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September 22, 2022


Hispanic Heritage Month: Science Fiction

Hispanic voices are an important part of the Science Fiction world. Check out these many fine examples in our collection.

Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

In honor of the trailblazing French New Wave filmmaker and critic Jean-Luc Godard, who passed away last week at age 91, media librarian Chris has assembled this list of books and films , which has a

beginning, a middle, and an end, but not necesssarily in that order.

Eggs Over Easy, Toast, No Butter

September is Better Breakfast Month! While breakfast isn’t everyone’s favorite meal of the day, breakfast foods are rich in key nutrients that help people meet their recommended daily intakes of vitamins and minerals. Bill has curated a list of books to inspire your morning meal. 

Brown Bag Book Club

A few spaces left for the first discussion of the season on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 12:00 pm when Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler will be discussed. 


How the Heck Do I Buy A Used Car? 

Maybe you have a car and it’s on its last leg, or you are a first-time car buyer altogether! You’re searching the web and are overwhelmed with the options, price tags, and just the whole process. Join Chaya of Mechanic Shop Femme for this virtual program on Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm to learn about the process from budgeting to negotiating so you end up with the car you want for a fair price and avoid buying a lemon. Register here.

(Note: This program was rescheduled from 9/13)

Celebrating Indigenous People's Day: Flintknapping, Grain Grinding and More

Children ages 8 and up are invited to join us on Saturday, October 1, 1:00 - 3:00 pm for a Lenape Technolgies Workshop which include a demonstration of early life and tehnology of Native Americans and hands on activities inlcuding making animal glue and spear points. Learn more and register here

Our Indigenous People's Day celebration continues on Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm, with two short film screenings followed by a discussion on film, activism, mentorship, and more with Brooklyn Demme, son of Academy Award winning director, Jonathan Demme. Learn more and register here.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at NRPL

A Most Important Latino Leader

Join us for a virtual tour of Cesar Chavez National Monument and presentation on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 pm. Hear about Cesar E. Chavez, who led farm worker and supporters in the establisment of the country's first permanent agrigcultural union. Learn more and register. 

Carlos Pavan Guitar Concert

Join us on Friday evening, October 7, 7:00 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater for a concert with Brooklyn based composer Carlos Pavan, who skillfully blends Argentine tango and foldlore rhythms with classical and jazz concepts. Register here

The Diálogos Duo music concert scheduled for Saturday, September 24 has been rescheduled to March 11, 2023. Register here

You may also register for programs by emailing, or calling 914-813-3706

Save the Dates for Our NEW Classic Film Series

Our new fillm series, New Rochelle plays Hollywood begins on Sunday, October 18, 2:00 pm. Our first series of films will feature classic movies that take place in New York City. Each session will open with comments on the history of the film

and its creative personnel with a discussion period following the screening. Learn more. Register for the first film here

Stretching Into the Fall

Yoga and Meditative Arts returns on Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm. Register here

Chair yoga takes place Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm and Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:00 pm. Click here for the full schedule

Kids' Corner

Fall Children's Programs Are In Full Swing

Our fall schedule of AWESOME children's programs began this week. Click here to view Fall children's programs at the Main Library, and here to view Fall programs at Huguenot Children's Library. Lots of new programs, including Grades 4-6 Club, Chess (details below), and Block Party have been added to the schedule. 

Check Mate!

Did you know chess can improve spatial skills, memory, creativity, and concentration in children. Now you children can LEARN CHESS AT THE LIBRARY! All skill levels welcome. Program meets at the Main Library, Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm (drop in), or at Huguenot Children's Library, Saturdays, 11:00 am -12:00 pm (sign up with the librarian at 914-813-3711.) 

Get Homework Help

Our tutor is ready to help your child (grades K- 5), with reading and homework. Homework Help will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays, , 4:45 - 7:45 pm.

Learn About Rosh Hashanah!

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and begins

Sunday, September 25th and lasts until Tuesday, September 27th. Discover its traditions & stories with this selection of children’s books.

A Look Back....

In recognition of Banned Books Week, we had several banned book displays around the building. 

Patrons were surprised the the number and types of books that have been banned or challenged. !

Our new Assistant Director Elizabeth Joseph joined NRPL Radio Show hosts Haina Just Michael and Tom Geoffino to discuss her new role, her vision and upcoming programs. The next NRPL radio show will be on Tuesday, October 18 at noon, on WVOX.

We've Got Magic To Do and So Much More, October 2!

Get ready to flex your super powers at Family Fair 2022 on Sunday, October 2, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Get ready for a fun-filled, SUPER afternoon including a magic show with Joshy K, dance party with DJ Smithy Boy, carnival games, superhero visit, and more. Come party in your best superhero (or any) costume. Don't miss the fun.

Registration requested. Click here.

Friends Bookstore Hours and Book Sale

The Friends bookstore will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 24 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 27. 

The Friends $1/Bag Book Sale will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. See what bargain treasures you can bring home or gift to someone!

Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling

Medicare Open Enrollment counseling, assistance using the Medicare Plan Finder to New Rochelle seniors, will take place in the BTOP Help & Learning center on Thursdays, 10/13, 10/27 & 11/10 from 10am-1pm. Learn more here

Interested in Becoming a US Citizen?

Learn the process to become a citizen and prepare for the naturalization interview and test. Classes take place virtually, Thursdays, 7:00 pm. Register here, or call 914-813-3703.

NEW! Borrow a Chromebook or Hotspot

The New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is pleased to offer both Wi-Fi enabled Chromebooks and Wi-Fi Hotspots for lending. The Chromebooks are Wi-Fi enabled and the Hotspots are available to be checked out to New Rochelle residents with valid NRPL library cards. Learn more here

Teen Scene

The Teen Room is buzzing with a different activity every afternoon. From video games, to board games, chess, arts & crafts, and special events like Learn to Play the Ukelele, and Stop Motion Animation Workshop, there is something for everyone. Check out the full schedule here

In The Community

Jazz Festival

The Queen City of the Sound Jazz Festival takes place on Saturday, October 1, 1:00 - 6:00 pm in Ruby Dee Park. Learn more.



Visit the NRPL calendar to learn about upcoming programs and events including children's activities, performances, yoga, computer classes, community resource visits and more.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know about upcoming programs, events, library services and more. 

September Computer Classes


Build your computer skills in our small, hands-on classes. Click here for class schedule.

Prefer to learn online? Check out these online courses that teach basic digital skills. 

Click here for Library hours.

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