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November 16, 2023


Get Ready for the Holidays

Time to get busy crafting for the holidays. Beth has curated a great selection of books filled with decorating ideas to make your home festive for the holidays.

Brown Bag Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, December 12, 12:00 pm for our next Brown Bag Book discussion when the group will discuss From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home by Tembi Locke. A supply of the book is available to borrow from the first floor hold shelf.


LIVE Jazz: The Ray Blue Ensemble

Get ready to be captivated by the enchanting jazz rhythms of The Ray Blue Ensemble on Friday, November 17, 7:00 pm. Ray Blue, a magnetic saxophonist and composer, is a celebrated performer who captures the hearts of minds of his listeners. Registration requested.

Sing Your Heart Out Concert

Enjoy a live concert on Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm, presented by the Sing Your Heart Out! adult singers, celebrating community through beautiful music. Registration requested.

NRPL Film Series: The Big Heat

Join us for the next film in our Film Noir series on Saturday, November 25, 2:00 pm when film librarian Chris Poggiali introduces and discusses The Big Heat (1953).

A dedicated police sergeant (Glenn Ford) looking into the apparent suicide of a corrupt cop is suddenly ordered by his superiors to stop the investigation. Driven to unravel the mystery, he runs afoul of a politically powerful crime syndicate. Starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando; Directed by Fritz Lang – 89 mins Registration requested

The Great British Baking Tour (Virtual)

Join us on Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 pm when UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans takes us on a delightful virtual culinary tour of the UK inspired by “The Great British Baking Show” television series. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from. Registration required


Adult Art Workshop: Thanksgiving Art

Join us on Friday, November 17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to design a holiday picture for your Thanksgiving celebration using paint, stencil brushes and canvas.

All materials provided. Drop in. 

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga 2023

Fall chair yoga classes are in session on Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 and Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. The next class is Monday, November 20, 12:30 - 1:30 pm. View full schedule here.

Gentle Yoga


The next Gentle Yoga with Angela Taylor is Monday, November 27, 6:30 pm. Let us know you are coming.

Save the Dates!

Young Musicians of Westchester Concert/ Global Music Concert

Saturday, December 2, 2:00 pm

Dramatic Reading: Supporting Characters

Sunday, December 3, 2:00 pm

Stories of Exile Reading and Discussion Group

Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 pm

For a full listing of all Library events, visit our online calendar.


It's Easier Than Ever to Access Linkedin Learning Video Courses

LinkedIn Learning is a premiere resource for gaining tech skills and certifications, management tools and foundations, digital and analog understanding for creative professions, and even workplace wellness self-care. Now you can access LinkedIn Learning video courses in the public catalog!

  • Search for a topic like Microsoft Excel, learn SQL, or "finance" and the results include the courses. 
  • Narrow by eContent Collections and LinkedIn Learning to zero in on LinkedIn Learning courses.
  • Select Show Edition to see the LinkedIn Learning publication year.
  • Click Access Online to launch the LinkedIn Learning login page and then the course.

Kids' Corner

Happy Thanksgiving

Get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and gobble up some good books for the whole family! 

Liftoff with Our New Launchpads

Launchpads have liftoff! The Main Children's Room now offers kids and families Playaway Launchpads -- preloaded tablets with educational apps featuring games designed to build reading, math and language skills. No download time. No need for Wi-Fi. Discover our collection HERE.

Launchpad loan periods are for 1 week. Limit one Launchpad per library card. An adult must be present during check-out.

Tween Club

Come hang out with old friends and new to play board games, color, or experiment with STEM projects at the next Tween Club on Tuesday, November 21, 4:30 -5:30 pm.  

Homework Help

Tutor Homework

Our fabulous Monroe College student tutors are at NRPL to assist elementary school children with school assignments and reading practice. Click here for fall schedule.

We've Got You Covered for December Half Days and Vacation Week!

We have BIG plans for your children. Take a look at what we've planned on the upcoming elementary half-days in December (12/12 and 12/19) and a full slate of fun and festive vacation week programs for kids and parents/caregivers to enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day Parade

A small but mighty team of NRPL staff will be marching in the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade this Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am. Come cheer us on!

Let's Get Social

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be among the first to know about upcoming programs, events, library services and more. And be sure to take photos at library events and tag us @nrpubliclibrary

NRPL Calendar


For a full listing of all NRPL events, visit our online calendar.

Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

New! Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

Do you apply for jobs online and never hear back? Our job coach, Rebecca Mazin, will be offering "Jump Start Your Job Search" workshop on Tuesday, November 21, 6:30 - 7:45 pm, to help you optimize your job search for successful results. Learn more and register. 

In The Gallery

'Monsters, Flowers and Friends-- recent paintings by C. Damon Carter' is on exhibit in the Lumen Winter Art Gallery through November 28. Carter's paintings include portraits, landscapes, gardens, and groups of friends, lovers, and animals. The 75-year-old West Virginian's canvases make use of radiant color schemes, and employ a highly personal world of distorted figuration and symbolism. 

Teen Scene

On Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Tutoring for Teens by Teens kicks off in the YA Study Room. Learn more here. Sessions continue on December 2, 9 and 16

Trivia Tuesday is back on Tuesday, November 21, 4:00 pm! Teens will go up against their peers to see who knows the most about snacks and candy! There will be prizes!

Stop in on Monday, November 20 to make a 3D cellphone stand , and on Wednesday, November 22 to make an origami bracelet.

Save the Date! WLS College Coach Amy Gonzalez returns on Saturday December 9, 1:00. -3:00 pm to chat one-on-one with students and parents about anything related to college planning.

Check out our full Teen Room schedule here.

Microsoft Word/ Intro. al uso de Microsoft Classes Resume

Microsoft Word classes continue in the 3rd floor computer lab. Click here for more information.

Get Your Medicare Questions Answered

Medicare open enrollment runs through December 7. Get your Medicare coverage options questions answered at NRPL, on Mondays in November, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm when a bilingual Medicare advisor will be in the BTOP Center for drop in consultations. The next session is Monday, November 20.

Additional information is available at

High School Equivalency Info Session

On Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, a trained instructor will be at NRPL to explain the options available for getting a high school equivalency diploma and prepares adult learners to reach their goals. Referral to local programs, as well as assessment to identify starting points, and free one-to-one tutoring are among the next steps.

Drop in. FREE.

We're Hiring!

Jump in and join the fun! We are looking to add a school outreach librarian to our dynamic Children's Room team. Learn more about this exciting opportunity here. Application open through November 23.

Tech You Can Take

Check out WiFi enabled Chromebooks, iPads and Hotspots with your New Rochelle Public Library card. Learn more here.

In The Community

Wayne Henderson Concert

The Wayne Henderson Sextet will perform on Saturday, November 18, 3:00 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater.

The New Rochelle YMCA is hosting a LAGLIA Soccer Open House on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, and December 2 and 3. Details/Detalles

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