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February 8, 2024

Write Us a Love Letter


February is Library Lover's Month. Come see our "February is Library Lover's Month" wall in the lobby of the Main Library. Let us know what you love about the New Rochelle Public Library. Stop by an information/reference desk, write a note, and we’ll post it on the Library Lover’s wall. Or email your love note to info@nrpl.org and we will post it to the wall for you!

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

A Stitch in Time



The next meeting of the NRPL Knitting Club takes place Friday, February 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Join professional knitter Stephanie Lieberman Paley for a drop in knitting class. Stephanie will be here to guide you through your project. All levels welcome. You must bring your own supplies. Drop in.

Computer Classes


Our Saturday computer classes continue this week with Social Media on Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am. Learn more and register here. (Note: If class is full, you may still come to the library to see if any spots are open the day of the program due to cancellations. )



On Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm, join us for Introducción al Uso de Microsoft Word & Google Docs. Learn more and register here.

Concert: An Afternoon with Amadi and Mikael


In celebration of Black History Month, NRPL and Young Musicians of Westchester present an afternoon concert with Amadi Azikiwe and Mikael Darmanie on Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm. The program will include works by composers David Baker, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Jessie Montgomery and Ludwig van Beethoven. Registration requested.

Free Tax Assistance


Trained AARP volunteer Tax Aide Advisors will provide free tax assistance at the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, through Tuesday, April 11, 2024. The next session is Tuesday, February 13.


First come. First service. No appointments. Learn more here. Libraries throughout Westchester provide tax assistance. If you are unable to come to NRPL on the designated days/hours, you can try another library.

Make a Lotus Flower Lantern


Join us for our next Adult Art Workshop on Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. We'll be making lotus flower lanterns using colored paper and wire frames. (Location: Teen Room)

Jazz Concert: The Ray Blue Ensemble


Experience a mesmerizing evening of jazz performed by The Ray Blue Ensemble on Friday, February 16, 7:00 pm. Ray Blue, a charismatic saxophonist and composer, is a celebrated performer who captures the hearts of minds of his listeners. Registration requested.

NRPL 'True Crime' Film Series: "The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre"


Join us on Saturday, February 17, 12:00 pm for The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. This film provides a straightforward account of the notorious gangland killing and the mob warfare in Chicago of the 1920s, which drew the forces of Al Capone and Bugs Moran to that fateful event. New Rochelle librarian and film historian Chris Poggiali will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. Registration requested.



Gentle Yoga


Join us on Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 pm for our next Gentle Yoga class. Bring your own mat and any props you wish to use for your practice. Registration requested.


Save the Dates

Bokandeye African Dance Performance

Saturday, February 24, 3:30 pm


NRPL Documentary Film Series: Maya Angelou: Reflections of a Blessed Soul

Sunday, February 25, 2:00 pm


Get Ready to Grow Seed Swap

Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 pm


Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm


Travel to the National Parks with Chris McCormack (Virtual)

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm

IN THE STACKS

Isn't It Romantic?


Love is in the air - and in this list of "lovely" fiction books, curated by Beth, and this list of love in non-fiction books,- including poetry, cooking and self help books - curated by Kira.

Touchdown!


Football fans, this is your weekend. Find books about the history of the Superbowl, favorite teams and athlete's in this list curated by David.

Make February A Month of Literary Adventure


The New Rochelle Public Library Reading Challenge encourages you to explore new genres, discover diverse authors, and traverse continents through the pages of captivating books. For February, read a romance or love story starring Asian characters. (Here are some suggestions.) Click here to learn more and get started.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

The Basics of Medicare Coverage Options

Monday, February 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chair Yoga 2023

Chair Yoga

Monday, February 12, 12:30 - 1:30 pm and

Wednesday, February 14

(Note: No classes on Monday 2/19, Wednesday, 2/21 and Monday, 2/26)

Westchester County Dept. of Health: Healthcare Navigator Assistance

Wednesdays, February 14 and 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Women and Money Roundtable

Wednesday, February 14, 1:00 pm

Civics Class for Citizenship

Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm

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

FIND IT ONLINE

Our online resources offer a diverse array of literature, movies, music, and educational tools to elevate and enrich every facet of your life. All you need to access these services need is a New Rochelle Public Library card.

Listen to the 66th Grammy Award Winners


Listen to your favorite musical artist or discover someone new with @hoopladigital's #GRAMMYs collection available with your New Rochelle Public Library Card.

Watch the Ultimate in Premium Streaming Content


The Shelf, available to you with your NRPL Library Card, provides access to music, movies, series, TV channels, performing arts, podcasts, games and more.The Shelf provides access to thousands of movies and series. In Spanish. In English. Hand-picked for you with love. Get started here. Empieza aquí

KIDS' CORNER

Be Mine


Love is in the air and on our shelves with these books, which have a hefty helping of hearts, hugs, kisses and more!


There Be Dragons!


2024 is The Year of the Dragon! Discover the fun of these fierce fire-breathing creatures in our fantastical collection of books!

What's New at HCL?


Be sure to take advantage of the after school programs at Huguenot Children's Library. On Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, kids ages 4 -12 can create a different themed art project under the guidance of the talented student's of the New Rochelle HS National Honor Society. Next Monday, February 12, make origami hearts and flowers!


On Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, kids 3 and up can drop in for Game Day. Get your game on with board games ranging from silly to serious, but all guaranteed to be FUN.


Saturday mornings, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, all ages are invited to drop in to have fun building with LEGOS and DUPLOS. And in the afternoons, drop in for Family Fun Saturdays. Check the HCL Calendar for details and times for all programs.

For Tweens Who Love to Read


Join for snacks, an activity, and to chat about Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu at our next Tween Book Club on Tuesday, February 13, 4:30 pm. Registration required. Register by calling 914-813-3716 or ask at the Desk in the Children’s Room. The first ten registrants will be given a free copy of the book!


Save the date for the next Tween Tuesday on Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 -5:30 pm.

February Vacation Fun


Get excited for February Vacation week (Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 23) at NRPL. We've got Music with Zev, A Story, A Story with Therese Folkes Plair, a concert with Daisy Jopling, a puppet show, crafts, a movie and more! Save the dates for this full week of February fun.


Our Winter/Spring 2024 programs are in full swing. Click here for programs at the Main Library and here for programs at Huguenot Children's Library . We also have a great line up of after school programs. Take a look.



Tutor Homework

Homework Help


Elementary students receive FREE assistance with school assignments and reading practice courtesy of Monroe College student tutors. This is a drop-in program and space may be limited. First come, first served. Click here for the Winter/Spring 2024 Homework Help schedule.

TEEN SCENE

Coming Up in the Teen Room


Stop by the Teen Room on Monday, February 12 to make a 3D printed heart , and on Wednesday, February 14 to make chocolate fondue - always a favorite!



Get Ready for College


NRPL and Girls Inc. are partnering to bring new Saturday programs to the Teen Room. The next program is College and Career Readiness on Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Learn more and register here.


Additional College Prep programs, in partnership with Westchester Library System (WLS) College Coach Amy Gonzalez are coming up as well. On Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm join Amy for College Search Step-by-Step, a workshop designed to help students understand how to identify colleges that are a good fit for their needs and interests. And save the date, Saturday, March 9, 1:00 pm, for College 101 - What You Need to Know and How to Prepare. Learn about letters of recommendations, standardized tests, resumes, financial aid, scholarships and more. (Please click the title of each program to register)

February Break Will Be Here Before You Know It


NRPL is partnering with Westchester Library System (WLS) Career Services to host an in person Teen Resume Writing workshop on Tuesday, February 20, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Learn more and register. The Teen Room is also hosting a Teen CPR class on Saturday, February 24, 10:00 -11:00 am. Learn more and register.


Check out our Teen calendar for a full listing of all Teen events taking place daily, including during February vacation.

OF NOTE

February Closings


The Library will be closed on Sunday, February 18 and Monday, February 19 in observance of President's Day.

Vision Boarding? Collaging?


Looking for magazines for your vision board/art projects? We can help. We have old magazines at the 2nd floor reference desk. Stop by and take what you need, while supplies last.  


NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION

The New Rochelle Public Library is extremely fortunate to have the support of The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. These volunteer led and run organizations raise funds to keep the Library vibrant, up to date and relevant in meeting the needs of the community. ,

Cocktails and Conversation


What can we learn from the cascading crises of 2020? The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation brings influential NYU professor Eric Klinenberg back to discuss his newest book, 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed at the next Cocktails and Conversation on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Alvins and Friends Restaurant. Learn more and register.

The Guardian Gala


Save the Date! The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation's Guardian Gala will take place the evening of Thursday, May 9, Join for a celebratory evening including cocktails, dinner, music and silent auction to raise vital funding that will augment the NRPL’s ability to serve our diverse community. Learn more here.



The Friends Bookstore


The Friends Bookstore is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Stop by and see what bargains you can find among their extensive collection of best sellers, children's books, gift-quality books, cookbooks and more. Learn more about the Friends here.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Black History Month Community Celebration


The Westchester Alliance of Back School Educators (WABSE) presents their 12th Annual event “Commemorating Brown v. Board of Education, the 70th Anniversary of School Desegregation"! on Saturday, February 10, 3:00 - 7:00 pm at New Rochelle High School. Learn more here.


Managing Your Career in Changing Times


Westchester Library System's popular seminar "Managing Your Career in Changing Times" begins Tuesday, February 27, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. This virtual program provides career strategies for individuals to build self-awareness to clarify your career direction, explore career alternatives, learn about the latest job search trends, including resumes, interviewing and LinkedIn. Space is limited. Learn more and register here.


Facilitated by a Professional Career Coach, this 6 week seminar meets virtually once a week for 90 minutes.

NRPD Citizen Police Academy


Applications for the The New Rochelle Police Department's Citizen Police Academy are now open. The Citizen Police Academy is designed to strengthen the partnership between the New Rochelle Police Department and the community they serve. Citizens of our community will be introduced to the law enforcement and the criminal justice system in this comprehensive 10-week, interactive program, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, March 13 - May 15. Learn more and apply here.

Seeking NY Volunteer Child Advocates


The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children. Currently, the NY office needs bilingual volunteers to conduct weekly in person visits for one-hour at a facility in NY. The next training is March 3 and 4. Learn more here.


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The next New Rochelle Public Library eblast will be published on February 22.

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