Author Talks, Tuskegee Airmen, Children’s Sewing and Jewelery Making, Adult Book Clubs Now Hybrid – Pelham Examiner

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Brittney Mothner

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A profusion of crafts, a multitude of literary talks and much more await you at the library. For our full schedule of upcoming programs, Click here.

Programs with a 💻 icon will be on Zoom and programs with a 🏛 icon will take place at the Library.

Adult and news programs

The winner of the Adult Summer Reading Bingo is Brittney Mothner!

Brittney is now the proud owner of a new Kindle! Congratulations for the excellent work! Brittney says she listened to a lot of audiobooks while driving her son to school. Now that he takes the bus, the summer reading bingo game was a good way to keep reading and to vary the pleasures! She loves Victorian novels and reading Twelfth because of her child – they both needed/wanted a summer camp book! What a good idea!

Let’s Talk Book: First Phone: A Kid’s Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety and Etiquette

Join author Dr. Catherine Pearlman on Zoom for her tips on ensuring kids stay safe, smart and kind online. Dr. Pearlman will explain how and when to monitor children’s phones, how to limit time spent on social media, and why it’s so important to turn off notifications and keep phones out of the bedroom. This event will be a presentation but will allow time for questions. For more information and to register click here.

Thursday, November 3, 7-8:30 p.m. 💻

Crafty Adults: Oak Leaf and Acorn Brooches

We’re excited to bring Crafty Adults back to the library in person with Sara Mallach! This month, we’ll be making oak leaf and acorn brooches. All materials will be provided * This event will take place in person at the library and registration is required. Register early as space and supplies are limited. Click on here to reserve your place.

Monday, November 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 🏛

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military airmen in the United States armed forces, faced discrimination both inside and outside the military. Join us in celebrating Veterans Day and learning more about this group of black men, who proved they could shoot down enemy planes and racial barriers at home. This program will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. Please register here.

Thursday, November 10, 7-8 p.m. 💻

Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: the great masters of American comedy

This zoom presentation by Brian Rose will examine the extraordinary achievements of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, beginning with their work together on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and their creation of 2000 Year Old Man, to their individual achievements as as writers, directors, and performers. For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday, November 17, 7-8 p.m. 💻

Margie McCartney

Author interview with Margie McCartney

The local author will be at the library to read the first chapter of her book, And Then… Networking Lessons from an Extraordinary Life Still in Progress. She will also sell signed copies of the book at a reduced rate. Registration is suggested and can be done here.

Monday, November 28, 7-8 p.m. 🏛

Tibetan sound healing

Tap into the healing power of Tibetan sound healing with instructor Roberta Brown Brugo. This show will take place on Zoom. To learn more about Roberta and to register, please click on here.

Wednesday, November 30, 4-5 p.m. 💻

“I’ll Have What She Has”: The Jewish Deli with the New-York Historical Society

This Zoom presentation explores how Jewish immigrants, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a unique American restaurant and reveals how Jewish delis became a cornerstone of American food culture. For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday, December 1, 7-8 p.m. 💻

Ed Hotchkiss

Station to Station: Ed Hotchkiss Author Talk at the Library

Ed Hotchkiss has spent decades photographing New York City’s subway dwellers. His recently published photography book was made while Ed was residing in Pelham and traveling to New York to work in the financial services industry. Ed is a former Mayor and Administrator of the Village of Pelham. After his lecture at the library, autographed copies will be available for sale. Registration is not compulsory. To learn more, please click here.

Tuesday, December 6, 7-8:30 p.m. 🏛

Virtual Dance Cardio Classes for Adults – Bollywood and Bhangra

Enjoy dance, fitness and fun with energizing Bollywood and Bhangra music! Join us for this multi-part series. This program takes place on Zoom and registration is required. Click on the date below to register.

Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. 💻

Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. 💻

Adult Book Clubs – Now Hybrid!

The After-Dark Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The summer guest by Justin Cronin. After that, get a head start on the January pick. We will meet on Thursday January 5 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss ink weight by Rachel Kadish.

The 2nd-Friday Book Club will meet on Friday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss All rivers by Dorit Rabinyan and Friday, January 13 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Citizens of London: The Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest and finest hours by Lynne Olson.

Both book clubs will be on hiatus for the month of December but will be back in January.

Book clubs currently meet both at the library and on Zoom in a hybrid format. This is subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

To register, email [email protected] For more information on the 2nd Friday Book Club, click here and for the After-Dark Book Club click here.

Free Covid test kits courtesy of Westchester County

Westchester County has provided Pelham Library with free Covid-19 home testing kits to distribute to our community. Residents can pick up kits during library hours while supplies last. Each box contains two nasal swab antigen tests. The United States Food and Drug Administration has extended the expiration date of these kits to January 24, 2023.

News and events for children

So let’s sew!

Our machine sewing classes with Solange Bitol Hansen were super popular! Click on the dates below to learn more about classes and how to register.

Thursday November 3, 5-6.30 p.m.: 6-8 years old 🏛

Thursday, November 10, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: 8 years and over 🏛

Friday, November 11,

Thursday 17 November, 5-6.30 p.m.: 6-8 years old 🏛

Jewelry making with Aribah

Volunteer Aribah Zaidi is back with her popular jewelry making program for kids ages 5 and up! This time we will create some fun fall jewelry. This event will take place in person at the Library, and walk-ins are welcome!

Saturday, November 5, 1-2 p.m. 🏛

Native American Stories of the Northeast with Anne Jennison

Join us for an evening of virtual storytelling with Anne Jennison, a traditional Native American storyteller of European and Abenaki descent. Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Native Americans with stories of Abenak and other native traditions of the Northeastern forests, full of humor, drama and moments of wonder! This program is for ages 4 and up. For more information and to register, click here.

Monday, November 14, 7-8 p.m. 💻

Story time and crafts JLP

This month, the Pelham Junior League will be here at the library to read Wendi Silvano’s Turkey Trouble. They will also show us how to make a turkey craft. This program takes place at the library and registration is recommended. To register, click here.

Wednesday, November 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 🏛

Duct tape wallets

Need something fun to do on your way home from school? Come craft with us at the Library. We’ll make tape wallets the perfect size for your library card. Registration is preferred and can be done here.

Friday, November 25, 3-4 p.m. 🏛

Introducing the author: Mary Kate Boldyrev

Join local teenage author Mary Kate Boldyrev in person at the library for a reading of her first children’s book: A New Yorkie Christmas Just in Time for the Holidays. No registration necessary.

Friday, December 2, 3-4 p.m. 🏛

Outdoor story time

Join us for our popular story time for infants and toddlers outside on our lawn. Storytime is designed to improve early literacy skills and features a variety of children’s books in which all children can see themselves represented… plus we have a lot of fun! Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Storytime will take place outdoors throughout the year, but will be canceled on days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees by 9 a.m. or if it rains. Cancellations will be posted on our website at the top of our homepage. You can also call the library when we open at 10 a.m. to inquire.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 🏛

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