GPL's July Newsletter
Summer reading isn't just for kids! While the library does boast an excellent slate of summer reading activities for children , we also have plenty for adults. Stop by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor where our friendly staff can help you place a hold on the hottest summer titles, and provide reading lists and suggestions to get your summer reading started. Adults who read and log five books over the summer can enter a drawing to win gift cards to Racanelli's and the Cheesecake Factory (YUM)!

This summer marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic summer of 1969, including the Apollo 11 moon landing- which you'll see celebrated in some of our adult summer programs. Join us on July 12 for an out of this world community book discussion of Andy Weir's brilliant SciFi novel The Martian , celebrating the kind of ingenuity that took the USA to space. Bob Kelly, longtime resident and member of the Westchester Amateur Astronomers will also give a presentation on July 17 about the immense challenges scientists and engineers had to overcome to get us to the moon, and how we almost didn't make it.

There are a variety of other excellent activities for adults at the library this summer, some of which you'll see highlighted below. For a full list of the library's summer programs visit our online calendar .
Getting Moving at the Library
Exercise is important to a healthy lifestyle , but you don't have to be a CrossFit enthusiast to see the health benefits of regular movement . This summer we have several opportunities to get you moving and feeling good.

The Evergreen Group of Elders returns to the Greenburgh Public Library for a series of special programs for older adults that includes a combination Tai Chi Kung Fu class as well as Mixed Dance and Movement . The library, in partnership with ArtsWestchester , will also be hosting S idra Bell Dance New York in an inclusive movement practice workshop conducted by Bell and dancers, which will emphasize conditioning, movement, and dialogue.

Short on time to come to a class? Check out our collection of health and wellness materials for books and DVDs that can help you get moving on your own schedule.

If you find it difficult to fit leisure reading into your busy schedule you are not alone! Clerk Laura Burk gives tips for carving out time to enjoy reading again, and great suggestions for short books you'll both breeze through and enjoy!

 Where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon? Library Assistant Vincent Bonacci reflects on where he was on July 20, 1969.
Celebrating 10 Years of Café a las Siete
Every July for the last ten years, Latino Services Librarian Diana Lennon has requested and received an Arts Alive Grant from ArtsWestchester , and funding from The Friends of the Greenburgh Library , to present cultural events that showcase local Latinx talent. This wildly popular summer series is known as Café a las Siete .

Café a las Siete has welcomed musicians from Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Together, attendees have learned to dance salsa and to tango, and have crafted traditional Mexican paper flowers. The series has also showcased delicious Latin American and Spanish food, featured Cuban author Emma Otheguy, and listened to U.S. citizens who have journeyed to Cuba and Guatemala.
Traditional Mexican
Paper Flowers
Mariachi Sol Mixteco
Carlos Doñán, Dance Instructor
Over the years, the various Café programs have inspired library patrons to delve further into Latinx culture. The showcase inspired a series of cooking programs led by Chef Tomás Saez, a number of beginning salsa dancers have become regulars at the library's salsa classes, and many have found their way to the weekly Wednesday Spanish-English Conversation Group (where together they hone their language skills). Many of these attendees have become close friends, and embrace the library community as they gather to learn together about this shared culture.

Diana and the library welcome you to come and enjoy some of the very best of Latinx culture right here in Greenburgh. Don't miss it!
Check Out Museum Passes from the Library
The Greenburgh Public Library offers museum passes to some of the area's premier cultural institutions, including: the Guggenheim , the Children's Museum of Manhattan , Cooper Hewitt , the Frick Collection , the Hudson River Museum , the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum , the Museum of the City of New York , and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture .

Museum passes are an excellent free summer vacation activity for the whole family. Passes are available to Greenburgh Public Library card holders. For pass details, and to reserve your pass please visit our Museum Passes page .

For questions about the museum pass program or if you require assistance reserving a pass please call the Adult Information Desk at 914-721-8225.
Staff Picks

"This book was like peering into a window of the character's lives, revealed in a sparse and honest way. There was no judgement from the author about the characters' choices right or wrong. It was a refreshing look at romance and interactions of young people in today's times. Highly enjoyable!"
-Christina, Administration

" With a focus on the resilience found in women. This book flows easily through chapters full of advice on how to maintain and redevelop strategies when facing new transitions, from just getting physically older to deep loss, and in facing adjustments in an ever changing world. Anyone seeking new strategies for dealing with life as one ages will benefit from reading this book. "

-Kate, Adult Services

"Arkady Martine has created a unique Space Station where “Imago” memory chips store the memories and knowledge of ancestors to be passed on to descendants, creating many problems for their new Ambassador to the Empire."

-Kathy, Administration

"I really liked the audio of Jane Harper's book The Lost Man. I heard about this title from one of my favorite podcasts, The NYT Book Review."

-Genie, Adult Services
Do you need help downloading eBooks from the library for your upcoming vacation? Thinking of switching to eAudiobooks for your summer road trip?

If you need help getting started with any of our digital collections and online learning tools, the library offers one-on-one appointments to help get you set up. Genie Contrata, one of our librarians and technology aficionados, sets aside time every week to help patrons navigate the library’s many digital collections, online learning services, and apps. Patrons come away with new skills and resources, but also with the confidence to expand their tech horizons.

To make an appointment with Genie call 914-721-8232.
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: Closed
HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day
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July 2019