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Womrath Bookshop's Where's Waldo Search Under Way in Bronxville Stores PDF Print Email

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By Staff


Jul. 11, 2018:  The big search for Waldo is under way. Waldo is spending most of the month of July in Bronxville, but he hasn’t let anyone know exactly where he is hiding. 

When the folks at Womrath Bookshop got wise to Waldo, they set up a search headquarters.

Young detectives are encouraged to sign up at the bookstore to find Waldo, the elusive, smiling--some might say smirking--character in the popular children's book series Where's Waldo? wearing his trademark red-and-white cap and round eyeglasses. 

Armed with a list of some 20 stores where Waldo might be hiding, the young sleuths are encouraged to visit local merchants as well as the Bronxville Public Library during the month of July to find Waldo. 

At the end of the search, there will be a party with prizes at Womrath Bookshop.

For more information, call Womrath Bookshop at 914-337-0199 or stop by the store at 76 Pondfield Road.

Pictured here:  Waldo display at Womrath Bookshop from a previous year.

Photo by A. Warner

 
Concordia’s Fall Literary Events Will Inspire Your Summer Reading PDF Print Email

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By Rebecca Portnoy, Communications Associate, Concordia College


Jul. 4, 2018: Below are literary events at Concordia College in the fall that will inspire your summer reading.

Monday, September 17, Author John Leland: Concordia College and the Bronxville Adult School will host John LelandNew York Times writer and author of Happiness is a Choice You Make. A year of engaging with six people aged 85+ completely changed Leland’s understanding of old age, inspiring this wise and insightful book. 

Thursday, September 27, Poe Reads Poe: Join the premiere of Living Legends, a new series from Concordia College and the Eastchester Historical Society. In the inaugural event, Poe Reads Poe, historical interpreter Charles Wissinger will appear in character as Edgar Allan Poe reading from his work. Accompanying period music performed by Concordia Conservatory faculty will help make for an unforgettable evening.   

Monday, October 15, Author Kate Moore. Kate MooreNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls, will be our guest for Books & Coffee. Coveted WWI factory jobs painting watch faces with a mysterious new substance called radium end in tragedy for several young women. The book tells the story of one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

Pictured here: Author Kate Moore, who will discuss her book The Radium Girls in Concordia College's Books & Coffee series in October.

Photo by Duncan Moore   

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
Lectures on Aging in Place and Personal Finances at Bronxville Library June 28 and July 7 PDF Print Email

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By Christine Utchel, Head of Reference, Bronxville Public Library


Jun. 27, 2018:  On Thursday, June 28, at 1:15 pm, the Bronxville Public Library will hold an informative session about how you or a loved one can age in place at home, the signs that home care is needed, and the costs associated with it. The lecture is presented by Alliance Homecare, a licensed home care agency. Registration is required.

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 11:00 am, the library will present a lecture titled "Blueprint for Financial Success." This informative seminar, to be presented by Kathleen Ryan of New York Life Insurance Company, will educate you about basic financial concepts and illustrate how you can apply them to your personal financial situation and help you build a stronger, more secure financial future. Topics will include cash flow, net worth, risk management, college funding, retirement planning, emergency savings, and more. Registration is required.

Registration for these events can be made by calling the library at 914-337-7680, ext. 24, or by sending an email to CLOAKING .

Pictured here:  The Bronxville Public Library

Photo by A. Warner

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, officeholders, candidates, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.



 
Fiona Davis, National Bestselling Author, to Speak at Bronxville Library Thursday, October 4 PDF Print Email

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By Margaret Mager, President, and Irena Choi Stern, Publicity Chair, Friends of the Bronxville Public Library


Jun 27, 2018:  The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library is encouraging book clubs to read The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis in preparation for a special conversation with the national bestselling author that will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 4, 2018, in the library’s Yeager Room.

Davis has established herself as a master of crafting captivating novels about historical New York City. In her fiction, readers are introduced to iconic New York City landmarks (the Barbizon Hotel for Women in her debut novel, The Dollhouse, and The Dakota in her second novel, The Address), through the eyes of women whose lives were transformed by their experiences within the institutions. With meticulous research, dazzling prose, intriguing characters, and an element of mystery, Davis entertains as she enriches readers’ knowledge of bygone eras through a female lens.

This August, she returns with The Masterpiece (Dutton; on sale starting August 7, 2018), sweeping readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. The Masterpiece opens in 1928 with Clara Darden, a talented and ambitious illustrator and the only female teacher at the lauded Grand Central School of Art, which was founded by the painters Edmund GreacenWalter Leighton Clark, and John Singer Sargent in 1924 and enrolled as many as 900 students a year before closing in 1944.

“Unlike my previous novels, two characters in The Masterpiece are inspired by actual people, former instructors at the Grand Central School of Art,” Davis said. “Arshile Gorky was an abstract expressionist painter who led a large and ultimately tragic life, while illustrator Helen Dryden was considered the highest-paid woman artist in the early 1930s before mysteriously disappearing. The duo provided a jumping-off point to explore the role of women artists at that time and capture an art world and a city in flux, caught between the heady Jazz Age and the depths of the Depression.”

A second timeline in the book takes place in 1974 when the very existence of Grand Central Terminal was threatened. Developers went to court to reverse its landmark status so they could plop an enormous skyscraper on top. Support for preserving the building was tenuous, as the city was almost bankrupt, the terminal a faded glory. The fight to save the building, led by Bronxville’s own Brendan Gill, longtime writer for The New Yorker, and the inimitable Jackie Kennedy Onassis (who makes a brief appearance or two in the novel), informs the story of Virginia Clay, a former socialite fallen on hard times who is forced to take a job in the information booth.

“The novel touches upon issues dear to me: how women’s voices and agency have changed over time, the importance of the arts in our lives, and the hidden stories within New York’s historic skyline,” Davis said.

The novel will be available for sale at Womrath Bookshop on Pondfield Road. For further information, contact the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library at  CLOAKING .   

Pictured here:  The Bronxville Public Library

Photo by A. Warner


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, officeholders, candidates, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
Bronxville Pops Concert Band to Perform Wednesday Evenings from July 11 to August 1 on Front Lawn of the Bronxville High School PDF Print Email

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By Al Mingrone, Director, Bronxville Pops Concert Band


Jun. 20, 2018:  The Bronxville Pops Concert Band will present the 44th year of popular free concert band music on Wednesday evenings July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1 on the great lawn in front of The Bronxville School. The concerts start at 8:00 pm. 

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars.

Donations are accepted at the concert or can be mailed to The Bronxville Pops Concert Band, PO Box 284, Bronxville, NY 10708.

For more information, call 914-325-1819 or email:  CLOAKING

Pictured here:  Al Mingrone, director of the Bronxville Pops Concert Band.

Photo by A. Warner


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, officeholders, candidates, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
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