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July 14, 2022


A Bit About Bitcoin

Are you looking at the crazy price fluctuations in Bitcoin and thinking about investing ? Are you wondering what Bitcoin even is?

This week, our librarian Bill is taking a break from books on baking and brunch, to share his favorite finds about Bitcoin. Check out Bill's bitcoin booklist, and an informative video on the basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain. You will also find great online courses on Linked In Learning, all free with your library card.

Mind Your Business!

Have you had it with the grind at the office? Tired of the commute? Welcome to The Great Resignation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics a current trend in employment statistics shows historically massive employee quit rates. If that's you, our librarian Bill has curated some great new books for you, especially if you're looking for practical advice to help you create your own business but have no idea where to start.

The Gray Man

Court Gentry is a feared assassin known as the Gray Man. A legend in the covert realm, he moves silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. The Gray Man, an action thriller film based on Mark Greaney's very popular Gray Man novels, is set for release on July 15. You can borrow Greaney's novels in hard copy or digitally using the Libby app

A Game for Grown Ups

There's still time to join our Summer Book Bingo Game!


International Music and Dance Festival Continues with Bokandeye African Dance

The 2022 International Music and Dance Festival continues on on Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 pm with Bokandeye African Dance.

Children and adults will be thrilled and enlightened by the rich and colorful history of West Africa through dance, rhythm, song and theater.

Registration requested (not required.)

Performances continue each Tuesday evening, through August 16, at 7:00 pm. For the full schedule of performances, click here.

Sing Your Heart Sizzles This Saturday

The talented singers of our "Sing Your Heart Out", under the direction of Robert Puleo, return to the stage of the Ossie Davis Theater this Saturday, July 1612:00 pm to perform a concert of diverse music celebrating and exploring life, friendship, love and Community.  Registration requested

Locally Sourced

On Saturday, July 23, 12:00 pm, Local History Librian Larry Sheldon will present, "New Rochelle and the Arts: An Artists’ Community."

Playwrights, artists, actors, musicians, and dancers settled in New Rochelle during the early 20th century due to the proximity of New York City with its galleries, Broadway, and publishing and the dependable commuter trains that connected New Rochelle with the city. This presentation will focus on the development of this community and some of its key players and activities. Attend in person (registration requested here) or join us virtually by registering here.  

Lunch and Learn: Pre-Retirement Benefits

Join us on Tuesday, July 26, 12:00 pm for a virtual program with a representative from Social Security Administration. 

This seminar provides an overview of the types of benefits that social security offers, including, retirement, survivors, spousal and children’s benefits, as well as Medicare and when may be the best time to apply. Social Security also provides multiple online tools to help prepare for retirement which will also be discussed. The program ends with plenty of time for Q & A. Register here

Mark Your Calendar!

July 29, 2:00 pm, Tilly the Trickster, Live Children's Theater

July 30, 11:00 am, Tilly the Trickster, Live Children's Theater

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

For a full list of upcoming NRPL programs, visit the calendar. 

Kids' Corner

Take a Bite Out of Shark Books!

Check out these killer reads to "mako" your day!

Learn about the wonders of the earth’s ecosystems in this fun and interactive workshop on Wednesday, July 27, 4:00 pm. Ages 5-10. Registration required here

Presented by Girls Who Steam. All gender identities are welcome to participate. 

Guess Again!

Kids (ages 5 - 11) have a chance to win a prize weekly in the NRPL Children's Room! Win the content's of the jar by making your best guess - 1 guess per week, turn your guess to the Children's Room by noon on Friday. Winner will be contacted on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

Children's summer programs are in full swim! Click here for programs at the Main Library and here for programs at the Huguenot Children's Library.

Summer Reading registration is still open for kids and teens. Registration can be done online or in-person at the library. 

Summer children's programs were a BIG hit this week at both the Main Library and Huguenot Children's Library. 

Honey the Bird along with her best mate learned a few literacy tips and made an ocean-in-a-bottle craft in this week's Building a "Love of Reading: Beach Party Edition." Join us for the next session on August 18, 2:00 pm

Families had a blast reading and creating together with educator, Kim Block. 

Everyone had a swimtastic time at our ArchForKids session at The Huguenot Children's Library creating underwater habitats

Kids of all ages had fun with sea creature puppets in the Little Guppies Pupet Fun program.

Follow us on social media to see lots more photos!

@NRPublicLibrary on Facebook; @n.r.p.l on Instagram

FREE Notary Public Services

Need a document notarized? Notary Public Corey Link will be at the Library to notarize documents on Thursdays, July 21 and August 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Stop by the BTOP room on the 2nd floor with your document(s) and a photo ID. First come. First served.

Learn the process to become a citizen and prepare for the naturalization interview and test. Class takes place virtually, Thursday, July 21, 6:00 pm. Register here, or call 914-813-3703.

Time to Tune In!

The next New Rochelle Public Library On The Air on WVOX-AM 1460 (and airs this Tuesday, July 21 at noon. Listeners can join the conversation by calling 914-636-0110 when hosts Haina Just-Michael, Tom Geoffino and special guest Bobby Simic, Head of Children's Services talk everything libraries with a specific focus on NRPL's vast offering of summer programs for children.

Got Video Games???

Our Teen librarian is still  looking for donations of new or gently used games. If you have any games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch consoles that you'd like to donate, please drop them off at the 2nd floor reference desk at the Main Library. Ratings range should be Everyone, Everyone 10+, and Teen. THANK YOU!

Going. Going. Almost Gone....  

Grab & Go Summer Reading Bags for Teens are available to be picked up at the 2nd floor reference desk underneath the newspapers. Limited supply left, so stop by soon to pick one up! Yes, parents can pick up for their teen. 

NRPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend the next Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, July 21, 7:30 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater. Click here to view the agenda.

Summer Stretching

Chair yoga continues this summer on Wednesdays, at 1:00. Relax, unwind with us next Wednesday, July 20. Click here for full schedule. 

In the Community

Taste of Union

The Department of Development at the City of New Rochelle and the Hispanic American Advisory Committee present the First Annual Taste of Union Avenue on Saturday, July 16, 12:00 - 7:00 pm.


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

July Computer Classes


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

Coming Up Next Week.....

7/15/22, Teen Infused Drink Workshop

7/15/22, Sponge Bob Square Pants Movie

7/16/22, Sing Your Heart Out Concert

7/17/22, Library Closed

7/18/22, Introduccion al Uso de Microsoft Word

7/19/22, Dawny Dew (HCL)

7/19/22, Bokandeye African Dance 

7/20/22, Chair Yoga

7/20/22, Wild Wednesdays Animal Intros

7/21/22, Computer Basics: Email

7/21/22, Notary Public Night

7/21/22, NRPL Board of Trustees meeting

This is just a sample of upcoming programs.

Check the NRPL calendar for the full listing of and details about all NRPL programs and events.


Main Library: 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 am – 8 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am - 6 pm

Fridays: 9 am - 5 pm

Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm (June 25 – August 27)

Sundays: Closed (June 5 - through September 4)

Huguenot Children’s Library:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 am - 5 pm 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturdays – Closed (June 25 through September 3)

Sundays – Closed

The libraries will be closed Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)

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