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* NEW* ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

 

For the first time ever we are having an Adult Summer Reading Program. Activities include a book discussion (James Donovan's "Shoot for the Moon"), wine & cheese wrap party and a Grand Prize lottery for those who complete the activity-based “Bingo Board.” The Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate to Books on the Common.
 
The Bingo Board and instructions are available at the circulation desk. To be entered in the lottery, adults must complete one row of squares on the Bingo Board. Each square has a required reading category - eg a book set in NY, a memoir, a book about space. You can read any book you like that fits the category for a square, but to help you out we have lists of suggested books for each category. The lists can be picked up with the Bingo Boards.
 
If you complete one row you can try for another and an additional entry in the lottery! All Boards must be handed in by August 22.

 

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Please register for all programs via the links below or by calling the library at 875-9004. There will be no confirmation sent for online registration, unless more information is needed.

 

Educational & Instructional Seminars:   

 

 

ADULT PAINTING NIGHT - This program is full. Please call the Library if you'd like to be put on the wait list.

Friday, July 19, 7:00 pm

Unleash your inner artist! South Salem artist and art teacher Sam Kanner will guide the class in painting a unique summer scene on canvas. No experience necessary.

 

SHOOT FOR THE MOON BOOK DISCUSSION  Register Here

Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm *Note Date Change*

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon, we're holding a special summer nonfiction book discussion. We’ll be discussing the new book Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. Copies of the book are available now at the circulation desk.

 

HOW TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN  Register Here

Saturday, August 3, 11:00 am

Learn simple everyday steps you can take to maintain comprehension and concentration to keep your brain healthy, happy and functioning well - to stay vital and sharp for a long time!

 

SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY STRATEGIES  Register Here

Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 pm

Claiming strategies for baby boomers. When should I apply, how much can I expect to receive, is it enough to live on in retirement? Get the answers to these questions and more.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP  Register Here

Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm

As summer vacation winds down, it's time to get ready for the new school year. Make sure your family is prepared with essential oils to ward off germs, reduce stress and help with mental focus.

 

ADULT SUMMER READING PARTY  Register Here

Thursday, August 22, 7:00 pm

Why should the kids have all the parties? Adults who participated in our Summer Reading Program are invited to a wine and cheese party to chat about the books you read this summer and enter a lottery for a gift card to Books on the Common.

 

CUT PAPER COLLAGE CRAFT  Register Here

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 pm

Looking for a unique birthday, new baby or housewarming gift? Mount a colorful cut paper collage as a striking backdrop for a simple themed silhouette.

 

DEFENSIVE DRIVING PROGRAM

Saturday, September 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $45/$35 for Seniors

The Defensive Driving Insurance Reduction Program is a 6-hour course consisting of a series of films and discussions about driving attitudes and behaviors. It is designed for licensed drivers, but those with permits may attend. Completion of the course results in a ten percent liability insurance discount to the principal operator as well as a maximum of four points off the driver's violation record. Please register at the Library after June 1. Payment is required at time of registration - cash or a check made out to John Coxen.

 

 

FACT OR FAKE? Register Here

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 pm

Exploring the role of the media in politics. The League of Women Voters of Westchester presents a civics workshop about the role of the media in today's political environment and how technology has influenced political change like never before. Learn how to spot media biases and fake news and different ways to access unbiased news. 

 

J.R. ZUCKERBERG AUTHOR VISIT  Register Here

Being Rescheduled TBD

For teens and adults. John Jay alum J.R. Zuckerberg, co-author of A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities, will be joining us for a special discussion of the book, its awesome illustrations and theme of acceptance. Afterwards, we’ll do an interactive art-making activity!

 

 

Technology Classes: 

 

 

IPAD/IPHONE TIPS & TRICKS  Register Here

Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 pm OR

Wednesday, August 21, 2:00 pm
Have a new device? Come hear about the latest tips, tricks and apps available for the iPhone & iPad.


Downloading Digital READS Register Here
Thursday, July 11, 2:00 pm
Learn how to download audiobooks or eBooks - FREE from your Library! Depending on your device, you must know your Apple ID, Amazon ID or Google Playstore ID and password.

 

Android tips & Tricks Register Here
Thursday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Want to know how to get the most from your Android device? Bring your device and your Google Playstore ID and password.

 

WHAT IS THE CLOUD? Register Here

Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am

Cloud Computing: what it is & how it works. Learn the benefits and drawbacks and how we can use it to our advantage.

 

 

Download Books & More and Other Technical Assistance

Individual appointments and coaching are available to get you started on using the Library's downloadable digital media and streaming services and to answer other basic technology questions. Please contact the Library for an appointment.

 

 

Films & Recurring Programs:

 

BROWN BAG FILM SERIES   Register Here

First & Third Tuesdays of the Month, 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch and enjoy new film releases, documentaries and classics you may have missed.

 

July 16 - On the Basis of Sex

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

 

August 6 - The Best of Enemies

Set in Durham, NC in 1971, this film is based on the true story of the unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and the local Ku Klux Klan leader. They reluctantly co-chaired a community summit on the desegregation of schools. Starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.

 

August 20 - Apollo 13

We wrap up our "Universe of Stories" summer theme with a showing of the Oscar-nominated film Apollo 13, a 1995 American space docudrama directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, when tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts' survival and their safe return to Earth.

 

 

Evening Film Series  Register Here
Tuesday or Friday Evenings, 7:00 pm

 

Friday, August 16 - Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the three-day music festival that was a pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement. The Academy Award-winning documentary captures the great performers of that time period and interviews with concert-goers and organizers.

 

 

STITCH TOGETHER
Meets: Weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm
             Monthly on third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm

This casual gathering of those who knit/crochet has two sessions to accommodate member schedules. Daytime group meets weekly on Fridays and the evening group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a project you are working on.

 

Book Groups:

 

Lewisboro Library Book Group

The Lewisboro Library Book Group usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The group does not meet in August or December. The book selection for July 24 is Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey. Books are available through the Westchester Library System. New members are always welcome in this adult, co-ed book group. For more information contact Myrna or Steve Shomstein at 533-2550.

 

Senior Book Group at South Salem Firehouse

This book group meets during the Lewisboro Senior Adults meeting at the South Salem Firehouse on the third Wednesday (usually) of each month at 11 am. The book selection for July 17 is The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See. The Library will provide copies of the book to all participants. Large print copies and CD audio books are also available upon request. All seniors are welcome to participate. Please contact the library if you need a copy of the book.

 

 

 

 

 

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