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
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.
Chief Richard Conway and the Port Chester Police Department is pleased to announce its first Coffee with a Cop event scheduled for August 17, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, at the Port Chester Senior Community Center, 222 Grace Church Street.
Coffee with a Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California, in 2011 by members of the Hawthorne Police Department. They were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. Since its inception Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states and involved over 600 law enforcement agencies. It is considered one of the most successful community oriented policing programs in the nation, and has expanded outside the United States to Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.
The Department is planning to hold subsequent Coffee with a Cop events on a monthly basis at select locations throughout the Village. The next event is scheduled for late September at a location to be determined
The coffee of course, is on them.
The East Fishkill Community Library Photography Group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. This group is comprised of local photographers – both professional and amateur who come together each month to share their love of the art of photography, to explore new techniques and discover new software, applications and tools to enhance their art.
In August, we will be having our annual photo critique. This is an opportunity to get feedback on improving your photography from Frank Dispensa, one of the best photography educators around. Submissions can either be printed or submitted as a digital file. Prints should be 8×10 or larger. Ideally they would be mounted on a mat board.If you are submitting digital images and edit your photos, please size the image so that the longest side is 4,000 pixels 3M file size) and save the file with a JPG quality setting of 10. While titles are not required, they can help convey the meaning of your photo. Good titles are more than descriptive, they add as sense of emotion or story telling.
The group is open to all interested individuals.
Do you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? The Path to Entrepreneurship is a two hour introduction to small business ownership. We will discuss characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and criteria for a successful business. Topics will include planning, financing, marketing, and networking your business.
Tracking your family history? Whether you are a beginner or an advanced researcher, genealogists Bill Stansfield, Beth Northrop, and Bob Greeley can help point you in the right direction. As experienced genealogists, they can recommend books, websites, and new strategies to help you discover more about your ancestry.
Explore Pequot Library’s genealogy collection which includes family histories, military histories, and many other books that cannot be found online. The Roundtable meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2017-2018 Meeting Dates:
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Monday, September 11, 10:00 am. Fall Docent Training 2017. Orientation for New Docents. Join the Bruce Museum Docents, “the most exciting volunteer job!” After the orientation, there will be weekly training sessions throughout the fall and spring to provide thorough preparation for conducting guided tours of exhibitions for adults and for teaching programs to school-ages children in the museum. In addition, docents meet throughout the year for the Lorraine Block Docent Lecture Series, workshops on art, science and teaching skills and for visits to other museums. Participants receive Bruce Museum Docent Certification on completion of training at the Annual Lorraine Block Docent Award Dinner. Teaching experience is a definite plus but not a prerequisite. For more information and to register, contact Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-413-6741 by August 25, 2017.