxville’s J.McLaughlin store on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10 AM – 5 PM. Customers can shop in-store or virtually. 

J.McLaughlin will provide curbside pickup, complimentary shipping, and festive gift wrap. To place orders and arrange delivery, call or email J.McLaughlin’s Store Manager, Carrie, at 914-779-4613 or  CLOAKING . 15% of all sales on both December 4th and 5th will benefit the Bronxville Public Library.  

Please support the library and a wonderful local business by shopping locally this year.

Photo courtesy Friends of the Bronxville Public Library


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Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-5053


The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
https://osilasgallery.org/

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Bronxville Public Library

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
914-337-7680
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
http://bronxvillelibrary.org/


Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

http://www.womrath.com/

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Concordia Conservatory

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

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Kathleen.Suss@concordia-ny.edu

www.concordiaconservatory.org


Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
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914-961-3497

 

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