October 23, 2019

Winter is Coming!

Just in time for the cold weather, we’re launching a new streaming service: Acorn TV. Acorn is best known for their TV and film offerings from the United Kingdom, but they also host content from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain. You’ll find cozy mystery series like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the droll Doc Martin, the hard-boiled London Kills, the classic Vera, and the popular Midsomer Murders, among others.

Twenty-five degrees and three inches of snow? No problem. Just provide a couch, a dog or cat (or both), a pot of tea, plenty of flannel, and binge to your heart’s content.

Visit our website here for instructions on how to access Acorn TV.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Aging in Place:
The Constitution and Impeachment

Join Aging in Place for this special talk with a local law professor. Bennett Gershman, Professor of Constitutional Law at Pace University, will speak on Friday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m.  about what the Constitution says about impeachment. He will discuss the legal issues and the decision making process.

Zombarbies Craft for Teens

In this special Halloween edition of Which Craft? Wednesday on October 30th at 4:00 p.m., teens can turn a Barbie doll into a zombie of their own design. For students in grades 6 and up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Slow Reading Discussion

Library users may wonder about one of our newest reading groups: Slow Reading. “Slow reading describes my practice of looking at a text very closely in order to appreciate nuances of language and hence of meaning,” says Ellen Lambert, author (The Face of Love: Feminism and the Beauty Question) and White Plains resident, who holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University. “In our discussions of short fiction, we often read particular passages out loud. We then examine them in detail and consider how they relate to the story's larger structure. It’s also a way of honoring the beauty of a particular author’s writing.”

For a full schedule, including next week's session, please visit our website.

Open Media Lab for Teens

Teens can now explore the various technologies available to them in the Edge Media Lab Every Monday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. In this self-directed program, teens can use selected technology. For more information, contact the Edge at (914) 422-1480.

September LibraryReads

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Left: Peek-a-boo at the library garden! Photo by Valerie M.V.

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