Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine served. Enjoy a gallery tour and scholarly presentation at 7:00pm by Dr. Peter Bayers, Director of American Studies at Fairfield University.
Journey back in time to the early days of the New World and explore the dynamics between new settlers and Native Americans through Pequot Library’s Special Collections. This exhibition features a selection of the Library’s rare books held in Southport and on long-term loan at The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, including “The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, in the Mohawk language,” William Hubbard’s 1677 discourse on the Pequot War, and an early catechism for young children. Materials on native languages and colonial New England life offer insight into the intersection of two cultures in Fairfield and beyond.
Items on view include primers, language studies, and histories of local, state, and New England life. This exhibit follows on the “return visit” of the Columbus letter (1493) to Pequot in the fall of 2015 offering an imagined view of the early days as counterpoint to life as we know it today.
This exhibition was made possible in part through a generous gift in memory of Richard M. Carpenter and the Constance C. Baker Rare Book Fund.
Announcing the Greenburgh Public Library 2018 Teen Poetry Contest!
Please spread the word to your students & friends!
A great way to Celebrate National Poetry Month coming this April!
Who is eligible? Teen poets 12 – 18 years of age
Teen Prizes: First Prize: $100.00! Second Prize: $50.00!
Submission Deadline: Midnight, April 3, 2018
Winners will be announced: April 27, 2018 at the GPL Poetry Celebration — You need not be present to win.
All poem submissions will be on display at Greenburgh Public Library starting Mid April!
Visit the Teen Poetry Contest page on our website for contest details, rules, and how to submit your poem!
The Library is pleased to host an exhibit of work by Phillip Verdu for the month of March.
Here is Phillip’s artist statement:
“As a dairy farmer, I am always around animals and am often outside working in the fields and woods. As an artist also, nature is the main focus of my work. I am constantly taking photographs throughout the day of animals and landscapes to use in my art.
I prefer to paint with watercolor or acrylics. I love the variations and methods the paint provides. Recently I have been experimenting with unique “canvases.” I feel that by using pieces of wood and tree bark as a canvas I cangive my paintings more expression. The wood or the bark become part of the piece, supporting the natural aspect of my work. “
Sing silly songs! Play flannel board games! Dance! Take home a craft! Story time is more than books. Each week these activities will help your child explore stories from Eric Carle to Dr. Seuss. Join the fun the every Friday from 1:00 pm.- 1:45 pm. For ages 2-5. For more information, visit www.brewsterlibrary.org or call (845) 279-6421.
Story Times led by Rachel Izes.
Lap Time for Pipsqueaks (6-18 Months)
10:30am, Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30am, Friday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Little Folks & Friends (18 Months-3 Years)
10:30am, Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Read More Threes & Fours (3+ Years)
1pm, Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Please join our mailing list to receive program offerings and schedule changes.
Stop by at the Brewster Public Library for Fun With Puppets! Each week your child will get to see their favorite stories transformed into into puppet shows. All ages are welcome.
Program is on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:00 pm. For more information, call (845) 279-6421 or go to www.brewsterlibrary.org
The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library will present its 6th Annual Spelling Bee for adults and teens on Sunday, April 15 at 4pm in the Social Hall at Larchmont Temple, 75 Larchmont Avenue (corner of Willow & Larchmont). Admission is free for spectators. Refreshments will be available at 3:30pm.
TEAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH APRIL 2.
For entry forms, Spelling Bee rules and other information,
The deadline for all entries is Monday, April 2