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March 17, 2023


Irish Eyes Are Still Smiling!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Take a literary trip to the Emerald Isle with these works of fiction, and learn more about the history of Ireland with these selections, curated by Beth.

Spring Is In The Kitchen

Are you dreaming of warmer weather? We still have a few weeks to go, but here are some cookbook suggestions to help you imagine the warmer days on the way.

Borrow A Chromebook or Hotspot

New Rochelle residents with a valid NRPL library card can borrow Wi-Fi enabled Chromebooks and Wi-Fi Hotspots. Need help accessing digital resources? Make an appointment here.

Daisy Jones & The Six

Are you enjoying the show on Amazon Prime? If you're looking for more good stories featuring music and musicians, why not try one of these


Exhibit: Three Generations of Art: Beauty in Nature and Form

Elizabeth Huntington Coley Fox (1895-1973) was an artist, school teacher, and resident of New Rochelle from 1928 to 1947.

Opening Sunday, March 19, a retrospective exhibit of three generations of accomplished artists--Elizabeth Coley Fox, along with granddaughter Susan Mitrano and great granddaughter Sarah Mitrano will be on view in the Lumen Winter Gallery, including a display of letters and memorabilia from the personal papers of Elizabeth Coley Fox in the Library’s Archive. Learn more.


Doggie Delights!


Do you love dogs? Do dogs love you? Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 4:00 pm to make a dog treat for the furry friend in your life and one to donate to the pups at New Rochelle ASPCA. You will also get to Meet Cooper, a Mini Golden Doodle for hugs and belly rubs. Ages 5-11. Registration required.

Hosted by Monarch Coopers Corner, a senior living facility in New Rochelle.

Extraordinary Women Film Series: Sisters Rising

Join us on Thursday, March 23, 6:00 pm for Sisters Rising, the story of six Native American women fighting to restore personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against Indigenous women in the United States, Details and registration.

The Zonta Club of New Rochelle, in collaboration with the New Rochelle Public Library presents films featuring extraordinary women and their accomplishments. Discussion and Q & A will follow the screening.

Sit Back and Relax

Join us for a live concert on Saturday, March 25, 1:00 pm with The Kenn Morr Band, an original alternative folk rock group inspired by melody-minded acts such as Gordon Lightfoot, Simon and Garfunkel, Graham Nash, and Jackson Browne. Registration requested.

Local History Presentation: "Elizabeth Huntington Coley Fox: Sparks of Beauty, Shards of God"

On Sunday, March 26, 2:00 pm, New Rochelle Public Library Archivist David Rose will give an illustrated presentation, based on personal papers in the Library’s archives, of Elizabeth Coley Fox. Reception immediately follows. Registration requested


Get Your Taxes Prepared for FREE


Don't wait until the last minute!! AARP Tax-Aide Assistance is available on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 18, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The next date assistance is available is Tuesday, March 21.

Click here for full details. If you are unable to get to NRPL, click here to find other Westchester libraries offering assistance.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation

Our popular Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Angela Taylor continues Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Registration requested.

Mark Your Calendar!

Virtual Author Talk: Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century by Jennifer Homans

Monday, March 27, 7:00 pm

Understanding Pesticide Risks: Protecting Your Health and Your Yard (Virtual)

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm

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

Kids' Corner

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Lucky you! We've got a selection of books as good as gold at the end of the reading rainbow.

Meet Live Owls This Saturday!

This Saturday, March 18, 3:00 pm meet live owls and get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of these common - but seldom seen - local inhabitants! Enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptations. Presented by Volunteers for Wildlife. Ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Capoeira for Kids: Brazilian Martial Arts

Children ages 3 - 11 can learn the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira in our upcoming Saturday classes, March 25 - May 13*. Disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs, children will learn specific offensive and defensive movements and constantly be in motion Space may be limited. First come, first served. 

A culminating performance will take place with both age groups on May 20th at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater.

*10:00 am - 10:45 am, 3 - 5 year olds (Parents/guardians required to stay and participate)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 6-11 year olds

Run Off to The Circus

Step right up! April Vacation Week is just around the corner and circus-themed programs are coming to town. Take a look at what we have planned!

Thank You!

Mini Golf

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation Game On fundraiser on March 10, and the over 500 patrons who came to enjoy mini golf (thanks to the Foundation) on Saturday, March 11.

Teen Scene

Beginner's Ukelele Workshop

Come and learn how to play the ukulele on Monday, March 20. 4:00 - 4:45 pm! Registration required. For tweens and teens in grades 6 - 12. 

College Questions?

For parents and teens! Get one-on-one support from Amy Gonzalez in this drop-in College Coach program on Saturday, March 25, 12:00 -3:00 pm.

Learn information about applying to college, scholarships, financial aid and library resources. Se habla Español. 

In partnership with the Westchester Library System.

In The Community

Kindergarten Registration Assistance

It's time to register for Kindergarten. Get in-person assistance at the Library on Saturday, March 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Learn more here.

Candidate Packages Available at NRPL

The library is holding candidate packets for the following positions:

4 English and 1 Spanish packets for the open Library Trustee positions 

1 English and 1 Spanish packet for the open Board of Education positions

Interested New Rochelle citizens can pick up packets from the Library Administrative offices and submit to the BOE Clerk at City Hall. The election will take place on Tuesday, May 16th.

Tune in Tuesday

The next New Rochelle Public Library On The Air on WVOX-AM 1460 (and airs Tuesday, March 21 at noon. Listeners can join the conversation by calling 914-636-0110 when hosts Haina Just-Michael, Tom Geoffino and special guest, Denise Link, discuss what's coming up at the Library.

To Your Success!

English Conversation Club

Practice conversational English in a relaxed and fun environment. Drop in. Next session is Saturday, March 18, 12:00 pm. Second floor conference room.

In Person, Drop-in, Civics Class

FREE Civics classes meet Saturdays 1:00 pm at the Main Library in the 2nd Floor conference room! Next session takes place Saturday, March 18. Learn the process to become a US citizen. No preregistration required.

Computer Classes

Improve your computer literacy with our FREE small group computer classes. View full schedule of classes here.

Job Search Help and More

Drop by the 2nd floor BTOP room on Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 pm to get assistance from our job coach. She can help with resumes, cover letters, interview prep and more. FREE!

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yoga meets weekly. Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm and Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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