By Julia Schwartz-Leeper, Interim Executive Director, Gramatan Village
Oct. 13, 2021: Gramatan Village is pleased to announce that they will host author Patricia Chadwick to speak at the Bronxville Public Library on Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 PM. She will be discussing her book LITTLE SISTER: A MEMOIR. This event is open to all members of the community.
Patricia’s fascinating memoir describes her upbringing in a community called Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, led by a controversial Catholic priest, who would eventually be excommunicated. While there, from her infancy until the age of 17, she and the nearly 100 members of the community, including her parents and four siblings, lived a life shielded from the outside world. This was a world without television, radio, newspapers, phones, or any exposure to world events of the day.
At the age of 17, after questioning some of the dictates, she was cast out and she faced the world alone, without skills, family, or money but empowered with faith and determination to succeed on her own. That is when Patricia began the long trek of her career, starting as a receptionist in a Boston brokerage and investment banking firm and working her way up the long corporate ladder eventually becoming a Global Partner at Invesco.
Please join us to hear Patricia’s story of her surreal childhood and upbringing and how she rose to the upper echelon of the world of finance and investing.
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
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
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art
171 White Plains Rd
99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708