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.
The Somers Democratice Town Committee is hosting a meeting at the Somers Library on Oct. 18 for people who wish to learn more about the ballot proposal for a NYS Constitutional Convention and who wish to actively organize voters to oppose this initative. Opposition comes from both sides of the aisle, and includes environment groups, retirees, labor and women concerned about their healthcare rights.
Speakers will provide information about why so many New Yorkers oppose this effort.
We will then offer suggestions on how you can help organize and mobilize friends and families to vote using some simple steps.
Seating is limited, please preregister using the link.
The Woman’s Club of Larchmont will have their annual American Home Luncheon. Hors D’oeuvres and lunch will begin at noon to be followed by a business meeting and the Club Day program of Tennessee Walt presenting The Other Great American Songbook – Great Women of Country Music.
The luncheon, meeting and program are open to the public. Reservations for lunch are $20 or $25 at the door. Send checks payable to the Woman’s Club of Larchmont, Inc. to Debby Campbell, 4 Senate Place, Larchmont , NY 10538 by October 15th. The program is free.
Verizon retirees from across the Westchester and New York City will get together for an open discussion about key retirement issues that impact them. The free event is sponsored by the Association of BellTel Retirees, a group founded to protect the pensions and benefits of thousands of Verizon retirees.
The event will take place October 23, 2017 at 1PM at the American Legion Charles Bajart Post, 840 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY. To RSVP, email to Jack Cohen at JackCohen856@Gmail.com This location is just north of Van Cortlandt Park.
Founded in 1996, the Association of BellTel Retirees has over 134,000 members from across the nation, many in the local area. It fights to protect retirees’ earned pensions and health care benefits. Members include both union and former managers from the old Bell System companies, including NYNEX, New York Telephone, New Jersey Bell, Bell Atlantic, MCI, GTE, Verizon Directory Operations (now IDEARC/Supermedia).
There is no cost to participate for members of the Association of BellTel Retirees. New members who are retirees or active employees within the Verizon community are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
For more information about the Association of BellTel Retirees call (800) 261-9222 or www.BellTelRetirees.org
The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives Mid-Westchester Chapter Meeting. Join us to discuss topics and issues to help widows rebuild their lives after the loss of a spouse on Wednesday, October 25, 6 – 7:30pm at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. These groups are for widows and run by widows. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending a complimentary trial meeting. If you would like to join after your trial meeting, membership to The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to all of our chapters, programs and monthly newsletter.