November 2018 Library News
What's Happening at the Library?
E.P.L. Kids Win 2018 Westchester Battle of the Books!
The Eastchester Library Warriors , coached by Children's Librarian Jonathan Heifetz were crowned champions of the Grades 4-6 Children’s bracket at the 5th Annual Westchester Library System Battle of the Books on Saturday, October 20th. Our team was first among 17 teams, and won all six matches before defeating Briarcliff in the finals.  Over 300 young people representing 23 public libraries from across Westchester participated in the fast-paced trivia competition in which teams are quizzed on five chosen books.

 The winning team members included: Cacie Beades, Will Conway, Charlotte Foley, Nora Foley, Brian LaMons, Max Lin, Justin Mylenski, Victoria Ricotta, Cayden Son, James Song and Mila Sulkowski. The 11 members earned their place on the team after demonstrating their knowledge, teamwork and commitment to attending practices.

The Eastchester Public Library also competed in the teen category. Teen Librarian, Amelia Buccarelli coached the Books Strike Back team. Participants included Claire Colasuonno, Naomi Dube, Aaliyah Han, Julia Higgins, Kelly Hyland, Ava Renzo, Sofia Renzo, Chloe Son and Minju Sung. 

The Eastchester Public Library has participated in the Battle of the Books event since its creation five years ago. Julia Higgins and Sofia Renzo have been to all five Battles!

Congratulations, Champions!
And the Winner of The Great Eastchester Read is.......

In September and October, the community of Eastchester was encouraged to vote for their favorite book as featured by PBS's Great American Read Program. Our town responded enthusiatically! Over 1,000 people voted in 10 ballot boxes placed at Town Hall, town senior centers, local schools and, of course, the library. " To Kill a Mockingbird ", by Harper Lee was the winner for both The Great American Read and The Great Eastchester Read. Locally, " Gone with the Wind ", by Margaret Mitchell and the " Harry Potter Series ", by J.K Rowling came in second and third in Eastchester respectively. In the Eastchester children's category the winners were " Click, Clack, Moo ", by Doreen Cronin and the " Harry Potter Series ". Please click here to read a wonderful article from the PBS website about The Great Eastchester Read . Thank you to all who participated!
Cup O' Joe Corner at the Library!

The library now offers coffee, tea and hot chocolate for sale in the adult section of the library. Pods are available at the Circulation Desk for $2.00 each. Come in, enjoy a book and warm up during the cold winter months! Proceeds benefit the library.
Thank You to Eastchester 5K!

We greatly appreciate all who came out and supported the library by participating in the 2018 Eastchester 5K. EPL is one of the beneficiaries of the race, and $7,500 has been donated to the Friends of the Library. Thanks to Eastchester 5K and the Friends, we are upgrading our auditorium's AV system and our Children's Room furniture!
Friends of EPL Annual Tag Sale November 2-5

The Friends of the Library's Tag Sale is right around the corner! Come in and shop for toys, games, puzzles, household items and much much more! Click here for more information. Sale hours are Friday and Saturday (Nov. 2 & 3) 9:30-4:30 pm, Sunday (Nov. 4) 1:30-4:30 pm and Monday (Nov. 5) 9:30-2:00 pm. All proceeds benefit the library!
Upcycle: Creativity Thrives at the Library

Our Upcycle series of free programs for children, teens and adults continues this Fall. See our flyer for more information! Our November programs include Cereal Box Stick Puppets for children, a Recycled Book Turkey for teens and a Family Accordian Memento Book for teens and adults.
Sundays Afternoons in November

Looking for a way to spend your Sundays as the weather gets colder? Join us for our Sunday afternoon programming featuring lecture series, and feature films, and musical programs including a special performance by the "Cabaret Couple," Paul and Rochelle Chamblin. Please see our website for dates and times.
Adult Programming Continues this Fall

Looking to try something different? Interested in meeting new people in the community? Why not checkout one of our ongoing Adult programs? We offer something for everyone: adult book clubs, computer and yoga classes, Friday afternoon film series and a variety of Sunday programs. Please see our website for more information.
Musical Adventure at the Library for Kids

Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 pm for a Musical Adventure at the Library for children ages 2-5 years in conjuction with Concordia Conservatory. We will share three stories celebrating Fall accompanied by local cellist Chungsun Kim. Please see our website for registration information.
Saturday Morning Parent-Child Yoga

Our 30 minute parent-child yoga program for ages 3-6 years presented by Budding Buddhas will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 am. Registration is required. Sign up now as space is limited!
Children's Early Literacy Programs

Due to popular demand, we have added a Toddler Story Time on most Thursday mornings at 11 am for ages 2 and 3. Our Baby Lap Time at 10 am will now be geared for ages 6 to 23 months.

We still continue our regular children's programs, including K -2 Book Club (now offered on two different days), Mock Caldecott Program, and our Graphic Novel Book Club! Please see our website for more information.
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