No, I Am Not a Stalker
I have a reputation for chasing potential speakers, yes literally chasing them, down the street. Many of you remember that in 2010, local author James Kaplan presented his bestselling book, Frank: The Voice, to an overflow audience. I had implored, on Spring Street, James to come and speak. Well, our Orr Community Room has been expanded and James has written the sequel and final volume, Sinatra: The Chairman, and just in time for the crooner’s centennial. This time James readily accepted our invitation and will be here Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. Galapagos will be selling copies of both volumes. What a great holiday gift or for your own bedside reading table.
10th Year Anniversary
I began hosting blood-drives at the Library in 2006 in memory of my husband, Mitchell. It is hard for me to believe that the day-after-Thanksgiving annual blood-drive is now in its tenth year. (Yes, we host other drives during the year, too, but this is the one that is close to my heart.) We are changing up the format a bit and the New York Blood Center will be here from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Many of you have this day off from work and school. If you are willing and able, please consider donating just a wee bit of your time, but a priceless gift.
Amazing Panel of Speakers
December 8 at 7 p.m. we have a showing of the PBS documentary, “Kent State: the Day the 60s Died.” For the post-screening discussion we will have Jon Halperin, Hastings resident and the writer and director, and Anna Bowers, cinematographer (from far away Tarrytown, AND Tim Naftali, professor of History at NYU. Prof. Naftali is a native of Montreal and a graduate of Yale University. Hmmmn, board president Joanna Riesman comes from Montreal and attended Yale. (And you think I am the only one who asks for favors!) Please note the date change as this was originally scheduled for November.
Shop Until You Drop Into One of Our Comfortable Chairs
December 5 and December 19 we will have our annual “Giftiques.” Enjoy leisurely shopping of baked goods, jewelry, books, gift items, all while helping the Library at this very popular fundraiser.
When We Say We Are Free We Mean It
We know that you love having access to our free museum passes here at the library- and we love sharing them with you! That’s why we are proud to announce our newly acquired pass to the New York Historical Society will be available for use starting this December! Don’t forget about our pass to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as well- with that pass, you gain free admission to the museum as well as free admission to ALL of their events! Visit their website for a full calendar listing at http://cmom.org/visit/calendar.
When you’re ready to take advantage of our museum passes, please give us a call at the library so we can reserve your spot on the calendar.
Apples and Oranges
We just bought a universal charger, called, Thingcharger, which is compatible with Apple and non-Apple devices. Ask, for it at the front desk, and ye shall receive.
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
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