GPL's December Newsletter
In this season of generosity and giving it is good to remember that a library is a community’s gift to itself, one that can be used in dozens of ways and countless times throughout the year. Whether it is for research, entertainment, learning or simply a quiet place where one can take refuge from the bustle and distraction of everyday activities, the library provides our community with opportunities to discover and grow through every stage of life. Foremost among our values is that we are ‘welcoming, open to all and here to help.’

Our staff is dedicated to making sure that everyone who comes into our library discovers a dynamic environment that is safe and fun. In that way we serve as a source for learning, literacy, discovery and delight that can enrich us all not only through the long dark nights of winter, but the entire year. Visit us online to open up a world of electronic resources or come in to see the amazing array of wonderful things you have given yourself at your Greenburgh Public Library. Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

John Sexton, Library Director
GPL Hours:
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
GPL Holiday Hours
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve , open 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day - Closed
Monday, December 31, New Year’s Eve, open 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, New Year’s Day - Closed
Staff Picks
Winter Break Activities
Hibernation Fun with
Animal Embassy
Grades Kindergarten and older.
Animals prepare for winter in a variety of ways. Animal Embassy will help us understand migration, hibernation, brumation and adaptation. Families will meet a diversity of Animal Ambassadors such as a Rabbit, an African Bullfrog, South American Chinchillas, an Axolotl, a Duck and more! Registration required.

Nintendo Switch Tournament: Video Game Club
For middle and high school age.
Use the library’s consoles and games or bring some of yours and play with fellow gamers! Want to use the library's? Pick from Nintendo Switch, XBox One, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii.

Movie Madness: Incredibles 2
Ages 4 and older. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in the movie “Incredibles 2”.  Join us for a morning of fast paced action and lots of laughs! Registration required.

Knitting Kits Are Here!
Borrow a crochet or knit kit today! Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenburgh Library , we now have kits you can check out to learn how to knit or crochet. You supply the yarn, the library supplies an instruction booklet and other supplies. There are 7 kits to borrow:

  • Learn to Crochet
  • Learn to Knit
  • Crochet Geometric Pillows and Afghans
  • Crochet Head Wraps
  • Everything the Internet Didn’t Teach You About Knitting
  • Knit Lazy Weekend Socks

Pick up a kit card from the Adult Information Desk on the second floor and present it to the staff at the first floor check out desk, who will exchange it for a kit. Kits can be checked out for three weeks.

If you need help with your project, stop by the library’s weekly knitting group Stitchfest , which meets in the library’s multi-purpose room every Thursday (except the first Thursday of the month) from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Everyone has a story about reading; what books mean to them, where they like to read, when they first began reading. In this blog series, I have reached out to Greenburgh patrons asking what makes them ravenous readers and what they like to consume most. Here is the first story from Kathy, a long time Greenburgh patron.
 Is it where you were born? Where you immigrated to? Where you happen to be right now? Maybe it's who you are with and the "where" doesn't matter...
Don't have Netflix or Hulu? Don't worry! Try Kanopy ! You can stream up to 10 movies a month for free, all with your library card! Watch must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally !
December 2018