Monthly Archives February 2021

Reads Revisited

Reads Revisited is a blog series where Trove and Edge Librarians revisit some of their favorite childhood stories. In today's column, Trove Librarian Raquel Cavalcanti revisits From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (OverDrive; Library Catalog) by E. L. Konigsberg. Originally published in 1967, the story of the adventures of Claudia and Jamie was already a bit dated when I read it as a geeky art-loving child. It reads now, quite clearly as historical fiction, but I still greatly enjoyed hearing the audiobook of the story of the two young protagonists running away to hide out at the
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Black History Month Events

This February we're celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events for all ages. Below is a chronological list of events and various resources and reading lists. To see a full list of our February events, please check our online calendar. Through February 28th Film Screening: Black Ballerina Black Ballerina is a story of passion, opportunity, heartbreak and triumph of the human spirit. Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, it tells the stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Sixty years ago, while pursuing their dreams of careers in
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Categories: Library News.

School Break Week Events

The Library has a lot of great events planned during the school break week, February 16-20! Note: for events taking place within Zoom, a free registered Zoom account is required to access the Library’s youth programs. Get a Zoom account here. Satchel Paige & Negro League Baseball Saturday, February 13 – Saturday, February 20 Children, families, ages 3-12 Join Tommy Terrific all week long for a pre-recorded historical magic show about Satchel Paige and Negro League baseball. More information about the show and how to watch it here. Space: the Cosmos for Kids Dance Party Tuesday, February 16 at 11:00
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Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson. I just love how time travel opens up possibilities for zany storytelling, but also some exploration of deeper ideas, such as cause and effect and the consequences of actions. Oh No! Not Again! (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or at Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Dan Santat Library Catalog Sequel
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Announcing Tiny Tales

The Trove is excited to announce a new “bite-sized” early literacy video series called Tiny Tales. Trove Librarians will be recording and sharing short stories, songs, rhymes and more. Take a quick early literacy break, or watch a few in a row for a longer storytime! New videos will be released each Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube and the Library’s social media starting next week, but you can view the first two which are available now! Tiny Tales: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with Ms. Ashley Tiny Tales: The Three Little Pigs with Mr. Josh Tiny Tales
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Board Meeting Documents for February 10th, 2021

Approved Library Annual Board Meeting Minutes – 06-09-21 Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes – 02-10-21 Combined-Agenda-02-10-21 02-10-21 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 01-13-21 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #1a – 01-27-21 Special Library Board Meeting Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – January 2021 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 6 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – January 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – January 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – January 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – January 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Digital
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Slow Reading: Winter/Spring 2021

The Slow Reading book group, led by Ellen Lambert, fosters close, attentive reading and discussion of great works of literature–both short stories and novels. This winter and spring, the group will continue to explore the richness and variety of the African-American literary tradition. Ellen has a Ph.D. from Yale in English and taught high-school English at The Dalton School for over 25 years. Feel free to contact Ellen at ellenzlambert@gmail.com or 914-582-4050 with any questions. January 11th and 25th January selections are from Edward P. Jones's luminous first collection of stories, Lost in the City (1992). “The Girl Who Raised
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