Second Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 pm
July 11th-The New Odyssey: The Story of the Modern Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kinsley
The New Odyssey is a work of original, bold reporting written with a perfect mix of compassion and authority by the journalist who knows the subject better than any other.
August 8th- Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Miller
A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War
September 12th- The Bonus Army: An American Epic by Paul Dickson and Thomas B Allen
at the height of the Depression, some forty-five thousand World War I veterans-whites and blacks together-descended on Washington D.C., to demand the bonus promised them eight years earlier for their wartime service.
October 10th- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migrations y Isabelle Wilkerson
One of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
November 14th- Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen
The book covers 50 years of women’s activism, from 1840 to 1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures–Mott, Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony.
December 12th- Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
A complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation
The Library is pleased to host an exhibit of photography by local resident Florence Schneider. Her exhibit will be up for the month of August.
In the past year I have learned a lot about photography from my teachers and my peers both in and out of school. My photography has grown so much in just a short period of time. Through this learning process I have learned how to think about the way that I can use objects and my environment in the way that I need to make the photo that I want . I’ve won three scholastic awards.For the last four years I have been taking classes at the International Center for Photography (ICP). It is at ICP that I learned how to use a B&W camera and develop my own film and I have been showed how to edit my pictures correctly. I even took a class on how to create books and made a book of my pictures that I took. All though I am a shy person when I am behind my camera I am no longer as shy as I would normally be. I want to continue to grow in my photography, for years to come.
– Florence Schneider
Westchester County Department of Senior Programs ans Services will be at Keeler Library every Wednesday beginning on August 2nd from 10:30 to 3:00. they will provide in depth guidance on county senior services such as housing, health, medical services, transportation, counseling, memory care, nutrition and more. this program is free and there is no registration. just drop in!
Come join us for a series of writing workshops led by journalist and published writers Ali Jackson-Jolley. All writers and aspiring writers are invited to share their work, or desire to write, in a supportive atmosphere. registration is not required, walk-ins are welcome. this program is free. this group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM
Bagels & Books
Book Discussion Group
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
We have copies of these books at the library.
August 3rd- Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
A heartbreaking and beautiful memoir of growing up in a priviledged Havan household—and of being exiled from his own childhood by the Cuban Revolution
September 7th- The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
A breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set.
October 5th- Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Miller’s Valley is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget.
November 2nd- Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life by Lori Ginzberg
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a brilliant activist-intellectual. That nearly all of her ideas―that women are entitled to seek an education, to own property, to get a divorce, and to vote―are now commonplace is in large part because she worked tirelessly to extend the nation’s promise of radical individualism to women.
December 7th- Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger’s son—Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery. Falling Angels is a dazzling tour de force.
Calling all artists! Submit your work to Pequot Library’s 20th Annual Art Show, “The Story of Art.” Online submissions must be received by midnight on September 15, 2017 in order to be considered for entrance in this juried exhibition.
The Jurors are Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, a private art dealer and advisor, and the Director of ARC Fine Art in Fairfield and Helen Klisser During, an Art Advisor, Curator, Photojournalist, and Artistic Director Emeritus at Westport Arts Center.
The jurors are looking for a variety of artistic mediums, focusing closely on the expression, either traditional or abstract, of the story presented to viewers.
Submit your art directly to https://pequotlibrary.artcall.org/
All entries must be for sale, no exceptions. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.
The entry fee is $25 per piece for up to five entries, and is non-refundable. The entry fee for young artists (age 22 and under) is $15 per piece. Entry fee includes one ticket to the Artists and Collectors Party on October 22, 2017.
Pequot Library will notify all artists of the status of their submission by October 1, 2017. Only artwork selected for the exhibition should be dropped off to Pequot Library on October 7, 2017 and must be picked up Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Accepted artworks will be on view from October 14 – 22, 2017 in Pequot Library’s historic auditorium, which provides an outstanding backdrop for the show.
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
A large selection of biographies & autobiographies of the famous, infamous, leaders, scoundrels & heroes on sale. Hardcover books are 50 cents; oversize paperbacks, 25 cents; & paperbacks, 10 cents. Store hours: 10 am-4 pm.Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. For information: 845-485-3445 x. 3423; www.facebook.com/PoughkeepsieLibraryBookstore/timeline.