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January 19, 2023


New In Our Catalog

Looking for your next great read? Learn about the hottest new books in our catalog by visiting our website. At the top of the home page, you will find several categories of books, including fiction best sellers, new nonfiction and children's picture books. (There are others. Visit our website to see the all the categories.) Click on the image and you will see a full list of new books in the library's collection.

You can also come into the library and peruse new books on the first floor. And you can ALWAYS speak to a librarian for recommendations. Let us know what you are looking forward to reading next.

Brown Bag Book Club

The next book discussion takes place on Wednesday, February 21, 12:00 pm. The group will be reading "The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes" by Bryan Burrough.

All are welcome to drop in for this librarian-led book discussion. Bring a lite lunch. Newcomers welcome. A supply of the book is available to borrow from the first floor hold shelf.


Bokandeye African Dance Workshop

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a 6 -week African Dance workshop led by professionals from Bokandeye African Dance Troupe. The workshop runs Saturdays, January 21 - February 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The program culminates with a performance on February 25, 3:30 pm. Participants will learn basic traditional West African dance movements, some which date back to the 13th century Old Mali Empire. Appropriate for children ages 4 and up, teens and adults. Registration requested.

Participants are encouraged, but not required to attend all 6 sessions.

Calling All Theater Lovers

The Supporting Characters, a group of award-winning local writers, actors and directors who develop new works for stage and screen, will be presenting a staged reading of original plays on Sunday, January 22, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Registration requested

The Ins and Outs of Selling on eBay (Virtual)

Millions of people earn a part-time or full-time income on EBAY and you could, too. In this virtual program on Thursday, January 26, 7:00 pm, learn from an EBAY PowerSeller how to sell successfully--from start to finish. Register here.

Breaking Color Barriers (Virtual)

In this virtual presentation on Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 pm, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier, author Ted Reinstein tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball. Registration required. (The link for the program will be sent to you on January 30.)

Free Tax Assistance

NRPL is pleased to partner with AARP Tax-Aide once again to provide free tax help to the New Rochelle community, Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 2 through April 18, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Walk ins only; no appointments. First come, first served. Everyone MUST wear a face mask while waiting to be served and when meeting with a tax aide.

Click here for full details on how to get free tax assistance at the Library!

Looking Ahead...

Box of Hearts Pop Up Cards: Join us for our next adult art workshop on Friday, February 3, 10:00 - 11:15 am.

Chamber Music Concert: Join us for the kickoff of our Sunday afternoon concert series on Sunday, February 5, 2:00 - 3:15 pm with a chamber concert with Mikael Darmanie and Robyn Qinnett.

In Case You Missed It...

If you missed last weekend's program, Discovering Your African American Heritage by Building a Family Tree, you can view it here.

Kids' Corner


Start the Year of the Rabbit off right with this ear-resistible selection of books that will have you jumping for joy! 

BIRD CAFE at HCL This Saturday

Celebrate our feathered friends this Saturday, Januar 21, 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Huguenot Children's Library. Dress for a mess and get ready to make a bird feeder our of recycled and natural materials. Drop in!

Homework Help Is Back

Tutor Homework

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 here for full schedule.

Regularly Scheduled Kids Programs Return Next Week!

HCL Art Club

Our winter/spring children's programs begin next week! Check out our schedule at the Main branch here and Huguenot Children's Library here.

Children's Acting Workshop

Have you always thought your child was meant for the stage or for the movies? In this workshop, Saturdays, January 21, 28 and February 4, 9:30 - 11:00 am, teachers from the Sandbox Theatre will offer instruction on the basics of performing - from projecting your voice, to developing a character, and even learning all about improvisation. No experience necessary! Ages 7 - 11 years.

Join for any or all sessions of this 3 week program Space is limited. Register here.

Teen Scene

There is something happening in our teen room almost every day of the week. From video gaming, to arts & crafts, VR, board games and more, there is something for every interest. Next week, celebrate the lunar new year by printing a 3D rabbit and decorating a paper lantern. Check out what's happening here.

New! Tutoring for Teens by Teens

Teens can receive assistance on school assignments from their peers. Available Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, first come, first served. Find dates, times and details here.

Beginners Ukulele Workshop

Come and learn how to play the ukulele! For tweens and teens, grades 6-12. The first session takes place Monday, January 30, 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Details and registration required here.

NRPL Calendar


For a full listing of all NRPL events, visit our online calendar. Use the filter function to narrow down our offerings and view by age group and program type. You can also look at events by day, week, month, or upcoming (Be sure to reset to get back to the full listing of event.) 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know about upcoming programs, events, library services and more. 

Vote NRPL and Huguenot Children's Library Best of Westchester 2023

First round voting ends tomorrow (1/20) so please take a minute now to vote in Best of Westchester's (BoW) Annual Poll for Best Library and Best Children's Library. Spread the word and get your friends and family to vote too! Visit the full poll here.

FREE Prep for the SAT and ACT! can help you on your path to college. Thinking about the SAT or ACT? Be sure to check out the powerful new resource, SAT/ACT Essentials, at SAT/ACT Essentials - powered by the world leader in test prep, The Princeton Review - will give you the edge you need to reach your target score

Comics Plus

Get unlimited, access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga. Log in with your library card to start reading!

English Conversation Club

Our English Conversation Club continues on Tuesday, January 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm to practice conversational English in a relaxed and fun environment. Drop in. Second floor conference room. For more information, call 914-813-3733 or email

In Person, Drop-in, Civics Class

Our FREE Civics classes are now taking place in person, on Saturdays at 1:00 pm at the Main Library in the 2nd Floor conference room! Learn the process to become a US citizen. January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25.

No preregistration is required. Drop in for any or all sessions. Questions? Call 914-813-3703

Computer Classes

Improve your computer literacy with our FREE small group computer classes. Coming up -Digital Safety on 1/21; Introduccion al Uso de Microsoft Word on 23 de Enero; Social Media 101 on 1/25; Computer Basics: Email on 1/26; and . View full set of classes here.

Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate.

Westchester Breathes

Join us for the final session of our Westchester Breathes virtual program on Friday, 1/20/23 at 9:00 am. Join here.

Jump Start Your Career

Jump start your career and enhance your job search strategies with the following workshop from Westchester Library System, available to you for FREE!

"Managing Your Career in Changing Times", a virtual seminar, meeting once a week for 90 minutes over six consecutive weeks, Tuesdays, January 31- March 7.

Job Search Help

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!

In The Community

Today, many people may not have an obvious choice for a “fiduciary” or someone to take care of their affairs if they are not able. Join this webinar on Wednesday, January 25, 10:00 am where professionals will explain the roles of people who fill such roles as the executor of a Will, Trustee, or Agent and review the options and considerations in choosing a representative.  Register here.

The NYS Library Needs Your Input on DEI Initiatives

The survey responses received will guide the development of a toolkit that will help museums, libraries, archives, and more create policies and practices in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Thank you!

MetroCard Van Schedule

The MetroCard van will be near the Library on 1/23, 2/13 and 3/20. Click here for location details and the full County schedule.

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